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message 1: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Sep 30, 2017 03:02PM) (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments Superhero week-long toppler

It’s October! And that means Halloween! What better time to dress up as your favorite superhero? Our toppler this time is all about some famous superhero teams.

This toppler will run from noon EST on Saturday, October 7, until noon EST on Saturday, October 14th. Countdown to toppler

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X-Men
Wolverine - Read a book in the historical fiction genre
Storm - Read a book where a natural disaster is central
Cyclops - MC requires glasses or is blind
Rogue - Read a romance
Beast - Read a fairytale retold
Professor Xavier - MC is a teacher or professor
Magneto - Read a book with an anti-hero

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Justice League
Superman - Read a classic
Wonder Woman - Read a book with a female MC who can kick butt
Batman - Read a book with a very wealthy MC, can be nonfiction about a very wealthy person
Aquaman - Book cover has water on it
Flash - Read a book that is more than 175 pages, but less than 250 pages
Green Lantern - Book cover has a ring or other piece of jewelry on it
Cyborg - Read a book with a cyborg, robot, or artificial intelligence

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Avengers
Captain America - Book is set in the United States
Iron Man - MC is a scientist or science professor or is an inventor
Hawkeye - Read a book with the word arrow in the title or an arrow on the cover or where a character uses a bow and arrow
Black Widow - Read a book with espionage
Thor - Read a book with an alien
Hulk - Read a book in the science-fiction genre
Antman - Read a book with an animal MC or from an animal’s perspective

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Suicide Squad
Captain Boomerang - Read a book with a thief or where something is stolen
Deadshot - MC carries or uses a gun
Enchantress - Read a book with an archaeologist or where someone finds an artifact or there is an antique shop
Harley Quinn - Story involves a mental institution / insane asylum / hospital for the mentally ill
Katana - Read a book set in Japan or with a Japanese MC or author
Killer Croc - Read a book that takes place on or under the water (Near water, such as on a beach, does not count)
El Diablo - Book cover has fire on it.


message 2: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Oct 01, 2017 04:54PM) (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments A few rules:
1. Books must be started and finished in this time period to qualify.
2. You may read any format - paperback, hardcover, ebook, or audiobook. For the last two use the page numbers on the first edition that comes up on the GR page.
3. Each book must be at least 175 pages.
4. Each task may be completed multiple times by any team member and any book may be read by multiple team members. But, each book read can only be used to fill one task.
5. Being superhero challenge, I feel that it is fitting to allow graphic novels / manga. However, due to the limited amount of words on each page, these books will only be allowed if they have at least 450 pages.

Toppler books can count toward the monthly challenge, the group theme read, and/or the yearly challenge, if they qualify.

Scoring:
Scoring will be a little easier this time around. All books will be worth 10 points. Teams will get an additional 20 points for completing a section. There is no additional bonus for completing all of the sections, but you can get the 20 points every time you complete a section.


message 3: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Oct 03, 2017 06:32AM) (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments Teams

Team 1:
Peggy
Kristie
KimeyDiann
Tejas Janet
Almeta
Debra
jaxnsmom
TrudyAn
Saar
Marcus
Anne

Team 2:
Rusalka
Delitealex
Travis
Casceil
Lanelle
Cherie
Roz
Emily
Margo
Valerie

Team 3:
Sarah
Carol
Lisa
Lori Z
Connie
Jennifer
Vicki
Jannene
Fee
Lynn

Team 4:
Janice
Mariab
Esther
Poongothai
Lara
Jake
Jayme
Robyn
Dominique
Cathie


message 4: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments res


message 5: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments res


message 6: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 15083 comments Exciting toppler! I'm not into superheroes and there are several I've never heard of, so I'm glad they all have set criteria.

I think I'll go gopher for a bit tomorrow morning when bf watches the F1 race. I don't have that much reading time during toppler week so I'm going to see if I can find a couple of short books to fit the criteria.


message 7: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Burton I have the perfect book for the Harley Quinn. And it's one I've been waiting to read for a while now


message 8: by Almeta (last edited Sep 30, 2017 03:57PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10131 comments Loooove It! This should keep me busy all week!☻

There's a Justice League movie being released in November.


message 9: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments I know! I love super hero movies. :)


message 10: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 2609 comments Already asked this question for the monthly challenge read but I can use the same book for a category here, so ....... Can I read a manga novel? It's a chunky one, with 523 pages.


message 11: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18188 comments So excited about this.


message 12: by Margo (new)

Margo | 9770 comments Great idea Kristie. Cannot wait for my first toppler !


message 13: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments Excited to have you join us, Margo!

I almost messaged you for some help, Sarah! I thought you'd enjoy this one.

I should have groups posted tonight. :)


message 14: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 2609 comments Did you miss my question or are you mulling it over?


message 15: by Lara (new)

Lara | 1426 comments This one looks like fun!


message 16: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Fun toppler, Kristie!


message 17: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 2785 comments Lynn wrote: "Already asked this question for the monthly challenge read but I can use the same book for a category here, so ....... Can I read a manga novel? It's a chunky one, with 523 pages."

Lynn, it looks like monthly and yearly challenges will count here if it fits a category. Maybe I am not understanding your question.


message 18: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 2609 comments I'm asking about graphic / manga novels, because obviously there's less text than regular novels .... sometimes they are not allowed, sometimes they are depending on the number of pages.


message 19: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 915 comments Love this theme, and so many choices to pick from! Thanks for coming up with this, Kristie!


message 20: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Excellent! Gophering...


message 21: by Lanelle (new)

Lanelle | 3109 comments Awesome theme, Kristie. Now to have fun gophering!


message 22: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments Oops! Sorry, Lynn. I missed it. I will say yes since it is so chunky. I will say manga/GN over 450 pages will be accepted. I'll update the rules later.


message 23: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 2389 comments Can you read a collection of short stories if it fits the "book cover" criteria?


message 24: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 2609 comments Kristie wrote: "Oops! Sorry, Lynn. I missed it. I will say yes since it is so chunky. I will say manga/GN over 450 pages will be accepted. I'll update the rules later."

Thanks :)


message 25: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments Yes, Jayme. As long as it fits the criteria for book cover and pages it is fine.


message 26: by Lanelle (last edited Oct 01, 2017 04:38PM) (new)

Lanelle | 3109 comments Kristie, I have a question about El Diablo - book cover has fire on it. Would a lit candle count as fire? Or would you prefer a full blaze?

Examples: Lord Stannington's Secret by Joy Aldred Starlight Wish by Janice Bennett Happy Birthday to Me (Birthday Trilogy, #1) by Brian Rowe


message 27: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments Those would all work, Lanelle. As long as you can see the flame, you are all set.


message 28: by Lanelle (new)

Lanelle | 3109 comments Kristie wrote: "Those would all work, Lanelle. As long as you can see the flame, you are all set."

Thank you.


message 29: by Rusalka, Moderator (last edited Oct 01, 2017 07:32PM) (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17065 comments Kristie wrote: "Oops! Sorry, Lynn. I missed it. I will say yes since it is so chunky. I will say manga/GN over 450 pages will be accepted. I'll update the rules later."

Oh wow. I don't think I've seen a graphic novel that big. Most of mine I have to read are at about 250pp.
Good to know, I'll put my ones back.
What's your book, Lynn?


message 30: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments Yeah...I know that's a lot of pages for graphic novels, but I felt it only fair to be significantly longer because it's a team challenge and there's so much less to read per page. I didn't want one team racking up a bunch of points with just graphic novels and have the results skewed. I normally don't include them. I may do something different for an individual challenge at some point...hmmm...


message 31: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17065 comments Kristie wrote: "Yeah...I know that's a lot of pages for graphic novels, but I felt it only fair to be significantly longer because it's a team challenge and there's so much less to read per page. I didn't want one..."

Completely understand :D


message 32: by Tejas Janet (new)

Tejas Janet (tejasjanet) | 3513 comments Lynn's found a chunky one for a graphic novel -- over 500 pages. Wondering what it is...?


message 33: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 2609 comments Rusalka wrote: "Kristie wrote: "What's your book, Lynn? "

Orange The Complete Collection, Vol. 2 by Ichigo Takano Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2

(Volume One is also over 500 pages)


Saar The Book owl | 1771 comments Nice theme! Do I already need to say what team I choose?


message 35: by Lisa (last edited Oct 02, 2017 03:33AM) (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Saar wrote: "Nice theme! Do I already need to say what team I choose?"

No, you don't need to say anything, Saar. Kristie assigns us to our teams :)


message 36: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17065 comments Lynn wrote: "Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2"

Nice. A collection does make more sense. Will check it out.


message 37: by Tejas Janet (new)

Tejas Janet (tejasjanet) | 3513 comments Looks really good. I'm pleased to find Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 available at my city library.


message 38: by Roz (last edited Oct 02, 2017 02:14PM) (new)

Roz | 3625 comments How disastrous does a natural disaster need to be? Are we talking Vesuvius or can it be an epic blizzard? I have Rose in a Storm and haven't started it yet. I'd like to use it for X-men #2. If not it would also fit Avengers #7 or Justice League # 5.


message 39: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Oct 02, 2017 03:48PM) (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments I'm not sure if that one will fit. I'm thinking a natural disaster where many people die and some are left fighting for their lives. If it's something where the town is in real danger, I'll accept it. If it's just dealing with a storm, then no. If the blizzard just causes them to be stuck inside, even if they're ill or something, it's not quite enough.

Originally, I was thinking of almost apocalyptic type novels with tidal waves and volcanoes and the like, but any natural disaster that puts a large number of people at risk would work. Hope that clarifies.

These are the books I was thinking of when I wrote that: Ashfall (Ashfall, #1) by Mike Mullin Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala


message 40: by Roz (new)

Roz | 3625 comments Thanks, Kristie. Clarifies. I'll use it foe something else if it fits.


message 41: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48726 comments Looks great! I shall have to do some gophering once I get caught up.


message 42: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10131 comments Kristie wrote: "I'm not sure if that one will fit. I'm thinking a natural disaster where many people die and some are left fighting for their lives. If it's something where the town is in real danger, I'll accept ..."

Well, I'm glad I read this. I don't think my choice will qualify either. Will have to change that one.


message 43: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments Teams are posted above!! TEAMS


message 44: by Almeta (last edited Oct 02, 2017 05:10PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10131 comments EXCELLENT!!!

I started a thread for us.

Team 1 Super Heroes


message 45: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments Way to go, Almeta!


message 46: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 2785 comments I tried to create a thread for team three. Apparently I don't know how to verify my email. :/


message 47: by Jake (new)

Jake Newman | 91 comments What group will I be in?


message 48: by Jake (new)

Jake Newman | 91 comments Never mind, I see the groups listed above


message 49: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 401 comments Jannene wrote: "I tried to create a thread for team three. Apparently I don't know how to verify my email. :/"

In the meantime, we'll start cheering .... Team 3! Team 3! Team 3! . . .


message 50: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13585 comments Jannene wrote: "I tried to create a thread for team three. Apparently I don't know how to verify my email. :/"

You shouldn't have to verify your email. You just go to the TBR Topplers folder, then click on new topic. You need to add a title for your thread and the first comment, then click post. It shouldn't ask you for anything else.


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