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message 1: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 02, 2017 03:42PM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16400 comments Mod
Team 11 Players
Captain:
Amanda
Jenn
jingles
Sunshine✰✰✰
Sam
Suzanne

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message 2: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16400 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 Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16400 comments Mod
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message 4: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16400 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 Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Hi team!


message 6: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 928 comments Hello team!


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 687 comments Hi team! I have the series I want to read ready! Hopefully I like it. Lol


message 8: by Sam (new)

Sam | 610 comments Hi team, checking in. This looks like a fun game- first timer here.


message 9: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (tellingmelies) | 534 comments Hello! This is my first time playing so hopefully I do ok lol :)


message 10: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 928 comments It's my first time too - we can all figure it out together =)


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 687 comments Anyone have team name ideas?

Leggy Ladies of 11 (Bingo call for 11 is Legs Eleven)
Apollo 11
The 11th Hours
The Justice League (Tarot card 11 is Justice)
Double Won


message 12: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 928 comments I love how you related all of those to 11! My favorite is Double Won, but really I like all of them!


message 13: by Amanda A (last edited May 31, 2017 06:42AM) (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Welcome, first timers! It is easy to play and lots of fun!

I like The Justice League or Double Won for a team name. Anyone want to be captain? The roll is at midnight CDT on Fridays. I am EDT so I am not usually awake at that time. I don't mind being captain if someone else can roll then or if we can wait until later Friday morning for the roll.

ETA: I sent jingles a PM. I just noticed she signed up as an alternate so I'm not sure if she wanted to play from the start.


message 14: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 928 comments I'm fine with waiting for the roll, and would love to have you be captain if you are willing! I'm glad it's easy to play - I really like that I'll be able to continue on with some of these series - I'm in the middle of SO MANY!


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 687 comments Yay Amanda! :-D

Lots of first timers! I've played the last couple of rounds. I love it! I won't be awake for the roll either so I'm fine with rolling later.


message 16: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (tellingmelies) | 534 comments Good to see I'm not the only newbie lol! As for names, I'm partial to Justice League cause I'm a Marvel/DC nerd haha but also love the 11th Hour


message 17: by jingles (new)

jingles | 292 comments Good morning, everyone!

Wow...I signed up as an alternate, and here I am!! I'm super excited about the game. I played once or twice before and really enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to playing again.

Thanks for letting me be part of your team!


message 18: by jingles (new)

jingles | 292 comments Oh...I like Justice League for the team name, and Double Won would be my second favorite.


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 687 comments I'm leaning towards Double Won...

How about The Double Won Justice League! Lol.


message 20: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (tellingmelies) | 534 comments The DWJL? lol


message 21: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 928 comments Lol I'm happy with either of those or the combination =) And how appropriate we are starting the same time Wonder Woman is released in theaters!


message 22: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16400 comments Mod
Let me know jingles response as I have 3 backup players that I can add one to your team to replace Jingles if she doesn't want to play right now


message 23: by jingles (new)

jingles | 292 comments I'm good to play now, Ezinwanyi, if that is okay.


message 24: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 01, 2017 01:02PM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16400 comments Mod
jingles wrote: "I'm good to play now, Ezinwanyi, if that is okay."

Yes it is perfect


message 25: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16400 comments Mod
Whose captain?


message 26: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 928 comments Amanda volunteered (and thanks Amanda!)


message 27: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Sam, do you have a vote for the team name? It seems split down the middle so far for Justice League and Double Won so you can be our deciding vote or we can go with the combination of Double Won Justice League. :-)


message 28: by Amanda A (last edited Jun 08, 2017 07:43PM) (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Roll #1: 7

#7 in series
Alternate: Series featuring Groups such as Sisters or Brothers or BFFs

Jenn - Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #7) | Review
jingles - The Last Cowboy in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #7) | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ - Shameless (Bound Hearts, #7) | Review
Sam - The Dragon Finds Forever (Nocturne Falls, #7) | Review
Suzanne - Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7) | Review
Amanda A - Fired Up (Arcane Society, #7) | Review

Reviews need to be posted before midnight CDT on Thursday, June 8th


message 29: by Amanda A (last edited Jun 02, 2017 07:35AM) (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Reminders:

NEW FEATURE:
Bonus Points ~
✸Teams will have a chance to earn 1 Free Pass to roll. To earn your free pass your team has to complete their reads a day before the next roll. Once your team has done this you will have 1 free pass. The free pass will allow a team to roll if they are missing a review(s) before the cutoff. Once you've used it, you can't earn another one. It's a one-time shot. NOTE: The free pass may not be used for the win.
✸ One point can be earned for reading three or more books in a series
✸ One point can be earned One point can be earned for reading a book that > 500 pages
✸ One point can be earned for starting and finishing a series (there must be more than 4 books in that series...I will entertain series with spin-offs) ~ no re-reads on this one.
✸ One point can be earned for never picking a book from the alternate lists (earned week before winning roll)
****Each of those can only be earned ONCE. So That is a FREE PASS and a total of 4 bonus points****

The bonus points can be earned by an individual team member completing the task. Each team member does not have to complete the task.


✸Must wait until roll to start a book.
✸Re-reads are allowed
✸Page limit is 140
✸When using an anthology you may use any of the numbers in the book except for the .5 since this means ½. But you must review each story in the anthology.
✸Series # will be based on how GR has it listed.
✸Deadline cutoffs are based on US Central time zone


message 30: by Jenn (last edited Jun 02, 2017 07:59AM) (new)

Jenn (tellingmelies) | 534 comments I will be reading Burnt Offerings by Laurell K Hamilton. It's #7 in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series.


message 31: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 928 comments I'll be reading Seventh Grave and No Body. Yay!


message 32: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Roll #1 ~ Spot 7

Book: Fired Up (Arcane Society, #7)
Pages: 433


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 687 comments I will read Shameless (Bound Hearts, #7) by Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts #7)


message 34: by jingles (last edited Jun 02, 2017 10:22AM) (new)

jingles | 292 comments I'll be reading The Last Cowboy in Texas
(Deep in the Heart of Texas #7)


message 35: by Sam (last edited Jun 03, 2017 05:21AM) (new)

Sam | 610 comments Sam died from lack of sleep. I like Double Won as a team name. Now I just have to find a book that is #7.

Ok, I will be reading The Dragon Finds Forever- Kristen Painter. It is #7 in her Nocturne Falls series and has 348 pages.


message 36: by Amanda A (last edited Jun 03, 2017 11:23AM) (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Thanks, Sam! Double Won it is!


message 37: by Amanda A (last edited Jun 03, 2017 11:24AM) (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Please include the option you are choosing (# in series or alternate) and the number of pages in your post of what you plan to read, similar to how Sam did above going forward. I checked each book this week but it would make it easier if it is in your post. Thanks! :-)


message 38: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 928 comments Thanks Amanda - and sorry I know I caused even extra work because i was on the app and didn't even link the book :/


message 39: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments No problem, Suzanne!


message 40: by Sam (new)

Sam | 610 comments Amanda A wrote: "Please include the option you are choosing (# in series or alternate) and the number of pages in your post of what you plan to read, similar to how Sam did above going forward. I checked each book ..."

I did something right? And the world didn't end? Maybe I should go without sleep more often?......Nah!


message 41: by jingles (new)

jingles | 292 comments Good morning, team! I just wanted to check in and let you know I'm still working on my book.

Sam - you are so funny! I wouldn't go without my sleep either.


message 42: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 928 comments Completed:
Task: #7 in Series

Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7) by Darynda Jones
by Darynda Jones
Date: 6/5/17
Rating: 4 stars
Pages: 352
How it fits: Charley Davidson #7

Review: I really enjoy this series - Charley is just so very sassy =) And it cracks me up how she names everything. By this point in the series everything is getting pretty dire. The 12 hounds of hell are after her, and she has a bun in the oven (as she puts it). I'm glad I don't have to wait for her to write the next book, as the ending of this one makes me anxious :)


message 43: by Sam (last edited Jun 06, 2017 12:03PM) (new)

Sam | 610 comments Completion Post
Task: #7 in series
Book: The Dragon Finds Forever- Kristen Painter
Date: 6/6/17
Rating: 4 stars
Pages: 348 pages
How it fits: Nocturne Falls #7
Review: I always enjoy Nocturne Falls where it is Halloween all year round in order to hide the supernaturals who are living there. Ivan is a dragon shifter MMA fighter who got injured in his last fight and decided to retire. Monalisa is a Will O' The Wisp under the control of her leprechaun father who is sent to convince Ivan to fight one more time and she is instructed to use any means necessary (especially her powers which can control anyone). However, Monalisa begins to fall in love with Ivan and vice versa. It was fun to see how their friends worked together to help them out of their tight spot and find their HEA. Lightweight, fluffy romance which is just what I needed.


message 44: by jingles (new)

jingles | 292 comments Finished:
The Last Cowboy in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas Book 7) by Katie Lane
Book: The Last Cowboy in Texas|Katie Lane|06.08.17|✿✿
Task: 7th in Series = Deep in the Heart of Texas #7
Pages: 328

Brief Review:
This was a torture for me to finish. It had been a long time since I'd read the previous book in the series, so I was kind of lost in the beginning and had to do a quick re-check of the previous book where these two main characters were introduced.

I didn't like the characters. Neither seemed real. They didn't seem to fit each other. Added to that was the element of confusion of Starlet's interaction with Beckett's brother, Beau.

The story started off well enough, but I quickly lost interest, and had to force myself to finish it.

I hate that it ends on this note, but I'm glad to put this series behind me.

A weak 2 star read for me.


message 45: by Sunshine✰✰✰ (last edited Jun 08, 2017 01:20PM) (new)

Sunshine✰✰✰ | 687 comments Finished
Roll #1 ~ Spot 7
How it fits: Bound Hearts #7

Shameless by Lora Leigh 6/7/17
Rating: 3 stars
Pages: 151

Review:
Each book in this series is a standalone, which is great when you want a bit of kink with a storyline. ;-)
Ian & Dane were always best friends. Dane's daughter, Courtney, grew up infatuated with Ian and now decided it was time to make him hers. She knew she could match his sexual urges and actually craved them. She just needed to convince him of that.
I loved how strong Courtney was and so sure of herself. She knew what she wanted and went for it head on. Ian's sexual appetites are not for innocents and he didn't want to ruin Courtney. He did his best to keep her at bay, but in the end, he surrendered his heart to her as she surrendered her body to him.


message 46: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (tellingmelies) | 534 comments Completed
Task #7 in a series
Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #7) by Laurell K. Hamilton
by Laurell K Hamilton
Date finished: 6/8/17
Rating: 4 stars
Pages: 452
How it fits: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #7

Review:
Despite what Goodreads says, this is probably the bazillionth time I've read this book. I used to do this thing where when a new book in the series was released, I would go back and reread all the prior books. I have since stopped this with this series. But I've also lost where I stopped reading them. So I decided to just reread from the beginning with the intentions of getting caught up.

Burnt Offerings is number 7 in the life of Anita Blake and by now we mostly know her and the main players (Jean-Claude, Richard, Dolph, Ronnie, etc...). The book jumps right in with Anita being asked to help find a firebug loose in the city. While committing to this, she hasn't yet realized that the Council has arrived and they aren't happy with whatever her and Jean-Claude are setting up in St Louis. The shit hits the fan, needless to say, and our triumvirate are forever changed.

I've seen some of the other reviews on this one and there is one part I have to agree on. This book was really busy. Had Hamilton chosen to just focus on the fires or just the Council, I think the book may have flowed better and not been so compacted. Like I don't think Anita slept once, unless she was knocked out.

Another thing I'm noticing now that I'm rereading these at an older age than when I started is just how much Anita kind of annoys me. Her whole view of how she can't possibly be good because of all the bad things and good girls don't have premarital sex with vampires and blah blah blah. Girl, own your shit. You're a sexual being and there's nothing wrong with that. Also, the way she treats other females is really lacking. She's often like, yay another female around and then promptly finds a way to dehumanize them. There's a way to write a strong female character without putting all of the others down.

So why did I rate this four stars? All the other characters who aren't Anita, for one. Even when I read this years ago, I remember Anita not being my favorite. What held my interest was Jason, Richard, Jean-Claude, Jason, Stephan, oh, did I mention Jason? The background/side characters are so rich and witty and just fun. I love getting to know all of them again.

And then there is the cunning of the plots. Yes, they are busy and sometimes convoluted. But more often than not, I have an 'oh shit!' moment where either I figure something major out or I had just been fooled and I love it. So while it may not be the best vampire hunter series out there, it fits for me.


message 47: by Amanda A (last edited Jun 08, 2017 07:58PM) (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Completion ~ Spot 7

Book: Fired Up (Arcane Society, #7)
Date Read: 6/8/17
Rating: ★★★★
Pages: 433

This book was another enjoyable installment in the Arcane Society series. Chloe Harper is a private investigator who is hired to find a family heirloom known as the burning lamp by Jack Winters. Chloe has a gift for finding things and she can read dreamlight which helps her track the lamp. Jack believes he is falling victim to the Winters family curse and only the lamp can help him. I really liked the characters and their journey to fall in love along the way. The Arcane Society world is very interesting and keeps me coming back for more. Alternating between historical and contemporary settings in each book is entertaining to me. I especially liked seeing more of Fallon Jones in this one. I cannot wait for his story.


message 48: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Great job on week 1, team! :-)


message 49: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 928 comments Yes - hooray - great start! I'm excited to see our next roll!


message 50: by Amanda A (last edited Jun 16, 2017 05:13AM) (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Roll #2: 9
Spot: 16


#1 in series or a standalone
#6 in series
#16 in series
Alternate: Title D

Jenn - The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) | Review | 557 pages (Bonus point)
jingles - Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track, #1) | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ - Minion (Vampire Huntress, #1) | Review
Sam - Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1) | Review
Suzanne - The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1) | Review
Amanda A - Stay With Me (With Me, #1) | Review

Reviews need to be posted before midnight CDT on Thursday, June 15th


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