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message 1: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited Jul 23, 2011 02:25PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29020 comments Team #1
Captain: Kristen

1. Vi
2. Josie
3. Kristen
4. Suzanne
5. Thenia
6. Alyssa

message 2: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited Jul 12, 2011 08:15PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29020 comments Virtual BINGO Card
Shelf names listed are to be filled in top to bottom under each letter listed

1. fantasy paranormal
2. shifters
3. speculative fiction
4. trilogy
5. paranormal romance
6. Goodreads author
7. futuristic
8. series to read
9. dragons
10. dark
11. male author
12. alpha male
13. angels
14. favorite series
15. demons
16. vampires
17. first in series
18. ghosts
19. supernatural
20. magic
21. post-apocalyptic
22. 4 stars
23. read in 2010
24. urban fantasy

message 3: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited Oct 17, 2011 11:19PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29020 comments Link to print your own copy: BINGO card

SOS book shelf bingo card

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Steph (angel4492) | 29020 comments {{SPACE HOLDER}}

message 5: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments *bounces in*

Hello fellow team members! :-D

*sits behind a desk and bangs fist on it* Ouch.... Somebody make a note to get a gavel for our next meeting.

Ahem.....There are two things on the agenda before the game starts.
1. We need to pick a team captain.
2. We need to come up with a totally badass group name that put fear in the hearts of our opponents.

So, suggestions for a team name? We could do a play off of our team number. On the discussion thread, Cindy's little Bingo cheer gave some the idea of maybe using a paranormal creature as a starting point for a name. I kind of liked that idea.

Opinions? Suggestions? I am willing to dance around in costumes or whatnot in order to inspire you all. :-D

message 6: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Hello Alyssa and all! (and before you say Alyssa, no that is not the perfect name) ;)

Erm, well wannabe team captains could come forward with their pitches and we'll have a bit of a vote sesh, so anyone want to do it? Alyssa?

And on team names, I'll be having a think today so I'll get back to you with that. I like using a paranormal creature but which one's the best??

message 7: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments I was thinking we go with maybe a lesser known paranormal creature. Like a banshee, for example. Ooooh.... (Total light bulb moment) Something to do with mythology. Goddesses or some kind of creature.

I like how you put that, Josie. I'm going to have a think today too. :-)

message 8: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments I like! Lesser known paranormals or mythology would be very cool

message 9: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments :-D

I like your profile pic, by the way. Are you dying to see the movie, like I am?

message 10: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Thanks, I am! I'm seeing it tomorrow at midnight which I'm super excited for!! Although a bit sad at the same time, last one and all :'(
When are you going to watch it?

message 11: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments I've just thought, where's everyone from?

message 12: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments Ooooh, midnight premiere! Last one too. How exciting. I know, I'm gonna miss it too.

I'm betting I'll go see it next week on one of my days off. Then, I'll see it again at some point, cuz I was planning on going with a friend.

I'm gonna bring lots of tissues. I just know I'll be crying. Haha.

I'm from Illinois, US.

message 13: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Lol, I hope I won't cry! I don't cry at films anyway but I may bring some tissues just in case...

I'm from the UK. I guess everyone will check in later :)

message 14: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments Hi all! I'm Kristen. I don't want to be the captain. I LOVE that we are TEAM #1!!

Josie wrote: "I've just thought, where's everyone from?"

I'm from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. We will be on the world stage this week because of Betty Ford's recent death. It's almost as big a deal in my town as THE MOVIE!

Can't wait to see the movie, but all of the midnight shows are sold out! Our theaters have been running the older movies this week. Since my Harry-Potter-obsessed daughter was too young to see them in the theaters originally, I told her to pick two. We saw Chamber of Secrets and The Goblet of Fire. It was hard not to cry last night when Amos Diggory cries!

message 15: by Kristen (last edited Oct 16, 2011 05:59PM) (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments Here's where the books are:

Bingo Master List: Post 147

4 Stars: Post 81
Free Space: Post 82
Favorite Series: Post 156
Dark: Post 186
Alpha Male: < a href=" Post 242

Shifters: Post 286
Demons: Post 324
Supernatural: Post 365
Fantasy Paranormal: Post 392
Read-in-2010: Post 442
First in Series: Post 460
Urban Fantasy: Post 485
Dragons: Post 507
Angels": Post 541

message 16: by Vi (new)

Vi | 886 comments Hi all. I'm Vi. And wow that we are Team 1!

I'm from India but living in Singapore which means that I get to watch HP 7 in 3D movie in about 20 hrs from now. Yipppeee!! And I'm almost done with (yet another) marathon of the HP books.

Hmm, I'm still in love with X-Men movie and the THOR movie. Those movies were so damn good! Mmm, Hemsworth and Fassbender were just so yummy good. Just throwing another useless side bit out there for all of us to drool think about like Magneto, Cyclops, Raven.

message 17: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments Since we are team #1, maybe we could use a cyclop as our paranormal creature??

message 18: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 961 comments Hello from Indianapolis! We're #1! This is the first time that I've ever played one of these types of games on here, so I'm definately not going to run for captain. I'm the newbie, so hopefully I don't get too confused as to how this runs. When will we know what books to read and stuff?

Since I have a 4 yo, I'll be seeing the new Winnie the Pooh movie. Let me know how Harry Potter is, I'll probably be going to that one in a week or so when the lines die down.

message 19: by Daffodil (new)

Daffodil (daffodil--ripcranberry) | 2098 comments I think Team #7 is going to win this time around. You know, lucky number 7. LOL.

Suzanne, it's actaully pretty easy to play. Steph does all the hard work. Once a week on Sunday (which translates into late Saturday for us in the Midwest), she'll announce a new shelf and post the link in your team thread. Just search the shelf for a book that you have or can get your hands on quickly, read it and review it on your team thread. Nothing real complicated, unless you want to. Just your basic thoughts, would you read more in the series/by the author, that kind of thing. Once your whole team has finished and let's Steph know, she will take care of marking the official bingo card. Repeat each week until someone has a BINGO. The game is supposed to start on July 24 (late July 23 for you and me). Hope you have fun!

Alyssa, Have you considered The Fluffy Bunnies. That'll strike terror in all our hearts. ::Smirks::

message 20: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments I'll take the name suggestion into consideration, Daffodil. It will definitely make everyone afraid of us if it's the bunny from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. That one was a killer. Haha.

message 21: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments Hey team! Hello from Greece! Sorry I'm the last one to check in, but I just came home after watching the movie!!! LOTS of crying and amazing battle scenes! That's all I'm going to say! See it and we can talk about it more later without the danger of me spoiling something for you!

Suzanne, Daffodil's right, the game's pretty easy, you'll see. ;)

Apart from Kristen and Suzanne that don't wanna be captains, the rest of us are in the running? Have you all played before?

Daffodil, your intimidation tactics aren't working on us! We're Team #1 -- get it? #1!

As for names, for some reason I'm reminded of "Public Enemy #1" (published enemy #1? :P), or R3w1nd or another R3 & 1 combination word.

message 22: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments Lucky you, Thenia! It sounds amazing!

I played Bingo R2, which was a ton of fun.

message 23: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments Damn time zones! I'm very envious and so is my 10-yo daughter!!

Ooo..Public Enemy #1 sound delish!

message 24: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments So jealous Thenia!

I haven't played before so I'm out for captaincy but I've lurked watched all three games plus connect 4 so I know how to play and all that. All I ask in a captain is to make sure the list is lovely and pretty ;)

message 25: by Vi (new)

Vi | 886 comments This is my first game too. Since we have people who have played before, can I know what the captain should do?

message 26: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments It looks like Thenia and I are the only two that have played before. I think I could handle captaining you all if Thenia doesn't really want to or anything. (FYI, there will be consequences if there is any insubordination. :-D J/k.) After all, my R2 captain was the lovely and brilliant Judithe. I maybe have picked up a few things. (Not a whip, but I may or may not have some nun-chuks....)

My only worry about being captain is that I had computer problems a few times earlier this year. Things have been good for a while now, so it should be fine. I guess if it does die again, we would just have to figure something out. Can't really help it. (Will have to get a new one if it dies again. Warranty fix-er-upper thing is done. Sadness. It was pretty handy the last few months.)

I'm surprised Steph didn't have it marked who was new and who had played before. Didn't think about it this time I guess. (I think she did it last time? I was a n00b then.) Our beautiful game creator is pretty busy, I'm sure.

What does a captain do? Good question, Vi. Probably would be good to know if someone wants to be captain.

When a new shelf is announced, the captain will make a post with everyone in the group listed. Once everyone has announced what they're going to read, the captain will update that list. Then, once people start posting their reviews and star ratings, the captain again updates the lists. So once everyone is done, they let Steph know so that she'll put the marker on the game board. (I think that's it.) Basically just stalk the group and harass everyone until they've finished their books. Then, let Steph know so that we can have a shiny marker on our game board.

I'm sooo ready for Bingo. It's soo relaxing. CC4 was stressful as heck, cuz sometimes you had to read super fast to get a spot you wanted. With Bingo, you don't really have to be fast. That would only happen if a shelf was announced and it gave a couple of people a Bingo at the same time.

Anyways, once we get a captain, we'll pick a name? I saw a couple of suggestions, but I know that once some light bulbs go off, we'll have too many brilliant once to choose from. I sense that we're quite a smart group of ladies. ;-)

message 27: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments O_O

I talk too much. Sorry guys. Now that I look at what I posted, I'm scared to attempt to read it.

message 28: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments No worries, Alyssa! You answered questions, so it's normal for the post to be big! ;)

If everyone else is fine with it, I think you should be captain. In case you have computer problems I could sub in or something and make sure everything runs smoothly.

message 29: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 961 comments I like Public Enemy #1 or something along those lines ;) I'm glad Bingo is more laid back, sounds like I joined the right game to start off with! I'm able to listen to audio books at work, so I'll be able to knock out a book in about 2 days as long as I have it on audio.

I gotta a question, if she generates a shelf and say book #5 in a series is listed, but you've only read book #1. If you read book #2, does that count or would you have to read that EXACT book?

message 30: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments Suzanne, in general, if book #5 is on the shelf, chances are that the rest of the books in the series are going to be as well.

message 31: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments Alyssa wrote: "It looks like Thenia and I are the only two that have played before. I think I could handle captaining you all if Thenia doesn't really want to or anything. (FYI, there will be consequences if ther..."

I've played before. I just quit my summer job, so I have TONS of free time now. I now have plenty of time to be cap-i-tan of the #1 team in the universe!!

message 32: by Alyssa (last edited Jul 14, 2011 07:40AM) (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments If you really want it, you can have it, Kristen. I wouldn't mind doing it if you don't want it. Just remember, Judithe trained me (sometimes there was a whip involved. I swear I is not a bad girl! *innocent look*). So, things might get a little crazy. J/k!

I thought the Published Enemy #1 that Thenia suggested earlier was cute. Or, we could be super cocky and just call ourselves THE Winners.

Or, do we all have a fave hottie guy from a series? For example, if we all like Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series, then we could call ourselves Barrons' Babes.

message 33: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments I'd love to take a shot at leading the troops to bingo battle :-)

Thenia's idea rocks!

message 34: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments Which one? :P

Kristen, you're leading us to bingo battle, then? You've got my vote (with Alyssa and myself as subs if you need help, of course) and if everyone else agrees, we should make it official! Enjoy your summer now that you don't have a job - lots of rest and reading!

As for names, should we put the ones we already have in a vote or do you think we should brainstorm some more?

message 35: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments *bangs gavel on table* Well, if it's good with Vi, Josie, and Suzanne, then Kristen will be our fearless leader for this round of Bingo. (Yes, I got a gavel. Yay.)

On to the names......

I think what we have so far are the following:

- Public Enemy #1
- Published Enemy #1 (I think this is the one that Kristen was agreeing with me about, Thenia)
- R3W1ND
- Something paranormal creature related
- Something mythology related

I think that's all there was so far. If anything didn't get put in there, please mention it again.

Ooops.... (I just got off work. Kind of bored. I see things that need to be done, and I just start doing them.) If Kristen is gonna be the big boss-woman in charge, I probably should let her handle this. *hands gavel over to Kristen* It's only been used once. Be sure to really bang it hard. (It's fun!) :-D

message 36: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments Oh and to answer you last question, Thenia.... If we're not all really loving one of the names we've already come up with, we can always scrap the whole list and start over.

For CC4, the Orange team didn't actually pick their until like 2 weeks after the game had started. (Maybe a week, maybe it was longer.... I can't remember. But it was funny. They had an awesome name.)

message 37: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments What was their name after the 2 weeks? :P

(:D Loving the gavel-related instructions!!:P)

message 38: by Alyssa (last edited Jul 14, 2011 02:42PM) (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments Their team name was Orange You Glad We Finally Have a Name. It was especially funny, cuz it took them soo long to pick one.

message 39: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments LOL! That is funny! I hope we won't take too long, though, since I'm not so sure we can find something to rhyme with #1 that's also funny... And that's NOT a challenge! :P

message 40: by Alyssa (last edited Jul 14, 2011 03:17PM) (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments Oh... I forgot to mention this idea for a name I had earlier.

We could make up a name that is Harry Potter related to celebrate the last movie.

Lol. We've got a lot categories to pick names from, but not many actual names. Ha.

Hmmm.... I just posted this and now I'm editing it. Haha.

I'm getting HP related ideas. Lol.

Severus Snape's Sexy Sirens
Gorgeous Gryffindors
Hottie Hufflepuffs
Scintillating Slytherins
Ravishing Ravenclaws

I don't think I'm lovin' any of them though. But, eh. (I'm getting a little tired. You'll be able to tell when I'm low on sleep, cuz I get a little odd. Just tell me to get off the computer and go to bed.)

message 41: by Kristen (last edited Jul 14, 2011 04:43PM) (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments Bang! Bang! I was on the orange team...we could NOT decide. Published Enemies #1 is a trip! Enjoy your sleep, Alyssa.

Darling Daughter and I are watching Deathly Hallows #1 right I'll throw out some more alliteration:

Dumbledore's Darling Dames
Magnificent Muggles
Hagrid's Honeys (I absolutely adore Hagrid!)
Quidditch Queens
(Sirius) Black's Bad-Ass Babes

Let's narrow it down and have a vote.


message 42: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (lyssad87) | 974 comments It's kind of fun, isn't it? Hee hee.

message 43: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments As Ron would say, "Bloody Fun"!

Bellatrix's Bitches!!! (LOL!!)

message 44: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments Where we're from:

1. Vi (Singapore)
2. Josie (UK)
3. Kristen (Michigan, USA)
4. Suzanne (Indiana, USA)
5. Thenia (Greece)
6. Alyssa (Illinois, USA)

We really have the world and midwestern USA covered!

message 45: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments What do you all do when you're not reading?

I'm a high school English teacher, so I'm doing nothing but reading and getting a suntan until September. I also teach yoga one night a week.

message 46: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments Cool! Enjoy the movie Kristen! If you're watching the second one soon you'll need it refreshed! ;)

As for the titles, although I love HP, none of them stick out to me... I think my vote goes on one of the two: Public Enemies #1 or Published Enemies #1 or something of the sort. It would be more fun if we had a Lord of the Rings movie coming out so we could use the ring line - One to rule them all, one to bind them etc etc :P

message 47: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments I'm a university student - computers, programming and so on and so on (our system is quite different from yours so I won't go into details) - avid reader and since I hate the sun and heat (ironic since I live in Greece!), I am definitely not getting a suntan! I'm milky white and fine with it! :P You can have my share of the sun, too, Kristen. Since you mentioned yoga, I suppose I could add that I practice Aikido, which is a Japanese martial art. Oh, and did I mention that I read a lot? :P

message 48: by Kristen (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 422 comments Thenia wrote: "I'm a university student - computers, programming and so on and so on (our system is quite different from yours so I won't go into details) - avid reader and since I hate the sun and heat (ironic s..."

That is so cool that you practice Aikido!! Now your picture makes lots of sense ;)

message 49: by Josie (last edited Jul 14, 2011 07:04PM) (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Lol, I love all the names! I like Published Enemies #1 over Public Enemies #1.
Wow, what with yoga, martial arts etc, the other teams won't dare mess with us ;)
I've just come back from watching HP7-p2!! It was completely brilliant, hope you all watch it soon :)

message 50: by Vi (new)

Vi | 886 comments Am I the only one to not like the movie? It was ok, but I guess the book still rock. But I'm sad the whole thing is over. :(

I'm fine with Kristen being the team leader. I guess I'm ahead all of you between 5 (Thenia) and 12-13 hours (those in US). I'm more closer to Steph's time (she's ahead by an hr or two).

I like Bellatrix Bitches (mainly because I'm so in love with the actor who plays her in the movie. She's acts brilliantly!). But I'm cool with Published Enemy #1 too.

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