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message 1: by Quirks (last edited Feb 23, 2016 02:41AM) (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments Team members:

✔ Berit
✔ Melanie
✔ Natalie
✔ Mystery
✔ Meaghan
✔ Allison

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.

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


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.


Review Thread: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 2: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Hey guys! :)


message 3: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments Hey!


message 4: by Berit☀️✨ (new)

Berit☀️✨ (berittalksbooks) | 4264 comments Hello girls!!! Looking forward to this :-)


message 5: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments Hi Berit! Same team again, I see.


message 6: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments I've got some buddy reads planned with Allison on this team, is it okay if I claim those letters already for us? :)


message 7: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments Sure! Which letters are they? We can start keeping record.


message 8: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments We want to read Stars Above, Winter, Lady Midnight, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and Magnus Chase. So 2 of each of those letters if possible! :)


message 9: by Berit☀️✨ (new)

Berit☀️✨ (berittalksbooks) | 4264 comments Mystery, you can't escape me, LOL! Although I think we've won twice when we've been together :-)


message 10: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments You guys have won twice? That's awesome :) this is Allison and I's first time doing serious!


message 11: by Quirks (last edited Feb 22, 2016 07:07AM) (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments Okay. I've got City of Stairs, Graceling, Just One Day, Ruby Red and The Dream Thieves planned so far. And I'm gonna read Lady Midnight and Stars Above as well.

That means: S x3, W x2, L x3, C x3, H x2, T x2, G x1, J x1, R x1, D x1.
Since there are only 2 C's, I'm putting one for blank for now.

That leaves letters:

A×9, B ×2, D ×4, E ×12, F ×2, G ×2, I ×9, K ×1, L ×1, M ×2, N ×6, O ×8, P ×2, Q ×1, R ×5, S ×1, T ×4, U ×4, V ×2, X ×1, Y ×2, Z ×1, blank ×1

I can't say for sure that no one will read any books for those letters but if not, they're yours.


message 12: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments You could join us in that buddy read then? :) we'd get more points


message 13: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments I'll join you in the read for Lady Midnight and Stars Above for sure.

And Berit, it's funny how we keep ending up on the same team. But so cool. And I think we've won once when we were in the same team (in January) but I can't say for sure if there was a time before that.


message 14: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Alright yay, that works! :)


message 15: by Berit☀️✨ (new)

Berit☀️✨ (berittalksbooks) | 4264 comments I actually need a C for my book club book, other than that let me think about it.
Maybe we should limit how many books everyone can claim, otherwise somebody's going to be left with X, Q, and Z, LOL!
Also there are only 102 tiles, and if we even need divide that up at 17, so I'm guessing we probably will get through this more than once???


message 16: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Yea I'm sure we can do that :) and yea I think limits on claim is best, and once we get through what we claimed we can claim more?


message 17: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments I also want to read Game of Lives and Infinite Sea, could I claim those too? :) that's all I know for sure now, so I'd get through those first before picking more


message 18: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments Yeah. That would work.
Let's just say you can only claim the next two books you're gonna read. When you've done one, claim another.


message 19: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Ah alright that works :) are the ones we mentioned still claimed now or?


message 20: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments It seems fair, right?


message 21: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Yea that seems fair! :)


message 22: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments We should start fresh, I think. a Which are the first two books you're planning to read next month?


message 23: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Let me ask Allison :) I know for sure Winter, since there are only 2 of those!


message 24: by Quirks (last edited Feb 22, 2016 07:33AM) (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments I'm reading City of Stairs on the 1st and I have a BR of Dream Thieves on the 4th.


message 25: by Berit☀️✨ (new)

Berit☀️✨ (berittalksbooks) | 4264 comments I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to read this month, I don't have many descriptions left. Let me give some thought to next month, I just know my bookclub read :-)


message 26: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments I just noticed that we have a annoying amount of E, I and O's. They aren't exactly easy letter. Gonna have to do something about them.


message 27: by Berit☀️✨ (new)

Berit☀️✨ (berittalksbooks) | 4264 comments I noticed that as well, we will figure something out :-)


message 28: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments I think I'll be doing Every day by David Levithan. Just to knock off at least one of the twelve E's.


message 29: by Berit☀️✨ (new)

Berit☀️✨ (berittalksbooks) | 4264 comments I just went through by library, and I have a lot of E and And I books I haven't read yet., I'll check my O books later :-)


message 30: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Oh wow yea we have tons of E's. I have a huge stack of books to get through though, so I'll try to do a lot of E's out of that while getting through my list of books I for sure want to read :)


message 31: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments I'm going to be doing Winter as a buddy read with Allison and Infinite Sea as my first two books :)


message 32: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments There's just overall tons of vowels! But I guess since its following the scrabble board is makes sense


message 33: by Allison (new)

Allison Mickey | 293 comments Hey guys! For my first two books, I want to do Winter as a buddy read with Meaghan and Assassin's Blade :)


message 34: by Quirks (last edited Feb 22, 2016 08:40AM) (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments Okay so that's 2 Ws(Allison and Meaghan), 1 D(Mystery), 2 C's (one for me, one for Berit), one A(Allison) and 1 I(Meaghan) so far.

And there are no more W's or C's available.


message 35: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Where did the second C come from? I didn't see it mentioned so I'm just curious :)


message 36: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7158 comments Berit's Book club book is a C.


message 37: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Ahh right :) missed that!


message 38: by Natalie (new)

Natalie | 1025 comments Hi guys! :)


message 39: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Hi Natalie! :)


message 40: by Natalie (new)

Natalie | 1025 comments This is my first time doing a monthly challenge and being on a team, so I might need some help. :)


message 41: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments This is my second time, so I might be able to help some, but I know Berit and Mystery have done this a couple times and can always help! We're doing this challenge by claiming two books at a time (it's explained more specifically above), so do you know two books you want to read? So you can claim those letters so others don't take them :)


message 42: by Berit☀️✨ (new)

Berit☀️✨ (berittalksbooks) | 4264 comments Not a problem! We are just listing the first couple books we plan to read next month, so we can claim those letters.


message 43: by Berit☀️✨ (new)

Berit☀️✨ (berittalksbooks) | 4264 comments And welcome to the craziness!!! :-)


message 44: by Berit☀️✨ (new)

Berit☀️✨ (berittalksbooks) | 4264 comments Melanie is also a pro! I think we are in good hands :-)


message 45: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Oh that's awesome then! We should do great! Everyone seems super motivated!


message 46: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (lovebeingvegan) | 11915 comments Hey Everyone!

Mystery - two teams in a row!! :D

I will be going through my books. I know I can pretty much cover any letter and definitely want a Y, A, and W. Could also take a V. X is the tough one for me. :/


message 47: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Oh yay! We're doing it by claiming it two at a time this time around :) but I'm sure I or someone else will be able to cover the other tough ones


message 48: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (lovebeingvegan) | 11915 comments I made a spreadsheet for us, hope it's helpful :)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...


message 49: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Yay thanks! Oh I forgot to mention earlier, but the W's are already claimed ): Allison and I are doing a buddy read using them, and put those as one of our two claimed books


message 50: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (ectophine) | 3626 comments Also, is there any way you can share the spreadsheet with my google account? I'm usually on mobile so the sheet doesn't work out right for me /:


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