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message 1: by Christina, Challenge Captain (last edited Oct 31, 2017 05:53PM) (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
Here's the October WCRTM challenge. As usual the aim is to see who can read the most books over the course of the month.
All books must be started and finished in the month of October.
The points system will work as follows:
150-249 pages - 1 point
250-349 pages - 2 points
350-449 pages - 3 points
450+ pages - 4 points
All pages are done based off the Goodreads Paperback pages.

Bonus points can also be earned.
2 points for including a link to your review (at least two paragraphs long)
1 point if the book is a standalone
1 point per book in series (if the entire series is read in October).

Participants:
1. Christina - 27 points
2. Jazmyn - 14 points
3. Amy Leigh - 73 Points
4. Tiffany - 70 Points
5. Errriee - 4 Points
6. Natasha - 31 points
7. Erin - 1 point
8. Thessa - 6 points


message 2: by Jazmyn (new)

Jazmyn Lacee (jking1994) | 138 comments I’m in!


message 3: by Amy Leigh (last edited Oct 30, 2017 09:08PM) (new)

Amy Leigh (xxAmyLeighxx) | 137 comments Points: 73

1. Never Apart by Romily Bernard
Never Apart by Romily Bernard
Pages: 400
Standalone: Yes
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 6

2. Temptation Trials Part I by B. Truly
Temptation Trials Part I by B. Truly
Pages: 318
Standalone: no
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 4

3. The X-Variant (The Guardians, #1) by Rosemary Cole
The X-Variant by Rosemary Cole
Pages: 260
Standalone: no
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 4

4. Voiceless by E.G. Wilson
Voiceless by E.G. Wilson
Pages: 236
Standalone: no
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 3

5. The Girl of All My Memes by C.S. Johnson
The Girl of All My Memes by C.S. Johnson
Pages: 340
Standalone: Yes
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 5

6. In Pursuit of Memory The Fight Against Alzheimer's by Joseph Jebelli
In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's by Joseph Jebelli
Pages: 320
Standalone: Yes
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 5

7. The Black Opal (The Jeweled Worlds #1) by Linda Jordan
The Black Opal by Linda Jordan
Pages: 264
Standalone: No
Points: 2

8. The Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt
The Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt
Pages: 352
Standalone: Yes
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 6

9. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
Pages: 352
Standalone: Yes
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 6

10. Colorless (Colorless, #1) by Rita Stradling
Colorless by Rita Stradling
Pages: 400
Standalone: no
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 5

11. The November Girl by Lydia Kang
The November Girl by Lydia Kang
Pages: 340
Standalone: Yes
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 5

12. Frankenstein A Life Beyond (Book 1 of 3) The Resurrection Trinity by Pete Planisek
Frankenstein A Life Beyond (Book 1 of 3) The Resurrection Trinity by Pete Planisek
Pages: 371
Standalone: no
Series: Yes. one of two available.
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 6

13. Frankenstein Soul's Echo (Book 2 of 3) The Resurrection Trinity by Pete Planisek
Frankenstein Soul's Echo (Book 2 of 3) The Resurrection Trinity By Pete Planisek
Pages: 538
Standalone:no
Series: yes - book 3 not available yet
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 7

14. The Dwellers (The Dwellers beneath the Arches, #1) by Oyinda Aro
The Dwellers by Oyinda Aro
Pages: 282 for the paperback on Amazon
Standalone: no
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 4

15. Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1) by Christina Bauer
Wolves and Roses by Christina Bauer
Pages: 292
Series: only one released so far
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 5


message 4: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments I'm in! I've enjoyed this month!


message 5: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments I'm in!!! :-)


message 6: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments I had one more book I had been planning to squeeze in for September, but I barely started reading it and got too busy. I hope it’s ok if I start over and read it for October instead?


message 7: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
So long as you restart it in October and finish it in October then the points will count towards octobers challenge


message 8: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments Yeah, that’s my plan. I will reset it to 0% right now!


message 9: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments Oh good! I didn't even start reading A Ghostly Shade of Pale but my kindle marked it that I was. So now I can reset it since I plan to actually read it soon


message 10: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments Right now I'm reading The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski. I'm about to read Karrin: Warrior Child by Sahara Foley


message 11: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments One of us is lying is on my "to read " list


message 12: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
I'm reading The Child's Child by Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell). It's kind of a story within a story, about unmarried mothers and gay men, with some of the story set present day (a woman has fallen pregnant with her gay brother's lovers child 🙈) and the majority of it being a story she has read with the same themes set in 1929.

How is everyone today? I've been unconscious most of the weekend (legitimately slept from Friday night to Sunday night) because I've got another kidney infection. Fourth one since May 😡it's going to cost me £15 in taxi fares just to get to the doctors


message 13: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments I’ve been switching things up and reading some YA books for lighthearted reads. Right now I’m finishing up The Dating Games Book #1 by Melody Carlson. I haven’t decided yet if once I’m done I will start in on the Tracie Peterson novel I planned on rereading for October or not. It’s substantially longer and more in-depth than my mind can seem to concentrate on right now between work and family, so we’ll see. TP is one of my favorite authors, though, as is MC, so we’ll see how this week goes! I often like to read when waiting on my shift at work to start (I get there early and sit in my car). But, I do have some weekdays off this week, and could have some nice reading time at home when everyone else is away! 😀


message 14: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
Sometimes it can be good to switch things up. Well I'm back off to the hospital since my drs won't do anything. Lots of reading material will be required 😂


message 15: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments Sounds grueling😒. Never fun going through a revolving door of medical stuff. You may beat all of us in reading for this month though 😮😬. Get better soon!


message 16: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
Challenge accepted 😂 thank you.


message 17: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments First Date
First Date (The Dating Games #1) by Melody Carlson
Pages: 212
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Standalone: no
Points: 3
I will revise this if I'm able to find the rest of the books in this series and read them this month!


message 18: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
Okay Natasha just pop me a message if you do revise it so I can amend the points 😊


message 19: by Erin (new)

Erin (erin_johnson) | 53 comments Can I still join?


message 20: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
Thanks Errriee 😊 I'm just sick of being fobbed off by the healthcare system.

And of course you can Erin 😊


message 21: by Erin (new)

Erin (erin_johnson) | 53 comments Awesome!


message 22: by Amy Leigh (last edited Oct 08, 2017 06:23PM) (new)

Amy Leigh (xxAmyLeighxx) | 137 comments I'm so sorry Christina! I have a lot of health problems too including kidney stones & infections. Be careful with the infection, my fever spiked in the middle of the night with one & it almost killed me. I was in the hospital for a week. I remember a whole 30 minutes of it. Take care of yourself! I hope you heal soon!! ♥️


message 23: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
Amy this is why I'm annoyed. I spent two weeks in hospital in May with a 39 degree fever, and I'd had no symptoms beforehand. Every single time the infection doesn't show up in any tests, so it's a case of hustling myself down to the drs every time I get a pain there. But this doctor, despite me having been told by the hospital that I need to have various scans, won't even give me a prescription for antibiotics purely because nothing has shown up in a urine test.


message 24: by Amy Leigh (new)

Amy Leigh (xxAmyLeighxx) | 137 comments That's awful!!! Essential oil and green tea with honey may help alleviate some symptoms but you really need an antibiotic. I'm shocked they wouldn't give you one!!
I'm so sorry!!


message 25: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
I'll definitely give that a try.


message 26: by Erin (new)

Erin (erin_johnson) | 53 comments If I'm reading the first book in a series and it says on Goodreads that there are going to be three books in the series but only two are published and I read those two can I count that as a full series?


message 27: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments I wondered that too! But I’d think you could count it as if you read the whole thing.


message 28: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments I was able to get the rest of the books in the series I started this week, so I can add an additional point to my October score. I just finished the second book, and will post my review tomorrow when I get a chance!


message 29: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
Erin and Natasha yes that would count as a whole series as that is all that is currently available.

Natasha I’ll amend your score for you then.

Thank you Errriee I’m just tired of being ill, but I think even without the antibiotics I’m slipping into another healthy phase because my weird vivid dreams are back. As in for some reason I was at a school, and Cristiano Ronaldo was there talking about road safety and all I wanted was a selfie with him, but we got talking and he saved my butt from demons by sticking one up his butt 😂 yes my dreams are weird and wonderful.


message 30: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments Christina wrote: "Here's the October WCRTM challenge. As usual the aim is to see who can read the most books over the course of the month.
All books must be started and finished in the month of October.
The points s..."


Feel better quickly! I'm so sorry you're going through this again! 😞


message 31: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments The Wood
Pages: 320
Standalone: yes
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 5


message 32: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
Errriee the only other thing you need to do is put a total Points thing at the end of your comment as that book is a total of four points once you account for it being a standalone.

Back to my voluntary job today ... means I get to read George’s Marvellous Medicine with my students


message 33: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments Blind Date
Blind Date (The Dating Games, #2) by Melody Carlson
Pages: 216
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Standalone: no
Points: 4


message 34: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments Double Date
Double Date (The Dating Games #3) by Melody Carlson
Pages: 224
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Standalone: no
Points: 4


message 35: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments The Secrets of Islayne
Pages: 240
Standalone: yes
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 4


message 36: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
The Runaway Woman by Josephine Cox
Pages: 432
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Standalone: Yes
Points: 6

Total Points: 6


message 37: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments A Ghostly Shade of Pale
Pages: 383
Standalone: no
Link to review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 5


message 38: by Amy Leigh (new)

Amy Leigh (xxAmyLeighxx) | 137 comments Updated original post


message 39: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments How would I document an arc copy of a book I just finished? It's not listed on Goodreads yet. Would I get the page count from the author?


message 40: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
Thanks Amy.

Tiffany if it isn’t yet on Goodreads and was an arc copy I assume you either had an electronic version of the book or a physical copy. In either case use the page count from that 😊


message 41: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments Prom Date
Prom Date (The Dating Games #4) by Melody Carlson
Pages: 224
Standalone: no
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 4


message 42: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments The Proving
Pages: 352
Standalone: yes
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 6


message 43: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments Christina wrote: "Thanks Amy.

Tiffany if it isn’t yet on Goodreads and was an arc copy I assume you either had an electronic version of the book or a physical copy. In either case use the page count from that 😊"


I have a PDF copy and all I can find are location numbers. I'll be ok if I don't get credit. It was amazing!!


message 44: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments Seer
Pages: 344
Standalone: no ( but it is the only book in the series that's been published, so far)
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Points: 5


message 45: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Pages: 229
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Standalone: Yes
Points: 4

Total Points: 10


message 46: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments Christina, that one is on my "to read" list. My kids loved it and I've read a couple of his books. Will it make me cry? Lol


message 47: by Christina, Challenge Captain (new)

Christina Rochester | 678 comments Mod
It probably wasn’t my favourite one of his, but it’s still a good read if you want a standard young adult read. I preferred The Fault In our Stars.


message 48: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 448 comments I LOVED The Fault in Our Stars! I also enjoyed Paper Towns.


message 49: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Polak | 57 comments I finished the series I had been reading, so I should be at 16 points now. On to the book that may be the only other read for me this month!😀👍


message 50: by Amy Leigh (new)

Amy Leigh (xxAmyLeighxx) | 137 comments Post updated yesterday & today


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