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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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THIS THREAD IS ONLY FOR THE POSTING OF READ BOOKS BY TEAM MEMBERS IN ORDER TO ASSIST THE CAPTAINS


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message 5: by Anima (new)

Anima Miejska | 757 comments Ok, so I have just finished Parasite - 512 pages, 50 points.


message 6: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments I read this one: Can You Keep a Secret? - 357 pages, 20 pts.


message 7: by ✿Claire✿ (last edited Dec 23, 2014 02:32PM) (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Shelves:
✿Claire✿ (Capt) - army-ants
Nadia - army-ants-tt3
Danielle - army-ants
Teresa - army-ant
Sadie - nbrc-tt3-army-ants
Ozana - army-ants-2014
Anima - army-ants_tower-team-2014
Kim - tower-challenge
Cathie - nbrc-tt3-challenge
Rebecca - army-ants
Kelsi - nbrc-army-ants-tower-team
Sara - army-ants-tt3
Heather - army-ants
Reva - army-ants-2014-2015


message 8: by ✿Claire✿ (last edited Jan 15, 2015 02:38PM) (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Points:
✿Claire✿ (Capt) - 640
Nadia - 510
Danielle - 140
Teresa - 220
Sadie - 720
Ozana - 280
Anima - 780
Kim - 150
Cathie - 370
Rebecca - 900
Kelsi - 800
Sara - 100
Heather - 980
Reva - 2130
Christmas Quest - 520 (complete)

Team Total: 8720 (9140 with Christmas quest)

Points Spreadsheet


message 9: by Anima (new)

Anima Miejska | 757 comments Ok, so read two more books over the weekend,

The Blood Gospel 501 pages - 50 points
Testimony: Crises of Witnessing in Literature, Psychoanalysis and History 294 pages - 20 points


message 10: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments I've finished Darkangel - 330 pages - 20 points :)


message 11: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Scott (goodreadscomknitknat) | 65 comments I just completed Almost Home by Debbie Macomber . 416 pages - 20 points.


message 12: by Ozana (new)

Ozana (barbozzy) | 1018 comments I just finished The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner The Maze Runner - 327 pages - 20 points.

and

The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5) by James Dashner The Kill Order - 327 pages - 20 points.


message 13: by Cathie (last edited Dec 09, 2014 05:09PM) (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments My Shelf nbrc-tt3-challenge


Books Read
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor (Nov 12) ♥♥♥♥♥
301 pages = 20 points. Buddy Reads = 30 points. Total = 50 points.
The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow (Nov. 15th) ♥♥♥♥♥
400 pages = 20 points
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Nov.17th) ♥♥♥
297 pages = 20 points
Tenth of December by George Saunders (Nov. 22) ♥♥♥
251 pages = 20 points
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (Nov. 23rd) ♥♥♥♥♥
287 pages = 20 points
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (nov. 28th) ♥♥♥♥
304 pages = 20 points
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (Dec. 1st) ♥♥♥♥
310 pages = 20 points
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Dec. 5th ♥♥♥♥♥
372 pages = 20 points + buddy read = 30 points = 50 points
Noisy outlaws, unfriendly blobs, and some other things that aren't as scary, maybe, depending on how you feel about lost lands, stray cellphones, creatures from the sky, parents who disappear in Peru, a man named Lars Farf, and one other story ... by McSweeney's Publishing - Dec. 6th ♥♥♥
208 pages = 20 points
The Submissive by Tara Sue Me - Dec. 7th - ♥♥♥
304 pages = 20 points + buddy read = 30 points. Total = 50 points
You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz - Dec. 8th - ♥♥♥♥
438 pages = 20 points + buddy read =


Total points: 310


Stolen A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Tenth of December by George Saunders Kindred by Octavia E. Butler Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Noisy outlaws, unfriendly blobs, and some other things that aren't as scary, maybe, depending on how you feel about lost lands, stray cellphones, creatures from the sky, parents who disappear in Peru, a man named Lars Farf, and one other story ...  by McSweeney's Publishing The Submissive (The Submissive Trilogy, #1) by Tara Sue Me You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz


message 14: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments Hi everyone, just like Cathie, I read Stolen: A Letter to My Captor Stolen A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher as a buddy read with a few other people, not in our team.

301 pages = 20pts
Buddy read = 30pts

Total =50pts

My total points for team = 70pts


message 15: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments I finished Twin Souls last night for another 20 points :)


message 16: by Kim (new)

Kim I finally finished my first book! :) I read The Burning Sky. It's 464 pages so I think that would be 50 points if I did that right.


message 17: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Fantastic! I'll update now :)


message 18: by ~Akweley♡Mazarae♥~★☆★oblivion★☆★~I CAN'T BREATHE~ (last edited Nov 15, 2014 02:25PM) (new)

~Akweley♡Mazarae♥~★☆★oblivion★☆★~I CAN'T BREATHE~ (nala13) | 270 comments Ugly by Constance Briscoe
310 pages-20 points?

City of Thieves by David Benioff
238 pages-20 points?

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1) by Michelle Hodkin
452 pages-50 points?

Can someone double check my points please,I'm going from memory I might be a bit off


message 19: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments *************** Repost from sign up thread
Points
For reading books
Books between 100 and 160 pages (100 pages or 25,000 words is the minimum) = 10 points
Books between 161 pages and 450 pages = 20 points
Books between 451 and 600 pages = 50 points
Books between 601 and 750 pages = 70 points
Books between 751 and 900 pages = 90 points
Books over 901 pages = 100 points

For NBRC BOM (Book of the Month) discussions
Writing a day's worth of discussion questions = 40 points
Participating in a BOM (participating in discussion) = 30 points

NOTE: Moderators will accept one team member per book per team for writing a days DQs. If, by three days prior to the BOM starting, we don't have enough volunteers to write all DQs, then we will let more than one team member per team write questions. If we have more people than days sign up (prior to 3 days before start date) we will randomise the volunteers to determine those who can write DQs

For NBRC Buddy Reads
Participating in a buddy read with a member from a different team, or with a member of NBRC who isn't on a Tower Team = 30 points

NOTE: Points for BOMs and BRs are only provided for these discussions happening inside the NBRC group. Points are not provided for discussions in other groups


message 20: by Anima (new)

Anima Miejska | 757 comments Thanks for the repost, Cathie. It is very helpful to have it in our thread! :)


message 21: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments thanks Cathie. I've got my cousin here for the night so I'll update the points either later on or tomorrow :-)


message 23: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments I figured we could all use it ☺


message 24: by Kim (new)

Kim I read A Long, Long Sleep for 20 points.


message 25: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Kim, that looks like a good book; what did you think of it?


message 26: by Anima (last edited Nov 19, 2014 03:00AM) (new)

Anima Miejska | 757 comments Ok, so I have just finished The Lies of Locke Lamora = 90 points, plus I read it and discussed it as a BOM this month, so extra 30 points :). I will put my final thought on the book in the BOM thread this evening, but apart from it, there are my entries from various stages of reading :)


message 27: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Woohooooo!!!! Anima, that's fantastic scoring! Awesome read girl!

Did you enjoy it?


message 28: by Kim (new)

Kim Cathie wrote: "Kim, that looks like a good book; what did you think of it?"

I loved it! It was actually my second time reading it. The second book is coming out in December I think, so I wanted to refresh my memory.


message 29: by Ozana (new)

Ozana (barbozzy) | 1018 comments I finished The Scorch Trials The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2) by James Dashner ....360 pages - 20 points
and
The Death Cure The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3) by James Dashner ....325 pages - 20 points
and
Gone Girl Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn ...560 pages - 50 points.


message 30: by Anima (new)

Anima Miejska | 757 comments Cathie wrote: "Woohooooo!!!! Anima, that's fantastic scoring! Awesome read girl!

Did you enjoy it?"


Thanks, Cathie. I had fun reading it, and the discussion questions were very interesting and thought-provoking. I used to read quite a lot of fantasy/adventure books, so it was really nice to come back to this genre. I will definitely keep in mind this series for the future sake of entertainment :)


message 31: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Up to date to here :) Points updated too!

I've listened to an audiobook but I've got to wait and see before I know if it counts :)


message 32: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Claire, Thanks for updating everything!


message 33: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Sorry Claire, but the only spreadsheet I see is posted in msg. 10? It says up to week one and shows I have 50 points. I have 90 points. Where is the one that my dongled brain can't find, lol?


message 34: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Sorry Cathie, I missed your two, think I was a bit jaded last night!! I've updated that spreadsheet. The first column of numbers, under the title 'points' is the current total for everyone, the next columns are the week by week numbers :) Hope that makes sense!


message 35: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments ok, thanks Claire ☺


message 36: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments I just finished Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) by Gayle Forman for another 20 points. :)


message 37: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Yay Danielle!


message 38: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments I wish I could read more and even faster - but I have a full time job and don't get to spend TOO much time reading, but I do like to get reading in every day. :)


message 39: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Same here Danielle. The joy of reading is what's important. I think sometimes here on Goodreads we can confuse reading a lot with great reading. Last year I read a lot; I was not in as much a demanding job as I am now and my life was fairly smooth and quiet, so I had time to read a lot. But looking back on it and reviewing titles I read there were many reads that didn't wow me but I did simply for challenges and for "look how much I've read" or "I've read that too". This year I have read next to nothing, because well this has been a hell of a year. But I do remember every book that I have read this year. Some from last year I had to go back and see what the plot was about or re-read the synopsis to remember the characters, etc.

For me this year, reading has become about choosing a book as much as reading it and then enjoying it without the pressure to finish it fast and move onto the next one. If it has been a great read then I probably have finished it quickly because I totally got into it and didn't want to put it down ☺


message 40: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments Cathie wrote: "Same here Danielle. The joy of reading is what's important. I think sometimes here on Goodreads we can confuse reading a lot with great reading. Last year I read a lot; I was not in as much a de..."


I agree - the joy of it all is what matters and what is important. I like these challenges & the buddy reads because it's making me actually excited to get back into reading. :) I didn't keep track of how many books I read last year, and this year has been a total flop for me since I had kind of gotten out of reading, but this upcoming year will be so different or me. I am going to pay attention to see how many I really read.

I am trying to not get wrapped up in rushing the books, and what I am personally doing is I am writing my own personal review in a notebook I have on each book I read before I start another.. just to get my thoughts down and my real feelings out there. I'm not great at reviewing 'professionally' so I don't tend to write them on here (goodreads) as a review. lol


message 41: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments I love your journalling about the books you have read Danielle. What a great idea! And a nice keepsake to be able to go back and look at in the future :-).


~Akweley♡Mazarae♥~★☆★oblivion★☆★~I CAN'T BREATHE~ (nala13) | 270 comments The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2) by Michelle Hodkin
Pages:528
Points:50

Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Pages:310
Points:20


message 44: by Cathie (last edited Nov 23, 2014 10:48AM) (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Way to go Nadia! :-)

(The Catcher in the Rye is one of my all time favorites.)


message 45: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Catcher in the rye's on my tbr list but I haven't managed to find a copy yet.


message 46: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Claire, try looking in used bookstores (it's old, lol)


message 47: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Up to date to here.

Thanks Cathie, I will do :)


message 48: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (savemykissesx) | 151 comments Great job, Sadie!


message 49: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 999 comments Way to go Sadie ~ nice points!


message 50: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 1221 comments Well done Sadie :-)

I've finished Mockingjay which is a buddy read so either 50 or possibly more points!


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