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message 1: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 01, 2017 01:01PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Team 5 Players
Captain:
Sarah
Co-Captain: Donna
Maya
Eunice
maria helena
Elaine

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message 2: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited May 27, 2017 12:52AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 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 (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
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message 4: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 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 maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 378 comments Hi team! I'm so excited for this to start!


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments Hello! I love this game!

Hi Maria Helena, nice to see you in another challenge!


message 7: by maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 378 comments Hi Sarah! :-)


message 8: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 464 comments Hi friends!!!


message 9: by Donna (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 714 comments Hi everyone!!!


message 10: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Hi guys. :)


message 11: by maria helena (last edited May 28, 2017 02:18AM) (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 378 comments Any ideas for a team name?


message 12: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments I suck at naming things, so I don't think I'll be helpful with that.


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments I'm terrible with names too, and I have been on Team 5 quite a few times, so I don't know that I could think of anything unique.

But what about The 5th Wave? It's bookish.

5 For Reading
The 5th Element is Books
The 5th Element


message 14: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 464 comments I like the 5th Element is books!


message 15: by maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 378 comments Me too!


message 16: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments I like that one too.


message 17: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Ok. So we got a team name. Who can be the team captain?


message 18: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Hello all! I love the team name you selected...I have never played this before so will pass on being Team Captain this time around. Looking forward to the first roll!


message 19: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments I'm also new to this challenge. Pretty excited though I wonder if I could keep up all the way to the end.

I don't prefer to be the team captain as I'll probably be busy with school. School just started here.


message 20: by Donna (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 714 comments I have played before but I have never been the team captain. However, if nobody else wants to be, then I will.


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments I have been Team Captain before, and I would be willing to do it again if no one else wants to.


message 22: by maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 378 comments I've been captain before too, but prefer not to be captain this round.


message 23: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments The people willing to be the team captain will be either Donna or Sarah. So who will it be?


message 24: by maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 378 comments Eunice wrote: "The people willing to be the team captain will be either Donna or Sarah. So who will it be?"

Sarah?

9 hours until the first roll :-)


message 25: by Donna (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 714 comments If Sarah wants to, she can be the captain. It didn't look like anyone wanted to, so I volunteered.


message 26: by maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 378 comments Donna wrote: "If Sarah wants to, she can be the captain. It didn't look like anyone wanted to, so I volunteered."

As long as someone makes the first roll, we can always figure out the captain after that :-)


Btw, is anyone else having issues getting the GR notifications? I don't get any notifications and then I get several days all at once...


message 27: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments I don't mind being captain, I've done it before.


message 28: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments I don't have any problems with my notifications. That's strange.


message 29: by Sarah (last edited Jun 07, 2017 05:12PM) (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments Roll #1
6 - Spot 6

Series #6
Alternate: Magic

Reviews:
Donna - Checkmate (#6 in Insanity series) Review
Elaine - Push (#6 in Hammer series) Review
Eunice - The Faerie Guardian (Magic) Review
maria helena - Svart fjäril (#6 in Maria Wern series) Review
Maya - Demon Queen (Magic) Review
Sarah - Fierce Obsessions (#6 in Phoenix Pack series) Review


message 30: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments Please remember to include page numbers and how it fits when you post your choices :)


message 31: by Donna (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 714 comments Selection Post

Week: 1
Spot: 6
Alternate: Magic

Checkmate (Insanity, #6) by Cameron Jace
Checkmate by Cameron Jace
Pages:291
Qualifies: #6 in Insanity series
Date Completed:
Rating:
Review:


message 32: by Eunice (last edited Jun 03, 2017 06:44AM) (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Week: 1
Spot: 6
Alternate: Magic

The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1) by Rachel Morgan
The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan
Pages: 300
Qualification: MC can do magic
Date Completed: 6/3
Rating: 4 stars
Review: I felt like the first part of the book was kind of predictable, but I still enjoyed reading it all the same. I liked the characters and there were a lot of things going on. Things started getting exciting at the end. It technically didn't end with a cliffhanger, but I was frustrated that it ended there. My questions would probably be solved in the next books, so I'm excited to read the next book.


message 33: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 464 comments The Hero of Ages
576 pages
Magic is everywhere in Mistborn .


message 34: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Selection Post: Week 1, Spot 6

Push (Hammer, #6) by Sean Michael
Push by Sean Michael
307 pages
#6 in the Hammer Series


message 35: by Sarah (last edited Jun 03, 2017 11:28AM) (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments I'll be reading Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon, 339 pages and 6th in the Dark-Hunter series.

ETA: Changing my book to Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright, 306 pages and 6th in the Phoenix Pack series. I need to read this for review and I didn't realize it was the 6th book in a series.


message 36: by maria helena (last edited Jun 02, 2017 11:41AM) (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 378 comments I will read Svart fjäril by Anna Jansson, 309 pages and 6th in the Maria Wern series.


message 37: by Donna (last edited Jun 02, 2017 11:28PM) (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 714 comments Completion Post

Week: 1
Spot: 6
Alternate: Magic

Checkmate (Insanity, #6) by Cameron Jace
Checkmate by Cameron Jace
Pages:291
Qualifies: #6 in Insanity series
Date Completed:6/3/17
Rating:5 stars
Review:
I love this series!! Insanity is definitely a good name for this series because it is complete insanity. Every time I think I figure out who is who and what is happening, something new is revealed that turns it all upside down again. I can't wait to read book 7 despite the fact that these books are driving me insane. Then again (as they say in Wonderland), "we are all mad around here" so I guess I fit in...LOL


message 38: by maria helena (last edited Jun 03, 2017 05:52AM) (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 378 comments Completion post: Week #1, Spot #6
Alternate: Magic

Svart fjäril by Anna Jansson
Book: Svart fjäril by Anna Jansson
Qualifies: #6 in the Maria Wern series
Pages: 309
Date: 6/3/17
Rating: ★★★
Review: I've been reading this series out of order, which made this book slightly confusing. It also had Per Arvidson, one of Maria's ex-colleagues, as the main character and was set in a different city than the rest of the series. The book started a bit slow but really picked up towards the end. A good mystery, although I had figured out who the murderer was before it was revealed at the end.


message 39: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Completion Post, Week 1, Spot 6

Push (Hammer, #6) by Sean Michael
Book: Push by Sean Michael
Qualifies: #6 in the Hammer series
Pages: 307
Date: 6-2-17
Rating: 3 stars
Review: I really enjoyed this entry in Sean Michael's Hammer series centered around a circle of men who enjoy the BDSM community. This book focuses on Gordon, a Dominant who enjoys being retired after twenty years in the service and Frank, a retired cop who is currently a PI who works for the community at times. Frank is friends with men from the Hammer Club but is adamant that he is not "kinky"...but something about him draws Gordon's eye and his interest.

Both of these characters are strong men both physically and mentally. Frank in particular has lived through some difficult (and at times horrific) events and at times it gets to be too much for him and he retreats from the world. Gordon is determined that Frank not run away from his problems but rather face them with Gordon's full support. Both men persevere and compromise making me believe that they are in it for the long haul. I hope this couple pops up in later Hammer books, I would love to watch their relationship continue to develop and deepen! I also hope Frank continues to find his (very) hard-earned peace from events in his past.


message 40: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments Wow ya'll are fast!! Yay! :)

I should have my book done in the next few days.


message 41: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments Week 1

Fierce Obsessions (The Phoenix Pack, #6) by Suzanne Wright

Book: Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright
Series: Phoenix Pack #6
Pages: 306
Read: 6.5.17
Rating: ★★★★
Review:
I had to read this book for review, so I'm really glad it fit for this roll. (Plus the higher the roles go the harder it is to find an actual series number that fits).

This isn't a series where I feel like I need to read the previous ones in order to continue. There isn't a lot to miss out on or information that needs to be recalled. If anything comes up usually it's been reexplained. Wright has a way of making each book centered pretty heavily on the couple that's being established instead of updating on all of the previous characters while also introducing this new one. I really appreciate that. I usually only want to focus on the emerging couple and if I want an update I'd rather it be presented in some other way (like a novella or short story).

Tao and Riley really don't mesh well, but when Riley wakes up with a raging hangover and Tao in her bed she thinks she's made a huge mistake. But to her surprise, Tao isn't against something happening between. In fact, he guarantees it will continue happening even with Riley's doubts.

Riley has a very complicated past. And, as a raven shifter, she doesn't trust anyone easily. It has taken a lot for to even be under the protection of the Phoenix Pack. When someone from her old flock wants to meet up Riley is cautious. She didn't exactly leave on good terms. This leads to Riley going to her flock with Tao in toe, but while there trouble erupts.

I really like all of the Phoenix Pack books. I find them to be quick and enjoyable. I don't have to concentrate really hard on world-building and the sex scenes, while detailed, aren't unbelievable. I can't wait to see who the next couple is.


message 42: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 464 comments Had to change mine due to time constraints - Demon Queen, 182 pages, Alternate : Magic


message 43: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 464 comments COMPLETION POST

Book read: Demon Queen by Kassandra Lynn
Date finished: 6/4/2017
Rating: 2 stars
How it fits: Adri/Lena does magic.

If it wasn't for the fact that I already owned this, and it was short, and I needed it for like 13 tasks, I would have NEVER finished this. It just compounded upon everything I hate about Adri and the series in general. Do not recommend (though, read the first one!)


message 44: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments Awesome job ladies!


message 45: by Donna (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 714 comments I will go ahead and roll for this week since Sarah rolled last week.


message 46: by Donna (last edited Jun 14, 2017 08:12PM) (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 714 comments comment moved to next page for quicker viewing


message 47: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments I was just coming on to roll! How ironic! lol Great minds think alike!


message 48: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments Don't forget to post in the post your spot thread


message 49: by Donna (last edited Jun 09, 2017 01:36AM) (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 714 comments Sarah wrote: "Don't forget to post in the post your spot thread"

Done. Since I am marked as co-captain, I figured it was only fair if I rolled sometimes as well. Besides, I have sleeping problems and I was awake. Figured we could alternate weeks to give you a break.


message 50: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 715 comments Donna wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Don't forget to post in the post your spot thread"

Done. Since I am marked as co-captain, I figured it was only fair if I rolled sometimes as well."


Thank you. No problem :)


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