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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Dec 22, 2014 09:06PM) (new)

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Army Ants

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Element:Earth
Mentor:Amanda

Members:


✿Claire✿ (CAPTAIN)
Rebecca (CO-CAPTAIN)
Kelsi
Nadia
Danielle
Teresa
Sadie
Ozana
Anima
Kim
Cathie
Sara
Heather
Reva


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message 4: by Lára (new)

Lára So cute! Wish I could house them :)


message 5: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments Hi, team & everybody!

I'm new to this & not sure how it works, but wanted to just do a little intro? I am Danielle, I am 26 years old and I've always been a book lover, and have always enjoyed reading, but recently I've kind of let go of all of that.. and haven't been reading that much AT all. I just recently started to get into reading again; and I'm very much into chick-lit, and young adult books.. although I'm a sucker for anything that can just get me trapped into a book, and fall inlove with the characters.

I'm a super animal lover and all my babies are rescues, I foster for a local kitty rescue and occasionally foster a dog in the winter time. I also am a volunteer at the MSPCA, along with working a fulltime job as a medical assistant.

I look forward to being on a team with all of you, and hope that we all get some good reading in together!


message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Hi Army Ants!
I'll be your Mod mentor. Feel free to ask me any questions or let me know if you have any problems. I'll do all I can to help. You'll probably be seeing me around a lot :).

I hope none of you have an ant phobia!


message 7: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Danielle wrote: "Hi, team & everybody!

I'm new to this & not sure how it works, but wanted to just do a little intro? I am Danielle, I am 26 years old and I've always been a book lover, and have always enjoyed re..."


That's wonderful that you are so connected with animal rescues, Danielle. My husband and I are going to adopt a dog when we get back from Mexico in December. Some of the best animals I know were rescues :).

I've always wanted to foster. We live in an apartment right now so it's probably not doable yet. Do you ever have a difficult time letting go of your fosters?


message 8: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Well ok. Ewwww. Bugs... hmmm. Of all the uncool names, sigh. Now, somebody try to convince me Army Ants is a great team name, ha.


message 9: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10173 comments


message 10: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments i am an ant Organize the ants again

I like this picture better, a bit.

Or this one,

Or this one

How did you come up with the name Army Ants?


message 11: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments Amanda wrote: "Danielle wrote: "Hi, team & everybody!

I'm new to this & not sure how it works, but wanted to just do a little intro? I am Danielle, I am 26 years old and I've always been a book lover, and have ..."


That's wonderful news that you're going to adopt a dog when you come back from Mexico, dogs are lots of fun. I have two.. do you know what type you're thinking of rescuing? I have a small dog, and a 50lb dog.. love them both!

I have a hard time letting go of my fosters, of course, they all leave with a piece of my heart. Some more than others, some I just can't let go and I end up keeping (hehe) and thats what I call a 'foster failure.' then there are others that I always keep in contact with their new homes so I know how they're doing. Theres only been one kitten that went to a new home that I regretted letting go, but am very happy he has a wonderful home.. he just was a very big part of me and I miss him everyday.


message 12: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Nice try Sonia...nope.


message 13: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10173 comments The ones with the books are cute :)


message 14: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Yeah, I like them too. Cute works better for bugs than actual photos for me. The top photo actually turns my stomach and I have to close my eyes to scroll down past it.


message 15: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10173 comments Really? Let me open the other browser and I'll fix it for you-


message 16: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10173 comments OK, fixed. Better?

I now need to go to bed since is almost 2 AM here.


message 17: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Awwww, you're wonderful Sonia; thank you! Really - I was almost going to drop out of the challenge just because that picture creeped me out so much. Thank you for putting it under the spoiler tag. Sleep well.


message 18: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Thanks Sonia! :)
Sorry about that Cathie!


message 19: by Kim (new)

Kim Hi everyone! I am excited to get started. I will be using my tower_challenge shelf to track the books I have read.


message 20: by Anima (new)

Anima Miejska | 757 comments Hi Team!

I'm so glad to be here, I have to run for the classes now, but I will be here in the evening (in Poland) and I will put my bio ;), and have some more talk.

My shelf is Army Ants_Tower Team 2014.


message 21: by Ozana (new)

Ozana Ozzy (barbozzy) | 1018 comments Glad to join TT challenge ones more.
I am off to work now, I'll be back this evening.

My shelf is:
Army-ants-2014


message 22: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Hi, I'll be back tonight as well! I'm tootling around at work at the moment! :-)


message 23: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Hi everyone, now that i've gotten over being a girly-girl I can settle down ☺.

My shelf is nbrc-tt3-challenge


message 24: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Hi Cathie! Good to see you again!


message 25: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Hi Claire! Awesome, you're here too ☺. Still riding ambulances?


message 26: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments Hi everyone! I'm here for the night, I had a fun day volunteering at the MSPCA this morning.

I finished my book that was 357pages long Can You Keep a Secret?, and I loved it. How does it work now for my points to be added? (I'm sorry - I'm new to this)

I created a shelf for my books that I've finished for the challenge, currently only that book is on it. I labeled it "army Ants" haha... am I supposed to put all the books I plan to read? Or just the ones I've read already for the competition?


message 27: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Hi Danielle. You add the books you have finished reading from this day forth to your shelf; they are the ones that count for the team total.


message 28: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Hey Anima, hi! ☺.


message 29: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Hey Danielle, I just discovered the folder we are suppose to use to record what books we have read.

It's here:
army ants read folder


message 30: by Amanda (last edited Nov 08, 2014 09:49PM) (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Danielle wrote: "That's wonderful news that you're going to adopt a dog when you come back from Mexico, dogs are lots of fun. I have two.. do you know what type you're thinking of rescuing? I have a small dog, and a 50lb dog.. love them both!"

I adore pit bulls but we're not allowed to have them in our apartment complex. It's terrible because there are a lot of pitties at the local shelters.
We're probably going to look for a basset, corgi...or any dog, actually :).


message 31: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Claire and Marcella, let me know if you need help setting up your team's spreadsheet.


message 32: by Anima (new)

Anima Miejska | 757 comments Cathie wrote: "Hey Anima, hi! ☺."

Hey Cathie, I'm so happy you are here :),long time no see!


message 33: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments Thank you everyone for your help! I had just noticed someone had a whole bunch of books in their tower team shelf and was confused, I think they have what they are planning on reading, I am just putting the books I have read in there for the challenge - so glad to hear that that part is right. I found the folder, thanks to you Cathie, and have recorded my 20pts, lets keep them coming! <3


message 34: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments Amanda wrote: "Danielle wrote: "That's wonderful news that you're going to adopt a dog when you come back from Mexico, dogs are lots of fun. I have two.. do you know what type you're thinking of rescuing? I have ..."

Aw, pitbulls are pretty special dogs, I love them because so many people think so badly of them. I tend to do that, haha.. I'm sure you'll love any dog that you guys decide to adopt, adopting is such a wonderful thing. I just volunteered at the MSPCA yesterday, I am volunteering with the small animals, but they alwayssss have so many pitties there, it breaks my heart.


message 35: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Hiya everyone! I'm home now so I can say hi properly!

I'm Claire, your co-captain. I'm a 25 year old Ambulance Technician from the UK. In my spare time I'm a Rainbow unit leader and an assistant Brownie leader (Rainbows is girls aged 5-7 and Brownies 7-10 from the GirlGuiding organisation). I also love reading and writing :)

I'll have a quick look through the messages and see if there's anything I missed and I'll send everyone a friend request :)

As Marcella hasn't checked in yet, I'll start setting up a spreadsheet and posts in the other thread and this one :)


message 36: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments I've started tracking points, I'll try and work out how to link to the spreadsheet over the next day or two!


message 37: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Thanks Claire!


message 38: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Cathie wrote: "Hi Claire! Awesome, you're here too ☺. Still riding ambulances?"

In answer to your question, yes, more than ever :)


message 39: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30837 comments Mod


We have noticed the huge page difference between the several editions for The Lies of Locke Lamora.

The word count is 192,918 so dividing by 250 words per page gives us 771 pages.

Therefore, for Tower Team purposes, we're going to state that the official ruling of this book is 90 points.

When marking your books as read, please choose an edition that has between 751 and 900 pages.


message 40: by Marcella (new)

Marcella (fairydragonstar) | 177 comments hi everyone I am one of the captains I just got notified so give me a chance to catch up.... This is my 2nd tower challenge so not a total newbie


message 41: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Scott (goodreadscomknitknat) | 65 comments Hi everyone. This is my first Tower Team challenge. My shelf is titled Army-Ants. I am looking forward to reading for this challenge. I like cozy mysteries, romance, and anything with a great story line.


message 42: by Marcella (new)

Marcella (fairydragonstar) | 177 comments Hi Everyone,

I am Marcella but I also go by Marcy so pick the one you like the best I will answer to either.

A little about me, I am an accountant from Central MN, today it is snowing a lot......so far this morning we already have 2 inches supposed to get 15 inches by the time the storm is done but it makes for good reading.

I am the Proud Owner of 2 rescue Rotties and one Sheltie Puppy.....My Rotties are Madeline who is 12 And Rogue vom Drakkenfels who is 4......the Baby of the pack is Blue Banners The Magic of Dragonfly call name Razzle who is 6 months and not a rescue...the Queen of them all is my Thai cat Tika......

So other then reading my Hobbies are Showing my Dogs in AKC & UKC events like weight pull and obedience, Cooking and various Crafts.

If you notice on my Shelves I have a lot of books and an FYI on how I set them up...if I actually own the book it is on my currently reading shelf.....I am going to try and work on getting that down to a much smaller number...you will find that I often have books on there not available yet....the good thing is I have author friends that are nice to send my ARC copies. I regularly like to go to smaller book conventions such as Lori Fosters Readers and Authors get together and the Midwestern Booklovers Convention

My shelf for this challenge is Army Ants_Tower Team 2014

I want everyone to know that the most important thing is to have fun and socialize


message 43: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Definitely agree about socialising :) I'm looking forward to this challenge.

I will admit though, I'm attempting NaNoWriMo so my reading will go back up to normal amounts once November is finished. I'm determined to get a reasonable amount of words written this year though (I've already beaten last year's goal!)


message 44: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments Hi Marcy,
I am so excited to hear that you have two rescue rotties, I love rottweilers, think they are gorgeous, and how blessed are you to have one to be 12 years of age! That is fantastic!
Looking forward to having you as a team captian. :)

I love animals!


message 45: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Way to go Claire; good luck with NaNoWriMo ☺


message 46: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments ✿Claire✿ wrote: "Definitely agree about socialising :) I'm looking forward to this challenge.

I will admit though, I'm attempting NaNoWriMo so my reading will go back up to normal amounts once November is finished..."


I had no idea what NaNoWriMo is, but I just looked it up.. I'm impressed! good luck Claire, & have fun!


message 47: by Anima (new)

Anima Miejska | 757 comments I also checked it out, the project sounds impressing. Good luck and lots of fun, Claire!


message 48: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments So... is anyone else animal lovers here, and if so - what kind of pets do you have?

I have all rescue babies, 2 dogs, 7 kitties (I know *crazy cat lady*) 2 bunnies, 2 guinea pigs & hamsters and mice, too!


message 49: by Anima (new)

Anima Miejska | 757 comments I have a bunny, and my daughter desperately wants a dog, but for now we stick to the bunny ;), maybe later, when my children a older and we can split the obligations of taking care of the dog, I will be more willing to take one.

I love cats, but my hubby is allergic to them. We had two cats for a few years, but we decided to give them to his parents after he had some troubles with anti-allergic medications.

Maybe I should formally introduce myself as well :)

I'm 36 years old, I live in Warsaw, Poland (Europe), I was a teacher for 12 years and now I study again, this time American Studies. I'm a psychologist, but for now, I don't work as one. I have two kids and husband, and a bunny as I have already mentioned. I love reading, and I do it every free minute I have (and sometimes even if I don't have any free time). I mainly read in English and love sci-fi, dystopian/apocalyptic, UF, paranormal fantasy, epic fantasy detective stories and some good thrillers/adventure stories. I also like a good historical fiction and some historical non-fiction, especially connected to the history of the US. My least favourite genre is romance, but if it is a good story line, I'm open to read it. I really like buddy reads and all sorts of book discussions.


message 50: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments I don't have pets, I'm not a massive pet person, I love other people's but the idea of having my own doesn't appeal (although I did consider the idea of getting a guinea pig a year or so ago but couldn't because of the place I moved into).
My parents have a cat and a dog though (who are part of my family as I was reminded tonight!). The dog's a Jack-a-poo, Jack Russell cross Poodle called Pepper and the cat's called Willow.


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