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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jun 08, 2016 05:49AM) (new)

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Dholes

Mentor: Kelly


Pat ~ Captain
Katie ~ Co-Captain
Sassafrass ~ Co-Captain
*Danielle*
Bjorn
Catherine
Heather Perkins
Jamie
Marie Riley
Maya
Sarah
Srividya
Tammie


message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jul 04, 2016 02:26PM) (new)

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Battleship Board

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This team has opted to have a private group. You may still chat with the team on this official team thread


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message 5: by ♞ Pat (last edited Aug 19, 2016 02:26PM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 569 comments Welcome To The Pack!

We're the Dholes, a wild dog native to Asia.

Dholes are efficient predators and communal pack hunters, roaming the jungles and forests of Central and East Asia, filling the humid air with whistles, howls, and screeches that chill the heart of any sambar deer or wild boar. There have even been reports of dhole packs hounding – and, maybe even, killing – tigers. Dholes are clever and smart, using their skills as individuals to benefit the entire pack. We're so fortunate to have such a great role model for the next 18 weeks!


Like any newly forming group, our identity is still to be determined. We'd like to start off right and create our WOBBLE persona - a strong unified pack of individuals, ready to take on any challenge and bring it down with our combined strength.

Here's your first task. Friend me, Katie, and Sassafrass. We'll be your alpha pack leaders through the next 18 weeks, and having you on our friend lists will help with messages and other necessary tasks.

Here's your second task. Do an image search using the word DHOLE (or alternately INDIAN WILD DOG). You'll find lots of pictures of these beautiful animals. Pick one that appeals to you, one whose identity you'd like to assume for the duration of our time together. I have a plan for these images, and I'll show it to you as we get ourselves sorted out, but for now, just ...

Post that image here so we can meet you!

Please! don't use a face or photo that has already been claimed. We're all individuals here!

Along with your photo, here's a list of "this or that's" for you to answer to help break the ice. Or kill the water buffalo. Or drown the cat. Or something.

Welcome!
We're so glad you're here!

Pat

, , and


This or That's

Favorite Genre?
Favorite Book of All Time?
Typical Book Page Count? (mine's in the mid 300 to low 400 page count)
Reading Strength?
Reading Weakness?
Reread - yes or no?

Black or White?
Pink or Green?
Cat or Dog?
Ocean or Pool?
Boat or Airplane?
Staycation or Vacation?
City or Country?
Cake or Pie?
Meat or Vegetables?
Netflix or YouTube?
Phone Call or Text?
Facebook or Twitter?
Swimming or Sunbathing?
Big Party or Small Gathering?
Laundry or Dishes?
Jogging or Hiking?
Bath or Shower?
Passenger or Driver?
Car or Truck?
Money or Free Time?
Dine In or Delivery?

The Pack!





message 6: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 24, 2016 01:56PM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 569 comments

1. You need to have a designated wobble shelf. The Dhole pack leaders have decided that we'd like you to have two wobble shelves, just to keep things straight. Set up a second self for your use only - title it Wobble TBR - so you can keep your official shelf for your finished task books only. That will help streamline the checking process. Thanks!

2. Your wobble shelf needs to have two settings for sure. First, make sure that it is set to "date read - descending" and that the date read is visible. Second, the page counts setting needs to be turned on so that it is visible. Other helpful settings would be the page covers, author, publish dates, and start dates.

Well begun is half done.


message 7: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 24, 2016 01:58PM) (new)

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message 8: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 09, 2016 07:43AM) (new)

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message 9: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 24, 2016 01:57PM) (new)

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message 10: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 22, 2016 07:39PM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 569 comments Where We've Been In Our Books



Just a few book setting locations we've read since WOBBLE started.


message 11: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 08, 2016 07:10AM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 569 comments

Favorite Genre ~ Historical Fiction
Favorite Book of All Time ~ The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
Typical Book Page Count ~ mid 300 to low 400
Reading Strength ~ I'm prepared to read almost anything. I work in a library!
Reading Weakness ~ I don't read what I don't like
Reread - yes or no? ~ no

Black or White? ~ black
Pink or Green?~ pink
Cat or Dog? ~ dog
Ocean or Pool? ~ ocean
Boat or Airplane? ~ airplane
Staycation or Vacation? ~ staycation
City or Country? ~ country
Cake or Pie? ~ pie, preferably huckleberry!
Meat or Vegetables? ~ meat, nothing beats a good steak!
Netflix or YouTube? ~ netflix
Phone Call or Text? ~ phone call
Facebook or Twitter? ~ Facebook
Swimming or Sunbathing? ~ swimming, although me and my swim suit don't usually agree on anything.
Big Party or Small Gathering? ~ small gathering
Laundry or Dishes? ~ dishes. Laundry is the worst chore ever!
Jogging or Hiking? ~ hiking
Bath or Shower? ~ bath, the hotter the better!
Passenger or Driver? ~ driver
Car or Truck? ~ truck, ¾ ton, 5.7 V-8 hemi, Dodge Ram
Money or Free Time? ~ free time
Dine In or Delivery? ~ dine in


message 12: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments description

Favorite Genre ~ Romance
Favorite Book of All Time ~
M/M - I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier by Crystal Rose - Cheesy title, awesome book.
M/F - Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

Typical Book Page Count ~ 300ish
Reading Strength ~ Despite being a stay at home Mom of 2, I'm pretty speedy.
Reading Weakness ~ I pretty much read romance. I'll branch out if I have to for this challenge, but I like my box.
Reread ~ No

Black or White ~ White
Pink or Green ~ Green
Cat or Dog ~ Dog
Ocean or Pool ~ Pool
Boat or Airplane ~ Boat
Staycation or Vacation ~ Staycation
City or Country ~ Country
Cake or Pie ~ Pie
Meat or Vegetables ~ Meat
Netflix or YouTube ~ YouTube
Phone Call or Text ~ Text
Facebook or Twitter ~ Facebook
Swimming or Sunbathing ~ Swimming
Big Party or Small Gathering ~ Small Gathering
Laundry or Dishes ~ Laundry
Jogging or Hiking ~ Hiking
Bath or Shower ~ Bath
Passenger or Driver ~ Driver
Car or Truck ~ Car
Money or Free Time ~ Free Time
Dine In or Delivery ~ Delivery


message 13: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (last edited Jun 09, 2016 02:45AM) (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4359 comments Hello team. Looking forward to playing wobble with you all!
~~~~~~~~~



This or That
Favourite Genre? • Romance
Favourite Book of All Time? •
M/M Stars & Stripes by Abigail Roux
M/F Laid Bare by Lauren Dane

Typical Book Page Count? • Varies, so most around 300 ish I do read both longer and shorter books
Reading Strength? • Read a lot and quite quickly
Reading Weakness? • Don't like going outside of what I like
Reread - yes or no? • Yes

Black or White? • Black
Pink or Green? • Pink
Cat or Dog? • Cat
Ocean or Pool? • Pool
Boat or Airplane? • Aeroplane
Staycation or Vacation? • Holiday
City or Country? • City
Cake or Pie? •
Meat or Vegetables? • Meat
Netflix or YouTube? • Netflix
Phone Call or Text? • Text
Facebook or Twitter? • Twitter
Swimming or Sunbathing? • Sunbathing
Big Party or Small Gathering? • Small Gathering
Laundry or Dishes? • Dishes
Jogging or Hiking? •
Bath or Shower? • Bath
Passenger or Driver? • Passenger
Car or Truck? • Car
Money or Free Time? • Free Time
Dine In or Delivery? • Delivery


message 14: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4359 comments My shelf is Wobble Dholes


message 15: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 08, 2016 07:18AM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 569 comments Danielle! You came! Welcome! And you're beautiful as I knew you would be!



:-D


message 16: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments Yay! Our first check in! Hi Danielle! :)


message 17: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4359 comments ♞ Pat wrote: "Danielle! You came! Welcome! And you're beautiful as I knew you would be!



:-D"


Thanks. Pic looks good.


message 18: by Srividya (new)

Srividya Vijapure (theinkedmermaid) | 1160 comments Am here!!! :D So happy to be playing with you all!!

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This or That's

Favorite Genre? Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense
Favorite Book of All Time? The Shadow of the Wind
Typical Book Page Count? (mine's in the mid 300 to low 400 page count) - 300 to 500
Reading Strength? Reading all genres
Reading Weakness? Can get slow sometimes with bigger books
Reread - yes or no? YES!!

Black or White? Black
Pink or Green? Pink
Cat or Dog? Dog
Ocean or Pool? Ocean
Boat or Airplane? Airplane
Staycation or Vacation? Either actually
City or Country? City
Cake or Pie? Cake
Meat or Vegetables? Meat
Netflix or YouTube? YouTube as I still don't have Netflix
Phone Call or Text? Phone call
Facebook or Twitter? Neither but I am on Facebook
Swimming or Sunbathing? Can't swim, so have to go with Sunbathing! ;)
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gathering
Laundry or Dishes? Dishes, any day!!
Jogging or Hiking? Hiking
Bath or Shower? Shower
Passenger or Driver? Passenger as I can't drive *hangs head*
Car or Truck? Car
Money or Free Time? Both as I can buy books to read in my free time! ;)
Dine In or Delivery? Delivery


message 19: by Srividya (new)

Srividya Vijapure (theinkedmermaid) | 1160 comments My shelf is Wobble-Dholes


message 20: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments Hi Sri! Glad you found us. :)


message 21: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4359 comments Hey Sri!


message 22: by Srividya (new)

Srividya Vijapure (theinkedmermaid) | 1160 comments Hey Katie and Danielle! Am so excited right now that I am actually jumping on my chair! lol!


message 23: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments LOL! I know, I've been waiting and waiting and am so excited we're finally going! Can't wait to meet everyone else. :)


message 24: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4359 comments Haha! It has been a waiting game. Glad it's here now and excited to start. Plus getting to know new teammates! :D


message 25: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 569 comments SRI! Welcome to the pack!




message 26: by Marie (UK) (last edited Jun 08, 2016 10:33AM) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4939 comments Hi how do i post the pic. I am sorry i am a basics sort of girl getting a pic onto here is beyond me

http://15858-presscdn-0-65.pagely.net...

this is the link to the one i have chosen

My shelf name is wobbler (boring i know) I am not sure that i have played challenges with any of you before but i am looking forward to it

This or That's

Favorite Genre? I suppose Literary fiction but i read a wide range and a lot
Favorite Book of All Time? Sophie's World Jostein Gaardner - I have read about 20 times and each time find something different in it
Typical Book Page Count? (mine's in the mid 300 to low 400 page count) 300 - 400, rarely more than 600
Reading Strength? retired and so i have time to read
Reading Weakness? i rarely give up on a book but that might slow me down
Reread - yes or no? yes

Black or White? white
Pink or Green? Green
Cat or Dog? I am not an animal person really but would choose a dog over a cat
Ocean or Pool? pool the North sea is too cold
Boat or Airplane? Boat
Staycation or Vacation? Vacation
City or Country? Country
Cake or Pie? Cake, I have been serving cake all day today
Meat or Vegetables? Meat
Netflix or YouTube? don't use either
Phone Call or Text? Phone call
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Swimming or Sunbathing? Swimming
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small
Laundry or Dishes? laundry
Jogging or Hiking? Hiking
Bath or Shower? Shower
Passenger or Driver? Driver
Car or Truck? Car
Money or Free Time? free time
Dine In or Delivery? Dine in


message 27: by Katie (last edited Jun 08, 2016 10:08AM) (new)

Katie | 1634 comments Hi Marie! Welcome to Team Dhole!

Here's your pic. Pat will get you hooked up with your name on the pic when she gets a chance. :)
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message 28: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 1133 comments Hi everyone. I'm here. I should have had Katie or Pat post my answers for me.

I'm at work right now and computers are down due to a storm. I'm on my phone which makes copy and paste impossible.

I'll check in after work and can't wait to meet everyone!


message 29: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments I'll put yours up, Sassy. :)

I wish we EVER got storms on this side of the state. It seems like every time it looks like we'll get one, it parts right around where I live. Of course.


message 30: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4939 comments Katie wrote: "Hi Marie! Welcome to Team Dhole!

Here's your pic. Pat will get you hooked up with your name on the pic when she gets a chance. :)
"


thanks


message 31: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4359 comments Hi Marie and Sass!


message 32: by Sarah (last edited Jun 08, 2016 10:15AM) (new)

Sarah | 1606 comments Hello everyone! Checking in.

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This or That's

Favorite Genre? - I have to pick? Impossible!
Favorite Book of All Time? - See answer above. But candidates would be Wonder and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Typical Book Page Count? (mine's in the mid 300 to low 400 page count) - Can't say I've worked it out - all page counts are welcome (although unless page count matters I usually try to pick shorter books for challenges)
Reading Strength? - I will try (almost) anything (no romance or horror please) and usually stubborness will mean I finish
Reading Weakness? - See above (bad books are not abandoned often enough)
Reread - yes or no? - If I love it and it's been long enough ago that I last read it

Black or White? Chocolate? Both!
Pink or Green? Green
Cat or Dog? Cat
Ocean or Pool? To look at - Ocean. To swim in - Pool
Boat or Airplane? Airplane
Staycation or Vacation? Either
City or Country? Country
Cake or Pie? Cake
Meat or Vegetables? Both!
Netflix or YouTube? Don't use either
Phone Call or Text? Text
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Swimming or Sunbathing? Either
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering
Laundry or Dishes? Laundry
Jogging or Hiking? Either
Bath or Shower? Shower
Passenger or Driver? Either
Car or Truck? Car
Money or Free Time? Free Time
Dine In or Delivery? Neither


message 33: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments description

Favorite Genre ~ Romance
Favorite Book of All Time ~ (Non-fiction) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
(Fiction) Invisible Man

Typical Book Page Count ~ 300
Reading Strength ~ I can usually find something I want to read in any genre
Reading Weakness ~ If a book doesn't hook from the beginning my mind tends to wander
Reread - yes or no? ~ no (well not usually, there are too many new books to read)

Black or White? ~ black
Pink or Green?~ green
Cat or Dog? ~ dog
Ocean or Pool? ~ Pool
Boat or Airplane? ~ Airplane
Staycation or Vacation? ~ Vacation
City or Country? ~ City
Cake or Pie? ~ Cake (buttercream frosting please)
Meat or Vegetables? ~ Vegetables
Netflix or YouTube? ~ Netflix
Phone Call or Text? ~ Text
Facebook or Twitter? ~ Twitter
Swimming or Sunbathing? ~ Swimming
Big Party or Small Gathering? ~ Small gathering
Laundry or Dishes? ~ Laundry
Jogging or Hiking? ~ Hiking
Bath or Shower? ~ Bath
Passenger or Driver? ~ assenger (I can read, LOL)
Car or Truck? ~ Car
Money or Free Time? ~ Free time
Dine In or Delivery? ~ Dine In


message 34: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments Welcome to the team, Sarah!


message 35: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 282 comments Hi friends! I'll post my answers tomorrow when I can get to a computer and am not completely busy.

Also, for my official heads up - I will be out of town from June 15-20th and I'm not sure if I'll have net connection. But I'll do what I can regardless!


message 36: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments Glad you had time to stop in, Maya!


message 37: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 282 comments Oh, and this is my picture.




message 38: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 569 comments Hey pack! It's so great to see everyone checking in! I'm heading to work for the afternoon, but I'm taking my laptop with me, and hopefully I'll find a little down time to get your pack identities up.

I'm so excited to be part of this group. We're going to be ferocious! Let me hear you howl!


Wahoooooooowllllll!


message 39: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4939 comments Katie wrote: "

Favorite Genre ~ Romance
Favorite Book of All Time ~ (Non-fiction) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
(Fiction) Invisible Man
Typical Book Page Count ~ 300
Reading S..."


I so loved the Henrietta lacks book


message 40: by Maya (last edited Jun 08, 2016 10:36AM) (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 282 comments This piece is titled.... waiting rooms

Favorite Genre? Fantasy, mostly. Young Adult. I'm getting really into contemporary stuff.
Favorite Book of All Time? The Book Thief
Typical Book Page Count? 300ish but I also enjoy really long books and have read about 5 over 1000 this year.
Reading Strength? Speed.
Reading Weakness? Genre selection. I routinely don't like romance (very picky) and I refuse to touch western.
Reread - yes or no? Yes

Black or White? Black
Pink or Green? Green
Cat or Dog? Both? Dog.
Ocean or Pool? Pool
Boat or Airplane? Boat
Staycation or Vacation? Vacation
City or Country? Country
Cake or Pie? Cake
Meat or Vegetables? Meat if steak, veggies if anything else.
Netflix or YouTube? Netflix
Phone Call or Text? Text
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Swimming or Sunbathing? Swimming
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering
Laundry or Dishes? Laundry
Jogging or Hiking? Neiiiithhheeerrr. Exercise bad. But hiking if I had to choose.
Bath or Shower? Bath
Passenger or Driver? Driver
Car or Truck? Truck
Money or Free Time? Free time
Dine In or Delivery? Delivery if I'm eating alone, dine-in with friends


message 41: by Srividya (new)

Srividya Vijapure (theinkedmermaid) | 1160 comments Hi Marie, Sass, Sarah and Maya! :D


message 42: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4359 comments Hello Sarah and Maya!


message 43: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4359 comments Maya wrote: "Oh, and this is my picture.

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I was wondering if anyone would you this one :)


message 44: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4359 comments Maya wrote: "Reading Weakness? Genre selection. I routinely don't like romance (very picky) and I refuse to touch western."

Had enough of them in Carnies did you?


message 45: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 569 comments Got this done right before time for me to start shelving the books. Here you go, pack!








message 46: by Tara Bieck (new)

Tara Bieck | 1259 comments Just stopping by to say HI! Love the candid photos you all are picking for yourselves...yours especially, Maya! LOL! Looking forward to some fun!


message 47: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments Hi Tara Jo! Stop by anytime. :)


message 48: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4939 comments Hi do you guys know any more about how battleships works, have there been battleship challenges before. Should we be ready with specific type or length of book?


message 49: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4359 comments Hi TJ! Nice of you to pop in :P


message 50: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments Marie wrote: "Hi do you guys know any more about how battleships works, have there been battleship challenges before. Should we be ready with specific type or length of book?"

There have been other battleship challenges here. I've never participated in them, though. I have heard that it will be a bit different from previous rounds, though, so I think we're going to have to wait for the rules to come out before we can plan anything. :)


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