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message 1: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Team #1
Captain:

Members:
Suzanne
Valerie ~Val Hall~
Logan
Nici
Sherri


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Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Just a Hop, Skip & Click Away
Happy Reading!

Shelf Announcements ~ Check for the latest shelf announcements & review the requirements for each shelf
Free Space Rules ~ Where to look when pickin' your free space book
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 FAQ ~ Don't hesitate! If you have a question, let us know.


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Steph (angel4492) | 28434 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)
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 (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 09, 2014 04:17PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Link to print your own copy: BINGO card

SOS book shelf bingo card


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Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments ...


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments Can't wait to start!


message 7: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 953 comments Hola Everyone!


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Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 953 comments We start Wednesday right?


message 9: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Oct 27, 2014 07:02PM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments Suzanne wrote: "We start Wednesday right?"

Hi Suzanne, yes this Wednesday (Pacific time, CA, USA).


message 10: by Sherri (new)

Sherri | 781 comments Found my Team of peeps! Hi All!!


message 11: by Logan (new)

Logan (loganturner) | 533 comments Hello friends! I'm excited for freebie Bingo. Such a great idea, Steph!


message 12: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Logan wrote: "Such a great idea, Steph!"

Member wish granted :) Hope everyone has fun!


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments We seem to be missing a player....who's Nici?


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Sandra | 23518 comments Nici, has played Bingo before, I'll give her a PM :)


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments So....who wants to be captain this round?

We also need a name.

free-range chicas
free reading demons
freestylers
freelance readers


message 16: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Oct 29, 2014 09:17AM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments The shelf is up!

From Steph:
WEEK1
Shelf #1: ER
Shelf #2: B

Remember, the 2-letter combo must be exactly as shown. Be sure to state where you found your letter(s) when choosing your books (author's name, title, or series name).

* You may start reading your Free Space reads now.



message 17: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Oct 31, 2014 07:20AM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments As for me I'll read:

WEEK1

Shelf #1: ER (library loan)
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer Cress by Marissa Meyer

Shelf #2: B (maybe I'll change this one) (amazon freebie)
Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #1) by H.D. Gordon Blood Warrior by H.D. Gordon


message 18: by Logan (new)

Logan (loganturner) | 533 comments WEEK 1

Shelf #1: ER


Hero by Perry Moore
Hero

Shelf #2: B

Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1) by Bailey Cates
Brownies and Broomsticks

Both obtained from the library.


message 19: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 953 comments Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ wrote: "So....who wants to be captain this round?

We also need a name.

free-range chicas
free reading demons
freestylers
freelance readers"


I like Free-Range Chicas!


message 20: by Suzanne (last edited Oct 29, 2014 01:19PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 953 comments Week 1

Shelf #1: ER


A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness

Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Shelf #2: B

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Freespace:

Featured supe: Shifter

Shifting Shadows Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

All books are from the library, except for Shifting Shadows which was a gift.


message 21: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Nov 04, 2014 08:14PM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments Lets recap....

Free Space (no time limit)
Completed: 1/5
Logan:
Nici:
Sherri:
Suzanne: Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs (Gift)...rating
✓Valerie:Unbreakable by Kami Garcia (library loan, outside of comfort zone), 11/04/2014 ★★★ review
Shifting Shadows Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs Unbreakable (The Legion, #1) by Kami Garcia

Week 1 (Oct 29- Nov 5)
Shelf #1: ER (Oct 29- Nov 5)
Completed: 3/5
Logan: Hero by Perry Moore (library loan)
✓Nici:Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead (library loan), 11/01/2014 ★★★★★, review
Sherri: Mortal Danger by Anne Aguirre (NetGalley)
✓Suzanne: Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (library loan), 10/31/2014 ★★★★★, review
✓Valerie:Cress by Marissa Meyer (library loan), 11/03/2014 ★★★★, review
Hero by Perry Moore Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5) by Richelle Mead Mortal Danger (Immortal Game, #1) by Ann Aguirre A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer

Shelf #2: B (Oct 29- Nov 5)
Completed: 2/5
Logan:Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates (library loan)
✓Nici: Blood Magick by Nora Roberts, (library loan), 11/04/2014 ★★★★, review
Sherri: Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement by Maya Rodale (amazon freebie)
✓Suzanne:Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (library loan), 11/02/2014 ★★★, review
Valerie: Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs (Library loan)
Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1) by Bailey Cates Blood Magick (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement (Bad Boys & Wallflowers, #1.5) by Maya Rodale Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick Shifting Shadows Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs


message 22: by Sherri (last edited Oct 29, 2014 05:36PM) (new)

Sherri | 781 comments WEEK 1 (Oct 29 – Nov 5)

Shelf #1: ER (Publisher Provided through NetGalley)

Mortal Danger (Immortal Game, #1) by Ann Aguirre

Mortal DangER by Anne Aguirre

Shelf #2: B (Amazon Freebie)

The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement (Bad Boys & Wallflowers, #1.5) by Maya Rodale

The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement by Maya Rodale

I'll need to look for a freebie space one. Wasn't thinking of that one.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments Nice Sherri, I like the capital and bold letters.....how did you do it?


message 24: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23518 comments She's used links rather than add a book or she's gone in & edited the add a book :)


message 25: by Sherri (new)

Sherri | 781 comments Sandra’s right I used links and then did the html code to bold the letters that I wanted.

I’m terrible at thinking of team names so Free-range Chicas is fine with me.

I finished Bad Boy and it was a serial type book with the continuation in two more books. It’s like a regular book just divided into three sections. Can I say how much I dislike this trend!!!! If I had known it was this type I probably would have skipped it. Now I have to get the other two sections to find out the rest of the story, which now means I will have two more selections on my TBR pile!

On a side note, when I was searching for books I was having a hard time with my free amazon reads to find ones that were at least 100 pages long. Many were around 60-80 pages. Still hoping I can delete some of these freebies off the kindle.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments I hear you Sherrie and feel your pain. Who wants a book broken down into 4-5-6 parts? Sometimes the place they choose to cut is so wrong it's not funny. I had a book in 3 part that came up ok in the end but I would have stopped after part 1. It was that bad and degrading for the heroine.

If the 'book' is less than a 100 pages....sometimes there is no plot to speak of. I did tag my books on GR for this challenge. I just did not put my +1 000 freebies on GR because it's shameful. I'm a freebie hoarder and needed this bingo really bad.


message 27: by Logan (new)

Logan (loganturner) | 533 comments I like Free Range Chicas!


message 28: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Oct 31, 2014 05:32AM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments Ok....we are still missing Nici here.
Second, who wants to be captain?
Third, I like Free Range Chicas.


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Nici (queennici102) | 697 comments i am here! eek sorry! i will just catch up right now ahh!


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Nici (queennici102) | 697 comments Er:Silver Shadows from the library
B: The Twisted Kiss borrowed from a friend


message 31: by Nici (new)

Nici (queennici102) | 697 comments oh and the twisted kiss is by anya Bast


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Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 953 comments Sherri wrote: "Sandra’s right I used links and then did the html code to bold the letters that I wanted.

I’m terrible at thinking of team names so Free-range Chicas is fine with me.

I finished Bad Boy and it ..."


I hate that too!! Kresley Cole did that with The Professional, I only read the first part and never got back to the rest of it!


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Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 953 comments Week 1: Shelf #1: ER

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness

Read:
A Discov<b>er</b>y of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Rating: *****
Finished: 10/31/2014
Review: This is a re-read for me and I think I enjoyed it more the second time around. The first time I was very confused about the sequence of events and was a little impatient with the plot. Now, I knew what to expect from the story so I was a lot more patient and just enjoyed the ride.


message 34: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Oct 31, 2014 10:03AM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments I've updated the listing I made earlier.

I'm not really a YA fan (especially if there is a lot of school drama)....is it worth reading?


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Nici (queennici102) | 697 comments Suzanne, i should probably reread that too, for the same reason. There was a lot going on!


message 36: by Suzanne (last edited Nov 03, 2014 01:46PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 953 comments Week 1: Shelf #2: B

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Read:
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Rating: ***
Finished: 11/2/2014
Review: I was kinda of bored with this one. It seemed dry and not very suspenseful even though it was trying to be. It was meh...


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments WEEK1
Shelf #1: ER
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Rating: ★★★★
Read: 11/03/2014
# pages: 551
Review:
Having read and liked Cinder and Scarlet I was interested in Cress's story. It is unfortunate that her story did not live up to the previous books. I found Cress to be too stupid to live at times (it is to be expected considering her isolation, it can't be helped that she is a damsel in distress).

The redeeming quality of the story is that the Cinder and Scarlet, with all the crew from the previous book, makes up for it. Great world building while putting a new spin on old fairy-tales.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments I'm not really in the mood for Blood Warrior anymore. I noticed that the library does have Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson.
I'm really considering a switch.


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Sherri | 781 comments I've almost wrapped up Mortal Danger. It's a very odd read.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments Who wants to be captain? I feel like a broken record.


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Nici (queennici102) | 697 comments i would like to change my B book. got an email the other day that Blood Magick (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts was ready to be picked up at the library for me (i had it on hold) So i picked it up on sunday and have already finished it! Will review it shortly.


message 42: by Nici (last edited Nov 04, 2014 07:58AM) (new)

Nici (queennici102) | 697 comments I finished Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5) by Richelle Mead on November first. Wow, what a great read. I really enjoy the characters in this series, a long with the world building that Meade does. This book ended in a large cliff hanger...can't wait to read the next one! Five stars!


message 43: by Logan (new)

Logan (loganturner) | 533 comments I'll be a little late with my reviews this week. I had a crazy weekend and was only home to sleep. Will catch up quickly though, promise!


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Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 953 comments I found this in the rules for the challenge:

Q: You said you'll post the tags (shelves) each week, but does that mean the book has to be read THAT week?

A: (Revised) No. There is no time limit. However, teams will only receive a shelf stamp once all team members have read, rated and reviewed their book for the shelf. The longer you take to read, the longer your team goes without a stamp.

So there's no hurry to post your review if you really need more time!


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments To further answer your comment Suzanne...there is another ''rule'' added because of the Speed Bingo. With two shelves called a week....it changes things.

Here is what Steph answered in the Bingo FAQ:

D.G. wrote: "Does that mean that if I haven't read both books from the prior week's shelf by the time the next two shelves are announced, then I'm out?"

No, if you got both books from the prior week's shelf RR&R'd before the end of that following week. The goal would be to have no more than 2 books to be RR&R'd at one time. Here's how I picture someone getting the book-boot:

WK1 - Shelves 1-2 announced - Member RR&R 1 book by week 2 announcement (behind 1 book RR&R)
WK2 - Shelves 3-4 announced - Member RR&R 1 book by week 3 announcement (behind 2 book RR&R)
WK3 - Shelves 5-6 announced - Member RR&R 1 book by week 4 announcement (behind 3 book RR&R) <--- Member is out

So, I'm looking at the next shelf announcement as kind of a RR&R deadline to ensure I stay current. Because we're throwing two shelves out each week, if members fail to get their books RR&R'd in a timely manner their TBR for the game piles up much quicker making it harder to keep pace with the rest of the team.

Hopefully that makes as much sense written out as it does in my head. :) Now's definitely the time to make sure everyone understands that rule b/c we'll quickly reach the point where someone can be 3 books behind.



message 46: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Nov 04, 2014 05:07PM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments So Logan, you have time. I myself have not even started one of my books yet. We are at the beginning of the game...it's later on that it may become an issue if multiples teams are competing for a stamp.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments My Free Space will be:
Step outside your comfort zone: I don't read YA much and especially not something with references to the Da Vinci Code!
Unbreakable (The Legion, #1) by Kami Garcia (library loan)
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia


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Nici (queennici102) | 697 comments I read Blood Magick for my b book and finished it on 11/4. Four stars. Love this book, love the series, love the author....but i am finding her work is getting to be...predictable? Like i said, i enjoyed it, just feel that there could be more to it.


message 49: by Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ (last edited Nov 04, 2014 08:13PM) (new)

Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8502 comments Free Space
Outside my confort zone , was supposed to be a cross between Da Vinci Code and Supernatural...never liked either.
Unbreakable (The Legion, #1) by Kami Garcia
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
Rating: ★★★
Read: 11/04/2014
# pages: 313
Review:
Well, it was a ok book. If you are a fan of Supernatural, this book rips off all the major concept: use of rock salt, EMFs and destroying ghost as well as poltergeists. There is even attempts to trap demons. You get two ghost hunting brothers with information and family tradition thrown in for good measure. There's not much more to it aside (view spoiler) Oh...and to finish this awesome sappy sauce, add a love triangle with a good helping of teen drama.


message 50: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23518 comments Val & Suzanne,

Further to your notes, just remember that the Free Space book was excluded from the behind books cause it doesn't have a time limit.


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