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message 1: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Feb 15, 2019 10:10PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹


Please ask your questions here, I will try keep the questions and answers updated in the first few posts.

The Date Tasks will also be listed below for easy reference.

🌹 Roses Awarded: 🌹
Team 1 - Prose before Rose: 24 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 2 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 3 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 2 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 5 Roses
Team 2 - Romance Beauties: 20 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 2 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 1 Rose
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 2 Roses
Team 3 - Reading for Roses: 22 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 1 Rose
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 2 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 3 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 4 Roses
Team 4 - One Click Boyfriend: 25 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 2 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 3 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 3 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 5 Roses
Team 5 - Bangin' Boyfriends: 24 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 3 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 2 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 4 Roses
Team 6 - Duke or Dandy, We Love Our Man Candy: 20 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 2 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 3 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 1 Rose
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 2 Roses
Team 7 - Bachelor Babes: 24 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 3 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 3 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 3 Roses
Team 8 - 8 Thorny Roses: 24 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 3 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 3 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 4 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 2 Roses
Team 9 - Dressed to the Nines: 23 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 2 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 3 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 3 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 3 Roses
Team 10 - My One and Only: 20 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 2 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 2 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 2 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 2 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 3 Roses
Team 11 - Bookworms on the block: 25 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 3 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 3 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 4 Roses
Team 12 - Romantic Roses: 23 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 2 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 1 Rose
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 5 Roses
Team 13 - 13 Bachelors ar Not Enough: 25 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 3 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 3 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 4 Roses
Team 14 - Book Bae: 21 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 3 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 3 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 3 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 2 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 2 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 2 Roses
Team 15 - The Procrastinators: 35 Roses
Date 1 - B is for Bank - 4 Roses
Date 2 - A is for Another - 4 Roses
Date 3 - C is for Color - 3 Roses
Date 4 - H is for Holiday - 4 Roses
Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed - 4 Roses
Date 6 - L is for Labor - 3 Roses
Date 7 - O is for October - 3 Roses
Date 8 - R is for Remedy - 10 Roses


message 2: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Feb 09, 2019 08:18PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹


Date Tasks:

Date 1 - B
B is for Bank

Read a book with a wealthy character, in précis or tagged to describe.
You have until Friday, December 21 @ Midnight US EST to post your completion(s).

Date 2 - A - Visiting the Family
A is for Another

Read a book in a series longer than a trilogy (at least 4 books). This must be 4 primary books, you can read any book in the series including novellas if they are 90+ pages.
You have until Friday, January 4 @ Midnight US EST to post your completion(s).

Date 3 - C
C is for Color

Read a book with at least 4 colors on the cover.
You have until Friday, January 11 @ Midnight US EST to post your completion(s)

Date 4 - H
H is for Holiday

Read a holiday book, can be in title, précis, or tagged. Holiday can be either the US or British version. It can refer to a public or religious celebration or a vacation. For either version, books must qualify through the title, the précis or by being tagged/shelved.
You have until Friday, January 18 @ Midnight US EST to post your completion(s).

Date 5 - E

E is for Enjoyed

Read a book with an average rating of 4.0 or higher. Use GR as your source for the rating, there is no minimum for the number of ratings as long as the average rating is 4.0 or higher.
You have until Friday, January 25 @ Midnight US EST to post your completion(s).

Date 6 - L

L is for Labor

Read a book with a blue collar worker, either included in the précis or tagged with blue collar or a word/job that indicates blue collar.
You have until Friday, February 1 @ Midnight US EST to post your completion(s).

Date 7 - O

O is for October

Read a book that has any edition published in October. Please list which edition qualifies your book, i.e. kindle edition, hardcover, mass-market paperback, audio, etc. The edition MUST be listed on GR. You do not have to read this edition, but your chosen book needs to have at least one edition published in October to qualify.
You have until Friday, February 8 @ Midnight US EST to post your completion(s).

Last Date! Date 8 - R

R is for Remedy


Read a book tagged with doctor, medical, illness or injury. This may alstho be qualified in the précis. Anything tag/shelf that indicates illness (specific or generic), injury (specific or generic), doctor (any kind, even a veterinarian or psychologist - not a PhD in history though ok?), hospital, clinic, etc is acceptable.
You have until Friday, February 15 @ Midnight US EST to post your completion(s).

*🌹*BONUS SERIAL DATE ROSES AVAILBLE FOR THIS DATE!!*🌹*
For every multiple of 8 books read, you will earn a rose. So 8 books is one rose, 16 books is 2 roses, 24 books is 3 roses... All books must qualify for the task, be MPG romance and a minimum of 90 pages with completions posted before the date ends.


message 3: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Dec 13, 2018 05:49PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹


Q&A:

Q: MM romances are ok for this?
A: Yes, just has to be romance.

Q: When do I have to choose the book(s) I want to read? When do I announce them?
A: You don't have to announce or post which book you select as you do in the PtP, but you have to post when you complete the book with all the required information. It might be helpful to post when you find a book that works - your teammates might be looking for a book too. Or someone could use your book as a second book, especially if your review makes it sound good!

But you can select your book and start reading as soon as the date task is announced. Books must completed and posted by the end of the date to count though - there is not carryover into the next date.

Q: Just wondering if it’s ok to participate in this challenge if I’m in Australia I.e. in a different time zone!
A: Absolutely! The times for announcing and ending the dates will be based on US EST, but you are more than welcome to play! And you wouldn't be the only international player - of the top of my head I know we have Australia, Italy and England represented already. 😊

Q: What do you mean by tagged?
A: Tagged = shelved. So if anyone has shelved a book as 'alpha' or any of the others listed, it can be used for that task.

Q: Would it be alright to read an anthology/ a short story collection up to 90+ pages, so to read all the stories up to 90 pages and then finish that short story?
A: If you are using the anthology to qualify for the page count you would need to finish the entire book. Not just 90 pages and the novella that works for the theme. You can check to see if the individual novella is be listed on GR (not in an anthology) and see if it qualifies on it's own for the page count.

Q: As long as book is tagged romance on first page it qualifies???? or does it have to be historical romance, paranormal romance etc
A: Just has to have romance - on its own or combined with contemporary, historical or whatever.

Q: Can we use books we're reading to fulfill other challenges for this one?
A: Absolutely! Multitasking is the best!

Q: Can a group of us sign up as a team?
A: No, teams will be randomly assigned. That way you get to meet and play with new people. 😊

Q: What do you mean by “in precís?”
A: The précis is the book blurb on GR or back cover, so the qualifying description would need to be included there.

Q: Does romance have to be an MPG or can it be on a list of shelves?
A: It has to be MPG romance, but it can be historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, mm romance - it just has to have romance.

Q: For the tasks that require tagging can it be from any of the pages of shelves?
A: Yes.

Q: What does MPG mean?
A: Main Page Genre

On the main page of the book on the right hand side there is a section that says "Genres". Anything listed under that section is counted as an MPG.

Q: So...each lettre has 4 choices.....does only one get picked per week? Or are we given a choice?
A: One of the four will be randomly selected each week.


message 4: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Dec 07, 2018 08:58PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹


Questions about Date Tasks:

Q: B is for bargain - how can we prove we got it for free? It might have been free when I got it but now asking for payment. Is the challenge an honor one, eg, if we say it was free, then thats it.
Can we use ARCs or books given to us through anothr programme where you are given the book for free and leave a review.

A: We will be taking your word for it. Most of us seem to be rule followers and wouldn't only use books that didn't qualify anyway. Yes, ARCs and books through other programs like netgalley are acceptable, as long the books are listed on GR so you can link to them and you are able to rate and review during the date. When posting how the book qualified you would just say you borrowed it form the library or got an ARC for review or paid under $3 for it.

EDITED: Reviews aren't required, but might be helpful for teammates and others.

Q: E is for encourage - can this be a recommendation from any GR friend or only those in the challenge?
If only those in the challenge, can I set a condition. Eg MM only as I only read MM

A: The book can be a GR recommendation, one your best friend, mom or hairdresser suggested or one someone at the bookstore or library recommended. It could also be one from a challenge like the PIFM or M&G where people recommend books for you. You could ask for recommendations from your teammates too, but you wouldn't be limited to them. And like Bargain, we would be taking your word for it. When posting how the book qualifies, you would just say how the book was recommended to you.

Q: For the task "B is for Bargain - Read a book you received free, borrowed, or was under $3 USD or the equivalent." Would books from the library count? They're technically free and borrowed...
A: Yes, library books are perfect for that one.

Q: For the task "B is for Bargain - Read a book you received free, borrowed, or was under $3 USD or the equivalent." Lots of books seem to be priced at $2.99..but with tax, are over $3 USD. Are we using the pre-tax price or the total price?
A: Pre-tax price.


message 5: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Nov 29, 2018 10:30PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹


Date Tasks:

At the beginning of each date, one of the tasks for that week's letter will be randomly selected. The letters will be used in order. You will need to read a book that meets the task requirements, as well as the other requirements listed above, to complete the task.

B is for Bargain - Read a book you received free, borrowed, or was under $3 USD or the equivalent.
B is for Brave - Read a book tagged with words that indicate a survivor, hero, military, law enforcement or firefighter.
B is for Bank - Read a book with a wealthy character, in précis or tagged to describe.
B is for Book - Read any romance book.

A is for Alpha - Read a book tagged as alpha or described in précis.
A is for Alphabet - Read a book with 10 or more different letters in the title.
A is for Another - Read a book in a series longer than a trilogy (at least 4 books).
A is for Animal - Read a book with an animal on cover, about shifters or tagged with animal or pet.

C is for Color - Read a book with at least 4 colors on cover.
C is for Classroom - Read a book with a student, teacher or school. Can be tagged or in précis.
C is for Current - Read a book published in 2018.
C is for Cold - Read a book set in winter.

H is for Holiday - Read a holiday book, can be in title, précis, or tagged.
H is for Humor - Read a funny book, tagged to describe that.
H is for Haunting - Read a book labeled as PNR.
H is for Hug - Read a book with a hug on the cover.

E is for Encouraged - Read a book recommended to you in a challenge, by a friend, or a GR recommendation.
E is for Exciting - Read a book a book tagged as romantic suspense, suspense or mystery.
E is for Enjoyed - Read a book with an average rating of 4.0 or higher.
E is for Edition - Read a book with at least 5 editions listed on GR.

L is for Laird - Read a historical romance, a book set in Scotland, or a book tagged with royalty, nobility or laird.
L is for Lawn - Read a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.
L is for Labor - Read a book with a blue collar worker, either included in the précis or tagged with blue collar.
L is for League - Read a sports romance, evident in either the précis or tagged.

O is for October - Read a book that has any edition published in October.
O is for Ocean - Read a book with water on the cover.
O is for Office - Read a book where a MC works in office or an office place romance, evident in précis or tagged as such.
O is for One - Read a stand alone book, one not in a series.

R is for Red - Read a book with a mostly red cover, more than 50%.
R is for Radio/Recite - Read a book with a MC who is an actor, singer or performer.
R is for Ranch - Read a book tagged as western or cowboy.
R is for Remedy - Read a book tagged with doctor, medical, illness or injury.


message 6: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹

How to insert a link into a post:


To insert a simple link to a shelf there are a couple of options:

* Copy the https address in the address bar of the page where the book is found - highlight the web-address, copy the address, and paste into your post
or
* Find a link to the shelf that you want (eg on my lists of shelves to use for the themes), right click with your mouse, select 'Copy Link Location' and then paste into your post

If you want to make it pretty and have a specific name:

* Type <*a href="insert the link that you copied as per above">name the location<*/a> but without the asterisks.


message 7: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Dec 15, 2018 09:11PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹

Here's how you find if a book you want to read fits a particular shelf:


1. Go to GR book page for the book you want to read.

2. Scroll down the page just a bit and click on "see top shelves..." (link under "Genres"). This will take you to the Top Shelves

3. With that (top shelves) page open in your browser, click: CTRL-F (Windows users) or Command-F (Mac users) to bring up your FIND option

4. Type the EXACT shelf name in the FIND search box.

5. With the shelf name in your FIND search box, on the book's 'top shelves' page, click NEXT as you scroll through each page. Sometimes you find it and sometimes you don't. You still have to scroll through the pages, but this way, the computer does the searching for you.

TIP: Try to look for shelves that you think could fit the book because although some books are not shelved properly, most of the shelves have some logic to it. For example, you will find Dark Lover in the Paranormal Romance, Vampires, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Adult, Supernatural, Erotica, Contemporary and tons of others (there are 44 pages of shelves for this book) but don't try to look for Dark Lover in the inspirational romance shelf. It's doubtful that you find it. :)


message 8: by Eugenia (new)

Eugenia (eugereviews) | 860 comments MM romances are ok for this?


message 9: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 140 comments When do I have to choose the book(s) I want to read? When do I announce them?


message 10: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Eugenia wrote: "MM romances are ok for this?"

Yes, just has to be romance. 😊


message 11: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Jessica wrote: "When do I have to choose the book(s) I want to read? When do I announce them?"

You don't have to announce or post which book you select as you do in the PtP, but you have to post when you complete the book with all the required information. It might be helpful to post when you find a book that works - your teammates might be looking for a book too. Or someone could use your book as a second book, especially if your review makes it sound good!

But you can select your book and start reading as soon as the date task is announced. Books must completed and posted by the end of the date to count though - there is not carryover into the next date.


message 12: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 140 comments MountainKat wrote: "Jessica wrote: "When do I have to choose the book(s) I want to read? When do I announce them?"

You don't have to announce or post which book you select as you do in the PtP, but you have to post w..."


Okay, that clarifies some things. Thanks.


message 13: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 110 comments Just wondering if it’s ok to participate in this challenge if I’m in Australia I.e. in a different time zone!


message 14: by Edinburgh Pam (new)

Edinburgh Pam | 179 comments What do you mean by tagged? sorry it's probably a really basic question but wanted to be clear before I sign up.
Thanks


message 15: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 140 comments Sorry to have to bother again, I have two more questions:

1) (actually the same question as Pam) Is 'tag' the 'genres' that people categorize their books in when they choose the folders? So if only one person tagged a book as medical, then that would count for the task with a book tagged medical?
2) Would it be alright to read an anthology/ a short story collection up to 90+ pages, so to read all the stories up to 90 pages and then finish that short story?


message 16: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresainohio) | 107 comments as long as book is tagged romance on first page it qualifies???? or does it have to be historical romance, paranormal romance etc


Undead and Unwed is series in questions.

week one theme is boyfriends does it have to have a boyfriend/girlfriend situation?


message 17: by Cyndee (new)

Cyndee (cyndeew) | 1699 comments Can we use books we're reading to fulfill other challenges for this one?


message 18: by Lisa (last edited Dec 02, 2018 07:46AM) (new)

Lisa (mooselover) | 2014 comments I have 2 questions:
B is for bargain - how can we prove we got it for free? It might have been free when I got it but now asking for payment. Is the challenge an honor one, eg, if we say it was free, then thats it.
Can we use ARCs or books given to us through anothr programme where you are given the book for free and leave a review.

E is for encourage - can this be a recommendation from any GR friend or only those in the challenge?
If only those in the challenge, can I set a condition. Eg MM only as I only read MM.


message 19: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 20 comments Can a group of us sign up as a team?


message 20: by Eugenia (new)

Eugenia (eugereviews) | 860 comments What do you mean by “in precís?”


message 21: by Donna (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 51 comments Jessica wrote: "Can a group of us sign up as a team?"

Thanks, Jessica. I asked in the other thread and just decided to look over here.


message 22: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 20 comments No problem. I saw your post, but I figured that if two of us asked in different threads, we would for sure get an answer.


message 23: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Lauren wrote: "Just wondering if it’s ok to participate in this challenge if I’m in Australia I.e. in a different time zone!"

Absolutely! The times for announcing and ending the dates will be based on US EST, but you are more than welcome to play! And you wouldn't be the only international player - of the top of my head I know we have Australia, Italy and England represented already. 😊


message 24: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Pam wrote: "What do you mean by tagged? sorry it's probably a really basic question but wanted to be clear before I sign up.
Thanks"


Tagged = shelved. So if anyone has shelved a book as 'alpha' or any of the others listed, it can be used for that task.


message 25: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Teresa in Ohio wrote: "as long as book is tagged romance on first page it qualifies???? or does it have to be historical romance, paranormal romance etc "

Just has to have romance - on its own or combined with contemporary, historical or whatever.


message 26: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Cyndee wrote: "Can we use books we're reading to fulfill other challenges for this one?"

Absolutely! Multitasking is the best!


message 27: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Dec 07, 2018 08:20AM) (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Jessica wrote: "Can a group of us sign up as a team?"

No, teams will be randomly assigned. That way you get to meet and play with new people. 😊


message 28: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Dec 05, 2018 02:45PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Lisa wrote: "E is for encourage:"

Lisa wrote: "I have 2 questions:
B is for bargain:"


We will be taking your word for it. Most of us seem to be rule followers and wouldn't only use books that didn't qualify anyway. Yes, ARCs and books through other programs like netgalley are acceptable, as long the books are listed on GR so you can link to them and you are able to rate and review during the date. When posting how the book qualified you would just say you borrowed it form the library or got an ARC for review or paid under $3 for it.

EDITED: Reviews aren't required, but might be helpful for teammates and others.

Lisa wrote: "E is for encourage:"

The book can be a GR recommendation, one your best friend, mom or hairdresser suggested or one someone at the bookstore or library recommended. It could also be one from a challenge like the PIFM or M&G where people recommend books for you. You could ask for recommendations from your teammates too, but you wouldn't be limited to them. And like Bargain, we would be taking your word for it. When posting how the book qualifies, you would just say how the book was recommended to you.


message 29: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Eugenia wrote: "What do you mean by “in precís?”"

The précis is the book blurb on GR or back cover, so the qualifying description would need to be included there.


message 30: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Phew, I think I'm caught up! I will try to get these transferred up the second post tonight.


message 31: by Eugenia (new)

Eugenia (eugereviews) | 860 comments Thanks!!


message 32: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresainohio) | 107 comments MountainKat wrote: "Teresa in Ohio wrote: "as long as book is tagged romance on first page it qualifies???? or does it have to be historical romance, paranormal romance etc "

Just has to have romance - on its own or ..."


thanks


message 33: by Slytherpuff (new)

Slytherpuff | 100 comments Before I decide if I want to sign up

Does romance have to be an MPG or can it be on a list of shelves?

For the tasks that require tagging can it be from any of the pages of shelves?


message 34: by Kristen (new)

Kristen (kristenlees) | 859 comments ok - what does MPG mean? i tried googling but didn't have much luck.


message 35: by Miriam (new)

Miriam | 307 comments Kristen wrote: "ok - what does MPG mean? i tried googling but didn't have much luck."

MPG = Main Page Genre

On the main page of the book on the right hand side there is a section that says "Genres" (it's usually under the ad for me). Anything listed under that section is counted as an MPG.


message 36: by Kristen (new)

Kristen (kristenlees) | 859 comments Miriam wrote: "MPG = Main Page Genre

On the main page of the book on the right hand side there is a section that says "Genre..."



fantastic, thank you. The only thing I could think of was miles per gallon and that did not sound right at all...


message 37: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Kristen wrote: "Miriam wrote: "MPG = Main Page Genre

On the main page of the book on the right hand side there is a section that says "Genre..."

fantastic, thank you. The only thing I could think of was miles per gallon and that did not sound right at all..."


That is what I thought the first time I saw it! And since it was, I should have said that is what it was...

Thanks Miriam for answering!


message 38: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Slytherpuff wrote: "Before I decide if I want to sign up

Does romance have to be an MPG or can it be on a list of shelves?

For the tasks that require tagging can it be from any of the pages of shelves?"


It has to be MPG romance, but it can be historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, mm romance - it just has to have romance.

And yes, tags would be how people have shelved it.


message 39: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 624 comments So...each lettre has 4 choices.....does only one get picked per week? Or are we given a choice?

Oh...and how long does rhe challenge run?


message 40: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments One of the four will be randomly selected each week. The challenge runs for 9 weeks.

If you need more clarification, I can do that when I’m back on my computer.


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 766 comments Are the teams usually really competitive? I'm asking because I want to try this but I'm worried about getting on a team who's going to be pressing me to be the first one to finish the book or read more than one book a week. I figured this would be a good time to try a team read since it's only a couple of months long and see how I like it. Has anybody had any experience with people being all Gung Ho Bitches? Or people pretty chill?


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MountainKat | 19161 comments Mamacita wants a Bedtime Story wrote: "Are the teams usually really competitive? I'm asking because I want to try this but I'm worried about getting on a team who's going to be pressing me to be the first one to finish the book or read ..."

This is a new challenge, but I can give my opinion of how it usually goes in the other team challenge we have. Some teams can be competitive, but nobody gets bitchy about it. Mostly encouraging each other. Maybe some of the others will share their thoughts.

This challenge is a little different from the other, so not sure how it will go though.


message 43: by Mary-Megan (new)

Mary-Megan | 2125 comments MountainKat wrote: "Mamacita wants a Bedtime Story wrote: "Are the teams usually really competitive? I'm asking because I want to try this but I'm worried about getting on a team who's going to be pressing me to be th..."

I would add that what seems nice about this challenge is that you can still win even if you're a slow reader because there are six per team and you only need four to get a rose. I'm slow, so it can take me the entire week to read one book, but if others in your group are fast, that might not be an issue with getting the roses, or even the bonus ones. Some people can be competitive but there can also be comradery. This feels like one of those challenges team challenges that can be good for getting your feet wet.


message 44: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (mooselover) | 2014 comments I think I read that it is officially one book per person per week.
As long as you manage your one book that's all that matters. On some teams you will always find competitive people, you do what you can. It might be some weeks you can only complete 1 book but other might find you with a bit of spare time and you can manage more than 1.
Remember also that you don't have to read long books. I think I saw where the page minimum was 90, so you might be able to know off a few off those to 1 long book.


message 45: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresainohio) | 107 comments The mods in this group are pretty good about the make up of teams. Usually there is one or two who can read a book day while others take a week. The teams I have been on have been very supportive of different reading levels. Yes it is great to be in first place but I find new readers who have similar taste as me and recommend great books. I also have teammate who encourage me to try books I never would pick up on my own.

The best part of the challenge is I connect with new people and recently found a reader who lives minutes from me


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 766 comments Thanks for all who responded to my question. I think I will give it a go. I am a midrange reader but have a new Grand-Baby that I have been traveling to see quite a bit. I also have a couple of BR's a month that may not qualify & didn't want to let a group down if they expected more than the bare minimum.


message 47: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Thanks all for responding with your thoughts! Glad you are going to give it a try Mamacita!

And that is awesome Teresa! ~KarenH~ and I met in a different online group years ago and though we don't live close, she lives near where my dad did and I was traveling up there lots at the time. After discovering we were so much alike we were practically twins, we met in person and are great friends now!


message 48: by Mary-Megan (new)

Mary-Megan | 2125 comments For the task "B is for Bargain - Read a book you received free, borrowed, or was under $3 USD or the equivalent." Would books from the library count? They're technically free and borrowed...


message 49: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19161 comments Yes, library books are perfect for that one.


message 50: by Mary-Megan (new)

Mary-Megan | 2125 comments MountainKat wrote: "Yes, library books are perfect for that one."

Thanks!


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