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Challenge Archive > The True Blood Challenge - October 2020

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83374 comments Mod



This will be a team reading challenge which will run from October 1st 2020 to October 31st 2020. Results will be announced on November 1st/2nd 2020.

To complete this challenge, participants will be split into teams. Each team will read books of their own choice (which fit the challenge guidelines), and points will be awarded based on the length of the book, and whether you have buddy-read your book. You can also earn some bonus points (we'll explain below)☺

***You do not need to have read any True Blood books to take part in this challenge, and you will not need to read any True Blood books during the challenge either***
(But if you would like to, you can see the series here - https://www.goodreads.com/series/4263... )

You may also choose to take part in this challenge as a solo participant ☺

Team Threads - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83374 comments Mod


How it works:


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 if your book fits any of the following descriptions -

* Has the letter S in the title/series name/author's name (for Sookie)
* Has the letter V in the title/series name/author's name (for Vampires)
* Has the letter B, T, or L in the title/series name/author's name (for Bon Temps, Louisiana)
* Has the letter E in the title/series name/author's name (for Eric)
* Has the letter W in the title/series name/author's name (for Waitress)
* Has the letter I in the title/series name/author's name (for Bite)
* Has the letter A in the title/series name/author's name (for fangs)
* Has the letter J in the title/series name/author's name (for Jason)
* Has the letter R or U in the title/series name/author's name (for True)
* Has the letter O in the title/series name/author's name (for Blood)
* Has the letter D in the title/series name/author's name (for Dead)
* Has the letter C or H in the title/series name/author's name (for Charlaine Harris)
* Tagged 'Fantasy', 'Paranormal', 'Romance', 'Mystery', 'Vampires', or 'Favourites/Favorites'.
* Is part of a series.
* Has been turned into a movie or TV show.
* Has a female main character.
* Features a vampire or a paranormal creature.
* Features romance.
* Written by a female author.
* Written by an American author.
* Has an edition published in May.
* Has an edition published in the year 2001.
* Has a 6 anywhere in the ISBN/ASIN, average rating, number of ratings, number of reviews, page count ('Sookie' is 6 letters long)



***Please Note:***

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

** Each time you post a book which qualifies for bonus points, you will receive the same number of bonus points for your book, as you receive in page points.
(So if your book has 300 pages, you will receive 6 page points + 6 bonus points = 12 points total)

** You will only receive one lot of bonus points, even if your book fits multiple descriptions.

** There is no minimum page count required to qualify for bonus points, as long as your book is longer than the minimums for points, it will count.

** You may use a different edition to qualify for bonus points, to the edition you use for pages.

** Books started before October can be used for page points +/- buddy read points, but you will not be able to claim any bonus points. Please let us know how many pages you have read in October when posting your review.


Examples:
Girls with Sharp Sticks (Girls with Sharp Sticks, #1) by Suzanne Young - S in title

Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover - tagged Romance.

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) by Maggie Stiefvater - V in title

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick - female author


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83374 comments Mod



Rules/Guidelines:


* Books must be read between the 1st of October and the 31st of October inclusive. Books started before October may be used, but you will only earn points for pages read in October, and will not be able to claim any bonus points. Please let us know how many pages you have read in October when posting your review.

* Books must be at least 50 pages long, without illustrations/photographs/diagrams etc.
-- 75 pages minimum for middle-grade and children's books.
-- 150 pages minimum for poetry, books written in verse, manga/graphic novels, books which have some illustrations, and plays.
-- Books which are mainly illustrations, such as some children's books, picture books, and some non-fiction books etc. cannot be used as part of this challenge.

* Middle-grade, and children's books without illustrations/photographs will earn 1 point for every 75 pages due to the reduced word count. This applies to all books which are tagged 'middle-grade' or 'children's' more times than they are tagged YA. This includes Goosebumps books, The Wind in the Willows, the Magisterium series, and The Secret Garden to name a few.

* Books which are illustrated or have photographs will receive 1 point for every 150 pages. If your book has an illustrator listed (on either Goodreads or Amazon), is tagged 'illustrated', or is known to have illustrations, then it will fall into this category. This includes books such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Spiderwick Chronicles, A Series of Unfortunate Events, books by Roald Dahl, Doll Bones, Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Series, A Monster Calls, The Little Prince, and Charlotte's Web to name a few.

* A list of editions of some of these books, which we consider not to be illustrated can be found on our challenge rules thread here - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... These are the only editions of these listed books which can be used to earn points as a book rather than an illustrated book.

* A list of books which have a modified page count to account for illustrations, which can then be used as a regular book can also be found here - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

* Manga, graphic novels, plays, poetry, and books written in verse will receive 1 point for every 150 pages due to reduced word count. If your book is tagged 'Sequential Art', 'Graphic Novels', 'Comics', 'Manga', 'Poetry', 'Verse', 'Play', or words to that effect, then it will fall into this category.

* If your poetry book or graphic novel does not meet the minimum page count, we will allow you to add together the page counts of 2 or more books to make it to the minimum page count. Books must be posted at the same time, and must be less than 150 pages each.

* If you are reading novellas which are less than 50 pages long, you may also add together the page counts of one or more novellas of less than 50 pages, to get to the minimum page count of 50 pages. Books must be posted at the same time.

* You are welcome to read physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks for this challenge, and you are also welcome to read in any language as long as you provide us with an English translation of your review/updates either as part of your review, on your team's review thread, or by personal message to myself.

* If for any reason you are unable to publish your review on Goodreads, it can also be sent to myself via personal message. Please continue to post on your team's review thread as normal, stating 'review sent to Sarah by personal message' after 'Review:'.

* Re-reads are allowed in this challenge, as long as it has been at least 8 months since you last read the book. You will need to write a new review or updates though please. We recommend that you post on your review '2020 re-read', or something to that effect so that we can easily see what your new review is. (For October, this will be books read before January 31st 2020)

* If you have started reading a book previously but not finished it, you can read it and have it count as long as you are starting again from the beginning in October. Please let us know that this is what you have done when posting your review.

*A review or 4 detailed updates will be required for each book read.

*Buddy reads must have a minimum of 4 comments to count, and comments must be detailed, and about the book. We also expect you to discuss the book with your buddies, not just post updates and leave. Comments must also be different from your review or status updates. If your buddy read comments, and your review or status updates are identical, then you will not receive points for both until they contain different details.

* Buddy reads must take place within this group (YA Buddy Readers' Corner ♥) to gain the extra points. You can see which buddy reads are already planned each month here - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...

* You should not start a buddy read more than 7 days before the start date, or more than 14 days after the start date, or the last comment on the thread, whichever is later. If you do need to change the date, check with your buddy as they may also be able to start early/late with you.

* Group Buddy Reads can be joined to earn buddy read points, but only GBRs for October 2020 will count. These will be posted on this thread around September 22nd - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

* Please post the link to your buddy read along with the book you are reading and the start date on the 'Planned Buddy Reads' list for the correct month - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group... If you continually schedule buddy reads and fail to post them on the planned buddy reads thread for the correct month, then we won't continue to give buddy read points. It is important that buddy reads are posted on the planned buddy reads list so that everyone is given the opportunity to join.

* There are no set books which need to be read, any book which fits within the rules will count, so books can be chosen by the reader. Please check with us before reading if you are unsure whether your book counts or not.

* Bonus points will be given as detailed in the 'points' section below.

* Please only post one review per comment on your team's review thread, unless you are adding the books together to reach a minimum page count.

* This challenge will begin and end on Goodreads time, which is Pacific Standard Time - https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-zo... The challenge will start at 00:01 on October 1st 2020 PST, and end at 00:01 on November 1st 2020 PST.

* You are welcome to start the challenge on the 1st of the month in your own time zone, but you must also finish the challenge on your own time zone. Please let us know if you are doing this, as Goodreads may time stamp your books as being started on the last day of the previous month.

* Whilst you may start on your own timezone, the challenge will still end on Goodreads time, so even if you start late, you cannot end late.

* 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.)

* We request that you leave us a link to the edition with the page count that you are using if the book has multiple editions with different page counts.

* Please do not go back and alter posts once they have been counted, if you need to make a change, please make a new post on your team's review thread, with a link to your original post, and then explain the change, for example; a higher page count edition has been found, or a buddy read needs to be added, and please include links.

* We do reserve the right to not add additional points on when posts have been amended, as it may be unclear how many points were awarded the first time.

* Our regular challenge rules can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

*** If you are not sure if your book counts, please ask before you read it. Questions can be posted on this thread, or sent by personal message to myself.***




Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83374 comments Mod



Points :

YA/Adult Books (without illustrations) - *1 point per 50 pages*

*50 - 99 pages = 1 points
*100 - 149 pages = 2 point
*150 - 199 pages = 3 points
*200 - 249 pages = 4 points
*250 - 299 pages = 5 points
*300 - 349 pages = 6 points
*350 - 399 pages = 7 points
*400 - 449 pages = 8 points
*450 - 499 pages = 9 points
*500 - 549 pages = 10 points
*550 - 599 pages = 11 points
*600+ pages = 12 points
(Maximum of 12 points per book)


Middle-grade/children's books (without illustrations) - *1 point per 75 pages*

*75 - 149 pages = 1 points
*150 - 224 pages = 2 point
*225 - 299 pages = 3 points
*300 - 374 pages = 4 points
*375 - 449 pages = 5 points
*450 - 524 pages = 6 points
*525 - 599 pages = 7 points
*600+ pages = 8 points
(maximum of 8 points per book)


Graphic novels/manga/poetry/plays/books written in verse/books which have some illustrations - *1 point per 150 pages*

*150 - 299 pages = 1 points
*300 - 449 pages = 2 point
*450 - 599 pages = 3 points
*600+ pages = 4 points
(maximum of 4 points per book)


* Buddy reads DOUBLE your points score for pages, so a 300-page book (6pts) + buddy read (6pts) = 12 points. 600-page book (12pts) + buddy read (12pts) = 24 points.
(Bonus points for buddy reads will only be given if the buddy read has taken place in our group.)


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Please note that while you may add together page counts to get to the minimum necessary for the 'books read' column, books which meet the minimum page counts will still be scored individually. This means that if you submit 2 novellas of 80 pages to reach the 100-page minimum for 1 book read, you will receive 1 point for each of these novellas, as each book is individually long enough to earn bonus points. This applies to all types of points.★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Bonus Points -

* Bonus points will be awarded based on page count, the same as page points and buddy read points.

Examples:
* YA/Adult (without illustrations)
- 300 pages = 6 page points + 6 bonus points = 12 points

* Graphic novels/manga/poetry/plays/books written in verse/books which have some illustrations,
- 600 pages = 4 page points + 4 bonus points = 8 points


The same maximums apply as apply for page points.


*Mods will keep track of each teams points, using the following system -

Team Name:


__________|_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

Team______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|___0___|_____0


Please note - we will be tracking how many books you have read, but you will not receive points for this column. You will receive a '1' for every YA/NA/Adult/non-fiction book (without illustrations) over 100 pages long, for every middle-grade or children's book (without illustrations) over 150 pages long, or for every 300 pages of graphic novels, poetry, plays, novels written in verse, and books with some illustrations etc, that you have read.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83374 comments Mod



This challenge will be a team challenge. We will have a small number of teams, with a mixture of readers in each. When signing up please let us know whether you would like to be on a team, or whether you would like to go solo ☺


Teams should be posted by September 26th/27th at the latest. If you sign-up after teams are posted, we will try to add you to a team, but we may not always be able to. You may be asked to join a waiting list. Please sign-up as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


Thank you! ☺

❤️❤️❤️❤️



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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83374 comments Mod



Question: So the minimum page count for bonus is still 100 pages instead of 200 pages? Just in case you forgot to change it from september's challenge.

Answer: Hi, the minimums for bonus points are the same as the minimums for page points in October. So 50 pages/ 75 pages/ 150 pages depending on the type of book. The minimums for a 1 in the 'books read' column are 100 pages/ 150 pages/ 300 pages as normal ☺


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So the minimum page count for bonus is still 100 pages instead of 200 pages? Just in case you forgot to change it from september's challenge.


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Again, I’ll be limited to approximately 20-30 books this month.

Teaching and real life get in the way yet again! 🖤😀


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83374 comments Mod
Tayane wrote: "Team, please!

So the minimum page count for bonus is still 100 pages instead of 200 pages? Just in case you forgot to change it from september's challenge."


Hi Tayane, the minimums for bonus points are the same as the minimums for page points in October. So 50 pages/ 75 pages/ 150 pages depending on the type of book. The minimums for a 1 in the 'books read' column are 100 pages/ 150 pages/ 300 pages as normal ☺


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Tayane Cristie (taycristie) | 2881 comments Sarah Elizabeth wrote: "Tayane wrote: "Team, please!

So the minimum page count for bonus is still 100 pages instead of 200 pages? Just in case you forgot to change it from september's challenge."

Hi Tayane, the minimums..."


Thanks!


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83374 comments Mod
no problem ☺


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Since I'll be in school, I will probably have to limit myself to about 4-5 books. ;o;


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