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message 1: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (last edited Feb 13, 2020 03:12PM) (new)

UNO Pixie | 1353 comments
Team Cosmonaut Caramel



Team Members:

Louise - Captain
Elen - Co-captain
Sarah Dubicki
megan
Anna
Robyn
Ashley Karczewski
Lexi

Abigail - Co-captain

Team Spreadsheet


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message 5: by Louise (last edited Feb 13, 2020 10:04PM) (new)

Louise | 966 comments UNO Rules

Team Spreadsheet

Team Shelves

Louise
Elen
Abigail
Sarah
megan
Anna
Robyn
Ashley
Lexi


The Important Bits
❅ Only books started after the official start of UNO count for cards.

❅ All books must be marked as read and posted to your UNO shelf.

❅ Completion posts are required, please provide as many options as possible so that we can switch books as necessary.

❅ For the dreaded colour cards we are NOT required to use "tineye". If you are unsure if your your book meets the 50% requirement, ask in this thread for consensus. If there is still uncertainty we will take it to the Captain’s where their decision is binding.
Red Covers
Blue Covers
Green Covers
Yellow Covers

❅ Most importantly have fun, this is a social challenge and things can get quite chatty. While we do want to complete our cards and get as many points as we can, this needs to remain fun. All we ask is that you post at least once a week with how you are doing and let us know if any issues that you are having.

Countdown To Start


message 6: by Louise (last edited Feb 26, 2020 01:36PM) (new)

Louise | 966 comments March Cards
0 Red (1)
4 Red (1)
5 Red (1)
9 Blue (1)
0 Green (1)
2 Green (1)
8 Green (1)
0 Yellow (1)
3 Yellow (1)

Wild Draw 4 (5)
Wild (4)
Skip (7)
Reverse (8)

0 (3)
1 (10)
2 (8)
3 (5)
4 (5)
5 (5)
6 (5)
7 (6)
8 (10)
9 (9)

Draw 2 (6)

(view spoiler)


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Louise | 966 comments R


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Louise | 966 comments R


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Louise | 966 comments R


message 10: by Elen (last edited Jan 22, 2020 06:21AM) (new)

Elen | 578 comments Tracking Spreadsheet

You can use either tracking SS or thread to add your read books with all possible letters it can work for.

Example:

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Author: J.K. Rowling
Pages: 324
Date read: 1 Mar 2018
How it fits/Card it could work for:

Color Card: 9 Red
Card 1 - #1 in series
Card 2 – Char Dean Thomas
Card 3 – Char Harry Potter
Card 4 – Char Fred Weasley
Card 6 – Char Severus Snape
Card 7 – Char Vernon Dursley
Card 9 – Char Neville Longbottom
Skip – Char Harry Potter
Reverse – Louise


message 11: by Elen (new)

Elen | 578 comments R


message 12: by Louise (new)

Louise | 966 comments Hi Everyone and Welcome. I’m Louise and along with Elen and Abigail we will be guiding you through the delectable sweet delights of UNO.

I live in South Wales with my OH and 3yr old spaniel Cross. This is my fourth time playing UNO and is probably one of my favourite team challenges. I enjoy reading pretty much anything, although Science Fiction is really not my thing. I am trying to whittle down my TBR but it seems to be forever growing. I work in a busy accounts payables department and reading in all it’s forms is my therapy. There’s nothing like curling up and delving into another world.


message 13: by Elen (last edited Jan 23, 2020 12:00AM) (new)

Elen | 578 comments Hey everyone!

I'm Elen and I'm from Estonia. This is my 3rd time playing and being co-captain. I'm currently trying to write my Biomedicine Master's thesis, but before that, I should finish lab work.
My go-to genres are fantasy, horror/thriller, and sci-fi. And romance is my least favourite of them all.
I haven't yet decided what I'm going to read, but let be honest I have plenty of time to do that.
An interesting fact about me: Most of the time I read in English, but sometimes when I feel like I need something different I read in Estonian or Russian.

Don't forget to add your UNO shelf.

Also, introduce yourself: who are you? where you are from? Have you played UNO before? Go-to genres? Last year favourite book aka recommendations? etc.


My shelf: uno-2020


message 14: by Robyn (last edited Jan 23, 2020 12:42AM) (new)

Robyn (robyn_r) | 87 comments Hi, I am Robyn from New Jersey. This is my first time playing UNO and it looks like a lot of fun! Plus, I have the added benefit of decreasing my TBR pile (Who am I kidding. For every book read I always wind up adding 5 more!)

My go-to genres are thrillers, mysteries, historical fiction, romance, women's fiction, some sci-fi and some YA (depending on the story)

Hmm, A favorite recommendation from last year? Our Last Goodbye by Shirley Dickson Not My Daughter by Kate Hewitt

I can't wait to get started! I have already been working on my lists.

Link to my Uno Shelf: Uno Challenge


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (psitssarahh) | 258 comments Hi all! I'm Sarah! This is my third time playing UNO and I am sooooo excited. This is my favorite challenge of the year and I can't wait to compete with all of you! I am from Ferndale, MI! I'm a social worker, and I do one on one psychotherapy for the elderly in nursing homes.
I'll read anything, but my go-to genres are romance, fiction, fantasy, some YA, and sci-fi. Lately autobiographical and nonfiction aren't doing it for me (I think with some of the things I see/hear at work, I've been seeking HEAs for balance). I'll have to think about favorite books for last year ... I read a lot last year so there's a bunch to choose from.


message 16: by Elen (new)

Elen | 578 comments Don't forget to create and add your uno shelf, please!


message 17: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Karczewski (ashleylorna) | 152 comments Hi Everyone! I’m Ashley and I’m from Newcastle, England. I believe this is my fourth year playing UNO! I really can’t wait to get started!

I love reading a vast genre of books but I’d say I mostly favour sci-fi/fantasy/romance over others. Looking forward to seeing what you all choose to read over the next three months and no doubt many of them will work their way into my ever growing to-be-read pile!

My shelf: Uno Challenge 2020


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abigail (abigailbabbles) | 2 comments hi, my name's abigail! i'm originally from a suburb of Washington, DC called Silver Spring, MD, but right now, i'm a freshman at Fordham University in Manhattan, NYC. i'm a double major in theatre performance and humanitarian studies with a possible minor in peace & justice studies, and my career goals are either acting in NYC or doing some human rights activism, specifically focused on transitional justice.

this is my first time playing UNO, and i'm so excited to help out as your co-captain. my favorite genre used to be YA, but i think i'm growing out of that, which is slightly terrifying because that's how i defined my reading taste. now, i would have to go with sci-fi, fantasy, and some YA / NA depending on the content. favorite book i read last year has to be Giovanni’s Room, and James Baldwin has very quickly become one of my favorite authors.

my shelf: 2020-uno


message 19: by Louise (new)

Louise | 966 comments Hi Everyone, so many new faces, while we’re waiting to start take a look at our cards for February either on the spreadsheet or in msg 6

We have 7 coloured cards to fill plus an additional 2 from the Wild Draw 4. Reds and Yellows in the main. We also have 7 Reverse cards, a book that a team member has read. If you are able to read for any of these cards let us know.

@Sarah, don’t forget your UNO shelf 😊


message 20: by abigail (new)

abigail (abigailbabbles) | 2 comments i just did a brief look over the books everyone's read, and i added a ton of books to my shelf that other people have read & i'd be down to read. the one exception is Strange the Dreamer -- i added that because Elen read the sequel (Muse of Nightmares), but Strange the Dreamer could actually work for the 7 Yellow card, so it all works out.


message 21: by Louise (new)

Louise | 966 comments abigail wrote: "i just did a brief look over the books everyone's read, and i added a ton of books to my shelf that other people have read & i'd be down to read. the one exception is [book:Strange the Dreamer|2844..."

That’s a good one to use in Hand Nine where we have a Draw 2, Wild Draw 4 and a Reverse Card.


message 22: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (psitssarahh) | 258 comments Shelf added.

I have two books for book club that could both be used for blue, I think.


message 23: by megan (last edited Jan 24, 2020 06:55AM) (new)

megan | 184 comments Hi everyone! I’m Megan. I currently live in the Indianapolis, IN area, but am originally from Ohio. This is my second time playing UNO. I’ve not participated more in the past because my family and I usually do some international travel during February or March, making reading enough and checking in a problem. We will be doing the same this year (some Central America), but I still really wanted to play. Luckily, my phone is provided by my employer, so all international charges are billed to them.

I’m an engineer in the aerospace industry. My day to day work revolves around turbines/turbofan engines used in civil aviation.

My go-to genres are thriller/suspense/mystery, any kind of non-fiction, and historical fiction – thought I’m determined to avoid European based WW2 historical fiction this year. Generally, I prefer books with a third person point of view. And I try to avoid religious themed books at all costs.

I use Kindle Unlimited and Scribd. If anyone uses either of these and knows of or finds books that work for any of our tasks, let me know! I do a lot of audiobooks when I’m stuck at my desk or in the lab. I don’t base my reading on my Goodreads TBR list at all. I end up forgetting what’s on there.


message 24: by Louise (new)

Louise | 966 comments Sarah wrote: "Shelf added.

I have two books for book club that could both be used for blue, I think."


Can you post the link for me please Sarah.


message 25: by bamaace83 (new)

bamaace83  | 171 comments Hey everyone! My name is Anna. I pretty much love to read anything except sci-fi but I'll read that if I have to. Romance, thrillers, and suspense are what I go for first. This is my second year of playing Uno and I'm super excited to be playing it again.

My Uno shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 27: by Louise (new)

Louise | 966 comments Welcome Everyone, we have a week to go until we begin. Before we begin can everyone look through their TBR’s and post here what Color cards they can cover, we have 9 Color cards to fill, if we can all claim one Color Card.


message 28: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (psitssarahh) | 258 comments I'd like to claim a blue! I could claim two though.


message 29: by Louise (new)

Louise | 966 comments Sarah wrote: "I'd like to claim a blue! I could claim two though."

No problem, can you post your books so that we can add to the spreadsheet.


message 30: by Robyn (last edited Jan 26, 2020 12:18AM) (new)

Robyn (robyn_r) | 87 comments I can claim Yellow (5)
-has a title starting with I - Immoral (Jonathan Stride, #1) by Brian Freeman

and/or

Red (8)
-has a title starting with E - Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee


message 31: by Louise (new)

Louise | 966 comments Robyn wrote: "I can claim Yellow (5)
-has a title starting with I - Immoral (Jonathan Stride, #1) by Brian Freeman

and/or

Red (8)
-has a title starting with E - Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee"


I’ve marked Yellow (5) on the spreadsheet, not sure that the other is red enough 😕


message 32: by Robyn (new)

Robyn (robyn_r) | 87 comments Louise wrote: "Robyn wrote: "I can claim Yellow (5)
-has a title starting with I - Immoral (Jonathan Stride, #1) by Brian Freeman

and/or

Red (8)
-has a title starting with E - Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee"

Boo! It was worth a try though lol. I'll see what else I have that might work.

I’..."



message 33: by Louise (last edited Jan 26, 2020 02:01AM) (new)

Louise | 966 comments I’ve got a short book for Yellow (8) The Eye of Ra (Repeating History, #1) by Dakota Chase

This may actually more brown.


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Louise | 966 comments Balanced on the Blade's Edge (Dragon Blood, #1) by Lindsay Buroker set in Iskandia


message 35: by Elen (new)

Elen | 578 comments I'm not going to claim any colour card as I don't have any book that could fit. [Past years I have read almost all colour card, so now I don't have any.] In a week time or more I'm going to the library, maybe I will find than something to read for colour, but I'm not promising anything right now.


message 36: by megan (new)

megan | 184 comments Just tell me what needs covered and I’ll take care of it. My favorite part of a team challenge is the hunt. Some of my favorite books have been found that way.


message 37: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (psitssarahh) | 258 comments First is:
Faker
description

and second is:
Things You Save in a Fire
description


message 38: by Elen (last edited Feb 01, 2020 03:21AM) (new)

Elen | 578 comments Colour cards:

1 Red 📕
7 Red 📕 - The Round House - megan [Char: Virgil Lafournias]
8 Red 📕 - Why We Broke Up - Ashley [Char: Ed Slaterton]
5 Yellow 📒 - Immoral - Robyn [Title]
7 Yellow 📒 - IN Defiance - Louise [Series #7]
8 Yellow 📒 - The Bride Test - Ashley [Char: Esme Trans]
9 Blue 📘 - Summer of '69 - Anna [Place: Nantucket]


Also, we have to duplicate one of your coloured cards:
WD4 - 9 Blue 📘 - Shelter in Place - Robyn [Author: Nora Roberts]
WD4 -


message 39: by Elen (last edited Jan 29, 2020 04:54AM) (new)

Elen | 578 comments If you have claimed any colour card, can you, please, add the book you are planning to read and how it fits (Author, title, series nr, character, place (main))

or

If you have any book that can fit colour card - add the book and how it fits


NB! Don't forget that for colour card - both colour and card number should fit.


message 40: by megan (new)

megan | 184 comments Elen wrote: "If you have claimed any colour card, can you, please, add the book you are planning to read and how it fits (Author, title, series nr, character, place (main))

or

If you have any book that can f..."


Are the claimed colors/books supposed to be posted on the tracking spreadsheet or are we just claiming them on here?


message 41: by bamaace83 (new)

bamaace83  | 171 comments If someone wants to point me in the direction of which color card would be best to choose, then I'll work on finding a book for it. I think the hunting is part of the fun of uno. :)


message 42: by Elen (new)

Elen | 578 comments megan wrote: "Elen wrote: "If you have claimed any colour card, can you, please, add the book you are planning to read and how it fits (Author, title, series nr, character, place (main))

or

If you have any bo..."



You can add there and there or in one place, but I want to track all colour cards so at the end of the month we won't be missing something and also, everyone can see what we still need and what not.


message 43: by Elen (new)

Elen | 578 comments bamaace83 wrote: "If someone wants to point me in the direction of which color card would be best to choose, then I'll work on finding a book for it. I think the hunting is part of the fun of uno. :)"


Yellow card is usually the hardest to find if you can find something for yellow 8 or 9, would be awesome


message 45: by Elen (new)

Elen | 578 comments @megan - I will add your name to the list :D


message 46: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Karczewski (ashleylorna) | 152 comments I can read The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2) by Helen Hoang for Yellow 8!


message 47: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Karczewski (ashleylorna) | 152 comments I could also cover Red 8 with Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler unless anyone else already can/would like to :)


message 48: by bamaace83 (new)

bamaace83  | 171 comments I can take a 9 Blue because I think the yellows are claimed above. I'll do this one.

Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand


message 49: by Louise (new)

Louise | 966 comments Apologies for my absence all. I had a family funeral to attend.

Just a quick note there is an error in our tracking post above, our Yellow cards are:

5,
7,
8.

@Megan, are you able to find a coloured book for one of the other cards.

Can I remind you all to post how your book will fit the coloured card if not immediately obvious. We can use:
Series #
First initial of Title
First or Last initial of author/ narrator (need to have read the audio version)
First initial of Location.


message 50: by Louise (new)

Louise | 966 comments Ashley wrote: "I can read The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2) by Helen Hoang for Yellow 8!"

Can you let us know how this one works for the card.


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