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message 1: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (last edited Mar 08, 2020 03:00PM) (new)

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Team Galactic Crème Brûlée



Team Members:

Eldarwen - Captain
Sophie - Co-captain
Kate
Lucy Van der Reis
RavenclawLibraryBooks
Kate
Sharon
Komal
Kayla
Tiarra


Jessica
Dima
Melissa


Team Spreadsheet


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message 5: by Eldarwen (last edited Apr 14, 2020 11:05PM) (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments RULES - All About Uno

Team Spreadsheet
Current Points Spreadsheet


Team Shelves

Eldarwen
Sophie
Kate
RavenclawLibraryBooks
Kate
Komal
Tiarra
Kayla


COUNTDOWN to End of Uno
Countdown to start of April Mini Challenge


Most Important Things to Remember
* Only books started after the challenge has begun can count for cards.
* All finished books must be marked as read and must be on your Uno shelf. Completion posts are required.
* When you finish a book, please post in the thread and make note of as many options as possible so we can switch the book around if necessary.
* Coloured covers need to be at least 50% of a colour. If you're unsure, please ask in the thread and the team will weigh in. If still unsure, then captains can take the question to the captains' group to get a final decision.
* Have fun!! It's a social challenge, so it can get chatty. And while we do want points and want to finish all our cards, this isn't supposed to be a competitive challenge. So enjoy your reading!


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Eldarwen | 3591 comments Reserved


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Eldarwen | 3591 comments Reserved


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message 9: by Sophie (last edited Mar 03, 2020 10:31AM) (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments Reverse: 8
- Raven I Am Watching You - DONE
- Raven Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter - DONE (Draw 2)
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1 Yellow - Sophie On the Steel Breeze
6 Green - Sophie Strangers in Death
3 Blue - Sharon Here and Now and Then
7 Red - Eldarwen Silver Silence
3 Red - Kate The Nickel Boys - DONE
4 Blue - Raven The Reader on the 6.27 - DONE
5 Green -
4 Green - Sophie False Value
5 Blue - Sharon Now, Then, and Everywhen

Wild Draw 4 cards: 3
(for these we need to duplicate 3 of the colour cards)
- Raven 7 Red Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter - DONE
- Kate 3 Red My Sister's Bones
- Sharon 4 Blue The Paragon Hotel


message 10: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments E and I are here and ready for the fun of UNO to begin!

I've been a co-captain on a few team challenges but this is my first time stepping up for UNO so be gentle with me.

I'm based in the UK and work part time, spending the rest of my time on the infinitely more energetic task of bring up a 2 year old. I'll read pretty much anything someone puts in front of me, but horror tends to be avoided.

Looking forward to getting to know you all through the challenge


message 11: by Eldarwen (last edited Jan 22, 2020 02:02AM) (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments Hello and welcome to Team Galactic Crème Brûlée!

Don't you love a yummy crème brûlée to round off a delicious meal?

Don't know what it is? You have been missing out! And your first task as a member of this will be to try a crème brûlée and tell us what you think ;-)





But alright, let's talk about more important things than desserts - even though the team names certainly are going to make that difficult hehe.

❅ Once you have found your way to this thread, please introduce yourselves with your name and a link to your Uno shelf and anything else you'd like to tell us.

Please read the rules carefully, especially if you haven't played before. It looks more daunting than it is, I promise! Uno is really easy once you get started. If after reading the rules you still have questions, feel free to ask! Captains are here to help.



On our team spreadsheet, you can already see our cards for the month of February. Have a look, browse through your books, and see what kind of cover colours you can come up with that fit the cards ;-)

If you read a fabulous book recently, do let the team know! Maybe someone might like to pick that one up to read as a reverse?

Most importantly though - and then I'm going to stop rambling, I promise - HAVE FUN! Uno is a fun and social challenge with (usually) lots of chatter in the team threads.

Happy reading!


message 12: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments More important than desserts!?! I didn't think there was anything that was. The team names are certainly making me want to go on the hunt for something sweet.


message 13: by Kate (last edited Jan 22, 2020 03:16AM) (new)

Kate (kaaate) | 78 comments Hi Team!

I love Creme Brulee! This is fate!

I'm Kate from the UK! 1st time playing, super excited! Any tips for a newbie?

I recently read The Institute by Stephen King, and it is amazing! Would totally recommend for a reverse card! :)
The Institute

Uno Shelf Link is Below:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 14: by Sophie (last edited Jan 22, 2020 03:26AM) (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments Most important thing (after the desserts) is to have fun! Come to the thread, chat and get involved.

1st tip is not to read anything with a cover that is over 50% red, blue, green or yellow until the challenge starts!

Other than that, I find keeping a list of the letters that correspond to each number helpful until I've looked at it so often while reading that it's drummed into my brain. It means that I consciously look for those tricky Z, O, I, V and E letters while reading. Though actually Z and O can also be dealt with by standalone books and 1st in series books so aren't such a problem.

Most books you read will fit onto one of the cards somewhere - the more card numbers you can tell us they match, the easier our job as captains is.


Ravenclaw Library Books (goodreadscomkimberlylovesbooks) | 190 comments I'm RavenclawLibraryBooks from the UK! 1st time playing, super excited!

I recently read the following Sworn to Silence by
Linda Castillo, I Let Him Go by Denise Fergus and One Moment by Linda Green, and they were amazing! Would totally recommend for a reverse card!

Uno Shelf Link is Below:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


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Eldarwen | 3591 comments The first book I'm going to be reading in February is The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon and as it's a 800+ page book, it's going to take me a while haha.

Just looking at title and author name, it could fit for Skip or 6.

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Some colour options I have lying around:

Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling #15) by Nalini Singh (6 or 9 Blue)
Saphirblau (Edelstein-Trilogie, #2) by Kerstin Gier (6 Blue)
The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) by Samantha Shannon (2 Red)


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Eldarwen | 3591 comments RavenclawLibraryBooks wrote: "I'm RavenclawLibraryBooks from the UK! 1st time playing, super excited!

I recently read the following Sworn to Silence by
Linda Castillo, I Let Him Go by Denise Fergus and One Moment by Linda Gre..."


I don't know any of those books! Nor the authors actually.


Ravenclaw Library Books (goodreadscomkimberlylovesbooks) | 190 comments Eldarwen wrote: "RavenclawLibraryBooks wrote: "I'm RavenclawLibraryBooks from the UK! 1st time playing, super excited!

I recently read the following Sworn to Silence by
Linda Castillo, I Let Him Go by Denise Ferg..."


Denise Fergus is James Bulger's mother the two year old who was killed by the 2 ten year olds. This was her story about the case and her struggles for justice for her son.


message 19: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments That does ring a bell! Not sure that'd be something I'd like to read (I'm not big on biographies and memoirs and the like) but it does sound interesting and like a story that needs to be told.


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Kate (kaaate) | 78 comments RavenclawLibraryBooks wrote: "Eldarwen wrote: "RavenclawLibraryBooks wrote: "I'm RavenclawLibraryBooks from the UK! 1st time playing, super excited!

I recently read the following Sworn to Silence by
Linda Castillo, I Let Him ..."


I've seen the James Bulger book, looks very interesting, look forward to hearing you're option on it!


message 21: by Kate (last edited Jan 23, 2020 12:07AM) (new)

Kate (kaaate) | 78 comments So my the books I'm looking at to start off with are:

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris Which could cover 2 or Reverse (as Sophie has read it)
Flight Risk The Highs and Lows of Life as a Doctor at Heathrow Airport by Stephanie Green Which will cover 4
&
The Library of the Unwritten (Hell's Library #1) by A.J. Hackwith Which will cover 3

I'm looking at a few other options but that's what I've got atm :)


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Cat (cat_uk) | 1560 comments Hello E, Sophie & the creme bruleers, from Celestial Baklava! Whilst I do love a creme brulee, I have to say that baklava is the better choice when reading - you can nibble on a piece and read at the same time, unlike the unruly brulee which might end up dolloped on your book! ;-P


message 23: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments Think of the crumbs from baklava all over the book though. The creamy crunchy mix of brulee is good.

Brings back fond memories of a friend who went through a phase of making a variety of different favoured creme brulees for us all to try


message 24: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments That sounds yummy, Sophie!

Any kind of baklava I've had always gave me sticky fingers as well, so that plus the crumbs is not so great a combination for reading books! ;-)

Still, a good choice of dessert, and I'm glad you were attributed this good dessert, Cat! :-D


message 25: by Lucy (new)

Lucy | 1 comments Hey guys!

I'm Lucy and I'm still in high school, but I read as much as possible.

I just finished The Catalyst by Jonah Berger, but I'm looking for any book recommendations you have. Just add me as a friend and message me! I'll read any genre except maybe historical fiction. Looking forward to this challenge!

I'll come back in a few days with a list of my books to read and their purposes. Thanks for letting me be a part of this.

Lucy


message 26: by Kate (new)

Kate (kcbond) | 147 comments Hi all, checking in and ready to play! I am traveling for work this week so I won’t be checking in much but will be home by the time we start!


message 27: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments Kate wrote: "So my the books I'm looking at to start off with are:

Which could cover 2 or Reverse (as Sophie has read it)
Which will cover 4
&
Which will cover 3

I'm looking at a few other options but that..."


I'd count Flight Risk: The Highs and Lows of Life as a Doctor at Heathrow Airport as a blue cover. Is there any way you could hold off reading it to see if we get a blue 4 in the next couple of months?

EDIT - just realised it will work for the Blue 0 card we have this month, so go for it!


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Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments Couple of colour opinions please!

Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1) by Agatha Christie - blue or green?
Virgin River (Virgin River, #1) by Robyn Carr - enough red?
Strangers in Death (In Death, #26) by J.D. Robb I'm leaning to this being green (but might also be blue)

In case you can't tell my problem comes from where blue stops and green begins!


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Kate (kaaate) | 78 comments Sophie wrote: "Kate wrote: "So my the books I'm looking at to start off with are:

Which could cover 2 or Reverse (as Sophie has read it)
Which will cover 4
&
Which will cover 3

I'm looking at a few other opt..."


I can hold off still if you like, I planned on reading the other two first any how ;) haha!


message 30: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments I see green for In Death. Minty green.

Agatha Christie, I'd say blue enough, yes. Virgin River, I'm on the fence.


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Kate (kaaate) | 78 comments Sophie wrote: "Couple of colour opinions please!

Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1) by Agatha Christie - blue or green?
Virgin River (Virgin River, #1) by Robyn Carr - enough red?
Strangers in Death (In Death, #26) by J.D. Robb I'm leaning to this..."


I'd say Blue for Agatha! :) & Green for the last one, not 100% on the red though :)


message 32: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments Sophie wrote: "I'd count Flight Risk: The Highs and Lows of Life as a Doctor at Heathrow Airport as a blue cover. Is there any way you could hold off reading it to see if we get a blue 4 in the next couple of months?

EDIT - just realised it will work for the Blue 0 card we have this month, so go for it!"


Yes, yes, this, Kate!

Go for the blue 0 book hehe. It's always good to get the colour cards out of the way as soon as possible so we don't have to worry about them for the rest of the month and can read whatever we want :-)


message 33: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments Hello and welcome Lucy and Kate :-)

Glad to have you on board!

Please remember to link your Uno shelves, thanks!


message 34: by Kate (new)

Kate (kaaate) | 78 comments Eldarwen wrote: "Sophie wrote: "I'd count Flight Risk: The Highs and Lows of Life as a Doctor at Heathrow Airport as a blue cover. Is there any way you could hold off reading it to see if we get a blue 4 in the nex..."

I'll get it read then! :) Can't wait to start!


message 35: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments Kate wrote: "I'll get it read then! :) Can't wait to start!"

Awesome!

I'll add it to the spreadsheet then.

Also, just for reference, you'll be Kate F on our team sheet hehe. Since we have two Kate's on the team that will make it easier to differentiate.


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Kate (kaaate) | 78 comments Eldarwen wrote: "Kate wrote: "I'll get it read then! :) Can't wait to start!"

Awesome!

I'll add it to the spreadsheet then.

Also, just for reference, you'll be Kate F on our team sheet hehe. Since we have two Ka..."


Cool cool cool! :)


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Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments Thanks that matches what I was thinking. Not going to use Virgin River for red as it's not clear enough


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Kate (kaaate) | 78 comments Sophie wrote: "Thanks that matches what I was thinking. Not going to use Virgin River for red as it's not clear enough"

I was just reading on another page you can use a website called Tineye (Multicolour Engine)and it will tell you the colour which is most prominent in a photo / cover. It's pretty cool actually, I just tried it and it worked! :)


message 39: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments We are no longer using Tineye because it can be a bit of a nuisance more than a help ;-)

We're going by eyeball. If the team can't decide on a colour, then we aren't using it.

Rule of thumb is that if you're unsure about a cover being >50% a certain colour, it usually won't work and it's easier to just skip it.


message 40: by Kate (new)

Kate (kaaate) | 78 comments Eldarwen wrote: "We are no longer using Tineye because it can be a bit of a nuisance more than a help ;-)

We're going by eyeball. If the team can't decide on a colour, then we aren't using it.

Rule of thumb is th..."


Ahh! Understood! Sorry! :)


message 41: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments Oh no worries!! :-)


message 42: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments It's not a problem to look at it for personal interest, but I wouldn't rely on it.


Ravenclaw Library Books (goodreadscomkimberlylovesbooks) | 190 comments I am planning on reading the following:

Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine for Reverse as Sophie has already read.
Then the Esther & Jack Enright series to go towards the other cards.


message 44: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments Ink and Bone is a good book! I actually need to finally pick up book #2.. Maybe maybe Uno is finally the time to do so.


Ravenclaw Library Books (goodreadscomkimberlylovesbooks) | 190 comments Eldarwen wrote: "Ink and Bone is a good book! I actually need to finally pick up book #2.. Maybe maybe Uno is finally the time to do so."

I currently have books 1-3 on my tbr cart right now so who knows if I like the first one I might read the others.


message 46: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments I remember reading this ages ago and quite enjoying it. Not sure why I haven't picked up the second. Seems to happen with a lot of series, I think I need to improve my tracking of what I want to do with subsequent books in series after I read the first.


message 47: by Eldarwen (new)

Eldarwen | 3591 comments Hello hello on this lovely Friday! Lovely not because of the grey weather but because it's finally Friday! ;-)

Next to my doorstop (The Priory of the Orange Tree), I'm definitely also going to read for one of the 6 Blue cards with Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling #15) by Nalini Singh . It's been a while since I spent some time in the Psy-Changeling world and I can hear them calling.

Besides, the next book in the series has a red cover, which will most certainly come in handy for Uno as well hehe.


message 48: by Sophie (last edited Jan 24, 2020 02:02AM) (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments For our Feb cards the colour covers we are looking for are:

Green 2 (T) Sophie Strangers in Death
Blue 6 (S) E Allegiance of Honor (or 9)
Blue 6 (S) Sophie Murder at the Vicarage
Blue 0 (Z) Kate F Flight Risk: The Highs and Lows of Life as a Doctor at Heathrow Airport
Green 1 (O)
Blue 9 (N)
Red 2 (T)

Duplicate 4 of these (one via Draw 2 already done)

Let us know any of these you can cover and if possible we'd love it if they were the first books you read for this month. The letters in brackets are what is need in terms of title, author, location or character to fit that task. Otherwise we're looking for the series number or the number in the title.

This list is also going to be at the top of the thread in one of my reserved posts so if you want to check back later, that's the place to go.


message 49: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments Oh and if a book works for more than 1 letter please let us know that as well!


message 50: by Sophie (last edited Jan 24, 2020 01:56AM) (new)

Sophie (drsophie) | 370 comments Strangers in Death (In Death, #26) by J.D. Robb
works for green 2 so I'm going to prioritise that then move onto
Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1) by Agatha Christie for blue 6


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