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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31609 comments Mod
THIS THREAD IS ONLY FOR THE POSTING OF READ BOOKS BY TEAM MEMBERS IN ORDER TO ASSIST THE CAPTAINS


message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31609 comments Mod
Team thread is here


message 3: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31609 comments Mod
res


message 4: by Cat (last edited May 13, 2018 01:04PM) (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Posting format, minimum requirements:

Book title
Date read - for the love of all things, with month spelt out, please!!!!
Page count*
Spell-out Letters**

Optional:
BOM / BR link(s)
Other info as mini-challenges are revealed

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*Page count: use the count for your read edition. If you read the audio, use the default ed, unless large print, in which case use the most popular non-large print ed!

**Spell-outs: title / author / characters (main/secondary - they need to serve a purpose, not just serve a beer!) / series name. Articles can be ignored. For VXY ONLY, if you read an ed with narrator or translator, they can be used for Spell-out. Make doubly sure that you have the right ed shelved!

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It'd make Katie & my lives sooooo much easier if you add your books to this spreadsheet - our unofficial team tracker, but don't worry if you can't / don't want to


message 5: by Cat (last edited May 11, 2018 02:39PM) (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
finished, OK for BOM points only, as per captain's help thread

Children of Blood and Bone
finished: 11 May
Pages: n/a
Letters: n/a

BOM: May - DQs set & answered


message 6: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETION POST
Book title The Kingdom of Speech
Date read - May 12th
Page count* 304 pages
Spell-out Letters** will work for T, W, or K


message 7: by Melindam (last edited May 14, 2018 12:22AM) (new)

Melindam | 3251 comments Completion Post
Book: White Hot
Date read: 13 May
Pages: 416
Letters: A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, L, N, O, R, S, T, W

Book tracker sheet updated


message 8: by Marie (UK) (last edited May 13, 2018 01:30PM) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETED
Nefertiti's Heart 13/may/2018
A W Exley
301 pages

Ok so i can't find google doc (you know how much of a spreadsheet phobic i am) but this book will work as follows

N - title
A or E - author

Characters
C or D - Cara Devon
L - Viscount Nathaniel Lyons
F - Inspector Fraser (enforcer)
H Amy Hamilton
W- Weaver Clayton


message 9: by Melindam (new)

Melindam | 3251 comments Completion Post
Book: Wildfire
Author: Ilona Andrews
Date read: 14 May
Pages: 400
Letters:
A/I: Author
B/N: Nevada Baylor
C/H: Cornelius Harrison
D/L: Linus Duncan
E/S: Edward Sherwood
F: Mr Fullerton
G: Garen Shaffer
J: Lenora Jordan
K: Kyle
M/P: Peter Madero
R: Mad Rogan
V/T: Victoria Tremaine
W: Title

Team tracker sheet updated


message 10: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Finished

Ties by Domenico Starnone
Read: 14 May
Pages: 150
Letters: D/S/T - author & title. Vanda & Aldo chars


Added to team tracker
Updated official sheet


message 11: by Elena (new)

Elena  | 1403 comments Unbelievable My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur
Read: May 14
Pages: 304
Spells: U, K, T, D
Black cover

Added to the tracking sheet


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 1707 comments Completion Post

The King's Henchman: Stuart Spymaster and Architect of the British Empire
Author: Anthony Adolph
Pages: 456
Read: 14 May

Letters: T, K, A
Non-fiction, so characters are iffy. Probably ok to use H and J for Henry Jermyn (it's all about him).

Sorry, can't stop and add to s/s right now. I'll do better on future books. :/


message 13: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
no worries Sarah!

All on sheets to here :)


message 14: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETION
Book title The Defector
Date read - May 14th
Page count* 323
Spell-out Letters** M, C, T, D
Characters J- janac, K, Kate, S Scott, B, Ben, A Alex

Classes - Arithmecy 161- 350 pages
Potions there is water on the cover does this count for honey water ingredient

cant see anything else


message 15: by Melindam (last edited May 15, 2018 01:58AM) (new)

Melindam | 3251 comments Completion Post
Book: A Summer Scandal
Author: Kat French
Date read: 15 May
Pages: 304
Tasks:
Divination: read an ARC to-be-published (June 28)
Herbology: fluffy/chick-lit
Letters:
A/S: Title
K/F: author
Characters: Violet, Della, Barty Harwood, Calvin, Gladys, Linda Williams

*track sheet updated*


message 16: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
and added to main sheet as our first Class task completion - Divination :)

Thanks for including other options - we do get to shuffle about in this task, so it may yet move!


message 17: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETION

Eye of a Needle: And other stories
15/May /2018
Cornelia Fick
pages 184

short stories so no real MC works for E C and F

There are balloons on cover - can that work for Levitation charm I am sorry i really don't understand what works


Transfiguration - needle in title


message 18: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
don't worry - no one's quite sure what's meant by the charms - thank you for flagging the balloons - it seems likely that'd work - fingers crossed!

Added to sheets


message 19: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
368 pages
fin: 15 May

Chars on sheet but....

is ARC, to be pub in July - using for Div Class

Sheets updated


message 20: by Cat (last edited May 16, 2018 01:20AM) (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Pancakes and Corpses
212 pages
Agatha Frost
15 may

Chars : Julia, Sue, Roxy, Violet, Imogen, Barker, Dot

Classes: knife on cover & in text (potions?) "probed it with the end of a knife" p7

Sheets updated


message 21: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Shiny Broken Pieces
368 pages (I read audio, but all other versions have the same page count)
Sona Charaipotra
16 May

Chars: Gigi, Bette, (Hae) June, Alex, Eleanor, Cassie

Shiny Broken Pieces (Tiny Pretty Things, #2) by Sona Charaipotra - pink cover, broken glass on cover (mending charm?)

sheets updated


message 22: by Emelie (last edited May 17, 2018 02:00AM) (new)

Emelie | 415 comments Book:Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling
Author: J.K Rowling.
Date read: 17 May
Pages: 320
Tasks: Possibly for Divination or maybe Charms if not for Spell Outs.
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ron Weasley, Petunia Dursley, Vernon Dursley, Dudley Dursley, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Quirinus Quirrell, Rubeus Hagrid, Lord Voldemort, Minerva McGonagall, Neville Longbottom, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Percy Weasley, Filius Flitwick, Pomona Sprout, Molly Weasley, Poppy Pomfrey, Oliver Wood, Parvati Patil, Lavender Brown, Dean Thomas, James Potter, Lily Potter, Seamus Finnigan, Garrick Ollivander, Rolanda Hooch, Katie Bell, Dedalus Diggle, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger
Buddy Read: Yes. Is it possible to link to a comment that I've made there to show I've been active? I've just linked to the thread at large.

Added to our private sheet.


message 23: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Emelie wrote: "Is it possible to link to a comment that I've made there to show I've been active?."

Yes. to get a link for a particular comment, you click on the time stamp on the top right of the posted message.

Either right click to copy and paste or, having regular-clicked, take the hyperlink from the browser address bar.

All of which applies to the desktop website, NOT the app / mobile web both of which I detest!


message 24: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLEtION
Until It's Over
17/May /2018
Author Nicci French
376 pages

SPells

U - Title
N or F - author
Characters
A or B Astrid Bell
D Davy
M Miles
P Pippa
O Owen
K DCI Kamsky

Classes
Potions Knife - victims have been slashed across face with a knife


message 25: by Melindam (last edited May 17, 2018 04:58AM) (new)

Melindam | 3251 comments Completion Post
Book: Győztes kerestetik
Author: László Hárs
Date read: 17 May
Pages: 372
Tasks:
Letters:
G: Title
H/L: author
Characters:
P- Panna
K/J: Juli Kerekes
D/M: Márton Dánér
C: Csibi
E - Mrs Emma
I - Mrs Ildiko
U/V - Viki Ungváry

Classes: so far, only arithmancy, I am afraid, unless we use it as 1 book for transfiguration. from 2 children to .... let's see

*track sheet updated*


message 26: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETION
House of Names
17/05/2018
I read this on audio the first listed edition is 272 pages

I would give this as many stars as I could fabulous story and excellent full cast narration

SPells
H - title
C or T author
J,S,P,N - narrators Juliet Stevenson and Pippa Nixon

Characters
0 0restes
L Leander
M Mitros
I Iphegenia
E electra
A Aegisthus

things in storyline that might work for classes
E electra talks to the ghosts of her father and sister

Cassandra has prophecies - page 60 Page 60 … murder. She could see murder, she said; she could smell murde…

My copy has a red cover House of Names by Colm Tóibín


message 27: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Melindam wrote: "Completion Post
Book: Győztes kerestetik
Author: László Hárs
Date read: 17 May
Pages: 372
Tasks:
Letters:
G: Title
H/L: author
Characters:
P- Panna
K/J: Juli Kere..."


Oh, I reckon we could do something like transfiguring the tie into a snake....


message 28: by Elena (new)

Elena  | 1403 comments The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce #1)
Author: Alan Bradley
Date: May 16
Pages: 374
Spells: F, O, D, M, H, I, K, F, P, N, C
Classes:
Magical Creatures - bird on the cover
Potions - green cover, mystery/thriller book where someone is murdered, "worm" in text (ch. 17 "Father stared at me with the sad kind of look the worm must give the early bird the instant before its beak snaps shut.")


message 29: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 1707 comments A Gentleman in Moscow
Author: Amor Towles
Pages: 480
Date read: 17 May (last read Jun 2017, > 6 months ago)

Characters on spreadsheet - including a 'U'

I can't think of anything at the moment for classes.


message 30: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
264 pages
17 May

Chars: Isma, Aneeka, Eamonn, Parvaiz

Classes: possibly Fire-making charm if paired with "Home" title ?

Sheets up-to-date


message 31: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETION
The Bluebell Killer
17/05/2018
pages 224

Spells
A Annabelle Whittington
B - Title
C- Coriander (Ch)
D - Jack Dawes (Ch)
F- Author
G- Gloria
H Veronica Hardacre
J - Jack Dawes
L - JAuthor Surname
M - DS Malone
P - DC Pinkney
S- Sebastian
V - veronica
W sebastian Whittington


Classes
it is a hardback - herbology Dragon hide gloves
tin eye which we know and love says it is 70+% violet


message 32: by Cat (last edited May 18, 2018 02:55AM) (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Broken Heart Syndrome by Susie Tate
17 May
325 pages

Chars: Frankie, Lou, Tom, Dylan, Rosie
Class: there's a stethoscope on the cover which we could transfigure?



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sheets updated


message 33: by Emelie (new)

Emelie | 415 comments Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling
Author: J.K Rowling.
Date read: 18 May
Pages: 253
Tasks: Care of Magical Creatures - features a snake and a phoenix on cover.
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ron Weasley, Petunia Dursley, Vernon Dursley, Dudley Dursley, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Rubeus Hagrid, Lord Voldemort, Minerva McGonagall, Neville Longbottom, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Percy Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Colin Creevey, Filius Flitwick, Gilderoy Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, Pomona Sprout, Arthur Weasley, Molly Weasley, Cornelius Fudge, Poppy Pomfrey, Oliver Wood, Dobby, Parvati Patil, Dean Thomas, James Potter, Seamus Finnigan, Rolanda Hooch, Katie Bell, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger
Buddy Read: Yes. Thanks Cat for teaching me how to link to comments!

Updated in our private spreadsheet.


message 34: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 1707 comments Lies by Michael Grant
19 May
464 pages

Characters on sheet

Colours don't work according to Tineye (I thought it was kinda red, but apparently not).
There's a character can see other peoples dreams, but it's not clear if she's seeing the future.

Good title for the essay perhaps?


message 35: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
We can certainly pencil it in for the essay, yes :)


message 36: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETION
In This Grave Hour
20/May /2018
Jacqueline Winspear
Pages 368
Rating 3 stars

Spells -
A= Dorothy addens
B= Billy Beale
C=DCI Caldwell
D = Maisie Dobbs
E= Enid Parsons
F = Francesca Thomas
G= Gervase Lambert
I = Title
J - Author first name
L- as for G
M - series name
P - Priscilla partridge
S- Sandra Pickering
T- as for F
W- Author
X - not sure about this one Gervase lambert was found to have changed his name from Xavier Bertrand

Classes
Arithmancy - page count 368 (350-500)

Divination - again, not sure But Anna "talks" to her grandma without words they put foreheads together and can tell what other is thinking (pages 310-311)


message 37: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Behind Her Eyes
20 May
384p

Worm in text


message 38: by Marie (UK) (last edited May 21, 2018 02:09AM) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETION
book:Lilac Girls|30825777]
20/05/2018
Martha Hall Kelly
rating 2 stars maybe a bit more

BOM - yes
Involvement in thread - yes https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
DQ's yes - will be in this post tomorrow https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

SPELLS
A= Adalbert Kuzmerik
B= Phillipe Bedreaux
C= Caroline Ferriday
E = Elsa Maxwell
F as for C
G= Janina Grabowski
H= Herta Oberhauer
I= Ilsa
J as for G
K= author
L = title
M = Author
N = Nadia Watroba
O as for H
P = Pia
R= Roger
V= Vilma
W as for N
Z = Zuzanna

Classes
page numbers 501- 650


message 39: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
added all to both sheets, including Wyrd Sister

Waiting on Marie's qs to go up to link for the rest of the BOM points

Applied
Broken Heart Syndrome & Chamber of Secrets to Transfiguration
Wyrd Sister & Behind her Eyes to Potions

others not used yet


message 40: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments I have changed the link for my DQ's as there had been a number of posts overnight and i felt they should go at the end


message 41: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Marie (UK) wrote: "I have changed the link for my DQ's as there had been a number of posts overnight and i felt they should go at the end"

great - and updated the official sheet to get the points :)


message 42: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETION
Disconnected
21/05/2018
301 pages
4 stars

SPELLS
C- author last name
D - title
G - gerry
J - Jill Williams
K - Katie
L - author first name
W - as for J

sorry i posted this in wrong thread


message 43: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 1707 comments Completion Post

Behind Her Eyes
Author: Sarah Pinborough
384 pages
21 May

Buddy read: Yes - already linked in sheet (thank you Cat)
Characters on sheet - thanks again!


message 44: by Elena (new)

Elena  | 1403 comments Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Book: Behind Her Eyes
Author: Sarah Pinborough
Date: May 21
Pages: 318
Spells: B, S, P, A, D, L, R
Buddy Read: Yes


message 45: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETION
Territory of Light
21 may 2018
128 pages

F - Fujino
K = Kobayashi
S - Sugiyama
T - title
Y- author

it would work for shortest page numbers
could Light work for celestial element?

I am sorry i am really no good at putting books into classes


message 46: by Cat (last edited May 22, 2018 01:34AM) (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
The 12:30 from Croydon
21 May
336 pages

Using for S spell

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Need to added Territory of Light to sheets. I thought we'd use the K for our last high scoring spell, Avada Kedavra. I've already put 2 As in from Sarah & Elena's Behind Her Eyes

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updated to here


message 47: by Melindam (new)

Melindam | 3251 comments Completion Post
Book: Wyrd Sisters
Author: Terry Pratchett
Date read: 20 May
Pages: 292
Tasks:
Potions: cauldron on cover

Letters:
W: Title
T/P: author
Characters:
E: Esme Weatherwax
M/G: Magrat Garlick
N/O: Nanny Ogg
V: Verence

*track sheet updated* by Cat, many thanks!


message 48: by Elena (new)

Elena  | 1403 comments The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner
Book; The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Date: May 21
Pages: 386
Spells: T, M, J, D, A, B, C, N, G
Green cover

Details added to the sheet


message 49: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4961 comments COMPLETION
Behind Her Eyes
22/May/2018
Pages 384
rating 2 stars

I read hardback edition
otherwise fits for everything Sarah claimed I made several posts in thread for buddy read this is link to final one

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 50: by Cat (last edited May 23, 2018 01:48AM) (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 7518 comments Mod
Lincoln in the Bardo
Fin 22 May
George Saunders

Class: hardcover
Letters: so many! Hans Vollman, Everley, Roger Bevins

Also: was buddy read


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