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message 1: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1385 comments Mod
Summer 20 Read-A-Thon Team Challenge:
There Are No Wrong Answers, Only Silly Questions

This read-a-thon’s team challenge is all about getting to know each other better through some silly questions and creative book choices. Your goal as a team is to accumulate as many points as possible because everyone loves points.

If you want to sign up for the team challenge, head to this thread to be added to a team.

Read a book as an answer to each question. 1 book completed = 1 point earned.
Your book could be the answer to the question by the title, by using something on the cover, based on the plot or themes of the book, based on the author’s name, etc. We encourage you to be creative! Tell your team your answer and how your book fits. We can all read more and get to know each other a bit better. If your team ‘answers’ every question on the list, you can start on a second round where each book is worth 2 points.

There will also be points for team pages read and audio hours listened to, so be sure to add those to your team’s tally! Each team will have a spreadsheet for planning and recording completed tasks.

THE RULES

1. Books need to be 100+ pages to count, or have at least 100 pages left for books already in progress at the start of the read-a-thon.
2. Each question can only be answered once until the whole set is completed at which point you can start in on round 2.
3. Be sure to tell your group how your book fits. We want to know what vegetable you would be and it’s not always obvious that a book is about the owner of a pickle boutique.
4. Have fun and play nice! This challenge is about reading more, working together, and having a good time. Lets keep the easy-going, helpful, considerate vibe our group is well known for along with the spirit of competition. :)


THE SILLY QUESTIONS

1. Which body part would you choose to get a tattoo on?
2. Which bad habits of other people drive you crazy?
3. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
4. What would you do in life if you knew you could not fail?
5. What was your favorite Halloween costume?
6. What thing do you consider yourself to be very good at?
7. What thing do you consider yourself to be very bad at?
8. What is your favorite TV show?
9. What do you do every day that you wish was automated?
10. What smells make you happy?
11. What outdoor activities do you like to do?
12. What is a goal that you have been able to reach?
13. What is your favorite sport or physical activity?
14. What is your favorite season of the year?
15. What is your favorite holiday?
16. What is your favorite hobby?
17. What is the social event you hate the most?
18. If you could get rid of one month of the year, which would you choose?
19. What is something you hate but you wished you loved?
20. What is something you think is beautiful?
21. What is one thing you do to get motivated?
22. What’s your pet peeve?
23. What is a hidden talent you have?
24. What did you dream about last night?
25. What crazy activities do you dream of trying someday?
26. If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be?
27. What is something you would want with you on a desert island?
28. If you were in a band, what kind of music would you play?
29. What vegetable would you be?
30. What is a popular trend that you can’t stand?
31. If you could be a time travel tourist, where/when would you go?
32. What is a place you would love to move to?
33. What job would you hate?
34. What’s your favorite part of a county fair?
35. If you had a boat, what would you name it?
36. How do you like to spend a rainy day?
37. Have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
38. A genie shows up, what do you wish for?
39. Do you have any phobias?
40. What color looks best on you?
41. What is the best present you've ever been given?
42. Choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?
43. Be an Olympic athlete, what sport would you compete in?
44. What’s your favorite time of day?
45. How much does a polar bear weigh?

Examples:

10. What smells make you happy?
I love the smell of the ocean and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is set in the ocean

40. What color looks best on you?
I look great in green (according to moi) and Bangkok Wakes to Rain has a green cover

45. How much does a polar bear weigh?
Enough to break the ice, haha I’m hilarious, please just accept this terrible joke for what it is, so I anyway could choose Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North based on the title.


message 2: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (last edited Jul 18, 2020 06:48AM) (new)

Jackie | 1385 comments Mod
Team Fudgesicles
Co-Captain: Emily
Co-Captain: Ana A
Laurel
Joan
Kelly
Rachel
Chrissy
Ira
Jo
Kathy
Kellie

Team Snowcones
Co-Captain: Suzanne
Co-Captain: Jen K
Kendra
Bec
Sarah
Johanne
Sherri
Laura
Fee
Hilde

Team Icepops
Co-Captain: Robin
Co-Captain: Ellie
Deborah
Dori
Hannah
Jillian
Kathy Jo
Edie
Traci
SarahKat
Brittany

Team Sherberts
Co-Captain: Roxana
Co-Captain: Chelsey
Joi
Veronica
Lieke
Samantha
Kat
Martha
Jax
Johanna
Tracy
Rose


message 3: by Johanne (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 1646 comments Looks cool!


message 4: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7502 comments Mod
I'm ridiculously excited for this game lol


message 5: by Robin P, Orbicular Mod (last edited Jul 17, 2020 06:47AM) (new)

Robin P | 1923 comments Mod
I love the fun questions! As opposed to just having a title or author starting with a certain letter, for instance. I am always blown away by the creativity and hard work of the mods in this group.

I hope we all be able to see what people came up with, maybe at the end, not just those on our team.

Some can be answered directly, for example, 2 books on my shelf =
What's your pet peeve? Normal People
What is a hidden talent you have? Juggling


message 6: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 1029 comments So cleaver, looks like a lot of fun!


message 7: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1385 comments Mod
Teams are posted! Team threads and spreadsheets to be posted soon!


message 8: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Jackie can you add me to a team please? And Thank You :-)


message 9: by Hilde (new)

Hilde (hilded) | 792 comments Hi!
You may have written it somewhere, but I couldn't see it. How do we earn the wildcards? (I.e how many audio hours/pages) per wildcard?


message 10: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7502 comments Mod
Wildcards can be earned at 2000 team pages read, 5000 team pages read, 10000 team pages read, and 15000 team pages read.

Each audio minute counts for 1 page, so you can record audio in the form of page numbers on the spreadsheet.


message 11: by Rose (new)

Rose | 18 comments Thanks for adding me to a team!

Can we use graphic novels for prompts and/or pages?


message 12: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1385 comments Mod
Rose wrote: "Thanks for adding me to a team!

Can we use graphic novels for prompts and/or pages?"


Yes!


message 13: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7502 comments Mod
Yes, as long as it is 100 pages!


message 14: by Robin P, Orbicular Mod (new)

Robin P | 1923 comments Mod
I have a question about the bonus/wild cards on the team spreadsheets. If we show some earned, that means we can just fill in a question of our choosing for each wild card?


message 15: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1385 comments Mod
Robin P wrote: "I have a question about the bonus/wild cards on the team spreadsheets. If we show some earned, that means we can just fill in a question of our choosing for each wild card?"

Yep! If you have earned a wild card, you can write it "Wild Card" for one question rather than using a book for it.


message 16: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7502 comments Mod
I have updated the team spreadsheets to prepare for Round 2 (except for Icepops, who beat me to the punch!)

I will be updating team points later today, so make sure you are updating your page totals!


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