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message 1: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 04, 2019 01:14PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16124 comments Mod
Team #8 Players
Captain:
Thenia
Sallie (GeorgiaGirl)
Elizabeth
Paula
Abbie DiscoSuperFly
Delitealex


message 2: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)


message 3: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Aug 10, 2019 07:23PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16124 comments Mod



message 4: by Paula (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 300 comments Hello!

I'm Paula from Chile.
This is my first team playing Bingo, so I prefer not to be captain.

Are you reaady?


message 5: by Abbie (new)

Abbie | 421 comments Checking in. I cannot be captain, I work 2 jobs and wont be able to check in all the time.


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 56 comments Hi im checking in as well...would rather not be Captain.....


message 7: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 481 comments Hi checking in as well and I also would not like to be captain.


message 8: by Paula (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 300 comments Does anyone has any ideas for team name?
I can be captain if no one else can, but has anyone played before? because I might be a litlle confused at times =/


message 9: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 245 comments

Hey team, it's nice to meet you all!

I'm a veteran at bingo so I can pick up the captain reigns if Claire doesn't want the position either.

As for a team name, we can look into the team number in Wikipedia for inspiration: link here.


message 10: by Paula (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 300 comments Awesome Thenia!
I believe Claire was assigned for team 5 too, so I'm not sure if she is on this team


message 11: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 481 comments Thenia wrote: "

Hey team, it's nice to meet you all!

I'm a veteran at bingo so I can pick up the captain reigns if Claire doesn't want the position either.

As for a team name, we can look into the team number ..."
Awesome


message 12: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 02, 2019 07:12AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16124 comments Mod
Paula wrote: "Awesome Thenia!
I believe Claire was assigned for team 5 too, so I'm not sure if she is on this team"


This is her team, not Team 5. Team Captain needs to send her a pm


message 13: by Paula (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 300 comments Ok, I was sure I read her name on the other team as well, I hope she'll show up soon.

We're starting tomorrow, is everyone ready? I'm a little anxious to know what category we'll have to read


message 14: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 245 comments Ezinwanyi wrote: "Paula wrote: "Awesome Thenia!
I believe Claire was assigned for team 5 too, so I'm not sure if she is on this team"

This is her team, not Team 5. Team Captain needs to send her a pm"


There's an update on Claire's homepage: "Currently not active on GR due to health problems. Hope to be back soon."

How should we proceed?


message 15: by Paula (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 300 comments we should ask for a replacement to Ezinwanyi, right?


message 16: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16124 comments Mod
Paula wrote: "we should ask for a replacement to Ezinwanyi, right?"

I sent a message to the replacement


message 17: by Abbie (new)

Abbie | 421 comments Team name, the only thing that I could think of was:

The Gr8ful Read


message 18: by Paula (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 300 comments I have a question, the fisrt shelf is Historical, we have to read it before next tuesday?


message 19: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 523 comments Hi all I'm the replacement player


message 20: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 523 comments Gr8 escape


message 21: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 523 comments Whose the captain?


message 22: by Paula (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 300 comments Hello! Welcome, the captain is Thenia
I liked Gr8 Escape =P


message 23: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 481 comments Delitealex wrote: "Hi all I'm the replacement player"

Welcome


message 24: by Elizabeth (last edited Jun 04, 2019 12:57PM) (new)

Elizabeth | 481 comments Shelf:Historical
Book:The Damned
Pages:353
Qualification: Historical fiction


message 25: by Delitealex (last edited Jun 05, 2019 01:38AM) (new)

Delitealex | 523 comments Shelf: Historical
Imprudenceby Gail Carriger
Pages: 368
Fits: Historical fiction


message 26: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16124 comments Mod
Please use the selection post sample that I used in the rules part. It will make it easier for me to check the posts.
Thank you


message 27: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 245 comments Delitealex wrote: "Hi all I'm the replacement player"

Welcome to the team!


message 28: by Thenia (last edited Aug 08, 2019 09:15AM) (new)

Thenia | 245 comments Team Progress:
Free Space - 5/6
Shelf #5 - Animals/Pet - 6/6 ~ stamp pending
Shelf #6 - Humor/Satire - 5/6
Shelf #7 - Goodreads Choice Nominee - 4/6
Shelf #8 -Dual/Multiple Authors - 3/6
Shelf #9 - Books to TV/Movies - 2/6
Shelf #10 - Pregnancy/Child - 1/6

Stamped:
Shelf #1 - Historical
Shelf #2 - Disability
Shelf #3 - Fantasy/UF/Paranormal

Shelf #4 - Suspense & Thriller

(view spoiler)


message 29: by Thenia (last edited Jul 17, 2019 01:07AM) (new)

Thenia | 245 comments ✦ Free Space Shelf:

☑ Abbie DiscoSuperFly - The Princes in the Tower - Alison Weir - Review ~ ★★★ (13/06/2019)
☑ Delitealex - In Other Lands - Sarah Rees Brennan - Review ~ ★★★ (18/06/2019)
☑ Elizabeth - Hide and Seek - Mary Burton - Review ~ ★★★★★ (15/07/2019)
☑ Paula - Zombie Town + Criaturas del Mas Alla - R.L. Stine - Review ~ ★★★★ (16/06/2019)
 Sallie (GeorgiaGirl) -
☑ Thenia - Ice Planet Barbarians - Ruby Dixon - Review ~ ★★★ (16/06/2019)

☑ Completed: 5/6

The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan Hide and Seek (Criminal Profiler #1) by Mary Burton Zombie Town + Criaturas del Mas Alla by R.L. Stine Ice Planet Barbarians (Ice Planet Barbarians, #1) by Ruby Dixon



message 30: by Thenia (last edited Jun 19, 2019 02:24AM) (new)

Thenia | 245 comments ✦ Shelf #1 - Historical

☑ Abbie DiscoSuperFly - Mischling - Affinity Konar - Review ~ ★★★ (10/06/2019)
☑ Delitealex - Imprudence - Gail Carriger - Review ~ ★★★★ (13/06/2019)
☑ Elizabeth - The Damned - Tarn Richardson - Review ~ ★★★★★ (07/06/2019)
☑ Paula - El niño en la cima de la montaña - John Boyne - Review ~ ★★★⋆ (12/06/2019)
☑ Sallie (GeorgiaGirl) - The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See - Review ~ ★★★★ (18/06/2019)
☑ Thenia - The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband - Julia Quinn - Review ~ ★★★ (05/06/2019)

☑ Completed: 6/6

Mischling by Affinity Konar The Damned (The Darkest Hand Trilogy #1) by Tarn Richardson Imprudence (The Custard Protocol, #2) by Gail Carriger El niño en la cima de la montaña by John Boyne The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys, #2) by Julia Quinn



message 31: by Abbie (last edited Jun 05, 2019 03:45AM) (new)

Abbie | 421 comments Planning

Shelf: Historical
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Pages: 344
Fits: Historical fiction
Mischling by Affinity Konar


message 32: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 523 comments Has a team name been decided yet?


message 33: by Paula (last edited Jun 05, 2019 08:38AM) (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 300 comments Selection Post

Shelf:
Historical
Book: El niño en la cima de la montaña by John Boyne
Pages: 256 pages
Qualification: tagged as Historial 68 times
El niño en la cima de la montaña by John Boyne


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 56 comments Shelf:Historical
Book: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
Pages: 377
Qualification: Historical fiction


message 35: by Thenia (last edited Jun 06, 2019 04:10AM) (new)

Thenia | 245 comments Shelf #1: Historical
Book: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys, #2) by Julia Quinn The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband - Julia Quinn
Pages: 384
Qualification: Tagged as "Historical" by 267 users
Read: 06/05/2019
Rating: ★ ★ ★

Review:


The story of Cecilia, a worried sister who travels to America to find her missing brother Thomas, but finds his injured best friend Edward instead.

Edward wakes up missing a good chunk of his memory, including that of his marriage to Cecilia. The two have been corresponding through Thomas's letters and have grown quite fond of one another, but never actually got married or even made plans to do so. Cecilia lied about that to be allowed to care for Edward while he was sick, and the lie kept growing since being Edward's wife meant she was more likely to get some answers about her brother.

Edward takes Cecilia at her word and he is even happy to be married to her, but (view spoiler).

An engaging story that I enjoyed despite my usual dislike of characters keeping secrets for too long.

The series continues with The Other Miss Bridgerton and the story of Edward's brother Andrew.

Previous book reviews:
Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) ~ ★★★★ (04/04/2017)



message 36: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 245 comments Delitealex wrote: "Has a team name been decided yet?"

Unless anyone has any other suggestions we could go with "The Gr8 Escape".


message 37: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 481 comments just checking in , I'm almost done with my pick , and can I say I'm glad that I'm giving this a try , it'll help me pick books form my Netgalley shelf as well as my kindle TBR


message 38: by Elizabeth (last edited Jun 08, 2019 12:50AM) (new)

Elizabeth | 481 comments Shelf: Historical fiction
BookThe Damned
The Damned (The Darkest Hand Trilogy #1) by Tarn Richardson
Pages: 352
Read: 6/7
Rating: 5 Stars
Review:1914. The Outbreak of War In the French City of Arras,

Father Andreas is brutally murdered and the Catholic Inquisition sends its most determined and unhinged inquisitor to investigate. Poldek Tacit's mission is to protect the Church from those who seek to undermine it. At any cost.

As Tacit arrives, British and German soldiers confront each other across the horror that is No Man's Land and a beautiful French woman warns Lieutenant Henry Frost that there is a dark and unnatural foe lurking underground more awful than even Tacit can comprehend.
My thoughts:
dark and twisted from the very start to the last page, it has every thing in that I love in a book historical backdrop with supernatural ties, the struggle of good against evil and that no matter what you might want to stay inside and lock your doors and even then you might not be safe , yes its slow going but I still enjoyed it so much that I couldn't stop reading it, and yes I would recommend it to my friends ,


message 39: by Abbie (last edited Jun 10, 2019 08:03AM) (new)

Abbie | 421 comments Shelf: Historical Fiction
Book: Mischling
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Page: 344
Rating: 3
Finished: 6/10/19
How it Fits: Tagged Historical Fiction 524 times

Review:

So this one is a bit hard to review. I originally picked it up because I was interested Auschwitz and Dr. Mengele who was said to have some crazy experiments during the war.
However the story itself followed a pair of twins who BTW Mengele was obsessed with, and kind of "collected" them during the war. You hear about some of the things he did to these children and the things that he made them do.
Once the twins get separated, as when I kind of lost interest in the story, and then it was just story of finding each other.


message 40: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 245 comments Abbie DiscoSuperFly wrote: "Shelf: Historical Fiction
Book: Mischling
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Page: 344
Rating: 3
How it Fits: Tagged Historical Fiction 524 times

Review:

So this one is a bit hard to ..."


Abbie, you forgot to add the date you finished the book in your review post!


message 41: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 245 comments I've updated our team progress shelves - you can find the post with their links here.


message 42: by Abbie (new)

Abbie | 421 comments Thenia wrote: "Abbie DiscoSuperFly wrote: "Shelf: Historical Fiction
Book: Mischling
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Page: 344
Rating: 3
How it Fits: Tagged Historical Fiction 524 times

Review:

S..."


Fixed!


message 43: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 523 comments Shelf: free
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Pages: 437
Fits: library loan


message 44: by Paula (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 300 comments Selection Post

Shelf:
Free
Book: Zombie Town + Criaturas del Más Allá by R.L. Stine
Pages: 208 pages
Qualification: it was a Christmas gift
Zombie Town + Criaturas del Mas Alla by R.L. Stine


message 45: by Thenia (last edited Jul 02, 2019 04:16AM) (new)

Thenia | 245 comments ✦ Shelf #2 - Disability:

☑ Abbie DiscoSuperFly - Still Me - Jojo Moyes - Review ~ ★★★ (17/06/2019)
☑ Delitealex - You're Welcome, Universe - Whitney Gardner - Review ~ ★★★ (24/06/2019)
☑ Elizabeth - The Christmasaurus - Tom Fletcher - Review ~ ★★★★ (12/06/2019)
☑ Paula - La luz que no puedes ver - Anthony Doerr - Review ~ ★★★★⋆ (30/06/2019)
☑ Sallie (GeorgiaGirl) - Me Before You - Jojo Moyes - Review ~ ★★★★ (19/06/2019)
☑ Thenia - Romancing the Duke - Tessa Dare - Review ~ ★★★★ (13/06/2019)

☑ Completed:6/6

Still Me by Jojo Moyes You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher La luz que no puedes ver by Anthony Doerr Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) by Tessa Dare



message 46: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 481 comments Shelf:Disability
Title:The Christmasaurus
Author:Tom Fletcher
Pages:387
How it fit: The main character is in a wheelchair do to an accident that happened .


message 47: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 523 comments Shelf: disability
Book: You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
Pages: 304
Fits: tagged disability


message 48: by Paula (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 300 comments Hello! I'll be finishing today my historical book.

Also, do you have some recommendations for the disability shelf, maybe something available for kindle?


message 49: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 481 comments Shelf: Disablility
Title: The Christmasaurus
Date: 6/12
Pages: 387
rating: 4
Review: Once upon a time--long, long ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth--an egg rolled away from its mother and landed in the ocean, where it froze solid and stayed peacefully for thousands of years. Then one day Santa and his elves discover the frozen egg, and Santa sits on it to see if it will hatch. But he can't guess what's inside. . . . A dinosaur!

Meanwhile, a young boy named William Trundle has only ever wished for one thing for Christmas: a dinosaur! So when Santa accidentally gives William the real Christmasaurus instead of a stuffed replica, it's the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER! Until an evil man known as the Hunter decides a dinosaur will be the perfect addition to his collection.
my thoughts:
Charming, funny, whimsical and heart-warming, it's truly a festive treat for readers young and not so young , and the more you read it the more you fall in love with the characters , it could be a favorite of anyone no matter their age.


message 50: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 481 comments Paula wrote: "Hello! I'll be finishing today my historical book.

Also, do you have some recommendations for the disability shelf, maybe something available for kindle?"

I don't know if its on kindle but the only one I can think of is :Wonder
by R.J. Palacio


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