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message 1: by Jamie (last edited Sep 15, 2020 02:16PM) (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
This challenge idea was created by...BOOKBUYER! Thank you so much for your help with this challenge!

This challenge runs from October- December 2020.
Books must be finished between these months (start date does not matter). Books MUST be part of a series or universe (such as Star Wars, Forgotten Realms, etc)

Each series book will get you points as follows:

Regular points: 1 point for every 100 pages of the book. Books under 100 pages get 0.5 pts. So a book with 256 pages is 2 pts, a book with 998 pgs gets you 9 points. ibook editions, dual language editions, etc with page counts that far exceed the average can't count for that edition, but otherwise, you can have it count for any edition you want. If you have a question on this please ask here or message me.

*Easy Reader books: books get you half the regular points. The following would be an easy reader book:
Graphic novels including comics and mangas. Easy Reading books are for simple poetry, picture books, young child's chapter books, etc. Basically books that you can read 2x or faster than a standard novel, like books geared toward kids grade 4 or under. Middle grade/YA counts as a standard book. Please specify if your book is an easy reader!

Each month will have different tasks you can read books the meet their requirements earn you points! Tasks are only available in the month you FINISH a book.


For October
Read a book with a paranormal creature (werewolf, witch, ghost, vampire, mermaid, etc)
Read a book with a superhero
Read a book with a tv/movie tie in
Read a book with a cover that's mostly orange, black, red, green or purple
Read a book with a creepy cover
Read a book with candles or moon on the cover
Read a horror book
Read a book set in fall
Read a book tagged 'magic'
Read a book with leaves on the cover (must be fall color leaves)
Read a book that mentions a pumpkin or apple
Read a book first published in October (any year)



For November
Read a book tagged family
Read a book with food on the cover
Read a book with a drink on the cover
Read a book with a child on the cover
Read a book with a couple on the cover
Read a book with 4 or more people on the cover
Read a book with frost on the cover. Can be on the ground or on a window
Read a book with a cover that's mostly orange, brown, yellow, or red
Read a book with a table on the cover
Read a book with a kitchen on the cover
Read a book tagged 'food'
Read a book that mentions turkey
Read a book first published in November (any year)


For December
Read a book you got as a present
Read a 'free' book
Read a book tagged 'Christmas'
Read a book tagged 'Holiday'
Read a book with snow on the cover
Read a book with a snowman on the cover
Read a book with a reindeer on the cover
Read a book with a sled on the cover
Read a book with a cover that's mostly red, gold, blue, silver or green
Read a book with Christmas lights on the cover
Read a book with presents on the cover
Read a book first published in December (any year)

You can claim up to 3 bonuses of your choice for each book. Again, remember you have to use the options for hte month you finish a book, regardless when you post it. No using tasks for other months. Each bonus task can earn you an extra point. Tasks are repeatable.

Post books something like this:
Evenfall (Shadowfire, #1) by Gaja J. Kos
read 10/6
392 pages
Bonuses: Published in October, Red cover, tagged magic.

All books must be posted here within 2 weeks of finishing. No books will be allowed outside this timeframe.
Each book must be posted with individual pages and dates!


***If you have a personal thread with this group, we will be watching them for use. If you use 1 thread regularly to track your series reading, you will get +10 points each month you do! +15 points monthly if you use 2 or more. To receive these points let me know you've used a thread for that month (you must update your thread first before claiming). Repeat each month ***


I will try to do scores about 1-2 times a week but some weeks might be rough. Hopefully Sans will be back soon and we can get back to more regular scoring. :)


message 2: by Jamie (last edited Sep 29, 2020 03:14PM) (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Participants:
Jamie
Aly
Bookbuyer
Gabrielle (?)
Adriana
siobhan
Kai
Wolf




Q & A:
Q-It has to be a series right?

Yes. Books must be a part of a series. Novellas, graphic novels, new #1 of a series, etc all count though. You can read 1 book for 50 different series' or binge a single series, whatever works for you


message 3: by Aly (new)

Aly (alyp_01) | 422 comments I'm actually going to participate in this one!


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 1168 comments I'm in! ^-^


message 5: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Added both of you. :)


message 6: by Gabrielle (new)

Gabrielle (ladyofbookscoffee) | 1 comments This sounds like fun!


message 7: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 61 comments It has to be a series right?


message 8: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Gabrielle wrote: "This sounds like fun!"

I hope and assume this means you are joining. :)


message 9: by Jamie (last edited Sep 16, 2020 12:03PM) (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Adriana wrote: "It has to be a series right?"

Yes. Books must be a part of a series. Novellas, graphic novels, new #1 of a series, etc all count though. You can read 1 book for 50 different series' or binge a single series, whatever works for you. :)


message 10: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Quinlan | 1 comments im in :)


message 12: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Both added!


message 13: by Wolf (Alpha) (new)

Wolf (Alpha) | 45 comments I'm in! And hi!! It's been a while!


message 14: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Wolf (Alpha) wrote: "I'm in! And hi!! It's been a while!"

Welcome back! Adding you now.


message 15: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 61 comments I'll give it a shot (:


message 16: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Yay!


message 17: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 61 comments I started Big Damn Hero (Firefly #1) by James Lovegrove last month for read a book with a tv/movie tie in. It's not as fast-paced as I was expecting but I like going back to that world. It's relaxing when this world is not lol.


message 18: by Aly (new)

Aly (alyp_01) | 422 comments Can I count L.A. Candy (L.A. Candy, #1) by Lauren Conrad for having a movie/tv tie in? It's a fictional version of what happened to Lauren Conrad when she was on Laguna Beach


message 20: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Adriana wrote: "I started Big Damn Hero (Firefly #1) by James Lovegrove last month for read a book with a tv/movie tie in. It's not as fast-paced as I was expecting but I like going back to that world. It's relaxing when thi..."

I still need to watch Firefly. I keep meaning to...


message 21: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Aly wrote: "Can I count L.A. Candy (L.A. Candy, #1) by Lauren Conrad for having a movie/tv tie in? It's a fictional version of what happened to Lauren Conrad when she was on Laguna Beach"

I would say that if it is more about the actress's real life, behind the scenes, then no. But if more than half the book basically is just like the show than I'll give it to you. I'll trust you on where that falls. :)


message 22: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 61 comments I'm rewatching Firefly. Watched it as a kid so I remember very little. It's on Hulu if you have it.


message 23: by Aly (new)

Aly (alyp_01) | 422 comments Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1) by Laura Thalassa
Read 10/2
400 pages https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...
Features a paranormal character


message 24: by Aly (new)

Aly (alyp_01) | 422 comments L.A. Candy (L.A. Candy, #1) by Lauren Conrad
Read 10/1
427 pages https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
No bonus


Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind) (fictionstateofmind) | 863 comments Read 10/1
319 pages
Bonus : Book with Movie or TV Tie in( Star Wars)
359855


message 26: by Jamie (last edited Oct 02, 2020 10:45PM) (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
SCORES:

Aly 8 + 1 = 9
Kai 3 + 1 = 4



*Its Page Points + Bonus points for the total score.


message 27: by Aly (new)

Aly (alyp_01) | 422 comments Diamond City (The City of Diamond and Steel, #1) by Francesca Flores
Read 10/3
Pages: 400 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...
Tagged magic


message 28: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 61 comments Aly wrote: "Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1) by Laura Thalassa
Read 10/2
400 pages https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...
Features a paranormal character"


Famine just came out. I haven't heard great things about War so I might skip that one but I loved Pestilence.


message 29: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 61 comments Big Damn Hero (Firefly #1) by James Lovegrove
Read: 10/3
Pages: 384 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Read a book with a tv/movie tie in


message 30: by Adriana (last edited Oct 03, 2020 04:50PM) (new)

Adriana | 61 comments Reading All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells next. I'm in a sci-fi mood 🤖. It doesn't count for anything though.


message 31: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 1168 comments Adriana wrote: "Reading All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells next. I'm in a sci-fi mood 🤖. It doesn't count for anything though."

It might count for a cover that is mostly red with this edition. :)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind) (fictionstateofmind) | 863 comments Read 10/4
295 pages
Bonus Book With Movie or TV tie in (Star Wars)

7694419


Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind) (fictionstateofmind) | 863 comments Read 10/4
Easy Reader
112 pages
No Bonus
3933689


message 34: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Anna 'Bookbuyer' wrote: "Adriana wrote: "Reading All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells next. I'm in a sci-fi mood 🤖. It doesn't count for anything though."

It might count for a cover that is mostly red with this edition. :..."


Sure! That would work once you finish and use that cover.


message 35: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Battle Angel Alita Vol. 2 by Yukito Kishiro
Easy Reader
Read: 10/1
248 pages
Bonus: 1- tv/movie tie in


message 36: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
SCORES:

Aly 12 + 2 = 14
Kai 5.5 + 2 = 7.5
Adriana 3 + 1 = 4
Jamie 1 + 1 = 2


message 37: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 61 comments Anna 'Bookbuyer' wrote: "Adriana wrote: "Reading All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells next. I'm in a sci-fi mood 🤖. It doesn't count for anything though."

It might count for a cover that is mostly red with this edition. :..."


Thank you Anna!


message 38: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 61 comments @Kai - Is that who I think it is? Why is the Being Human actor on the cover of a Star Wars book lol?


message 39: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 61 comments All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells -> 厭世機器人I:系統異常自救指南 by Martha Wells
Read: 10/5
Pages: 176 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...
Read a book with a cover that's mostly orange, black, red, green or purple


Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind) (fictionstateofmind) | 863 comments Adriana wrote: "@Kai - Is that who I think it is? Why is the Being Human actor on the cover of a Star Wars book lol?"

Yes! He is the voice and body model for the video game Force Unleashed. I love him but the British version of being human is my favorite version.


Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind) (fictionstateofmind) | 863 comments Read 10/5
Easy Reader
128 pages
Bonus: Read a book with a creepy cover
9256590


Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind) (fictionstateofmind) | 863 comments Read 10/5
304 pages
Bonuses:

Book With a paranormal creature
Book With Moon on the cover
Read a horror book
44575180. sy475


message 43: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 61 comments Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind) wrote: "Adriana wrote: "@Kai - Is that who I think it is? Why is the Being Human actor on the cover of a Star Wars book lol?"

Yes! He is the voice and body model for the video game Force Unleashed. I love..."


For sure! I loved Mitchell and Annie :D


message 44: by Aly (new)

Aly (alyp_01) | 422 comments Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
Read 10/4
304 pgs
Bonus: Cover is mostly orange

Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
Read 10/3
320 pgs
Bonus: None

Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein
Read 10/4
352 pgs
Bonus: None

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses #1) by Cassandra Clare
Read 10/5
350 pgs
Bonus; Tagged Magic

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
Read 10/5
481 pgs
Bonus: Features a paranormal character (warlocks, vampires, werewolves)

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare
Read 10/6
498 pgs
Bonus: Features a paranormal character


message 45: by Aly (new)

Aly (alyp_01) | 422 comments War (The Four Horsemen, #2) by Laura Thalassa
Read 10/8
502 pgs
Bonus: Features a paranormal character (horseman of the apocalypse)

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare
Read 10/7
567 pgs
Bonus: Features a paranormal character (warlock)

Shadow City (The City of Diamond and Steel, #2) by Francesca Flores
Read 10/8
400 pgs
Bonus: Black cover


Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind) (fictionstateofmind) | 863 comments Read 10/8
336 pages
Bonuses:
cover mostly red
read a horror book
31450563


Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind) (fictionstateofmind) | 863 comments Read 8/10
Easy Reader
120 pages
Bonus: read a book with a paranormal creature
11325591


message 48: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Aly wrote: "Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
Read 10/4
304 pgs
Bonus: Cover is mostly orange

Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
Read 10/3
320 pgs
Bonus: None

Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein
Read ..."


Aly, I don't see how these first 3 books in this post are part of a series, but if I know there are some series' goodreads does not acknowledge as such or authors don't have them set up that way yet, so if they are, let me know. :)


message 49: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
SCORES:

Aly 37 + 8 = 45
Kai 12.5 + 9 = 21.5
Adriana 3 + 1 = 4
Jamie 1 + 1 = 2


message 50: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 2859 comments Mod
Awesome start to this challenge, everyone!


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