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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jul 23, 2014 08:57AM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30836 comments Mod
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Welcome to NBRC. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. We value our members and look forward to discussing books and meeting others who share our love of reading. Take some time to look around and enjoy. To see and understand how this group works, check out our How NBRC Works; Our Group in a Nutshell post by CLICKING HERE . We've attempted to create an atmosphere that's warm, welcoming, and fun. Hopefully we've succeeded. While we may lay the ground work for the group, we know it's our members who truly make this group Rock. So thanks everyone for joining the group. :)

If you're not sure what to say, here's a little questionnaire that should help you tell us a little bit about yourself.

Birthday:
Favorite Book(s):
Favorite Book Genre:
Favorite Author:
Favorite Color:
Favorite Food:
Any Pets:
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be:
Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because....


Again, welcome.
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message 2: by sage (last edited Mar 08, 2016 06:43PM) (new)

sage | 7 comments
Birthday: June 21
Favorite Book(s): My FAVOURITE book is "Out of my Mind"
Favorite Book Genre: Anything!
Favorite Author: Adam Gidwits (Definitely)
Favorite Color: Gold
Favorite Food: Chicken & Rice
Any Pets: Dog - Calyx - 1-year-old
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: Paris :)
Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because if I go more than a day without a book, I feel SO incomplete.



message 3: by OddModicum Rachel (last edited Jul 25, 2014 06:32AM) (new)

OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments Grargh. That favorite book question literally had me gasping. ONE book? No way I could possibly answer that, but I do have a 'Beloved Faves Multi Genre' shelf set up in my profile that'll give you a loooot of my faves. ;)

Genre... again there's a lot of em, but I'd say I read the most books in the Paranormal Urban category. Its just escapism at its finest.

Fave Author... uuuum... I'm gonna go with John Irving, I think. Michael Chabon and Alice Hoffman are solid contenders, though. I have el truckload of writers that I follow from a bunch of genres.

Fave food... gonna say anything involving mocha, or a chocolate coffee combo. Chocolate covered coffee beans are dangerously addictive. Peanut butter filled pretzels are a nice change of pace, though.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be... Golgotham.

Pet is Beatrix (named after Beatrix Potter), a 17 lb insanely fluffy Maine Coone cat.

I know I'm a book nut because... I've been a voracious nut for the written word since age 3 1/2, and I literally cannot even imagine how teensy tiny and drab my life would be if it weren't for the worlds of imagination in books.


message 4: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Angel! I would love to visit Paris...Maybe one day.
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message 5: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Rachel. We did add the optional s at the end of book for that very reason.lol I don't think I could list just one either. I find it hard to narrow it down.

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Mike Anastasia (mikeanastasia) | 2 comments I don't remember if I was part of the first thread or not, but my name is Mike and I joined this site to do scholastic book reviews to satisfy a requirement for graduate school.

My favorite author is Tolkien, book is Return of the King, favorite sport is hockey, favorite food is pizza, favorite color is orange and my favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan.

I like making friends so please, if you're reading this, send me a friend request! :)

I'm excited to see what this group is about.


message 7: by Paige (new)

Paige | 37 comments Birthday: July 31

Favorite Book(s): Ooooooo, it changes so often ;)

Favorite Book Genre: I really like YA and Thrillers

Favorite Author: Alysha Kaye, not very well known, but is an incredibly nice lady, and she has a fantastic novel The Waiting Room

Favorite Color: Green?

Favorite Food: Red Beans and Rice #Southern to the bone

Any Pets: 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds, 1 snake, 2 hamsters, 1 fish

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: TEXAS

Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because... I spend more money on books than i do food and clothing combined


OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments lol @ Paige's "I spend more money on books than i do food and clothing combined".... you are my kinda person, Paige! Sent friend req as we have similar taste in YA, it seems. ;)

Hiya, Mike! Thanks for request! And can I ask what you're studing in grad school that requires reviews? Sounds like a snazzy field!


message 9: by Garðar (new)

Garðar (gtjonsson) Helloo, nice to meet everyone. I'm Gar.

Birthday: June 21st

Favorite Book(s): Hard to narrow down

Favorite Book Genre: Paranormal/fantasy/sci fi also existentialism and critical thinking type

Favorite Author: Albert Camus, Mikhail Bulgakov

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Food: Italian

Any Pets: A dog

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: New Zealand

Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because.... I've grown up in a house that is rather representative of a library, bookworm is a genetic trait in my family lol


message 10: by Paige (new)

Paige | 37 comments Garðar wrote: "Helloo, nice to meet everyone. I'm Gar.

Birthday: June 21st

Favorite Book(s): Hard to narrow down

Favorite Book Genre: Paranormal/fantasy/sci fi also existentialism and critical thinking type

..."


"bookworm is a genetic trait in my family" LOL! thats fantastic


message 11: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Hi, Mike. Not sure what happened to your original post, but I can confirm it was in this thread. I believe there is a gremlin in the system that deletes things because I've had posts mysteriously disappear that have been posted as well. I saw you post while on the phone so I didn't respond. I have a tendency to delete things when I try to respond so I don't do so with the phone any more. I swear I had nothing to do with yours disappearing. Didn't you mention you're an author?

Anywho, Welcome to the group.
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OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments Hi, Gar! You lucky duck! I can't imagine having a whole family (and decades worth of their books) to borrow from. Very cool to have a lit loving family. I haven't read Camus since college, and I loved it then. Definitely gonna have to dust off 'the stranger' and give it another read. ;)


message 13: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (DLEurban) Birthday: July 8th
Favorite Book(s): Naked in Death and many others.
Favorite Book Genre: Some young adult depending on the book. Mostly into crime, mystery and on rare occasions romance if it mixes well.
Favorite Author: J.D. Robb is my absolute favourite. Others: Christopher Paolini, Tamora Pierce, GRRM, JK Rowling
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Any Pets: 2 dogs, 1 cat
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: Ireland, Germany, pacific northwest.
Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because.... I've been reading since I was 2! Plus better to read than be bored, right? :)


message 14: by Hayley (new)

Hayley (hayleyyyyy) Hi, I'm Hayley! This group seems so fun and unique and I'm really excited to become a part of it!

Birthday: May 25th
Favorite Book(s): Gone with the Wind, Seraphina, Before I Die, Harry Potter
Favorite Author: Melina Marchetta, E. Lockhart
Favorite Color: red
Favorite Food: I love all food.


message 15: by James (new)

James (theadventurousbookreader) | 147 comments Birthday: October 9
Favorite Book(s): Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series
Favorite Book Genres: Anything that involves Fantasy and Science Fiction
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, and J.R.R. Tolkien
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Pizza
Any Pets: I have six pets. Five cats and One Dog.
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: England
Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because.... I have a massive TBR pile that will never be done with.


message 16: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Paige! That sounds like my house when I was growing up. We had tons of animals.
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message 17: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Gar! I definitely think a love of books is genetic. :)
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message 18: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Rachael!

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Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Suzanne! I love the All Souls Trilogy too. Which reminds me I nee to read the last book.
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message 20: by Lisarenee (last edited Jul 27, 2014 06:37AM) (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Hayley, Welcome! We're glad to have you.

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message 21: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, James. That's a lot of cats with one dog.
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message 22: by OddModicum Rachel (last edited Jul 27, 2014 06:54AM) (new)

OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments rofl... I thought exactly the same thing, Lisarenee... poor dog must be kept on his toes! lol

Haylee, your Marchetta and E. Lockhart were new to me, so I checked em out... look great!

Harkness fans... I'm finally getting my head out and reading Discovery of Witches this month (book club title for one of my groups here... might be this one?), and am so excited! I had no idea it was so beloved.

and James... I've never gotten round to reading Percy Jackson! I know, I know... its been on my 'to read asap' list forever. I'll definitely noodge it up to the top since you're such a big fan. ;)


message 23: by zach (new)

zach b Hello!

Birthday: September
Favorite Book(s): It's... really hard to say?
Favorite Book Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and old letters, journals and diaries.
Favorite Author: Terry Pratchett, Ursula Le Guin, Patricia McKillip
Favorite Color: Dark blue
Favorite Food: I love a good grilled salmon
Any Pets: Sadly no.
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: Minneapolis. I lived there for a while and really liked it, and I'm not that ambitious, I guess.
Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because.... I read a lot of books, and enjoy doing so.

Ok that's all I got.


message 24: by Iva (last edited Jul 29, 2014 02:34AM) (new)

Iva | 17 comments Birthday: february 23
Favorite Book(s):Looking for Alaska by John Green(not sure why I like it so much :P)
Favorite Book Genre: Fiction
Favorite Author:don't really have one
Favorite Color:sky blue
Favorite Food: Chocolate(all kinds)
Any Pets: not anymore :(
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: Well, I would like to visit London?
Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because...I'm always reading something and always find the time to enjoy good books :)


message 25: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14257 comments Mod
Welcome everyone!

We currently have a team challenge called a "Wheel-A-Thon" which will continue for about another 3 weeks. If you can commit to read a book a week and would like to join we do have some space for new players.
You can find out more and sign up here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments Karen wrote: "Welcome everyone!

We currently have a team challenge called a "Wheel-A-Thon" which will continue for about another 3 weeks. If you can commit to read a book a week and would like to join we do hav..."


Woot! Huge thanks for the heads up, Karen... what a fun and twisty challenge! Can't wait! Hoping I can finish out this one with you guys (and I've been logging my books for the GR annual challenge, so I can do it retroactively for my team if that's allowed), and then join in at the beginning the next time you do a Wheel-a-Thon. How often do ya'll run this particular challenge?


message 27: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14257 comments Mod
No probs Rachel! I saw your sign-up, I should be able to let you know tomorrow about a vacant spot on a team :)

We have been doing a 6-8 week team challenge a few times a year. This year we did a battleship, and then a guess-who type challenge, and this is the latest one. Probably the next one will start September/October ; we may do wheelathon again or something different (we have a few ideas in the pipeline!)


message 28: by OddModicum Rachel (last edited Jul 29, 2014 06:01AM) (new)

OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments Karen wrote: "No probs Rachel! I saw your sign-up, I should be able to let you know tomorrow about a vacant spot on a team :)

We have been doing a 6-8 week team challenge a few times a year. This year we did a ..."


Yay! I've got no idea what manner of goodness those challenges might be, but I'm just tickled to have found a group that does more elaborate and challenging games than read along. I love my other groups, but your elaborately thought out challenges are thrilling. Oh, and if there's a spot for me at the tail end of this one, lovely.. but don't make yourself crazy trying to work me into the mix if there's not. I'll just pick up with the next challenge. ;)

edit: totally off topic, but do you guys recommend a particular way (software/spreadsheet/something?) to 'track' and post reminders to yourself for upcoming challenges? You seem like the group to ask, for sure. I'm LOVING all my new GR buddies and activities, but worried I'll let things slip thru the cracks if I'm not organized about it.


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Name: Savannah :)
Birthday: April 2nd
Favorite Book(s): The 5th Wave, TFIOS, Divergent Series, Hunger Games Series, Twilight Series
Favorite Book Genre: Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
Favorite Author: Rick Yancey, John Green
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Any Pets: 3 (2 Cats, 1 Dog)
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: England or Sweden


OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments Savannah wrote: "Name: Savannah :)
Birthday: April 2nd
Favorite Book(s): The 5th Wave, TFIOS, Divergent Series, Hunger Games Series, Twilight Series
Favorite Book Genre: Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
Favorite Author: ..."


I'm a huge fan of dystopian fiction, too, Savannah. ;) I'm dying to know... I'm blanking on the reference material of 'TFIOS' in your favorite books. Help? lol


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'The Fault In Our Stars' by John Green :)


OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments Savannah wrote: "'The Fault In Our Stars' by John Green :)"
Oooh, never read that one! (Trotting off to add it to my 'read asap' list!) btw, just wrote out my faves in dystopian ya for someone else if you're ever hunting... Its here.... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... , the long list in the comments section with links. I'd love to know if there's any in the list at bottom of ones I've heard great things about but haven't read yet that you think are standouts... or if I've missed any that cannot be missed, period. ;) Nice to run into another huge fan of Dystopia!


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It is an amazing book, along with a new movie that came out!
I'll definitely check it out thanks!


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Birthday: September 10th
Favorite Book(s): The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Favorite Book Genre: Paranormal, fantasy, romance
Favorite Author: JK Rowling or Katie McGarry
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food: French fries
Any Pets: No pets, but will hopefully be adopting a cat or dog in the near future :)
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: England- it would be so much fun :)
Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because....I plan my room decor based off how many bookshelves I will need


message 35: by Carla (new)

Carla | 1 comments Birthday: November 5
Favorite Book(s): Constantly changing so I can't really answer very well.
Favorite Book Genre: Classics, Young Adult, Contemporary.
Favorite Author: Lauaa Ingals Wilder
Favorite Color: Holly Green
Favorite Food: Blueberry pancakes
Any Pets: African Grey Parrot
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: Greek Islands
Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because I read daily and fangirl over book guys constantly and will travel over 10 hours to meet an author I have never even heard of.


message 36: by Mary Grace (new)

Mary Grace Floresca (emjidi) Birthday: October 13
Favorite Book(s): I don't have a favorite book yet, but I'm hoping to find "the one" soon. ☺
Favorite Book Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Favorite Author: Brian K. Vaughn
Favorite Color: ♥ Orange ♥
Favorite Food: Depends on what I'm craving - I tend to like foods with complex flavors.
Any Pets: No pets, unless you consider a few shriveled up basil and chili plants as pets. (I have to feed them regularly, so why not?)
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: Hawaii. The food is amazing, and super fresh.
Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because.... I am currently reading four books, and I will probably add a couple more "book club reads" to my reading list.

Just realized I haven't updated my GoodReads bio. Thank you, ctrl+C and ctrl+V.


OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments lol @ Mary Grace... I have a historically black 'thumb', and am also trying desperately to avoid killing a basil plant and a teensy purple sage... they're so tragic and withered! I give them another month under my care, tops. ;(


message 38: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Scott (goodreadscomknitknat) | 65 comments Birthday: December 15th
Favorite: Too many to name
Favorite Book Genre: Cozy mysteries
Favorite Author: Again too many
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food: Ice Cream, all flavors except vanilla
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Savannah Georgia or a small farm in North Carolina
I know I am a book addict because I plan what hotel I am going to stay in on vacation based on how far it is from a Barnes and Nobles.


message 39: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 83 comments Birthday: December 23rd
Favorite Book(s): Too many...
Favorite Book Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy
Favorite Author: Many..
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Pani Puri (Indian)
Any Pets: Nope.
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: New York.
Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because.... my day isn't complete until I read :)


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Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Varnish44!
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Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Iva!
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Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Savannah!
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Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Malissa!
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Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Carla!
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Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Mary Grace!
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Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Teresa!
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message 47: by Lisarenee (last edited Aug 03, 2014 04:51PM) (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Welcome, Arshiya!
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message 48: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (alsnorm) Birthday: November 27

Favorite Book(s):Glen Duncan's Last Werewolf and Gaiman & Pratchett's Good Omens

Favorite Book Genre: too eclectic to enumerate in so little space.

Favorite Author: Unanswerable! There are too many to pick!

Favorite Color: Lime Green

Favorite Food: KD

Any Pets: Paprika and Monroe (cats)

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: A cabin in the woods, no more than an hour out of a small town where I can have a POBox and use the internet to buy more books <3

Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because.... I almost forgot I have a final exam because one of my favorite authors had a new book release about the same time.


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Lisarenee wrote: "Welcome, Malissa!


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Thank you, Lisarenee!!! :)


message 50: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (spirolim) | 98 comments Stephanie wrote: "Birthday: November 27

Favorite Book(s):Glen Duncan's Last Werewolf and Gaiman & Pratchett's Good Omens

Favorite Book Genre: too eclectic to enumerate in so little space.

Favorite Author: Unanswe..."


Haha! I did the same thing once with a final paper!


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