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message 1: by T.J. (last edited Mar 19, 2016 01:25PM) (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Hi Team P! Let's play some Scrabble! :D

E.C.
Siobhan
Mickey
TJ
Idil
Sofi

Team Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...
Team Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Main Challenge Thread: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/....

Tiles Left:
A ×9, B ×2, C ×1, D ×3, E ×12, descriptionF ×0, 
G ×2, H ×1 , I ×9, descriptionJ ×0, descriptionK ×0, L ×3, M ×2,
N ×6, O ×8, P ×1, Q ×1, R ×6, S ×4, T ×5,
U ×4, V ×2, W ×2, X ×1, Y ×2, Z ×1, blank ×2



message 2: by T.J. (last edited Feb 22, 2016 06:47AM) (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Letter Frequency:
A ×9, B ×2, C ×2, D ×4, E ×12, F ×2, 
G ×3, H ×2, I ×9, J ×1, K ×1, L ×4, M ×2,
N ×6, O ×8, P ×2, Q ×1, R ×6, S ×4, T ×6,
U ×4, V ×2, W ×2, X ×1, Y ×2, Z ×1, blank ×2

Points Per Letter:
(1 point)-A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, R.
(2 points)-D, G.
(3 points)-B, C, M, P.
(4 points)-F, H, V, W, Y.
(5 points)-K.
(8 points)- J, X.
(10 points)-Q, Z.

Challenge rules:
* Each letter has its own points score (as above).
* Each letter can only be used as many times as it appears on a scrabble board (as above)
* Blanks are freebies, and can be used for any letter, they will be awarded 1 point each.
* If a team manages to complete all 100 tiles, they may start the board for a second time.
* Books must be read between the 1st of March to the 31st of March inclusive.
* Books must be over 100 pages long, without illustrations. (150 pages minimum for middle-grade books, 300 pages minimum for poetry or books written in verse.)
* Please check with us about re-reads before reading.
* Our regular challenge rules can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
* You can use other editions which have other titles, but only if the title is written using english letters, editions which are written in greek letters or arabic etc. won't count.

Points:
* Points will be awarded based on the letter used (as above)
* Buddy reads (which take place within our group) will gain the team 1 bonus point for books under 450 pages, and 2 bonus points for books 450 pages or longer.
* There will be no individual rankings in this game as not everyone will be able to use the higher value letters.



message 3: by T.J. (last edited Mar 01, 2016 07:56AM) (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Books To Read

A – (1 point, ×9) – Id All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder So An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
B – (3 points, ×2) –
descriptionC – (3 points, ×2) – TJ Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Mi Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris
Carry On Buddy Read: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
descriptionD – (2 points, ×4) – TJ Dawn of Rebellion (Dawn of Rebellion, #1) by Michelle Lynn EC Dead Girls Don't by Mags Storey So Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Mi Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris
Dawn of Rebellion Group R2R: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Daughter of Smoke & Bone Buddy Read: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Sookie Stackhouse Series Read-Along: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
E – (1 point, ×12) –
F – (4 points, ×2) – TJ Flawed (Flawed, #1) by Cecelia Ahern
Flawed Buddy Read: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
G – (2 points, ×3) – TJ The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1) by Heidi Heilig
The Girl from Everywhere Buddy Read:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
descriptionH – (4 points, ×2) – Id Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs EC Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins
I – (1 point, ×9) – TJ Immurement (The Undergrounders, #1) by Norma Hinkens
Immurement Buddy Read: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
descriptionJ – (8 points, ×1) – TJ Jamyria The Entering (Jamyria, #1) by Madeline Meekins
Jamyria Group R2R: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
descriptionK – (5 points, ×1) – TJ Keeper (The Morphid Chronicles, #1) by Ingrid Seymour
Keeper Group R2R: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
L – (1 point, ×4) – So Looking for Alaska by John Green Mi Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) by Charlaine Harris
descriptionM – (3 points, ×2) – TJ Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet by H.P. Wood Idil Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet Buddy Read: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
N – (1 point, ×6) –
O – (1 point, ×8) –
P – (3 points, ×2) – TJ The Pirate's Challenge (Displacers, #1) by Simon Brading So Pídeme lo que quieras (Pídeme lo que quieras, #1) by Megan Maxwell
The Pirate Challenge Group R2R: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Q – (10 points, ×1) –
R – (1 point, ×6) – Id Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard
S – (1 point, ×4) – Id Shadow Scale (Seraphina, #2) by Rachel Hartman EC Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer
The Lunar Chronicles Series Read-Along: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
T – (1 point, ×6) – So The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan So The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan So The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3) by James Dashner Mi The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan
The Maze Runner Series Read-Along: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
U – (1 point, ×4) – EC Uninvited (Uninvited, #1) by Sophie Jordan
V – (4 points, ×2) – EC Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
descriptionW– (4 points, ×2) – Id Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer Id We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
The Lunar Chronicles Series Read-Along: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
We Were Liars Buddy Read: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
X – (8 points, ×1) –
Y – (4 points, ×2) –
Z – (10 points, ×1) –
Blank ×2 –

Extras:
Mi Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) by Charlaine Harris Mi Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5) by Charlaine Harris

Shatter Me Series Read-Along: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 4: by T.J. (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Please check in and tell us what books you would like to read this month. :D


message 5: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments TJ wrote: "Please check in and tell us what books you would like to read this month. :D"

here!


message 6: by T.J. (last edited Feb 22, 2016 07:14AM) (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Mickey wrote: "here!"

Yay, Mickey! :D
(my bff jff! ;) )


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E. C. McRoy (ecmcroy) | 127 comments here :)


message 8: by Sofi (new)

Sofi Mascaró (toffiladyreader) | 162 comments Right here!! Can't wait to play!! :)


message 9: by T.J. (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Welcome, E. C. and Sofi!


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Hey there! :)


message 11: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 22, 2016 05:50PM) (new)

Here are the books I've been planning on reading:
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer (w = 4 points)
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs (h = 4 points)
Shadow Scale (Seraphina, #2) by Rachel Hartman (s = 1 point)
All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder (a = 1 point)
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard (r = 1 point)
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (w = 4 points)


message 12: by E. C. (new)

E. C. McRoy (ecmcroy) | 127 comments I would like to do these books, not really sure how many to pick, but these have been on my list for a bit. :)

Dead Girls Don't (d)
Scarlet (s)
Vanishing Girls (v)
Uninvited (u)
Hex Hall (h)


message 13: by Sofi (new)

Sofi Mascaró (toffiladyreader) | 162 comments Okey, so here are mine:
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor (2 points)
Looking for Alaska by John Green (1 point)
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (1 point)
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan (3 points)
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan (1 point)
Pídeme lo que quieras (Pídeme lo que quieras, #1) by Megan Maxwell (3 points)
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3) by James Dashner (2 points)
or at least I will try :P


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

E. C. wrote: "I would like to do these books, not really sure how many to pick, but these have been on my list for a bit. :)

Dead Girls Don't (d)
Scarlet (s)
[book:Vanishing Girl..."


I loved Scarlet and Hex Hall, hope you enjoy them as much as I did!! :)


message 15: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 22, 2016 06:10PM) (new)

I made a spreadsheet so it's easier to keep track of our books... If it's confusing, you don't have to use it, I just wanted to have everything organised before we start :)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...


message 16: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Quinlan | 2081 comments hey all :) is there any particular letters you want me to try do?


message 17: by Sofi (new)

Sofi Mascaró (toffiladyreader) | 162 comments siobhan wrote: "hey all :) is there any particular letters you want me to try do?"

I don't think so, maybe because we are in fun team we can read whatever we like, I don't know what the rest of the group might think :P


message 18: by T.J. (last edited Feb 23, 2016 06:18AM) (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Hi Team!

I added your books to the master list at the top. We can move the "the," "an," and "a" books around as need be. If you have a buddy read, I can add that to the list. I think half the fun of having teams is to buddy read. If I see that someone is reading something I want to read, I might jump in!

Thanks for making a spreadsheet, Idil! It makes sense that everyone be able to edit. I can't open it, though. Do I have to be invited? I was able to open another team's spreadsheet (without logging into Google -- that would be my preference. I don't like Google tracking). Maybe you can change the settings? See spreadsheet below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...

I agree with Sofi. I think everyone should just read whatever s/he wants and we see what we get in the end. The list at the top and/or the spreadsheet can just be a guide when picking what to read. :D


message 19: by E. C. (new)

E. C. McRoy (ecmcroy) | 127 comments Idil, me too! Cinder was so good that I'm dying to read the rest and just got ahold of Scarlet (my favorite fairytale in the first place!). And Hex Hall has been on my to read list for a while. Red Queen, too, but I saw that you were reading already and didn't want to step on your toes lol :)


message 20: by Michaela (last edited Feb 23, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments Hi guys! Sofi, are you planning on reading The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5) by James Dashner after tThe Death Cure bc if so I can read it with you..?

I am not sure what I am reading yet but I'll just list the books on my TBR shelf I own at the moment:
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare
The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan /90% sure reading this one/
Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) by Tahereh Mafi
Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3) by Tahereh Mafi
The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5) by James Dashner
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven ( I should ask for a reread if needed)
The Mephisto Covenant The Redemption of Ajax (The Mephisto Covenant, #1) by Trinity Faegen
The Mephisto Kiss (The Mephisto Covenant #2) by Trinity Faegen
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Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) by Charlaine Harris
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris /90% sure reading these/
Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) by Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5) by Charlaine Harris
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The Calling (Endgame, #1) by James Frey
Torn (Trylle, #2) by Amanda Hocking
Ascend (Trylle, #3) by Amanda Hocking
Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie ( I should ask for a reread if needed)
Sizzle (Buchanan-Renard, #8) by Julie Garwood
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly /90% sure reading this one/

TJ (jff bff :D) can you put some markings in front of each letter if the spots for it are filled so we can know which books to prioritize? :)


message 21: by Sofi (new)

Sofi Mascaró (toffiladyreader) | 162 comments Mickey wrote: "Hi guys! Sofi, are you planning on reading The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5) by James Dashner after tThe Death Cure bc if so I can read it with you..?

I am not sure what I am reading yet but I'll just list the b..."


Hey Mickey, I don't have the book so I don't think I will read it later, but I can join you for a reread with Crossed :)


message 22: by T.J. (last edited Feb 23, 2016 10:54AM) (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Mickey wrote: "TJ (jff bff :D) can you put some markings in front of each letter if the spots for it are filled so we can know which books to prioritize? :) "

You mean like a little purple check? :D
description
Done.

Was anyone able to open up Idil's spreadsheet?


message 23: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments TJ wrote: "Mickey wrote: "TJ (jff bff :D) can you put some markings in front of each letter if the spots for it are filled so we can know which books to prioritize? :) "

You mean like a little purple check? ..."


I didn't even know that existed :D but yeah that's what I meant :D
And no, I can not open it..


message 24: by T.J. (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Mickey wrote: "I am not sure what I am reading yet but I'll just list the books on my TBR shelf I own at the moment:"

I'll add yours once you've prioritized, Mickey. Why don't you give me your "for sures" first. Was that the middle section of your list?


message 25: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments Well, I am almost sure that I am reading The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan and Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris but I don't know anything more. I most probably will finish the other four books from True Blood but I don't know if I am going to like the first and keep reading them. I'll let you know next week when I decide on the other ones or l8r this week.


message 26: by T.J. (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments E. C. wrote: "Idil, me too!... Red Queen, too, but I saw that you were reading already and didn't want to step on your toes lol :) "

Hey, E. C., there are 6 spots for R, so you should totally buddy read Read Queen with Idil. I've been wanting to read it as well, so maybe I'll join in. :)


message 27: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments For now you can add:
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) by Charlaine Harris
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris
Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) by Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5) by Charlaine Harris
& The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan :))


message 28: by T.J. (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Mickey wrote: "Well, I am almost sure that I am reading The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan and Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris but I don't know anything more. I most probably will finish the other four books from True Blood but I don't know if I am going to like the first and keep reading them. I'll let you know next week when I decide on the other ones or l8r this week."

No worries. Just make it up as you go along. We, in the "just for fun" category can relax and take it easy. :D


message 29: by T.J. (last edited Feb 23, 2016 11:39AM) (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments @Mickey: fyi, I've got the Sookie Stackhouse and the Heroes of Olympus collections right here just itching to be started... Maybe I'll buddy read the first SS with you...
description


message 30: by Sofi (new)

Sofi Mascaró (toffiladyreader) | 162 comments Hey guys, I have Looking for Alaska by John Green in a spanish edition and it starts with a B, if you want we can change it ;)


message 31: by E. C. (new)

E. C. McRoy (ecmcroy) | 127 comments TJ that would be awesome if everyone is cool with that :)


message 32: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments TJ wrote: "@Mickey: fyi, I've got the Sookie Stackhouse and the Heroes of Olympus collections right here just itching to be started... Maybe I'll buddy read the first SS with you...
"


Um duhh? Of course we are BRing it! :D


message 33: by T.J. (last edited Feb 23, 2016 12:49PM) (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments @Mickey:
Don't worry if you want to read all your Sookie Stackhouse books starting with D because you have lots of options (even a Z if we need it):

Dead to the World
Sangue Oculto
Les sorcières de Shreveport
Muerto para el mundo
Veren imussa
Zo goed als dood

...you get the idea

@Sofi: Thanks!
@E. C.: will do.


message 34: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments Sofi wrote: "Hey guys, I have Looking for Alaska by John Green in a spanish edition and it starts with a B, if you want we can change it ;)"

haha that is definetely the spirit I am looking for! #nocheating :D


message 35: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments TJ wrote: "Idil wrote: "Oh, I'm sorry... I think I need everyone's emails to add you. Whatever, though, I think we could just manage it on this thread :) "

Hi Idil!
I'm not sure that you need our emails -- I..."


Maybe we should ask the team so things happen faster and Idil doesn't bother searching for options?


message 36: by Sofi (new)

Sofi Mascaró (toffiladyreader) | 162 comments Mickey wrote: "Sofi wrote: "Hey guys, I have Looking for Alaska by John Green in a spanish edition and it starts with a B, if you want we can change it ;)"

haha that is definetely the spirit I am looking for..."


this is why we are a fun team :P
the name is Buscando a Alaska


message 37: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments Sofi wrote: "Mickey wrote: "Sofi wrote: "Hey guys, I have Looking for Alaska by John Green in a spanish edition and it starts with a B, if you want we can change it ;)"

haha that is definetely the spirit I..."


It's high time I sit down and learn Spanish! haha


message 38: by Sofi (new)

Sofi Mascaró (toffiladyreader) | 162 comments Mickey wrote: "Sofi wrote: "Mickey wrote: "Sofi wrote: "Hey guys, I have Looking for Alaska by John Green in a spanish edition and it starts with a B, if you want we can change it ;)"

haha that is definetely..."


now it's a good time hehe and it's for a great cause... is not that hard, I think :P


message 39: by T.J. (last edited Feb 23, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments So the multi-language option gives us all kinds of possibilities -- and it can be any language using the Latin Alphabet. Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Cyrillic (Sorry, Mickey!) are all out. Hey, I didn't make the rules... I just read books (mostly in English these days).

So, everyone can pretty much read anything s/he wants, I would say...


message 40: by T.J. (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Sofi wrote: "now it's a good time hehe and it's for a great cause... is not that hard, I think :P "

Right you are, Sofi! Are you from Argentina?


message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

TJ wrote: "Idil wrote: "Oh, I'm sorry... I think I need everyone's emails to add you. Whatever, though, I think we could just manage it on this thread :) "

Hi Idil!
I'm not sure that you need our emails -- I..."


Yep, I'll try...


message 42: by Sofi (new)

Sofi Mascaró (toffiladyreader) | 162 comments TJ wrote: "Sofi wrote: "now it's a good time hehe and it's for a great cause... is not that hard, I think :P "

Right you are, Sofi! Are you from Argentina?"


Yes I am!! The only bad thing from this country is that I have to wait for a long time until the books come heheh where are you guys from?


message 43: by [deleted user] (new)

Hey guys! I had accidentally made the other spreadsheets with my school email account so it didn't allow me to make it public which is why you couldn't access it... Here is a new link that you can all edit and make changes on:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/... I already wrote some of the names but if you decided you aren't going to read that book, you can delete your name. Also, feel free to change the format of the document :)


message 44: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments Idil, that's great, thanks!
Btw how do we savethe sheet after I add any information?

Sofi, I am from Bulgaria! :)

TJ, I was wondering something but I'll have to ask the mods.. Some of the letters in the Bulgarian Alphabet are the same as in the English alphabet, maybe I can use them? (Н, М, К, О, Т, Е, А, Х, В, Р, У, С - these I wrote in Cyrillic and you can see are the same they just sound differently). I will ask when the challenge comes around bc I think it's an interesting question.. :))


message 45: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments Btw I am adding These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly to my "surely going to be read" books if someone is interested :)


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

Mickey wrote: "Idil, that's great, thanks!
Btw how do we savethe sheet after I add any information?

Sofi, I am from Bulgaria! :)

TJ, I was wondering something but I'll have to ask the mods.. Some of the letters..."


You don't need to save the sheet, it automatically saves itself!


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Do the extra points for buddy reads have to be from this group?


message 48: by T.J. (new)

T.J. Burns | 2721 comments Idil wrote: "Do the extra points for buddy reads have to be from this group?"

The extra points for buddy reads can be for any buddy read on the YA Buddy Readers' Corner ♥ pages.

Super spreadsheet! Love it! I think I'll add a column to add buddy read links to it for easy access. What do you think?


message 49: by [deleted user] (new)

TJ wrote: "Idil wrote: "Do the extra points for buddy reads have to be from this group?"

The extra points for buddy reads can be for any buddy read on the YA Buddy Readers' Corner ♥ pages.

Super spreadshee..."


That's a great idea! I'm sad I can't use buddy reads from other groups because I have 3-4 coming up, but it's ok, I'll just find some buddy reads here!!


message 50: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments The spreadsheet thing is so comfortable to use, I am finding out about new possibilities I never knew of haha google is not my thing :D


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