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Team Vanguard Sabayon



Team Members:

Karen ⊰✿ - Captain
Paulette - Co-captain
Sisa Kennick
Kate Phillips
Deb Purvis
Lisa - Aussie Girl
Amanda A
Stephanie
Jo Young



Team Spreadsheet


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message 5: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (last edited Jan 21, 2020 03:23PM) (new)


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Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments MARCH COLOURED CARDS

Coloured Cards




1 Red Paulette
7 Red Lisa
2 Blue Paulette (also works for 8)
4 Blue Lisa
7 Blue Kate
8 Blue Sisa
5 Green Deb
1 Yellow Lisa
5 Yellow Paulette

Duplicate 1 Lisa (blue 2)
Duplicate 2 Lisa (blue 8)
Duplicate 3 Sisa (yellow 5)
Duplicate 4 Karen (blue 4)



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Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments April Coloured Cards



6 Yellow Paulette
9 Yellow Sisa
2 Green Sisa
9 Green Amanda
2 Red Amanda
3 Red Lisa
5 Red Paulette
5 Red Jo
6 Red Lisa
7 Red Paulette
8 Red Jo
2 Blue Paulette
7 Blue Amanda
8 Blue Paulette

Wild Draw 4 Lisa (6 yellow)
Wild Draw 4 Sisa (2 Blue)
Wild Draw 4 Sisa (8 Blue)



message 9: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (last edited Jan 22, 2020 02:07PM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Welcome everyone!

This is our 6th year of UNO and I can't beleive we are here! From a very small easy challenge we have grown over the years, but what stays the same is that this is a challenge where you can mostly read what you like, but have more fun by getting to know other players and getting great book recommendations.

Our theme this year is futuristic 2020 desserts! I have never made Sabayon, but that will be my goal by the end of the challenge. Doesn't it look delicious?!!

I have sent you all friend requests and will PM you soon with the link to this thread so hopefully we will see you all soon.

As an intro, I live in Sydney, Aus with my husband and 2 boys (7 and 4) and run a HR consulting business which specialises in increasing the engagement and performance of teams. I read almost everything except Horror, and I'm not a massive Romance reader.

I look forward to playing with you all!

P.S Don't forget to create your UNO shelf if you haven't already


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Important

*Only books STARTED after the challenge begins can count. The challenge starts on Friday 1 Feb, 2020 at 7pm AEDST (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time).

*Books must be more than 100 pages in length. If it is a Childrens book or a graphic novel, we need to verify it is more than 25,000 words on arbookfind.com.

*Your finished books need to be on your Uno shelf AND marked as "read" for them to count.

* Please make notes of how your book may count. The more options we have the better! (Letters used in UNO are Z,O,T,H,F,I,V,E,S,N,K,P and of course if another team member has read the book before. Please friend our team members!)

*For coloured cards, the cover needs to be 50% or more of the colour. You can ask us in this thread for our opinion, or use this colour tool to get an idea. If in doubt, ask me or Paulette as we can check it and/or take to the captains group for another opinion

* This is a social challenge, not a competitive one. We'd love to get points, but the main aim of the game is to have fun, read lots and get to know each other :)


message 10: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (last edited Jan 21, 2020 03:25PM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Our Team Tracking Spreadsheet is now available, and also linked above.

Feel free to add your books here that you will be reading (not required, but some people find it handy).

Otherwise that spreadsheet is the place you will be posting your read books. Then you just need to comment in this thread that you have completed a book and confirm it is on the sheet.
If you can't access the sheet for any reason, just post your read book here with all the information possible so we can add it for you


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Hey there!
When I first saw our team name I thought, “what the heck is that?”. Now I’m drooling over here! I love to bake too, so I might have to make that my goal as well, Karen! I’d love to see your results! :D
My name is Sisa and I live in San Antonio, Texas. 2019 was my first time playing Uno and I loved it! Last year I deleted my Goodreads account because I wanted to spend less time on the internet and my devices, and then in December I remembered Uno. Well, I couldn’t let myself miss out on all of this fun, so here I am! If my Goodreads profile looks very bare bones, it’s because I made it to play Uno! :P
I love books, and I have always been an avid reader! I frequent book shops and libraries and often times wish I could just hit the pause button on my life so I could curl up in bed with my books. Right now my life is pretty busy. I’m a stay-at-home mom with my 3-year-old daughter, so most of my time is dedicated to her. I am also very active in a women’s hiking group in my area, so that takes up another chunk of my time. I gave myself a goal of reading about 2 books a month for this game, because that’s what I’ve been averaging with my schedule lately. Hopefully I can manage more than that, because I’d love an excuse to dedicate more time to reading. Also, I’m a part of a meetup book club, so one of my books each month is set in stone. February’s selection is “The Nickle Boys” by Colson Whitehead, which might work for a Red card? :D.
Anyways, I’m excited to meet everyone else on our team and get to reading! February can’t come soon enough! Haha


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Kate Phillips | 22 comments Hello Everyone!
My name is Kate and I’m from Mankato, Minnesota. We just had our first blizzard of the new year, so enjoying all the snow. This is my first year doing UNO. I almost committed to it last year, but had a newborn, so decided to wait. I didn’t want to let another year go by without joining, so here I am!

I grew up loving to read books. When I would do well in school, or do something well at home, my parents would reward me with books, which probably is what started my obsession. My favorite are historical non-fiction, memoirs, and mystery, although I’m always open to reading anything that catches my eye.

I currently work for a car dealership doing payroll. I have been married to my college sweetheart for 5 years and we have an amazing 17 month old who keeps us on our toes. We also have 2 rescue dogs, one from Alabama and one from Texas.

I am looking forward to reading new books, having fun and getting to know you all more as well!


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Deb (deb1902) | 33 comments Hello everyone
My name is Deb, I live in a small beachside town in South Australia (Wallaroo). This is my first reading challenge of any kind, so am very excited to expand my reading and make some new online book friends.

We have two daughters, 20 and 18 (the 18 year old is on a rowing scholarship in Dallas, so looking forward to a US visit soon).

I love reading although didn't do much whilst the girls were young but getting back into it now. I read many different genres, but do enjoy a good mystery/thriller.

I have my own business (commercial finance broking, specialising in agriculture finance).

Looking forward to this challenge and getting you know you all.

Have a great day!! Deb


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 1186 comments Hi everyone, Lisa checking in.

I am Mum of 3 and grandma of soon to be 5 gorgeous little people. I do admin for our farming business and also am a full time carer for my adult son with autism. So a pretty busy life.

Other than my family, my passions are reading ANYTHING and also planning and going on holidays. This year my big trip is to Cornwall and Wales in the UK, which I'm very excited about.

This is my 5th year playing UNO (in Karen's team, we actually won one year) but it's all for fun . I love finding the tricky colour covers, the mini challenges and chatting in this thread.


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Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 290 comments Hi everyone!

My name is Amanda and I live in South Carolina. I work full time as an accountant for a school district. I am single with no kids and I have one Yorkie who is very spoiled. I also have a large family that I enjoy spending time with. I like to read a variety of genres, except for Horror. Although I have read some Horror for a challenge when needed.

I have played every round of UNO so far and love the challenge. Looking forward to playing this round with all of you!


message 16: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Sisa wrote: "Hey there!
When I first saw our team name I thought, “what the heck is that?”. Now I’m drooling over here! I love to bake too, so I might have to make that my goal as well, Karen! I’d love to see ..."


lol! I really like simple desserts that aren't too sweet, so I'm hoping it is right up my alley :o

I love that you remade a goodreads account to join uno! xD

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead looks more than half read to me. What do you all think? Then we just need to see if it fits 0, 1, and/or 8


message 17: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Kate wrote: "Hello Everyone!
My name is Kate and I’m from Mankato, Minnesota. We just had our first blizzard of the new year, so enjoying all the snow. This is my first year doing UNO. I almost committed to it..."


Everything I know about Minnesota is from books/TV/movies which portray it as a kind of quirky place (think Fargo!). What are your thoughts? Is it just because of all that snow?!

It is 41c here today so Lisa and I no doubt are in the complete opposite to what you are experiencing. So glad you could come back to uno this year!


message 18: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Deb wrote: "Hello everyone
My name is Deb, I live in a small beachside town in South Australia (Wallaroo). This is my first reading challenge of any kind, so am very excited to expand my reading and make some ..."


Welcome! I just googled Wallaroo and it looks amazing. Great name for a town too! I hope you enjoy your first reading challenge :)


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Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Lisa - (Aussie Girl) wrote: "Hi everyone, Lisa checking in.

I am Mum of 3 and grandma of soon to be 5 gorgeous little people. I do admin for our farming business and also am a full time carer for my adult son with autism. So..."


5 -! congrats!
When is the big trip this year?


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Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Amanda A wrote: "Hi everyone!

My name is Amanda and I live in South Carolina. I work full time as an accountant for a school district. I am single with no kids and I have one Yorkie who is very spoiled. I also ha..."


Hi Amanda, welcome! Love the picture of your yorkie. What is its name?


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 1186 comments Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Lisa - (Aussie Girl) wrote: "Hi everyone, Lisa checking in.

I am Mum of 3 and grandma of soon to be 5 gorgeous little people. I do admin for our farming business and also am a full time carer for..."


In May, Karen. I've been wanting to go to Cornwall since I watched the first version of Poldark eons ago. And also a big fan of Doc Martin. Finally getting there this year.


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 1186 comments So.. coloured cards. This is what I've got so far..

Green 7 - Potion Problem (Halloween Helper's Cozy Mystery, #1) by Linnea West
Red 1 - Omens (Cainsville, #1) by Kelley Armstrong
Yellow - 8 The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Blue 3 - Murder on Black Swan Lane (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery, #1) by Andrea Penrose or The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel A Story of Sleepy Hollow by Alyssa Palombo


message 23: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Nice. I have the unhooneymooners too, I just need to look at when the library reserve expires as I may need to return and then reborrow it so I can start reading after Feb 1!


message 24: by Lisa - (Aussie Girl) (last edited Jan 22, 2020 09:32PM) (new)

Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 1186 comments Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Nice. I have the unhooneymooners too, I just need to look at when the library reserve expires as I may need to return and then reborrow it so I can start reading after Feb 1!"

Do you want me to save mine for next month? I got it from Lane Cove Library and have 3 weeks and then can extend as long as no one else wants it. Always good to have a few yellows up our sleeves.

Edited to say.. I just realised we have Draw Fours - so we can both read it and use it this round.


message 25: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Lisa - (Aussie Girl) wrote: "Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Nice. I have the unhooneymooners too, I just need to look at when the library reserve expires as I may need to return and then reborrow it so I can start reading after Feb 1!"

Do ..."



I have the audio on loan, and I just checked... it is good for 14 days. So I will have to get through it in the first week of UNO :o (5 people are waiting for it). Yes, we can both use it with the WD4, or you never know we may find a sneaky 7 in there somewhere!


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Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Coloured cards and Reverse

Hi all - I have updated the post above. Please shout out if you have any books that may work for coloured cards. The other thing to look for is 7 x Reverse (please add eachother as friends and these should be an easy find!)


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Jo Young | 49 comments Hi all, Jo checking in :)
I am 29 and live in Perth, Western Australia. I am studying health science at uni (currently on holidays). I love reading and this is my first time participating in UNO. My favourite genre is definitely young adult but I also like fantasy and some science fiction.
I am a little confused with how this challenge works but I will try to keep up :)
- Jo


message 28: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 23, 2020 05:06AM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Sisa wrote: "Hey there!
When I first saw our team name I thought, “what the heck is that?”. Now I’m drooling over here! I love to bake too, so I might have to make that my goal as well, Karen! I’d..."


If so, it would work for Red 8— the main character’s name is Elwood. :)

Edit: I just saw your addition at the top post! Haha good catch with the 0—I almost forgot about standalones too!


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Jo wrote: "Hi all, Jo checking in :)
I am 29 and live in Perth, Western Australia. I am studying health science at uni (currently on holidays). I love reading and this is my first time participating in UNO. M..."


Hi Jo! :)
I felt the same way last year, but after we started playing it was pretty easy to catch on. It helped that I copied these down on a cheat sheet for quick reference, but by the end I had them memorized.

0 - standalone/Z
1 - O
2 - T
3 - H
4 - F
5 - I
6 - S
7 - V
8 - E
9 - N
Skip - K/P

The numbers can also be used if it’s that number in a series or the number appears in the title, but that’s pretty easy to spot or remember. I found the letters the most challenging bit to remember, so that’s what I made the cheat sheet for. :)


message 30: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 290 comments Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Hi Amanda, welcome! Love the picture of your yorkie. What is its name?"

Thanks, Karen! Her name is Bella.


message 31: by Amanda A (last edited Jan 23, 2020 07:04AM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 290 comments Here is what I have that would work for remaining colored cards:

7 Yellow - Love Her or Lose Her (Hot Hammered #2) by Tessa Bailey MC last name Vega

8 Red (duplicate) - Broken Juliet (Starcrossed, #2) by Leisa Rayven MC Ethan

3 Blue (duplicate) - Miss Frost Saves The Sandman A Nocturne Falls Mystery (Jayne Frost, #3) by Kristen Painter

ETA: I also have One of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying, #2) by Karen M. McManus which works for a duplicate of 1 Red, if needed. Or I could save it for later.


message 32: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Jo wrote: "Hi all, Jo checking in :)
I am 29 and live in Perth, Western Australia. I am studying health science at uni (currently on holidays). I love reading and this is my first time participating in UNO. M..."


Hi Jo - welcome! It is pretty easy once you get going. If you put any books you intend to read on the tracking spreadsheet and then we can just assign them to our UNO cards as we go. Great tips there from Sisa, too!


message 33: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (last edited Jan 26, 2020 08:52PM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Amanda A wrote: "Here is what I have that would work for remaining colored cards:

7 Yellow - Love Her or Lose Her (Hot Hammered #2) by Tessa Bailey MC last name Vega

8 Red (duplicate) - Broken Juliet (Starcrossed, #2) by Leisa Rayven MC E..."



Thanks Amanda! I'll move around Sisa's book for 8 Red as it also works for 0 Red and that way we can use your "One of us is next" :)


0 Red Sisa - The Nickel Boys (also works for 8)
1 Red Lisa - Omens
8 Red Amanda - 8 Red - Broken Juliet
3 Blue Lisa
7 Green Lisa - Potion Problem
7 Yellow Amanda - Love her or lose her
8 Yellow Lisa - Unhoneymooners
Duplicate 1 Karen - 8 Yellow - unhoneymooners
Duplicate 2 Amanda - 3 blue - miss frost
Duplicate 3 Amanda - 1 Red - One of us is next



Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 1186 comments Jo, we're all the same when we start these challenges. It all seems a bit daunting but after a while you'll get the hang of it. The object is to have fun.. although it does get addictive for some people.. (blush).

Speaking of which... I have another Red 0 book if we need it. The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan . But I'll hold off on putting it on the spreadsheet till everyone has had a look at the colour cards.


bookswithpaulette | 526 comments Hey everyone!

I have just come back from a 4 day hike on The Milford Track in NZ so apologise for my tardy response!
But I’m good... all limbs intact!
I will be back home in Melbourne Australia on Sunday. Looking forward to UNO again and getting to know you all. I love to read and on average between 15-20 books a month. I love thrillers and crime.. 😊


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 1186 comments Hiya Paulette. Wow, I've heard that hike is really good. I've only done the Milford Sound in a small boat. Beautiful though.

I'm just getting into crime and thrillers. I love Sandra Brown and Karin Slaughter. And currently working my way through Karen Rose.


message 37: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments bookswithpaulette wrote: "Hey everyone!

I have just come back from a 4 day hike on The Milford Track in NZ so apologise for my tardy response!
But I’m good... all limbs intact!
I will be back home in Melbourne Australia ..."


sounds amazing. thanks for checking in!


bookswithpaulette | 526 comments I will go through my shelves when I’m back in Melbs on Sunday night. We have quite a few reverse cards so I will have a good look on everyone’s shelves I should be good to do a few of these easy


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Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Kate wrote: "For the colored cards here is what I have so far off the top of my head. I will look through my bookshelf and update it if needed.

- Over the Top by J.V: blue 1 or 7
- The Golden House by S.R: blu..."


Thanks, Kate! I think we now have all the coloured ones for this month covered. I’m keeping the post at the top updated (here
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...)
but if we need a back up for someone who doesn’t get to their book that would be great. Otherwise you can hold for March and see what we get then :)


message 40: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments bookswithpaulette wrote: "I will go through my shelves when I’m back in Melbs on Sunday night. We have quite a few reverse cards so I will have a good look on everyone’s shelves I should be good to do a few of these easy"

Fab! I need to do this too. I don’t have much idea of what I want to read in Feb so I’ll spend some time tomorrow figuring it out 😊😃


message 41: by Stephanie (last edited Jan 26, 2020 11:10AM) (new)

Stephanie | 163 comments Hi hello sorry I'm late. This weekend was my daughter's 10th birthday. She had a sleepover and I lost sleep lol I'm here and ready to read :) I'm going over the information now

Oh before I forget my name is Stephanie! I love to read anything and everything, but I tend to gravitate towards the Urban Paranormal genre and science fiction. I have two kids who are now 12 and 10 as of a couple of days now 0.0. I am engaged to a wonderful man who has had my heart since we were in the 9th grade <3

I am currently enrolled in the community college here in NC where I will be going after my LPN degree. I have an obsession with art, Tim Burton and Edgar Allen Poe. I find myself in total relaxation on the Carolina Coasts and am so looking forward to my already booked and paid for week vacation coming this June. This is basically me in a nutshell. I look forward to working and reading with all of you guys!


message 42: by Stephanie (last edited Jan 26, 2020 11:18AM) (new)

Stephanie | 163 comments Does anyone want to forfeit a colored book that I can read for the group?

Or what could I can I do to add to the spreadsheet?


message 43: by Amanda A (last edited Jan 26, 2020 11:27AM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 290 comments Stephanie wrote: "Does anyone want to forfeit a colored book that I can read for the group?"

If your book works for one of the colored cards that I am committed to, you can have it. I will probably be reading the book anyway, but we don't have to use it for a colored card.

ETA: The list of colored cards is in message 8.


message 44: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 290 comments Karen, the Duplicate 2 line in message 8 should be 3 Blue - Miss Frost Saves the Sandman. Broken Juliet is listed twice for 8 Red.


message 45: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 163 comments Stephanie wrote: "Hi hello sorry I'm late. This weekend was my daughter's 10th birthday. She had a sleepover and I lost sleep lol I'm here and ready to read :) I'm going over the information now

Oh before I forget ..."


Thank you :D I'll take a glance at it and check my shelf.


message 46: by Stephanie (last edited Jan 26, 2020 11:40AM) (new)

Stephanie | 163 comments okay I have a red book.

It's The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

It says Karen has read it, if this is needed as a duplicate.


message 47: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 163 comments okay, I thought the rules might have stayed about the same. This is the 3rd year I participated I love these games. I just was not sure where this book could be used on the spreadsheet, :D
Red was the first book in my stack of books to read lol


message 48: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Amanda A wrote: "Karen, the Duplicate 2 line in message 8 should be 3 Blue - Miss Frost Saves the Sandman. Broken Juliet is listed twice for 8 Red."

Thanks!


message 49: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Stephanie wrote: "okay, I thought the rules might have stayed about the same. This is the 3rd year I participated I love these games. I just was not sure where this book could be used on the spreadsheet, :D
Red was..."


Yes rules are the same 😉

If you can provide as many options as possible on the tracking spreadsheet and then we can put it where it best fits. Sometimes I manoeuvre things around towards the end of the month th to maximise points ;)


message 50: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Stephanie wrote: "Hi hello sorry I'm late. This weekend was my daughter's 10th birthday. She had a sleepover and I lost sleep lol I'm here and ready to read :) I'm going over the information now

Oh before I forget ..."


Welcome! Sounds like a busy weekend 😉😎👍


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