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message 1: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited May 30, 2017 09:45PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16184 comments Mod
Team 7 Players
Captain:
Krissy
Petya
Kelsi
Iris
Annika
Camilla

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message 2: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16184 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


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Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16184 comments Mod
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message 4: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited May 27, 2017 01:55AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16184 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 Camilla (new)

Camilla (cyqua) Hi team!
I'm Camilla from Denmark, but living in Belgium currently. I'm 36 and mostly read fantasy and literary fiction, but am open to most things :-)
I haven't played a team challenge for ages, but am really excited to get started :-)


message 6: by Annika (new)

Annika | 323 comments Hi everyone!
I'm Annika from southern Sweden.
I love team challenges and usually sign up for way too many of them.
I read a lot of different genres, but they all tend to have some form of romance in them.


message 7: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) Hi everyone, I'm Iris and I'm from The Netherlands. I love reading fantasy, young-adult, thrillers and a lot of other stuff. I'm open to new genres and I just love reading haha. I participated in the SSS last year but that was a little too much. It was kind of stressfull, haha.


message 8: by Camilla (new)

Camilla (cyqua) Hi Annika and Iris!
Looks like we're quite the international team :-)


message 9: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) Hi Camilla and Annikka, yes we're very international haha. I'm 19 years old btw.


message 10: by Kelsi (last edited May 27, 2017 08:16AM) (new)

Kelsi | 148 comments Hi everyone! I'm hoping this is where I'm meant to be...my name is spelled wrong but I don't see it listed elsewhere so I will just go with it!

To add to the international feel, I'm from Canada :) my favorite genres are fantasy, paranormal, and ya, but I read a pretty diverse mix. I also have a serious addiction to challenges!


message 11: by Krissy (last edited Aug 17, 2017 08:28PM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3110 comments TRACKING

Week #1: Spot 8
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Stirred (Jack Daniels Mystery, #8) by J.A. Konrath Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Steadfast (Elemental Masters #8) by Mercedes Lackey Promise Me (Myron Bolitar #8) by Harlan Coben As I Am (Rags and Riches Book 8) by E.M. Leya Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2) by Sylvain Neuvel

Week #2: Spot 14
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Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Caraval by Stephanie Garber Dark Prince (Dark, #1) by Christine Feehan A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas The Missing Butterfly (Missing Butterfly, #1) by Megan Derr The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) by Megan Whalen Turner

Week #3: Spot 20
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Winter Winds by Missouri Dalton When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Murmuration by T.J. Klune The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Week #4: Spot 31
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Out-Foxed (Skyler Foxe Mystery, #3) by Haley Walsh Baby Doll by Hollie Overton The Queen of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #2) by Megan Whalen Turner Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi Diversion (Diversion, #1) by Eden Winters A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Week #5: Spot 38
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Spencer Cohen, Book Three (Spencer Cohen, #3) by N.R. Walker With the Band (Luminescent Juliet, #3) by Jean Haus A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) by Beth Revis Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Deep Blue (Sand Dollar Shoal Book 3) by Pandora Pine The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3) by Megan Whalen Turner

Week #6: Spot 47
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Just a Bit Wicked (Straight Guys #7) by Alessandra Hazard The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa Peach Cobbler Murder (Hannah Swensen, #7) by Joanne Fluke The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie A Conspiracy of Kings (The Queen's Thief, #4) by Megan Whalen Turner

Week #7: Spot 54
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Softly Spoken Lies (Moonlight Breed #4) by Gabrielle Evans Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia Son (The Giver, #4) by Lois Lowry A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) by Sabaa Tahir #FinishLine (GearShark, #5) by Cambria Hebert Kun en pige by Lise Nørgaard

Week #8: Spot 61
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A Second Harvest (Men of Lancaster County, #1) by Eli Easton Hope and Red (Empire of Storms, #1) by Jon Skovron Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware The Layover by Roe Horvat River of Teeth (River of Teeth #1) by Sarah Gailey

Week #9: Spot 72
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Something to Dye For (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #2) by Aimee Nicole Walker Broken Prince (The Royals, #2) by Erin Watt 2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, #2) by James Patterson Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) by Tahereh Mafi The Sweetest Burn (Broken Destiny, #2) by Jeaniene Frost A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Week #10: Spot 81
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A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales, #1) by Eloisa James Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) by Cassandra Clare The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, #1) by D.J. MacHale Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels Trilogy, #1) by Anne Bishop Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan

Week #11: Spot 83
✓Krissy: Nancy's Mysterious Letter, Nancy Drew #8
✓Petya: This World We Live In, Last Survivors #3
✓Kelsi: Immortal in Death, In Death #3
✓Iris: Ignite Me, Shatter Me #3
✓Annika: The Art of Breathing, BOATK #3
✓Camilla: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, Alt: LGBT
Completion Link
Nancy's Mysterious Letter (Nancy Drew, #8) by Carolyn Keene This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3) by Susan Beth Pfeffer Immortal in Death (In Death, #3) by J.D. Robb Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3) by Tahereh Mafi The Art of Breathing (Bear, Otter, and the Kid, #3) by T.J. Klune The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


message 12: by Annika (new)

Annika | 323 comments We really are spread out all over the world! :)
Anyone feel like being a captain?
Ideas for a team name?


message 13: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi | 148 comments I would prefer not to be captain. I am moving on June 15 so have a bit too much on my plate right now.

As for name, maybe something to show our international theme?


message 14: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) Hmm I'm Going to think about a team name it has to do something with 7 right?


message 15: by Annika (new)

Annika | 323 comments 7 books to heaven?

We can choose whichever name we like, it doesn't need to be related to anything 7.


message 16: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) Maybe Globetrotters is a Nice name? Or lucky number 7?


message 17: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) I also like 7 books to heaven!!


message 18: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi | 148 comments 7 Books to Heaven or Globetrotters are my favorites! :)


message 19: by Krissy (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3110 comments I don't mind being captain since I've been captain before. And I like Globetrotters since we are from all around the globe :)


message 20: by Camilla (new)

Camilla (cyqua) I really like the Globetrotters as well :-) I'd prefer not to be captain, but am happy to help with anything needed.


message 21: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) I don't feel like being captain either, so I guess Krissy will be our captain then?


message 22: by Annika (new)

Annika | 323 comments I'm all for Krissy as captain and globetrotters :)


message 23: by Krissy (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3110 comments I guess I'm your captain then :)

Is everyone good with Globetrotters being our name?


message 24: by Camilla (new)

Camilla (cyqua) Perfect, thanks Krissy! :-)


message 25: by Camilla (new)

Camilla (cyqua) Btw, I just wanted to mention that while I am all for trying to get the extra bonus points (might come in very handy), I very much doubt that I will be able to complete the one about never reading the alternative book, as I don't read THAT many series. I am of course happy to try as best I can, but realistically it might be tricky. Hope that's OK :-)


message 26: by Krissy (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3110 comments Bonus points are nice but not mandatory. The most important thing is just to have fun! So don't worry about the bonus points. If we earn some that's great! If not then no worries :)


message 27: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) I really like Globetrotters :) I'm also probably going to pick a lot of the alternatives haha. But for the others I could try to manage something, but it's for fun :)


message 28: by Annika (new)

Annika | 323 comments I agree with Krissy, challenges are supposed to be fun and not force unwanted books on us :)


message 29: by Petya (new)

Petya | 234 comments Hi, I'm Petya and I am from Bulgaria. Sorry I didn't join in sooner but I just graduated High school so I was a little busy with prom (^○^) I am cool with whatever you decide for a name and captain. :)


message 30: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi | 148 comments Thanks for volunteering Krissy! :)

I also will probably have trouble with never reading an alternate so glad we aren't pressuring too much with that one!


message 31: by Krissy (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3110 comments Petya wrote: "Hi, I'm Petya and I am from Bulgaria. Sorry I didn't join in sooner but I just graduated High school so I was a little busy with prom (^○^) I am cool with whatever you decide for a name and captain..."

Congrats!


message 32: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) Congrats Petya! We're really multicultural haha.

Oh and thanks for voluntering Krissy and I'm also glad that the never read an alternative isn't that much of a pressure :)


message 33: by Camilla (new)

Camilla (cyqua) Petya wrote: "Hi, I'm Petya and I am from Bulgaria. Sorry I didn't join in sooner but I just graduated High school so I was a little busy with prom (^○^) I am cool with whatever you decide for a name and captain..."

Congratulations! Wow, glad you are enjoying it, it's such a special time :)


message 34: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) I'm so curious about the number we're going to roll!


message 35: by Annika (new)

Annika | 323 comments Soon :D


message 36: by Krissy (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3110 comments WEEK #1

Rolled: 8
Spot: 8

-8th in a series
-Alt: Cover: Black



message 37: by Krissy (last edited Jun 01, 2017 10:12PM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3110 comments SELECTION POST
Week #1


Spot: 8
My Choice: Stirred
Pages: 504
How it Fits: Jack Daniels #8
Stirred (Jack Daniels Mystery, #8) by J.A. Konrath


***BONUS: >500 pages***


message 38: by Annika (new)

Annika | 323 comments Oo, nice start! :)

Though, don't have many options for 8, seems I have every other number lined up ;)


message 39: by Camilla (new)

Camilla (cyqua) Fantastic! Don't know what I'm going to read yet, but I'm sure I'll find something :-) Happy reading everyone!


message 40: by Petya (new)

Petya | 234 comments I'll be reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman for the alternate: Black cover :)


message 41: by Iris (last edited Jun 02, 2017 02:43AM) (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) SELECTION POST
Week #1

Spot: 8
My Choice: Promise Me
Pages: 360
How it Fits: Myron Bolitar #8
Promise Me (Myron Bolitar #8) by Harlan Coben

I'll be reading this in my mother tongue, since I prefer reading my thrillers in Dutch :) But my review for you guys will be in English. Because of obvious reasons haha.


message 42: by Annika (last edited Jun 02, 2017 03:04AM) (new)

Annika | 323 comments Iris wrote: "SELECTION POST
Week #1

Spot: 8
My Choice: Promise Me
Pages: 360
How it Fits: Myron Bolitar #8
Promise Me (Myron Bolitar #8) by Harlan Coben

I'll be reading this in my mother tongue, since I prefer r..."


Lol, imagine what a mess we'd have if we all wrote or reviews in our mother toungue =P


message 43: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) Annika wrote: "Iris wrote: "SELECTION POST
Week #1

Spot: 8
My Choice: Promise Me
Pages: 360
How it Fits: Myron Bolitar #8
Promise Me (Myron Bolitar #8) by Harlan Coben

I'll be reading this in my mother tongue, sin..."


Google translate would be our friend hahaha


message 44: by Annika (new)

Annika | 323 comments It would ;)


message 45: by Camilla (new)

Camilla (cyqua) It might make for some very interesting reporting posts though ;-)


message 46: by Krissy (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3110 comments Iris, I was gonna read that same book but my library didn't have the audiobook available


message 47: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi | 148 comments SELECTION POST
Week #1


Spot: 8
My Choice: Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey
Pages: 298
How it Fits: Elemental Masters #8
Steadfast (Elemental Masters #8) by Mercedes Lackey


message 48: by Krissy (last edited Jun 08, 2017 10:08PM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3110 comments Week #1 Reviews - Spot #8

✓Krissy: Msg 52
*BP: >500 pgs*
Stirred, Jack Daniels #8
✓Petya: Msg 59
Norse Mythology, Alt: Black Cover
✓Kelsi: Msg 53
Steadfast, Elemental Masters #8
✓Iris: Msg 62
Promise Me, Myron Bolitar #8
✓Annika: Msg 50
As I Am, Rags and Riches #8
✓Camilla: Msg 60
Waking Gods, Alt: Black Cover

Stirred (Jack Daniels Mystery, #8) by J.A. Konrath Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Steadfast (Elemental Masters #8) by Mercedes Lackey Promise Me (Myron Bolitar #8) by Harlan Coben As I Am (Rags and Riches Book 8) by E.M. Leya Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2) by Sylvain Neuvel


message 49: by Iris (new)

Iris (irislovesreading) What a coincidence Krissy!


message 50: by Annika (new)

Annika | 323 comments Completion post
Spot 8

As I Am (Rags and Riches Book 8) by E.M. Leya
As I Am
Read: June 4
Rating: 3 stars
How it fits: #8 in series

Review:
It's funny how for some books I need to be able to believe in the plot and the characters, believe that there is some credibility to the story being told, I order for me to enjoy it and not spend all my time rolling my eyes or shouting at it. While other books can be utterly unbelievable and I just take them for what they are - a story, someone's fantasy, and I just go along and enjoy the ride.

This one was like that, completely unbelievable and with too perfect characters (a pet peeve of mine). But that didn't bother me much while reading (now however is another story - never think too much about what you read sometimes).

What did bother me while reading it was the insta-love. I mean come on, you just met, one of you is basically living on the street and the other a famous singer and you take him on a tour? yeah...not happening.

I also felt like there was much potential for a deeper plot I mean I would've liked to see Ky's past being resolved more. There is every possibility for it to come bite him in the ass, especially when stepping out in the lime light. And what happened when his past was revealed to the public?

Sadly we never got those answers and the book ended up more on the shallower side of the pond. (And honestly just what I needed right now)


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