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message 1: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 02, 2017 11:27AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16224 comments Mod
Team 8 Players
Captain:
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Co-Captain: BarbaraAnn
Nikk
Mandiann
Marty (MartyMill)
Katherine

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Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16224 comments Mod
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Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16224 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 Mandiann (new)

Mandiann (goodreadscommandiann) | 329 comments Hello team!


message 6: by BarbaraAnn (new)

BarbaraAnn | 302 comments Hi Mandiann! I think I'm on this team. I left a message on the sign-up thread, because I'm listed on the main list, but not on this one.


message 7: by Mandiann (new)

Mandiann (goodreadscommandiann) | 329 comments I think so. Does that make you the captain since you were listed at the top of our list and we have a ? beside captain?


message 8: by BarbaraAnn (new)

BarbaraAnn | 302 comments I think it just means we'll need to choose a captain. I can do it if no one else wants to, but if someone wants to be captain, that's fine too.


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments hiya,!

checking in :-)

happy for you to be captain barbara Ann :-)


message 10: by Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (last edited May 29, 2017 11:51PM) (new)

Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments Hello team mates!


message 11: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 941 comments Hi team!


message 12: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (katkattrinn) | 760 comments Hi team!


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments Any thoughts on a team name?


message 14: by BarbaraAnn (new)

BarbaraAnn | 302 comments I'm pretty bad with names. The only ones that come to mind are "book it to the finish line" and "read the rainbow"


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments Eight Books Around the World


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments I am not much good with names either:

Reading by numbers
Crazy book eights

?


message 17: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 941 comments I'm not great with names either.

Eight Wonders the SSC
Eight Readers Out
Eight Reads a Week


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments Those are great ideas Nikk and Marty!


message 19: by BarbaraAnn (new)

BarbaraAnn | 302 comments These are all great ideas! I'll vote for Eight reads a week.


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments I am good with that name also :-)


message 21: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 941 comments Do we have a team leader volunteer yet? I was a team leader for the last round, so would prefer not to be this round.


message 22: by BarbaraAnn (new)

BarbaraAnn | 302 comments Hi Marty,

I can be captain - if someone else wants to volunteer, that's fine, but since we start tomorrow, I'm guessing no one else is interested.

Either way, I'll plan to throw the dice first thing tomorrow. I'm on central time so I'll be in bed when the countdown comes in tonight but I'll be active around 6:00 am tomorrow.


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments Eight Reads a Week is a good name. I'm usually still up at the time of the roll. If you'd like me to roll for the team. I could help out as co-captain.


message 24: by BarbaraAnn (new)

BarbaraAnn | 302 comments Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ wrote: "Eight Reads a Week is a good name. I'm usually still up at the time of the roll. If you'd like me to roll for the team. I could help out as co-captain."

Sounds good to me Angie. Thanks! I'm the original early bird so I'm getting ready for bed now.


message 25: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 941 comments Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ wrote: "Eight Reads a Week is a good name. I'm usually still up at the time of the roll. If you'd like me to roll for the team. I could help out as co-captain."

Sounds like a plan!


message 26: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 941 comments Has someone contacted Ezi to let her know what we're doing? (Sorry to keep throwing out the questions!)


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments I'll let Ezi know everything.


message 28: by Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (last edited Jun 09, 2017 11:37AM) (new)

Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments Week 1~ Rolled 7
Spot #7
Alternative #7~ Series featuring Groups such as Sisters or Brothers or BFFs

Marty~ The Ghost Fields (Ruth Galloway, #7) by Elly Griffiths Post 51
Nikk~ No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld, #7) by Kelley Armstrong Post 31
BarbaraAnn~ Love a Little Sideways (Kowalski Family, #7) by Shannon Stacey Post 45
Mandiann~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling Post 54
Katherine~ Overtime (Assassins, #7) by Toni Aleo Post 52
Angie~ The Cowboy Rescues a Bride (The Cowboys of Chance Creek, #7) by Cora Seton Post 29


Bonus Point~ Mandiann's book had over 500 pages. Total number of Pages 620


message 29: by Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (last edited Jun 05, 2017 11:09PM) (new)

Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments Week 1~ Spot#7

The Cowboy Rescues a Bride (The Cowboys of Chance Creek, #7) by Cora Seton by Cora Seton
Qualification:Seventh book in the series
Pages:200
Finished:6/4/17
Rate & Review:4 Stars
Ned Matheson only wants one woman Fila Sahar. He doesn't care that she's broken and afraid of everything. He knows how she feels because he's hiding that he can read very well from his brothers. Can Ned help Fila see that she's brave and strong? Will Fila see that she's a survivor? Find out in The Cowboy Rescues a Bride.


message 30: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 941 comments I'll read The Ghost Fields, #7 in the Ruth Galloway series.
The Ghost Fields (Ruth Galloway, #7) by Elly Griffiths


message 31: by Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon (last edited Jun 05, 2017 04:58AM) (new)

Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments Week 1~ Spot #7

No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld, #7) by Kelley Armstrong by Kelley Armstrong
Pages: 418
Qualification: Seventh book in the women of the otherworld series
Finished: 6/5/17
Rate & Review:

5 stars

I had forgotten how good this series is and Jaime is one of my particular favourite characters of the series. Even though i had read this before (in 2009), it was easy easy to get sucked right back in to the story almost as if it was the first time reading it all over again. All of the women characters in this series are strong women but very very different with very very different powers and perspectives. Jaime is a fun and strong character but I loved the way she is drawn and the fact that we get to see her insecurities and vulnerabilities right along with her strengths.

All in all this was a great instalment to and absolutely fantastic series that i really need to get back to and finally finish.


message 32: by Katherine (last edited Jun 02, 2017 08:25AM) (new)

Katherine (katkattrinn) | 760 comments Week #1
Spot #7 ~ Alternative #7 ~ Groups such as Sisters or Brothers or BFFs

Overtime (Assassins, #7) by Toni Aleo (Assassins #7) by Toni Aleo (543 p.)



message 33: by Mandiann (new)

Mandiann (goodreadscommandiann) | 329 comments Sorry, I am here but still trying to decide what to read. Don't have a 7th coming up in any of my 80 CR series so trying to decide if I should pick a 7th on a new series that can be read out of order or go for the alternative task.


message 34: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16224 comments Mod
Noooo. Don't read out of order


message 35: by Mandiann (new)

Mandiann (goodreadscommandiann) | 329 comments Ezinwanyi wrote: "Noooo. Don't read out of order"

Yeah but I mean a series that doesn't need to be read in order. Like Baby Sitters Club or Goosebumps. But those are the only ones I can think of. Open to suggestions. Not crazy about mystery/crime/thrillers type books.


message 36: by BarbaraAnn (new)

BarbaraAnn | 302 comments Hi Mandiann - do you like romance at all? Most contemporary romance (Jill Shalvis, Robyn Carr, Shannon Stacey, Brenda Novak) have long series and while characters from previous books may pop in, they're not essential and they can be read out of order.


message 37: by Mandiann (new)

Mandiann (goodreadscommandiann) | 329 comments BarbaraAnn wrote: "Hi Mandiann - do you like romance at all? Most contemporary romance (Jill Shalvis, Robyn Carr, Shannon Stacey, Brenda Novak) have long series and while characters from previous books may pop in, th..."

I don't mind romance but it isn't my favourite genre. Spent a fair amount of time looking this morning with little luck. Every time I found a book that I was interested in reading that was 7th in a non sequential series my library didn't have it.

I will likely reread Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It's only been just over 5 months since I last read it but Ezi said there was no minimum for rereads and it's a good comfort book.


message 38: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 02, 2017 02:57PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16224 comments Mod
I was about to suggest Harry Potter from your TBR or one of your Meg Cabot books

You have book with BFF


message 39: by Mandiann (new)

Mandiann (goodreadscommandiann) | 329 comments Ezinwanyi wrote: "I was about to suggest Harry Potter from your TBR or one of your Meg Cabot books

You have book with BFF"


I do but trying to avoid alternative tasks. I don't feel like rereading the Meg cabot right now but HP sounds great.


message 40: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16224 comments Mod
You sound like me. I try to avoid alternate tasks as well


message 41: by Mandiann (new)

Mandiann (goodreadscommandiann) | 329 comments Ezinwanyi wrote: "You sound like me. I try to avoid alternate tasks as well"

LOL and I'm indecisive. Bad combination.

Will make a selection post tomorrow. Just finishing up another challenge book and waiting to see what new tasks I get tomorrow.


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon (sapphireddragon) | 503 comments Changed my mind on my book and am going to read No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld, #7) by Kelley Armstrong instead :-) have updated my selection post above :-)


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments Everyone please add PAGES to your posts


message 44: by Mandiann (new)

Mandiann (goodreadscommandiann) | 329 comments Week 1~ Rolled 7 - Spot #7

Task: 7th in series
Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author: J.K. Rowling
Pages: 620
How it fits: 7th in Harry Potter Series
Date started: 6/3
Date finished:
Rating:
Review:


message 45: by BarbaraAnn (new)

BarbaraAnn | 302 comments Week 1~ Spot #7

Love a Little Sideways by Shannon Stacey
Pages: 368
Qualification: Seventh book in the Kowalski series
Finished: 6/6/17
Rate & Review: ****
The nice thing about series is that it's fun to see characters from previous books. Most of the Kowalski family appeared at some point and it was great to see the "of doom" games. There was some added depth to the story between the two MCs - if two people like/love each other but want different things in life, what happens. The ending was obvious (romance book basic), but it was a good journey to the end and I really liked the book.


message 46: by Mandiann (new)

Mandiann (goodreadscommandiann) | 329 comments Just wanted to give you a quick update. I am aware my book is outstanding and due tomorrow. I have about 200 pages left and don't anticipate any troubles getting it done in time. What time is it due by?


message 47: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 941 comments I'm popping in to say that my book will be finished tomorrow, probably in the evening. I'll post before midnight for sure.


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments Mandiann wrote: "Just wanted to give you a quick update. I am aware my book is outstanding and due tomorrow. I have about 200 pages left and don't anticipate any troubles getting it done in time. What time is it du..."

As long as you have the book done by midnight Eastern time zone. You should be fine.


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 2154 comments Katherine, how's your book coming?


message 50: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (katkattrinn) | 760 comments @Angie, I will finish my book today.


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