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Avarice Mini-Challenge Bingo Cards

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Planning Sheet

OFFICIAL LINKS
Rules
Points
Sin Information

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SUMMARY
Points/page:

Books between 100 and 499 pages = 0.1 points per page
Books between 500 and 799 pages = 0.15 points per page
Books 800 pages or more = 0.2 points per page

Points/Sin reason note that these are either / or, NOT stacking
7 points for achieving Sin Bingo (matching all three elements / two for Avarice)
5 points for each book used for colour cover
3 points for each book used for top shelf
1 point for each book used for sin specification (EXCEPT for Avarice, which gets 0 points)

BOM points
Writing a day's worth of discussion questions = 40 points
Participating in a current BOM (participating in discussion) = 20 points

Accuracy points
Teams that stay in the 80% - 120% reading range get an additional 50 points
Teams that fall below the 80% mark get a penalty of -20 points
Teams that go over the 120% cap but stay under the 250% get a penalty of -100 points
Teams that go over the 250% mark get a penalty of -200 points

We are on 38 books / week. the 80 - 120 range will be 30 - 46 books / week. It's a TEAM target, not individual.

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Colours for covers:
Yellow
Pink
Red
Blue
Green
Purple
Brown

FYI, the approach for deciding on a colour cover is:
1. Mr Karen approach aka what does this cover look like
and
2. Take it to the captains if you'd like a second opinion
...but for all that is holy, use common sense!

Genres: (on top 100 shelves)
Guilty Pleasure
Space Opera
Young Adult
Contemporary
Dark Fantasy
Historical Romance
Dystopia

Note: plurals permitted, otherwise it must be an exact match

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BOMs
7 Oct: Adult - Gideon the Ninth - lesbian space necromancers!
16 Oct: YA - Wilder Girls - eco-horror
20 Oct - Backroom - Save the Date - this links to the Backroom, which you have to be a member of to access. 18+
2 Nov: Adult - The Chestnut Man
16 Nov: YA - Two Can Keep a Secret
2 Dec: Adult - The Ninth House


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Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
Envy Letter Grid

Boggle rules apply. word length min 4 letters; 7+letters gets a bonus


Sloth Mini-Challenge: Collections

Tricky #1
1 - Kingfisher
2 - Water Buffalo
3 - Angelfish
4 - Honey Bee
5 - Capybara
6 - Kudu
7 - Glow Worm

Easy #1
1 - Frog
2 - Jaguar
3 - Wasp
4 - Dog
5 - Rabbit
6 - Squirrel
7 - Duck

Tricky #2
1 - Macaque
2 - Sea Urchin
3 - Killer Whale
4 - Bull Shark
5 - Frigate Bird
6 - Sea Dragon
7 - Serval

Easy #2
1 - Cow
2 - Scorpion
3 - Cat
4 - Fish
5 - Insect
6 - Orang-utan
7 - Toucan


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Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
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Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
Hello everyone! Welcome to Team Wrath!


message 14: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4356 comments Hiya all!


message 15: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments Hi you guys! It's nice to be on a team with all familiar faces. :)


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Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 1133 comments HEY!!!! Love our avatar! She's fierce lookin'!


message 17: by Sophie, The other one (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
Hi everyone! Yeah she looks like she's ready for anything


message 18: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
I loved the image! So fierce, and with a gang of little demons to help out :)

So, I'd written a lovely welcome message last night and then my phone ate it :(. This is take two...

I think most of us know each other, from challenges & Quidditch & the like, but it's nice to catch up. What have you been up to recently? And what great books have you read this year?

Also... How competitive do we want to go? There are a number of prize trophies - most points, most books, most BOM... Are we going to get our Wrath on and try for the points glory??!


For me.... Still working at the National Gallery, doing the auntie thing, but what I have started recently is the Couch to 5k program. I'm in week 3 - it's a bit tough but I'm determined! Hopefully by the start of autumn rain I'll be fully into it and out there running!

Books - I've been on a big Space Opera trip this year (hence the Wrath genre :) we mods like to give each other little gifts like that!) and loved both A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White & The Stars Now Unclaimed (The Universe After, #1) by Drew Williams
I'm looking forward to both of October's BOMs (Gideon the Ninth & Wilder Girls, plus, in November, this comes out False Value (Rivers of London, #8) by Ben Aaronovitch . Love Peter Grant, and that's a nice green cover for Envy, right :)


message 19: by Sophie, The other one (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
Silly phone. Shouldn't eat carefully thought out messages.

I'm not sure how many of you I've been on a team with in the past, but I've certainly seen a lot of you around the group.

I'm mum to a nearly 2 year old boy, Joe and work part time as a GP in training (got an exam in early December so might be a little quiet as that gets closer).

Books - haven't read anything that really grabbed me for a little while. Am hopeful that TT will change that.


message 20: by Sophie, The other one (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
I'm looking forward to False Value as well! Has to be on audio so hopefully my new Audible subscription will start at the right time - haven't had any credits for a few months now.

Well done on couch to 5k Cat! I keep meaning to start exercising more but I think it'll have to wait until life is a bit quieter


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 1606 comments Hi everyone! I'm here! How great to have Sophie and Elena for a Hufflepuff/Quidditch reunion. :)

Will write more later when not on annoying phone app.


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Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
I hate the app! Have got a bug report in with GR as the web browser on my phone won't let me send messages in groups


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Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
Sophie wrote: "I hate the app! Have got a bug report in with GR as the web browser on my phone won't let me send messages in groups"

My mobile web browser likes to hide the "post" button. I have to increase the screen size and poke repeatedly at the small sliver of the button I can see. I've made it a bit of a game now: can I get the button first poke?!


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Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
Yay for Hufflepuff!


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Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
That's the problem I'm having. Used to be able to solve it by pressing enter somewhere in the message but that doesn't uncover it any more. Will have to play with screen sizes until they fix it.


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Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
Ooh I've changed the accessibility settings and all is fixed! Can see all the post button. V excited by this as I can actually update everything properly now


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Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
oooh! a simple fix?! nice :)

you going to go crazy now, posting everywhere! ;-P


message 28: by Sophie, The other one (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
I spoke too soon. Will have to see if the GR technical elves ever manage a fix.


message 29: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4356 comments Afternoon.

Some of my best reads this year are from my favourite series - Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #3; Psy-Changeling, #18) by Nalini SinghWild Country (The World of the Others, #2; The Others, #7) by Anne BishopCircle of the Moon (Soulwood, #4) by Faith Hunter
I also loved The Accidentals by Sarina BowenWhisper by Tal BauerShelter in Place by Nora Roberts


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Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
I've realised that one of the BOMs, Wilder Girls by Rory Power :
a) has a green cover
b) has genre Young Adult and
c) has been read by Alysa already

that's an Envy Sin Bingo! plus BOM points :) whoo-hoo!


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Sammy (sammystarbuck) | 5329 comments Cat wrote: "I've realised that one of the BOMs, Wilder Girls by Rory Power:
a) has a green cover
b) has genre Young Adult and
c) has been read by Alysa already

that's an Envy Sin Bingo! plus BOM points..."


Which would be really cruel for anyone on Alysa's team, lol.

Unless anyone else has read it this year too?


message 32: by Sophie, The other one (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
And my library has an estimated 6month wait for it...

Will see what some of you think during BOM then might buy it if it's any good. Trying hard not to spend too much money on books


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Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
Sammy wrote: "Which would be really cruel for anyone on Alysa's team, lol.

Unless anyone else has read it this year too?."


Unknown.... but if they finish it after other people doing the BOM they can use the new readers...

cue some eagle-eyed spies waiting for finish reports!

Sophie wrote: "And my library has an estimated 6month wait for it...

Will see what some of you think during BOM then might buy it if it's any good. Trying hard not to spend too much money on books"


Are you a kindle user, Sophie? I can share a copy...


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Alysa H. | 3647 comments Cat wrote: "Sammy wrote: "Which would be really cruel for anyone on Alysa's team, lol.

Unless anyone else has read it this year too?."

Unknown.... but if they finish it after other people doing the BOM they can use the new readers..."


Lol. I am being indirectly victimized already. 😆
But good point about my team being able to use it after other people have read it for BOM! Unless it ends up being worth more points as a BOM than as a Bingo... Hmmm... *math*


message 35: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
Alysa wrote: "Lol. I am being indirectly victimized already. 😆
But good point about my team being able to use it after other people have read it for BOM! Unless it ends up being worth more points as a BOM than as a Bingo... Hmmm... *math*.."


BOM points are separate :)
and no, you still can't have BOM points for chatting if you can't read it during TT. sorry!


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✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4356 comments I was looking at the BOMs the other day and saw that was tagged with Horror. Which immediately makes me want to not read, even though it could not be real scary horror. Will see closer to date.


message 37: by Alysa (last edited Sep 19, 2019 05:56AM) (new)

Alysa H. | 3647 comments Cat wrote: "and no, you still can't have BOM points for chatting if you can't read it during TT. sorry!"

Not for me. For my teammates if any of them wanna read it!


message 38: by Sophie, The other one (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
Cat wrote: "Sammy wrote: "Which would be really cruel for anyone on Alysa's team, lol.

Unless anyone else has read it this year too?."

Unknown.... but if they finish it after other people doing the BOM they ..."


That would be great Cat!


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Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
I'll email it over to you this evening :)

We likes BOM points :)


message 40: by Melindam (new)

Melindam | 2579 comments Hello Team Wrath. Dropping by from Team Sloth with a Sin Bingo Rec. :)

for Envy Sin Bingo

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan

Green / YA and 1 of Sloth Team Members, Melissa read it in Aug 2019.


message 41: by Sammy (new)

Sammy (sammystarbuck) | 5329 comments Cat wrote: "Sammy wrote: "Which would be really cruel for anyone on Alysa's team, lol.

Unless anyone else has read it this year too?."

Unknown.... but if they finish it after other people doing the BOM they ..."


You have a point :)


message 42: by Elena (new)

Elena  | 1388 comments Hi everyone! It's like coming home :) So good to see everyone and very happy to be playing together again!
And congrats on joining the Mod Squad, Cat!!


message 43: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6932 comments Mod
Thanks Elena :)

We've got a good team here, so we are winning already!

A couple of things about strategy and points...

We will be getting most of our points from page counts (courtesy of the whizzy new system), so reading big books is perfect for this challenge!
BOMs, of course, also bring in decent points, though I do appreciate that BOMs are not for everyone in terms of book choice or the chat format. But... if you like the look of the books, it's an easy few points for us! (and I might be able to help with kindle copies....)

Then there's the bonus points for how we place a book against a sin. These are measly in the scheme of things, so I wouldn't really spend too much time specifically hunting down books to fit the criteria. But.... if a book has the right colour cover, we'll totally place that for the extra points!

On which note: use of all tools beyond eyeball to judge colours of cover have been banned. Mention of them will probably be penalised with penalty points. So, common sense judgement from here on out! (Wilder Girls has been deemed a green cover)

So, if I had my preferences:
- go for books you want to read
- if they are long ones that's all the better
- if you are torn between two of the same length, pick the colour cover first!
- only hunt down Sin Bingo books if you really enjoying the hunt for specific books - those points are a little reward, not the main course!
- BOMs encouraged but not compulsory!


message 44: by Sophie, The other one (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
Thanks Cat! That's a good breakdown of what to do for books, will try not to get too hung up on the sins


message 45: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 1606 comments I do like the new points system. I can feel less guilty for reading short books and more rewarded for 649 page books. :)

I will be trying to read space opera as much as I can, but it's not a hardship at all. He he. And there are always chunksters I never quite manage to read at other times, so I hope I'll manage a few of those.


message 46: by Melindam (last edited Sep 20, 2019 04:33AM) (new)

Melindam | 2579 comments Hello Team Wrath! :)

This is Team Sloth dropping by & wishing You All happy reading! :)

*waving to Cat, Marie, Sarah, Sophie* :)

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message 47: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 1606 comments Melindam wrote: "Hello Team Wrath! :)

This is Team Sloth dropping by & wishing You All happy reading! :)

*waving to Cat, Marie, Sarah, Sophie* :)

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Hi Melinda!

*waves back madly*


message 48: by Ora (new)

Ora (oeamis) Ora from Team Greed

Hi! Happy reading!! Just remember you really do not have to embrace your sin and annihilate everyone.




message 49: by Sophie, The other one (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
Hi Melinda and Ora!

If other teams are well behaved we might not unleash our wrath on them, but I'm not promising anything.


message 50: by Sophie, The other one (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 3636 comments Mod
Cat, I feel like the next round of Lava has been inspired by you.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.


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