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ARCHIVE Team Challenge: UNO 2017 > Team Kate Daniels

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message 1: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (last edited Jan 27, 2017 01:31AM) (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments
Team Kate Daniels



Team Members:
♦ Eldarwen (Captain)
♦ Annika (Co-Captain)
♦ Chris Craig
♦ Ginger
♦ Lauri Saplad
♦ Christine
♦ LaurLa
♦ Annalisa

Heather



Team Spreadsheet


message 2: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (last edited Feb 12, 2017 01:39PM) (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments
“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars




message 3: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (last edited Apr 13, 2017 05:37PM) (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments

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message 5: by Eldarwen (last edited Jan 23, 2017 12:57AM) (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Summary of our February cards:

0 : 4
1 : 8
2 : 6
3 : 6
4 : 5
5 : 8
6 : 7
7 : 6
8 : 7
9 : 8
Draw 2 : 5
Reverse : 8
Skip : 6
Wild : 3
Wild Draw 4 : 4


message 6: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments reserved


message 7: by Eldarwen (last edited Jan 22, 2017 01:15AM) (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Hello and welcome to team Kate Daniels!

Now, who here does not know where the character is from? If you don't know Kate, and by extension Curran, you should really remedy that right away and go read the series! It is fantastic! Not only does it have a great world setting, but it has awesome characters, good plots, a lovely romance and the writing in general is just awe-inspiring.

Enough gushing for now though ;-)

When you're checking into the thread, if you could all please post a link to your Uno shelves that would be great, thanks!

Please also make sure that you know what to do for each card - you can find the explanation to the cards in the general info on the challenge.

The link to the spreadsheet is in the first post, if you already want to have a look at our first hands for the month of February.

If you have questions, feel free to ask! :-)


message 8: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments Hi everyone!

What are you talking about E? We're not allowed to gush over Curran? I'm on the wrong team! ;)




message 9: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Lol, feel free to gush as much as you want, Annika!! I was just talking about myself ;-) I could go on and on and on haha.


message 10: by Lauri (last edited Jan 22, 2017 10:34PM) (new)

Lauri Saplad (otwlauri) | 529 comments Aloha everyone! I'm Lauri from Hawaii & I'm so excited to be here! I saw names posted this morning about 2:30am (Hawaii time), but then they all magically disappeared!

I have not read any Kate Daniels yet, but they are on my TBR list...

I played UNO last year & had a blast! Fun fact: I have never actually played a real game of UNO in my life yet...
Can't wait to start!!

I still can't do the link thing yet, but my shelf is uno 2017


message 11: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Hello and welcome, Lauri!

No worries about the shelf, I should be able to find it with the name :-)

Uno is quite fun actually! The more people playing, the better, and it's lovely for people like Annika, who like to let their evil side rule ;-) You can make people draw lots and lots of cards hehe.

As for Kate Daniels - absolutely push that upwards on your list. Such a good series! :-D


message 12: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments Hi Lauri!

Nice to meet you again :)

And I totally agree with E, you need to read the Kate Daniels books, they are great! Well, the first one isn't the best, but trust me, keep going and you won't regret it!

E - what do you mean I'm evil? I'm obviously the nicest person around.


Don't I always try to add to your TBR, and give you more great books to read ;)


message 13: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Lol, you sure do!! That's why I need to join Karen's "Cleaning Out Your TBR Closet" challenge :-p


message 14: by Annika (last edited Jan 22, 2017 11:59PM) (new)

Annika | 1412 comments
(Or not) ;)


message 15: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Sure you are :-p


message 16: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments ummm, maybe I should say no comments to that? ;)


message 17: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments Eldarwen wrote: "Lol, you sure do!! That's why I need to join Karen's "Cleaning Out Your TBR Closet" challenge :-p"

But you need to more than just join... you need to read books from your list too... LOL!


message 18: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Lol, right! I knew there was something I was forgetting about that ;-)

I'll do my best! I promise that I'll read more than just 2 off of that list this year! :-)


message 19: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments I'm trying to read 2 off my closet list per month. My problem is then I go and request a whole bunch of new books from NetGalley :o


message 20: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Lol! Well at least then the TBR remains sort of balanced. For every book you read, you add at least one new one ;-)

It's not a bad way of doing it though, 2 books per month... The thing is that I've put a lot of books on that list I'm not in the mood for at the moment. Though I'll read one in February for sure and that's The Black Prism. A fat 700 page book :-D I love his writing, so I'm happy to finally pick this one up.


message 21: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments I hate starting huge books, for some reason they just seem too long, so I rarely read books >600 pages


message 22: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments I'm the same Annika. I seem to have a mental blockage about reading books over 500/600 pages. I really need to be in the right mood, or be doing it for book club, or have the audio.
I just get bored too easily I think. I like shorter books as they keep my attention more


message 23: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 446 comments Hi Eldarwen - just popping in to see your new stomping ground.

Kate is a great character


message 24: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (last edited Jan 23, 2017 01:28AM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments I've not read anything by that author E. You'll have to let me know if it is worth the time investment!


message 25: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "I've not read anything by that author E. You'll have to let me know if it is worth the time investment!"

I've read 2 books, but I realised that I'm not a huge high fantasy fan.
(And this is the point where we talk *very, very* quietly about Durzo Blint and The Way of Shadows not making the team cuts....)


message 26: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments They do look a little daunting at times, but that one made me squeal like a little girl when I took it out of the box and realised it was that fat!!

Sometimes a large book is just exactly what I want to hold in my hands. Though I do enjoy the shorter ones, too. 350ish pages is always a good size, I find.


message 27: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "I've not read anything by that author E. You'll have to let me know if it is worth the time investment!"

Oh, absolutely try his Night Angel trilogy! Starting with The Way of Shadows. I loved that trilogy! It has a TON of characters, so be warned, it's tough keeping track at first, but the characters are absolutely wonderful.


message 28: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Sally906 wrote: "Hi Eldarwen - just popping in to see your new stomping ground.

Kate is a great character"


Sallyyyyyy :-))


message 29: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments I'm not a big High Fantasy reader either, but I've been trying to expand myself a little as I have read quite a few good ones over the last few years!
There's also just the physical discomfort of holding a large book - I prefer them on my kindle lol


message 30: by Lauri (new)

Lauri Saplad (otwlauri) | 529 comments I love those chunkster books, but it's hard to slide them into challenges with time constraints. I'm re-reading The Far Pavillions this year. I think it has like 900+ pages. I'll be lucky if I finish by the end of the year!


message 31: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Lol Annika - Durzo Blint totally deserves being a team name! He's awesome :-D
Maybe next year? ;-)


message 32: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments Eek! And you're re-reading it Lauri! Nice one

I do intend to read The Count of Monte Cristo this year. I just need to wait until I have the right mood ;)


message 33: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments I did put him on the possible list, but then he was sorted out.
- Don't hate us ;)

You never know what we'll come up with next year - stay tuned


message 34: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Lauri wrote: "I love those chunkster books, but it's hard to slide them into challenges with time constraints. I'm re-reading The Far Pavillions this year. I think it has like 900+ pages. I'll be..."

Wow, that is a doorstop! Since you're re-reading it though, it must be good? :-)

Definitely hard to slide them into challenges, but I still try from time to time, just because. I read too many short books last year to fill tasks quicker for challenges and it has really soured my taste in short books (anything below 250 pages).


message 35: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Annika wrote: "I did put him on the possible list, but then he was sorted out.
- Don't hate us ;)

You never know what we'll come up with next year - stay tuned"


Star Wars :-p
Hasn't that been settled already in the pre-challenge chat?? ;-)


message 36: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments I figure if we bring Tower Teams back this year I can read my chunksters then for big points. Teehee


message 37: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Eek! And you're re-reading it Lauri! Nice one

I do intend to read The Count of Monte Cristo this year. I just need to wait until I have the right mood ;)"


Ooooh yes! I do want to read that one, too, but it's definitely something you have to be in the mood for. I once watched the French movie adaptation which was (according to my mother) very close to the book and it was fantastic!! Long-winded for sure, but very, very good.


message 38: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments The only way I can make it though the bricks is by listening to the audios - they forces me through the books =P


message 39: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments Eldarwen wrote: "Annika wrote: "I did put him on the possible list, but then he was sorted out.
- Don't hate us ;)

You never know what we'll come up with next year - stay tuned"

Star Wars :-p
Hasn't that been set..."



Oooh, you mean that it's you that decides the teams.
Did we know this Karen? ;)


message 40: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments Annika wrote: "The only way I can make it though the bricks is by listening to the audios - they forces me through the books =P"

I do that too. I think we may have similar reading patterns ;)
I have the physical copy to refer to, and then pound through on audio


message 41: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments Maybe we're related? ;)


message 42: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Audio without a physical copy is impossible for me. I need to read along from time to time or I won't retain anything at all of the book. I'm very weird that way.

But ... long audios, like the really long ones, are just as scary as holding the doorstop in my hands. Just thinking about the fact that I'm going to have to listen to a book for 40 hours... Yikes!


message 43: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments Annika wrote: "Eldarwen wrote: "Annika wrote: "I did put him on the possible list, but then he was sorted out.
- Don't hate us ;)

You never know what we'll come up with next year - stay tuned"

Star Wars :-p
Has..."


Lol!
Gosh I can't beleive we are talking team names for next year already :o


message 44: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments Annika wrote: "Maybe we're related? ;)"

Long lost cousin? ;)


message 45: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Annika wrote: "Eldarwen wrote: "Annika wrote: "I did put him on the possible list, but then he was sorted out.
- Don't hate us ;)

You never know what we'll come up with next year - stay tuned"

St..."


I know... I think uno is popular ;)


message 46: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments Eldarwen wrote: "Audio without a physical copy is impossible for me. I need to read along from time to time or I won't retain anything at all of the book. I'm very weird that way.

But ... long audios, like the rea..."


I agree. I can rarely listen to an audiobook without having an ebook or paperback to refer to. Some of the less complicated ones like Jojo Moyes are fine, but Fantasy is always difficult due to the number of characters they tend to have, and maps etc.
I throw audio to 1.25x and then that 40 hour book doesn't feel quite so bad (even though it takes me 2 week to listen to)...lol!


message 47: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Annika wrote: "Maybe we're related? ;)"

Long lost cousin? ;)"


Could be ;)


message 48: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3558 comments Annika wrote: "Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Annika wrote: "Maybe we're related? ;)"

Long lost cousin? ;)"

Could be ;)"


Scary thought ;-)


message 49: by Annika (new)

Annika | 1412 comments Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Eldarwen wrote: "Audio without a physical copy is impossible for me. I need to read along from time to time or I won't retain anything at all of the book. I'm very weird that way.

But ... long aud..."


Karen what do you use when listening to audio, I would love to speed up mine, but haven't found an app that let's me do that. :(


message 50: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2911 comments Eldarwen wrote: "Annika wrote: "Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Annika wrote: "Maybe we're related? ;)"

Long lost cousin? ;)"

Could be ;)"

Scary thought ;-)"


Lol. Be nice!


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