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message 1: by PAS, Moderator AC (new)

PAS (Mods) (pasmods) | 625 comments Mod
Notes to remember

Please note clearly:

1. The # Stage completed
2. Tasks & how book/s fit within the task/s (if unclear)
3. Goal/s
4. Which Stage # to be unlocked next

REMEMBER Each participant can only unlock a maximum of 2 Stages (but not subsequently). That is, you cannot unlock your second stage if you've unlocked the most recent stage (being your first).

If you are claiming 'Off the Shelf' Bonus, please note clearly:

1. Monthly shelves
2. Books & dates read
3. Links to thread/s for which Stage # above books read for
4. Stage # to be unlocked


message 2: by PAS, Moderator AC (last edited Sep 23, 2019 10:23PM) (new)

PAS (Mods) (pasmods) | 625 comments Mod
Stages (status)

Stage 1: Genre Shelves
(Kristina Simon)
Stage 2: (non-genre) Shelves (Sassafrass)
Stage 3: Publication (Susan)
Stage 4: Listopias (Sandy)
Stage 5: Award Winning (Dee)
Stage 6: DIY (Laura)
Stage 7: Friends' Shelves (Sassafrass)
Stage 8: Settings (location) (Sandy)
Stage 9: Settings (time) (Tien: random drawing)
Stage 10: Authors (Nat)
Stage 11: Titles (random drawing)
Stage 12: Own TBR (Nat)
Stage 13: Covers (Laura)
Stage 14: Series (Tien: monthly shelf bonus)
Stage 15: Protagonists (Lusie)

Latest Stage unlocked & by whom:
01/10 - Stage 6 by Laura
01/23 - Stage 4 by Sandy
02/07 - Stage 13 by Laura
03/01 - Stage 2 by Sassafrass
03/21 - Stage 5 by Dee
04/01 - Stage 7 by Sassafrass
04/11 - Stage 8 by Sandy
06/09 - Stage 15 by Lusie
07/05 - Stage 9 by Tien
07/30 - Stage 1 by Kristina Simon
08/09 - Stage 12 by Nat
09/13 - Stage 3 by Susan
09/24 - Stage 10 by Nat

Participants who have unlocked 2 Stages:
Laura
Sandy
Sassafrass


message 5: by PAS, Moderator AC (last edited Aug 24, 2019 10:17PM) (new)


message 7: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 1042 comments reserved


message 8: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "reserved"

You don't need to reserve a spot here, Jayme. Reserved spots are only to list participants who have completed Stages :)


message 9: by Laura (new)

Laura (lbrozier) | 22 comments Stage 11: Titles
Goal: 1500 pages
OOZ: Picked by someone else
Unlock Stage 6

Color in title
Purple Hibiscus 336 pgs. ✅ 1/1
Brown Girl Dreaming 337 pgs + 33 ooz bonus ✅ 1/8
A Clockwork Orange 212 pgs ✅ 1/6
Spinning Silver 480 + 48 ooz bonus ✅ 1/3
The Red Pony 95 ✅ 1/9

Total 1629/1,629 pages

I've read a lot more than normal lately, but I think I should have perhaps picked a harder goal.


message 10: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
um, I don't know where you got 1,629 total from, Laura, coz I only got 1,541...?

Nevertheless, Congratulations! I've been watching this space thinking someone will crack it in the next few days lol

Stage 6 coming right up!


message 11: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Laura, you are fast! Great job on completing the stage already! Congrats!


message 12: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4657 comments Mod
Wow! It only took 9 days! Congratulations, Laura!


message 13: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2587 comments congrats Laura!


message 14: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1089 comments Well done, Laura!


message 15: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
It's been too hot to do anything but curl up in an air conditioned room & read...

Stage 11: Titles
5,569/5,400 pages


1. 1 word title
🗸 215p - Crash (Crash #1) (Jan shelf: sports) -Read 01/07
🗸 517p - O (470 + 10%*) -Read 01/09
🗸 300p - Fantômas (Fantômas, #1) -Read 01/12
🗸 256p - Left: A Love Story -Read 01/14
🗸 320p - Mirage (Mirage #1) -Read 01/14
Sub-total: 1,608p

2. title contains t-i-e-n
🗸 326p - The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan #1) -Read 01/09
🗸 432p - The Invisible Guardian (Trilogía del Baztán #1) -Read 01/10
🗸 304p - The Snack Thief (Commissario Montalbano #3) -Read 01/12
🗸 278p - Athenian Blues (Stratos Gazis #1) -Read 01/12
Sub-total: 1,340p

3. 2 words in title BUT 'The' being first word
🗸 432p - The Mayfly (Charlie Priest #1) -Read 01/05
Sub-total: 432p

4. title with 10 or more letters
🗸 384p - The Dream Daughter -Read 01/02
🗸 313p - The Power Game (The Monsarrat Series, #3) -Read 01/05
🗸 796p - Aroma Karsa (724 + 10%*) -Read 01/07
🗸 328p - The Washerwoman's Dream -Read 01/08
🗸 368p - Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity #2) -Read 01/11
Sub-total: 2,189p

*Out of Zone bonus



message 16: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 166 comments Tien wrote: "It's been too hot to do anything but curl up in an air conditioned room & read...

Stage 11: Titles
5,569/5,400 pages

1. 1 word title
🗸 215p - Crash (Crash #1) (Jan shelf: sports) ..."


Congrats, Tien! We have the opposite - 7 inches of snow, so yesterday was a great day to curl up and read!


message 17: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments wow that's a book a day. Awesome start of the year Tien!


message 18: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 724 comments Nice! Congratulations, Tien!!


message 19: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4657 comments Mod
Congrats, Tien!


message 21: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Congrats Abbie!!


message 22: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 724 comments Well done, Abbie! Congratulations!!


message 23: by Sassafrass (last edited Jan 20, 2019 01:36PM) (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 603 comments Goal: 4,000 pages
Tasks: Up to 8
OoZ: POC

Read: 4,337/4,000
Off the shelf bonus x 2


Titles that don't start with an article
Hot Stuff (281 pages) 1/1/19
More Than This (287 pages) 1/1/19
Off Limits (224 pages) 1/4/19
Modern Girl's Guide to One-Night Stands (240 pages) 1/4/19
More Than Crave You (287 pages) (Ooz MC Black + 29= 316)
Painted Faces (356 pages) 1/6/19
Pucked Love (278 pages) 1/8/19 Off the shelf bonus +1
Blame It on the Mistletoe (99 pages) 1/13/19
Melting the Ice (332 pages) 1/15/19 Off the shelf bonus +1
New York to Dallas (402 pages) 1/20/19
Red Fox (324 pages) 1/19/19

Titles that have a word that is at 7 or more letters
The Wedding Gift (180 pages) 1/3/18
The Upside of Unrequited (336 pages) 1/9/19

Titles that Start with "The"
The Hating Game (387 pages) 1/6/19
The Vixen and the Vet (295 pages) 1/18/18


message 24: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 848 comments Stage 11 - Titles - Complete!
Goals: 2500 pages
1001 list books (bonus of extra 10% of the book's pages if it qualifies)

Books read = 7
Pages read = 2577

Stage 11 tasks:

1. 2 words in title BUT 'The' being first word
The Colour by Rose Tremain, finished 16 Jan 19, 366 pages

2. Has word in title with at least 6 letters
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, finished 3 Jan 19, 320 pages
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, 10 Jan 19, 537 pages
The Circadian Code by Satchin Panda, finished 14 Jan 19, 304 pages
Contact by Carl Sagan, finished 17 Jan 19, 450 pages + 10% bonus for 1001 list book 45 pages = 495

3. Name in title
Richard II by William Shakespeare, 15 Jan 19, 168 pages

4. I, Me, My or Mine in title
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney, finished 19 Jan 19, 387 pages


message 25: by Abbie (new)

Abbie | 174 comments Thanks!


message 26: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4657 comments Mod
Congrats, Abbie, Rosemary and Sassafrass


message 27: by PAS, Moderator AC (new)

PAS (Mods) (pasmods) | 625 comments Mod
Abbie DiscoSuperFly wrote: " STAGE 11
My Goals

1. 5% is: 5386
2. (5) tasks"


Congrats, Abbie


message 28: by PAS, Moderator AC (new)

PAS (Mods) (pasmods) | 625 comments Mod
Sassafrass wrote: "Goal: 4,000 pages
Tasks: Up to 8
OoZ: POC

Read: 4,337/4,000
Off the shelf bonus x 2"


WTG, Sassafrass!


message 29: by PAS, Moderator AC (new)

PAS (Mods) (pasmods) | 625 comments Mod
Rosemary wrote: "Stage 11 - Titles - Complete!
Goals: 2500 pages
1001 list books (bonus of extra 10% of the book's pages if it qualifies)

Books read = 7
Pages read = 2577"


Good job, Rosemary!


message 30: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Congrats, Rosemary and Sassafrass


message 31: by Lusie (last edited Feb 24, 2019 01:36PM) (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Lusie's Stage 11: Titles

Goal: 5% - 3975 pages: Up to 8 tasks
Out of zone goal: Science Fiction

Total read: 4087 pages
Off the shelf bonus x1


1. Has word in title with at least 6 letters
☑ 250p Beautiful Broken Girl [3-jan-2019] ★★
☑ 485p The Clockmaker's Daughter [11-jan-2018] ★★★★
☑ 288p The Dating Alternative [15-jan-2018] ★★★

2. Title Waterfalls - String of books with increasing number of words in title
☑ 528p Relic (480 + 10%*) [14-jan-2018] ★★★
☑ 320p Buried Secrets [20-jan-19] ★★★
☑ 371p Born in Shame [7-jan-2019] ★★★★
☑ 417p Up in the Treehouse [16-jan-2018] ★★★
☑ 442p If You're Not The One [6-jan-2019] ★★★
☑ 416p We Shall See the Sky Sparkling [21-jan-2019] ★★★

3. One word title
☑ 570p Kulti [13-jan-2019] ★★★★ --> 2019-01 - Sports = Monthly shelves bonus

* Out of Zone Bonus


message 32: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4657 comments Mod
Nice finish, Lusie!


message 33: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 166 comments Congrats to all the Stage 11 finishers!


message 34: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 724 comments Well done, Lusie, Rosemary, and Sassafrass!!


message 35: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Thank you!!


message 36: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 603 comments Nice play with the Mariana Zapata slow burn. It got you some nice pages racked up, Lusie! LOL


message 37: by PAS, Moderator AC (new)

PAS (Mods) (pasmods) | 625 comments Mod
Lusie wrote: "Lusie's Stage 11: Titles

Goal: 5% - 3975 pages: Up to 8 tasks
Out of zone goal: Science Fiction

✅ Total read: 4087 pages"


Congrats, Lusie!


message 38: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Thanks Sassafrass lol yes I had to fit it in somewhere so that book got it's own task ;)

Thank you!


message 39: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 166 comments Stage 6 - DIY
COMPLETED!

Goal 5% - 4,456 pages.
up to 8 tasks
Out of Zone goal: books I own as of 12/19 and have not read before.
Pages read 4490/4456

Based on a random die roll, I'll unlock stage 4

1. Deceased author
The Chrysalids - 1/12/19 - 200 pages (John Wyndham, d. 1969)
Out of the Silent Planet - 1/20/19 - 224 pages. C.S. Lewis, d. 1963).

2. Books with 6 word title
The Good Luck of Right Now - 1/13/19 - 304 pages
Do Not Say We Have Nothing - 1/14/19 - 474 pages.

3. Main character is detective/police officer
A Shot in the Dark - 1/13/19 - 304 pages
The House of Silk - 1/16/19 - 294 pages
The Golden Egg - 1/17/19 - 276 +10% = 304
Long Road to Mercy - 1/22/19 - 404 pages
Blue Light Yokohama - 1/22/19 - 416 pages + 10% OOZ = 458.

4. Books I received from Netgalley
The Stranger Diaries - 1/15/19 - 416 + 10% OOZ = 458 pages.
The Moroccan Girl - 1/19/19 - 368 + 10% OOZ = 405 pages.

5. Books set in Africa
Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation - 1/18/19 - 288 pages
A Beautiful Place To Die - 1/21/19 - 373 pages.


message 40: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 724 comments Nice! Great job, Sandy!!


message 41: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2587 comments congrats Sandy!


message 42: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
omg at this rate, we'll finish this challenge in 6 months' time!

I haven't time right now but I'll be back in a few hours!


message 43: by PAS, Moderator AC (new)

PAS (Mods) (pasmods) | 625 comments Mod
Sandy wrote: "Stage 6 - DIY
COMPLETED!
Goal 5% - 4,456 pages.
up to 8 tasks
Out of Zone goal: books I own as of 12/19 and have not read before.
Pages read 4490/4456

Based on a random die roll, I'll unlock stage..."


Congrats, Sandy!!

Stage 4 (Listopias) is unlocked


message 44: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Congrats Sandy!


message 45: by Angela (new)

Angela | 226 comments Stage 11 - Titles - Finished!
Goal - 3,500 pages
**OotZ Goal - MPG Classics

Started - 1/1/19
Finished - 1/23/19
Classics read - 1

Pages Read: 3,982/3,500

Task: Title Waterfalls
String of 5 books with increasing number of words in title

Waterfall #1
1 Word Title - Moonraker - 1/11/19 - 259pgs
2 Word Title - Flower Net - 1/4/19 - 352pgs
3 Word Title - The Killing Room - 1/8/19 - 400pgs
4 Word Title - All My Puny Sorrows - 1/4/19 - 321pgs
5 Word Title - The Forty Rules of Love - 1/10/19 - 354pgs

Waterfall #2
1 Word Title - F - 1/14/19 - 272pgs
2 Word Title - Dune Messiah - 1/8/19 - 331pgs
3 Word Title - **Our Mutual Friend - 1/13/19 - 880pgs + 10% = 968pgs
4 Word Title - Live and Let Die - 1/3/19 - 229pgs
5 Word Title - A Season for the Dead - 1/23/19 - 496pgs


message 46: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Awesome, Angela! Congrats!


message 47: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4657 comments Mod
Wow, Angela! I like your tasks!


message 48: by PAS, Moderator AC (new)

PAS (Mods) (pasmods) | 625 comments Mod
Angela wrote: "Stage 11 - Titles - Finished!
Goal - 3,500 pages
**OotZ Goal - MPG Classics

Started - 1/1/19
Finished - 1/23/19
Classics read - 1

Pages Read: 3,982/3,500"


Congrats, Angela!


message 49: by Laura (new)

Laura (lbrozier) | 22 comments Stage 6 DIY - Finished!

Goal 1500 pages
Ootz goal: books suggested/picked by friends

Task 1: Taboo! I'm going to read books that contain topics that people don't like to talk about.

Us Against You 448pg ✔ 1/13
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture 368pg ✔ 1/15
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design 340pg ✔ 1/21
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition 480 pgs ✔ 1/25

1636 total

No ooz bonus. I don't understand why, but as soon as someone tells me to read a book, it instantly falls to the bottom of my to read list. I'll try on stage 4.


message 50: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 603 comments Wow, great job everyone!!


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