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Louise | 2255 comments All About Seven Sinful Towers

Rules

Team Shelves

• Louise (Captain) Sin Towers 7
• LaurLa (Co-captain) nbrc Towers teams vii
• Alex tower teams
• Amy Tower Teams 7
• Charlie Dukes nbrc Tower Teams vii
• Chris Davies Tower Teams 7
• Hannah Pluta tower teams vii
• Kaley nbrc towerteams7
• Maddy tower teams vii
• Megan tower teams 7
• Tea ttvii

End of Week 5 -Start of week 6


message 7: by Louise (last edited Oct 05, 2019 03:14PM) (new)

Louise | 2255 comments Building Those Pesky Points
▪️Page Points -
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

▪️Sin Pride
7 points for achieving Sin Bingo
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

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

October BOM
Adult BOM - Starts October 7th
Gideon The Ninth
Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Pages: 448
Sins: Envy; Lust; Vanity;

YA BOM - Starts October 16th
Wilder Girls
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Pages: 368
Sins: Envy (Sin Bingo); avarice; lust; Vanity;


Back Room - Starts 20 October
Save The Date
Save the Date by Annabeth Albert
Pages: 153
Sins: Vanity; Wrath

November BOM
Adult BOM - Starts 2 November
The Chestnut Man
The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

Y/A BOM - Starts 16 Nov
Two Can Keep a Secret
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

▪️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 37 books / week. the 80 - 120 range will be 30 - 44 books / week.


message 8: by Louise (last edited Oct 20, 2019 02:26PM) (new)

Louise | 2255 comments 👹SINS👹

Each book read needs to be allocated a sin and can be matched to either or all three for SIN BINGO

Cover Colour
Top Shelf Genre
Criteria

💠Avarice
- Yellow
- Dystopia
- Anything Goes (i.e. a book you can't fit in elsewhere)
The Girl With All the Gifts (The Girl With All the Gifts, #1) by M.R. Carey The Rule of One (The Rule of One, #1) by Ashley Saunders Recursion by Blake Crouch Dust (Silo, #3) by Hugh Howey The Way We Fall (Fallen World, #1) by Megan Crewe Authority (Southern Reach, #2) by Jeff VanderMeer

💠Envy
- Green
- Young Adult
- Books that members from other teams have read (during 2019)
Wilder Girls by Rory Power (Alyssa:Ira) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Jammin Jenny:Sloth) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Jammin Jenny:Sloth) The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan (Melissa:Sloth) Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Jammin Jenny:Sloth) Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (Cat:Wrath) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling (Elen:Lust) The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #4) by Laurell K. Hamilton Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling (Frankie:Ira) Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, #9) by Rachel Caine (Ora:Greed)
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas (Steven: Lust) Inspection by Josh Malerman (Carrie: Acadeia) Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (Sophie: Voracity) Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (Jan: Voracity)

💠Gluttony
- Pink
- Historical Romance
- 600+ page books.
- •Books in a very long series (12+ books).
• Books from a series or author that you can't stop binge reading.
• Books that have covers you want to eat (i.e covers that have food or drink on them. Yes, chocolate covered strawberries count)
The Raider (Montgomery/Taggert, #9) by Jude Deveraux On a Wicked Dawn (Cynster, #9) by Stephanie Laurens The Ideal Bride (Cynster, #11) by Stephanie Laurens Hazard by Jo Beverley The Rogue's Return (Company of Rogues, #11) by Jo Beverley A Rake's Vow (Cynster, #2) by Stephanie Laurens

💠Lust
- Red
- Guilty Pleasure
- • Books that you lust after (new releases- published 2019 or ARCs - , your favorite author, everybody has read but you, gorgeous covers, etc...).
•Books with lustful items on the cover (High heels, handcuffs, silk ribbons, Lace, bondage, ...).
• Books that are too steamy for hot weather!
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8) by Charlaine Harris Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1) by Sarah MacLean The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #4) by Laurell K. Hamilton When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons, #6) by Julia Quinn The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) by Julia Quinn A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry, #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas

💠Sloth
- Blue
- Dark Fantasy
- •Books that have been on your TBR for at least 2 years.
• Books from authors that take a long time to write the next installment on a series (Yes Patrick Rothfuss, George R.R. Martin and Abigail Roux we're looking at you!).
•Books from a series that you put on hold and are taking a long time to get back to it.

💠Vanity
- Purple
- Contemporary
- • Only Award-Winning Books - Any Award as long as it can be linked or appears on Goodreads book page.
• Books with a mirror or jewels on the cover.
• Really Shiny books.
• LGBT books.
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight, #1) by Melissa Grey The Love Song of Sawyer Bell (Tour Dates, #1) by Avon Gale The Mark (The Mark, #1) by Jen Nadol Part & Parcel (Sidewinder, #3) by Abigail Roux The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer Rise of Heroes (Masks #1) by Hayden Thorne Heir of the Fae (Dragon's Gift The Dark Fae #2) by Linsey Hall Fair Game (All's Fair, #1) by Josh Lanyon

💠Wrath
- Brown
- Space Opera
- Books that enrage you (series that should have ended already, really hateful characters, some turn that made you froth at the mouth, etc)
The Human Division (Old Man's War, #5) by John Scalzi


message 9: by Louise (last edited Oct 19, 2019 01:56PM) (new)

Louise | 2255 comments Sloth Mini Challenge
Rules

Find as many animals as you can either on the cover, in the title or in the text of the books you are reading. The reference to the animal within the text of the book needs to be to the actual animal and not an expression such as "lazy like a sloth"

◈ Only books finished between 21th and 28th October will count for the Sloth mini challenge (i.e. books finished in week 3).

◈ Books will either count towards the main part of the challenge (the Seven Deadly Sins) or towards this mini challenge.

◈ One animal per book. (In other words: a book can only be used once for either cover, title or text.) per person.

◈ The same animal can only be found up to a maximum of 7 times.

◈ You will gain 7 points for the first time you find a tricky animal,
(view spoiler)

5 points for the first time you find an easy animal.
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◈You will gain 1 point for each subsequent find of the same animal (easy or tricky), to a maximum of 7 finds of that animal.

◈ for each collection of 7 unique easy animals found you will get 10 bonus points

◈ for each collection of 7 tricky animals found you will get 20 bonus points


message 10: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 1799 comments My turn for JIC


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message 12: by Louise (last edited Sep 19, 2019 11:14PM) (new)

Louise | 2255 comments

Welcome to Team Gluttony where you can indulge without guilt and feast on all those tasty books you have been dying to read.

LaurLa and I are your Captains and will help guide you through this wonderful world of sinful delight. Have a read through the rules carefully in readiness for the start.

Introduce yourself to the team and don’t forget to link your shelf. Should you have any questions feel free to ask and we shall do our best to answer.

Don’t forget the most important rule to have fun.


message 13: by Melindam (new)

Melindam | 2089 comments Hello Team Gluttony! :)

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

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message 14: by Kaley (last edited Sep 20, 2019 06:58AM) (new)

Kaley (kaleyamo) | 1003 comments Hi team!

My name is Kaley. I live in Indiana in the US with my fiancé and our two dogs and one kitten. My favorite genres to read are contemporary romance and new adult, but I also mix in some mystery/thriller and other genres from time to time.

This is my second time playing Tower Teams. I played last year on Team Bellatrix Lestrange (with a few of the same people I see here on this team! hello again!) and it was so much fun I couldn't stay away.

Looking forward to this challenge with you all!

ETA Here's my shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 15: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 1799 comments HI Kaley - where in Indiana? I am in Brownsburg just outside of Indianapolis.


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Kaley (kaleyamo) | 1003 comments LaurLa wrote: "HI Kaley - where in Indiana? I am in Brownsburg just outside of Indianapolis."

Oh my gosh — I'm in Avon! Hi neighbor :)


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Ora (oeamis) Ora from Team Greed

HI! Happy reading! I think I am going to keep an eye on you and Team Voracity. I think you guys are going to live up to your sin.




message 18: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments *sigh* Again captains want me to read rules. What are they here for? *shakes head*

Hello team,
I'm Tea, reason you ended up in gluttony. Sorry about that. Sonia thinks pink agrees with me so I'm stuck with it if there isn't something that can be connected to Hobbits :P For those that don't know what I'm talking about, those things are connected to themes in previous team challenges here

my challenge shelf - ttvii

I can read mostly everything except horrors (Stephen King's kind). I prefer staying away from non fiction, new adult and most of young adult. I'll read those if I need to, for team and challenge, but I can't promise there won't be complaining and whining :)



Since I should probably change that title next to my name (snake doesn't make much sense anymore), I'm open for suggestions theme-connected


message 19: by Megan (new)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 646 comments Hi team!

My name is Megan and I enjoy reading most genres, my current favorites being contemporary and paranormal.

Link to my shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


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Hannah (diamond_rebel) | 190 comments Hello team!

I'm Hannah, I live in Wisconsin with my husband and our wild and crazy pup, Flapjack. I read all genres but SF/F and Mystery/thrillers are some of my favs. I think being a part of team Gluttony is very appropriate for myself.

Link to my shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


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LaurLa | 1799 comments Kaley wrote: "LaurLa wrote: "HI Kaley - where in Indiana? I am in Brownsburg just outside of Indianapolis."

Oh my gosh — I'm in Avon! Hi neighbor :)"


Oh my goodness.... crazy! I was in a challenge in another group from 2 gals in Indy this summer, also totally randome. Southside and Fishers, I think. I've never met anyone so close before!


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LaurLa | 1799 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "Since I should probably change that title next to my name (snake doesn't make much sense anymore), I'm open for suggestions theme-connected"

But you ARE a snake, Tea!!! I special one ;-)

But as we're more Gluttons right now than sneaky snakes, how about 'a glutton for pink'?


message 23: by LaurLa (last edited Sep 21, 2019 01:22PM) (new)

LaurLa | 1799 comments Hi all - I am LaurLa and will hinder help Louise guide us through these towers of sin! We've captained together before and she didn't ban me so I must not have messed up things too bad ;-)

As mentioned above with Kaley, I'm also from Indiana. I'm married with 2 adult-ish boys, one away at college and one... not. We also have a dog who pretty much rules the house.

I read romance. End of story. Ha. I'll read almost any sub-genre of romance but like Tea, I try to avoid YA and horror. I definitely avoid non-fiction (real life is enough NF for me) and will read SF or YA under duress but it will still probably be a romance. I will read horror only under extreme duress. I can be bribed with chocolate, though.

Here's my shelf: nbrc-tower-teams-vii


message 24: by Gareless (new)

Gareless | 37 comments Hi everyone!! I’m Alex and this is my first time participating in the tower teams challenge :)

My favorite genre is Def fantasy, but I also read sci-fi, horror, some contemporary and some romance.

This is my shelf! https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 25: by Kaley (new)

Kaley (kaleyamo) | 1003 comments LaurLa wrote: "Kaley wrote: "LaurLa wrote: "HI Kaley - where in Indiana? I am in Brownsburg just outside of Indianapolis."

Oh my gosh — I'm in Avon! Hi neighbor :)"

Oh my goodness.... crazy! I was in a challeng..."


Wow! I’ve had other people from Indiana on my teams before but usually at least two or so hours away — never anyone so close before.


message 26: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments LaurLa wrote: "❀Tea❀ wrote: "Since I should probably change that title next to my name (snake doesn't make much sense anymore), I'm open for suggestions theme-connected"

But you ARE a snake, Tea!!! I special one..."



I think snakes are more connected with another sin :P


message 27: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments LaurLa wrote: "I can be bribed with chocolate, though."

I really think that Sonia figured that part out when she picked teams and that's why she put us in gluttony. :D


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❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments I don't know about you but I hate this part - waiting on challenge to start. Every book I pick I feel like it's loss for later as 'it would just perfect for that task' :)

I started looking at what I have and I think I have couple possible sin bingos (didn't search too hard yet). Mostly I've been searching gluttony :P

I do need second (and few more) opinions about color for this cover. Would you say it's pink?
The Raider by Jude Deveraux


message 29: by Maddy (new)

Maddy | 1973 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "I do need second (and few more) opinions about color for this cover. Would you say it's pink?
The Raider by Jude Deveraux"


Yes :D


message 30: by Maddy (new)

Maddy | 1973 comments Hello everyone :)

This is my third year in tower teams, so definitely a glutton ;D

My shelf is here - https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

I read mostly romance - paranormal, mm, fantasy, sci fi, historical. You name it, I read it. For a change of pace I also read mystery, thriller, fiction, nonfiction and pretty much anything else, except YA. Those are rare and FAR in between.


message 31: by Kaley (last edited Sep 23, 2019 05:46AM) (new)

Kaley (kaleyamo) | 1003 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "I do need second (and few more) opinions about color for this cover. Would you say it's pink?
The Raider by Jude Deveraux"


Looks pink to me!


message 32: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (diamond_rebel) | 190 comments Looks pink to me too. Wasn't there a website that tells you the percentage of colors on a cover? I can't remember what it was called though.


message 33: by Chris (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 2192 comments Hi team! I just love gluttony! Off to have some dark chocolate (and go to work).


message 34: by Louise (new)

Louise | 2255 comments Hi everyone, I’m Louise from a Currently very wet South Wales where I live with my OH and my 3year old Spaniel Cross. This is my third time doing Towers and I have to admit to being a bit addicted to Team challenges.

I will read pretty much anything and have been known to delve to murky depths in search of that elusive point. Last years Quidditch game in Towers nearly had me reaching for the bleach! Saying that my go to books are generally Mystery/Thriller, YA, Fantasy (especially if there are vampires), chick lit and contemporary. I have also recently branched out into audio books, although not my first choice.


message 35: by Louise (new)

Louise | 2255 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "I don't know about you but I hate this part - waiting on challenge to start. Every book I pick I feel like it's loss for later as 'it would just perfect for that task' :)

I started looking at what..."


Looks Pink Tea


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Louise | 2255 comments Chris wrote: "Hi team! I just love gluttony! Off to have some dark chocolate (and go to work)."

Hi Chris, don’t forget to link your shelf


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Louise | 2255 comments While we wait for the game to start if you have any recommendations for books that work for Sin bingo please share and I will get them linked msg 8


message 38: by Chris (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 2192 comments Here's my link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Sorry, I had to run earlier.


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Amy the book-bat (batkisses) | 698 comments Hello
I'm Amy the book bat from Ohio. I read a little bit of everything (just not much SF/F). I don't mind non-fiction, so send them my way :-)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Looks like this is my 4th year for tower teams. Excited to get started.


message 40: by Amy the book-bat (new)

Amy the book-bat (batkisses) | 698 comments Darn it, I just finished Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell which is 1037 pages and historical (with romance)


message 41: by Charlie (last edited Sep 25, 2019 09:47AM) (new)

Charlie (miss_charlie_d) | 172 comments Hey guys! I'm Charlie, I live in Omaha, Nebraska and am a Slytherin! ♥

I will read pretty much anything, but when doing these sorts of challenges will lean towards romance because I can get them done so quickly! They are my guilty pleasure :)

Gluttony is (sort of) perfect for me: I love historical romance, I have a problem not finishing a series, and I often binge on authors and/or series. I don't, however, like the color pink.

My Bookshelf: NBRC Tower Teams VII

First thought for bingo: On a Wicked Dawn and The Ideal Bride from Stephanie Laurens' Cynster series. I haven't done tower teams, so I might be thinking of it wrong. Do these fit? Pink cover, historical fiction, series is at 27 books. Here are the covers:
On a Wicked Dawn (Cynster, #9) by Stephanie Laurens The Ideal Bride (Cynster, #11) by Stephanie Laurens
*I would 100% re-read these books and could finish them in 1 afternoon lol


message 42: by Gareless (new)

Gareless | 37 comments Hi charlie! welcome to the team!

I was also thinking that a good sin bingo for avarice would be The Girl With All the Gifts Extended Free Preview by M.R. Carey since it has a yellow cover and it's also a dystopia!


message 43: by Chris (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 2192 comments I didn't see anything on the rules about "Sin Bingo" - did I miss something? Is this one of the side challenges?


message 44: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Chris wrote: "I didn't see anything on the rules about "Sin Bingo" - did I miss something? Is this one of the side challenges?"

Sin Bingo is when book you are reading fits all 3 things for a sin - cover color, genre and task.


message 45: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Hannah wrote: "Wasn't there a website that tells you the percentage of colors on a cover? I can't remember what it was called though."


Yes, there is a website for it but we are forbidden to use it now. Even mentioning the name of it can get us negative points
(some mods got pretty irritated with questions and discussions about it) :P
We are supposed to use common sense.


message 46: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Have few more needing second opinions on pinkness :P

The Rogue's Return (Company of Rogues, #11) by Jo Beverley Hazard by Jo Beverley


message 47: by Louise (new)

Louise | 2255 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "Hannah wrote: "Wasn't there a website that tells you the percentage of colors on a cover? I can't remember what it was called though."


Yes, there is a website for it but we are forbidden to use i..."


I have to admit I am not a lover of that sight, it is a prime example of colour madness. My OH is a painter and decorator and you would be amazed at how many different white’s there are!


message 48: by Louise (new)

Louise | 2255 comments With regards to cover colours we are using the common sense approach:
Eg: In Too Deep (Stewart Island, #1) by Tracey Alvarez gives an overall impression of blue so I would call it blue.
In Too Deep (Stewart Island, #1) by Tracey Alvarez this edition does not give an overall impression of a colour except possibly shades of brown. I would bring this to the team to decide. If we can’t reach a decision we would take it to the Captains for an ultimate decision.



message 49: by Louise (new)

Louise | 2255 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "Have few more needing second opinions on pinkness :P

The Rogue's Return (Company of Rogues, #11) by Jo BeverleyHazard by Jo Beverley"


Both look pink to me 😉


message 50: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Tnx

In that case my sin bingo options (for some reason mostly pinks *grins*)

gluttony
Hazard by Jo Beverley The Rogue's Return (Company of Rogues, #11) by Jo Beverley The Raider (Montgomery/Taggert, #9) by Jude Deveraux Eternity (Montgomery #9) by Jude Deveraux

sloth
Prince of Fools (The Red Queen's War, #1) by Mark Lawrence

vanity
Part & Parcel (Sidewinder, #3) by Abigail Roux Something Like Lightning (Something Like, #5) by Jay Bell


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