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message 1: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Sep 18, 2020 04:21PM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7011 comments Mod
Hello, Weasley 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:
Pam
Jax
Steven
Irene
Perri
Devin
Maggie

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 4 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 9: PERSON
Book titles in this category contain someone's first and/or last name.


message 2: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7011 comments Mod
I'm going to add my tracking to this team, but I won't participate in the guessing! Just wanted to let y'all know! Go Weasleys!


message 3: by Irene (new)

Irene (eyereeen) | 385 comments Emily wrote: "I'm going to add my tracking to this team, but I won't participate in the guessing! Just wanted to let y'all know! Go Weasleys!"

Hooray!!

I'm guessing we're the latest time zone, so we'll consistently be the last the update! I don't know why I got up at 5:00 a.m., but I'll be back to update once I actually get up for the day :) Go Weasleys!!!


message 4: by Steven (new)

Steven McCreary | 141 comments I've read 66 pages so far of Dragonflight, all from the middle of the night trying to get my 3 and a half month old to go back to sleep.


message 5: by Devin (new)

Devin | 202 comments Good morning everyone! Going to go find something to read :)


message 6: by Perri (new)

Perri | 777 comments Hello Weasley fam! This looks like it's going to be fun :)


message 7: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments Good morning Weasleys! I started a collection of short stories this morning which I’ll probably finish today. Also started a very interesting ebook about Stalin’s daughter. It’s rather long and will take awhile to read but it will count for pages. I was reading it while walking the dog! I have a few other short books I plan to read and finish. This Readathon is the push I needed to knock off a few more prompts! Go Team! 📖📖📖


message 8: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 64 comments Hello! It’s my first time joining a readathon. I like it that we’re going by pages read, so I can read whatever I want and it’ll count!


message 9: by Devin (new)


message 10: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7011 comments Mod
Yay! You get one guess for each book completed, so feel free to decide on a letter and submit a guess!


message 11: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7011 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 12: by Devin (new)

Devin | 202 comments Should we go with one of the more frequently used letters? R, T, N, or S?


message 13: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments One of those sounds good! I say go for it and submit one.


message 14: by Devin (new)

Devin | 202 comments Went with T. I think we've also earned a second guess and are close to a third :)


message 15: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments Sat: Read 168 pages (almost finished
with 1 book)


message 16: by Steven (new)

Steven McCreary | 141 comments Only read 116 pages today. Had the baby most the day by myself so not as much time to read as I would have liked. Will probably have some time in the middle of the night again though


message 17: by Devin (new)

Devin | 202 comments Do you guys want yo stick with common letters (maybe S & N) or something else?


message 18: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 64 comments S and N sound good to me.


message 19: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments Good morning everyone! I woke up and finished The Sadness of Beautiful Things: Stories.


message 20: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7011 comments Mod
Excellent Pam! Your team has 3 available guesses. Don't forget to submit them on the submissions thread I posted above.


message 21: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments I guessed N. We have 2 more. maybe S and H?


message 22: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7011 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 23: by Maggie (last edited Sep 13, 2020 07:53AM) (new)

Maggie | 64 comments Thanks Emily. 1000 pages seems more fair than 2000, given the 5h audiobook requirement.

I'll put in a guess for S. Then we'll have one more guess available.


message 24: by Perri (new)

Perri | 777 comments Imma guess the first word is The :)

I'm glad for this read-a-thon that pages and and hours count for a lot because the books I'm reading are long!


message 25: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments I’ll guess H.


message 26: by Maggie (last edited Sep 13, 2020 08:58AM) (new)

Maggie | 64 comments This is a wild guess, but it fits – I think the first book is The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

We'll find out after S and H get added to the spreadsheet.


message 27: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments If that’s correct, the second book could be Snakes and Earrings.


message 28: by Jax (new)

Jax (jaxn) | 29 comments I guessed the lettere R. I think Pam's and Maggie's guesses are correct. I think R is the 5th guess after which we can make the guesses official? Is that how this works? (And I'm reading the Splendid and the Vile which has been sitting on my desk since it came out. Taking advantage of this read-a-thon to tackle it.)


message 29: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7011 comments Mod
Because I gave you a free vowel for your first puzzle, you only need 4 guesses before solving your puzzle. Feel free to submit your guess on the guesses thread!


message 30: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments Do we want to guess the 2 books we’ve guessed in this thread??


message 31: by Jax (new)

Jax (jaxn) | 29 comments Those guesses sound good to me.


message 32: by Perri (new)

Perri | 777 comments It's a great guess!


message 33: by Steven (new)

Steven McCreary | 141 comments I finished Dragonflight after reading another 183 pages, Time to start the next one in the series


message 34: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments Ok, I submitted our title guesses! Hope everyone had a nice Sunday! I’ve got 3 books in the works. Hope to finish 1 tomorrow. It’s a mid-grade level so its easy reading.


message 35: by Irene (new)

Irene (eyereeen) | 385 comments Sorry for the late update, I’m hoping to finish 2 books later today! Great work so far everyone!! :)


message 36: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 64 comments We were right!
T for our next guess? The first word might be The.


message 37: by Perri (new)

Perri | 777 comments Woot you guys are a lot better at this than I am . Never heard of either of those!


message 38: by Devin (new)

Devin | 202 comments Nice solve! Maggie, T sounds like a good start.

I should be done with another book soon-ish :)


message 39: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 64 comments Thanks Devin!
If it's ok with everybody, let's guess T and S? Then we have two more guesses still available.


message 40: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7011 comments Mod
Hey team! I finished a book yesterday (yay!) and updated my page and audio count.

Y'all have 7 guesses available right now, so I would definitely submit a couple letters if you have an idea of what may be good to guess.


message 41: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 64 comments Okay, I'll post T and S, and someone else can continue guessing after that :)


message 42: by Perri (new)

Perri | 777 comments Do you all think the second word could end with tion?


message 43: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 64 comments I’ve been thinking about this. It could end with -tion or -ting or be something else entirely like mystery or history. The third word might be the family word, maybe wife or aunt? I suggest we guess R or N (or both).


message 44: by Perri (new)

Perri | 777 comments I like it, go Maggie!


message 45: by Devin (new)

Devin | 202 comments I agree, go ahead and guess both :)


message 46: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 64 comments Alright, I'll post both. Thanks Perri and Devin!


message 47: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments Thanks Maggie!


message 48: by Maggie (last edited Sep 14, 2020 11:12AM) (new)

Maggie | 64 comments I'm going to sleep, so I don't know if R and N made it onto the spreadsheet. Perhaps The Westing Game is the answer? Westing being the family name. If it fits and everyone agrees, perhaps someone else could guess a fifth letter then post it.


message 49: by Devin (new)

Devin | 202 comments It looks like it could be. We need to make one more guess at a letter before we can guess the puzzle, so do you want to go with G to make sure?


message 50: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7011 comments Mod
You can make a guess with just 4 letters :)


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