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message 1: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 02, 2017 06:58AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16144 comments Mod
Team 1 Players
Captain:
Laura
Leslie
Cathy
Bryn
Sandy
Gea
Jenny

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message 2: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited May 27, 2017 12:29AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16144 comments Mod
Helpful Links:

Dice Roll (2 dice on Friday, US Central Time)
Post Your Spot
R9: Spreadsheet
Discussion Thread
R9 SS Countdown to Roll 1


message 3: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited May 27, 2017 12:30AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16144 comments Mod
super series board photo Super Series Board_zpsjgskpeum.jpg


message 4: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited May 27, 2017 12:30AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16144 comments Mod
ALTERNATE LIST:
*Titles exclude leading articles like A, An, The)
❀Each number corresponds with the spot on the board.
Colors: The cover has to be at least 50%
Locations: As long as the book takes part at all in the given location .
Shelves: Any book on the given shelf
Publication Years: I'll be using how GR has it's publication date listed.
Authors Names: The first, middle, or last name of the author is ok.
Cover Items: Must have the given item on the cover
Titles: Only the first word of the title. A, An, And, and The do not count.
So if the letter is B: The Best Day would be ok. Dear Betty would not be ok.

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2. 20th Century Novels (January 1, 1901 - December 31, 2000)
3. Steampunk
4. Goodreads Choice Awards 2016
5. Book to Movie (must state how book qualifies i.e. listopia or precis
6. Magic
7. Series featuring Groups such as Sisters or Brothers or BFFs
8. Cover: Black
9. Four or more Words Title excluding like A, An, The (i.e. The Girl on the Train or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)
10. California
11. Cover: Purple
12. Title L
13. Aliens
14. Male Author
15. Goodreads Choice Awards 2015
16. Title D
17. Cover Item Vehicle/Mode of Transport
18. Cover: Red
19. Erotica
20. Cover Item Food
21. Title W
22. Best Book Boyfriends
23. Author H
24. Road Trip
25. Number in the Title (i.e.Third Grave Dead Ahead or Every Fifteen Minutes)
26. Science Fiction
27. Cover: Orange
28. Female Author
29. Title T
30. Set in the South
31. Three Word Title excluding like A, An, The (i.e. Behind Closed Doors or Etched in Bone)
32. Fairy Tale Retellings
33. Cover Item Building(s)
34. Author J
35. Depression/Mental Illness/Disability (I’ll accept drug abuse, self-harm etc)
36. Goodreads Choice Awards 2014
37. Contemporary Romance
38. Young Adult/New Adult
39. Law Enforcement/Military
40. Title E
41. Enemies to lovers (must state how book qualifies i.e. listopia or precis)
42. Dystopian
43. Single Parent or Widower
44. New Release (first Published within 6 months of this date)
45. Music/Instrument
46. Freebie/Kindle Unlimited/ARC
47. Love Triangle or Ménage
48. Taboo Romance
49. Crime or MC is a criminal
50. Cover: Pink
51. New York
52. Two Word Title excluding like A, An, The (i.e. Deadly Silence or The Hunger Games )
53. Title R
54. Cover Item: 2 or more People
55. Favorite Author
56. Second chance love (must state how book qualifies i.e. listopia or precis)
57. Shapeshifter
58. White
59. Goodreads Choice Awards 2013
60. Title S
61. Author L
62. Cover Item An Animal
63. Book that one of your teammates read shelf rated a 5-star
64. MC has a Pet
65. College
66. Tattoos
67. Fantasy
68. Sports/Athletes
69. Cover: Green
70. Space Opera
71. Author S
72. Humor
73. Suspense/Thriller
74. Title C
75. Goodreads Choice Awards 2012
76. Debut Novel or Debut Author
77. Multi-Colored (3 or More Colors)
78. Cover Item No People
79. Standalone
80. Author A
81. Cover: Yellow
82. Europe
83. LGBT
84. Seasonal Theme (i.e Christmas, Halloween etc)
85. Friends to Lovers
86. Cover Item Moon or Sun
87. MC is a minority (Non-Caucasian)
88. Paranormal
89. Cover: Blue
90. Non-fiction
91. Title G
92. Horror
93. Cover Item Weapon(s)
94. One Word Title excluding articles like A, An, The (i.e. The Witness or Divergent)
95. Detective/Law Enforcement
96. Cover: Gray/Silver
97. Marked as DNF at least once
98. Set in the Midwest
99. Cover Brown
100. Series featuring Groups such as Sisters or Brothers or BFFs
102. Cover Item Water
103. Multicultural
104. Author B
105. Author S
106: Florida
107. Multi-Colored (3 or More Colors)
108. England
109. Seasonal Theme (i.e Christmas, Halloween etc)
110. Shirtless Cover
111. Teammate recommends (at least one from your TBR and at least one NOT on your TBR)
112. Inspirational


message 5: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Hello team :)


message 6: by SandyL (new)

SandyL | 457 comments Hi everyone!!!!!


message 7: by Leslie Ann (new)

Leslie Ann | 201 comments Hi everyone. Want to let you all know that I will be traveling the first week. I have put a reminder on my calendar to check on the roll and to post my review. I will be back home for the second week. This is my first time playing SS.


message 8: by SandyL (new)

SandyL | 457 comments I hope you're going somewhere fun, @Leslie!!


message 9: by Laura (new)

Laura | 392 comments It's my first time, too!


message 10: by Leslie Ann (new)

Leslie Ann | 201 comments Yes, I am . England , Scotland and Ireland 17 days! I leave tomorrow!!


message 11: by SandyL (last edited May 27, 2017 01:07PM) (new)

SandyL | 457 comments Leslie wrote: "Yes, I am . England , Scotland and Ireland 17 days! I leave tomorrow!!"

I'm so jealous! Have a wonderful time and we look forward to hearing about your escapades (and pics) when you get back!


message 12: by Laura (new)

Laura | 392 comments Sandi, I just realized you're the same Sandi I played Shelf Pursuit with. :)


message 13: by SandyL (new)

SandyL | 457 comments Hi Laura!! I did not understand that game at all - I couldn't figure out what the purpose of it was. :D It was still fun though - glad to be with you on another team!


message 14: by SandyL (new)

SandyL | 457 comments Does anyone have any thoughts on a name? Also, anyone want to be captain?

BTW, I'm Sandy and I'm from the Los Angeles area. Divorced, no kids (3 dogs instead :D) and I'm off for the summer, so I've got plenty of time to read and do challenges. I read mostly romance, but I will read other genres for to fit a challenge task. I did the last SS, which was a lot of fun!


message 15: by Leslie Ann (new)

Leslie Ann | 201 comments I am really bad at creating names so I whatever you guys want is fine with me. I shall pass on being captain, since I am headed out on a jet plane tomorrow and have never played this challenge.
Sandy, I grew up in California. Lived all over Socal. Went to Simi valley high school and college in SD. Hubby and I lived in redondo before we moved to Colorado.


message 16: by SandyL (new)

SandyL | 457 comments Here are some thoughts for names - no worries if you don't like any of them - I'm just throwing some stuff out there

Been There, One That
Back to Square One
One For the Money
One-Hit Wonder
One Night Stand
One Good Turn
Going For the One


message 17: by Laura (new)

Laura | 392 comments I like Back to Square One and One-Hit Wonder


message 18: by Cathy (last edited May 29, 2017 03:32PM) (new)

Cathy Galloway | 338 comments Hi everyone, I have not played this challenge before but it looks pretty straight forward. I am an elementary school teacher in Michigan, so after June 15, I will have lots of time for reading. I love series (I have an addiction actually) so I am excited for us to start!

I like One Hit Wonder for a team name:)

Hi Leslie!!! Have fun on your trip!


message 19: by Laura (new)

Laura | 392 comments Do we need to get organized? Is our first roll supposed to be this Friday?

I haven't played before, but if no one else can be captain I'm willing to try to figure it out. :)


message 20: by SandyL (new)

SandyL | 457 comments Yes, I think so, Laura. And it would be great if you want to be captain!!!


message 21: by SandyL (new)

SandyL | 457 comments Hey team! Any more ideas for a team name? And is everyone else good for Laura to be our leading lady?


message 22: by Laura (new)

Laura | 392 comments Okay. I'll investigate what I need to do this afternoon. And I'll message our missing members, too. :)


message 23: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Galloway | 338 comments Thanks for stepping up Laura! If you need any help, I will try to back you up :)


message 24: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments I haven't played SS before but I did play SSS for quite a while so if you need any help Laura, feel free to ask :)


message 25: by Laura (new)

Laura | 392 comments Okay. I've messaged Bryn. It looks like everyone else has checked in.

Just a warning. I'm on Pacific time. And I'm a stay-at-home homeschooling mom. So I may not get the dice rolled until it's afternoon for some of you. It looks like, from the countdown, that I can actually do the roll before I go to bed on Thursdays.

Does everyone like One-Hit Wonder for our name?


message 26: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16144 comments Mod
No Bryn?


message 27: by Laura (new)

Laura | 392 comments Ezinwanyi wrote: "No Bryn?"

Not yet. I just sent her a message.


message 28: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16144 comments Mod
I have a backup player Jenny whose ready to go


message 29: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jamminjenny) | 919 comments Hi everyone! I'm ready to go! I've never played before but love group challenges and reading, so I look forward to playing with you guys.


message 30: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 02, 2017 08:24AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16144 comments Mod
Aren't you guys going to roll? Everyone else has!


message 31: by Laura (new)

Laura | 392 comments Sorry ladies! I got distracted by my book last night and totally forgot to roll! I'll do it right now.


message 32: by Laura (last edited Jun 08, 2017 11:21AM) (new)

Laura | 392 comments Okay! We rolled a 12! Which means we can read a #1 or #2 in series, or the alternate task is: 12. Title L.

Week 1
Roll: 12
Space: 12 (1st, 2nd, 12th book in series, or alternate title L)


Laura: The Midwife's Tale (At Home in Trinity #1) by Delia Parr | 1st in series | Review
Leslie: Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb | 2nd in series | Review
Cathy: True Confessions (Gospel, Idaho #1) by Rachel Gibson | 1st in series | Review
Bryn: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas | 1st in series | Review
Sandy: Against Her Rules (Heart's Ease, #1) by Victoria Barbour | 1st in series | Review
Gea: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys, #2) by Julia Quinn | 2nd in series | Review
Jenny: Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter, #2) by Jeff Lindsay | 2nd in series | Review


message 33: by SandyL (new)

SandyL | 457 comments Great first roll Laura!!!

And hi Jenny - welcome!


message 34: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jamminjenny) | 919 comments Thanks!


message 35: by Leslie Ann (new)

Leslie Ann | 201 comments Okay, I will read Glory in Death which is book 2 in the series.
Leslie


message 36: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jamminjenny) | 919 comments I'm reading Dearly Devoted Dexter which is also book 2 in the series.


message 37: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jamminjenny) | 919 comments Is there a specific completion post template we should be following?


message 38: by SandyL (new)

SandyL | 457 comments Jenny wrote: "Is there a specific completion post template we should be following?"

Yep - here is the example:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 39: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments I'm going to read The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys, #2) by Julia Quinn


message 40: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Galloway | 338 comments I will read True Confessions


message 41: by Laura (new)

Laura | 392 comments Okay, ladies, I guess there are some things that you should be including in your posts, just so that I can make sure the books work and start setting up our completion post.

When making your selection post, please include:

1. Book
2. # of pages
3. How it works (what # in series, or if you are doing an alternate book)

Thanks for your cooperation!


message 42: by Laura (new)

Laura | 392 comments Selection Post

Week: 1
Spot: 12

Book: The Midwife's Tale
# of pages: 336
How it works: #1 in At Home in Trinity series


message 43: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jamminjenny) | 919 comments Selection Post

Week: 1
Spot: 12
Book: Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter, #2) by Jeff Lindsay
# of pages: 368
How it works: #2 in Dexter series


message 44: by Cathy (last edited Jun 03, 2017 05:33AM) (new)

Cathy Galloway | 338 comments Selection Post

Week: 1
Spot: 12

Book: True Confessions (Gospel, Idaho #1) by Rachel Gibson
# of pages: 356
How it works: Book 1 in Gospel, Idaho series


message 45: by Bryn (new)

Bryn Barnes (bryndigsbooks) Hey guys! I'm sorry. For some reason it didn't hit me that I needed to do anything before the second. I just saw the message. I'm ready to go but if Jenny wants in instead that works too.


message 46: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16144 comments Mod
Bryn wrote: "Hey guys! I'm sorry. For some reason it didn't hit me that I needed to do anything before the second. I just saw the message. I'm ready to go but if Jenny wants in instead that works too."

You can both play


message 47: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jamminjenny) | 919 comments Can we change our team name to One Hit Wonder?


message 48: by Jennifer (last edited Jun 04, 2017 03:35PM) (new)

Jennifer (jamminjenny) | 919 comments Week 1:
Spot: 12 (or Alternative~ Title "L")
Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter, #2) by Jeff Lindsay - Dexter #2 in series
Book: Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Qualification: Dexter Book #2
Finished: 6/4
Rating & Review: 5 stars

I read this book because I fell in love with the series on Showtime. I was not disappointed! The book has all the wit and humor you could ask for and Dexter is Delicious!

Alright, so he's a monster. But he has his ethics! He only goes after really bad guys. But this time, he is being watched by Sgt Doakes. Sgt Doakes doesn't believe Dexter is what he says he is. Dexter can't believe that someone is critiquing his ability to act like a human being.

Dexter gets engaged (much to his disbelief) and learns about another "person" Doctor Danko who has a dark passenger like Dexter's. Along with his sister, Deborah, Nick an agent from DC, and Sgt. Doakes, they track down the doctor.

Along the way Dexter learns that his fiance Rita's boy may have a dark passenger of his own. Dexter the Dad! I love his memories of how his dad Harry Morgan put him along the avenging path. Now he wants to do that for Cody.

I really enjoyed this installment and look forward to reading more of Dexter's Daring Dalliances.


message 49: by SandyL (last edited Jun 04, 2017 03:29PM) (new)

SandyL | 457 comments Selection Post

Week 1
Space 12

Against Her Rules (Heart's Ease, #1) by Victoria Barbour Against Her Rules
Pages: 222
How it works #1 in Heart's Ease series


message 50: by Bryn (last edited Jun 08, 2017 10:23AM) (new)

Bryn Barnes (bryndigsbooks) Week 1.
Space 12.
Book: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass
Pages: 416
How it works: #1 in the court of thorns and roses series.
Finished: 6.8.17
Rating: 3 stars

I have quite a few mixed feelings about this book. I know that it's a well loved series, particularly the second book, but through the first half of the book I wanted to put it down and pick something else. It's a beauty and the beast retelling, but without all the falling in love cuteness I expected from a beauty and the beast retelling. I didn't find the love story believable or compelling. This book felt like twilight on steroids with faeries instead of vampires. Although the main character is a thousand times more bad ass than Bella Swan, so that's something I guess. I gave it three stars because I thought it was okay, and I liked it enough that I'll probably continue with the series, but I don't have much hope for it.

Also, A BEAUTY WHO CAN'T READ?! That kick ass library was the best thing about the Disney movie.


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