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message 6: by Jessi (last edited Oct 18, 2019 07:08AM) (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments Important Links
All About Tower Teams VII
Rules
Points
Sins Criteria
Countdown Timer Coming Soon

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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.


message 7: by Jessi (last edited Oct 05, 2019 08:01AM) (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments Team Shelves


Jessi - tt-vii
Alysa - tower-vii-2019
Allison - tt-vii
Frankie - nbrc-tt19
Joanne - tt
Kerri McDonald - ttvii-books
M - sinful-towers
Ozana Ozzy - seven-sinful-tower-2019
Suzanne - tower-teams-read-2019
Wren - tt-vii
Rebecca - tt-7-sins


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Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments res


message 9: by Alysa (last edited Oct 13, 2019 09:14PM) (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments October BOM information

We can all use the same page count (seen below) regardless of edition read.

October 2019 Adult BOM - starts 7 October:
Gideon the Ninth

Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1) by Tamsyn Muir
448 pages
Works for: Wrath (top shelf: Space Opera); Envy (top shelf: Young Adult); Sloth (top shelf: Dark Fantasy)
Would also work for : Lust (published 2019); Vanity (lgbt book)

October 2019 YA BOM - starts 16 October:
Wilder Girls

Wilder Girls by Rory Power
368 pages
Works for: Envy (cover approved as Green)
Would also work for: Envy (top shelf: Young Adult); Avarice (top shelf: Dystopia); Vanity (top shelf: Contemporary); possibly Wrath (if something in it enrages you!)
**ENVY SIN BINGO!: Read by Vicki (Team Jealousy) read in 2019**

October Back Room BOM - starts 20 Oct:
Save the Date

Save the Date by Annabeth Albert
153 pages
Works for: Wrath (brown cover)
Would also work for: Vanity (top shelf: Contemporary; lgbt book)


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Alysa H. | 3607 comments November & December BOM information

We can all use the same page count (seen below) regardless of edition read.

November 2019 Adult BOM - starts 2 November:
The Chestnut Man

The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup
528 pages
Works for: Lust (red cover)
Would also work for: Vanity (top shelf: Contemporary); possibly other sin specifications (E.G., Wrath if something enrages you!)

November 2019 YA BOM - starts 16 November:
Two Can Keep a Secret

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
336 pages
Works for: Vanity (top shelf: Contemporary); Envy (top shelf: Young Adult)
Would also work for: Lust (published 2019); possibly other sin specifications
(E.G., Wrath if something enrages you!)

December 2019 Adult BOM - starts 2 December:
Ninth House

Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1) by Leigh Bardugo
480 pages
Works for: Works for: Vanity (top shelf: Contemporary); Envy (top shelf: Young Adult)
Would also work for: Lust (published 2019); possibly other sin specifications
(E.G., Wrath if something enrages you!)
NOTE: as long as you read this DURING TT at any point, you are still eligible for participation!


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message 12: by Jessi (last edited Oct 05, 2019 08:03AM) (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments Hello Everyone!!! I will be your captain for this round of Tower Teams. It is my first time to captain but I will have some awesome help from Alysa!

I live in Oklahoma with my husband, son, 3 cats and 1 dog. I obviously love to read but I also enjoy doing crafts, drinking wine with my besties, and hanging out with my kiddo.

I do work during the day but I have lots of free time at work to check in so I will be available most of the time!

Can't wait to start reading with ya'll!!


message 13: by Alysa (last edited Sep 18, 2019 02:06PM) (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments *excited waving*

Hellooooo Team Ira!
It's my first time officially co-captaining but some people will tell you that I do it unofficially all the time, lol. I started doing NBRC team challenges in early 2018 and have had many great experiences but this is my first TT.

I live in NYC with my partner (He Who Thinks My Reading Habits Are Ridiculous) and our daughter, who will be 9 on the 5th of November. I mention the date because she was born on my own birthday so we will both be celebrating then!

I work full time, but I'm in an academic library and can be online a lot to check in, especially on weekdays. Also, between my job, NYPL, NetGalley, and randomly buying stuff, in general I can haz all the books.

I am highly competitive. And annoying motivating.
Looking forward to this!!


message 14: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6617 comments Mod
M wrote: "Hello I am looking forward to this challenge, I only have one question... why Ira?"

Alysa. Blame her for everything, frankly ;-P


message 15: by Jessi (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments Cat wrote: "M wrote: "Hello I am looking forward to this challenge, I only have one question... why Ira?"

Alysa. Blame her for everything, frankly ;-P"


Don't worry we will.


message 16: by Jessi (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments yes ire/wrath


message 17: by Alysa (last edited Sep 18, 2019 02:04PM) (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments My personal TT theme song, I tell ya.

Dies Irae - Mozart Requiem

Quantus tremor est futurus!!!!


message 18: by Alysa (last edited Sep 18, 2019 02:14PM) (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments Many of the team names are Latin names for the sins.
Ira is spelled correctly; it's the singular nominative form. It is pronounced EE-ra.
It's not an acronym like I.R.A.


message 19: by M (new)

M Beal | 1488 comments Fine


message 20: by Allison Ann (new)

Allison Ann | 1408 comments Hello Team Ira. You can claim Latin all you want, in my mind I'm still on team this dude and that's cool with me. I'm Allison or Al and I live in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. I'm self-employed with several seasonal businesses, so I'm working insane hours right now, but right about the time TT starts is my "sit on my ass for several months and do nothing but read" season. It's glorious. I can't wait.


message 21: by Alysa (last edited Sep 18, 2019 02:38PM) (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments Haha, and here I was thinking Ira GERSHWIN!
Old Jewish dudes FTW.

I am jealous, Allison, but my time of sitting on my ass will come too!


message 22: by Jessi (last edited Sep 18, 2019 02:35PM) (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments Alysa wrote: "Haha, and here I was thinking Ira GERSHWIN!
Old Jewish dudes FTW.


hahahahahaha


message 23: by Jessi (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments Welcome M & Allison!!

Allison, I wish I had sit on my ass time coming but, alas, I don't. I do however get to listen to audio books at work so I get through a lot of books that way.


message 24: by Alysa (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments Hi Susanne!
I know what you mean about over-achieving. Hopefully we will be able reign that impulse in a little bit :)


message 25: by Joanne (new)

Joanne | 3217 comments Hi Team!

I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with my husband and two cats. I love to read, waste way too much time on Goodreads, and binge-watch Netflix shows. I'm currently re-watching The West Wing. I work full-time in a medical lab doing patient testing and mostly work days, with some evenings and weekends thrown in. I'm on Goodreads at least a couple of times a day, so I'll always be around.


message 26: by Jessi (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments Susanne I diamond paint as well!! It helps with my anxiety sooo much!! I even got my bestie hooked on it!

We will all have to be aware of the reading goals we set because as a team we can get punished for being too over or under our goal!

Welcome Joanne!!


message 27: by Joanne (new)

Joanne | 3217 comments I had never heard of diamond painting before but I just looked up a video. Looks neat! A bit similar to cross-stitch, which is something I do occasionally.


message 28: by wren (new)

wren (oneus)
Hey everyone! I'm Wren and I'm a college student. This is my first TT and I mostly read ya, fantasy, and scifi, but I'm working on expanding to different genres. My timezone is PST and I don't have too many classes this quarter so I should be online frequently.



message 29: by Alysa (last edited Sep 18, 2019 06:20PM) (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments *waves to everybody*

@Joanne, nice to finally be on a team with you after having friended you a while back :)


message 30: by Alysa (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments wren wrote: "Hey everyone! I'm Wren and I'm a college student. This is my first TT and I mostly read ya, fantasy, and scifi, but I'm working on expanding to different genres. My timezone is PST and I don't have..."

What year are you in in college? I ask because I am constantly surrounded by college students at work and am interested to see all these differing maturity levels. And you are obviously mature or else you would not be here with us VERY SERIOUS PEOPLE. 🤪


message 31: by Alysa (last edited Sep 18, 2019 06:38PM) (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments So it looks like we have at least 3 time zones, and at least 3 Canadians! Around Xmas time I will be visiting the Seattle/Vancouver area myself :)


message 32: by Joanne (new)

Joanne | 3217 comments Hi Alysa! Was that Cutthroat where we first "met"?


message 33: by Alysa (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments Probably, yeah.
Ah, those were the days!


message 34: by Jessi (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments Hi Wren!!

I wasn't around for cutthroat but it sounds like it was intense!!


message 35: by wren (last edited Sep 18, 2019 08:33PM) (new)

wren (oneus) Alysa wrote: "wren wrote: "Hey everyone! I'm Wren and I'm a college student. This is my first TT and I mostly read ya, fantasy, and scifi, but I'm working on expanding to different genres. My timezone is PST and..."

I'm a freshman lol and I actually don't start class for another week.


message 36: by M (new)

M Beal | 1488 comments Hello I am M from Vancouver BC. I live with my husband creature and cat overlords. Just wondering if I am the only one who already has a TBR pile prepped and ready? I have a small mountain on space opera books to dive into.


message 37: by Alysa (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments M, a space opera fan! Yay!

I have a giant TBR *always* but haven’t done much prep specifically for TT yet. I did pull a couple of very long books with brown covers though.


message 38: by Alysa (last edited Sep 19, 2019 05:58AM) (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments Attention please!

Cat realized that the Mid-October YA BOM, Wilder Girls :
a) has a green cover
b) has genre Young Adult and
c) has been read by me (Alysa) already

So that's an Envy Sin Bingo for *other teams* because C) has to have been read by a member of another team!

BUT: if any of you can read it AFTER people from other teams have read it (assuming no one else already has), *then* Team Ira can start reading it for Sin Bingo, because there will be new readers to name. And you could still get BOM participation points as long as it’s done within a month.
The only thing y’all would miss out on would be DQ-writing points, which are not guaranteed anyway.

If interested, check book availability soon, as many people are reporting long waits at their libraries. 📖

(And unfortunately for me, I cannot re-read for Points because it’s too soon)


message 39: by Allison Ann (new)

Allison Ann | 1408 comments I've got a handful of space opera books to read too M, but so far only one has a brown cover. I can guarantee something about it will annoy me though. I'm easily annoyed. :D


message 40: by Allison Ann (new)

Allison Ann | 1408 comments Alysa wrote: "Attention please!

Cat realized that the Mid-October YA BOM, Wilder Girls :
a) has a green cover
b) has genre Young Adult and
c) has been read by me (Alysa) already

So that's an En..."


I'm not a fan of YA but my library has the book, so I can read it later on. Maybe just remind me. :)


message 41: by Jessi (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments Alysa wrote: "Attention please!

Cat realized that the Mid-October YA BOM, Wilder Girls :
a) has a green cover
b) has genre Young Adult and
c) has been read by me (Alysa) already

So that's an En..."


There seems to be a debate going on about this book right now so hold off on planning on if for sin bingo for now.


message 42: by Alysa (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments I just saw that, yeah.
I guess I figured that since it was Cat-approved as Green, there wouldn't be any problem.
We shall stay tuned...


message 43: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6617 comments Mod
noone has any respect for my eye for colour! rightly so, as I am often adrift from the majority. but I didn't think Wilder Girls would be contentious - it looked green to me. a muted, underside of olive leaves green, true, but green.

I'm sad :(


message 44: by Jessi (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments aww poor Cat! If it helps I see it as green too!

Also, Susanne has friended the mod acct. can we get her into the caps group?


message 45: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6617 comments Mod
Jessi wrote: "aww poor Cat! If it helps I see it as green too!

Also, Susanne has friended the mod acct. can we get her into the caps group?"


She's had an invite! Navigate to Groups, and you should see it waiting for you...


message 46: by Alysa (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments Susanne wrote: "I have yet to read this one I just put a reserve on it from my library also if I cannot get it fast enough from my library I have 5 audible credits so i can use one of them if need be so we will be good. I also have done DQ's before I will sign up for them on that book."

Cool. Even if it doesn't end up being Green enough for Sin Bingo (which is still being hotly debated, apparently) -- and if it is, you would still have to finish the book technically AFTER someone from another team finishes the book -- it'll obviously be awesome if you can get BOM points!


message 47: by Joanne (last edited Sep 19, 2019 08:56AM) (new)

Joanne | 3217 comments Darn. My library does not have an ebook of Wilder Girls.


message 48: by Alysa (new)

Alysa H. | 3607 comments Well it has been officially approved as Green enough for Sin Bingo, so anyone who wants to read it and is able to get a copy can have at it.
Just "finish after a member of another team", etc etc. ;D


So, I think Team Ira has heard from everybody but Frankie, Kerri, Ozana, and Suzanne with a Z. But they still have time. Does anyone know any of them?


message 49: by Kerri (new)

Kerri (kerrimcbooknerd) | 965 comments Hello all! It’s nice to pop into GR and see so much chatting! I’m Kerri and I live in Massachusetts. I also work full time as a med lab tech, so I tend to be on and chatty in the evenings (EST evenings, of course). This is my third TT, but it’s been awhile since I was in a huuuge reading slump last year. I’m already past my goal of 50 this year, so I think the slump is over ;)

More about me: I live with my husband, two kiddos, and three cats. I love fantasy/sci-fi, though I’ve been exploring other genres this year.I love playing video games (currently Borderlands 3) and board games (the weirder, the better!). And I love music!

Oh, and I’m pretty competitive, just ask my poor husband, lol.

Anyways, I gotta get back to work. I’m excited to get to know everyone!


message 50: by Jessi (new)

Jessi (jazzykitty) | 1553 comments Welcome Kerri!!

Seems like we have quite a competitive and chatty team!! I like it!!


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