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message 1: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Aug 03, 2016 09:18PM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16425 comments Mod
Team 8 Members
Captain:
Denise
LaurLa
Jade aka MrsTosh
Louise
Brianna
Tara Jo
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message 2: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jul 11, 2016 08:40AM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16425 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 11:07AM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16425 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)


Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments Hey all, checking in! Looking forwards to getting started


message 5: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Good morning! Checking in.


message 6: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2727 comments Good Morning! Can't wait to get started - this is always one of my favorite challenges!


message 7: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Waiting on two more members.... I'm excited to start this one.


message 8: by Jade aka MrsTosh (last edited Jul 12, 2016 02:26AM) (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments Me too...I far too many challenges but not enough time lol


Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments I have been thinking about team names because I am sad :0) thought it would be nice if we could incorporate the 8?

8ook Lovers
8ook Challengers
8ook 8rigade
8ook it to the finish line
8ook Angels

That kind of thing....


message 10: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments I like 8ook 8rigade.

should I try to hunt down our missing members? We should get a captain set soon.


message 11: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments I sent friend requests to our two missing members. Hopefully, that'll work?


message 12: by Jade aka MrsTosh (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments If their notifications are anything like mine they may have missed the link to the teams, I had to scour through loads of messages to find my name.

I would rather not be captain, Fridays are a busy day for me so can't always guarantee I will be around for the rolls etc.


message 13: by Denise (last edited Jul 12, 2016 10:01AM) (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments I think I can handle captain of this one? but if someone else wants to do it, I'm good with that.

I can't find the link for the teams, either. It just happened that there are two Denises and the other is a moderator. So she pointed it out.


message 14: by Louise (new)

Louise | 1243 comments I'm here, thanks Denise for the nudge. Hi LaurLa.

I loved this last time round. I'd rather not be Captain, can help if needed.

I 'm good with whatever team name.


message 15: by Denise (last edited Jul 12, 2016 11:23AM) (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Should we start with introductions? Brianna can catch up when she joins us?

I'm Denise from California. I'm a radiation therapist. Mom of two daughters, ages 16 & 18. Both have places to go, always, but no one drives yet. We're working on that.

I lost 50 pounds in 2010, and have stayed within 5 pounds of that, for the most part. I'm still working on getting past the plateau, but I've kind of switched to activity goals now. Last year, I ran/walked 5 half marathons and countless 5/10/12 k races. This year, I hurt my knee and it took me down for a few weeks. I'm working on getting back to it. My next goal is a swim from Alcatraz to Crissy field - 1.5 miles in open 50 degree water. Yes, I'm nuts.

I'm working on reading 60 books this year, too. I'm a little behind, but the group reads help keep me on schedule. I'm catching up quickly.

Where's everyone else from?


message 16: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2727 comments Louise wrote: "I'm here, thanks Denise for the nudge. Hi LaurLa.

I loved this last time round. I'd rather not be Captain, can help if needed.

I 'm good with whatever team name."


*waves* Hi!!!


message 17: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2727 comments I am from central Indiana, right outside of Indianapolis. I grew up there.

I read too much and do too little activity so Denise I both envy you and think you're nuts!!

I have 2 boys, 15 (16 in one month) and 20 years old. The younger will be driving soon, thank heavens. I can see the end of the taxi driving years!

I can help captain if you need it Denise but am more than happy to let you have it ;-)

This is my 4th or 5th round for SS/SSS and I love that it helps me get through the million and one series I have. I usually sign up SSS but signed up for both SS and SSS last time and let me tell you, THAT was some craziness. This time I have other crazy team challenges going on so thought I'd go easy on myself with just SS. Can't wait!


message 18: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments I have three other team challenges going on. One being wobble. Is anyone else crazy enough to do that one? It's pushing me through my reading list quickly, at least, and I've been able to match most of the books up with other challenges, at least.


message 19: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2727 comments Denise wrote: "I have three other team challenges going on. One being wobble. Is anyone else crazy enough to do that one? It's pushing me through my reading list quickly, at least, and I've been able to match mos..."

Yep, doing Wobble and a couple in AMMP Game Night, a smallish one over in Romance Readers Reading Challenges, Monopoly here... this doesn't begin to count the individual challenges.


message 20: by Denise (last edited Jul 12, 2016 02:41PM) (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments I'm so glad that I'm not the only crazy one.

I never figured out monopoly or scrabble, so I'm not signing up for those, yet


message 21: by Brianna (new)

Brianna Andreda | 235 comments Hey guys, sorry I'm late. I'm so used to usually getting a message before challenges start letting me know what team I'm on. So I clueless that teams were chosen, but I've made here. Thanks Denise.

I'm Brianna. I'm 24 and from Ohio. I love to read, but I just came out of a reading slump last month thanks to some challenges. I'm currently participating in WOBBLE, 2 monopoly games, and a few monthly challenges. So thanks to those my reading slump is over. I look forward to chatting and reading with you all.


message 22: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments I was surprised that we didn't get a notification. All good now. We're all accounted for.

We need a captain and a name next.


message 23: by Jade aka MrsTosh (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments Hello again,

I'm Jade, 35 and from Lancaster in the UK. I live with my Hubby and out 2 cats. I am a total bookworm and have far too many challenges going on at the moment from Buddy Reads to Monopoly and various monthly and annual challenges, I need to check out this Wobble..... I have challenged myself to read 250 books this year, I am currently on 139 so I am getting there and definitely hitting the TBR list, which never ends and gets longer daily.

Looking forwards to playing with you all.

I'm happy for Denise to be Captain and I still like 8ook 8rigade best.


message 24: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Brianna and LaurLa? Team name suggestions? Or are you ok with 8ook 8rigade?


message 25: by Jade aka MrsTosh (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments Denise wrote: "I'm so glad that I'm not the only crazy one.

I never figured out monopoly or scrabble, so I'm not signing up for those, yet"


I love Monopoly it is brilliant!


message 26: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2727 comments Denise wrote: "Brianna and LaurLa? Team name suggestions? Or are you ok with 8ook 8rigade?"

i like 8ook 8rigrade :-)


message 27: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Ok. I'll submit our team name.


message 28: by Jade aka MrsTosh (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments Exciting :) looking forwards to getting started


message 29: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments I'm asking the newbie captain questions. Waiting for an answer about linking to the reviews. We'll be prepared for Friday.


message 30: by Louise (new)

Louise | 1243 comments Hi ,

I'm Louise from South Wales where I live with my OH and 20yr old cat. I'm addicted to reading and challenges, I always have 3 books on the go 1 on my tablet, 1 on my kindle and a "real" book. I have that many physical books that I've made a deal with my OH that I can only get new books to replace ones I've read and given away! I have around 200 physical books added onto that the 2000 or so on my kindle, tablet and online storage. I'm a sucker for a freebie.

I love team challenges, my boss asked me how many I'm in, I worked it out that this makes 10 including the infamous WOBBLE,!

Denise if you want to take a look here , I took on the captaincy in the last round, this may be of help.


message 31: by Jade aka MrsTosh (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments Where is this wobble? I want to take a look


message 32: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Jade aka MrsTosh wrote: "Where is this wobble? I want to take a look"

It's in the group Nothing But Reading Challenges


message 33: by Jade aka MrsTosh (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments Ohhhh will have a look, thanks Denise :)


message 34: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments What time can we roll tomorrow? Can you tell I'm anxious?


message 35: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16425 comments Mod
Denise wrote: "What time can we roll tomorrow? Can you tell I'm anxious?"

Right after midnight tonight ~ 12:01a


message 36: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Thanks! I'll roll as soon as I can after that.


message 37: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Good morning! We rolled a 9. Which brings us to spot 9.

So we can read book 9 in a series, or alternate book is California.


message 38: by Jade aka MrsTosh (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments Great will get looking through my Kindle!


message 39: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2727 comments Denise wrote: "Good morning! We rolled a 9. Which brings us to spot 9.

So we can read book 9 in a series, or alternate book is California."


Wouldn't you know it, I'm on 10 in the JD Robb In Death series!!


message 40: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Of course my currently planned book is under the page limit, since it's based in San Francisco.

So, I'm going to go with book 9 in a series Make-Believe Wedding (The Great Wedding Giveaway, #9) by Sarah Mayberry .


message 41: by Jade aka MrsTosh (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments LaurLa wrote: "Denise wrote: "Good morning! We rolled a 9. Which brings us to spot 9.

So we can read book 9 in a series, or alternate book is California."

Wouldn't you know it, I'm on 10 in the JD Robb In Death..."


Typical!!


message 42: by Louise (new)

Louise | 1243 comments I'll have a look at what I've got?


message 43: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2727 comments Planning Post
Roll 1: 9

The Enforcer (NHL Scorpions #1) by Nikki Worrell
Spot 9: 9 in series or California setting
Book: The Enforcer - Nikki Worrell
How it fits: set in California
Pages: 322


message 44: by Jade aka MrsTosh (last edited Jul 15, 2016 08:09AM) (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 981 comments Week 1 ~ California
Roll: 9
Vintage Dreams by Jannie Lund Vintage Dreams by Jannie Lund


message 45: by Denise (last edited Jul 17, 2016 12:38PM) (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Planned books:

Captain: Denise Make-Believe Wedding (The Great Wedding Giveaway, #9) by Sarah Mayberry , book 9

LaurLa The Enforcer (NHL Scorpions #1) by Nikki Worrell , California

Jade aka MrsTosh Vintage Dreams by Jannie Lund , California

Brianna Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) by Stephanie Perkins , California

Louise Death by Devotion (Caribbean Murder, #9) by Jaden Skye , book 9


message 46: by Louise (new)

Louise | 1243 comments Week 1
White We Rolled: 9
Death by Devotion (Caribbean Murder, #9) by Jaden Skye
Death by Devotion by Jaden Skye
Spot : 9 - #9 in Series or Set in California
How It Fits: #9 Caribbean Murder
Pages : 201


message 47: by Brianna (new)

Brianna Andreda | 235 comments Roll 1 Spot 9: #9 in the series or set in California
Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) by Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
How It Fits: Set in California
Pages: 384


message 48: by Denise (last edited Jul 22, 2016 07:45AM) (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Week 1, Spot 9 reviews:

Denise Denise week 1

LaurLa LaurLa week 1

Jade Jade week 1

Louise Louise week 1

Brianna Brianna week 1


message 49: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2727 comments Completion Post
Roll 1: 9

The Enforcer (NHL Scorpions #1) by Nikki Worrell
Spot 9: 9 in series or California setting
Book: The Enforcer - Nikki Worrell
How it fits: set in California
Pages: 322
Read: 07.17
Rating: ★★★1/2
Review:
I enjoyed this mostly because it was a hockey book. There was a lot of telling/explaining rather than showing/doing in this book. Not enough to get tedious but there were times where I wanted to tell the author just let us 'see' the characters feeling what you are telling me they feel. But overall an enjoyable read. I'll read the next one only because the author teased it enough that I want to see what happens.


message 50: by Denise (new)

Denise Lauron (dlauron) | 418 comments Good job LaurLa! I'll have mine done sometime tomorrow.


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