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message 1: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Aug 02, 2016 09:43AM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16430 comments Mod
Team 4 Members
Captain:
Susan A (view spoiler)
Amanda A
Nikk
Heather
Denise (TCF Mod)
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message 2: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jul 11, 2016 08:38AM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16430 comments Mod


Helpful Links:

Dice Roll (2 dice on Fridays US Central Time)
Post Your Spot
Discussion Thread


message 3: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jul 12, 2016 11:03AM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16430 comments Mod
ALTERNATE LIST:

Each number corresponds with the spot on the board.
For colors: The cover has to be at least 50%
For locations: As long as the book takes part at all in the given location
For Shelves: Any book on the given shelf
For Publication Years: I'll be using how GR has it's publication date listed.
For Authors Names: The first, middle, or last name of the author is ok.
For Cover Items: Must have the given item on the cover
For Titles: Only the first word of the title. A, An, And, and The do not count.
So if the letter is B: The Best Day would be ok. Dear Betty would not be ok.

**5 links where gotten from RRRC's Let's Partner Up! challenge which I am currently enjoying**

1. Title D
2. Cover: Black
3. Goodreads Choice Awards 2015
4. England
5. I Saw the Movie & Read the Book
6. Cover Item Vehicle
7. Author M
8. The Ultimate List of Fighter Romance
9. California
10. Cover Purple
11. 2001
12. Title L
13. Author J
14. Cover Item Weapon
15. Goodreads Choice Awards 2014
16. Texas
17. New Release in 2016
18. Cover: Gray/Silver
19. Geek/Nerd/Genuis Romance
20. Cover Item Food/Drink
21. Title W
22. Best Book Boyfriends
23. Author H
24. Tattoos
25. Released the month you rolled (year doesn't matter)
26. Science Fiction
27. Cover: Orange
28. Athletes or Sports. This link might help Athletes, Sport stars etc
29. Title T
30. Cover Item Water
31. Author L
32. Mental Illness
33. On Teammate's shelf
34. Cover: Red
35. Law Enforcement/Military
36. Audiobooks
37. Title B
38. Cover Item Building(s)
39. Amazon 2016 Bestsellers
40. Artist/Dancer/Musician
41. Enemies to lovers (must state how book qualifies i.e. listopia or precis)
42. Friendship
43. Road trip
44. Sequel in a series you've already started. Must have read a book in that series already.
45. Freebies
46. New to me Author
47. Humor
48. New York
49. Author I
50. Fairy Tale Retellings
51. Man Protagonist
52. Favorite Author
53. Title R
54. Cover Item: 2 or more People
55. Tagged DNF
56. Second chance love (must state how book qualifies i.e. listopia or precis)
57. Florida
58. White
59. Goodreads Choice Awards 2012
60. Title S
61. Cover Item An Animal
62. Author Z
63. Best Book Ever
64. Title E
65. College
66. Mexico
67. Beautiful covers
68. Cover: Green
69. Priority Reads
70. Cowboy (girl) take me Away (western)
71. Historical (fiction, nonfiction, romance etc)
72. Author S
73. suspense thriller
74. Multi-Colored (3 or More Colors)
75. 2009
76. Has at least one child
77. Title C
78. Cover Item No People
79. Author A
80. Standalones
81. Europe
82. Cover: Yellow/Gold
83. LGBT
84. I Don't Understand All That Fuss
85. Title M
86. Cover Item Moon
87. Author F
88. Amnesia/Memory loss (temporary, real, faked)
89. Reader's choice
90. Cover: Blue
91. 2013
92. Author E
93. Title G
94. Cover Item Weapon(s)
95. Detective
96. Non-caucasian author
97. Illinois
98. Cover: Purple
99. Character has a pet
100. Amazing
(view spoiler)


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments hi all :-)
Just checking in!

This is my first time playing so I am a little excited :-)


message 5: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Hello everyone! I can't wait to start! I like the list of tasks.

Welcome Nikk! I hope you enjoy this challenge. It was one of my first group challenges and I love it. This will be my fourth time playing.


message 6: by Susan A (last edited Jul 29, 2016 06:29AM) (new)

Susan A | 1647 comments Hi team! I've played once or twice before.

I noted at sign ups that I'll be on vacation Aug 25-Sept 11. When it gets closer, I'll decide whether I need a vacation pass.


Archived sample captain's post

WEEK Roll XX, Spot XX

Series number

Alternate:

Amanda A: Review Msg
Nikk: Review Msg
Heather: Review Msg
Denise (TCF Mod): Review Msg
Susan A: Review Msg




message 7: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Hi Susan! An end of summer vacation? Gives you something to look forward to!


message 8: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5907 comments Mod
Hi team! Looking forward to a new round - I think I've played almost every time we've run this challenge, really enjoyed it every time. :)

I'll probably be on vacation first or second week of August - we're being adventurous and planning on grabbing a last minute offer this year, so I can't quite say for sure which of those weeks it'll be. (I'll be out of the country next week too, but will definitely have internet and be able to get my book read and reviewed then, so no need for a vacation pass there.)

Any volunteers for being captain and spontaneous ideas for a team name? :D


message 9: by Susan A (new)

Susan A | 1647 comments Heather wrote: "Hi Susan! An end of summer vacation? Gives you something to look forward to!"

Disney World for 2 weeks, plus 2 days to drive there, and 2 days to drive back. I'm not looking forward to the driving, but the rest will be fun.


message 10: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Susan A wrote: "Heather wrote: "Hi Susan! An end of summer vacation? Gives you something to look forward to!"

Disney World for 2 weeks, plus 2 days to drive there, and 2 days to drive back. I'm not looking forwar..."


My favorite place to vacation! No matter how old I get . Lol Which doesn't work well with my hubby's favorite vacation spot which is camping In the mountains. NOT in a camper but in a tent.


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments We have a house inspection on the 30th July so the week leading up to it may be a little challenging for getting reading done. I work very long days so my reading time may be taken up by cleaning but I will let you know if I think I am going to have an issue

Other than that and the fact that I think I may be in a slightly different time zone, I should be right for the whole challenge :-)


message 12: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Denise I'm horrible picking team names. :(


message 13: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5907 comments Mod
Slightly different time zone here too, I'm in GMT+2.

Heather, me too! XD Anyone else got naming skills?


message 14: by Susan A (new)

Susan A | 1647 comments Umm ...something with a play on the number 4. I'll try nagging my kids. I'm terrible at names too


message 15: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Hi team! Looking forward to playing this round! I am also terrible at coming up with team names.


message 16: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5907 comments Mod
Spontaneous terrible name suggestions:

Fantastic Four
Lost 4 Words
Champion Pageturners
Readers 4 Life

... uhm, yeah. That's all I've got. XD Anybody else wanna chime in? We also still need a captain, anybody want the job?


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments A few more terrible names coming your way - some more terrible than others...

4 books are better than 1
crazy 4 reading
4 readers and a captain
serial readers


message 18: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Out of all of them I think my favorite is...

4 readers and a captain


message 19: by Susan A (last edited Jul 13, 2016 08:00PM) (new)

Susan A | 1647 comments What does the captain do?


I definitely will not be able to handle captain duties during my vacation, but I think I could do the rest. I am not in Central time.


message 20: by Susan A (new)

Susan A | 1647 comments I like Lost 4 words


message 21: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5907 comments Mod
Susan A wrote: "What does the captain do? "

Essentially, the captain rolls the dice (though you can have someone else as designated roller if after midnight US Central time is inconvenient for you), posts the spot we're on in our thread and the Post Your Spot thread, keeps track of our book choices and reviews in one post (and, if necessary, nags stragglers via pm :D), and posts our reviews along with the new spot in the Post Your Spot thread. You can have a look in the archived threads from the previous rounds for examples. :)

Amanda & Nikk, what are your votes on the team name?


message 22: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments I like Lost 4 Words for a team name.


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments I also like lost 4 words so i am good with that as a team name :-)


message 24: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5907 comments Mod
Looks like Lost 4 Words it is!


message 25: by Susan A (new)

Susan A | 1647 comments I can do the captain bit, except for during my vacation. (If anyone else wants to captain, please do so.)

Dice Roll --
I'm in EST. It's unlikely that I will stay up to 1am every Thursday and I am not an early riser if I can avoid it.

Any suggestions on how to handle the dice roll?


message 26: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16430 comments Mod
Denise wrote: "Looks like Lost 4 Words it is!"

Love it!!!


message 27: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5907 comments Mod
I can do the week you're on vacation, no problem.

You could have someone else roll and post it to our thread, then you just do the "official" post in the Post Your Spot thread when you're up, that's what my team did last time around. Who's awake at (or soonest after) that time? (It's 8am for me, but I'm on holidays for the next 4 weeks, so I'm probably not gonna crawl out of bed at that time yet... :D)


message 28: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments I could do the rolling if you want. Im central time. I'm almost always awake at midnight. And I wake up at 5am daily without any alarms.


message 29: by Susan A (last edited Jul 14, 2016 05:30PM) (new)

Susan A | 1647 comments ok, so I'll do the reporting and Heather will usually do the rolling. The first roll is tonight as Thursday turns into Friday? Is that right?


Just to be clear -- Heather will post our roll here, but I will post our roll and link to our completed reviews in the POST YOUR SPOT thread.


message 30: by Heather (last edited Jul 14, 2016 11:15PM) (new)

Heather | 268 comments Roll #1

7 in series

Alternate: Author M



message 31: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Selection Post ~ Week 1

7 in a series

The Girl's Got Secrets (Forbidden Men, #7) by Linda Kage
The Girl's Got Secrets by Linda Kage


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments Selection Post - Week 1

7 in a series


I will be reading Goddess of Legend (Goddess Summoning, #7) by P.C. Cast

Goddess of Legend by P.C. Cast


message 33: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Omg! The Goddess Summoning series are some of my favorite books ever! I'm excited because I've never met anyone who has read them except people I've recommended them too. I wish she would've written more.


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments I love the series too and I read all of them except this one initially a few years ago as my library didn't have it. Now it does and just in time :-)

I was thrilled to realise I actually WAS up to book 7 in this series :-)


message 35: by Susan A (new)

Susan A | 1647 comments Selection post - Week 1

7th in a series

Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet THIRDS series #7


message 36: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments I plan to read With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers #7).


message 37: by Susan A (last edited Jul 22, 2016 05:25AM) (new)

Susan A | 1647 comments Week 1

Rolled 7; spot 7.

7th in series or Author M

Amanda A: With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) review msg 48
Nikk: Goddess of Legend (Goddess Summoning #7) review msg 44
Heather: The Girl's Got Secrets (Forbidden Men #7) review msg 49
Denise (TCF Mod) Maelstrom (Whyborne & Griffin #7) Review msg 46
Susan A: Smoke & Mirrors (THIRDS #7) Review msg 42


message 38: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5907 comments Mod
Hmmm, I'm still contemplating (probably won't get around to starting my book until Monday, when I have many hours of travelling to fill with reading), but most likely I'll go with Maelstrom (Whyborne & Griffin #7).


message 39: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Wow! I can't believe we all found a #7 to read!


message 40: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16430 comments Mod
Heather wrote: "Wow! I can't believe we all found a #7 to read!"

I love that. I try to never use alternates and get rid of series on my shelf. It's hard when you are on spot 88 or 89 but I try my best


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments I wasn't sure I was going to initially and I nearly nominated an author m book but decided to hold off and recheck my book case when I got home. So glad I did because I am really excited about my read this week :-)


message 42: by Susan A (new)

Susan A | 1647 comments COMPLETION POST

Week 1: Spot 5


Smoke & Mirrors (THIRDS, #7) by Charlie Cochet
Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet THIRDS #7
My Rating: ★★★
Date Finished: 7/16/16

I just need to stop with this series. I did like the beginning, but I haven't liked the last 3 books. I can accept over the top plots at times, but I can't accept this overwhelming ridiculousness. (view spoiler)

Ughhh...I've got lots of other things I really disliked. I was miserable reading it. I really have to learn how to DNF a book.


message 43: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Lol. I know! I hate to dnf a book too. I think i have maybe ten books i couldnt finish after so many years. Im pretty easy to please when it comes to books though.


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments Completion Post

Week 1: Spot 7


Goddess of Legend (Goddess Summoning, #7) by P.C. Cast

Goddess of Legend by P.C. Cast
My Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Date Finished: 19th July 2016

I read the first 6 books of this series about 3 or 4 years ago and I remember really enjoying it. So I was really excited to read this, the seventh and last book in the series. I think though , I may have been remembering them better than they were because whilst I did still enjoy it, it wasn't quite as good as I was hoping.

The story flows well from beginning to end and I breezed through it pretty quickly and there is a lot of humour in this book, particularly in the dialogue and I found myself laughing out loud at times and there may have been a snort of laughter or 2 (though I am not admitting anything. I did find that some of jokes were a little bit on the repetitive side so while it was funny the first couple of times, it was used a little too much so instead just got annoying. Others were pretty much funny every time. Pickles anyone?

I mostly liked the main character Isabel but at times I struggled with the way Arthur and Guinevere were depicted, especially Guinevere. At times, her actions, which I think were supposed to mark her as very young just made her character look somewhat inconsistent and at times confusing.

I think as well because there have been a lot of stories about the Arthur legend, including time traveller stories such as a Yankee in King Arthur's court by Mark Twain, the stick with which I was measuring the story was a little higher so the story was relatively fun and simple, I think certain elements of the story such as Mordred were over simplified to make the story work.

Overall, it mostly gave me the warm and fuzzy feelings I had been hoping for and expecting from it though I wasn't as satisfied with the ending as I wanted to be. So for these reasons I give this story 3 1/2 stars


message 45: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Nikk, I dont think its been too long since you read them... I didnt really love Goddess of Legend as much as the others either. Maybe thats why she didnt write another one?
Have you read her Partholon books? They were really good too.


message 46: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5907 comments Mod
Sorry it's taken me so long to get my review up, I just couldn't be bothered to fire up the desktop computer at my parents' place before I absolutely had to (it's ancient and takes forever to boot up). XD

Week 1
Spot: 7
Alternate: Author M
Maelstrom (Whyborne & Griffin, #7) by Jordan L. Hawk
Book:
Maelstrom by Jordan L. Hawk
Qualification: Whyborne & Griffin #7
Finished: 18 July 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Review:
Griffin is hired to investigate the theft of a historical map, for which a man who can't remember a thing about it is being blamed. Something supernatural may be at work - a suspicion all but confirmed when another person connected to the case turns up brutally killed in a way that all but proves something not quite natural is at work. Meanwhile, Whyborne is feeling deeply suspicious of his father's attempts to reach out to his friends, including offering up his manor for Christine and Iskander's upcoming wedding.

As always, a great read, with an unexpectedly epic and revealing climax shadding more light on Whyborne's stranger and magical connection with the town of Widdershins. I really loved seeing Christine's wedding (and the preparations thereof) as well as Persephone interacting with "real" life.


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments @ Heather I loved the Partholon books, its what got me on to this series in the first place. I had a look through other reviews of goddess of legend after I had posted my own and the consensus seems to be the same that it isn't as good as the other 6 :-/ its a shame especially given its the last book of the series


message 48: by Amanda A (last edited Jul 21, 2016 06:44PM) (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Spot 7
With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) by Rachel Vincent
Date Read: 7/21/16
Rating: ★★★★

I thought this book was a great ending to the series. Kaylee has been through a lot throughout this series and I was always amazed by her willingness to sacrifice herself to protect her family and friends. It was a satisfying conclusion for all of the characters and very sweet to see Kaylee finally get her HEA. I look forward to reading this author's recent YA paranormal series as well.


message 49: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Completion Post

Week One
Spot 5


The Girl's Got Secrets (Forbidden Men, #7) by Linda Kage
The Girl's Got Secrets by Linda Kage
Pages: 426
Date Read: July 21
Rating: 3*
How it fits: #7 in Series

Review: Oh No! A 3* rating from me on a Linda Kage novel?!?! One of my favorite, always go to authors? I can't say exactly what my problem with this one is. Maybe it was too long? There was a few chapters I felt a bit bored. Maybe the girl pretending to be a boy seems silly especially for as long as it lasted. Maybe I feel if it'd been me I would have been able to tell he was a she immediately....especially after the shower scene! Maybe as much as I've Asher before (& during) this book, I didn't fall in love with Remy like I loved all the other women. Perhaps, its a little of them all which is how I came to 3*.


message 50: by Heather (new)

Heather | 268 comments Week Two - Rolled a 6, puts on on spot 13

1, 3 or 13 in a Series

Alternate: Author J



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