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message 1: by Almeta (last edited Oct 31, 2016 03:53AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments
noon Saturday, October 22nd, to noon Saturday, October 29th, EDT

Each book must be at least 150 pages.
We're Off to See the Wizard's Rules and Tasks
Cee the Wizard Tricks (Reporting Thread)
Chat with all Teams at Follow the Yellow Brick Road

355 points from these Team Munchkins:
Almeta Bagged 120 Treats  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo candy-Apple_zpsrq1qnzo1.jpg  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo candy-Apple_zpsrq1qnzo1.jpg  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png
Carol Bagged 20 Treats  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png
Emily Bagged 20 Treats  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png


message 2: by Almeta (last edited Oct 31, 2016 03:53AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments KimeyDiann Bagged 25 Treats  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo candy-Apple_zpsrq1qnzo1.jpg

Lisa Bagged 50 Treats  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png

Lynn Bagged 40 Treats  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png

Poongothai Bagged 40 Treats  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png

Roz Bagged 40 Treats  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo a6d28f1b-5714-41fc-8e36-5efdab3978e6_zpsfkh8zbp3.png  photo candy-Apple_zpsrq1qnzo1.jpg  photo candy-Apple_zpsrq1qnzo1.jpg


message 3: by Almeta (last edited Oct 23, 2016 09:13PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments I'm setting up Team Almeta Belongs To now. Too impatient!


message 4: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47847 comments ROFL! You're hilarious.


message 5: by KimeyDiann (new)

KimeyDiann | 2174 comments Too funny!


message 6: by Almeta (last edited Oct 21, 2016 08:35AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments KimeyDiann wrote: "Too funny!"

Janice wrote: "ROFL! You're hilarious."

Gotta DO something! ☻


message 7: by Almeta (last edited Oct 22, 2016 02:47AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments What are your ideas for a team name?

Off to Cee the Wizard
Cee Behind the Curtain
Ease on Down the Road
C's the Day
C's the Moment
C's the Wizard



message 8: by Almeta (last edited Oct 23, 2016 01:18PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Here's my list of choices:

One Shot = movie
Riders = Dorothy Gale, YA book.
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter = Tin Man, Romance
The Monkey Thief The Monkey Thief by Aileen Kilgore Henderson Cowardly Lion, animal on the cover
Mr Wong Goes West Mr Wong Goes West by Nury Vittachi = Glinda the Good Witch of the North, crown
The Axeman's Jazz = takes place between 1900 and 1950, 1919
The Coral Turtle Mystery = Scarecrow, children's book
Wicked = Follow the Yellow Brick Road, fantasy
The War of the Worlds = classic
Bloodlist = Wicked Witch of the West, horror
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? =Tin Man, andriod
The Grifters = The Wizard , Confidence Man
Eileen = I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too, thriller
The Visitant = "The Merry Old Land of Oz", takes place before 1800
Farewell, Dorothy Parker = "Follow the Yellow Brick Road", fantasy
The Last Policeman = "We're Off to See the Wizard", sci fi
Don't Ever Get Old = Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, and Miss Gulch, family
True Grit ="If I Only Had the Nerve", genre you rarely read, westerns
Crank ="If I Only Had the Nerve", genre you rarely read, poetry
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie - Ruby Slippers

There are a couple of days when I won't be around much, so I don't know how many I will be able to complete. Certainly not the whole list!☻


message 9: by Lisa (last edited Oct 22, 2016 04:18AM) (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Hi Team C!

Waving photo: tumblr_ls3w1jIB5a1qbfz1q.gif

Almeta, I am on your team again :) This is becoming a habit ;)


message 10: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 401 comments Morning, Team C! Just happy to be here and pulling my pile of options together bedside....


message 11: by Lisa (last edited Oct 22, 2016 03:31AM) (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Here are a few of the books that I will be picking from:

Scarecrow - Read a children's book - Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

The Wicked Witch of the West - Read a horror book - The Vanishment

"The Merry Old Land of Oz" - Read a book that takes place before 1800 - Regicide: Peter Abelard and the Great Jewel

"If I were King of the Forest - Read a book with a person of royalty as a main or secondary character - Cruel as the Grave

Read a book that was turned into a movie - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

"Over the Rainbow" - Read a GLBT book - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Almeta wrote: "What are your ideas for a team name?

Off to Cee the Wizard
Cee Behind the Curtain
Ease on Down the Road
C's the Day
C's the Moment
C's the Wizard"


I quite like 'Off to Cee the Wizard".


message 13: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 401 comments Some ideas, so far:
The Mingrelian Conspiracy - takes place between 1900 and 1950
The Old Man in the Corner -short stories
The Elementals -horror
Visitation -short stories
The White Mirror -takes place before 1800
Good Morning, Midnight -read a genre you rarely read (sci-fi/fantasy)
Borkmann's Point -mystery
Lucky Jim -classic
The Water Rat of Wanchai -mystery
The Devil's Feather -thriller


message 14: by Emily (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments Hi teamies! I haven't done a toppled in awhile so I'm excited. Can we repeat tasks as a team?


message 15: by Almeta (last edited Oct 22, 2016 05:14AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Lisa wrote: "Hi Team C!
Almeta, I am on your team again :) This is becoming a habit ;)"


lol! Destiny!

It appears that Photobucket is going to be uncooperative for us Lisa. jMom has had similar problems.


message 16: by Almeta (last edited Oct 22, 2016 04:56AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Emily wrote: "Hi teamies! I haven't done a toppled in awhile so I'm excited. Can we repeat tasks as a team?"

You can repeat them all EXCEPT for the Freebie Flying Monkey task. The team can only apply that choice twice.


message 17: by Roz (last edited Oct 22, 2016 05:28AM) (new)

Roz | 3547 comments Wow, I just got up and feel like I'm late for the party
I was planning to start with Run for Horror and move on from there.
So far my other choices are:

Peter Pan YA
Girl With a Pearl Earring Movie
Black Beauty Animal character (Toto)
The Time Keeper Fantasy
Still Life with Breadcrumbs Romance
The Secret Garden Classic
Charlotte's Web Children


message 18: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Lisa wrote: "Here are a few of the books that I will be picking from: ..."

I was quite impressed with The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. It was a quick read but not an easy subject.


message 19: by Lisa (last edited Oct 22, 2016 05:25AM) (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Almeta wrote: "Lisa wrote: "Hi Team C!
Almeta, I am on your team again :) This is becoming a habit ;)"

lol! Destiny!

It appears that Photobucket is going to be uncooperative for us Lisa. jMom has had similar pr..."


It sure picks its moments to be uncooperative. I mean, doesn't it know we have a toppler to cheerlead?! :)


message 20: by Almeta (last edited Oct 22, 2016 05:35AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Carol wrote: "Morning, Team C! Just happy to be here and pulling my pile of options together bedside...."

Good Morning Carol!

Good list.


message 21: by Lisa (last edited Oct 22, 2016 05:31AM) (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Almeta wrote: "Lisa wrote: "Here are a few of the books that I will be picking from: ..."

I was quite impressed with The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. It was a quick read but not an easy subject."


I have been meaning to read it for ages. I saw the film a few years ago so I know to come prepared with tissues! Have you seen the film? It's quite good.


message 22: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Lisa wrote: ",,,,Have you seen the film? It's quite good. ."

No I haven't. I should put it at the top of my Netflix queue.


message 23: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Roz wrote: "Wow, I just got up and feel like I'm late for the party
I was planning to start with Run for Horror and move on from there.
So far my other choices are:..."


Another nice list.

Any preferences for a team name?


message 24: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Lisa wrote: "...It sure picks its moments to be uncooperative. I mean, doesn't it know we have a toppler to cheerlead?! :) ..."

I knoooow! It is taking all the fun out of it.


message 25: by Roz (new)

Roz | 3547 comments I like "Off to Cee the Wizard".


message 26: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments And we're off! :) Good luck everyone!

First up for me is Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. What about the rest of you?


message 27: by Almeta (last edited Oct 22, 2016 12:16PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Going with Off to Cee the Wizard as the team name.


message 28: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Starting with The Coral Turtle Mystery.

Have fun everyone!


message 29: by Carol (last edited Oct 22, 2016 01:23PM) (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 401 comments Starting with The Mingrelian Conspiracy, a historical mystery.


message 30: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments Janice gave me the help I needed:

If you are snagging images straight off the internet without editing them, it might be easier to use the html coding in the link above:

< img src="website" / > Remove the spaces.


message 31: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments I finished my first book, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, and have reported it in our thread. I quite enjoyed it and rated it 3.5 stars. It's not the best children's book I have ever read but it was entertaining and a quick and easy read. It is also a really pretty book to look at as it has silver foil end papers, some great illustrations, the pages have shiny, purple edges and there is also a little book included at the end written by the titular ghost mouse.

I will start my second book tomorrow.

Goodnight everyone! Happy reading!


message 32: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47847 comments jaxnsmom wrote: "Janice gave me the help I needed:

If you are snagging images straight off the internet without editing them, it might be easier to use the html coding in the link above:

Remove the spaces."


I'm glad it helped.


message 33: by Almeta (last edited Oct 22, 2016 09:36PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Apparently this bug has been reported in several different editing functions.,,,profile photo, book cover, images in reviews, etc.

Goodreads is aware and working on the problem.

It is not about Photobucket, but rather Goodreads and Amazon.


message 34: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Good morning photo: good morning 2dbfb823.gif

How are you all doing? It's a lovely, sunny, crisp autumn morning here. I hope it stays nice for the rest of the day!

We are doing a good job so far, a couple of books have already been completed Thumbs up photo: Thumbs Up thumbsup.gif

I will start my second book, Cruel as the Grave, a bit later.


message 35: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Good Morning Team!

Nice way to be greeted in the morning Lisa!


message 36: by Emily (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments Morning! I'm about halfway through my first book


message 37: by Lynn (last edited Oct 23, 2016 11:20AM) (new)

Lynn | 2591 comments Hello everyone, sorry for my lateness in arriving on the threads but I have completed my first book already so I hope that makes up for it.

I'll go an report once I work out which category to put it in! lol


message 38: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Emily wrote: "Morning! I'm about halfway through my first book"

Good to Cee you Emily!


message 39: by Almeta (last edited Oct 23, 2016 08:18AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Lynn wrote: "I...'ll go an report once I work out which category to put it in! lol ...."

I put your book under GLBT Lynn. Just because I liked the candy reference that I used the best.

It can be changed if you wish. I don't think that there are any rules about completing ALL tasks as a team this time.


message 40: by KimeyDiann (new)

KimeyDiann | 2174 comments Hello all! My Saturday was pretty busy so I'm just getting started today! I'm excited to "off to cee the wizard" with such a fan tastic team!


message 41: by KimeyDiann (new)

KimeyDiann | 2174 comments Oh yeah, I'm going to start by reading Dixie Divas which should work for the ruby slipper category and qualify for the extra 5 points for having red shoes on the cover.
I'm going to try to fit an audio book in as well, but i don't know what that will be yet.


message 42: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Hello, Emily, Lynn and KimeyDiann! :)


message 43: by Almeta (last edited Oct 23, 2016 09:14PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments KimeyDiann wrote: "Oh yeah, I'm going to start by reading Dixie Divas which should work for the ruby slipper category and qualify for the extra 5 points for having red shoes on the cover. ..."

Good that someone is thinking of those extra points!☺

I almost forgot about that part of the tasks.

When chosing your books, Don't forget the Bonus Points photo CandyBonusPoints_zpsd3ibswhv.jpg


message 44: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10082 comments Read Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West for the "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" fantasy. I should have skipped it; was too long and not as much fun as I thought it wold be.


message 45: by Roz (last edited Oct 23, 2016 03:11PM) (new)

Roz | 3547 comments Almeta, I read Wicked and had to look up every other word in the dictionary. Took all the joy out of it.


message 46: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Almeta wrote: "Read Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West for the "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" fantasy. I should have skipped it; was too long and not as much fun as I thought ..."

I have been debating for ages whether to add this but I don't think I will now.

I am 55% of the way through my second book. It's the second book in a medieval murder mystery series and it's really enjoyable so far.


message 47: by Lisa (last edited Oct 23, 2016 03:50PM) (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments A couple more books have been finished today :)

Good job photo: good job GoodJob.gif


I am off to bed now. Goodnight one and all.


message 48: by Roz (new)

Roz | 3547 comments I'm almost finished listening to The Time Keeper. I would have been done but I went to a birthday party (50th) this afternoon. It's one of the stranger books I've ever read.


message 49: by KimeyDiann (new)

KimeyDiann | 2174 comments The book I'm reading just mentioned the word "tippling" I actually thought that was a YLTO made up word to go with our topplers. Speaking of, is anyone tippling? I'm sticking to water right now, but may have wine later in the week.


message 50: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments Not tippling right now, but may have a mug of port before going to bed. Last night I had port and scotch, so I'm definitely doing some tippling during the Toppler. I told the guys at the liquor store that I've decided I have to try some of whatever's being drank in the books I read. Now I have to go back and get some brandy :)


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