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message 1: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited Apr 28, 2011 05:19PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29004 comments Team #2
* = New player; Player#1 = team captain

Members:
1. Lethal
* 2. Kimberly
3. Shannon
4. Rebecca Dropped out @ Apr
* 5. Kristen
* 6. Mary
* 7. Dana
8. Rachel


message 2: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited May 20, 2011 06:15PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29004 comments Virtual BINGO Card
Shelf names listed are to be filled in top to bottom under each letter listed

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1. werewolves = 1,672 bks
2. time-travel = 2,349 bks
3. dragons = 2,143 bks
4. fantasy-scifi = 4,216 bks
5. paranormal-fiction = 2,523 bks STAMP REC'D
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6. vampires = 5,827 bks
7. series-to-read = 1,617 bks
8. demons = 1,778 bks STAMP REC'D
9. ghosts = 2,274 bks
10. shifters = 1,931 bks STAMP REC'D
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11. _paranormal = 14,336 bks STAMP REC'D
12. witches = 1,708 bks
N#. FREE SPACE STAMP REC'D
13. ya-fantasy = 3,071 bks STAMP REC'D
14. paranormal-romance = 7,482 bks STAMP REC'D
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15. favorite-series = 2,323 bks STAMP REC'D
16. fantasy-paranormal = 2,614 bks
17. part-of-a-series = 6,039 bks STAMP REC'D
18. supernatural = 7,899 bks
19. urban-fantasy = 7,349 bks STAMP REC'D
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20. magic = 8,119 bks
21. speculative-fiction = 7,147 bks
22. favorite-covers = 1,091
23. angels = 1,001 bks
24. first-in-series = 2,187 bks


message 3: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29004 comments {{SPACE HOLDER}}


message 4: by Desperado (last edited Feb 27, 2011 09:33PM) (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments Welcome to Round 2 of Book Shelf Bingo, newbies! Welcome back Shannon, Rebecca & Rachel! Is everyone excited as I am? I've been counting the days.

If you don't mind, I would like everyone to introduce yourselves & one thing you'd like to share about yourself. I also would appreciate if anyone has suggestions for a Team name.

I'll go first. My name is Ammarylis. You can either call me by my given name or my SN (Lethal, LethalLovely, LL). One thing I'd like to share about me is that even at the age of 21, I'm still embarrassed to buy romances. Especially the ones with man-boobies on the cover. I get my fiance to buy them whenever I can, which he hates because he think the cashier is going to think he's gay. LOL!

ETA: I just thought of name. "Bingo Beauties". Or "Bookshelf Babes." I don't know. I'm stuck on the alliteration. Oh! "Bingo Barracudas". I love you, Heart!


message 5: by Desperado (last edited May 21, 2011 01:59PM) (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments MASTER LIST

Freespace 8/8 !!!
Rec'd: 4/4/11


√Lethal: Mockingjay-★★★
√Kimberly: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf-★★★★
√Shannon: Rogue-★★★★
√Rebecca: The Vampire Voss-★★★★
√Kristen: Darkfever-★★★★
√Mary: Trace's Psychic-★★★
√Dana: Shadowfever-★★★★
√Rachel: An Ice Cold Grave-★★★★

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #1) by Molly Harper Rogue (Shifters, #2) by Rachel Vincent The Vampire Voss (Regency Draculia #1) by Colleen Gleason Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning Trace's Psychic (Supernatural Bonds, #1) by Jory Strong Shadowfever (Fever, #5) by Karen Marie Moning An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, #3) by Charlaine Harris

Part of a Series G17 8/8!!!!
Rec'd: 3/14/11


√Lethal: Iron Crowned-★★
√Kimberly: The Vampire's Bride-★★★
√Shannon: Silver Borne-★★★★★
√Rebecca: A Hunger Like No Other-★★★★½
√Kristen: The Sea of Monsters-★★★★
√Mary: Faefever-★★★★★
√Dana: Your Magic or Mine?-★★★
√Rachel: Black Magic Sanction-★★★★

Iron Crowned (Dark Swan, #3) by Richelle Mead The Vampire's Bride (Atlantis, #4) by Gena Showalter Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2) by Kresley Cole The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan Faefever (Fever, #3) by Karen Marie Moning Your Magic or Mine? (Magic, #3) by Ann Macela Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows, #8) by Kim Harrison

Shifters I10 7/7 !!!
Rec'd: 4/25/11


√Lethal: Soulless★★★½
√Kimberly: No Mercy Dark-Hunter 19-★★★
√Shannon: Pride-★★★★½
√Kristen: Unraveled-★★★
√Mary: Dark Peril-★★★★
√Dana: Blood Cross-★★★
√Rachel: When He Was Bad-★★★★

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger No Mercy (Dark-Hunter, #19) (Were-Hunter, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Pride (Shifters, #3) by Rachel Vincent Unraveled (Intertwined, #2) by Gena Showalter Dark Peril (Carpathians, #21) by Christine Feehan Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock, #2) by Faith Hunter When He Was Bad (Includes Magnus Pack, #4) by Shelly Laurenston

Paranormal N11 8/8 !!!
Rec'd: 4/4/11


√Lethal: Magic Strikes-★★★★★
√Kimberly: Slave to Sensation-★★★
√Shannon: Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter, #2)-★★★
√Rebecca: Laird of Darkness-★★★★
√Kristen: Evernight-★★★
√Mary: The Dead Travel Fast-★★★★
√Dana: Mindhealer-★★★
√Rachel: The Native Star-★★★

Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1) by Nalini Singh Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter, #2) (Were-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Laird of Darkness by Nicole North Evernight (Evernight, #1) by Claudia Gray The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn Mindhealer (Watcher, #5) by Lilith Saintcrow The Native Star (The Native Star, #1) by M.K. Hobson

YA Fantasy N13 8/8 !!!!
Rec'd: 4/11/11


√Lethal: The Forest of Hands and Teeth-★★★
√Kimberly: Vampire Academy-★★
√Shannon: Fire-★★★★
√Rebecca: Falcondance-★★½
√Kristen: Wicked Lovely-★
√Mary: Clockwork Angel-★★★
√Dana: City of Bones-★★★½
√Rachel: Burned-★★★

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1) by Carrie Ryan Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead Fire by Kristin Cashore Falcondance (The Kiesha'ra, #3) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare Burned (House of Night, #7) by P.C. Cast

Demons I8 7/7 !!!
Rec'd: 4/25/11


√Lethal: Working for the Devil-★★½
√Kimberly: Storm Born-★★★★
√Shannon: My Soul to Take-★★★★
√Kristen: Kitty Goes to Washington-★★★★
√Mary: Ill Wind-★★★★
√Dana: The Darkest Secret-★★★★
√Rachel: Demonglass-★★★★

Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) by Rachel Vincent A Brush of Darkness (Abby Sinclair, #1) by Allison Pang Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2) by Carrie Vaughn Ill Wind (Weather Warden, #1) by Rachel Caine The Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld, #7) by Gena Showalter Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins

Urban Fantasy G19 7/7 !!!
Rec'd: 4/27/11


√Lethal: This Side of the Grave-★★½
√Kimberly: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs-★★★★
√Shannon: The Lunatic Cafe-★★★★
√Kristen: Red Glove-★★★★
√Mary: Vicious Circle-★★★★
√Dana: Mercy Blade-★★★½
√Rachel: The Battle Sylph-★★★★

This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) by Jeaniene Frost Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1) by Molly Harper The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #4) by Laurell K. Hamilton Red Glove (Curse Workers Series #2) by Holly Black Vicious Circle (Felix Castor, #2) by Mike Carey Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, #3) by Faith Hunter The Battle Sylph (Sylph, #1) by L.J. McDonald

Paranormal Fiction B5 7/7 !!!
Rec'd: 4/30/11


√Lethal: Kitty Goes to Washington-★★★
√Kimberly: Once Bitten, Twice Shy-★★★
√Shannon: Storm Born-★★★★
√Kristen: The Last Olympian-★★★
√Mary: The Dead Room-★★★★
√Dana: You Slay Me-★★★★
√Rachel: Grave Secret-★★★★★

Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2) by Carrie Vaughn Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, #1) by Jennifer Rardin Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan The Dead Room (Harrison Ivestigation, #4) by Heather Graham You Slay Me (Aisling Grey Guardian, #1) by Katie MacAlister Grave Secret (Harper Connelly, #4) by Charlaine Harris

Favorite Series G15 7/7 !!!
Rec'd: 5/7/11


√Lethal: Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?-★★★★
√Kimberly: Nice Girls Don't Live Forever-★★★★
√Shannon: River Marked-★★★★★
√Kristen: Kitty Takes a Holiday-★★★★
√Mary: Witness in Death-★★★
√Dana: Pride Mates-★★
√Rachel: Seduce the Darkness-★★★★

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #10) by Louise Rennison Nice Girls Don't Live Forever (Jane Jameson, #3) by Molly Harper River Marked (Mercedes Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3) by Carrie Vaughn Witness in Death (In Death, #10) by J.D. Robb Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound, #1) by Jennifer Ashley Seduce the Darkness (Alien Huntress, #4) by Gena Showalter

Vampires I6 6/7
Rec'd:


√Lethal: How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire-★★★
√Kimberly: Lover Unleashed-★★
√Shannon: Full Moon Rising-★★★½
Kristen: The Radleys
√Mary: Dead Reckoning-★★★★★
√Dana: Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter, #9)-★★★★
√Rachel: Club Dead-★★★

How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian, #1) by Keri Arthur The Radleys by Matt Haig Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11) by Charlaine Harris Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter, #9) (Were-Hunter, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris

Paranormal Romance N14 7/7 !!!!
Rec'd:5/17/11


√Lethal: Across the Universe-★★★★
√Kimberly: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf-★★★★
√Shannon: Kissing Sin-★★★½
√Kristen: Hexbound-★★★
√Mary: The Savage King-★★★★
√Dana: My Wicked Enemy-★★★★
√Rachel: Vampire Academy-★★★

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #2) by Molly Harper Kissing Sin (Riley Jenson Guardian, #2) by Keri Arthur Hexbound (Dark Elite, #2) by Chloe Neill The Savage King (Lords of the Var, #1) by Michelle M. Pillow My Wicked Enemy (Witches, #1) by Carolyn Jewel Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead

Fantasy Sci-Fi B4 4/7
Rec'd:


Lethal: Beyond the Night
√Kimberly: Born of Shadows-★★★★
Shannon: Tempting Evil
√Kristen: The True Meaning of Smekday-★★★★★
√Mary: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-★★★★
Dana: Chains of Fire
√Rachel: Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception-★★★

Beyond the Night (Envy Chronicles, #1) by Joss Ware Born of Shadows (The League, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Tempting Evil (Riley Jenson Guardian, #3) by Keri Arthur The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams Chains of Fire (The Chosen Ones, #4) by Christina Dodd Lament The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Whoo! Finally the teams are up, it's getting closer! :D And of course I'm excited! Love that you get your fiance to buy them instead, Lethal! Not at all embarrassing for him. ;)

I'm Rebecca, but feel free to call me whatever you want. When it comes to nicknames, I've probably had them all; from Bex/Becca to GG. Something about me... Hmm. Even though my entire family is Swedish, people that's never met me before, always think I'm American/English based on my last name and never know how to pronounce it. If you're wondering, it's Georgsson and it is after my grandfather and his brother's took their fathers name Georg after he died. English speakers have never thought this though. ;)

I'm not very good at names, but I do like both Bingo Beuties and Bookshelf Babes, haha.


message 7: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6408 comments I'm not on your team, but just nosin' around, and love those...esp. barracudas!


message 8: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (gravy) | 530 comments YAY the teams are posted!
I've been looking forward to this part of the game since I signed up! Go Team 2!!

I'm Kimberly but my adopted nickname is Gravy. Feel free to call me either name.
I love food and I love to cook. I don't like to do the dishes. If you know of a good book that revolves around exploring food, let me know. I always have time to read one.

I like the name Bookshelf Babes! It has a nice ring to it!


message 9: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 28, 2011 10:06AM) (new)

You'll love it Kimberly! How did you end up being called Gravy? :)

It does have a nice ring! Bookshelf Babes.


message 10: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (gravy) | 530 comments Gravy is a result of a conversation I had with a friend about gravy. We talked about all types of gravy and she was shocked I’d never had bacon gravy since if I could, I would eat bacon like candy. Well anyway, Gravy has turned into a screen-name/nickname since that conversation.
I've even tried to have it put on mouse ears at Disneyland. No luck.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Aah, haha. Logical. ;) Kind of cute! Gravy. And I've never even heard of bacon gravy before, haha.


message 12: by Desperado (last edited Mar 01, 2011 04:06PM) (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments Welcome Rebecca & Kimberly! Thank you both for the suggestions & sharing a little about yourselves!

@ Rebecca: I absolutely ♥ your last name! It reminds me of Vikings...which then reminds me of Alexander Skarsgard. Mmmm. That is one sexy man. Great last name!

@ Kimberly/Gravy: LMAO! I love cooking & food without the dishes, as well. I'd cook more if my fiance would clean up more. Then again, he's a man. He might set the house on fire trying to dry the dishes. So maybe that's a good thing.

LMAO @ reason for "gravy"! Isn't bacon great? I've found that there is absolutely NOTHING that doesn't taste better with bacon. I've put it in my ice cream.

Okay:
(5) for Bookshelf Babes
(3) for Scratch & Sniff Cowboys in 3D OR Scratch & Sniff Cowboys
(2) for Bingo Beauties
(2) for Bingo Barracudas

Anything else you'd like to suggest?


Rachel- Goodbye Borders (rachelgoodbyeborders) | 1339 comments I like Bookshelf Babes the best:-)
One thing about me- I have 3 (feline) kids.


message 14: by Desperado (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments Thanks, Rachel & thank you for sharing! ☺

If any new members have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me & our other returning members.


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

LethalLovely~I Alone Love You. Fear Is Not the End wrote: "@ Rebecca: I absolutely ♥ your last name! It reminds me of Vikings...which then reminds me of Alexander Skarsgard. Mmmm. That is one sexy man. Great last name!"

Haha, I've actually heard that once before. Not that I see any connection to Vikings, but okay! :D And I do like my last name as well, it's not very common, so I'm happy! Haha. At least I see the connection from Vikings to Skarsgård. ;)

And I have no other suggestions at the moment. My head is filled with horrible rape cases from my school book. Isch.


message 16: by Dana (last edited Feb 28, 2011 01:31PM) (new)

Dana (erato) | 922 comments Hey guys :)I am so tickled to get started on this!

So, I am Dana and I live in the Pacific Northwest in the US...it's fantastic! I am also lucky enough to live about 20 minutes away from the largest new/used bookstore in the world - Powell's. Aaahhh, it's like having a membership card to your own personal heaven. ;)

Stuff about me, eh? Well, I come from a long line of true 'American Cowboys' which was fun growing up. I'm not involved myself, (fell to my cousins), but it was a treat in my youth!

I am in the middle of my suburban housewife years now. I have 4 fish, 3 children, 2 cats, 1 husband, "and a Kiiiin-dle in my haaannnd-bag!".


I loved all your name ideas! Bingo Barracudas is cool! I would make it my first choice. I also like Bookshelf Babes so that can go to second place for me. This is going to be fun. ;P


message 17: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) | 922 comments Kimberly wrote: "Gravy is a result of a conversation I had with a friend about gravy. We talked about all types of gravy and she was shocked I’d never had bacon gravy since if I could, I would eat bacon like candy...."

Aren't we a pair? My nickname for years was 'Spam'. :)

Bacon gravy? The mind boggles with ideas! Now I am going to have to try this because I can't get the idea of a baked potato with shredded cheddar and bacon gravy on it! (Jenny Craig would be all over that one, huh? lol)


message 18: by Desperado (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments Welcome to BSB, Dana! I am so jealous of your heritage! I've read enough "cowboy romances" to have a probably inaccurate view of them. Hot, shweaty & strong. MEN men. Oh yeah. Give me some of that! I'm sure it was fantastic for you as a child growing up in such an amazing environment.

Thank you very much for introducing yourself! ☺


message 19: by Dana (last edited Feb 28, 2011 02:13PM) (new)

Dana (erato) | 922 comments Thanks LL! It was lots of fun and had many high points. Although I'm sure if you had ever fed stock in a blizzrd when it's about 8 degrees outside, you might lose some of your admiration for the lifestyle. ;P Farm chores...boo-yah!

Just like any other 'classification of men', cowboys have their variations, but yeah...hot, shweaty, MEN men were to be found quite often. My senior prom date, Jamie, used to model jeans for Wrangler...he was a 'butt model' and he earned that title for sure. *sigh*

Honestly, for anyone that has never been to a rodeo, it is worth going once in your life just for the 'greats butts in jeans' aspect! hehe

Oh, right, and the bronc riding is awesome...yeah, that too. *ah, erm, cough, cough*


message 20: by Desperado (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments ROFLMAO! Dana, I want to be you! Unfortunately, I'll probably never go to a rodeo. I'm very allergic to horses...& they kind of scare me. I'm only 4'10-4'11 so horses are gigantic to me. But that won't stop me from reading cowboy smut!


message 21: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2488 comments Hello. I think I'm on this team. Unless there's another Mary (it's rare that there isn't). I turned 41 last Friday. I'm a single mom of a 13yr old daughter and I have 2 dogs and 2 guinea pigs. (man that sounds like a bad personals ad).

I did not do this for the 1st round. I'm still confused on the Free Space. Do we just read 1 book from one of the lists during the whole challenge? Or do we have to read 1 from the list each week to get the free space? I just want to make sure incase I need to get something from the library or booksfree to use.


message 22: by Mary C (last edited Feb 28, 2011 03:02PM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2488 comments Oh and I'm in Mass.

I'm ok with any of the names. I'm not good at coming up with stuff like that so I'll just go with the flow.

I made myself a Bingo-books shelf and started logging in some books that I can use for this. Now that I can see all the possible shelves, I'll go through and add some more. I have close to 1,000 books here and the only one shelf I'm worried about is "speculative-fiction" because I have no idea what that means. I don't generally read horror, end of world or dystopian type stuff. So I'm noping that's not what that means.


message 23: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2488 comments OK I've always wanted to read Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy so I can read that (assuming it isn't hard to find) if the Speculative-fiction shelf comes up) or Anansi Boys which I already have.


message 24: by Desperado (last edited Feb 28, 2011 03:15PM) (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments Welcome, Mary! IIRC, I answered your first question on another thread. I'll say it again: you only need to read one book for the free space. After every team member reads, rates & reviews a book, we're done with the space. That goes for each shelf. Only 7 out of 8 of our members have to read/rate/review a book for the assigned shelf for it to be counted, although IIRC we all need to read a book for the shelves at one point.


message 25: by Desperado (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments Mary wrote: "Oh and I'm in Mass.

I'm ok with any of the names. I'm not good at coming up with stuff like that so I'll just go with the flow.

I made myself a Bingo-books shelf and started logging in some..."


A piece of advice: Don't overthink it. This is very easy game when you get the hang of it. 9 times out of 10 you will find a book you're interested in for each shelf. There are many books to choose from.


message 26: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) | 922 comments LethalLovely~I Alone Love You. Fear Is Not the End wrote: "ROFLMAO! Dana, I want to be you! Unfortunately, I'll probably never go to a rodeo. I'm very allergic to horses...& they kind of scare me. I'm only 4'10-4'11 so horses are gigantic to me. But that w..."

Allergic to horses? Wow, that is a first for me. At least you were born in the right time period then, huh? A few hundred years ago would have been misery for you, agh!

Don't let your size get in your way. My aunt breeds Clydesdales (beautiful silver-black ones) and they are mammoth! She is only 5' tall (my grandma was a tiny Irish woman) and it always makes be smile to watch her in the fields pushing these horses around that are the size of Mack trucks compared to her. Short or no, to a horse, we are all small!

Have you ever been horseback riding before? Can you take Claratin or something? (I'm stupid as I have no allergies, nor does anyone in my entire family.) Shweaty, cowboy romance is tons better when you have actually smelled that horse, hay, leather, man-sweat smell. Truuuuuust me! ;P


message 27: by Desperado (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments LOL! True, true. I'm in the age of cars! Yay!

That is such a cute story about your aunt. I'd love to see that. I bet she looks so adorable. All of us short people are called cute & adorable at one point. Grrr!

LMAO! Here, here! Man-sweat. Mmmmm. No, I've never been horseback riding. I've only been around a horse 4 times in my life & each time I blew up like a blow fish. No thanks. I take meds for my cat allergies so I can be around my kitten Soldier but I don't know if it would work with horses.


message 28: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2488 comments I'm not over-thinking it. I'm not even looking beyond the first couple of pages of each list. I just want to be able to pick a book quickly when a shelf is announced rather then wasting a lot of time on Sundays to see what I might read. I want to be able to see what shelf is called and then look at the list I've made and pick one. Or run to the library if I don't have one on hand.


message 29: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23887 comments LMAO at you all! Bacon Gravy, never heard of it! LOL. Glad to see all the bonding :)

Lethal that's really sad that you're allergic to horses, cause I endorse Dana's Shweaty, cowboy romance is tons better when you have actually smelled that horse, hay, leather, man-sweat smell. Truuuuuust me! ;P

It's no wonder you read all about those sweaty cowboys!


message 30: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (gravy) | 530 comments My mom "claims" she made it for us when we were younger, but I don't remember eating mashed potatoes and bacon gravy! LOL!!

I have yet to read a cowboy book. I think after the game is over I need to read one! *nods emphatically*

Mary, I did the same thing as you. I went through all the shelves and found all of my books that fit in the categories.
It's in an excel spreadsheet.
Color coded.

What? I wanted to be prepared! :P


message 31: by Desperado (last edited Feb 28, 2011 08:00PM) (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments LMAO! I do that when the shelves are announced. I look through every single page & put the books on my TBR shelf in 3 categories: Own TBR, At Library TBR & To Buy TBR. From there I pick the book I most want to read & can get my hands on easiest. It also helps if a book from the assigned shelf fits into another challenge I'm participating in.

There is a method to all of our madnesses (is that word?)! Just remember, this game is about having fun! Try not to stress yourselves out too much.☺


message 32: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (gravy) | 530 comments But, but, that IS fun!

Nah, I hear ya loud and clear. I think I'm just excited to play because I am suffering from cabin fever.

Yes, one can have cabin fever in Southern California...


message 33: by Desperado (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments LOL! I agree, it IS fun. I'm obsessed with lists. I have lists for lists. Seriously. It drives my fiance bat shit crazy. I can totally understand being excited! I'm excited too! Last round, I always felt this big sense of accomplishment when my team got a stamp for shelf. We work together, encourage each other & have fun doing what we all love to do: READ! What's not exciting about that?


message 34: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29004 comments Ya'll are well on your way! Thrilled so many have posted so soon, giving you guys time to get to know a bit about each other before the gamin' begins.

LOL @ Kimberly & Mary, sounds like ya'll are set! I'm a list-making fool myself, so I know exactly what ya mean.

Like Lethal said, it's SO much easier than it sounds and you're guaranteed to enjoy yourself. Or your money back ... LOL! ;)


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Dana (erato) | 922 comments I'll tell you all, I think romance novels should have like a scratch and sniff page or something! (I could send you the great 'cowboy scent' that way LL!) Women have a proven stronger sense of smell than men, and that totally explains why all our female novelist favs are big on describing the scent of something as well as it's appearance. I bet more men would buy romance novels if they all smelled like pumpkin pie! lol

BTW, it is incredibly vindicating to discover that my OCD tendencies are not only the norm, but are encouraged here. I have been working up a spreadsheet the last hour or so of options for a challenges I am joining. I had things in Word (for ease of cut and paste) but with Excel I can link titles that I can use for more than one challenge at a time. The fact that I can say that without fear of being locked up says to me that I have found my peeps!

I wonder what a bookstore would do if the entire membership of SOS descended upon them en masse? Go into a spasm of collective ecstacy? Run, screaming and wailing, into the night? I'm thinking it would be a bit like when multiple school busloads of football players all pull into McDonalds at the same time.

Trepidation...hehe


message 36: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23887 comments LOL!


message 37: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29004 comments LOL "scratch and sniff"!!

All OCD sufferers welcome here. ~ Steph's OCDemon


message 38: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6408 comments ROFL! Dana, definitely kindred spirits here!

I'd love the scratch and sniff versions, too....Would Bones smell as good as I imagine...;D


message 39: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23887 comments Of course he would ..... or I'd want my money back. LOL


message 40: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6408 comments :D


message 41: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments My name is Kristen. I teach high school English and yoga (but not at high school).

I'm so happy to be a part of this team!!!


message 42: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments Dana wrote: "I'll tell you all, I think romance novels should have like a scratch and sniff page or something! (I could send you the great 'cowboy scent' that way LL!) Women have a proven stronger sense of smel..."

I think more men would buy them if the heaving breasts were in 3D!! :-P


message 43: by Mary C (last edited Mar 01, 2011 09:33AM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2488 comments Ok well I didn't go so far as doing a spreadsheet. I may write some up in a notebook but that would just be so I don't grab a book for one shelf that might be better saved for another. But I probably won't even do that. There aren't any shelves that I'm super worried about now that I can see the whole list. I just made my own shelves so when one is called, I can look at my goodreads shelves and see what I have to fit.


message 44: by Desperado (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments Dana wrote: "I'll tell you all, I think romance novels should have like a scratch and sniff page or something! (I could send you the great 'cowboy scent' that way LL!) Women have a proven stronger sense of smel..."

LMAO! Too funny! I happy to see my wonderful team has a sense of humor.

Welcome to the team, Kristin! We're happy to have you as a part of this team, as well! Thank you for introducing yourself.


message 45: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2488 comments I was searching goodreads bookshelves in my sleep last night. Probably because I was too tired to read before bed last night and Hawaii 5/0 was a repeat. So I figured last night was a good night to make a loose reading plan.


message 46: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 2488 comments I can tell you now that I won't be reading the March BOM. I am only on book 3 of that series and I don't own the last one yet. I'll have to check out the other list options although I'm sure I have at least 1 book from the group shelf that I can read for the Free space.


message 47: by CyberAlmu (new)

CyberAlmu | 302 comments Hey! I'm not in the group, but I'll be supporting! I'm much envious...

Dana wrote: Honestly, for anyone that has never been to a rodeo, it is worth going once in your life just for the 'greats butts in jeans' aspect! hehe

Oh, right, and the bronc riding is awesome...yeah, that too. *ah, erm, cough, cough*


Thanks for the pic Dana, it worth entering the thread! hehe If I end up working over there I'll remember, but then, I don't know how it works, where to go, etc.


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

Kristen wrote: "I think more men would buy them if the heaving breasts were in 3D!! :-P"

Haha, I just keep thinking of those pop-up books... ;p


message 49: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (gravy) | 530 comments Totally random, but picture this:
Team name: Scratch & Sniff Cowboys in 3D


message 50: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 01, 2011 11:01AM) (new)

Love it. ;) Or just shortened to Scratch & Sniff, haha.


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