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Oct 31, 2011 06:01PM
Object of the Game: To have read off the most shelves from the official list below.
Start: November 1, 2011
*Any book that you finish after this date can be used for this challenge.
End: January 31, 2012
1. To have read a book off a shelf, you must read a book that is found on that particular shelf. i.e. to have read a book off the classics shelf, you must read a book that is found on the "classics" shelf within the first page.
Here is how you find the page:
-Find the book you just read and click on it so you get to the original page. For example: Pride and Prejudice
-After you get to this page, look all the way to the right hand side and scroll down a little to find "See Top Shelves", click on it and you should get to this page which is a list of the most popular shelves for Pride and Prejudice. Now you mark off the shelves you you "touched" from our list of Shelf-a-Thon 9 shelves.
2. A single book may be found on several shelves however we will only count the first page of top shelves for this book. For example, you may find a book that has 148+ pages of shelves (such as Pride and Prejudice), but only count the first page.
3. You don’t have to read off the shelves in any particular order of shelves.
4. The name of shelves must MATCH EXACTLY to the shelf you are trying to count. No deviations are acceptable (check the spelling off the official list below). For example one shelf reads: 2008-books and another 2008-book or childrens or children-s.
5. It is permissible to read a book that is found on a shelf you've already counted. I may read 10 books that include the shelf "books-i-own". After you have found this shelf once, continue to check off the same shelf, but do not count it as an additional shelf. At the end of the round, report the shelf you hit the most.
All we want you to report on the thread is the number of books you've read and the number of shelves these books are found on. Do not report titles because that will give your competitors a strategic edge. I will be creating a another thread where people can post questions on where to find a shelf. So if someone is looking specifically for economics, they can ask other players where they found that shelf. Some of us would like to keep this a secret, as it may give the competitors who are trying to get the most shelves more of an advantage.
b. You must track the titles read and the shelves on your own. You can come up with your own method of tracking. I personally print the list and highlight the shelves I have hit, but someone out there may have made a excel spreadsheet, which can be requested by other players via email.
7.HOW DO I GET RID OF SHELVES I CAN'T TOUCH??
If you read a book with a certain amount of pages, you can cross off a shelf you are finding difficult to hit. If you cross off a shelf and later hit it, you cannot change your original shelf. You must choose another shelf to cross off.
* 400 pages - Mark off 1 extra shelf of your choice
* Over 500 pages - Mark off 2 extra shelves of your choice
* Over 600 pages - Mark off 3 extra shelves of your choice
* Over 700-1000 and over pages - Mark off 4 extra shelves of your choice
(Please include this in your reporting)
Book over 400 pages crossed off so and so shelf.
8.At the end of the first month, the top three shelvers will be allowed to cross off 3 shelves. I will also randomly (names out of a hat) pick 3 people to cross off 2 shelves of their choice. At the end of the second month, the shelvers with the biggest change in their number of shelves will be allowed to cross off 3 shelves. I will also do the 3 random shelvers thing again.
9.We will continue to celebrate GR authors, so if you read a book by a Goodreads author, you can eliminate one shelf.
The "winner" is one who has either read off all 350 shelves noted on the official list or who has read the most off these 350 shelves by the end date, January 31st.
*Also, please post the shelf you 'touched' the most at the end of the challenge.
**This is still Angela's challenge, I'm just trying to keep it going until she's ready to take charge again. Hope it is smooth-ish sailing. - Adrienne
Nov 01, 2011 10:54AM
are there new shelves this time? or once we are erasing?
Nov 01, 2011 02:15PM
Yeah, can we use the same spreadsheet as last time?
(last edited Nov 01, 2011 07:30PM)
Nov 01, 2011 07:27PM
Sorry, nope. I do finally have the new shelf list available. And here it is:
Go to town!!!
Nov 01, 2011 07:30PM
Yes, that is a "1" on the first shelf. No, have no idea what that means or why there are more that 6,000 books on a shelf marked "1". Maybe you can tell me.
Nov 02, 2011 09:50AM
here is the link if anyone needs it -
there is no preview but in the upper right hand corner there is a download link
Nov 02, 2011 09:52AM
according to the shelf there are 6313 books on "1" but I couldn't figure out rhyme or reason to the books on it
Nov 02, 2011 10:55AM
Dee wrote: "according to the shelf there are 6313 books on "1" but I couldn't figure out rhyme or reason to the books on it"
well, shelves are completely subjective. So, someone might set up a shelf called "1" for books they think are top books they've read, or books that they plan to read as #1 priorities, etc. These aren't anything official - just shelves that people set up for themselves. And, if lots of people set up a shelf with the same name, then you'll get a GR shelf with lots of books on it, even if people are using it to mean different things.
Nov 04, 2011 03:54AM
oh I know that, but most of them you can see some kind of pattern or something and I didn't with '1'
Nov 08, 2011 11:29AM
The pressing question is...does anyone here have a 1 shelf? Not me and I have quite a few.
Not playing 'cuz I've just got too much going on, but it's been a fun year! I will miss you and thanks for all the organizing!
Nov 09, 2011 01:15PM
Marla, pressing question indeed.
We will miss you, but you're welcome to come back and check in on us occasionally!
Nov 13, 2011 09:13AM
Thanks so much for the invitation...I surely will!
Nov 28, 2011 11:53AM
This round I am trying to figure out the best way to keep track of my shelves that isn't so time consuming. I think I am just going to go with the paper method and not keep a tally of which books hit which shelves. Hopefully I'll have something to report this week. This challenge is just too fun to pass up!
Jan 30, 2012 04:41AM
looking forward to trying this again with SAT11 ;) soon
Jan 28, 2016 07:45PM
Is anyone done ng this challenge anymore?
In a new group or new thread ?
Feb 04, 2016 07:05PM
Lolita wrote: "Is anyone done ng this challenge anymore?
In a new group or new thread ?"
I wish someone would
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