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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments Olympics Challenge
The August challenge is Olympic themed! If you would like to participate please sign up in the comments. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Rules
*Books must be read and reviewed between August 1st and 31st.
*Books must be at least 100 pages to count.
*Graphic novels/manga/poetry will not count for this challenge.
*Categories may only be completed once.

Points
*One point for every book read and reviewed (or with five status updates) that fits a category.
*One point for buddy reads that take place within our group (must have five comments on the buddy thread to count)
*Five points for every 1000 pages read
*Five points for completing all categories under a certain event type (Example: if you complete all ten categories associated with Track and Field you will receive five points)
*Two points for reading and participating in the buddy read for the Book of the Month

Challenge Categories
Track and Field
5000 m Race
A. Read a book over 500 pages long.
B. Read a book that involves a journey/road trip.
10000 m Race
A. Read a book with a "1" or a "0" in the cover/title. (Numerical spellings may be used.)
B. Read a book from a series with more than four books.
100 m Race (also 200 and 300)
A. Join in a reading sprint of either 10, 20, or 30 minutes. (Sprints must take place within our group)
B. Read a book between 100 and 300 pages.
Hurdle
A. Read a book where the main character plays a sport.
B. Read a book in which the character overcomes a "hurdle" in their path.
High Jump
A. Read a book about overcoming adversity.
B. Read a book about the Olympics.

Swimming
Freestyle
A. Read a book of your choice.
B. Read a book with water on the cover.
Backstroke
A. Read a contemporary novel.
B. Read a book published in a summer Olympic year. (That is, 2016, 2012, 2000, 1996, etc.)
Butterfly
A. Read a book with butterflies on the cover.
B. Read a book that revolves around swimming.
Medley
A. Read a fantasy novel.
B. Read a book with a buddy.
Freestyle relay (also a medley relay)
A. Read a book by an Indie author.
B. Read a book set in Brazil.

Equestrian
A. Read a trilogy
B. Read a book about horses
C. Read a book with fewer than 100 ratings on goodreads
Dressage
A. Read a book that was translated to your language
B. Read a book that has been described as lyrical
C. Read a historical fiction novel
Cross Country
A. Read a book that involves an obstacle course/scavenger hunt/road trip/maze
C. Read a book that involves military
Jumping
A. Read a book that involves time travel
C. Read a book with a clock/watch on the cover

Gymnastics
Floor Exercise
A. Read a book about a dancer
B. Read a book about a gymnast
Vault
A. Read a book with over 100,000 ratings on goodreads
B. Read a book that has won a goodreads choice award
Balance Beam
A. Read a book that makes you lose your balance (outside your comfort zone/something new)
B. Read a book that was recommended to you by someone you just met
Parallel Bars
A. Read a book that has been compared to one of your favorites
B. A book that involves parallel universes
Uneven Bars
A. Read a coming of age story
B. Read a book with a girl on the cover

Participants
Jamie
Bookbuyer
Kaylin
Belle
Bunnita
Tiffany
LisaG
Collette
Victoria
Dawnie


Jamie  (The Kansan Reader) (thekansanreader) | 101 comments I'll join


Jamie  (The Kansan Reader) (thekansanreader) | 101 comments On equestrian you have it as A. B. D.


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments Jamie wrote: "On equestrian you have it as A. B. D."
Thanks!


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments I'm in! :D


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Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) (kaylin_14) Sounds fun! I'm in! :)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments Great! I will add you all. :)


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Cosmic Belle (ofbooksandmonsters) | 28 comments I'm in! Is this the same as in the other group? The one a lot of other groups are also participating in?


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments No. This one is different. It's just our group.


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Tiffany Heywood (tiffthebooknerd) | 19 comments I'm in


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In :)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments Great! I'll add you all. :)


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Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Great.:) Welcome aboard.


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Collette Morris (candibelle) | 51 comments Add me Courtney, I'm ready to go!




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Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Awesome.:)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments Great!


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Victoria Scott | 466 comments I'm in, sounds fun! :)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments You have all been added. :)


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Dawnie I'm in as well :)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments Excellent. :)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments For the "reading sprint" category the sprint must take place within our group. We will be hosting some specific ones to give everyone a chance to participate, but you can also set them up yourselves using this thread: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... and then post the link with your review.


Colleen-Is Trying to Catch Up Got a Lot Going On 🤪 (colleensreadingadventures) | 967 comments I'm not too late to join am I? This sounds fun!! :)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments Definitely not! Feel free to chat/plan with the rest of the participants over on that thread.


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments Results!

Our winner for the Olympic Challenge is Dawnie! And our random winner is Bookbuyer! Congratulations to you both and thank you everyone for participating!


Colleen-Is Trying to Catch Up Got a Lot Going On 🤪 (colleensreadingadventures) | 967 comments Congrats Dawnie and Bookbuyer!! This challenge was a lot of fun..all the challenges this group comes up with are fun. Thanks Courtney & Jackie!! :)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8237 comments Thanks, Colleen! I'm glad you enjoy them. :)


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