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message 1: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Ask us anything!

Need us to change a buddy start date for you? Need a question answered? Have a suggestion for a challenge?


message 2: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Yoder | 4 comments Hi Friends, I have been market testing some titles, and have not yet landed on one for my memoir, which is a love story about healing a marriage gone awry & also finding my heart again. I am wondering what you think of this:

Return to the Lilies: finding my heart again among my Mennonite roots

I also had something quite different, which was "Tortured, Crazy Love: a romance & return to my Mennonite roots".

thanks!
Cynthia


message 3: by Elizabeth Emily, Ghost Mod (new)

Elizabeth Emily Browne (snakesandladderrs) | 684 comments Mod
Hi, I think they are both good but I think I prefer the second one.. it catches your attention slightly more. I hope I've helped, feel free to put it in a new thread and ask the group? :)


message 4: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments I would prefer the first one, but I would tweak it a little.


message 5: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Yoder | 4 comments Also looking at : Crazy Quilted Heart: going home to the Mennonites to rediscover love


message 6: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Yoder | 4 comments Oh, thanks Jackie & Elizabeth! I just saw your posts. I hadn't refreshed my browser. What do you think of the 3rd?


message 7: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Cynthia wrote: "Oh, thanks Jackie & Elizabeth! I just saw your posts. I hadn't refreshed my browser. What do you think of the 3rd?"

I'd still stick to the first or second.


message 8: by Elizabeth Emily, Ghost Mod (new)

Elizabeth Emily Browne (snakesandladderrs) | 684 comments Mod
Your welcome! I still prefer the second :)


message 9: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Yoder | 4 comments Thank you! Good to know.


message 10: by Elizabeth Emily, Ghost Mod (new)

Elizabeth Emily Browne (snakesandladderrs) | 684 comments Mod
Your very welcome :)


message 11: by Collette (new)

Collette Morris (candibelle) | 51 comments Hi! I'm new to the whole online buddy system and just wanted to ask: How do you guys keep track of the book we read (such as for the BINGO challenge) in order to award us points? And what do the points go towards?

Thanks in advance. :)


message 12: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Collette wrote: "Hi! I'm new to the whole online buddy system and just wanted to ask: How do you guys keep track of the book we read (such as for the BINGO challenge) in order to award us points? And what do the po..."

Hey, welcome to the group! When the challenge is open, Elizabeth or I will create a review thread where you can link your reviews and any buddy reads within the group that go along with the books. We then give points based on the review and buddy read--one per each review and one per buddy read usually depending on challenge rules. The points will then be calculated at the end of the month and the person/pair with the most points and a random winner will get to pick a book of their choice. Does this help?


message 13: by Collette (new)

Collette Morris (candibelle) | 51 comments Jackie wrote: "Collette wrote: "Hi! I'm new to the whole online buddy system and just wanted to ask: How do you guys keep track of the book we read (such as for the BINGO challenge) in order to award us points? A..."

Oh yes, immensely.


message 14: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Good, just ask if you ever have questions.


message 15: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9906 comments I was wondering if you guys have a 'currently reading' thread or 'your latest book purchase' thread? Something along those lines? If you do I can't find it. :/


message 16: by C.P. (new)

C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments I don't think we do. I'll make one now!


message 17: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9906 comments Courtney wrote: "I don't think we do. I'll make one now!"

TY! :D


message 18: by Mary (new)

Mary Mortimer (memortimer) Could you add a Bingo challenge? I think it would be fun for the group


message 19: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments We'll think about that for the future as a solo challenge.:) Or were you thinking team?


message 20: by Mary (new)

Mary Mortimer (memortimer) Solo challenge would work best.


message 21: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Awesome! We'll think of something probably for a quarterly challenge or something. Great suggestion!


message 22: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9906 comments I have two quick questions.

1. When will the Superheroes reviews be updated again?

2. When will the planning thread for Madness in May be up?

^-^


message 23: by C.P. (new)

C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments I'll update scores in just a bit.

We'll get the thread up in the next day or so. :)


message 24: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9906 comments Courtney wrote: "I'll update scores in just a bit.

We'll get the thread up in the next day or so. :)"


KK. TY. :D


message 25: by C.P. (new)

C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Here is the planning thread: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 26: by Kaylin (last edited Jul 14, 2016 08:26PM) (new)

Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) (kaylin_14) I just read ( Blink 2 (Rebel Minds) by C.B. Stone ) and would like to count it for my July points, but there is no page count listed on Goodreads. Can I still count it for the review point, even if I can't count the pages?


message 27: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9906 comments Kaylin wrote: "I just read (Blink 2 (Rebel Minds) by C.B. Stone) and would like to count it for my July points, but there is no page count listed on Goodreads. Can I still count it for the review point, even if I can't..."

On Amazon it says it's 74 pages. :)

https://www.amazon.ca/Blink-Rebel-Min...


message 28: by Kaylin (new)

Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) (kaylin_14) Bookbuyer wrote: "Kaylin wrote: "I just read (Blink 2 (Rebel Minds) by C.B. Stone) and would like to count it for my July points, but there is no page count listed on Goodreads. Can I still count it for the review point, ..."

Thank you so much! :)


message 29: by C.P. (new)

C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Thanks, Bookbuyer!


message 30: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9906 comments Kaylin wrote: "Bookbuyer wrote: "Kaylin wrote: "I just read (Blink 2 (Rebel Minds) by C.B. Stone) and would like to count it for my July points, but there is no page count listed on Goodreads. Can I still count it for ..."

Courtney wrote: "Thanks, Bookbuyer!"

:)


message 31: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Thinking out loud  (lynn1938) Are we allowed to do promos in this group? Thank you for your time


message 32: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments What do you mean by this? We offer a read-to-review system where you send Courtney your information and she sets up a discussion for your book for our members to read and review honestly in exchange for a copy.


message 33: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Thinking out loud  (lynn1938) Ok. I thought I'd be allowed to leave links and a blurb.


message 34: by Christine (new)

Christine Marshall | 78 comments Hi Everyone!
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message 35: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Aguilar (theelizaaguilar) | 266 comments Is there a time frame to finish buddy reads? If so, what is it?


message 36: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 53339 comments Mod
Elizabeth wrote: "Is there a time frame to finish buddy reads? If so, what is it?"

Hello! You have two weeks from the last comment or the day that the buddy read started. As for starting a buddy read early, we don't have a day limit. If you ever need a buddy thread restarted, just ask.


message 37: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 3309 comments Do you have to finish a GBR in the month it is listed, or do we still get the two weeks grace period after the last comment?


message 38: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 53339 comments Mod
Jammin Jenny wrote: "Do you have to finish a GBR in the month it is listed, or do we still get the two weeks grace period after the last comment?"

I think we've always done it for that month.. maybe we can do the grace period next year. Sounds kind of cool.


message 39: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 3309 comments Okay. I'm currently reading The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix but I'm not sure I'll finish it today. Too bad for me :(


message 40: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 53339 comments Mod
Jammin Jenny wrote: "Okay. I'm currently reading The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix but I'm not sure I'll finish it today. Too bad for me :("

How many comments do you have so far? Like on the BOTM thread?


message 41: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 3309 comments I'm about to post my first one. I'll probably have two or maybe three before the night is over. But I don't think I'll get that last comment in.


message 42: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 53339 comments Mod
Jammin Jenny wrote: "I'm about to post my first one. I'll probably have two or maybe three before the night is over. But I don't think I'll get that last comment in."

If you post 3 and make a comment to someone else's post, that will equal 4 comments. So you can use the BOTM in December.


message 43: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 3309 comments Thank you!


message 44: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 3309 comments Can we use books that are only in audio format, and if so how do we calculate page count?


message 45: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 53339 comments Mod
Jammin Jenny wrote: "Can we use books that are only in audio format, and if so how do we calculate page count?"

Yes, you can! Here is the link to the formula: HERE!


message 46: by Celia (new)

Celia (cealcrest) | 120 comments Why are points for books capped at 550 pages = 6 pts? It seems odd to penalize people for reading longer books :(


message 47: by Felicia, Head of Team Quarterly & BOTM (new)

Felicia | 14903 comments Mod
Celia wrote: "Why are points for books capped at 550 pages = 6 pts? It seems odd to penalize people for reading longer books :("

I'm glad you asked! It actually made me think you're correct! I'm going to figure it out and we'll see if we change it starting January 1st. :)


message 48: by Celia (new)

Celia (cealcrest) | 120 comments Felicia wrote: "Celia wrote: "Why are points for books capped at 550 pages = 6 pts? It seems odd to penalize people for reading longer books :("

I'm glad you asked! It actually made me think you're correct! I'm g..."


Awesome! Thank you!!

As it is, the challenges favor shorter books (with bonuses, or just needing more books to finish more tasks), so the cap seems like an added penalty.


message 49: by Elizabeth (last edited Dec 31, 2020 09:57PM) (new)

Elizabeth Aguilar (theelizaaguilar) | 266 comments I thought I saw the answer to this question but I can't find it anymore.

Would it be possible to count a book I started in a different month if I'm still reading a significant portion of it during the time of a challenge?

E.g. I read ~30 pages of a 350 pg book or 100 of a 490 pg book in December but finishing in January.


message 50: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 53339 comments Mod
Elizabeth wrote: "I thought I saw the answer to this question but I can't find it anymore.

Would it be possible to count a book I started in a different month if I'm still reading a significant portion of it durin..."


You can still count it if for page points. Unless the challenge sign ups specify that the amount read over 100 pages can count towards a category within that challenge.


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