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message 1: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (last edited Nov 08, 2020 07:42AM) (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5870 comments Mod
✸ This thread is for everyone currently on the list of back-up players to play along until a spot on a team opens up. Participation is optional and casual, meaning you're not competing for the win, you're playing without Free Pass and bonus points, and there will be no disqualifications.

BACK-UP PLAYERS
Captain:
Lanelle
Barbara (Moved to Team 6)
Pallavi (Moved to Team 11)
Stacey (Moved to Team 11)
Mamacita (Moved to Team 2)
Joeera (Moved to Team 6)
Ezinwanyi


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Denise (destiny_chan) | 5870 comments Mod
Helpful Links:

Dice Roll (2 dice on Fridays, US Central Time)
R12 SS Discussion Thread
Time Zone Converter


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Denise (destiny_chan) | 5870 comments Mod
Board


message 4: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5870 comments Mod
ALTERNATE LIST:
**titles exclude leading articles (a, an, the)

2. Title 'L'
3. Cover Item: Food/Drink
4. Author 'B'
5. North America
6. Cover: Red
7. Published 2015-2016
8. MC has a pet
9. Cover Item: Sun/Moon
10. Set in a place you've visited
11. Romance
12. MC has at least one child
13. Published 2019
14. Cover Item: Jewelry
15. Book that a teammate rated 5 stars
16. Cover: Pink
17. Four or More Words Title (excluding articles like A, An, The) The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
18. MC is older than 60
19. South America
20. Title 'G'
21. Cover Item: One person
22. Set anytime between 1600-1837
23. Female Author
24. Cover: White
25. Set sometime before 1600 AD
26. Non-Fiction
27. Cover Item: Hat/Helmet/Other Headwear
28. Author uses their middle name/initial (e.g. Robert J. Sawyer, Rita Mae Brown)
29. Cover: Black
30. Cover Item: Animal
31. Young Adult/New Adult
32. Author 'S'
33. Australia
34. Seasonal Theme (i.e Christmas, Halloween etc)
35. Author 'O'
36. GR average rating >4.0
37. Number in the Title (Third Grave Dead Ahead or Every Fifteen Minutes)
38. Originally published in a language other than English
39. School/College/University
40. Cover Item: Furniture
41. Title 'E'
42. Cover Item: Weapon
43. Published 2011-2012
44. Author 'M'
45. LGBTQ+
46. Cover: Green
47. Set in the future
48. Africa
49. Author 'P'
50. Cover: Blue
51. Published 2017-2018
52. Cover Item: Water
53. Set in a Fictional Location/Universe
54. Author 'I'
55. Set anytime between 1837-1901
56. One Word Title (excluding articles like A, An, The) The Witness or Divergent
57. Cover: Purple
58. Fantasy
59. Author H
60. Europe
61. Several authors
62. Author 'R'
63. Award Winner (must state which/when)
64. New to You Author
65. Published 2013-2014
66. Title 'T'
67. Cover Item: Hands/Arms/Feet/Legs (no other body parts visible)
68. MC travels by train
69. Title has a subtitle
70. Cover Item: Mode of Transportation
71. Title 'J'
72. Published 2001-2010
73. Cover Item: Lamp/Candle
74. Book to Movie/TV (must state how book qualifies: listopia, imdb, precis)
75. Male Author
76. Two Word Title (excluding articles like A, An, The) Deadly Silence, The Hunger Games
77. Title 'F'
78. Cover: Yellow/Gold
79. Debut Novel or Debut Author
80. Author uses a pseudonym
81. Title 'C'
82. Cover Item: Building
83. Published between 1950 and 1999
84. Author 'D'
85. MC is in their 20's
86. Title 'V'
87. Cover Item: Book
88. Science Fiction
89. Title 'B'
90. Cover: Orange
91. Published 2020
92. Three Word Title (excludes articles like A, An, The) Behind Closed Doors or Etched in Bone
93. Asia
94. Author 'W'
95. Cover Item: Dress
96. Mystery/Thriller
97. Cover Item: Two or more people
98. Published before 1950
99. MC travels by airplane
100. Author 'L'
101. Four or more Words Title (excluding articles like A, An, The) The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
102. Cover: Brown
103. Published 2020
104. Author 'F'
105. Title 'G'
106. Romance
107. Anthology/Short Stories
108. Cover: Green
109. Title 'N'
110. Favorite Author
111. Author 'Y'


message 5: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
I'll be rolling the dice in a little over 12 hours. I'm excited for the game to start. Who will be playing along with me?


message 6: by Pallavi (new)

Pallavi | 86 comments I'm in.


message 7: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 379 comments I shall do my best! :)


message 8: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
And the game begins!

description

Week: 1
Dice roll: 7
Previous Spot: N/A
Current Spot: 7

What to read:
#7 in series
Alternate: 7. Published 2015-2016


message 9: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Sousa | 75 comments For this roll, I will be reading A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie. It is book 7 in the Miss Marple series. The paperback version is 220 pages, but I will be listening to audio.
A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple, #7) by Agatha Christie


message 10: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Barbara, I think I've only read the first book in the Miss Marple series. I've read a lot of the Hercule Poirot books though.


message 11: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Completion Post
Week: 1

Spot:
7
Book: Frost Burned
Author: Patricia Briggs
Pages: 343
Date Read: 9/18/2020
How it fits: it is the 7th book in the series

(If I was on a team, my review would go here :)


message 12: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 379 comments Ugh, I'm still looking.....I dont have a lot of book 7s waiting to be read.


message 13: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Stacey wrote: "Ugh, I'm still looking.....I dont have a lot of book 7s waiting to be read."

I think the higher numbers are tough. I usually end up re-reading those.


message 14: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Sousa | 75 comments Stacey wrote: "Ugh, I'm still looking.....I dont have a lot of book 7s waiting to be read."

I hear you. I picked mine because I’ve heard that the Miss Marple books are basically standalones that can be read in any order, and it fulfilled a challenge in another group, too.


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 715 comments So can we still join as back up & play w/ ya'll?


message 16: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5870 comments Mod
You sure can, just drop by the sign-up thread to make it official! :)


message 17: by Stacey (last edited Sep 22, 2020 04:52PM) (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 379 comments Completion Post -- Week 1

Spot: 7
Book: It's in His Kiss (Bridgertons, #7) by Julia Quinn
Author: Julia Quinn
Pages: 368
Completed: 9/22/20
How it Fits: Book 7 in the Bridgertons


message 18: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Mamcita, welcome to the back-up hang-out thread!


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 715 comments Thank you.


message 20: by Mamacita aka MawMaw (last edited Sep 24, 2020 05:21AM) (new)

Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 715 comments Mama's Completion Post

King (King, #1) by T.M. Frazier
Week #1 ~ Spot #7

Book: King 3.5* ✔️ 9/23
303 pages
Qualifications: Alternate #7 ~ Published June 15th 2015


message 21: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Sousa | 75 comments Completion Post - Week 1 - Spot 7

Book: A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #7) by Agatha Christie
Pages: 220 (paperback, but I am listening to audio)
Date Read: 9/23/2020
How it Fits: It is the 7th book in the Miss Marple series.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review:

I have read several books by Agatha Christie, but A Pocket Full of Rye is the first one featuring Miss Marple. I use the term “featuring” loosely, as the main protagonist (and detective) in this book is not Miss Marple, but Inspector Neele. In fact, we don’t even encounter Miss Marple until almost halfway through the book when the murder investigation is well underway.

The action begins immediately when Rex Fortescue demands to know what was put in his morning tea. Moments later, he is dead, presumably poisoned by the tea. Upon further inspection, it is discovered that he had a few grains of rye in his pocket, a detail which raises Inspector Neele’s curiosity. Two additional murders occur in rapid succession, and it is the third murder – that of housekeeper Gladys Martin – which draws the attention of Miss Marple, who belatedly swoops in on the scene and is instrumental in exposing the perpetrator.

Despite the minimal presence of Miss Marple, the mystery itself is a good one, with layers of complexity and a plethora of suspects with familial ties. Rex’s sons, Percival and Lancelot Fortescue, and each of their wives have secrets aplenty. As do the household staff. And there are so many twists, turns and red herrings, that the reader is kept guessing throughout. Miss Marple proves herself astute as well as charming while going above and beyond to solve the murders.

Overall, I found A Pocket Full of Rye both intriguing and entertaining. And the narration by Richard E. Grant was fantastic. I hope to encounter another Miss Marple tale in the near future.
A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple, #7) by Agatha Christie


message 22: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
description

Week: 2
Dice roll: 6
Previous Spot: 7
Current Spot: 13

What to read:
a standalone book
#1 in a series
#3 in a series
#13 in a series
Alternate: published 2019


message 23: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Sousa | 75 comments For this roll, I will be reading 15 Minutes of Flame by Christin Brecher. It is the 3rd book in the Nantucket Candle Maker mystery series.
15 Minutes of Flame by Christin Brecher


message 24: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
I'm going to read Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, which is the 3rd book in a series.


message 25: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 379 comments I'm reading Ride Hard (Savage Saints MC, #1) by Hazel Parker -- book 1 in Savage Saints MC (not my usual, but you know how challenges go...) . I love the teens!!


message 26: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Completion Post
Week: 2

Spot:
13
Book: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 240
Date Read: 9/26/2020
How it fits: it is the 3rd in the series

(If I was on a team, my review would go here :)


message 27: by Joeera (new)

Joeera | 300 comments I am reading


Seventh Heaven by Catherine Anderson


message 28: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Sep 30, 2020 12:49PM) (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Glad you're joining us, Joeera!


message 29: by Joeera (new)

Joeera | 300 comments Thanks for having me. I haven't played this in so long. I do remember that the last time I played my team won both rounds


message 30: by Joeera (last edited Sep 28, 2020 12:23PM) (new)

Joeera | 300 comments Completion post

Week 2

Standalone

Book
Seventh Heaven


Author
Catherine Anderson


Date read ( Sept 27-28 ) Pages ( 379 )

Review would go here


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 715 comments Mama's Completion Post

Rescuing Harley (Delta Force Heroes #3) by Susan Stoker
Current Spot: 13

Book: Rescuing Harley 4* ✔️ 9/28
Pages: 320 Pages
Qualifications: #3 in Delta Force Heroes


message 32: by Stacey (last edited Sep 30, 2020 05:04PM) (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 379 comments Completion Post -- Week 2

Spot: 13
Book: Ride Hard (Savage Saints MC, #1) by Hazel Parker
Pages: 213
Completed: 9/30/20
How it Fits: #1 in Savage Saints


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 715 comments Excited to see heat out next roll will be!


message 34: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
description

Week: 3
Dice roll: 10
Previous Spot: 13
Current Spot: 23

What to read:
#2 in a series
#3 in a series
#23 in a series
Alternate: Female Author


message 35: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
I'm going to read Blood Bound, which is 2nd in the Mercy Thompson series.


message 36: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Oct 07, 2020 06:52AM) (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Completion Post
Week: 3

Spot:
23
Book: Blood Bound
Author: Patricia Briggs
Pages: 335
Date Read: 10/3/2020
How it fits: it is the 2nd in the series

(If I was on a team, my review would go here :)


message 37: by Mamacita aka MawMaw (last edited Oct 08, 2020 09:19PM) (new)

Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 715 comments Mama's Completion Post

Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (MacKenzies & McBrides, #2) by Jennifer Ashley
Week #3 ~ Spot #23

Book: Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage 3* ✔️ 10/4
Pages: 338
Qualifications: Book #2 in Mackenzies & McBrides


message 38: by Joeera (new)

Joeera | 300 comments Secrets of Surrender (Rothwell #3) by Madeline Hunter

Is the book I am reading


message 39: by Joeera (last edited Oct 08, 2020 06:21PM) (new)

Joeera | 300 comments Completion post

Week 2 spot 23


Secrets of Surrender (Rothwell #3) by Madeline Hunter .

Madeline Hunter

How it fits #3 book Secrets of Surrender ( Rothwell Brothers )

Read from ( Oct 5-6 ) ( pages 372 )


message 40: by Stacey (last edited Oct 08, 2020 04:22PM) (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 379 comments Completion Post -- Week 3

Spot: 23
Book: Falling for the Marine (McCade Brothers, #2) by Samanthe Beck
Author: Samanthe Beck
Pages: 250
Completed: 10/8/20
How it Fits: #2 in McCade Brothers


message 41: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
description

Week: 4
Dice roll: 7
Previous Spot: 23
Current Spot: 30

What to read:
a standalone
#3 in a series
#30 in a series
Alternate: Young Adult/New Adult


message 42: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Completion Post
Week: 4

Spot:
30
Book: A Dangerous Madness
Author: Michelle Diener
Pages: 325
Date Read: 10/10/2020
How it fits: it is the 3rd in the series

(If I was on a team, my review would go here :)


message 43: by Joeera (last edited Oct 15, 2020 04:34PM) (new)

Joeera | 300 comments Completion post. Week 4 ( Spot 30 )

How it fits ( Standalone )


Unbreak My Heart by Teresa Hill

Author:Teresa Hill


Read from ( Oct- 13 -14 )


Pages ( 358 )


message 44: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
description

Week: 5
Dice roll: 9
Previous Spot: 30
Current Spot: 39

What to read:
#3 in a series
#9 in a series
#39 in a series
Alternate: School/College/University


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 715 comments Oh shit sorry. I forgot. So what do I do?


message 46: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Mamacita wrote: "Oh shit sorry. I forgot. So what do I do?"

No worries! Here's info from the first message: "Participation is optional and casual, meaning you're not competing for the win, you're playing without Free Pass and bonus points, and there will be no disqualifications"

Feel free to read a book for this roll.


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 715 comments K. Thx


message 48: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Completion Post
Week: 5

Spot:
39
Book: The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice: A modern love story
Author: Abigail Reynolds
Pages: 433
Date Read: 10/19/2020
How it fits: it is set at Haverford College

(If I was on a team, my review would go here :)


message 49: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
description

Week: 6
Dice roll: 5
Previous Spot: 39
Current Spot: 44

What to read:
#4 in a series
#44 in a series
Alternate: Author 'M'


message 50: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14703 comments Mod
Completion Post
Week: 6

Spot:
44
Book: Defiance
Author: Taylor Longford
Pages: 167
Date Read: 10/24/2020
How it fits: it is the 4th book in the series

(If I was on a team, my review would go here :)


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