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message 1: by Yz the Whyz (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1020 comments Mod
I call our next challenge Reading with Friends September Challenge.

The goal is to read 9 books chosen from the "Read" shelf of 9 GR friends of the participant.

Here are the rules:

Pick 9 GR friends of yours. (If you have less than 9, you might need to get more...LOL...)
Browse their "READ" shelves, and pick one from each friend. You may use GR's compare books feature for your convenience.
Post your tentative list, with the selected friends' names and your chosen books.

As usual, you may post your list anytime but no reading them until September 1st.

PS: Mel will be helping me with updates for the challenges. Thank you Mel for offering your assistance.









message 2: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 57 comments Boy am I embarrassed. I would love to participate but I only have 1 friend! Can anyone help me out?


message 3: by Yz the Whyz (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1020 comments Mod
Valerie wrote: "Boy am I embarrassed. I would love to participate but I only have 1 friend! Can anyone help me out?"

LOL..I just sent you a friend invite.




message 4: by BJ Rose (last edited Aug 24, 2009 03:15PM) (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 443 comments Valerie wrote: "Boy am I embarrassed. I would love to participate but I only have 1 friend! Can anyone help me out?"

Valerie, I also sent a friend invite.

That spiral staircase looks familiar - where is it?



message 5: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore Valerie wrote: "Boy am I embarrassed. I would love to participate but I only have 1 friend! Can anyone help me out?"

Well, I sent you one too!


message 6: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I sent you one too! We have a lot of books in common so it should help read some on your tbr pile!


message 7: by Melissa (last edited Aug 24, 2009 05:40PM) (new)

Melissa Hey! A REALLY easy way to find out if a friend has read a specific book is to look at the page for an individual book and scroll down to see if any of your friends have rated it. "My friends reviews"




message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

I'd love to participate in my first ever reading challenge too, but like Valarie, don't have many friends. If anyone is able to help me out, pls send a friend request. Thanks!



message 9: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze (the_flooze) | 1593 comments Sweet. I think I'll jump back on the bandwagon with this one. All those challenges that required sci-fi and time travel choices scared me away! I just couldna do it, cap'n.

And I'm ready and available for befriending, should anyone like to use and peruse me.

:)


message 10: by Melissa (last edited Aug 26, 2009 10:07AM) (new)

Melissa 0/9 Completed


1. Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff (Heather's shelf)
2. The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff (Bonnie's shelf)
3. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Summer's shelf)
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Kate's shelf)
5. Eternal by Cynthia Leitich-Smith (Shannon's shelf)
6. My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison (Terra57's shelf)
7. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (SusanEvans' shelf)
8. Kiss of Fury by Deborah Cooke (Teresa)
9. Kiss of Fate by Deborah Cooke (Yz)


message 11: by Michelle (last edited Aug 25, 2009 06:56PM) (new)

Michelle Gilmore My list so far....

1. Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts (Diana)
2. Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Megan)
3. Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder (Kyle)
4. A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix (Michelle M.)
5. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione (Uniquely Moi)
6. Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh (Yz)
7. The Wages of Sin by Jenna Maclaine (Ann in VA)
8.A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole (Shannon)
9.The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe (Nita)

Michelle in TN


message 12: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore Hey Yz, sorry for the incomplete message, I was trying to send you a friend invite (since I know you're a Psy-Changeling fan too) from by blackberry and got cut off somehow. I tried to resend, but was told that it was already sent.

Michelle in TN


message 13: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
Ok, I too need friends. :o) I've sent an invite to everyone that's signed up for this challenge so far. Please invite me too, if I missed anyone.

Ann in VA

PS--I'm in for this month too--will get a list as soon as I get enough friends



message 14: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Ann wrote: "Ok, I too need friends. :o) I've sent an invite to everyone that's signed up for this challenge so far. Please invite me too, if I missed anyone.

Ann in VA

PS--I'm in for this month too--w..."


You should have 9 now - not sure I'm going to be much help since the "compared books" has you way ahead of me on reading!


message 15: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (theholyterror) | 313 comments Cool idea! I'll be working on my list soon ...


message 16: by Corrupt (new)

Corrupt Angel | 6 comments I would like to be in if I could get enough friends. Please help.


message 17: by Shannon (last edited Aug 25, 2009 09:55AM) (new)

Shannon (theholyterror) | 313 comments Melissa wrote: "Hey! A REALLY easy way to find out if a friend has read a specific book is to look at the page for an individual book and scroll down to see if any of your friends have rated it. "My friends reviews"

You are so smart! I already made a list for the Jungle challenge over at the Romance Reading Challenge group so I'll just go see if any of my friends have read the books I've got on there. Great idea!




message 18: by Shannon (last edited Aug 30, 2009 08:18PM) (new)

Shannon (theholyterror) | 313 comments This is my list, but honestly I always seem to change things around so this is very tentative.

1. Jen's Shelf: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
2. Shanon's Shelf: Storm Born by Richelle Mead
3. Jan's Shelf: Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead
4. Winnie's Shelf: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
5. Jessi's Shelf: Stray by Rachel Vincent
6. DarkHeart's Shelf: Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
7. Jessa Slade's Shelf: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
8. Jess's Shelf: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
9. Felicia's Shelf: Chill Factor by Rachel Caine

[image error] [image error] [image error] Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Stray (Shifters, #1) by Rachel Vincent Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2) by Melissa Marr Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray Chill Factor (Weather Warden, #3) by Rachel Caine


message 19: by Jo (new)

Jo I like the sound of this challenge! Do you have to read them all in september?


message 20: by Jo (new)

Jo Ok here is my list

1. Aths Shelf - The Fellowship of the Ring
2. Anne's Shelf - Bitten
3. Lynne's Shelf - Just Listen
4. Karla's Shelf - Interview With the Vampire
5. Jessica's Shelf - The Awakening
6. Luiise's Shelf - Marked (cant find link)
7. Gerry's Shelf - The Lovely Bones
8. Christy's Shelf - The Great Gatsby
9. Shane's Shelf - Prozac Nation


message 21: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
How do you compare lists?

I'm hurting a bit today, so maybe I missed it, but thought I'd ask, just in case its not obvious enough to trip an elephant.

Ann in VA



message 22: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze (the_flooze) | 1593 comments On a person's profile, somewhere just under the about me section is a link that just says "compare books."


message 23: by Jennie (new)

Jennie | 66 comments I would like to join this challenge, but alas I also only have 1 friend. :(


message 24: by Melissa (last edited Aug 25, 2009 07:15AM) (new)

Melissa Shannon wrote: "Melissa wrote: "325271 Hey! A REALLY easy way to find out if a friend has read a specific book is to look at the page for an individual book and scroll down to see if any of your friends have rated..."

I totally looked up the books I was going to read anyways and got lucky that they were all already read by one of my goodreads friends. I wasn't thinking I was going to do the challenge this month because it will be a busy time with school starting up, but lucky me this one goes along with what I'd be reading anyways!


message 25: by Yz the Whyz (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1020 comments Mod
Jo wrote: "I like the sound of this challenge! Do you have to read them all in september? "


Yes, Jo, to complete the challenge all books must be read by the end of September. Not everybody finishes, but attempting to is just as fun.



message 26: by Jo (new)

Jo Ok well i will attempt it! I chose all books that i already own to make it easier. Sounds like fun :)


message 27: by Amber (new)

Amber (fruitburt) | 30 comments I love the idea of this challenge because if nothing else it helps all of us make more goodreads friends! I am extremely busy right now home schooling two grade schoolers and taking 13 credit hours myself, but I will put a list together and see what happens! Thanks Yz


message 28: by Amber (new)

Amber (fruitburt) | 30 comments I really don't have time for this one, but I am going to try! I have a few young adult books on the list because I need to read some for my Children Lit. class. So here goes. (Also this list will probably change).

1. Dead End Dating A Novel of Vampire Love (Ann in Va)
2. Kiss of Midnight (Nicloe)
3. Artemis Fowl (Kyle)
4. Ill Wind (Mistress)
5. Moon Called (Cyn)
6. Dark Lover (Jennie)
7. Undead and Unwed (Mark Henry)
8. Goddess of the Sea (Lauren)
9. Sunshine (Allison)



message 29: by Felicity (last edited Aug 25, 2009 09:51AM) (new)

Felicity | 12 comments I would love to do the monthly reading challenge but i don't have any friends on this site.


message 30: by LooLoo (last edited Aug 25, 2009 10:31AM) (new)

LooLoo | 306 comments This challenge sounds like fun. I'm in.

Here is my list
1.Raine by Elizabeth Amber (Reacherfan - although she gave it 1 star)
2.Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (DarkHeart)
3.The Sword by Jean Johnson (Amanda)
4.Touch of Darkness by Christina Dodd (Susan)
5.Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Kyle)
6.Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn (Jess)
7.Bengal's Heart by Lora Leigh (Willow Brook)
8.Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day (Kaleigha)
9.Faefever by Karen Marie Moning (Michelle)




message 31: by Yz the Whyz (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1020 comments Mod
Felicity wrote: "I would love to do the monthly reading challenge but i don't have any friends on this site."


Then its time to get some...LOL...I just sent you a friend invite.

Have fun!



message 32: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
I sent lots of invites. Now. :o) Now, to try to find some books on everyone's lists that 1) i have on hand or 2) i can get from the library. Gotta watch the pennies right now--due to head to my Mum's in Oct. for her birthday (82 years young) so I'll need money for a 2k mile round trip.


message 33: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 449 comments I would like to participate this month but also need friends. Thanks


message 34: by Angie (new)

Angie Succubus Nights - Richelle Mead (Josie)
Noah - Jacquelyn Frank (Stephanie)
Ectasy - Jacquelyn Frank (Barbara)
Damien - Jacquelyn Frank (Yz)
Another One Bites The Dust - Jennifer Rardin (DarkHeart)
Chosen - PC Cast (Shannon)
In Darkness Reborn - Alexis Morgan (Chills)
At Grave's End - Jeaniene Frost (Sarah)
Elijah - Jacquelyn Frank (Elli)

Elijah (Nightwalkers, #3) by Jacquelyn Frank [image error] [image error] Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, #1) by Jacquelyn Frank At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost In Darkness Reborn (Paladins of Darkness, Book 3) by Alexis Morgan Chosen (House of Night, #3) by P.C. Cast Another One Bites the Dust (Jaz Parks, #2) by Jennifer Rardin Succubus Nights (Georgina Kincaid, #2) by Richelle Mead


message 35: by Tonya (new)

Tonya | 179 comments Hi...I just recently joined this group and am rather new to PR but am loving it. I think I would like to participate in this challenge but not sure if I will have the time. I would need some more friends and would love to see what others are reading so I can keep up with this genre. Anyone willing to be my friend?
Thanks so much!
Tonya


message 36: by Yz the Whyz (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1020 comments Mod
Tonya wrote: "Hi...I just recently joined this group and am rather new to PR but am loving it. I think I would like to participate in this challenge but not sure if I will have the time. I would need some more f..."

Welcome to the group and to the challenge. I sent you a friend invite.




message 37: by Lucy (new)

Lucy (readingdate) Hi all...I'm new to this group and would like to participate in this challenge. My favorite genre is paranormal romance, and I have many books of that genre in my Read shelf. Looking for friends to add so I can get book suggestions and also complete this challenge. Thanks!!


message 38: by Jennie (new)

Jennie | 66 comments Thanks to everyone for the friend requests!

1. Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Yz)
2. Storm Born by Richelle Mead (Michelle)
3. Nightlife by Rob Thurman (Melissa)
4. Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready (Ann)
5. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead (Angie)
6. Greywalker by Kat Richardson (Amber)
7. The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu (Mistress)
8. Dance With The Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Looloo)
9. Be Mine Tonight by Kathryn Smith (BJ Rose)

I can't wait to get started on some of these new series!


message 39: by Yz the Whyz (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1020 comments Mod
Lucy wrote: "Hi all...I'm new to this group and would like to participate in this challenge. My favorite genre is paranormal romance, and I have many books of that genre in my Read shelf. Looking for friends to..."

Welcome to GR and the group. Hope you will enjoy the challenge. I just sent you a friend invite.


message 40: by FlibBityFLooB (new)

FlibBityFLooB *Sniff* I want to participate, but have no friends in goodReads-land, either :) If anyone's willing to let me play along, feel free to send a friend-invite.



message 41: by Yz the Whyz (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1020 comments Mod
FlibBityFLooB wrote: "*Sniff* I want to participate, but have no friends in goodReads-land, either :) If anyone's willing to let me play along, feel free to send a friend-invite.
"


No crying..LOL...You just got one friend invite...give it time and you'll have more.

Have fun with the challenge!



message 42: by Amber (new)

Amber (fruitburt) | 30 comments Wooo Hooo!! More friends!



message 43: by Brandy *Ahviel* (new)

Brandy *Ahviel* (ahviel) | 257 comments Valerie wrote: "Boy am I embarrassed. I would love to participate but I only have 1 friend! Can anyone help me out?"

I just sent you a friend request


message 44: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
lol, hey, after all this time with FOUR friends, now I have lots and lots (well, comparatively speaking, that is.)

I'm taking it that if someone has a book on their TBR list we can also use that for this challenge. If not I'm sort of in a pickle. Sigh, the problem with reading a LOT is that you have trouble with finding books from friends. :o)


Anyway--here is my provisional list:

Must Love Hellhounds (Michelle)

Bad Kitty (Shazzy)


The Darkest Kiss Melissa Bryan

Stakes & Stilettos YZ

Tall, Dark & Fangsome Bitten-by-books


Deadly Desire Brandy

Magic Bites Michelle M

Destiny Kills Ranata

Hunting Ground Nita

Of course--this is of course subject to change with no warning at all. (Based in part on if I can wait to do the reading for some of the books that have just come out.)



message 45: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Aug 25, 2009 06:20PM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB Yay!!!! I have enough friends now to participate :)

1. The Time Traveler's Wife from Tonya
2. Magic Burns from Jennie
3. Magic Strikes from Looloo
4. The Hunger Games from Amber
5. Stray from Yz
6. A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, #1) from Nita
7. A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, #2) from Melissa
8. Seduced by Moonlight (Meredith Gentry, #3) from Jess
9. Dead Until Dark from Lucy

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews [image error] Stray (Shifters, #1) by Rachel Vincent A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, #1)  by Laurell K. Hamilton A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, #2)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Seduced by Moonlight (Meredith Gentry, #3)  by Laurell K. Hamilton [image error]


message 46: by Wendy (new)

Wendy  (wendyhill) | 88 comments great challenge. I'll see what I can come up with.


message 47: by Amy (new)

Amy (amy7897) I am new to this and don't have any friends yet. Can anyone help me out?


message 48: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 41 comments Hi all, I would love to participate in this but only have two GR friends. Help, please? Many thanks! :)


message 49: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Bair-Epps | 725 comments ha ha I felt like I was the only person on GoodReads with no friends. I need help too? *pokes out lip*


message 50: by Amanda (last edited Sep 01, 2009 02:08AM) (new)

Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 41 comments Thank you for all the friend requests! You guys are quick!

1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – Patricia
2. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs – LooLoo
3. Dracula by Bram Stoker – Destiny
4. Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts – Melissa
5. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder – Michelle
6. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione – Lesley
7. Storm Born by Richelle Mead – Michelle M.
8. Sleeping with the Fishes by MaryJanice Davidson – Ann
9. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey – Shannon

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1) Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) Dracula Morrigan's Cross (Circle trilogy #1) Poison Study (Study, #1) [image error] [image error] Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, #1) Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side


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