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message 1: by Trisha (last edited Aug 01, 2016 04:40AM) (new)

Trisha Team Lunate

✔ Trisha
Evaguel
✔ Siobhan
✔ Drishti
✔Connie

Ways to earn points:

• For every book read, you and your team will earn one point.

• For every buddy read you participate in, you and your team will earn one point.

• For every title or quote guessed correctly, your team will earn 4 points.

Rules:

All titles used are classed as YA books.

• Books must be read from the 1st of August to the 31st of August 2016.

• Books must be at least 100 pages in length, 150 pages for middle grade books, and 300 pages for poetry books/books written in verse.

• Buddy read must take place in our group to count.

• Letters guessed have to be the first letter in the book title / author's name to count, unless it's a bonus guess (from taking part in a buddy read for the book you read and reviewed.)

• Letter guesses have to be based on the English title. (However, you can still read the book in any language you like.)

• Your team have to read at least 1 book before making a guess, and you only get one guess per book read.


message 2: by Drishti (new)

Drishti (drishti_ohri) | 1090 comments Hi guys! Checking in! :)


message 3: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Hi Drishti!!


message 4: by Trisha (new)

Trisha looks like we need to pick a number between 1 and 300

any numbers sound good?


message 5: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments hey :) checking in :) i dont mind what number we pick. 7 is my fav number


message 6: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Hello Siobhan!


message 7: by Drishti (new)

Drishti (drishti_ohri) | 1090 comments Hi Siobhan!

I don't have any number preference too. Any works. :)


message 8: by Drishti (new)

Drishti (drishti_ohri) | 1090 comments Since we need to choose our first number ASAP, I think we should decide now. So how about 26? (It's my birth date. :P)


message 9: by Trisha (last edited Jul 31, 2016 11:13AM) (new)

Trisha Let's go with

Number #1: 7
(what Siobhan said a few posts up)
Then, back up number or number #2: 26


I wasn't sure how long we wait for our last teammate to show up. I've never played a group game like this for this group and I've never not had a captain.....


message 10: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments m sitting down tonight to plan out the months reads :) anyone know what they will be reading?


message 11: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Yes!!

I have a shelf for that! :)

August Reads

I will definitely add and remove some, but these are a few I want to try to get done

What are you planning?


message 12: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Our First Set #7 has been posted!


message 13: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments i have some review books i need to get done and then im free to read whatever so im pulling my bookcases apart lol


message 14: by Abbie (new)

Abbie | 27856 comments Removing Evaguel from your team, Adding Connie. :)


message 15: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 4009 comments Hello!


message 16: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 4009 comments Guys I have Together Apart by Natalie K. Martin Read and reviewed, do you want to discuss the letters, or are we each just going in ourselves?


message 17: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 4009 comments I will also have The Princess Diaries finished within an hour :)


message 18: by Drishti (new)

Drishti (drishti_ohri) | 1090 comments Hey Connie! :)


message 19: by Drishti (new)

Drishti (drishti_ohri) | 1090 comments Connie wrote: "Guys I have Together Apart by Natalie K. Martin Read and reviewed, do you want to discuss the letters, or are we each just going in ourselves?"

Umm... I have never done this challenge or anything like it before. So I don't know what is a better strategy. What do you guys think?


message 20: by Drishti (last edited Aug 01, 2016 04:17AM) (new)

Drishti (drishti_ohri) | 1090 comments siobhan wrote: "m sitting down tonight to plan out the months reads :) anyone know what they will be reading?"

I'll be reading these:
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5) by Rick Riordan Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8) by J.K. Rowling The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky The Martian by Andy Weir

I'll obviously be reading a couple more, but not decided which ones yet.


message 21: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Hello Connie! Welcome to the team!

I haven't played this game either

I'm reading a book (plan to be done today) that we have the choice of:
A, V or S but it looks like you have all those letters in your above books too.

I'm okay with playing this first round without a strategy until we start getting some letters filled in


message 22: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 4009 comments I have the Princess Diaries read and reviewed, I'll have Matched, Hereafter, Airhead and maybe Harry Potter 7 finished today


message 23: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 4009 comments I went ahead and picked our next number, I hope that's okay, 4 is my lucky number so!


message 24: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Go Connie! You are a reading machine! lol


message 25: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Drishti wrote: "siobhan wrote: "m sitting down tonight to plan out the months reads :) anyone know what they will be reading?"

I'll be reading these:
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai ..."


I LOVED the Martian!! I hope you enjoy it!


message 26: by Trisha (last edited Aug 02, 2016 08:23AM) (new)

Trisha I'm planning to finish:
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

&

How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles
___________________________________
currently our hangman looks like this:

Set 2, #4

Letters guessed: T, E, A, S

_ as _ _ e _ a _e By _ _ _ _e * _ _ _ _ as _ e _
_________________________________________________

Since T,E,A & S have already been picked.

Are there letters you guys think I should go for??

Book 1: Should I do M? D? O?
Book 2: R, L or H?


message 27: by Drishti (new)

Drishti (drishti_ohri) | 1090 comments I think you should go for R or H...


message 28: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 4009 comments I've finished Airhead by Meg Cabot and Matched by Ally Condie so I have A, M and C to use!:)


message 29: by Trisha (last edited Aug 03, 2016 04:28AM) (new)

Trisha perfect! I'll go for R or H
unless we solve the current one with all your new guesses, Connie!! :D


message 30: by Trisha (last edited Aug 03, 2016 08:11PM) (new)

Trisha yay! go Connie! Another one solved!!

I finished my next book but I'm going to wait to guess a letter until we get a response from your 2 choices (especially since my book has so many letter choices)

How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles

I'll keep checking back but I'll either go with: M or T if that sounds okay?


message 31: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 4009 comments Sorry I keep storming ahead! Yeah go with whatever you think :D


message 32: by Trisha (new)

Trisha No, no problem!! You are reading a ton more than me! Storm ahead :D You're doing great. I feel bad that I'm not helping much..


message 33: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 4009 comments It's okay seriously! This is a medium team so as long as the 8 books are read it's sweet!


message 34: by Trisha (new)

Trisha oh man! I've been starting at our puzzle and just decided to throw another letter out there...

I mean:

Stray
spray
straw
strap

I can't find the right author! LOL

and then the author!!

E__r_

Elora?

lol I can't seem to crack this one....


message 35: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Yay! Well done Connie! You cracked it like it was nothing!


message 36: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments Trisha thank you for fixing the page count :)


message 37: by Trisha (new)

Trisha No problem :)

Wow, we are really cranking through the hangman numbers! WOOHOO!


message 38: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 4009 comments Sorry it's been a few days! I had a few long days in work!


message 39: by Trisha (last edited Aug 08, 2016 06:14PM) (new)

Trisha Awe I hope things get better, Connie!
My kids started school today so it's been a busy one of running around - but I"m finally sitting down to read for the night
Tomorrow I will definitely get more reading done :)


message 40: by Trisha (last edited Aug 09, 2016 04:21PM) (new)

Trisha OMG we get a free letter guess!!
Anyone have a letter they want to throw out there??

I was thinking C? or A?


message 41: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 4009 comments If we're starting a new guess I'd go with T or E, they are the most commonly used letters in the english language


message 42: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Yeah, I was anticipating finishing that one

guess I'll throw a free E out there!


message 43: by Drishti (new)

Drishti (drishti_ohri) | 1090 comments Hi team! I'm so sorry for the lack of communication from my end! RL has been particularly hard on me these days. I have been trying, but I can't bring myself to read for the past one week. I have finished only one book this month. Still have to write the review, though. Will do that this weekend. On the bright side, I'm currently reading three books and I'm close to finishing all of them.

Btw great job, guys! We're earning so many points! I'll try and contribute, too!


message 44: by Trisha (new)

Trisha awe, no worries Drishti!
Reading slumps (and stressful real lives) are the hardest to shake off. Just be well. Reading and games should be fun. :)

and fingers crossed those 3 books are good ones!


message 45: by Drishti (new)

Drishti (drishti_ohri) | 1090 comments Thanks for understanding, Trisha! :)


message 46: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Hey guys!

Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing! How are you guys?
As of yesterday, we're half way through the challenge!


message 47: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments This reading slump is really getting to me :( ive started a few books but cant seem to finish any :(


message 48: by Trisha (new)

Trisha awe Siobhan, that sounds frustrating. I'm so sorry, reading slumps are the worst!

You might try some short novellas for your favorite series or maybe a book in verse? I know these seem to help me shake it off....

but I know they are awful. I hope it gets better soon!


message 49: by Siobhan (last edited Aug 23, 2016 01:36PM) (new)

Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments I avoided the internet and got my mojo back :) i took some advice and re read a book i loved and that helped :) i will have reviews posted tonight or tomorrow for 2 books at least im on a 3rd now and almost done


message 50: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Yay! congrats on kicking that slump's behind :)


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