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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jun 09, 2017 11:14PM) (new)

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Faction: DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE/EMPIRE: Characters

Mentor: Kelly


Alessandra (Captain)
Tayla Anderson Robichaud (Co-Captain)
Alexandria
SthTxDawn
Joy Putney
Caroline Tremblay
Monica
Reed Raab
Alexis
Kim Mitchell
Kristin
Jennifer

Aliakbar Attarwala


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message 5: by Alessandra (last edited Jun 12, 2017 08:18AM) (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Team Shelves:

Alessandra- ttv

Tayla- Tower Teams

Alex- nbrc-ttv

Dawn- tt-v

Joy- nbrc-tower-v

Caroline- Tower

Monica-2017-nbrc-ttv-count-dooku

Reed- Tower-Teams-5

Alexis- Tower-Team

Kim- tower-2017

Kristin- tower-5

Jennifer- tt2017


message 6: by Alessandra (last edited May 30, 2017 08:58AM) (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments POINTS STRUCTURE

Books between 100 and 160 pages (100 pages or 25,000 words is the minimum) = 5 points
Books between 161 pages and 350 pages = 20 points
Books between 351 and 500 pages = 40 points
Books between 501 and 650 pages = 60 points
Books between 651 and 800 pages = 80 points
Books between 801 and 900 pages = 100 points
Books over 901 pages = 130 points

For current BOM (Book of the Month) discussions
Writing a day's worth of discussion questions = 40 points
Participating in a current BOM (participating in discussion) = 20 points


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Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Hello Count Dooku team! I am your captain and I am looking forward to working with you.

When you first post, please give us a little information:

1. the link and name to your shelf you will be using for Tower Teams
2. Your name/ what you like to be called
3. Where you are from and what times you are usually on goodreads
4. What is your favorite book/author/genre?
5. Something interesting you want us to know!

And remember have fun!


message 12: by Alessandra (last edited Apr 20, 2017 01:51PM) (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments 1. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
ttv
2. Alessandra or Allie is fine
3. CT, USA usually on at various times monday-friday, not as much on saturday and sunday
4. Favorite classic author is Fitzgerald, favorite modern author is Jennifer Weiner/Rainbow Rowell. Too many favorite books to name. Love YA, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Realistic Fiction
5. I am a children/ya librarian and I have a dog named Honey Nut Cheerio- she is my best bud!


message 13: by Joy (last edited Apr 20, 2017 10:54AM) (new)

Joy | 281 comments Hi all!

1. the link and name to your shelf you will be using for Tower Teams
nbrc-tower-v

2. Your name/ what you like to be called
Joy is fine! :)

3. Where you are from and what times you are usually on goodreads
GA, USA; I'm usually on in the mornings before noon.

4. What is your favorite book/author/genre?
My two favorite books are Jane Eyre and The Orphan Master's Son.

I think my favorite single author is Jodi Picoult.

My favorite genre is fantasy.

5. Something interesting you want us to know!
I'm also doing the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge this year. I'm a PhD student in biology.


message 14: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Welcome Joy!


message 15: by Tayla (last edited Apr 20, 2017 12:52PM) (new)

Tayla Potayta (potaytaspages) | 0 comments Hi all !!!
1. TowerTeams https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
2. Tayla :)
3. Massachusetts and I am usually on in the evening
4. Impossible but some of my favorite authors are: Cassandra Clare, richelle mead, Rick riordan, Siobhan Davis, Leigh bardugo and Victoria Aveyard
5. My profile picture is a bunch of authors I met and I at comic con


message 16: by Caroline (new)

Caroline (carolinet12) | 249 comments Hey everyone :)

1. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
My shelf is : tower

2. Caroline or Caro, whichever you like most !

3. I'm from Montreal and I'm generally on goodreads in the evening (or when I want to escape my job for a minute in the day :) )

4. My favorite book of all... Difficult. I really really enjoyed recently A Court of Thorns and Roses... but my all life crush would be The land of the painted cave.

Those 2 books represents the two gendres I like most : YA and historical fiction :)

5. I'm a proud owner of a toy poodle named Mooglie :) !!
My profile picture was taken in Prague this autumn.. Interestingly I posted it before knowing the theme of Tower Teams !!
Hum... I work in a pharmaceutical company.. and beside reading and working.. I enjoy spending time with my family and boyfriend, going to the movies, going to the library :D, etc...


message 17: by Caroline (last edited Apr 20, 2017 01:36PM) (new)

Caroline (carolinet12) | 249 comments Alessandra wrote: "1. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
ttv
2. Alessandra or Allie is fine..."


Hey Allie :) What is the race of your dog ??

I'm so glad you'll be able to give YA books recommandation !


message 18: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Caroline wrote: "Alessandra wrote: "1. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
ttv
2. Alessand..."


Hi Caroline,

My dog is a short-haired chihuahua and she is a chunk


message 19: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Welcome Tayla and Caroline!


message 20: by Alexandria (new)

Alexandria | 136 comments nbrc-ttv
Hey guys! My name is Alex and I'm from Wisconsin. I can't wait to get started!


message 21: by Monica (last edited Apr 20, 2017 02:25PM) (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 781 comments Hi everyone!!

1. the link and name to your shelf you will be using for Tower Teams: 2017 nbrc ttv count dooku

2. Your name/ what you like to be called: You can call me Monica or you can shorten it to Mon if you like

3. Where you are from and what times you are usually on goodreads: I am from Pennsylvania and I am usually logged into GR while I am at work. I don't necessarily check while at work unless I have time. I also will use the app when I am out and need to look something up or if I get bored. I do check GR from my phone when I get up in the morning. I do most of my posting at night.

4. What is your favorite book/author/genre? Wow to choose just one book. My favorite book from when I was young is The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. The first book I remember ever reading is: A Stranger Is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark. My newest fave book/series is the Harry Potter books.
My fave authors are: Mary Higgins Clark, Johanna Lindsey, J. K. Rowling, Allison Brennan, Kiera Cass, & Suzanne Collins
Fave Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, YA, Sci-Fi

5. Something interesting you want us to know! I have a beagle/basset mix named Samantha. She is 7. I also have another dog that is going home with his mother on April 22!! It will only be me and my dog from now on. I just started dating again since my divorce. I have a daughter that is married but no grand kids. I just have grand dogs. My daughter has a pit bull mix and my son has an Australian Shepherd mix. And I am currently trying to unpack all my books and organize them since my move in September. Oh and I am a huge Harry Potter fan!!


message 22: by Joy (new)

Joy | 281 comments Since we're talking dogs, I have a 7-year-old schnauzer mix named Snuffles, after Sirius Black's alias in the Harry Potter books. He's shy but sweet.

Of course, we got him a Marauders collar:




message 23: by Reed (last edited Apr 21, 2017 08:54AM) (new)

Reed Raab (reedraab) | 329 comments Hello Team!! It is a pleasure to meet you all!

1. the link and name to your shelf you will be using for Tower Teams
It's called tower team 5

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

2. Your name/ what you like to be called
Reed is cool.

3. Where you are from and what times you are usually on goodreads?
I'm from Long Island, NY and I'm usually on during work hours (on break of course lol) and maybe once a weekend.

4. What is your favorite book/author/genre?
I really enjoy Neil Gaiman and my favorite genres are Fantasy and Dystopian.

5. Something interesting you want us to know!
Just letting you guys know I'm a super slow reader but I will try my hardest to get more than one book in a week for you. I read a lot of comics and manga as well but it doesn't count. Sorry about that!

Loving all of these doggies you guys are talking about! Joy- I love the name (big thumbs up). I once had an invisible dog named Sirius because I was not allowed to have a real one in my parents' house. And I was also 22 when I had this invisible dog :-)


message 24: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Welcome Alex, Monica and Reed!

Loving how we have so many dog lovers and Harry Potter Fans!

That picture of snuffles is so cute!


message 25: by SthTx Dawn (new)

SthTx Dawn (dawn99) | 226 comments Hiya team..

here is the link to my tower teams shelf tt-v

My name is dawn..

I am from Texas currently living in a tiny..actually very tiny south texas town.

I am usually always on GR, but my trusty laptop just died on me so now my times will be in the evenings and weekends.

My favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, literaure, dystopia, ya, mystery, pnr, historical fiction, romance, chick lit, classics..prolly more that i am forgetting now.

I participated in the last tower teams and had a blast. My son is graduating from high school next month and I can't believe how fast time has flown by..


message 26: by Kme_17 (last edited Apr 22, 2017 09:19AM) (new)

Kme_17 | 453 comments Hi Guys My name is Kim. I am from Huntsville Alabama. I read pretty much every thing I can get my hands on. But especially romance and mystery's, I am looking forward to being on team with you all . : ) my Link to my shelf is my link text https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...



message 27: by Caroline (new)

Caroline (carolinet12) | 249 comments Hi guys !!

For the BOMs points.. I reserved all 3 books for may at my library but I don't know if I will get them on time. I'll keep you informed when I get confirmation and will reserve spots for writing DQs if I still can :)

Have a great weekend! ... It is raining here in Montreal *Yawns and takes a nap


message 28: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Hello, Everyone! I'm here if you need me (PM for fastest results). Otherwise, have a great game!


message 29: by Joy (new)

Joy | 281 comments I volunteered to write DQs for A Gentleman in Moscow and Strange the Dreamer, since those are ones I've been keen to read anyway. :) We'll see if I get them though because a lot of other people already signed up.


message 30: by Caroline (new)

Caroline (carolinet12) | 249 comments Thanks Joy !!!! :)


message 31: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Hello Dawn and Kim! Welcome!

Thanks Joy! And Caroline if you end up getting the other one just let us know!

We are still missing two people so I will give them until Wednesday to check in before I notify Kelly and the admins.


message 32: by Joy (new)

Joy | 281 comments In the mean time, people should volunteer to write BOM DQs if you can, because they're going to randomize who gets to write them from the sign-up list, and we get extra points for people writing them. :)


message 33: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Okay great! I didn't see that post Joy, but just went back and saw they said more than one person can volunteer. I volunteered for Strange the Dreamer cause it is available with no wait list at my library but the others I doubt I will get in time.


message 34: by Alexis (new)

Alexis | 69 comments 1. the link and name to your shelf you will be using for Tower Teams: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

2. Your name/ what you like to be called:
Alexis

3. Where you are from and what times you are usually on Goodreads:
I'm from Dallas, Texas and live in the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) metroplex. I'm normally on in the evening, but occasionally during the day.

4. What is your favorite book/author/genre?
My favorite genre is memoirs. Don't get me wrong, I love fiction and nonfiction. But it's cool to understand someone else's thoughts. I love "Let's Pretend this never happened" by Jenny Lawson. The way her brain works and how she writes is similar to how I think. Some people find her writing hard to follow, but you should definitely check it out if you like funny books and aren't offended by cursing.

5. Something interesting you want us to know!
I'm kind of an odd ball. I got married in February of this year and am learning how to live with someone. My husband and I met playing D&D. I'm a nerd and love learning. I study neuroscience and love brains and psychology. I am also a yoga instructor and dancer and actress (I haven't been in anything big). I love making new friends and getting book recommendations, so I'll gladly chat with and add anyone from this group. :)


message 35: by Caroline (new)

Caroline (carolinet12) | 249 comments I am still waiting for the 3 books for BOMs at my library... I don't think I'll be able to do DQs for The Circle :(... *fingers crossed for next one !


message 36: by Joy (new)

Joy | 281 comments Welcome Alexis! I also study neuroscience! That's super awesome.


message 37: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Welcome Alexis!

We are only waiting on one teammate now!


message 38: by Alexis (new)

Alexis | 69 comments I'm new to NBRC and it's my first time doing Tower Teams, could someone tell me what BOMs and DQs are? I'm guessing DQs are discussion questions?


message 39: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments BOM stands for Book of the Month, normally there are 3-4 each month, you can see what the BOMs are on the NBRC homepage under what we are reading/currently reading and upcoming.

DQ's are discussion questions. People will write DQ's each day for the current BOM

Hope that helps!


message 40: by Alexis (new)

Alexis | 69 comments Alessandra wrote: "BOM stands for Book of the Month, normally there are 3-4 each month, you can see what the BOMs are on the NBRC homepage under what we are reading/currently reading and upcoming.

DQ's are discussio..."


Yes! That helps a lot! Thank you! And they can keep track of that stuff and points without us doing anything special? (Other than saving the read books to our tower team shelf)


message 41: by Joy (new)

Joy | 281 comments Yep. There are fancy spreadsheets and tracking threads that will be used to tally points.


message 42: by Alexis (new)

Alexis | 69 comments Joy wrote: "Yep. There are fancy spreadsheets and tracking threads that will be used to tally points."

Well that's cool. Thanks :)


message 43: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 781 comments I haven't looked at the BOM. I have so many books that if I don't own the book I am trying to avoid borrowing any from the library besides the one for the book club I am in.

I am currently participating in a Bingo so I have a list of books I am trying to finish up for that challenge. Not sure when that will end but once it does than I might be able to participate in the BOM and and try to do DQ. I really hate trying to think up DQ.

It is great to see everyone chatting. If I don't respond or check in for a while don't think I am not here. I sometimes don't have a lot of time to post. I love seeing all the dog pictures.


message 44: by Reed (last edited Apr 30, 2017 07:14AM) (new)

Reed Raab (reedraab) | 329 comments Gah! I thought the challenge started tomorrow. I have to wait 4 more days!! Very excited to participate in this challenge with you guys :-)

I'm going to start this gigantic Sherlock volume on the 4th and read a bit at night while still reading regular books during my commute so hopefully at the end of the challenge we can use the big volume for 130 points!

As for the May BOMS- I can participate in Strange the Dreamer and A Gentleman in Moscow as long as no one takes them out of the library before they start. Someone has The Circle right now so I don't think I will get it in time.


message 45: by Alexis (last edited Apr 30, 2017 10:21AM) (new)

Alexis | 69 comments I started The Circle! I just have to make sure I finish it after the start date so that it counts for us!

I'll try to read other BOM books as well. But my goal is to read It by Stephen King which is over 1000 pages, American Gods, and maybe Sherlock holmes also. Reed, if I read Sherlock Holmes, then maybe we can discuss it! I just have to get the book first.


message 46: by Joy (new)

Joy | 281 comments It by Stephen King is fantastic! I just finished it last night. :) You will enjoy it.


message 47: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Only a couple more days until we start! What is everyone reading right now?


message 48: by SthTx Dawn (new)

SthTx Dawn (dawn99) | 226 comments i recently read a ton of sir arthur conan doyle's sherlock holmes stories..and even recently read The Lost World (not Holmes but still fantastic) all of which i loved and recommend. You can never go wrong with Stephen King of course or Neil Gaiman.. a couple of my favorite authors. I am finishing up Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne and The Woman who Stole My Life by Marion Keyes.. For another challenge I had Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell lined up so i'll read that for some big book pts.. Unfortunately I can't get my hands on any of the bom books.. sad face... maybe next time around..


message 49: by Caroline (new)

Caroline (carolinet12) | 249 comments I am reading Six of Crows right now and I'll be finished before May fourth !

I have already 3 other books I borrowed from the library that I'll start reading for the challenge:
Crooked Kingdom
Crown of Midnight and
Heir of Fire

So that should do for first books :) !!

I never read Sherlock Holmes books though.. you guys are making me want to start ! lol


message 50: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Petrino (apetrino1) | 320 comments Let me know how you like Six of Crows, I have been wanting to read it but have gotten mixed reviews!


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