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message 1: by Sarah Elizabeth (last edited Jul 12, 2018 05:24AM) (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85729 comments Mod



This will be an individual reading challenge which will run from August 1st 2018, to August 31st 2018 inclusively. Results will be announced on September 1st 2018.


To complete this challenge, participants will read books of their own choice (which fit the challenge guidlines), and points will be awarded based on the length of the book, whether you have buddy read the book, and the name of the author of your chosen book.


* All points earned in this challenge will go towards your total points for the 2018 MMC.
* You may also choose to take part in this challenge, without taking part in any of the other challenges happening this August at YA Buddy Readers' Corner ♥ (it's your choice ☺)
* Link to main MMC thread - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
* Link to review thread - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...




Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85729 comments Mod



How it works:


The idea of this challenge is to read books by authors who have names starting with less popular letters.

It is up to you if you want to use the author's first name, or last name, you can choose whichever gets you more points.

For each book you will receive points for pages read, points if you have buddy read your book, and bonus points based on the first letter of one of the author's names.


Bonus Points:

_____Letter_____|_Points_|

Q, U, X_________|___10___
I, O, V, Y, Z___|____9___
F, N____________|____8___
E_______________|____7___
G, T, W_________|____6___
A, H, K, L, P, R|____5___
D_______________|____3___
B, C, J_________|____2___
M, S____________|____1___


Example -
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Author: Sarah Dessen
Initial used: 'D' - 3 points
Review: Link
Buddy: Link
Pages: number + link


message 3: by Sarah Elizabeth (last edited Jul 22, 2018 09:01AM) (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85729 comments Mod



Rules/Guidelines:

* Books must be read between the 1st of August to the 31st of August inclusive. Books started before August can be used to claim page points for pages read in August, but you will not earn bonus points.

* Books must be over 100 pages long, without illustrations. (150 pages minimum for middle-grade books).

*Graphic novels, manga, poetry, books written in verse, and illustrated books will not be accepted for any of our challenges happening during the 2018 Mega Month Challenge.

* You are welcome to read physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks for this challenge, and you are also welcome to read in any language as long as you provide us with an English translation of your review/updates either as part of your review, on your team's review thread, or by personal message to either Abbie or myself.

* If for any reason you are unable to publish your review on Goodreads, it can also be sent to either myself or Abbie via personal message. Please let us know that you will be doing this before you do it though, and please continue to post on your team's review thread as normal, stating 'review sent to Sarah/Abbie by personal message' after 'Review:'.

* Re-reads are allowed as long as it has been at least a year since you last read the book, and you write a new review or updates.

*A review or 4 detailed updates will be required for each book read.

*Buddy reads must have a minimum of 4 comments to count, and comments must be detailed, and about the book.

* Buddy reads must take place within this group (YA Buddy Readers' Corner ♥) to gain the extra points.

* For author's who have more than 2 names, such as Jenna Evans Welch, you can choose from the three names.

* For books which have more than one author, you may choose the author name which gives you the most points. This must be an original author of the book though, this does not include translators.

* You may only claim one letter for each book read, irrespective of how many authors your chosen book has.

* Author's names must be written in English letters to count.

* Higher page count editions may be used when claiming points for pages, but page counts for iphone/ibook editions will not be accepted, and neither will page counts for audiobook editions (you are still welcome to read in these formats, but must use a different page count). We also request that you leave us a link to the edition with the page count that you are using, if the book has multiple editions with different page counts.

* Please do not go back and alter posts once they have been counted, if you need to make a change, please make a new post on your team's review thread, with a link to your original post, and then explain the change, for example; a higher page count edition has been found, or a buddy read needs to be added, and please include links.

* Review threads should be updated by mods daily, but if you have a problem, or need your thread updating for some reason, please contact me, and I will try to help as soon as I possibly can. Please note though that both myself and Abbie are in the UK, so we are very unlikely to be available between 22.00 and 09.00 GMT.

* Our regular challenge rules can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85729 comments Mod



Points:

* Points will be awarded based on pages read:
*100 - 199 pages = 1 point
*200 - 299 pages = 2 points
*300 - 399 pages = 3 points
*400 - 499 pages = 4 points
*500 - 599 pages = 5 points
*600+ pages = 6 points
(maximum of 6 points per book)(Minimum page count of 100 pages)

* Buddy reads DOUBLE your points score for pages, so a 300 page book + buddy read = 6 points. 600 page book + buddy read = 12 points. (Bonus points for buddy reads will only be given if the buddy read has taken place in our group.)


Bonus Points:

_____Letter_____|_Points_|

Q, U, X_________|___10___
I, O, V, Y, Z___|____9___
F, N____________|____8___
E_______________|____7___
G, T, W_________|____6___
A, H, K, L, P, R|____5___
D_______________|____3___
B, C, J_________|____2___
M, S____________|____1___


* Points will be awarded as buddy read points + page points + bonus points. So The Host by Stephenie Meyer at 620 pages would be worth 6 points for the pages, 6 points for a buddy read, and 1 point for the initial (both 'S', or 'M' would be worth 1 point), which would give you a total of 13 points ☺

*Mods will keep track of each persons points, using the following system -


__________|_Buddy_|__Page____|__Bonus___|__Total
__________|_Reads_|__Points__|__Points__|

Name______|___0___|_____0____|_____0____|_____0
Name______|___0___|_____0____|_____0____|_____0
Name______|___0___|_____0____|_____0____|_____0
Name______|___0___|_____0____|_____0____|_____0



This will be a solo challenge, there will be no teams. Please just let us know you would like to participate by commenting below ☺




message 5: by Sarah Elizabeth (last edited Aug 13, 2018 11:06AM) (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85729 comments Mod
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message 6: by Sarah Elizabeth (last edited Jul 25, 2018 02:22AM) (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85729 comments Mod
Alerts about the MMC will now be sent out from our MMC 2018 Alerts group. This will include messages about when the new non-reading challenge round is up, or when the bonus fairy has visited.

You can join our Alerts group here - https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

Simply request to join, and I will approve you ☺

Thanks ♡



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And what about Author initials (also asking for Countries Challenge). Such as the famous J.K. Rowling? Or middle names? Do those count as options? Also what about co-others or pseudo-names? Like Dean Koontz used to go by Owen West and a few others in his earleir works as the author on the cover, but now those some books appear published with Dean Koontz's name in them


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85729 comments Mod
Ritika wrote: "I'm in! Also, can we use the same book for different challenges? I mean can I use the same book for this and at Wheel of Fortune Challenge at the same time?"

Hi Ritika, yes that's fine, its perfectly okay to use the same book for all three reading challenges as long as they meet the criteria for each individual challenge ☺


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85729 comments Mod
Jamie wrote: "I'm in.

And what about Author initials (also asking for Countries Challenge). Such as the famous J.K. Rowling? Or middle names? Do those count as options? Also what about co-others or pseudo-name..."


Hi Jamie, yes initials count, so you could use the 'K' from J.K. Rowling. And yes, middle names count as long as they appear on the book when it was originally published.

If the book has more than one author, like Burn for Burn, then you can use either of the author's initials. It does need to be the original author though, for example translators don't count.

As for pen names, you would have to go by the name that the book was originally published under. So if the book was originally published under the name Owen West, then that is which name you would have to use ☺

As for the countries challenge, I'm afraid I don't know right now, Abbie would know best as I'm not really up to date on that one yet ☺


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