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message 1: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments One of the fun activities that we have here in the 2015 Reading Challenge Group is the Points Challenge. This is a fun and casual way for us to keep track of the books we read while earning some bonus points.

Feel free to join the challenge by posting your own message below with your tally for the month. Get ready to have some fun and cheer on the other participants to help motivate us all to read new genres/authors/etc!

Keep in mind - the books that you count for points should only be counted as part of one of the categories, unless it is also meets the definition of that month's bonus...then it can count as a bonus in addition to the other category!

Happy counting!

POINT SYSTEM GUIDELINE

Read a general book: 1 point per book
Read a "shortie" (short story, poem, play): 0.5 points per
Read a group read book: 5 points per book
Read a buddy read book: 5 points per book you read with a buddy
Read a book for the genre challenge: 3 points per book
Read a book for a mini-challenge: 3 points per book
Complete a multi-book mini-challenge: 10 extra points

Bonus** - Fantasy books often contain fantastic creatures. Read books with a fantasy creature in the title (such as centaur, minotaur, chimera, dragon, giant, griffin, gorgon, harpy, unicorn, sphinx, pegasus and serpent) and get 8 bonus points per book!

Definitions:

A GENERAL book is any book you read this month (not covered by another category).

A GROUP READ book is limited to the books nominated and chosen by the group and discussed in the Group Read folder.

A GENRE Challenge book is any book that fits the Genre of the Month.

MINI-CHALLENGE books are 3 points each. There is an additional 10 point bonus for completing a challenge that involves several books.
For example, the New Year, New Author is a 3 pointer, because it only requires one book. Something like the Decade Challenge, however, can earn you a lot of points because each book counts as 3 points and then you also earn the extra 10 points (for completing a multi-book mini-challenge) once you complete the challenge.
**Also note that if you complete the 5 books in a BINGO, you will get 10 points every time you complete a Bingo.


message 2: by Kassandra (last edited May 31, 2015 06:05PM) (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Kassandra's May Tally

Total: 57 points

Read a general book: 1 point per book

Read a "shortie" (short story, poem, play): 0.5 points per

Read a group read book: 5 points per book

Read a buddy read book: 5 points per book you read with a buddy

Read a book for the genre challenge: 3 points per book

Read a book for a mini-challenge: 3 points per book
Brown Girl Dreaming
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Less Than Hero
Orange Is the New Black
Dearly Devoted Dexter
Rebel Heart
Asylum
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Before I Go To Sleep
Jack the Giant Killer
Child of the Ghosts
Blood of My Blood

Complete a multi-book mini-challenge: 10 extra points
Single line BINGO (N1, N2, N3, N4, N5) completed May 18

Bonus** - Fantasy books often contain fantastic creatures. Read books with a fantasy creature in the title (such as centaur, minotaur, chimera, dragon, giant, griffin, gorgon, harpy, unicorn, sphinx, pegasus and serpent) and get 8 bonus points per book!
Jack the Giant Killer


message 3: by Melissa (last edited May 31, 2015 06:53PM) (new)

Melissa Coyle | 1557 comments MAY POINT TALLY: 115.5


General book: 1 pt.

"Shortie" (short story, poem, play): 0.5 pts.
- The Lottery Ticket by Anton Chekhov; READ 5/19/15

Group read book: 5 pts.
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Nobel Prize 1982; READING
- The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life by Martha Beck; READ 5/22/15
- Doll Bones by Holly Black; YA; READ 5/7/15

Buddy read book: 16 pts.

Genre Challenge: 3 pts.
FANTASY
- King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently & Helen Oxenbury; READ 5/7/15
- Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman; READ 5/10/15
- Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el; Illustrated by Tim Bowers; READ 5/10/15
- Old MacDonald Had a Dragon by Ken Baker; Illustrated by Christopher Santoro; READ 4/10/15
- Pegasus by Marianna Mayer; illustrated by K.Y. Craft; READ 5/11/15
- D'Aulaires' Norse Gods & Giants by D'Aulaires'; 1001 Children's Books; READ 5/21/15
- Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey; READ 5/31/15
- Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey; READ 5/31/15

Mini-challenge: 3 pts.
- Dragon Ball, Vol. 1: The Monkey King by Akira Toriyama; 50 New Book Challenge-Graphic; READ 5/20/15
- A Red Death by Walter Mosley; ROY G BIV Challenge; READ 5/27/15
- Green Darkness by Anya Seton; ROY G BIV; READ 5/29/15

Complete a multi-book mini-challenge: 10 extra pts.

Bonus** - Fantasy books often contain fantastic creatures. Read books with a fantasy creature in the title (such as centaur, minotaur, chimera, dragon, giant, griffin, gorgon, harpy, unicorn, sphinx, pegasus and serpent) and get 8 bonus points per book!
- King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently & Helen Oxenbury; READ 5/7/15
- Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman; READ 5/10/15
- Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el; Illustrated by Tim Bowers; READ 5/10/15
- Old MacDonald Had a Dragon by Ken Baker; Illustrated by Christopher Santoro; READ 5/10/15
- Pegasus by Marianna Mayer; illustrated by K.Y. Craft; READ 5/11/15
- Dragon Ball, Vol. 1: The Monkey King by Akira Toriyama; READ 5/20/15
- D'Aulaires' Norse Gods & Giants by D'Aulaires'; READ 5/21/15
- Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey; READ 5/31/15
- Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey; READ 5/31/15


message 4: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited May 31, 2015 06:07PM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Allison's May Points Tally
Final Total: 53 Points

General book (1 point). Subtotal: 1

Paragon Walk by Anne Perry

"Shortie" (0.5 points)


Group read (5 points). Subtotal: 5

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Buddy read (5 points)


Genre challenge - Fantasy (3 points). Subtotal: 12

The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
King's Dragon by Kate Elliott

Genre Challenge - Health/Wellness/Self-Improvement (3 points). Subtotal: 3

Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices by Thich Nhat Hanh

Mini-challenge (3 points). Subtotal: 6

The Wretched of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler (TBR Pile 2015)

Mort (Terry Pratchett Challenge)

Complete a multi-book mini-challenge (10 points) Subtotal: 10

✔ Bingo - completed 1 column

Bonus** Read books with a fantasy creature in the title (8 points). Subtotal: 16

The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow (Wyrm = Dragon)
King's Dragon by Kate Elliott


message 5: by Camille (last edited May 26, 2015 10:46AM) (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Camille's May Point Tally.

Read a general book: 1 point per book
1. Frankenstein
2. The Italian Wife

Read a "shortie" (short story, poem, play): 0.5 points per
1. Gooseberries
2. There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie

Read a group read book: 5 points per book
Read a buddy read book: 5 points per book you read with a buddy

Read a book for the genre challenge: 3 points per book
1. Selkie

Read a book for a mini-challenge: 3 points per book
1. Angel (Decade Challenge)
2. The Professor (Decade Challenge)

Complete a multi-book mini-challenge: 10 extra points

Bonus** Read books with a fantasy creature in the title, 8 bonus points per book!
1. Selkie

Total: 20 points


message 6: by Gareth (last edited May 31, 2015 02:30PM) (new)

Gareth Townsend | 166 comments POINT SYSTEM GUIDELINE

Read a general book: 1 point per book
Read a "shortie" (short story, poem, play): 0.5 points per
Read a group read book: 5 points per book
Much Ado About Nothing
Read a buddy read book: 5 points per book you read with a buddy
Read a book for the genre challenge: 3 points per book
Read a book for a mini-challenge: 3 points per book
Utopia
Ancillary Justice
Pawn of Prophecy
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Vicious
Half Bad
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Complete a multi-book mini-challenge: 10 extra points

Bonus** - Read books with a fantasy creature in the title and get 8 bonus points per book!
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Bingo Bonus - 20 points

Total = 63 points


message 7: by Mickey (last edited May 31, 2015 10:43PM) (new)

Mickey | 25 comments Mickey's Point Tally- 25 TOTAL

POINT SYSTEM GUIDELINE

Read a general book: 1 point per book
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
Read a "shortie" (short story, poem, play): 0.5 points per
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Read a group read book: 5 points per book
Read a buddy read book: 5 points per book you read with a buddy
Read a book for the genre challenge: 3 points per book
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Read a book for a mini-challenge: 3 points per book {all four were for the Summer Bingo Challenge}
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

Complete a multi-book mini-challenge: 10 extra points

Bonus** - Fantasy books often contain fantastic creatures. Read books with a fantasy creature in the title (such as centaur, minotaur, chimera, dragon, giant, griffin, gorgon, harpy, unicorn, sphinx, pegasus and serpent) and get 8 bonus points per book!
**The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro


message 8: by Susan (last edited May 30, 2015 10:40AM) (new)

Susan (suzybop) | 90 comments 22.5 total

Read a general book: 1 point per book
Comfort Food
Debt Inheritance
First Debt
Second Debt
Read a "shortie" (short story, poem, play): 0.5 points per
A Faraway Smell of Lemon
Read a group read book: 5 points per book
Read a buddy read book: 5 points per book you read with a buddy
Read a book for the genre challenge: 3 points per book
Up From the Grave
Once Burned
Twice Tempted
Bound by Flames
A Crown of Swords
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
Read a book for a mini-challenge: 3 points per book
Complete a multi-book mini-challenge: 10 extra points


message 9: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Not even halfway through the month yet and already people are getting some great tallies! Melissa, it looks like you've found a way to make the bonus work for you :) Good job!


message 10: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments I can't believe that there are only a few days left in the month! It's the home stretch for our May tallies - don't forget to update the thread by the end of the month.


message 11: by Dora (last edited May 30, 2015 02:37PM) (new)

Dora Total:20

Read a general book
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
All the Pretty Horses
Povijesna poetika romana
Like Water for Chocolate
Guzmán de Alfarache I

Read a "shortie" (short story, poem, play)

Read a group read book

Read a buddy read book

Read a book for the genre challenge
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician's Nephew
The Last Battle

Read a book for a mini-challenge (Alphabet Soup)
Richard III
Zalacain the Adventurer

Complete a multi-book mini-challenge

Bonus** - 8 bonus points per book!


message 12: by Tracey (new)

Tracey | 916 comments 35 for me


message 13: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 106 comments Stephanie's Point Tally
Total Points: 3


Mini-challenge: 3 points

The Amulet of Samarkand(Summer Bingo)


message 14: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (last edited May 31, 2015 06:55PM) (new)

Renee M | 4727 comments Mod
MAY
TOTAL POINTS TALLY: 74 points

Read a group read book: 5 points per book
- The Hobbit**
- Doll Bones**
- One Hundred Years of Solitude**

Read a book for the genre challenge: 3 points per book
- Redwall**
- Clockwork Angel**
- Clockwork Prince**
- Clockwork Princess**
- Artemis Fowl**
- The Arctic Incident**
- The Bane Chronicles**
- The Capture**
- The Mysterious Benedict Society**

Read a book for a mini-challenge: 3 points per book
- The Mystery of the Yellow Room
- Zuleika Dobson

Complete a multi-book mini-challenge: 10 extra points
- Alphabet Soup

Bonus** - Fantasy books often contain fantastic creatures. Read books with a fantasy creature in the title and get 8 bonus points per book!
- The Hobbit
- Clockwork Angel


message 15: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Coyle | 1557 comments Ended this month with 115.5 points!


message 16: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Fantastic job everyone! Fantasy seems to have been a really popular genre this month.


message 17: by Mickey (new)

Mickey | 25 comments Micealaya wrote: "Mickey's Point Tally- 25 TOTAL

POINT SYSTEM GUIDELINE

Read a general book: 1 point per book
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
Read a "shortie" (short story, poe..."


I got 25 points in the end. This was fun.


message 18: by Gareth (new)

Gareth Townsend | 166 comments Renee how was the Infernal Devices Trilogy? I'm reading the mortal instruments at the moment and have heard people say that infernal devices is better


message 19: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4727 comments Mod
I liked it better, as well. The writing is more cohesive throughout. And the characters more readily mineable. Although there are some period anachronisms, but that doesn't bother me.


message 20: by Gareth (new)

Gareth Townsend | 166 comments I'll add it to my ever growing tbr then


message 21: by Jodie (JT) (new)

Jodie (JT) (jodiewolfbane) Read a general book: 1 point per book
Read a group read book: 5 points per book
Read a book for the genre challenge: 3 points per bookThe Bell Jar 1
Fifty Shades of Grey1
Fifty Shades Freed 1
Fifty Shades Darker 1
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 3 for genre and 8 bonus
The Hobbit 5 for group and 8 bonus

I think its all added up right making it 28 in all


message 22: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments If you haven't already included your tally here for May, please do so before the end of June. This thread will be closed after that to make room for the July tallies!


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