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message 1: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Sep 13, 2020 07:29AM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7420 comments Mod
We love a good team challenge, and, in continuing the theme of game shows, we will be playing

WHEEL. OF. FORTUNE!

In this game, you and your teammates will be tasked with a blank Wheel of Fortune board containing the title of a book/books. You will track your pages read, audio listened to, and books completed in order to earn guesses.

For example:

Category is "Found in the Kitchen":

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

For each 2000 pages read, or 5 audio hours listened, or 1 book complete, your team will earn one letter guess. Letters cannot be vowels (no A, E, I, O, or U). After 5 letter guesses, you can try to complete the title!

(The answer is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake!)

You will be given a spreadsheet to track your reading adventures and see your progress on the game board.


message 2: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Sep 11, 2020 10:01AM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7420 comments Mod
THE TEAMS

THE BENNET FAMILY
Bec
Sue
Sarah (Message 47)
Ira
Lori
Lieke
Hilde

THE FINCH FAMILY
Dori
Trish
Aimee
Ellie
Sarah (Message 27)
Johanne
Fee

THE MARCH FAMILY
Karissa
Sara
Sherri
Errlee
Jen K
Alisa
Tracy

THE CUTHBERT FAMILY
SarahKat
Kendra
Robin
Jackie
Edie
Jillian
Nancy

THE WEASLEY FAMILY
Pam
Jax
Steven
Irene
Perri
Devin

THE CAPULET FAMILY
Chrissy
Roxana
Alicia
Veronica
Traci
Samantha
Laurel

THE ROBINSON FAMILY
Rachel
Meghan
Joan
Kelly
Joi
Chelsey
Kathy Jo


message 3: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7420 comments Mod
FAQs about the game


message 4: by Johanne (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 1636 comments I love this! Thanks for always making these great readathon challenges.


message 5: by Robin P, Orbicular Mod (new)

Robin P | 1891 comments Mod
You mods are amazing! The level of detail in the challenges is incredible.


message 6: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 802 comments Thank you mods for everything you do! You guys are great!


message 7: by Aimee (new)

Aimee (pebbles320) | 405 comments So looking forward to this!


message 8: by Edie (new)

Edie | 849 comments Away from my computer and not able to see the prompts or the team page. I will be reading, but it will be Sunday night before I can post what I am doing .


message 9: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7420 comments Mod
Hey Edie! You're in luck. The team challenge won't have prompts this time around... so just keep track of how many pages you've read and update them when you can!


message 10: by Perri (new)

Perri | 782 comments It seems lots of people playing, so fun!


message 11: by Robin P, Orbicular Mod (new)

Robin P | 1891 comments Mod
Where do we actually post our guesses for the letters and eventually for the titles? Will the mods be checking all the different family threads or is there another thread for guesses?


message 12: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7420 comments Mod
Robin, that is a great idea. I'm going to make a thread to post your guesses to make it easier. Thanks!


message 13: by Alicia (new)

Alicia Luchetti | 731 comments Sorry if this was asked in another thread, but how should we count page numbers in an e-book? Since this can depend based on device, app, font size, etc?


message 14: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7420 comments Mod
Whatever page count your e-reader goes by!


message 15: by Devin (new)

Devin | 202 comments Sorry if I'm just not seeing where this is listed. Is there a minimum page count for a book to count?


message 16: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1356 comments Mod
Devin wrote: "Sorry if I'm just not seeing where this is listed. Is there a minimum page count for a book to count?"

100 pages for normal books, 200 for graphic novels.


message 17: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy | 852 comments Does the light green color mean something in our wheel of fortune board?


message 18: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7420 comments Mod
That is the word that overlaps between the two titles!

So for the example: A House in the Sky/Sky in the Deep, the word SKY would be in the light green.


message 19: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy | 852 comments Cool, one other question- I figured out out puzzle, but should I wait till the rest of the team checks in?


message 20: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7420 comments Mod
You must complete 5 guesses before you can guess the puzzle! Because I gave you all a vowel, I'll let that count for one of the guesses, so this round, you will need to complete 4 guesses in order to guess the final puzzle.


message 21: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments I finished a book that I had begun before the challenge started. It will not qualify as a book read, since I only had 78 pages left--BUT, am I allowed to count the 78 pages in my pages read?


message 22: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 492 comments Sorry, I have another question. Are the titles going to be using US or UK spelling? For example center/centre or single versus double-Ls.


message 23: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7420 comments Mod
Yes, Sara, you are allowed to count pages read, just not book completed.

We are using US spelling for books (really, whatever the default spelling is on Goodreads, but I think all of the ones I've used have the US title).


message 24: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments Thank you, Emily!


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