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message 1: by Sarah Elizabeth (last edited Jun 05, 2020 07:45AM) (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Solo Players:

Krystal
June
Kimberly
Carolyn
Christine
Becky
Katie-Potatie
Shannara
Connie

Solo Chat: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


Please post reviews as follows -
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0) by Suzanne Collins
Review: Link
Buddy: Link
Pages: Number & Link


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22694 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) | 83333 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


__________|_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



message 5: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Elaine | 2257 comments Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Pages: 214 (pages read in June)
Spaces: NA
BR: NA


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___1___|___0___|____12____|__12___|____24
Carolyn___|___1___|___0___|_____4____|___0___|_____4
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 Spaces -
Connie = 6
(The count of blank spaces is mainly for those people who will be moving to a team so that they can take their blank spaces with them.)

* Message 4 scored at 617 pages, based on this edition = https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 7: by Krystal (new)

Krystal Ayers | 4132 comments Sarah wrote: "Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___1___|___0___|____12____|__12___|____24
Carolyn___|___1___|___0___|..."


Wait, so if we know we aren't moving to a team, we can't use the bonus points for the blanks?


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Krystal wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Solo Scores:


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

..."


You still get the bonus for claiming blank spaces, but you don't get bonus points for accumulating blank spaces. So a 300-page book would give you 6 page points, and 6 bonus points, but you wouldn't then get further bonus points for accumulating 100 blank spaces. It's because the second lot of bonus points go to the team, not the individual. I'll pop the explanation down below ☺


* Bonus points will be awarded based on page count, the same as page points and buddy read points. So if you read a 300-page book and are awarded 6 points, you will earn an extra 6 points for claiming a Blank Spaces. Similarly, if you read a 300-page middle-grade book, you will receive 4 page points, and a further 4 bonus points for claiming Blank Spaces. The same maximums apply as apply for page points.

* Each time your team accumulates 100 Blank Spaces, your team will receive 50 bonus points.

* Each time your team accumulates 416 Blank Spaces, your bonus points will be increased by 216 to 416 bonus points.

- Bonus points for Blank Spaces are awarded to team totals only, so solo players will not be able to claim these points.


message 10: by Krystal (new)

Krystal Ayers | 4132 comments Ahh thank you. I wanted to make sure we still got just the initial bonus points but definitely understand about the accumulation points.


message 11: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___2___|___8___|____20____|__20___|____48
Carolyn___|___1___|___0___|_____4____|___0___|_____4
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 Spaces -
Connie = 11
(The count of blank spaces is mainly for those people who will be moving to a team so that they can take their blank spaces with them.)


message 12: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Krystal wrote: "Ahh thank you. I wanted to make sure we still got just the initial bonus points but definitely understand about the accumulation points."

Sorry, I probably didn't explain very well!


message 14: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Elaine | 2257 comments Sarah wrote: "Krystal wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Solo Scores:


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

..."

You still get the bonus for claiming blank s..."


So, I get the initial bonus points, correct?


message 15: by Carolyn (last edited Jun 03, 2020 12:49PM) (new)


message 16: by Krystal (new)

Krystal Ayers | 4132 comments I don’t think anything read in the previous month gets bonus points.


message 18: by Krystal (new)

Krystal Ayers | 4132 comments Sarah wrote: "Krystal wrote: "Ahh thank you. I wanted to make sure we still got just the initial bonus points but definitely understand about the accumulation points."

Sorry, I probably didn't explain very well!"


You were perfect!


message 19: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Elaine | 2257 comments @Krystal- I know nothing read in the previous month gets bonus points. I'm just so confused. This challenge is confusing.


message 20: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (last edited Jun 03, 2020 07:46PM) (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22694 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___4___|___8___|____26____|__20___|____51
Carolyn___|___2___|___0___|_____13____|___0___|_____13
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 Spaces -
Connie = 11 *no new blank spaces maybe can add together though???
(The count of blank spaces is mainly for those people who will be moving to a team so that they can take their blank spaces with them.)


message 23: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Carolyn wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Krystal wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Solo Scores:
..."
So, I get the initial bonus points, correct? .."


Hi Carolyn, like I said, you get the bonus for claiming blank spaces, but you don't get bonus points for accumulating blank spaces. So a 300-page book would give you 6 page points, and 6 bonus points, but you wouldn't then get further bonus points for accumulating 100 blank spaces ☺


message 24: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___4___|___8___|____26____|__26___|____60
Katie_Pota|___2___|___0___|____20____|__20___|____40
Carolyn___|___2___|___0___|____13____|___9___|____22
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0

Blank Spaces -

(The count of blank spaces is mainly for those people who will be moving to a team so that they can take their blank spaces with them.)
* I have removed Connie from the list with the number of Blank Spaces as she signed up for Solo so it seems a bit pointless.
* Message 13 + Message 17 combined in order qualify for bonus points. +6 Bonus Points for Connie.
* Message 21 scored at 559 pages, based on this edition - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
* Message 22 scored at 474 pages, based on this edition - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 25: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Elaine | 2257 comments Sarah wrote: "Carolyn wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Krystal wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Solo Scores:
..."
So, I get the initial bonus points, correct? .."

Hi Carolyn, like I said, you get the bonus for claiming blank spaces,..."


I got it now. Thanks, Sarah! :)


message 27: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Carolyn wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Carolyn wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Krystal wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Solo Scores:
..."
So, I get the initial bonus points, correct? .."

Hi Carolyn, like I said, you get the bonus for claiming..."


no problem ☺


message 28: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___4___|___8___|____26____|__26___|____60
Carolyn___|___3___|___0___|____24____|__20___|____44
Katie_Pota|___2___|___0___|____20____|__20___|____40
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0



message 30: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (last edited Jun 06, 2020 01:09PM) (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22694 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___5___|___8___|____36____|__36___|____80
Carolyn___|___3___|___0___|____24____|__20___|____44
Katie_Pota|___2___|___0___|____20____|__20___|____40
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0



message 32: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (last edited Jun 07, 2020 06:38AM) (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22694 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___5___|___8___|____36____|__36___|____80
Carolyn___|___4___|___0___|____33____|__29___|____62
Katie_Pota|___2___|___0___|____20____|__20___|____40
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0



message 34: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22694 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___6___|___8___|____40____|__40___|____88
Carolyn___|___4___|___0___|____33____|__29___|____62
Katie_Pota|___2___|___0___|____20____|__20___|____40
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0


*Message 33 counted as illustrated as there are 22 illustrations listed.


message 35: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 3767 comments Anna 'Bookbuyer' wrote: "Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___6___|___8___|____40____|__40___|____88
Carolyn___|___4___|___0___|..."


They're just photos in the middle of the book because it's non fiction? So i'm losing points bc the author put three pages of photos in the middle?


message 36: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Amazon lists 22 illustrations -



It doesn't say how big they are, or what page they're on, and I don't have a copy that I can check, so the only thing we can do is score the book at illustrated rates.

I also checked Book Depository to see what they said, but they say that there are 40 illustrations, which is obviously worse.


message 37: by Connie (new)

Connie (sunstormsandthunderclouds) | 3767 comments Sarah wrote: "Amazon lists 22 illustrations -



It doesn't say how big they are, or what page they're on, and I don't have a copy that I can check, so the only thing we can do is score the book at illustrated ..."


I don't think that's neccessarily very fair tbh, do you count autobiographies the same way?


message 38: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Yes, we do. If an illustrator is listed, or if the book is tagged illustrated, and we can't get hold of a copy to check ourselves, the book has to be counted as illustrated. It's the only way we can do it. If the book is known to have illustrations, and we don't count it as illustrated, that isn't fair on everybody else. This is all explained in detail on our rules thread here - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... including all exceptions and cases where we have verified the number of illustrations ourselves and reduced the page count accordingly. If I was able to check this book myself, I would, but I don't have a copy, so I can't. Therefore, as per our rules, we have to count the book at illustrated rates. There's nothing else I can do.


message 41: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (last edited Jun 09, 2020 06:10AM) (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22694 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Connie____|___6___|___8___|____40____|__40___|____88
Carolyn___|___4___|___0___|____33____|__29___|____62
Katie_Pota|___4___|___0___|____40____|__40___|____80
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0


*Message 39 scored at 513 based on this edition - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
*Message 40 scored at 530 based on this edition - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 43: by Katie_Potatie (new)

Katie_Potatie | 80 comments The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreakers Chronicles, #1) by Ali Novak

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy Read: Yes https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Pages: 336 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

I checked all editions, and the most pages I could find on an English edition was 336. Do do we use the most pages even if it is in a different language? Because I can only read and write in English.


message 44: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22694 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Katie_Pota|___5___|___0___|____48____|__48___|____96
Connie____|___6___|___8___|____40____|__40___|____88
Carolyn___|___5___|___0___|____39____|__35___|____74
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0


* Message 43 - buddy read points not given, we ask that you reply to your buddies comments please. (Katie)
*Message 43 scored at 409 based on this edition - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


message 45: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (last edited Jun 10, 2020 12:03PM) (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22694 comments Mod
Katie_Potatie wrote: "The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreakers Chronicles, #1) by Ali Novak

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy Read: Yes https://www.goodread..."


The basic answer is yes.

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

The only editions we don't count are

Higher page count editions may be used when claiming points for pages, but page counts for iphone/ibook/ipod/itunes editions will not be accepted, and neither will page counts for audiobook editions of any kind, or miniature versions of books such as Flipback, dwarsligger, PenguinMini (you are still welcome to read in these formats, but must use a different page count). We will also not accept a page count which is more than double the next highest for that book. (ie: if there are 4 editions at 200 pages, and 1 edition at 2200 pages, we would not accept the 2200 page edition as it is more than double the next highest at 200 pages.)


message 46: by Carolyn (new)


message 47: by Krystal (new)

Krystal Ayers | 4132 comments The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Bonus: The (1) Silent (2) Patient (3) by (4) Alex (5) Michaelides
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Pages: 483 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


message 48: by Katie_Potatie (new)

Katie_Potatie | 80 comments Anna 'Bookbuyer' wrote: "Katie_Potatie wrote: "The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreakers Chronicles, #1) by Ali Novak

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy Read: Ye..."


Fantastic, thank you for clarifying this. I will make sure I follow the rules, and hopefully make your job a bit easier.

Also, I totally understand about the Buddy Read. I was worried i took too long to post in the thread and would not receive any comments. I have replied now, but i am not expecting the buddy read points. :)


message 49: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
Solo Scores:


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

Katie_Pota|___5___|___8___|____48____|__48___|___104
Carolyn___|___6___|___0___|____48____|__44___|____92
Connie____|___6___|___8___|____40____|__40___|____88
Krystal___|___1___|___9___|_____9____|___9___|____27
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0

* Message 48 - buddy read points now added ☺


message 50: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83333 comments Mod
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