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message 1: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Sep 17, 2019 02:26PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28236 comments Team #13
Captain: Amanda A

Members:
Amanda A
Steph Ann
Sunshine✰✰✰


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Steph (angel4492) | 28236 comments Just a Hop, Skip & Click Away
Happy Reading!

Shelf Announcements ~ Check for the latest shelf announcement & review the requirements for each shelf
Captain's Log ~ Share team shelf stats prior to requesting a stamp
Stamp Me! ~ Request a stamp for your bingo card
Discussions ~ Throughout the game, head here to chat with other players & shelf chant til your heart's content
Bingo Rules ~ Rules of the game
Free Space Rules ~ Where to look when pickin' your free space book
Bingo FAQ ~ Don't hesitate! If you have a question, let us know.


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Steph (angel4492) | 28236 comments Hiya, Team Caps! Thanks for volunteering to guide your team through a round of BookShelf Bingo!

Your job, should you choose to accept it, will require a few things:
1 ~ Be our go-to person should we have any questions about your team
2 ~ Organize your teammate's weekly reads for each shelf/category so that the BSB Ninjas can quickly and easily verify and approve your stamp request(s)
2a ~ Create a master list in a post (preferably on the first page of your team's thread) and update it weekly or as often as necessary
2b ~ Post your team's stats on the Captain's Log prior to requesting a stamp
3 ~ Encourage and motivate your team (you may also ask to borrow Judithe's whip whenever necessary)
4 ~ Post regularly to ensure your team is communicating and on track each week
4a ~ Send them a PM and friendly poke if they haven't posted at least once a week, noted their book choice, and/or appear to have dropped out of webspace
5 ~ Send us a PM (Steph, Sandra or Judithe) should you need us for any reason throughout the game


message 4: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Dec 07, 2019 12:59PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28236 comments Link to print your own copy: BINGO card

SOS book shelf bingo card


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Steph (angel4492) | 28236 comments ...


message 6: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 1163 comments Hi, team!!

I can't wait to get started! This is my absolute favorite team challenge!

Just a little about me, as an introduction. I'm 37, live in Central Illinois. I have three boys, the oldest of whom just turned 5. The other two are almost 4 and 2 1/2, so my house is basically a war zone of hyper preschoolers, lol. Reading is my way of grabbing some "me time" once everyone is in bed!

Do we have any volunteers to be captain? I would really prefer not to, as things are kind of crazy for me right now. I'm working full-time, plus working a temporary side job helping out a friend with her dissertation, so my hours are a bit limited.


message 7: by Amanda A (last edited Dec 04, 2019 05:23PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Tracking

Free Space
Amanda A ~ The Prophet by Amanda Stevens | ★★★★ | 9/26 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine | ★★★ | 9/20 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Blood Rights by Kristen Painter | ★★★ | 10/26 | Review

Shelf #1 ~ Angels
Amanda A ~ Siren's Song by Ella Summers | ★★★½ | 9/19 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh | ★★★★ | 9/25 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Witch's Cauldron by Ella Summers | ★★★ | 9/24 | Review

Shelf #2 ~ Vampires
Amanda A ~ The Vampire's Fake Fiancee by Kristen Painter | ★★★★ | 9/27 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine | ★★★★ | 9/27 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill | ★★★ | 9/27 | Review

Shelf #3 ~ Favorites
Amanda A ~ Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall | ★★★★ | 10/4 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Consumed by J.R. Ward | ★★★ | 10/6 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin | ★★★ | 10/11 | Review

Shelf #4 ~ Auto Buy
Amanda A ~ Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright | ★★★★ | 10/14 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Renegades by Marissa Meyer | ★★★★ | 10/13 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas | ★★★★ | 10/18 | Review

Shelf #5 ~ Fantasy Romance
Amanda A ~ Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris | ★★★ | 10/21 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire | ★★★★★ | 10/22 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Angelfall by Susan Ee | ★★★ | 10/21 | Review

Shelf #6 ~ Alternate Reality
Amanda A ~ A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray | ★★★½ | 10/30 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Archenemies by Marissa Meyer | ★★★★ | 10/31 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas | ★★★★ | 11/2 | Review

Shelf #7 ~ Magic
Amanda A ~ The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake | ★★★★ | 11/5 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep | ★★★★ | 11/5 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Her Dark Legion by Pippa DaCosta | ★★★★ | 11/7 | Review

Shelf #8 ~ Kick Ass Heroine
Amanda A ~ Wild Cat by Jennifer Ashley | ★★★★ | 11/12 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine | ★★★★ | 11/10 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Wounded by Shannon Mayer | ★★★★★ | 11/8 | Review

Shelf #9 ~ Immortals
Amanda A ~ Shadow's End by Thea Harrison | ★★★ | 11/15 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh | ★★★★ | 11/20 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Drink Deep by Chloe Neill | ★★★★ | 11/22 | Review

Shelf #10 ~ Fae
Amanda A ~ Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead | ★★★★ | 11/27 | Review
Steph Ann ~ Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley | ★★★½ | 11/25 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Rising Darkness by Shannon Mayer | ★★★★★ | 11/27 | Review

Shelf #11 ~ Military
Amanda A ~ Navy SEAL Survival by Elle James | ★★★ | 12/2 | Review
Steph Ann ~ The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks | ★★★★ | 11/30 | Review
Sunshine✰✰✰ ~ Axel by Harper Sloan | ★★★ | 12/2 | Review


message 8: by Sunshine✰✰✰ (last edited Sep 17, 2019 05:59AM) (new)

Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments Hello, Hello!

I'm excited to play! I live in Vermont with my Hubby and our dog. Next weekend he goes back to work (he's a chef) so I will have a couple nights a week to myself to binge read. :-D

Calls will be about 6pm my time, which is kind of tough for me to check online, so most likely I wont be able to see the new call until the next morning. If you guys don't mind waiting until the next morning, or even want to check the new call for me, then I don't mind being captain.


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments Ha! Amanda posted before me. You can be captain. :-D

I suck at team names too. I tried to find something interesting about 13...

Team Triksideskaphobia (fear of number 13)
Book Coven (a coven of witches is 13 people)
Jason's Groupies (Friday the 13th movie)
13 Black Cats

I thought to play on our names but together we spell Ass. Lol!


message 10: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 1163 comments I kind of like Team Triksideskaphobia, lol. Book Coven is nice, too!

I'm horrible at names. My brain just goes completely blank whenever the subject of team names comes up.


message 11: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments I like Team Triksideskaphobia too. I had no idea there was a name for the fear of the number 13.

Lol, Sunshine! I noticed that about our names too.


message 12: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 1163 comments I've decided on Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires, #3) by Rachel Caine for my Free Space read. The series is on the SOS Best of YA Fantasy list.


message 13: by Sunshine✰✰✰ (last edited Sep 18, 2019 09:08AM) (new)

Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments Team Triksideskaphobia it is! I have learned there is a name for the fear of practically anything. Don't ask me to pronounce it though! Lol.


I will read Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep for the Free Space. It is on the Group's Bookshelf


message 14: by Amanda A (last edited Sep 18, 2019 03:52PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Shelf #1 ~ Angels
DIRECT LINK - https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...


message 15: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Free Space: The Prophet (Graveyard Queen, #3) by Amanda Stevens (group's bookshelf)
Angels: Siren's Song (Legion Of Angels #3) by Ella Summers

Message 7 is the tracking post.


message 16: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 1163 comments For the Angels shelf, I'm going with Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter, #8) by Nalini Singh


message 17: by Sunshine✰✰✰ (last edited Sep 19, 2019 05:54AM) (new)

Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments I hope you're enjoing the series Amanda, cause I'm right behind you. :-)

For Angels Shelf, I am going to read Witch's Cauldron (Legion Of Angels #2) by Ella Summers


message 18: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Angels

Siren's Song (Legion Of Angels #3) by Ella Summers
Date Read: 9/19
Rating: ★★★½

I enjoy this series overall, but Leda was annoying to me at times in this installment. She has leveled up and has the Siren's Song power which allows her to compel other people. Her relationship with Nero is moving slowly but Nero does show a somewhat softer side towards her though. The premise of the Legion of Angels and the various levels are interesting. There is plenty of action and I am curious to see how the surprise at the end factors in going forward in the series.


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Sandy | 279 comments i just had to come and see if there was some explanation to the team name - really clever!


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Steph Ann | 1163 comments Free Space

Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires, #3) by Rachel Caine by Rachel Caine (SOS Best of YA Fantasy List)

Read:9/20/19
Rating: 3 stars

Review

I'm feeling kind of torn on this one. On one hand, the last quarter of the book was really good and left me with the feeling that I had to start the next one right away. On the other hand, the rest of the book felt like nothing much was really happening. I wasn't necessarily bored, but I didn't feel an intense need to keep reading either, which isn't a good thing. That being said, I will definitely be picking up the next one, as the ending left me curious where things were going from here.


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments Completion Post

Shelf #1 ~ Angels
Witch's Cauldron (Legion Of Angels #2) by Ella Summers
Book: Witch's Cauldron by Ella Summers 9/24/19
Rating: 3 Stars

Review:

Leda has been working extra hard to advance up the Legion as fast as she can. As part of going to investigate the Witches, Leda is to advance to the 2nd level and get the power of the Witch’s Cauldron. I like Leda. She is definitely strong-willed but she is becoming a powerhouse player that is catching the attention of the higher ups. Especially Nix, the First Angel. I'm glad that there isn't going to be a love triangle, like it was being suggested in the first book. I like Nero, so can't wait to see how these two progress. Looking forward to the next book.


message 22: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 1163 comments I should have my Angels book done either tonight or first thing in the morning!


message 23: by Amanda A (last edited Sep 25, 2019 03:53PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Shelf #2 ~ Vampires
DIRECT LINK - https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...
SOS Bookshelf: vampire https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...


message 24: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments I plan to read The Vampire's Fake Fiancee (Nocturne Falls) (Volume 5) by Kristen Painter for vampires.


message 25: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 1163 comments For vampires, I'm going to go with Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires, #4) by Rachel Caine .


message 26: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 1163 comments Completion Post - Angels

Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter, #8) by Nalini Singh by Nalini Singh

Read: 9/25/19
Rating: 4 stars

Review

I've loved Naasir since he was introduced in the series, so I was excited to get to his book. All in all, I was happy, but for some reason, there were times that felt a little slow. Not boring, really, but just slow. I liked the chemistry between Naasir and Andromeda, and I felt they worked together well as a couple. I also enjoyed the glimpses into what's going on with Raphael and Elena, as well as Illium. It definitely feels like things are ramping up, and I'm looking forward to the next one!


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments I finally picked my Vampires book. :-)

I'm reading Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #3) by Chloe Neill


message 28: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Free Space

The Prophet (Graveyard Queen, #3) by Amanda Stevens
SOS bookshelf
Date Read: 9/26
Rating: ★★★★

Amelia is back in Charleston and haunted by the ghosts of Devlin's dead wife and daughter while trying to solve a murder for another ghost so he can move on. I enjoyed her adventures and was hoping she and Devlin would reunite. A new character, Darius, was introduced over the course of her investigation and I found him interesting. The ending felt rushed but I plan to continue with the series and look forward to the next book.


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Steph Ann | 1163 comments Completion Post - Vampires

Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires, #4) by Rachel Caine by Rachel Caine

Date Read: 9/27
Rating: 4 stars

Review

This one definitely moved more quickly than the last one. It really didn't feel like the tension let up from start to finish, and once again, the end left me wanting more and wanting to know what would happen next. I continue to enjoy Claire as the main character and like seeing how she's growing up. I will definitely be continuing the series!


message 30: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28236 comments CONGRATULATIONS, Triksideskaphobia!
You now have an updated BINGO card with a stamp on 'angels'. 

[Your updated BINGO card can be viewed on page 1]

Good Job!! :D


message 31: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23491 comments Congrats on the stamp Fearful 13s!


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments Completion Post

Shelf #2 ~ Vampires
Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #3) by Chloe Neill
Book: Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill 9/27/19
Rating: 3 Stars

Review:

I'm enjoying this series so I don't know why it's taking me so long to read each book. :-)

Finally we are getting somewhere with Merit and Ethan, and then he does something stupid. I love a strong couple so I hope this gets figured out soon. I'm not sure how I feel about the Red Guard but nothing has been decided on that front anyway so I guess we'll see. More is happening with the shapeshifters and with the cryptic prophesy of sorts I see them all getting a bit closer. Now I'm itching to read the next book so i better make it happen soon!


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Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Vampires

The Vampire's Fake Fiancee (Nocturne Falls, #5) by Kristen Painter
Date Read: 9/27
Rating: ★★★★

The fake relationship angle is not my favorite trope but I enjoyed this take on it. Sebastian and Tessa were entertaining characters and I liked that they did not fall in love right away. The other books in the series had instalove so I liked watching their potential relationship grow as they got to know each other better. Sebastian's estranged wife, Evangeline, was annoying though. This is a fun series and I look forward to the next installment.


message 34: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28236 comments CONGRATULATIONS, Triksideskaphobia!
You now have an updated BINGO card with a stamp on 'vampires'. 

[Your updated BINGO card can be viewed on page 1]

Good Job!! :D


message 35: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Shelf #3 ~ Favorites
DIRECT LINK - https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...


message 36: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23491 comments Congrats on the stamp Fearful 13s!


message 37: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 1163 comments Selection Post - Favorites

Consumed (Firefighters, #1) by J.R. Ward by J.R. Ward


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments I will read The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3) by N.K. Jemisin for Favorites


message 39: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Favorites:
Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) by Dianne Duvall


message 40: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 1163 comments Completion Post - Favorites

Consumed (Firefighters, #1) by J.R. Ward by J.R. Ward
Read: 10/6/19
Rating: 3 stars

Review

When I realized JR Ward had written a book about firefighters, I got really excited because I've for some reason become obsessed with firefighter shows like Chicago Fire. I love BDB, so I thought this would be a slam dunk for me to enjoy. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out that way. I thought the beginning was very strong, and it drew me in right away. But I never really warmed up to Anne as the heroine. She just never seemed very likeable, and I couldn't really figure out what Danny saw in her. The pacing of the book was also weird. Chapters would just leave you hanging, and then, the next chapter would be in a completely different setting days later, and you're left wondering what the heck happened. There was a surprise towards the end that I didn't see coming, which was nice. I haven't quite decided yet if I'll continue this series (if more books are indeed coming).


message 41: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Favorites

Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) by Dianne Duvall
Date Read: 10/4
Rating: ★★★★

The world of the Immortal Guardians is interesting and this one is action-packed throughout. I liked Sarah and Roland and they were great together. The secondary characters were intriguing, particularly Seth and the mystery woman. I plan to continue with the series and I hope their stories will be in future books.


message 42: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Shelf #4 ~ Auto Buy
DIRECT LINK - https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...


message 43: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 1163 comments Selection Post - Auto Buy

Renegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer by Marissa Meyer


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments Sorry I'm a little behind. I should have my Favorites book finished tomorrow. I have 2 hours left.


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments Selection Post - Auto Buy
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 484 comments Completion Post

Shelf #3 ~ Favorites
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3) by N.K. Jemisin
Book: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin 10/11/19
Rating: 3 Stars

Review:

I admit I was lost for a lot of this book. I'm a bit bummed because I really enjoyed the first 2 books. As with the other books, there are multiple storylines that all come together at the end and it also clicked the whole trilogy together. It was definitely interesting and out-of-the-box.

I'm glad I listened to the audiobooks for this series because if I had to try to pronounce all these word I would of given up on book 1. :-)


message 47: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments I finally decided on a book for Auto Buy:
Wicked Cravings (The Phoenix Pack, #2) by Suzanne Wright


message 48: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28236 comments CONGRATULATIONS, Triksideskaphobia!
You now have an updated BINGO card with a stamp on 'favorites'. 

[Your updated BINGO card can be viewed on page 1]

Good Job!! :D


message 49: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23491 comments Congrats on the stamp Fearful 13s!


message 50: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Thanks ladies!


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