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message 1: by D.G. (last edited Oct 15, 2017 06:29AM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments READING STARTS OCT 2

Team 8
✔ Captain D.G. (2-3)
✔ Jane (3-6)
✔ Book Concierge (3-4)
✔ Marty (s) (1-3)
✔ Bunnita (1-2)
✔ ~Melissa~ (1-3)

Rules
Spreadsheet
Please check Message 2 (Frankie) & Message 3 (Bride) for up to date reads.


✔ Checked in, selected tasks


message 2: by D.G. (last edited Oct 20, 2017 04:32AM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments A Monstrous Team Challenge: Frankenstein's
Completed: 21/ 21 ~ Watts: 1000

THE SETTING
Set in Europe: Book Concierge - 10/5/17
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French by Tana French

Science Fiction: Marty - 10/14/17
Sage (The Evolution, #2) by S.A. Huchton by S.A. Huchton

Set in College/University: Marty - 10/7/17
The Translator by John Crowley by John Crowley

Set between 1797-1851: Jane - 10/3/17
Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, #4) by Naomi Novik by Naomi Novik

THE BODY
Head: ~Melissa~ - 10/4/17
Single Malt (Agents Irish and Whiskey, #1) by Layla Reyne by Layla Reyne

Torso: D.G. - 10/5/17
Bad Judgment by Meghan March by Meghan March

Arms/Hands: ~Melissa~ - 10/8/17
As You Wish (Shatterproof Bond #1) by Isobel Starling by Isobel Starling

Legs/Feet: Bunnita - 10/7/17
Strike a Match (No Match for Love) by Lindzee Armstrong by Lindzee Armstrong

Non Fiction: Book Concierge - 10/7/17
Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez by Gabriel García Márquez

Romance: D.G. - 10/3/17
Tears of the Renegade by Linda Howard by Linda Howard

Vampire: Jane - 10/4/17
The Fallen Vampire (Flux & Firmament The Cloud Lords, Prequel Part #1) by Beata Blitz by Beata Blitz

WATTS OF ENERGY
Energy 1: D.G. - 10/7/17
Taken (Alex Verus, #3) by Benedict Jacka by Benedict Jacka

Energy 2: ~Melissa~ - 10/4/17
His Runaway Omega (The Mountain Shifters, #4) by L.C. Davis by L.C. Davis

Energy 3: Book Concierge - 10/11/17
The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy by Simon Van Booy

Energy 4: ~Melissa~ - 10/7/17
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1) by Christopher Moore by Christopher Moore

Energy 5: Jane - 10/7/17
Poor Little Witch Girl (Lyra Lane Adventures Book 1) by Robin Roseau by Robin Roseau

Energy 6: ~Melissa~ - 10/10/17
Some Kind of Magic (Beings In Love #1) by R. Cooper by R. Cooper

Energy 7: Bunnita - 10/10/17
Boomerang Boyfriend by Chris Cannon by Chris Cannon

Energy 8: D.G. - 10/15/17
Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers, #2) by Penny Reid by Penny Reid

Energy 9: ~Melissa~ - 10/14/17
Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10) by Patricia Briggs by Patricia Briggs

Energy 10: ~Melissa~ - 10/15/17
Six Degrees of Lust (By Degrees, #1) by Taylor V. Donovan by Taylor V. Donovan


message 3: by D.G. (last edited Oct 29, 2017 07:56AM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments The Bride of Frankenstein
Completed: 21/ 21 ~ Watts: 1000/1000

THE MOVIE
✔ Made into a movie:
Jane - 10/15/17
Carrie by Stephen King by Stephen King

2nd in series: ~Melissa~ - 10/11/17
Cronin's Key II (Cronin's Key, #2) by N.R. Walker by N.R. Walker

Wedding happens: Jane - 10/14/17
Sweetness and Light (Sweet Cove Mystery #5) by J.A. Whiting by J.A. Whiting

Two people in cover: D.G. - 10/10/17
Too Hot to Handle (Romancing the Clarksons, #1) by Tessa Bailey by Tessa Bailey

THE BRIDE
✔ MC has prominent scars:
D.G. - 10/19/17
Radiance (Wraith Kings, #1) by Grace Draven by Grace Draven

MC has black hair: D.G. - 10/14/17
A Dragon of a Different Color (Heartstrikers, #4) by Rachel Aaron by Rachel Aaron

MC wears a white dress: ~Melissa~ - 10/13/17
It's Murder, My Son (Mac Faraday Mystery, #1) by Lauren Carr by Lauren Carr

1 medical MC (for the bandages): Marty - 10/22/17
The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny by Regina O'Melveny

1 genius MC (for the brains): Jane - 10/11/17
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mystery novel (for her stolen heart): Book Concierge - 10/16/17
Murder in the Paperback Parlor (Book Retreat Mysteries, #2) by Ellery Adams by Ellery Adams

Red cover (for the blood): D.G. - 10/29/17
My Favorite Countess (The Stanton Family, #3) by Vanessa Kelly by Vanessa Kelly

WATTS OF ENERGY (1000)
Energy 1: ~Melissa~ - 10/15/17
The Perfect Sub (Iron Eagle Gym, #2) by Sean Michael by Sean Michael

Energy 2: Book Concierge - 10/14/17
The Children Act by Ian McEwan by Ian McEwan

Energy 3: ~Melissa~ - 10/15/17
Owned (Decadence after Dark, #1) by M. Never by M. Never

Energy 4: ~Melissa~ - 10/16/17
The Cove (FBI Thriller #1) by Catherine Coulter by Catherine Coulter

Energy 5: ~Melissa~ - 10/16/17
The Distance Between Us (The Distance Between Us, #1; Wilde's #2) by L.A. Witt by L.A. Witt

Energy 6: Jane - 10/17/17
The Little Book of Hygge The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking by Meik Wiking

Energy 7: Jane - 10/16/17
Deathly Quiet (Unlife Book 2) by Elizabeth A Reeves by Elizabeth A Reeves

Energy 8: ~Melissa~ - 10/19/17
Dangerous Spirits (Spirits, #2) by Jordan L. Hawk by Jordan L. Hawk

Energy 9: Jane - 10/21/17
Dragon Bones (Hurog, #1) by Patricia Briggs by Patricia Briggs

Energy 10: D.G. - 10/22/17
Chosen (Alex Verus, #4) by Benedict Jacka by Benedict Jacka


message 4: by D.G. (last edited Oct 29, 2017 07:58AM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Frankenstein's Cat
Completed: 10/ 10 ~ Watts: 100/100

American Shorthair - Set in the United States: Book Concierge - 10/21/17
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2) by Joanne Fluke by Joanne Fluke

Cheetoh - Read within 24 hours: Jane - 10/19/17
The Luck of Rainbow Gold (What's in a Name?) by Eryn Scott by Eryn Scott

Dragon Li - Fantasy: Jane - 10/18/17
Playing With Vampires (Izzy Cooper #2) by Kendra Ashe by Kendra Ashe

Foldex - 'X' anywhere on the cover: D.G. - 10/8/17
Sex Symbol by Laurelin Paige by Laurelin Paige

Maine Coon - 400+ page book: Book Concierge - 10/21/17
Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy by Maeve Binchy

Munchkin - book with a small child in it: Book Concierge - 10/17/17
Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller by Derek B. Miller

Norwegian Forest cat - Tree on the cover: ~Melissa~ - 10/22/17
Old Loves Die Hard (Mac Faraday Mystery, #2) by Lauren Carr by Lauren Carr

Russian Blue - Blue cover: D.G. - 10/20/17
Mate Claimed (Shifters Unbound, #4) by Jennifer Ashley by Jennifer Ashley

Snowshoe - Set during the winter: ~Melissa~ - 10/15/17
Back Home by Nicole Stewart by Nicole Stewart

Energy 1: ~Melissa~ - 10/25/17
Illuminate the Shadows (Shatterproof Bond, #2) by Isobel Starling by Isobel Starling


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message 7: by D.G. (last edited Oct 19, 2017 04:07AM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Tasks per players

D.G.: (5) Torso, Romance, Energy 1, Energy 5, Energy 7
Jane (3): Historical, Vampire, Energy 6
Book Concierge (2): Set in Europe, Non Fiction, Energy 3
Marty (1): Science Fiction, set in College
Bunnita (1): Legs
Melissa~(5): Head, Arms, Energy 2, Energy 4, Energy 8


message 8: by D.G. (last edited Sep 29, 2017 05:14AM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments After you introduce yourself, please answer the following questions:

Is there any genre/task you do NOT want to read? (That way we can have somebody else in the team read that genre. )

Select two tasks from the body/setting you'd like to read (first come, first serve.)


message 9: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Hi! I'm D.G., your captain. I'm from NYC, married, no children. Reading is my main hobby. :)

My favorite genres are romance, UF, fantasy and mysteries. I can read any task on the board except for non-fiction (I have to be on a mood for those and I doubt I'll get in one this month. :)

Oh and I've already put together a spreadsheet but it's has a lot of stuff so I'll maintain it myself. :)


message 10: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments There are 6 of us so we won't have a problem finishing the challenge in 4 weeks. Let's start with the setting and body tasks though - if you happen to read a book for something else that fits the energy is fine, but let's make sure that at least each of us reads 2 tasks from setting/body.

So I guess when you introduce yourself, almost mention which two tasks from body/setting you'd like to read. I'll add that to my first post. :)


message 11: by D.G. (last edited Sep 29, 2017 05:25AM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Being a captain has some benefits so I'll pick one of my tasks first. :)

Body - Romance

I'll wait for the second one to see if there's something you guys don't read that I do (vampires, science fiction, or any of the body parts.) I have books for all of us those.


message 12: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Sep 29, 2017 06:06PM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments *waves* Hi teamies!! This should be fun!
I live about an hour outside of Chicago. Married, two high schoolers, two dogs, and work full time in the healthcare field. Reading is my obsession hobby

I enjoy romance, paranormal, urban fantasy, MM, thrillers, mysteries.

I would like to NOT do the historical and the non fiction.


Completion Template

Book Read:
Author:
Date Finished:
Task:


message 13: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments I sent friend request to all of you who weren't already my friend - except for Marty who has a very specific question so it didn't let me send a request.


message 14: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Sep 29, 2017 05:35AM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments I have a head book picked for another challenge in Oct - so I'll choose that for one of my body part books.


message 15: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments My work starts in half hour and I have to go to the drugstore to buy something but I'll check through out the day.

Oh btw...we should pick a team name! I thought we should use one from a Frankenstein movie....what do you think of
The Brides of Frankenstein?

Feel free to make any other suggestions!


message 16: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments I found a book with hands clasping.

So I'll do Head and Hands for the body parts


message 17: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Hi, I'm Tessa (Book Concierge). I live in Wisconsin, retired this summer from my career in Healthcare Administration. Married, no children, no pets. Born and raised in Texas but came to WI for college and fell in love with winter (I hate hot weather), so I stayed here. I read just about anything with words, but my favorite genre is literary fiction. Not a big fan of fantasy, dystopia, romance or graphic novels.

I'll read
SETTING / Task: Set in Europe (I have TWO different ones for my two F2F book clubs in October!)
BODY / BRAINS: non-fiction (I have one on board for my F2F book club in November)

Also, if anyone is looking for a good book for the historical fiction .... The Temeraire series is set during the Napoleonic wars (1799-1815), so the time line fits, and they feature a dragon, so as classified as fantasy as well. The first book in the series is:
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik


message 18: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments ~Melissa~ wrote: "*waves* Hi teamies!! This should be fun!
I live about an hour outside of Chicago. Married, two high schoolers, two dogs, and work full time in the healthcare field. Reading is my obsession hobby
..."


Okay, Melissa ... our reading tastes are opposite ... but healthcare careers and proximity to Chicago makes us practically neighbors!


message 19: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Team name suggestion:

One of the key phrases from the movies was: "It's alive!" (Or was it: "It lives!"

Anyway .... team name: Book's Alive!


message 20: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Book Concierge wrote: "~Melissa~ wrote: "*waves* Hi teamies!! This should be fun!
I live about an hour outside of Chicago. Married, two high schoolers, two dogs, and work full time in the healthcare field. Reading is my ..."


Well - hubby and I are looking at warm places to retire :) I hate the winters here but I do like a white Christmas. I guess it depends where our kids end up if we keep a place here and a warmer climate place. One can hope :D


message 21: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Just a reminder (as I'm used to starting on first of the month) - we can't start reading for this until MONDAY OCT 2


Caps were so I'd remember :D


message 22: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments I can do the science fiction and/or vampire book if no one else wants but I don't want to claim to many before the others check in :)


message 23: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Good to meet you, Tessa! I've read the first two books in the Temeraire series and they were great! I just need to continue the series now...


message 24: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments ~Melissa~ wrote: "I can do the science fiction and/or vampire book if no one else wants but I don't want to claim to many before the others check in :)"

Yup, let's just claim only two tasks for now. If the rest of the team doesn't read those, then we can go claim them.

I can read any of the remaining tasks as well. :)


message 25: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments ~Melissa~ wrote: "Just a reminder (as I'm used to starting on first of the month) - we can't start reading for this until MONDAY OCT 2
Caps were so I'd remember :D"


Good reminder! You can pick your books but not start reading until Oct. 2nd!!


message 26: by D.G. (last edited Sep 29, 2017 08:06AM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments LOL, didn't mean to post that here. :)


message 27: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments I need to sign off for the rest of the (working day) - I cannot log in to GR from my work computer. I'll check back in to make updates in about 7 hours.

Keep thinking about team names! We have:
Brides of Frankestein
Book's Alive!


message 28: by Jane (last edited Sep 29, 2017 08:37AM) (new)

Jane | 452 comments A bit late to the party but I will do Vampire and Historical.

Paranormal and Fantasy are my favourite genres.

Non fiction and historical are the two genres I don't read very often.

I do not usually like to do historical books but I'll do it this time as it will force me to read Empire of Ivory, which is the fourth book in the Temeraire series. I've had it on loan from the library several times and have it in the house right now, it has to be back by the 4th of October and I can't renew.


message 29: by Jane (last edited Sep 29, 2017 08:33AM) (new)

Jane | 452 comments D.G. wrote: "Good to meet you, Tessa! I've read the first two books in the Temeraire series and they were great! I just need to continue the series now..."


I like the fantasy part of this series but as it progresses it seems to be more about war and politics which is two genres I don't usually read or like.


message 30: by Jane (new)

Jane | 452 comments I have nothing for torso or arms/legs. If I had to I could probably find something for it.

I can cover Science Fiction as I have a few on my October reading list.

I might be able to cover College / university with the book Carrie by Stephen King. As far as I can see in the blurb it happens at senior prom. Is that not college?
It also depends if I get it in time from the library.


message 31: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Hi Jane - Just pick two tasks for now and don't worry about tasks you don't read. There 2 players who haven't checked in yet and we seem to have a nice mix of interests so something you don't like will be good for others.

I'll put you for Vampire & 1797-1851 (if you'd like to change the latter, please let me know).


message 32: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Msg #2 has the tasks that have already been selected.


message 33: by Marty (last edited Sep 29, 2017 12:14PM) (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Hi, I'm late to the party.
Name's Marty (short for Margaret), a native Nebraskan who's happily transplanted to Baton Rouge. I'm married, with three spoiled cats. I'm an art and design librarian by trade. Reading, knitting and geocaching are in a three way struggle for supremacy over my time and lately, reading's been losing out, so it's time to rectify that. :)

I can do the Set in a College or University and the science fiction tasks, if that's okay.

Name suggestion: all I can think of is Monster Mashers right now.

Spreadsheet - I see that's already set up, great!


message 34: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Oops, I see that my two choices have already been spoken for. What's left? Legs and feet?


message 35: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Marty wrote: "Oops, I see that my two choices have already been spoken for. What's left? Legs and feet?"

Welcome Marty!

Jane had already made two other picks before so you can take Set in College and Science Fiction.

I'll add it in message 2.


message 36: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments There are only two tasks left: Legs/Feet & Torso. If Bunnita doesn't read one of those, then I can take one over (I also have a book with feet/legs.)


message 37: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Note for those reading Science Fiction & Vampires:

Per the mod: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Science Fiction: Must be a top genre in the Book Page
Vampire: Must be more than a mention (I take that to be it must be an important character that shows up more than once or twice.)


message 38: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments We have 3 group name suggestions:

Brides of Frankenstein
Book's Alive!
Monster Mashers

Do you have any other suggestions? If not, please vote for your favorite!!

I confess I like them all...


message 39: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Here's another one:
Monster Makers


I like Book's Alive!


message 40: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Jane wrote: "II might be able to cover College / university with the book Carrie by Stephen King. As far as I can see in the blurb it happens at senior prom. Is that not college? ..."

No ... Carrie is set in a high school.


message 41: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Just a reminder to everyone ...

You must wait until Oct 2 to begin reading books for this challenge!

So many challenges begin on the first of the month, so starting on the 2nd is definitely a change.


message 42: by Jane (new)

Jane | 452 comments Book Concierge wrote: "Jane wrote: "II might be able to cover College / university with the book Carrie by Stephen King. As far as I can see in the blurb it happens at senior prom. Is that not college? ..."

No ... Carri..."


Thanks. :-)
I never can figure out the different schools in USA


message 43: by D.G. (last edited Sep 30, 2017 07:00AM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Ooh we have a new name! I like that one too!! Those are 4 good options so let's keep it to those because I want to have a name before we officially start reading on Monday.

Please vote for one of these:
Brides of Frankenstein
Book's Alive!
Monster Mashers
Monster Makers

If I don't hear from everybody by Sunday (Oct 1st), I'll make decision using whatever votes we got (you snooze, you lose!)


message 44: by D.G. (last edited Sep 30, 2017 07:39AM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Reminders!

Reading starts Monday, Oct. 2nd

Books must be a 150 page minimum


If you are reading a body part, these are the rules:
1 book where only a head is on the cover
1 book where only a torso is on the cover (a little bit of arms is okay)
1 book where only arms or hands are on the cover
1 book where only legs or feet are on the cover

If you are NOT sure whether your book fits, please ask in the Q&A thread: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 45: by Jane (new)

Jane | 452 comments I like Book's Alive!


message 46: by Jane (last edited Sep 30, 2017 10:54AM) (new)

Jane | 452 comments Bunnita if it can help you, you can also chose between

"Set between 1797-1851" and "vampire"
as I have found a books for both "Legs/Feet" and "torso"

The Sexy & The Undead (Sexy Witches, #1) by Charity Parkerson
Finding Fire (Bad Boys Of The Underworld, #1) by Mallory Crowe


message 47: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Jane - that looks great for feet/legs. I’ll put you up for that and free up the historical.

Bunnita hasn’t checked in yet - I’ll PM her again today.


message 48: by Jane (new)

Jane | 452 comments D.G. wrote: "Jane - that looks great for feet/legs. I’ll put you up for that and free up the historical.

Bunnita hasn’t checked in yet - I’ll PM her again today."


That's fine, I will read my historical anyway as I both need it for other challenges and need to give it back to the library by Wednesday.


message 49: by D.G. (last edited Sep 30, 2017 03:19PM) (new)

D.G. | 26 comments Jane! Don't hog all the tasks as I haven't selected a second one yet. :) I was waiting for Bunnita to pick hers but as she hasn't check in, I'll go ahead and select 'Torso' as my second task.


message 50: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 26 comments ok, we have two votes for "Book's Alive!'

Marty & Tessa?


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