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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jun 17, 2016 04:20AM) (new)

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Tapir

Mentor: Karen


Carmen ~ Captain
Sallie Winship ~ Co-Captain
A Bookworm Reading (Plethora) ~ Co-Captain
Ang
Ashley
Jennifer H
Miranda
Moonlight Reader
Nancy W

Erin
Beth
Paula
Sheila

Team Spreadsheet


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message 5: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited Jun 20, 2016 04:04PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Tarpir's Read Books

Team Tapirs Shelves

Carmen ~ Captain nbrc-wobble
✴ Sallie Winship ~ Co-Captain nbrc-wobble
✴ A Bookworm Reading (Plethora) ~ Co-Captain nbrc-2016wobble
✴ Ang wibble-wobble
✴ Ashley wobble challenge
✴ Jennifer H wobble
✴ Miranda wobble
✴ Moonlight Reader w-o-b-b-l-e
✴ Nancy W wobble-challenge

✴ Erin wobble 2016
✴ Beth wobble
✴ Paula wobble challenge 2016
✴ Sheila wobble


message 6: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited Jun 20, 2016 08:22PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Reminder:

Two different members must read a book for a task. Bonus points can be obtained for additional books read that fit task, but they must be finished (started isn't an issue) after the two required book are completed. No books count that were started prior to today.



message 7: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited Jun 27, 2016 07:16PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments New Tasks:

HIT:


E-3 - read a book shelved as romance by at least 10 people
1 spot open

G-1 - read a book shelved as humor by at least 10 people
1 Open

D-10 - read a book shelved as paranormal by at least 10 people
1 Open

A-1 - read a book shelved as fantasy by at least 10 people
Open

MISS

C-1 - read a book which has the main location (setting) as Canada
Open

E-5 - read a book where title has 4 words (all words count)
1 Open

D-4 - read a book that is book 10 or more in a series
1 Open

F-4 - read a book where the first word of the title is The
Nancy

H-3 - read a book with a title with 6 or less letters
1 Open

F-1 - read a book with a title over 25 characters
Sallie

New Tasks
Hit
A-7 - read a book shelved as paranormal by at least 10 people
A-9 - read a book shelved as science fiction by at least 10 people
C-5 - read a book shelved as mystery by at least 10 people
C-7 - read a book shelved as young adult by at least 10 people
H-4 - read a book shelved as contemporary by at least 10 people
A-6 - read a book shelved as historical by at least 10 people
I-6 - read a book shelved as paranormal by at least 10 people

Miss
I-5 - read a book that won or was nominated for Goodreads Choice Award
J-3 - read a book that is book 3 in a series
G-6 - read one-word title book
A-10 - read a book with an average goodreads rating of between 4 and 4.3


message 8: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited Jun 27, 2016 07:17PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments description

Ships
0/1 Battleships (5)
1/2 Cruisers (4)
2/3 Frigates (3)
2/4 Minesweepers (2)
4/5 Submarines (1)


message 9: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14340 comments Mod
Slender LorisTapirRed PandaPlumed Basilisk

Land teams mini challenge

Just for Fun! While waiting for wobble to start

Books with a READ date of June 8-16 and 100 pages or more count.

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To Play:

Read books with:
- Land animals in the title (max. 2 per book) for 20 points each
- Land animals in the book as characters (max. 5 per book) for 10 points each
- Land animals mentioned in the book (max. 5 per book) for 5 points each
- Land animals on the cover for 10 points (max. 5 per book)

BONUS: Read a book that someone on a different land team has read for 20 points!

Notes:
*Shapeshifters DO count.
*If a land animal is being claimed as a character, it can not also be counted as a "mention".
*When reading a book a team member from another land team has read, it may have a read date before or during this mini challenge


You CAN mix and match for lots of points.

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For example:

Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews

Land animals in the book as characters (Derek-wolf, Curran-lion, Jim - Jaguar, Andrea - Hyena, Barabas - Mongoose): 50 points
Land animal (lion) on the book: 10 points
Bonus: Someone {name} on Land team {name} has read for 20 points
So my book is worth 80 points! (50+10+20)

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Remember: This is NOT for Wobble points, it is just for fun and to get to know your fellow Land team players.

Land teams are:
Slender Loris
Tapir
Red Panda
Plumed Basilisk


message 10: by Nancy (new)

Nancy | 577 comments Hi everyone! I am excited to participate in the Wobble Challenge. It's been awhile since I've participated in a NBRC challenge! My name is Nancy. I live in the suburbs of New York City. I have two kids, 10 and almost 8. Can't wait for this challenge to begin!


message 11: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (xanthax) | 525 comments Hey guys! I can't wait for this challenge to start. I'm from Southern Ontario in Canada :)


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Hi ladies. Welcome to the fun!


message 13: by Christine PNW (new)

Christine PNW (moonlight_reader) Hi, everyone!

This is my first NBRC challenge - I signed up because I'm friends with Plethora in other groups/twitterworld & she mentioned the challenge. I thought it looked like a lot of fun! I'm excited to start.

I live in the Pacific NW - Portland metro area & I'm married with two kids. My daughter just turned 20 & my son is 16. I'm delighted to be part of Team Tapir!


message 14: by Miranda (new)

Miranda (miranda82) | 351 comments hi.. I'm miranda I live in Michigan I have a 4yr old son.. I love YA books.. I'm ready for this challenge..


message 15: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments Hi everyone...I led Moonlight to this challenge. I hail from the same neck of the woods as her.

Tower Teams was my first NBRC Challenge last year and I loved it. Can't wait to get started on this fun.

Hope you are all spending some time looking at your current reads for Land Animals. For the mini-fun before we officially start the book only has to be completed during the period, not like the official wobble books that must be started after wobble starts.


message 16: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H Hi everybody! I'm from Ohio and have a 21yr old son (who thinks I'm slightly crazy because of how excited I get for these challenges). I can't wait to get started.


message 17: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited Jun 08, 2016 02:17PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Hi Team Tapirs!
I'm from New York and have 5 kids/adults and they all know how crazy I am about GR and my books. I have been in quite a few challenges for NBRC and also have been captain in a few too. The challenges are fun and crazy but you will all have a great time.

I just wanted to give you lovely ladies a heads up, I'll be away for a short trip on Sunday, June 12- Wednesday, June 15th and I'm not yet sure about the wifi situation but my lovely co-captains will be here to help with any questions you may have and there is also our lovely Mentor Karen as well.

Welcome again and please make sure that no matter what we all have a fun time.


message 18: by Ashley (last edited Jun 08, 2016 02:39PM) (new)

Ashley (xanthax) | 525 comments I forgot to mention that this month my exams are from the 21-24th. I'll be reading during that time but probably not posting on here as much.

The only other team challenge I've done with this group is Tower Teams and I had a blast so I'm excited for when this starts.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Ashley wrote: "I forgot to mention that this month my exams are from the 21-24th. I'll be reading during that time but probably not posting on here as much.

The only other team challenge I've done with this gro..."


No worries Ashley, as long as you put it in your shelf as completed I can put it in the spreadsheet.


message 20: by Christine PNW (new)

Christine PNW (moonlight_reader) Team Tapir has been pretty quiet! Am I the only one on the team whose never done a NBRC challenge? What should I look forward to with the group?

My book so far isn't giving me anything to work with for the land teams mini-challenge. I may have to go scour my bookshelves for something more promising!


message 21: by Nancy (new)

Nancy | 577 comments Moonlight Reader, I've done a couple of NBRC challenges, but most of them were awhile ago. Things should definitely pick up once the challenge begins. There will probably be a lot of discussions regarding what books people are reading that will fit the requirements of each challenge.

I'm not sure if I will have time to read a book for the land animal challenge. I'm trying to finish up my current reads before the challenge begins!


message 22: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments It will get busier once the challenge starts and we need to coordinate plans for meeting the tasks/goals.

I have been checking in and reading the post but have been a little pressed for time and haven't been answering as frequently as usual for me.

I am pushing to finish the last bit of Kristin Lavransdatter, Part 1: The Wreath because it has multiple mentions of land animals so I can post points.


message 23: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments Nice start for the mini challenge Ange!

I think all the land teams are still getting organized so we can start posting points by team to see how we stack up.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Yeah it is pretty quiet here but like Nancy, I'm trying to catch up on some of my current challenges and working in other group challenges as well before I'm away for a few days.
Moonlight Reader I've been on quite a few challenges here on NBRC and they are pretty fun. Some get the hang of it quickly, others get a bit confused but the team tend to help each other out and we have a lot of fun too. I know the chatter is quiet now but once the game starts there will be so much chatter that you are going to hope you didn't miss anything. Well I hope we have a chatty group. Chatty groups are fun :)


message 25: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H I am finishing up Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop It should definitely be worth some points. I'll post sometime in the morning or afternoon :)


message 26: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H I'm really hoping for a chatty team too. The past few challenges I've done here the teams have been so quiet I barely knew I was on a team...lol


message 27: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments I just added your points to the Land Mini-Challenge Spreadsheet Ange.

There is a max of 5 animals mentions so 25 points instead of 30 for that category.


message 28: by Plethora (last edited Jun 10, 2016 06:19AM) (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments

LINK TO MINI-CHALLENGE RANKING SHEET

Check out the rankings for the mini-challenge HERE. You can also use this to see what the other teams are reading for the extra 20 points category.

With Ange's points we moved into 2nd place.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Jennifer H wrote: "I'm really hoping for a chatty team too. The past few challenges I've done here the teams have been so quiet I barely knew I was on a team...lol"

Oh no! Hahahaha


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Thanks Plethora. Now I can see if I can steal some ideas. Hahaha


message 31: by Jennifer H (last edited Jun 10, 2016 06:39AM) (new)

Jennifer H Ok, I finished...

Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop
Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
Finished: 6/10/16
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

- Land animals in the book as characters (Simon Wolfgard, Nathan Wolfgard, Blair Wolfgard, Henry Beargard, Jester Coyotegard)
- Land animals mentioned in the book (Bison, Rabbit, Cougar, Lynx, Deer)
BONUS: Read a book that someone on a different land team has read (Kathleen on Team Plumed Basilisk)

I think that is 95 points


message 32: by Nancy (new)

Nancy | 577 comments Oh wow! Great job guys!


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Wow that's great Jennifer


message 34: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H Ange, "The Others" series is my new favorite series. Such good world building and great characters.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments I hear such good things about that series but haven't had a chance to get to it. I hope to get to it soon.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Welcome Ange. Sounds like you had a great time. :)


message 37: by Miranda (new)

Miranda (miranda82) | 351 comments I just finished the dead tossed waves.. were do I add it..it mentioned a dog in it once .


message 38: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (xanthax) | 525 comments I am going to finish a book today but I started before this mini challenge starts so I wasn't aware of the whole land animal thing. I will try to scour for some points though.


message 39: by Plethora (last edited Jun 10, 2016 10:31AM) (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments Miranda

Please post in this thread for mini challenge:
Captains will need to manually update spreadsheet for this mini.

Book Link:
Finished: Date | # stars
Land animals in title (max 2 per book / 20 pts each):
Land animals in the book as characters (max 5 per book / 10 pts each):
Land animals mentioned in the book as characters (max 5 per book / 5 pts each):
Land animal(s) on cover (max 5 per book / 10 pts each):
Bonus: Read by ______ on Team _______ (20 points max)

TOTAL: ## points



message 40: by Plethora (last edited Jun 10, 2016 10:36AM) (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments Ashley wrote: "I am going to finish a book today but I started before this mini challenge starts so I wasn't aware of the whole land animal thing. I will try to scour for some points though."

Yes, here we are allowing books started previously to count. :)

Good thing the book I'm wrapping up was on Kindle so I can search for my references.


message 41: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (xanthax) | 525 comments Book Link: The Program
Finished: 06/10/16 | 2 stars
Land animals mentioned in the book (max 5 per book / 5 pts each): Bear, Dog, Chicken, Cow, Rat
Bonus: Read by Mandiann on Team Slender Loris (20 points max)

TOTAL: 45 points


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments ⁀☆‿Ange ‿☆⁀ wrote: "☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ wrote: "Welcome Ange. Sounds like you had a great time. :)"

It was an awesome trip. I think I fulfilled every mode of transportation possible...airplane, cru..."


That is great. I wish my husband liked trips like that be he's not much of a sight seer. He likes just hanging out. That's why my daughter, sister and I are going to see Niagara Falls Sunday - Wednesday and we are going on the Amtrak. I'm so excited!!


message 43: by just kat (new)

just kat (clutteredbooks) | 2193 comments Hi Ange!!!

Oh you were not trolling at all, you're very much welcome! And I am so glad to meet someone who loves The Thief too (we are a rare breed afterall haha)! There's a buzz that the 5th book's witht he publishers (buzz) so I hope we finally get a cover or a synopsis or anything! Which is your favorite book among the series?

Of course there can only be one Barrons, so yes I am talking about THE Barrons lol. Ugh I jumped right into the next book after that cliffhanger and I was already calling Mac all sorts of names- namely all starting with stupid hahaha.

Oh and The Others series is good! And Kate Daniels of course.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments ⁀☆‿Ange ‿☆⁀ wrote: "☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ wrote: "⁀☆‿Ange ‿☆⁀ wrote: "☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ wrote: "Welcome Ange. Sounds like you had a great time. :)"

It was an awesome trip. I thin..."


I'll definitely will tell all :-) You were lucky to get him to go. My husband hates driving too but loves flying. Lazy. hahaha. Me I love driving anywhere


message 45: by Nancy (new)

Nancy | 577 comments Finally finished one of the books I was in the middle of reading. Unfortunately, not a lot of land animals though!

Book Link: Lilac Girls
Finished: June 10, 2016| 5 Stars
Land animals in the book as characters (max 5 per book / 10 pts each): Rabbits (a specific group of girls at the camp were referred to as "lapins" (French for rabbits) since they had to hop around and were used by the doctors for their experiments- 10 points (hope this counts!)


message 46: by Nancy (new)

Nancy | 577 comments Wow Ange, your Scandanavian trip sounds amazing! I love to travel, though haven't been able to do so as much since having children!

Carmen, have fun at Niagara Falls! My parents were just there this week. I've been a couple of times already but would like to take the kids soon!


message 47: by Christine PNW (last edited Jun 10, 2016 07:37PM) (new)

Christine PNW (moonlight_reader) Book Link: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Finished: 6/10/16 | # stars *****
Land animals in title (max 2 per book / 20 pts each): Lion (20)
Land animals in the book as characters (max 5 per book / 10 pts each): Aslan, Mr. Beaver, Mrs. Beaver, Maugrim the Wolf, White Stag (50)
Land animals mentioned in the book as characters (max 5 per book / 5 pts each): rabbit, squirrel, fox, mice, reindeer (25)
Land animal(s) on cover (max 5 per book / 10 pts each): Lion (10)
Bonus: Read by Mandiann on Team Slender Loris (20 points max) (2)

TOTAL: 125 points


message 48: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments Nancy wrote: "Book Link: Lilac Girls
Finished: June 10, 2016| 5 Stars
Land animals in the book as characters (max 5 per book / 10 pts each): Rabbits (a specific group of girls at the camp were referred to as "lapins" (French for rabbits) since they had to hop around and were used by the doctors for their experiments- 10 points (hope this counts!)


I have my eye on this, but my library wait time is long, large hold list on book already.


message 49: by Plethora (last edited Jun 10, 2016 07:42PM) (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 2239 comments WOW, go team. I just updated points through Message 55.


Jennifer - Marked in Flesh
Ange - The Raven Boys
Ashley - The Program
Nancy - Lilac Girls

Miranda - if you post the full information for your book we can add it to the spreadsheet.

We jumped into the lead with 270 points.


message 50: by Christine PNW (new)

Christine PNW (moonlight_reader) A Bookworm Reading (Plethora) wrote: "WOW, go team. I just updated points through Message 57.


Jennifer - Marked in Flesh
Ange - The Raven Boys
Ashley - The Program
Nancy - Lilac Girls

Miranda - if you post the full information for y..."


Did you get mine, or are re-reads not allowed for points?


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