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message 1: by Dancing Queen, Special Projects: Team Challenges (last edited Jan 26, 2015 12:23PM) (new)

Dancing Queen RLftCI | 678 comments Team “Purple Reign”: Lauren, Cristina, Danielle, & Holli

Captain: Lauren



message 2: by Dancing Queen, Special Projects: Team Challenges (new)

Dancing Queen RLftCI | 678 comments .


message 3: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Hey teamies!

I've really enjoyed the past rounds of this challenge and can't wait to get started. If I remember correctly, I may have been on team purple once before :0)

Something about me, I'm a lecturer in English lit. The semester ends next week so I should have plenty of time to read between marking papers and exams.

I read almost anything but my preference is for romance and mysteries/thrillers.

I don't mind being team captain if nobody else wants the job. Possible team names:

Purple Reign
Grapevine Girls
Lavender Ladies

Book related:

The Color Purple
Purple Prose
Purple Poes

That's all my brain can come up with now :0)


message 4: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Oops! Looks like I've already been designated captain, lol! Missed that :0)


message 5: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (last edited Jan 23, 2015 04:32AM) (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) Hello team

I've never played this one before, but I'm looking forward to it starting. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it when it's starts.

I read almost everything, but my main reading is romance.


✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) Hi Lauren :)


message 7: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Hey Danielle *waves*


message 8: by Holli (new)

Holli | 69 comments Hello all! I wanted to peek in and have a look around. I like the name Purple Reign for the group. It's cute and gets a good song stuck in my head. :-D I read pretty diversely. If it stands still long enough, I'll look it over and read it if it sounds good. I can be a little picky at the same time but I always give interesting sounding books a chance. This will be my first time doing this challenge but it sounds quite fun. I look forward to it.


message 9: by Dancing Queen, Special Projects: Team Challenges (new)

Dancing Queen RLftCI | 678 comments
Points:<br />2 categories

We mods have discussed it and decided you may choose two (2) categories from which to accumulate points.

Still, within each category you will only get one match. So, if you have two names that match two in the the "name" category, you would only get five (5) points, not ten (10).

EXAMPLE ONLY. Player Review & Points

♬ Week 1 Song: "The Safety Dance" - Men Without Hats (1982)
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Book: A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby
Rating: ★★★★★
Finished: Jan. 27, 2015
Review: This was an unexpected surprise. The cover doesn't do the book any favours but once I started reading, the characters hooked me right in. I'm not usually a fan of the suicide attempts, but this book broke the mold and pulled at the heartstrings. Love the bonding of the characters.
*Link: SHELF - Humorous
*Names: Ivan & Colin

Individual points for this player:
[shelf (1) + names (5)] = 6



message 10: by Dancing Queen, Special Projects: Team Challenges (new)

Dancing Queen RLftCI | 678 comments
Posting Questions

We don't want to miss your questions, and we don't want other Teams to miss our answers. Therefore, please post your questions to the Mods in the R3: ♬ 1, 2, 3 Step or HOW TO PLAY thread. Thank you!

P.S. You may certainly continue to post your questions to your Captains in your Team threads.



message 11: by Dancing Queen, Special Projects: Team Challenges (new)

Dancing Queen RLftCI | 678 comments We Mods sent an eMail to Cristina about checking in.


message 12: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Thanks Dancing Queen :0)


message 13: by •♥•Cristina•♥• (last edited Jan 25, 2015 05:27AM) (new)

•♥•Cristina•♥• Hello everybody!

Sorry it took me so long to post, I went skiing this weekend with my family and didn't have my phone! This is my very first challenge and I am super excited because this one seems like a lot of fun! I read mostly anything with romance, though occasionally some other genres but romance is my favorite. I like the name Purple Reign too but I am open to anything! :)


message 14: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Welcome Cristina!

You're skiing weekend sounds like fun and I'm not surprised you didn't have your phone :0)

So are we all OK with Purple Reign for our team name?


message 15: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) Yes, I like that name.


message 16: by Dancing Queen, Special Projects: Team Challenges (new)


message 17: by Lauren (last edited Jan 25, 2015 08:52AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) OK, just to recap what you need to do:

1. Pick a book that matches 2 of the categories on the list in the link above - try for books that can get us as many points as possible.

2. Read the book as quickly as possible. We get extra points for finishing as quickly as we can (it goes according to the # of days it takes ALL team members to read their book).

Here's a reminder of the points:

Categories
Shelf = 1 point - (only the shelf linked under that week's song counts)
Cover = 2 points - (item on the cover links to the title, video clip or lyrics)
Plot = 3 points - (one of the plot points links to the song)
Title = 4 points - (song title & book title have matching key words {i.e. not a preposition})
Name = 5 points - (first or last name of author, artist or character matches)
Setting = 6 points - (first published date matches release date or place matches lyrics)

Read after # of days
1 Day after song post = 7 points
2 days after... = 6 pts
3 days after... = 5 pts
4 days after... = 4 pts
5 days after... = 3 pts
6 days after... = 2 pts
7 days after... = 1 pts
8 or more days after... = 0 pts


message 18: by Lauren (last edited Jan 27, 2015 11:28AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #1:
Song: ♬"Angels" - Robbie Williams (1997)

Lauren:What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris - 6 points (Cover/Title), Jan 27, ★★★★ - Review
Cristina: Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter - 10 points (Series/Setting), Jan 26, ★★★★ - Review
Danielle: Darkness Unmasked by Keri Arthur - 6 points (Cover/Series), Jan 27, ★★★★ - Review
Holli: Small Vices by Robert B. Parker - 11 points (Author / Setting), Jan 26, ★★★ - Review

Team points: 33
Day read bonus: 5

Week #1 Total: 38

What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1) by C.S. Harris Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark, #1) by Gena Showalter Darkness Unmasked (Dark Angels, #5) by Keri Arthur Small Vices (Spenser, #24) by Robert B. Parker


message 19: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #1 Song: ♬"Angels" - Robbie Williams (1997)
Book: What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris
Title: “Angels” (4 points)
Cover: Cityscape (2 points)
Total points: 6

What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1) by C.S. Harris


message 20: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) Week #1
Song: ♬"Angels" - Robbie Williams (1997)


Book: Darkness Unmasked by Keri Arthur
Title: series - Dark Angels (4 points)
Cover: Wings (2 points)
Total points: 6

Darkness Unmasked (Dark Angels, #5) by Keri Arthur


message 21: by Holli (new)

Holli | 69 comments Week #1
Song: ♬"Angels" - Robbie Williams (1997)
Book: Small Vices by Robert B. Parker
Name: Robert (author first name) - 5 points
Setting: 1997; release year - 6 points
Total: 11 points


•♥•Cristina•♥• Lauren wrote: "OK, just to recap what you need to do:

1. Pick a book that matches 2 of the categories on the list in the link above - try for books that can get us as many points as possible.

2. Read the book ..."


Quick question, we can read the same book as someone else in the group right? Or no? Sorry I'm a little confused on that part!


message 23: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (last edited Jan 25, 2015 07:03PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Cristina wrote: "Quick question, we can read the same book as someone else in the group right?"
Yes.


•♥•Cristina•♥• Lisa Kay wrote: "Cristina wrote: "Quick question, we can read the same book as someone else in the group right? Or no? Sorry I'm a little confused on that part!"
Yes."


Thank you!


•♥•Cristina•♥• Suddenly One Summer (Angel's Bay #1) by Barbara Freethy

Week #1
Song: ♬"Angels" - Robbie Williams (1997)
Book: Suddenly One Summer - Barbara Freethy
Title: Angel Bay Series
Setting: In Angel Bay
Total: 10 points


message 26: by ShoSho , Moderator (last edited Jan 25, 2015 10:01PM) (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Cristina wrote: "Suddenly One Summer (Angel's Bay #1) by Barbara Freethy

Week #1
Song: ♬"Angels" - Robbie Williams (1997)
Book: Suddenly One Summer - Barbara Freethy
Title: Angel Bay Series
Setting: In Angel Bay
Total: 10 points"


Cristina unfortunately none of your points counts. It has to be Angels. Sorry (Plural, not with 's )


message 27: by Holli (new)

Holli | 69 comments I don't know if it affects anything, but I switched book types on Small Vices. The copy I borrowed is the hardcover, rather than the paperback. I didn't realize it was on that one until I went in to do a page count update. The only difference on the cover is the color pattern. I wanted to let you know and make sure I didn't screw up anything with this alteration.

Holli


message 28: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Holli wrote: "I don't know if it affects anything, but I switched book types on Small Vices. The copy I borrowed is the hardcover, rather than the paperback. I didn't realize it was on that one until I went in t..."

That's fine,Holli :)


message 29: by Holli (last edited Jan 26, 2015 02:23AM) (new)

Holli | 69 comments Thanks. Just call me overly cautious. :-D

Holli


message 30: by •♥•Cristina•♥• (last edited Jan 26, 2015 05:47AM) (new)

•♥•Cristina•♥• ShoSho wrote: "Cristina wrote: "Suddenly One Summer (Angel's Bay #1) by Barbara Freethy

Week #1
Song: ♬"Angels" - Robbie Williams (1997)
Book: Suddenly One Summer - Barbara Freethy
Title: Angel Bay Series
Setting: In Angel Bay..."


Ok, let me know if this works.

Wicked Nights
Week #1
Song: ♬"Angels" - Robbie Williams (1997)
Book: Wicked Nights (Angels of the dark #1) - Gena Showalter
Title: Angels of the dark series
Setting: Parts set in Heaven
Total: 10 points


message 31: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Cristina wrote: "ShoSho wrote: "Cristina wrote: "Week #1
Song: ♬"Angels" - Robbie Williams (1997)
Book: Wicked Nights (Angels of the dark #1) - Gena Showalter
Title: Angels of the dark series
Setting: Parts set in Heaven
Total: 10 points "


yes, this looks fine.


message 32: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Lauren is correct, Cristina; that book works. ☺


•♥•Cristina•♥• Awesome, thank you both. Sorry for all the questions!


message 34: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Not a problem, Cristina. Questions are good. :o)


message 35: by •♥•Cristina•♥• (last edited Jan 27, 2015 12:27PM) (new)

•♥•Cristina•♥• Hey guys! I finished my book :)
Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark, #1) by Gena Showalter
Rating: ★★★★
Finished: 26-Jan-15
Review: I actually loved this book and think I am going to continue reading the rest of the series! I just recently started reading paranormal romances again and I wasn't sure if I would like them anymore and this one was just amazing. The love story was beautiful and the book constantly kept me on my toes and shocked me even at the very end (totally did not see the end coming). Anyways, I loved it and couldn't stop reading once I started (Clearly since I finished in a few hours!).
Link to song:
Title: Angels of the dark series
Setting: Parts set in Heaven
Total: 10 points


Let me know if I need to do anything else to show that I finished it today!

Hope everyone else is enjoying their books as well :)


message 36: by Gisela, Moderator (last edited Jan 26, 2015 02:59PM) (new)

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments Yay you loved your book!

ETA: Did you mark it as "read" on your shelves? Your captain will check that.


•♥•Cristina•♥• Gisela wrote: "Yay you loved your book!

ETA: Did you mark it as "read" on your shelves? Your captain will check that."


Yes I did! :) But it just needs to be read on my shelves not in a certain shelf right?


message 38: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments It's all good , Cristina . I just checked your shelf .


message 39: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (last edited Jan 26, 2015 03:17PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Cristina wrote: "But it just needs to be read on my shelves not in a certain shelf right?"

Correct, Cristina.


message 40: by Holli (last edited Jan 27, 2015 08:30PM) (new)

Holli | 69 comments Finished my book also. My actual review ended up being longer than 2-3 sentences, so I truncated it for this. I'm including a link to the full review as well.

Small Vices by Robert B. Parker
Rating: 3 stars
Finished: 26, Jan. 2015
Review: I liked the book pretty well. I can't give it four stars because it had timing problems on actually fulfilling the blurb but I did overall enjoy the book. I love Spenser and his world, even with the problems I encounter in the books. I'm a writer myself, so I'm hard on things I read no matter how much I do enjoy them.
Links to song -
Name: Robert (author first name) - 5 points
Setting: 1997; release year - 6 points

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 41: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Great work Cristina and Holli!

Glad you enjoyed your book, Cristina. Did you know that it is a spin off of Gena Showlater's Lords of the Underworld series? I highly recommend it.

I'll be done with my book today too.


message 42: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lauren wrote: "Great work Cristina and Holli!

Glad you enjoyed your book, Cristina. Did you know that it is a spin off of Gena Showlater's Lords of the Underworld series? I highly recommend it"


I'm reading the latest book in that series, The Darkest Touch,it's good so far.


message 43: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) ShoSho wrote: "I'm reading the latest book in that series, The Darkest Touch,it's good so far. ."

The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld, #9) by Gena Showalter is up next for me.


message 44: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lauren wrote: "ShoSho wrote: "I'm reading the latest book in that series, The Darkest Touch,it's good so far. ."

The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld, #9) by Gena Showalter is up next for me."

I didn't like that one at all. The one after that was much better.


message 45: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Pity :0(

I was looking forward to Paris's book.


message 46: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lauren wrote: "Pity :0(

I was looking forward to Paris's book."


If you start it with low expectations you might enjoy it! Mine was high!


message 47: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Hopefully that will do the trick - *fingers crossed*


message 48: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) I'll do done with mine today


message 49: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (last edited Jan 27, 2015 08:20AM) (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) Week #1
Song: ♬"Angels" - Robbie Williams (1997)


Darkness Unmasked (Dark Angels, #5) by Keri Arthur by Keri Arthur
Read: 27/01/15
Rating: 4 stars

Review:
I was really surprised at some the things that happen in this one. The ending in this one, really makes me want to read the next one straightaway. I must try to fit it in to read in February.

I like Risa as a heroine. She's strong, but makes mistakes.

I didn't like the villian this book. I absolutely hate spiders, so I did skim those parts. I really don't want to read about them.

--------------------
6 POINTS
Title Series: Dark Angels - 4 points
Cover: Wings - 2 points


•♥•Cristina•♥• Lauren wrote: "Great work Cristina and Holli!

Glad you enjoyed your book, Cristina. Did you know that it is a spin off of Gena Showlater's Lords of the Underworld series? I highly recommend it.

I'll be done wi..."


I just realized that after I finished reading so now I really want to read that series too!!


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