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message 1: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Dec 11, 2018 09:44PM) (new)

MountainKat | 20345 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹

Team 8 Members:

✓ Captain - LaurLa

AliciaJ
Beth
Calila
Jodi
Mamacita wants a Bedtime Story
Susan (susayq ~)


message 2: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 20345 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹


Information required when posting your completion/s:

Date Task
Book/cover link
Page numbers
How book qualified, with links or cover as necessary.
Dated Completed with Rating.
If this is your second (or more) book for the task, also include that information.

Please include only this information. A small review may be included if desired, but is not required. No other discussion allowed though.

Although you will not need to make selection posts like in the PtP, your teammates might like ideas for what to read so sharing what you're reading could be very helpful. If you have any question if your book qualifies, it would be better to find out before you read it - ask your teammates or in the Q&A/Announcement thread.

Books must be 90 pages and MPG (Main Page Genre) Romance. Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance or similar is acceptable, but it must be romance. Audiobooks and rereads are ok. Books can only be read once per person during the challenge even if it fits multiple categories. The same book can be read by teammates though. Once the task for the date is announced, you may not tag a book so that it fits or edit any lists - this must be done before the date begins.


message 3: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 20345 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹


The dates will begin on Saturdays at 6 PM EST, at that time the task for each date will be announced. Books must be completed and posted by the following Friday at Midnight EST, except when 'Visiting the Family' when you will have until the second Friday. Roses will be awarded before the next date begins. Each date we will be working towards spelling out B-A-C-H-E-L-O-R. The potential tasks for each letter will be posted in advance, but you will not know which task will be used until the date begins.

Roses are earned by:
🌹 The first rose per team is earned for reading 4 books fitting the task during the date.
Bonus roses may be earned by:
🌹 The team that finishes 4 books and posts in the Q&A/Announcement thread first wins a bonus rose. Note, posting is required to earn this rose.
🌹 Teams with each member completing the task (with a minimum of 6 books read) earn an additional rose.
🌹 Teams finishing 8+ books during the date win an additional rose.

Teams will not be eliminated even if they earn no roses, they will have a chance to catch up by earning additional roses on other dates. Players will be eliminated if they do not complete the task on two consecutive dates. Eliminated players will not be replaced. Remember, players are allowed to read multiple books for a given date in order to earn bonuses and/or to make up for teammates who do not read their book or who have been eliminated.


message 4: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 20345 comments 🌹The Bachelor Team Challenge🌹
🌹Theme - Book Boyfriends🌹


Captains, please reserve a few spaces for tracking.

Introduce yourselves to your teammates. Let then know where you are from, what your interests are in life and in books! Consider friending each other, that makes it easier to follow the goings on.

Your first task as a team is to come up with a team name. The theme if 'Book Boyfriend' and your team name should relate to that. Captains, please PM me your team name when you have decided.


message 5: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 20345 comments I will be tracking each team's completions and using the captains' tracking to confirm before awarding roses at the end of each date.


message 6: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 20345 comments Please allow your captain to reserve some tracking posts before commenting.


message 7: by LaurLa (last edited Feb 15, 2019 03:26PM) (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments Tracking


Date 1 - B is for Bank
-- Roses earned - 3: 4 books fitting the task; each member completing the task; 8+ books
LaurLa - post #72 - 12.16; post #77 - 12.17
AliciaJ - post #68 - 12.15; post #86 - 12.19
Beth - post #70 - 12.16; post #76 - 12.17
Calila - post #81 - 12.18
Jodi - post 96
Mamacita - post #80 - 12.18; post #87 - 12.19
Susan (susayq ~) - post #79 - 12.18; post #85 - 12.19

Date 2 - A is for Another
-- Roses earned - 3: 4 books fitting the task; each member completing the task; 8+ books
LaurLa - post 120 - 12.24
AliciaJ - post 111 - 12.23; post 118 - 12.24
Beth - post 114 - 12.23; post 117 - 12.23
Calila - post 108 - 12.22;
Jodi - post 135 - 12.31
Mamacita - post 127 - 12.25;
Susan (susayq ~) - post 123 - 12.25

Date 3 - C is for Color
-- Roses earned - 3: 4 books fitting the task; each member completing the task; 8+ books
LaurLa - post 150 - 01.06; post 159 - 01.08
AliciaJ - post 152 - 01.07; post 156 - 01.08
Beth - post 147 - 01.06;
Calila - post 166 - 01.11
Jodi - post 163 - 01.11;
Mamacita - post 151 - 01.07; post 153 - 01.07
Susan (susayq ~) - post 164 - 01.10

Date 4 - H is for Holiday
-- Roses earned - 3: 4 books fitting the task; each member completing the task; 8+ books
LaurLa - post 194 - 01.13
AliciaJ - post 190 - 01.13
Beth - post 178 - 01.12; post 205 - 01.17
Calila - post 209 - 01.18
Jodi - post 198 - 01.14; post 206 - 01.18
Mamacita - post 211 - 01.18
Susan (susayq ~) - post 179 - 01.13

Date 5 - E is for Enjoyed
-- Roses earned - 3: 4 books fitting the task; each member completing the task; 8+ books
LaurLa - post 234 - 01.20; post 244 - 01.22
AliciaJ - post 232 - 01.20; post 238 - 01.21
Beth - post 229 - 01.19; post 237 - 01.22
Calila - post 228 - 01.19
Jodi - post 242 - 01.22
Mamacita - post 250 - 01.25
Susan (susayq ~) - post 252 - 01.25

Date 6 - L is for Labor
-- Roses earned - 3: 4 books fitting the task; each member completing the task; 8+ books
LaurLa - post 286 - 01.26
AliciaJ - post 290 - 01.26
Beth - post 295 - 01.26
Calila - post 277 - 01.26; post 278 - 01.26; post 280 - 01.26;
Jodi - post 298 - 01.31
Mamacita - post 303 - 01.31
Susan (susayq ~) - post 310 - 01.31

Date 7 - O is for October
-- Roses earned - 4: 4 books fitting the task; each member completing the task; 8+ books; first to finish 4
LaurLa - post 340 - 02.07
AliciaJ - post 321 - 02.02
Beth - post 314 - 02.02;
Calila - post 317 - 02.02; post 315 - 02.02; post 313 - 02.02
Jodi - post 344 - 02.08
Mamacita - post 345 - 02.08
Susan (susayq ~) - post 326 - 02.04

Date 8 - R is for Remedy
-- Roses earned - 3: 4 books fitting the task; each member completing the task; 8+ books
LaurLa - post 369 - 02.09; post 380 - 02.15
AliciaJ - post 368 - 02.09; post 373 - 02.12
Beth - post 363 - 02.09; post 367 - 02.09; post 376 - 02.14
Calila - post 361 - 02.09; post 362 - 02.09; post 364 - 02.09; post 374 - 02.12; post 378 - 02.14
Jodi - post 379 - 02.13
Mamacita - post 375 - 02.13
Susan (susayq ~) - post 377 - 02.14


message 8: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments res


message 9: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments res


message 10: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments Hi everyone!! I recognize all the names here but I don't think we've been on teams together before - at least not that my poor brain can remember in recent times ;-) I look forward to getting to know you all!

I am from Indiana. Brownsburg, to be exact, which is a suburb of Indianapolis. For those maybe not as familiar with US geography, I'm about 3 hours south of Chicago.

I have 2 sons, 18 and 22, a husband and doggie. I work full-time in the marketing department of a large accounting firm. My passion is reading and, as a by-product, Goodreads! I've been a part of this group since 2013. Amazing to think how time flies!!

We have to come up with a team name.... any ideas?


message 11: by Susan (susayq ~) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 720 comments Hi! Like LaurLa, I recognize a few names here :)

I'm Susan. I live in north Alabama, but am proud to be a Cajun girl from south Louisiana.

My husband and i have five girls that range in age from 27-17. The oldest three live on their own. Daughter number 4 is finishing up her first semester at the University of Alabama where she is a member of the Million Dollar Band (can you tell I'm a proud mama? Lol) ,and Daughter number 5 is a junior in high school. I work full-time as the admin assistant at an electrical construction company in Birmingham. I am a former elementary school teacher who is an avid reader. Romance is my favorite genre.

As for names, I don't have a clue lol I'm a go with the flow kind of person, so I'll be happy with almost anything.


message 12: by AliciaJ (new)

AliciaJ | 1220 comments Hi everyone, I’m Alicia. I also recognize a couple people, but not everyone. I’m looking forward to getting to know everybody.

I live on the Northcoast of California, a couple hours from the Oregon border. I have two kids, both grown, and one adored grandchild. I’m a senior child support officer, a job that I love. I also volunteer 1 day/week at our local library. I’m also an avid reader, and book collector. I tend to gravitate toward romance, but I love fantasy/sci-fi and other genres too.

I’ll think the team name and see what I can come up with.


message 13: by Calila (new)

Calila | 2744 comments Hey everyone! I'm Calila. Some of y'all are familiar but I see some new names too *waves Hi!*

I live in Oklahoma, it's boring. No kids. I read, then read, then read some more. I read pretty much M/M romance only, though I still follow a couple of M/F series I love.

Team Names:
8 Thorny Roses
Do We Make You Thorny?
Pricks and Petals

....I'm really bad at this part LOL.


message 14: by Mamacita aka MawMaw (last edited Dec 10, 2018 10:46AM) (new)

Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 766 comments Hi Ya'll! I'm Mama! My real name is Lisa, but everybody calls me Mama. I'm married with two daughters ages 29 & 19. My oldest just had my first Grand-Baby who is now 6 months old and our youngest is going to UTSA. We are now living just outside of Houston. My husband just retired from 30 years in the Air Force & I stay @ home.

I read MF & some MM only romance but most sub genres of that. My Faves are HR & PNR.

I'm up for any team name. Thorny Roses or any that Calila cme up with are fine. We could also honor one of our players with the name Million Dollar Babes.


message 15: by Jodi (new)

Jodi | 284 comments Hi! I’m Jodi from Idaho. This will be my first challenge/team event. I’m newer to Goodreads and haven’t used it a lot so I may need some help, lol!! I have been married for 18 years and have 2 daughters. My oldest has autism and is 22 and my youngest is 16. I obviously love to read AND I love all the Bachelor shows which is probably why I chose this challenge to be my first! I love all romance but also read from many other genres. I am lucky enough to work from home which allows me time to enjoy all my hobbies! Aside from reading, I do jigsaw puzzles, knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch, scrapbook... anything crafts! I love spending time outside working in my yard/garden (when it’s not winter) and I have 2 Dachshunds and 2 cats :)


message 16: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments Welcome, Jodi, to the challenge and to Goodreads! I hope this turns out to be a good new experience for you!


I kind of like 8 Thorny Roses as a name!


message 17: by Susan (susayq ~) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 720 comments I like 8 Thorny Roses!

And thanks Mama! Million Dollar Babe sounds fantastic!!!!


message 18: by AliciaJ (new)

AliciaJ | 1220 comments I’m good with 8 Thorny Roses too.


message 19: by Jodi (new)

Jodi | 284 comments I like 8 Thorny Roses.


message 20: by 〰️Beth〰️ (new)

〰️Beth〰️ (x1f4a0bethx1f4a0) | 244 comments Hi I am Beth. I live in New Orleans, Louisiana. Only fur babies in our home. This is my first group challenge so I am very excited. Bring on the roses,🌹


message 21: by AliciaJ (new)

AliciaJ | 1220 comments Beth wrote: "Hi I am Beth. I live in New Orleans, Louisiana. Only fur babies in our home. This is my first group challenge so I am very excited. Bring on the roses,🌹"

Hi Beth :)


message 22: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 20345 comments All present and accounted for, just waiting on a name!


message 23: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments Beth wrote: "Hi I am Beth. I live in New Orleans, Louisiana. Only fur babies in our home. This is my first group challenge so I am very excited. Bring on the roses,🌹"

Welcome, Beth! We'll try to make your first challenge not too scary ;-)


message 24: by Calila (new)

Calila | 2744 comments It looks like 6 of us are in favor of 8 Thorny Roses.


message 25: by AliciaJ (new)

AliciaJ | 1220 comments So has anyone done this particular challenge before, or is this totally new?


message 26: by Calila (new)

Calila | 2744 comments I think its totally new.


message 27: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 20345 comments AliciaJ wrote: "So has anyone done this particular challenge before, or is this totally new?"

Yes, totally new. 😊


message 28: by Calila (last edited Dec 13, 2018 05:49AM) (new)

Calila | 2744 comments So....we didn't exactly follow the theme of "Book Boyfriends"....Ooops. I focused on the whole Bachelor aspect.

"Your first task as a team is to come up with a team name. The theme if 'Book Boyfriend' and your team name should relate to that."


message 29: by 〰️Beth〰️ (new)

〰️Beth〰️ (x1f4a0bethx1f4a0) | 244 comments Could our bachelor be named Thorn Rose? An arrogant sexy alpha.... maybe an heir to a perfumery company....Rose d’ Or?


message 30: by Susan (susayq ~) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 720 comments Beth wrote: "Could our bachelor be named Thorn Rose? An arrogant sexy alpha.... maybe an heir to a perfumery company....Rose d’ Or?"

I like that!


message 31: by Calila (new)

Calila | 2744 comments MK did change our thread name so i think we're ok


message 32: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments Calila wrote: "MK did change our thread name so i think we're ok"

Yes,I sent the request to her on Wednesday. I've been travelling this week so was popping in intermittently.

It is a totally new challenge, so we'll see how it goes!


message 33: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments We will have our call soon!


message 34: by LaurLa (last edited Dec 15, 2018 02:53PM) (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments One of the bonus roses is to be the first team to read 4 books and post in the Q&A thread. It can be any 4 team members.


If we want to try and take advantage of this, I'm going to suggest that any one of us can post for that - we don't need to wait for me to see the 4 books and then go post. I say this because as the call is Saturday evening, it's likely all 4 books could be done that evening or early on Sunday but I am not usually able to get online too early on Sundays (church) so if someone else sees 4 books done, I say go ahead post for it (assuming someone else hasn't won already).

Having said that, I don't want anyone to feel rushed or pushed to read faster or more than they are comfortable doing. This challenge is a minimum of one book a week and that is fine with me. The way it is set up, if other team members read faster/more, we can get bonuses for it but that doesn't mean every team member has to feel pressured to read more than one. (I hope that all made sense).

This should be a fun challenge... I'm looking forward to it!!!


message 35: by Calila (new)

Calila | 2744 comments Just a heads up, I have been awake since 2 am so i wont be any help trying to get the first bonus roses. Sorry, y'all. My sleep schedule has been all messed up for like a week.


message 36: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments Calila wrote: "Just a heads up, I have been awake since 2 am so i wont be any help trying to get the first bonus roses. Sorry, y'all. My sleep schedule has been all messed up for like a week."

No worries!!! I'm not sure how much help I'll be myself.... the call is at 6 but I have family stuff at 7 tonight, so reading won't happen for me until very late.


message 37: by Susan (susayq ~) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 720 comments Just saw this posted...

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).

Please ensure that your completion post conforms to message #2 of your team thread


message 38: by Susan (susayq ~) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 720 comments I think I am going to read Ruthless King (Mount Trilogy, #1) by Meghan March it is tagged billionaire by 11 people


message 39: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments Susan (susayq ~) wrote: "Just saw this posted...

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 complet..."


Thanks, Susan....


message 40: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments I will read
The Marriage Fix (Billionaire Games #3) by Sandra Edwards

I think the series names says it all: The Billionaire Games :-)
The blurb also says "With the house and the money she's inherited from Edouard Renault, she finally has her chance without financial repercussions from Papa."


message 41: by Susan (susayq ~) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 720 comments You're welcome!


message 42: by 〰️Beth〰️ (last edited Dec 15, 2018 06:18PM) (new)

〰️Beth〰️ (x1f4a0bethx1f4a0) | 244 comments Where do we post and I picked a novella, is that ok? I just finished
DATE 1 Task -Bank
Russian Billionaire’s Secret Baby Kindle edition
Russian Billionaire's Secret Baby A Billionaire's Baby Romance by Lia Lee
159 pages
Daddy has Bank $
Completed 12/15/2018 9:15 EST
4⭐️


message 43: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments You post here. Novella's are fine as long as they meet the page minimum (90 pp). It can be helpful for the captain in a challenge if your post includes labels, but not required.

I'm more concerned about your qualification. There isn't anything in the blurb that suggests a character is wealthy and there are no tags. The title, of course, indicates wealth so it is probably fine but you should double check in the Q&A thread. It might seem picky but the task itself was pretty explicit that it should be noted in the blurb or be tagged, so we should be sure before going forward.


message 44: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3362 comments Okay, wait, I'm sorry. I missed the very last line that says "Note" I think I skipped over that thinking it was something from the author but not about the book itself. So your book should be fine.


message 45: by Jodi (new)

Jodi | 284 comments How do you copy the book or book link with the picture? 🤦🏻‍♀️


message 46: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 20345 comments Beth wrote: "Where do we post and I picked a novella, is that ok? I just finished
DATE 1 Task -Bank
Russian Billionaire’s Secret Baby Kindle edition
[bookcover:Russian Billionaire's Secret Baby: A Billionaire's..."


Is this book MPG romance? I didn't see any genres listed, not sure if it was a glitch or it just isn't shelved with any genres. If not, it doesn't qualify. I'm sorry to be so strict, because obviously this should work, but that is a big 'must' in the rules.


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 766 comments Jodi wrote: "How do you copy the book or book link with the picture? 🤦🏻‍♀️"

Over the box where you post a comment you see the add book/author Click on that and then type in the title of your book in the search part. A list of books will come up. Click on the one that is your choice. If your book doesn't come up it may be on one of the following pages. If it is not you can always put the book title and the author's name to limit the search results. At the bottom of the search results it will say either a link or cover you pick link if you want the name of the book. You pick cover if you want a picture of the book make sure that's clicked before you choose your book. Did that make sense?


message 48: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 20345 comments Great explanation Mamacita! But remember, you need to be on a browser, not the app if you aren't on a computer. If I need to add a link and I'm on my phone, I will use the browser, but you need to make sure you are in desktop version, not mobile version.


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 766 comments MountainKat wrote: "Great explanation Mamacita! But remember, you need to be on a browser, not the app if you aren't on a computer. If I need to add a link and I'm on my phone, I will use the browser, but you need to ..."

Ah. That's GTK. I always use the browser on my phone & never the app as there is very little you can do from the app, so I didn’t know that.


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