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Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22776 comments Mod
To earn points in this challenge, simply read and review as normal, but if you would like to earn your team some bonus points, then simply tell us how many 'Blank Spaces' you would like to claim from your chosen book.

So -
* A Blank Space is exactly that - the spaces between words in your books title, or author's name. So in this title - The Selection the gap between 'The' and 'Selection'

* To count as a Blank Space, the space must be completely empty, if there is punctuation in it like - or ' then it won't count as a Blank Space, but spaces either side of it will.

* You may use different editions with different titles, but they must be made up of English letters (accents are okay).

* You will also be able to claim the spaces between the end of the title and the author's name, so every book should qualify for at least 2 spaces (ie: Ruin by Sarah = Ruin - 1 - by - 2 - Sarah = 2 spaces).

* You may claim up to 5 Blank Spaces per qualifying book (see *** below).

* If your book is YA/Adult, without illustrations, and has a page count of over 450 pages, you may also claim up to an additional 5 Blank Spaces (up to 10 Blank Spaces total).

* ** You may read any kind of book for this challenge, but the page counts necessary to claim Blank Spaces are the following -
- YA, NA, Adult, Non-fiction books (without illustrations) - 200 pages.
- Middle-grade/children's books (without illustrations) - 300 pages.
- Manga, graphic novels, plays, poetry, books written in verse, anything with some illustrations - 600 pages.
- Books which are mainly illustrations cannot be used.


* You may add together page counts to reach these minimums, but you can only add together page counts of books which are under the limits, ie: less than 200, 300, and 600 pages respectively. You cannot add together page counts of books which meet the minimum page count on their own.

* If you do choose to add together the page counts of multiple books to reach the minimum page count, you may only choose one book to claim Blank Spaces from, not all of them. So if you read one book with 119 pages, and a second with 113 pages, you can then claim Blank Spaces from one of those books to add to the team's total.

* Each time you post a book which can be used to earn Blank Spaces, you will receive bonus points. You will get the same number of bonus points for your book, as you receive in page points (the same as for our current challenge).

* Blank Spaces will be added together for the whole team, and every time the team accumulates 100 Blank Spaces, they will receive 50 bonus points.

* When the team reaches 416 Blank Spaces, their number of bonus points will rise from the 200 they have already earned, to 416 bonus points (an addition of 216 bonus points).
(416 is the number of Blank Spaces in the lyrics for 'Blank Space' by Taylor Swift.)


* You may use a different edition to claim Blank Spaces, to the edition you use for pages.

* Books started before June can be used for page points +/- buddy read points, but you will not be able to claim any Blank Spaces or bonus points.

Edit: * If your chosen book has multiple authors, you can count each of them, and you can count the Blank Spaces between them (but there wouldn't be an 'and' between each).
So, 'These Broken Stars' would be -

These 1 Broken 2 Stars 3 by 4 Amie 5 Kaufman, 6 Meagan 7 Spooner


The names must be of authors though, not translators, editors, narrators etc. and title and authors must come from the same edition.


Example: Jenny reads the following book -

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

So the title and author's name would be -
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

And Jenny could claim the following Blank Spaces -

A 1 Court 2 of 3 Thorns 4 and 5 Roses 6 by 7 Sarah 8 J. 9 Maas

So based on this edition - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... at 555 pages,
Jenny would earn 11 page points, 11 bonus points, and 9 Blank Spaces to add to her team's total ☺


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84094 comments Mod
Team Red:


__________|_Books_|_Buddy_|__Page____|_Bonus_|__Total
__________|_Read__|_Reads_|__Points__|_Points|

Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0

Blank Space Bonus_____________________+000

Team______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0

Blank Spaces = 0/416
Blank Spaces = 0/416
Blank Spaces = 0/416



message 4: by Tayane (last edited Jun 01, 2020 12:23PM) (new)

Tayane Cristie (taycristie) | 2886 comments Only for page points

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Pages: 381 in the edition I've read https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5... (191 pages read in June)


message 5: by Brinley (new)

Brinley | 3399 comments Only for page points
Beasts Made of Night (Beasts Made of Night, #1) by Tochi Onyebuchi
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Pages: 298 in the edition I read, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... (136 read in June)


message 7: by Tayane (new)

Tayane Cristie (taycristie) | 2886 comments Brinley wrote: "White Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly Black
Blank Spaces: 4
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/......"


Brinley, with this edition here you can get 5 blank spaces https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

And you can use this edition with 431 pages to get more points https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 8: by Brinley (new)

Brinley | 3399 comments Tayane wrote: "Brinley wrote: "White Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly Black
Blank Spaces: 4
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: https://www.goodreads.com/top..."


Okay, thank you! Titles in different languages are allowed?


message 9: by Quirks (new)

Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7167 comments Yup, they're allowed.


message 11: by Pragya (last edited Jun 02, 2020 10:01AM) (new)

Pragya (pragyaagr13) | 1247 comments Tayane wrote: "Brinley wrote: "White Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly Black
Blank Spaces: 4
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: https://www.goodreads.com/top..."


Yes, if they have English alphabets.


message 12: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84094 comments Mod
Team Red:


__________|_Books_|_Buddy_|__Page____|_Bonus_|__Total
__________|_Read__|_Reads_|__Points__|_Points|

Tayane____|___1___|___3___|_____3____|___0___|_____6
Brinley___|___2___|___8___|____10____|___8___|____26
Pragya____|___1___|__12___|____12____|__12___|____36
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0

Blank Space Bonus_____________________+000

Team______|___4___|__23___|____25____|__20___|____68

Blank Spaces = 15/416
(5+10=15)
Blank Spaces = 0/416
Blank Spaces = 0/416



message 13: by Gina (new)

Gina (justginareads) | 37 comments With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Blank spaces: 4
Pages: 394
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 14: by Tayane (last edited Jun 02, 2020 03:12PM) (new)

Tayane Cristie (taycristie) | 2886 comments Gina wrote: "With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Blank spaces: 4
Pages: 394
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show..."


Gina, you can claim 7 blank spaces with this book using this edition with 528 pages https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


message 19: by Elena (new)

Elena Granger | 609 comments Dark Towers Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction by David Enrich
Spaces: 5
Review: link
Buddy: -
Pages: 448


message 20: by Maddie (last edited Jun 03, 2020 03:06AM) (new)

Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 47356 comments Mod
Team Red:


__________|_Books_|_Buddy_|__Page____|_Bonus_|__Total
__________|_Read__|_Reads_|__Points__|_Points|

Brinley___|___3___|___8___|____15____|__13___|____36
Elena_____|___1___|___0___|_____8____|___8___|____16
Gina______|___1___|___0___|____10____|__10___|____20
Julie_____|___3___|___0___|____28____|__28___|____56
Pragya____|___1___|__12___|____12____|__12___|____36
Tayane____|___1___|___3___|_____3____|___0___|_____6
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0

Blank Space Bonus_____________________+000

Team______|__10___|__23___|____76____|__71___|___170

Blank Spaces = 56/416
(5+9+5+10+5+7=41)
Blank Spaces = 0/416
Blank Spaces = 0/416



message 21: by Laurene (new)

Laurene Allibert | 10 comments The Last Battle
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Spaces : 5
Review : https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Pages : 288


message 24: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84094 comments Mod
Gina wrote: "With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Blank spaces: 4
Pages: 394
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review"


Gina, could you let me know how much of this one you read in June please? Your status update say you were at page 39 on May 31, at 02:48PM Goodreads time x


message 26: by Sarah Elizabeth (last edited Jun 03, 2020 12:07PM) (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84094 comments Mod
Team Red:


__________|_Books_|_Buddy_|__Page____|_Bonus_|__Total
__________|_Read__|_Reads_|__Points__|_Points|

Bea_______|___2___|___0___|____16____|__16___|____32
Brinley___|___3___|___8___|____15____|__13___|____36
Elena_____|___1___|___0___|_____8____|___8___|____16
Evelyn____|___1___|___8___|_____8____|___8___|____24
Julie_____|___3___|___0___|____28____|__28___|____56
Laurène___|___1___|___0___|_____5____|___5___|____10
Pragya____|___1___|__12___|____12____|__12___|____36
Tayane____|___1___|___3___|_____3____|___0___|_____6
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0

Blank Space Bonus_____________________+000

Team______|__13___|__31___|____95____|__90___|___216

Blank Spaces = 67/416
(15+3+10+5+9+5+5+5+5+5=67)
Blank Spaces = 0/416
Blank Spaces = 0/416

* Message 15 - 3 Blank Spaces given based on the title 'Banished*1*by*2*Beca*3*Lewis', I can't find an edition with a different title, and more Blank Spaces


message 30: by Tayane (new)

Tayane Cristie (taycristie) | 2886 comments Brinley wrote: "Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Blank Spaces: 5, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show......"


Brinley, this edition with 430 pages will give you more page points https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


Bea (Books And Bees of Bea) (booksnbeesofbea) | 130 comments Sarah wrote: "Team Red:


__________|_Books_|_Buddy_|__Page____|_Bonus_|__Total
__________|_Read__|_Reads_|__Points__|_Points|

Bea_______|___2___|___0___|____16____|__16___|____32
Brinley___|___3___|___8___|___..."


Hey, Sarah! Just wanted you to know that I buddy read one book (Daughter of the Pirate King) but it wasn't added in my buddy read points.


message 32: by Tiera (new)

Tiera McMillian (hawtmess) | 3465 comments Rise of the Alpha Wolves of Willow Bend Books 1-3 by Heather Long

Blank Spaces: 10 (I think, I didn't count spaces after "Bend" except for the one before and after "by" and the space in the between the first and last names of the author) Hope that works🥴.
Pages: 776 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 33: by Tiera (last edited Jun 03, 2020 06:37PM) (new)


message 35: by phoebe (new)

phoebe carrazco (phoebecarrazco) | 545 comments Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Blank Spaces: Just for page points :)
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Pages: 362 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


message 39: by Elena (new)

Elena Granger | 609 comments The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Blanks: 5
Review: link
Buddy: -
Pages: 398


message 40: by Tayane (new)

Tayane Cristie (taycristie) | 2886 comments Elena wrote: "The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Blanks: 5
Review: link
Buddy: -
Pages: 398"


Elena, you can claim 7 blank spaces using this edition with 670 pages for the page count https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 41: by Tiera (last edited Jun 04, 2020 09:53AM) (new)

Tiera McMillian (hawtmess) | 3465 comments Hate (Her Monsters, #2) by K.A Knight Hate
Blank Spaces: 3 (Series name in parenthesis do not count for spaces right?)
Pages: 446 https://www.amazon.com/Hate-Her-Monst...
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 42: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84094 comments Mod
Bea (Books And Bees of Bea) wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Team Red:


__________|_Books_|_Buddy_|__Page____|_Bonus_|__Total
__________|_Read__|_Reads_|__Points__|_Points|

Bea_______|___2___|___0___|____16____|__16___|____32
Brinley___|___3___|___8___|___..."

Hey, Sarah! Just wanted you to know that I buddy read one book (Daughter of the Pirate King) but it wasn't added in my buddy read points."


Sorry Bea! I'll add your buddy read points on ☺


message 43: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84094 comments Mod
Tiera wrote: "Hate (Her Monsters, #2) by K.A Knight Hate
Blank Spaces: 3 (Series name in parenthesis do not count for spaces right?)
Pages: 446 https://www.amazon.com/Hate-Her-Monst......"


no, we don't count the bit that's a different colour, or generally looks a bit like (Going Mad #2) ☺


message 44: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84094 comments Mod
Tiera wrote: "Rise of the Alpha Wolves of Willow Bend Books 1-3 by Heather Long

Blank Spaces: 10 (I think, I didn't count spaces after "Bend" except for the one before and after "by" and the space in the ..."


I think there's definitely 10 in there ☺


message 45: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84094 comments Mod
phoebe wrote: "Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Blank Spaces: Just for page points :)
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Pages: 362 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5..."


Phoebe, do you know how many pages you read in June roughly?


message 46: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84094 comments Mod
Team Red:


__________|_Books_|_Buddy_|__Page____|_Bonus_|__Total
__________|_Read__|_Reads_|__Points__|_Points|

Bea_______|___2___|___8___|____16____|__16___|____40
Brinley___|___5___|___8___|____32____|__30___|____70
Elena_____|___2___|___0___|____20____|__20___|____40
Evelyn____|___1___|___8___|_____8____|___8___|____24
Hannah____|___2___|___0___|____12____|__12___|____24
Julie_____|___4___|___9___|____37____|__37___|____83
Laurène___|___1___|___0___|_____5____|___5___|____10
Pragya____|___1___|__12___|____12____|__12___|____36
Sharon____|___1___|___0___|_____7____|___7___|____14
Tayane____|___2___|___3___|____14____|__11___|____28
Tiera_____|___3___|___0___|____24____|__24___|____48
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0

Blank Space Bonus_____________________+050

Team______|__24___|__48___|___187____|_232___|___467

Blank Spaces = 137/416 (=50 Bonus Points)
(67+5+4+5+10+5+10+4+7+10+7+3=137)
Blank Spaces = 0/416
Blank Spaces = 0/416

* Message 30 - message 29 scored at 430 pages.
* Message 31 - buddy read points added for message 25. +8 buddy read points for Bea.
* Message 35 - not yet counted as unsure how many pages were read in June x
* Message 40 - message 39 scored at 670 pages, and with 7 Blank Spaces.


message 48: by Lucy (last edited Jun 04, 2020 12:39PM) (new)


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