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About this Challenge
◈ Starts on 12 June and runs for 10 weeks (ending 21 August)
◈ The team with the highest points at the end of the game wins!
◈ Each fortnight the mods will “spin the wheel" and assign each team a word
◈ The team's task is to read books to spell out the word, gaining points per letter tiered by the book length (see below)
◈ The team will get an extra 15 completion points if all the letters in the word are part of their spell-it-out
◈ Once teams have read their word for the week they can "re-read" the word to gain more letter points, but no additional completion points.
◈ Only one partial spell out of the word is permitted
◈ Only books STARTED after the challenge begins can count
◈ Books must be at least 160 pages in length. Children's books, Graphic Novels, Scripts/plays (movie and theater), Cookbooks and Poetry books cannot be used unless by word count they can be verified (by arbookfinder.com or arbookfinder.co.uk) as at least 40,000 words or have an audio edition that is at least 5 hours long
◈ Only books read during the specified round can be used (“read date” is what counts, not the day you start.) Books cannot be “banked” from previous rounds to use later in the challenge
◈ Rereads are permitted provided it has been at least 6 months since you last read/listened to the book

Point System
◈ Books less than 160 pages = 0 points
◈ Books between 160 and 1000 pages = 0.1 points/page
◈ Books over 1000 pages = 100 points
(points will be rounded up/down from 0.5 as per standard maths)

Tags
◈ Each colour segment on the wheel has been paired with a selection of genre tags.
◈ If you read and use a book with a matching genre, you will gain 5 bonus points per book, for a maximum of 10 books / 50 points.
◈ Genres must match exactly (though plural/singular is OK).
◈ There is no minimum number of tags required.
◈ Books must be used in the spell out to qualify for Tag points.
◈ for reasons the sheets show these points as "Top Shelf bonus" points

Task Lists
◈ The challenge comes with a task list
◈ If you read and use a book for a task you will gain 5 bonus points per book
◈ Each player in a team has their own task list (i.e. task #1 can be completed by each member in the team)
◈ Each book can only be used once - one book per task, one task per book

BOM Points
Participating in Book of the Month (BOM) discussions during the time frame of the challenge will score points as follows:
◈ 40 points for writing a discussion question set
◈ 20 points for participating in the discussion

How a "spell it out" works
Spell out the word(s) using the first letter in the book's title, the first letter in the author's first or last name, or the first letter of a character's first, last, or nick-name, or the first letter of the series name. As always, if the first letter of a title starts with an indefinite or definite article ('A', 'An', 'The', etc.), you may use the first letter of the second word in the title to spell out your chosen word. If you are listening to an audiobook, the first letter in the narrator's first or last name also can be used. We're also allowing for Translators names, as long as the edition you are reading is a translation version.


Theme

ROAD-TRIPPIN' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11GYv...


Challenge requirements

IMPORTANT: To be a part of this challenge you need to be able to:
◈ Read at least one book per fortnight
◈ Create a special shelf for the challenge for the books you are reading
◈ Check-in on your team's discussion thread at least once per week
◈ Have fun!




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The Wheel has been revealed!

The words teams might have to spell out are:
Departure	White Water Rafting
Tourism Reading
City Break Exercise
Backpacking Zoom Calls
Sandcastle Highway Sixty One
Exploring Overnight express
Egyptian cruise Drive to Uluru
Island hopping Sea Kayaking
Barbeque Yodelling
Celebration Creativity
Pub Quizzing Trip to the zoo
Rocky Mountains Snorkelling



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SIGN-UPS after 1pmUK 3 June will be for RESERVES only.
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To join, we are using a Google Form to collect the below data.
Click HERE to complete the form:
★Name
★Goodreads User ID (see under spoiler for how to find this)
(view spoiler)
★Approximate number of books read per month
★Your continent (so we can try and match time zones)
★Your shelf name (for books read during the challenge)
★Do you prefer a "chatty" team? (NOTE: If yes, it would be expected that you will check in to your team thread daily)
★If you are over 18
★NBRC policy to participate in reading challenges


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Not long to wait now! Click the clock below for the countdown to the start!



Teams have been created; you can see which team you are in here. Team threads will be opened initially for captains and co-captains to grab the best seats, and then for everyone to start planning their trip on Wheels V!


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Team Recommendations
If you are stuck for some inspiration on what to read!
links have been posted here for easy finding

Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Orient Express

Watership Down

Odyssey

Harry Potter

Middle Earth


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