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message 1: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Sep 19, 2020 06:56PM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7391 comments Mod
Hello, March Family!

This week we are taking on Wheel of Fortune! We may be missing Pat and Vanna (for those of us in the US), but this game is guaranteed to be just as much fun.

For more information about our group challenge (including FAQs), check out this thread.

Members:
Karissa
Sara
Sherri
Errlee
Jen K
Alisa
Tracy

How It Works:
As a team, you will track your pages read, audio hours listened to, and books completed. Then, you will turn these into letter guesses to complete the fill-in-the-blank puzzle, Wheel of Fortune style.

You can earn (1) guess by:
- Reading 1000 pages as a team
- Listening to 5 hours of audio as a team
- Finishing one book

The Rules:
1. Each guess earned = 1 letter for the team to guess.
2. You may only guess consonants (no buying vowels in this game - so no A, E, I, O, or U).
3. You must make at least 5 guesses before solving the puzzle.
4. You do not have to have an available guess in order to guess the puzzle. If you guess the puzzle incorrectly, however, you will forfeit your next team guess.
5. When you solve the puzzle, you will move on to the next one!

Each puzzle has a different category that will give you a clue into the book title. Because the formatting is weird on Goodreads, check your group spreadsheet to see your progress of your puzzle. You will also record your progress and earn your guesses on the spreadsheet.

FIND YOUR SPREADSHEET HERE!

PUZZLE 1: BEFORE AND AFTER
This category will require TWO book titles, with one book title ending with the same beginning title word as the second book. The word that the two titles have in common is shaded green on your spreadsheet.

A House in the Sky/Sky in the Deep (But you would only guess the word "sky" once.)

PUZZLE 2: FAMILY
The puzzle is the name of two or more famous people who are closely related, or rarely, the name of a well-known family. In this case, it will be a book that contains the name of a family or multiple people, or will have a family relation name as part of the title (sisters, brothers, etc.).

PUZZLE 3: ON THE MAP
This puzzle includes cities, countries, and any other specific named geographical feature. In this case, it will be a book title that contains a location, fictional or real.

PUZZLE 4: THINGS
These book titles will all start with the word "The".

PUZZLE 5: RHYME TIME
The puzzle is a phrase with rhyming words in it or a list of thematically similar things whose names rhyme. In this case, the book title will have a rhyme or alliteration within the title.

PUZZLE 6: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
The book title will (sort of) answer this question.

Since you made it through the first six puzzles I had planned in record speed, you are now entering our LIGHTNING ROUND!

New Rules for the Lightning Round:
- You must get either 2000 pages, 10 audio hours, or 2 books in order to earn one guess.
- In addition to vowels, you are not allowed to guess R, S, or T!

*All previously earned guesses will carry over into the lightning round.

PUZZLE 7: BEST SELLER
This book has been in the first place spot on the NY Times Best Sellers list.

PUZZLE 8: ON THE MENU
Titles will contain a word relating to food or drink.

PUZZLE 9: PERSON
Book titles in this category contain someone's first and/or last name.


message 2: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments Hello all. I am delighted to be a March, as long as I can be Jo. lol. If I am understanding this correctly, our puzzle has 10 words and the 5th word is the one that both books share. Looking forward to playing!


message 3: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Sep 11, 2020 06:37PM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7391 comments Mod
Yes, Sara! That's correct! It may be a bit easier to see it on the spreadsheet tab. Goodreads formatting is.... lacking lol. But you're guessing letters, not words!


message 4: by Karissa (new)

Karissa | 440 comments Yay Team March! Excited to get back into reading after my coronavirus slump.


message 5: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 818 comments Hi Team March. Thought I's do a mid afternoon check in. I have had a good reading day. I'm reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I have 146 pages left. I should finish tomorrow. I will log my pages read later tonight. Good luck team.


message 6: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7391 comments Mod
Hi all!

When you decide on which letters you want to guess, please have one team member submit their guess on this thread:

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

Be sure to include your team name and the letter you'd like to guess!


message 7: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments Entered my info for the day. No more reading tonight, unless I sneak a few pages at bedtime...if I do, I'll log them for tomorrow. Goodnight, all.


message 8: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Hey all, Finished my book Regretting You by Colleen Hoover , so it looks like we can guess a letter. Does anyone have a suggestion?


message 9: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 818 comments I entered my pages for today. I will finish Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia tomorrow.


message 10: by Karissa (new)

Karissa | 440 comments I entered my pages and audio hours. Maybe we can guess a common letter like T?

Also, Tracy how did you like Regretting You? It's on my TBR but I haven't got around to it yet.


message 11: by Errlee (new)

Errlee | 165 comments I finished a book today ... will log my info tomorrow morning when I turn my computer on. Hoping to get a bit more reading done before bed tonight before I total up my pages.


message 12: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (last edited Sep 12, 2020 07:22PM) (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Karissa wrote: "I entered my pages and audio hours. Maybe we can guess a common letter like T?

Also, Tracy how did you like Regretting You? It's on my TBR but I haven't got around to it yet."


Regretting You was a good quick read. I've only read 2 CoHo books so far, but I like her. They're quick but I think she tries to touch on some feelings in there and it mostly works without being toooooooo heavy for me. I really loved all the sap of the young girls boyfriend in this one- he was too cute :-)


message 13: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (last edited Sep 12, 2020 07:22PM) (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
So it looks like we can make 3 guesses on letters for our first book(s). You guys are going to have to pick because I can't help you hahahaha.

The link is up there in message 6 from Emily. Karissa, if you want to try a T go ahead and put it in the link.

Errlee, since you finished a book as well, feel free to pick a letter or brainstorm with the team. Also I updated that you finished, you just need to add your page count :-)

Sara, do you want to guess for your finished book?


message 14: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments Sorry, failed to mention I completed a book. A Dark Night's Work by Elizabeth Gaskell . I did enter it on the spreadsheet.


message 15: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 414 comments Nice work everyone! Excited to join another ATY read-a-thon. I always enjoy the fun!

I added my stats for the day so far. I should finish my audio book tomorrow.


message 16: by Karissa (new)

Karissa | 440 comments Okay I guessed T in the thread


message 17: by Ailsa (new)

Ailsa Leitch | 6 comments Hi everyone! I’m excited to participate in the read-a-thin. I’ve entered my reading into the spreadsheet. I finished an audiobook and a paper book today.


message 18: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 818 comments Hi All, I finished Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
What letter should I guess? I checked the board & only vowels are on it so I guess it hasn't been updated. I didn't want to guess a letter someone else has.


message 19: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments I entered a guess for N. Karissa did T. That leaves us 4 guesses, so others who have completed a book should guess R, S, L and whatever looks possible from there.


message 20: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 818 comments I will guess S now


message 21: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 818 comments I put in S. Emily said 44 minutes ago we had 6 guesses. I used 1 just now so maybe we have 5 guesses?


message 22: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments We need to get all our guesses in so that we can begin to solve the puzzle.


message 23: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7391 comments Mod
After much thought, I decided to lower the page requirement to more closely match the audiobook requirement.

You may now earn one guess for every 1000 pages.

The first post in this thread has been updated to reflect that change.


message 24: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 818 comments I agree Sara. If I understand the spreadsheet correctly we have 5 guesses. I think.


message 25: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 414 comments Looks like we have 5 guesses still open! I can put one in for my audio hours. I'll do R. It looks like the first word may be "the" and the third one "and"?


message 26: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments I agree, Jen, and I would guess word 5 to be "of" .

We should see where the Rs fall and then guess a D and see if there are others than the one we know.


message 27: by Errlee (new)

Errlee | 165 comments Ok I just put my page totals in for yesterday and I think that brings us to 1001 pages, so another guess? And we still have a bunch from yesterday. So does that mean we have 6?

We should get guessing!


message 28: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 414 comments Oh it looks interesting with the R's in place! What letter would work in front of the R in the last word? B? or G? maybe a GH with the T?


message 29: by Errlee (new)

Errlee | 165 comments Let's guess D next.


message 30: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 414 comments Alright, I'm putting in a guess for D.


message 31: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 818 comments Somebody suggest D. Also we know there is at least one H in the puzzle.


message 32: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 414 comments Sherri wrote: "Somebody suggest D. Also we know there is at least one H in the puzzle."

I requested D. We just need a mod to update.


message 33: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 818 comments Thank You everyone. We have 4 guesses. I’m just listing the letters not guessed yet. See what looks good to you & we can guess it. BCFGHJKLMPQVWXYZ.


message 34: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 414 comments Oh! I think the first book is The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls and the second, Girls Burn Brighter but that only works if the last R was missed when adding letters!


message 35: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 414 comments Also I finished my audio book, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. I only had a third left but it was over 100 pages.


message 36: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 818 comments Jen. Good point about the missing R. It has to be what your guess is. When can you submit your quests to solve the puzzle?


message 37: by Karissa (new)

Karissa | 440 comments I just put a message in the guess thread to ask them to take a look at our puzzle got a missing letter. I think I saw Emily say we were eligible to guess. Jen's guess sounds right to me!


message 38: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 818 comments Thank You Karissa. So excited. It has to be that.


message 39: by Errlee (new)

Errlee | 165 comments Wow good work! I was stumped but now it seems so obvious. Clearly I would not be a good Wheel of Fortune contestant.


message 40: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Hey all,

Our next puzzle is opened up- category "Family"

I read 49 pages of The Bone Garden last night and finished Born on the Fourth of July today. Now I just have to decide which library book to read next.

I'm waiting impatiently to listen to more of my audiobook, but I can't listen with the kiddos home ( Know My Name )

It's sooooo good.


message 41: by Karissa (new)

Karissa | 440 comments In the guess thread, Emily confirmed she missed the last R. Jen, do you want to submit your guess there? I don't see how it could be anything else.


message 42: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Karissa wrote: "I just put a message in the guess thread to ask them to take a look at our puzzle got a missing letter. I think I saw Emily say we were eligible to guess. Jen's guess sounds right to me!"

So, just to clear up the confusion, Yes, there was ( is ) a missing R at the end of our puzzle. We have 5 letters submitted so we were eligible to guess and Jen OMG!!! You are the Wheel of Fortune SuperStar! Awesome guess. I saw on the threads that Emily is taking a break right now to get some of her own reading done, but she did verify the missing R and unlock our next puzzle. It's not completely filled in yet but its correct and we are moving on.Keep reading!!


message 43: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments Great solve!

I completed a second book The Canterville Ghost
and added 203 pages to my count. Have a good evening, Marches. You are all doing Grrreat.


message 44: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (last edited Sep 13, 2020 01:46PM) (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Karissa wrote: "In the guess thread, Emily confirmed she missed the last R. Jen, do you want to submit your guess there? I don't see how it could be anything else."

Yes this!!! Someone needs to head over and submit the actual titles, so we can start applying our next letter guesses to the family puzzle.

Go Go Go!!!!!!


message 45: by Jen K (last edited Sep 13, 2020 03:17PM) (new)

Jen K | 414 comments Sorry all, I was out doing errands. I think anyone on the team can submit though for next time! I'll submit our guess now.

Done and submitted! Both books are on my TBR and I hope to read sooner than later. How does the family puzzle work?


message 46: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7391 comments Mod
Family
The puzzle is the name of two or more famous people who are closely related, or rarely, the name of a well-known family. In this case, it will be a book that contains the name of a family or multiple people, or will have a family relation name as part of the title (sisters, brothers, etc.).


message 47: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 414 comments Emily wrote: "Family
The puzzle is the name of two or more famous people who are closely related, or rarely, the name of a well-known family. In this case, it will be a book that contains the name of a family or..."


Thanks for the explanation!


message 48: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 414 comments Should we start with a T again?


message 49: by Karissa (new)

Karissa | 440 comments I posted my pages and hours for today plus the two books I finished (The Good Lord Bird and The Bromance Book Club). I'll go guess a T and an S for my finished books.


message 50: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Hey all... I finished a book as well which buys us another guess, who wants to choose a letter??


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