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message 1: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Jun 16, 2012 07:57PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Team #14
Captain: Thenia

Amanda A
Dawn (37)
Jessica (75)

message 2: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Virtual BINGO Card
Shelf names listed are to be filled in top to bottom under each letter listed

1. shifters
2. *New2You: series
3. psychic
4. *New2You: author
5. ghosts
6. favorite-series
7. new-series
8. demons
9. paranormal-fantasy
10. young-adult-paranormal
11. dragons
12. *Reader's Choice
13. urban-fantasy
14. angels
15. kick-ass-heroine
16. *Favorite Supe
17. vampires
18. paranormal-romance
19. male-lead
20. 2011
21. *Series Catch-Up
22. magic
23. sci-fi-romance
24. dark-fantasy

message 3: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Aug 28, 2012 04:56PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Link to print your own copy: BINGO card

SOS book shelf bingo card

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Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments ...

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Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments ...

message 6: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments Hi everyone!! I look forward to playing this round with you!

message 7: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments Hello team! Ready to get started?

We need a captain and a name!

message 8: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Hi ladies! Can't wait for this round of Bingo!

I'm not very creative at all but I'll try to think of a name suggestion.

message 9: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Welcome back to BSB, ladies! Happy Reading!

message 10: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (dawn_e) | 185 comments Hi can't wait to get started! Does anyone want to be captain?

I'm with you Amanda not very creative. Will try to come up with a few things though.

message 11: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (dawn_e) | 185 comments Thoughts
some f words hehe:
fab fantasy fascinating fatal fated fiesty flashy flirty flirtations foxy freaky

Fated fourteen
14 fantasies
firelit fourteen
14 queens

Other titles
14 days to life - movie
14 forever - songs
14 years

Maybe a play on initials
R A T D J?

message 12: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments Some creativity! Yay! I like the Fated Fourteen. I can't be captain -- I am sorry!

message 13: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 71 comments Hi guys! It's the first time I've played but it looks like a lot of fun. Can I ask what the specific duties of the captain are? I'm looking through the BINGO threads and not finding anything about it (yet; it could be right in front of me).

I like Fated Fourteen, too. I was trying to think a play on numbers, but there isn't much you can do with 14, is there?

Anyway, excited for tomorrow!

message 14: by Amanda A (last edited Jun 16, 2012 10:18AM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Hi Jessica! The captain keeps track of the books each team member reads for the shelves and requests the stamp when all of the books for that shelf have been read, rated and reviewed. I don't mind being the team captain, if no one else wants to do it.

I was going to ask if it was anyone's first time playing. This is my fifth time and it's so much fun!

Btw, I like Fated Fourteen for a team name too. :-)

message 15: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments We should be getting the announcement in a few hours!!!!

The captain is just what Amanda described. Updating the list, which includes linking to our posts with the reviews.

message 16: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (dawn_e) | 185 comments This will be my second time playing. Had alot of fun last time! It also added a few more reads to an ever growing TBR list. :-)

I'm for whoever wants to be captain. I like to pretend I'm organized but that only last a week or two. And so happy something good came out of my brainstorming... Just waiting on Thenia's vote.

message 17: by Thenia (last edited Jun 16, 2012 11:35AM) (new)

Thenia | 976 comments "Unlucky +1" came to mind when I saw our team number or maybe the "Fantastic 14"(or 4teen or something similar), so just add those to the mix.

As for captain, I did it last time and could do it again if you guys don't want to. Unlike Dawn, I'm annoyingly organized sometimes and don't even notice it until people tease me about it. :P

Anyway, I could be our captain if nobody else wants to and I added my two cents about the team name. Let me know what you think..

message 18: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments Thenia I vote for you then unless someone else wants it! I like both the Fated or the Fantastic 14. :)

message 19: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (dawn_e) | 185 comments Thenia you got my vote for captain!

message 20: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Mine too!

message 21: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (dawn_e) | 185 comments Looks like the shelf was released- young adult paranormal!!!

I'll be reading Jealousy by Lili St. Crow.

What was decided for team name?

message 22: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6371 comments Happy shelf-day, everyone!

The virtual tracker of all shelves stamped & all bingo cards is up. I copied up the cards from each thread, and need other eyes to check that there are no mistakes. If the captain or an enthusiastic teammate could pop over to check the notice, then your card and let me know it's OK, I would really appreciate it! Many, many thanks!

Link to SOS Book Shelf Bingo ROUND FIVE Stats post in the BSB R5 Discussion thread

message 23: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6371 comments Oh...and I vote for Thenia (wait...can't do that....)

I'll just say she was a great captain last round! *Miss ya already! Have fun on your new team, Thenia!*

message 24: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments Lol Steph!

I will be reading Red Glove (Curse Workers #2) by Holly Black

message 25: by Jessica (last edited Jun 17, 2012 09:40AM) (new)

Jessica | 71 comments That all sounds great to me. And thanks for all the info about the captain which, by the way, sounds like a job with pretty spreadsheets (definitely something my geek side can fully appreciate). I'm good with Thenia being captain. Thanks to everyone who volunteered, you guys are awesome.

Regina- Oh, I've heard a lot of great things about "Red Glove" so it'll be interesting to see what you think.

I'm going to read Die for Me (Revenants, #1) by Amy Plum

UPDATED: Sorry if I stepped on any toes, but I confirmed that our Bingo card matched up to the one in the stats on the discussion thread.

message 26: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments I'm reading Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1) by Jennifer Estep

message 27: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments Thank you for the votes ladies! I guess I'm it then?

How about our name? "Fantastic 14", "Fated 14" or maybe "Double-Of-Seven" (spy style!)? Just vote on the one you like most and we're named!

For the record, the first couple of weeks I may get a little behind in my reading since it's finals period for this semester in uni, but I promise I'll catch up as soon as we're done.

@Judithe: Aww! Thank you for the kind words! I miss you, too - Nth power! 楽しかったです! Let's have fun competing this round! :)

I guess it's time I got to work organizing our team!

message 28: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments No toes stepped on -- I am not even sure how!?

I love that cover for Die for Me it is beautiful. I really enjoyed #1 in the curse workers series, so I am looking forward to this one. :)

I keep wondering about Mythos Academy, I can't wait to see what you think!

I am finishing up two books right now, so I plan to start Red Glove likely on Friday.

message 29: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments First things first, here are some links you might find useful:

SOS: Bookshelf Bingo Team Name History - Made by Judithe (From 5 teams to 18!)

Shelf Announcements thread - Where the almighty mastermind Steph will announce the shelves each week

Round Five Stats - Made by (you guessed it) Judithe (Thanks for keeping us extra organized! :) )

Team #14 Bingo Card - Our team's card so we can obsess with stamps and shelf announcements

Book Shelf BINGO: FAQ - For any questions about the game

Tips for Finding a BSB Book - To avoid browsing through endless pages looking for a book and spend that time reading it instead!

Free Space Rules

and last but definitely not least:

BINGO R5 Discussion Thread - For friendly banter, discussing anything related to the game and shelf-chanting (yup, definitely for shelf-chanting)!

If you have any questions feel free to ask them!

message 30: by Thenia (last edited Jul 17, 2012 04:56AM) (new)

Thenia | 976 comments Free Space

✔Amanda A - The Iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa - (07/14/2012) ★★★★ - Review (SOS Bookshelf)
✔Dawn - Tangled Threads - Jennifer Estep - (06/17/2012) ★★★★ - Review (SOS Bookshelf)
✔Jessica - Summoning the Night - Jenn Bennett - (06/19/2012) ★★★★ - Review (SOS Bookshelf)
✔Regina - Whispers Under Ground - Ben Aaronovitch - (07/05/2012) ★★★★ - Review (SOS Bookshelf)
✔Thenia - A Blood Seduction - Pamela Palmer - (06/26/2012) - ★★★ - Review (SOS Bookshelf)

Done: 5/5 ~stamp received (07/15/2012)

The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2) by Julie KagawaTangled Threads (Elemental Assassin, #4) by Jennifer EstepSummoning the Night (Arcadia Bell, #2) by Jenn BennettWhispers Under Ground (Peter Grant #3) by Ben AaronovitchA Blood Seduction (Vamp City, #1) by Pamela Palmer

message 31: by Thenia (last edited Jul 11, 2012 12:13AM) (new)

Thenia | 976 comments Young Adult Paranormal - Shelf #1 (06/17/2012)

✔Amanda A - Touch of Frost - Jennifer Estep - (06/20/2012) ★★★★ - Review
✔Dawn - Jealousy - Lili St. Crow - (06/19/2012) ★★★ - Review
✔Jessica - Die for Me - Amy Plum - (06/18/2012) ★★★ - Review
✔Regina - Red Glove - Holly Black - (06/25/2012) ★★★★ - Review
✔Thenia - The Golden Lily - Richelle Mead - (06/24/2012) ★★★★ - Review

Done: 5/5 ~stamp #1 received (06/27/2012)

Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1) by Jennifer EstepJealousy (Strange Angels, #3) by Lili St. CrowDie for Me (Revenants, #1) by Amy PlumRed Glove (Curse Workers #2) by Holly BlackThe Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2) by Richelle Mead

message 32: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments Jessica wrote: "Sorry if I stepped on any toes, but I confirmed that our Bingo card matched up to the one in the stats on the discussion thread. "

No toe-stepping-on whatsoever! Thanks for doing it! :)

message 33: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments Beautiful! You are super organized!!!

message 34: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 71 comments I always think the covers look so pretty when they're all put together like that.

Thanks for all the links and the information, it's wonderful to have it all organized like that instead of hunting through the main Bingo page threads. You rock!

My vote is for Double of Seven as a team name. Anything 007 and Daniel Craig is a win in my book.

message 35: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments I like that one two! LOL, I like all of them so I say whatever the majority wants.

message 36: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (dawn_e) | 185 comments Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep
Shelf: Free Space
Date Read: 6/17
Rating: 4.5 stars

This series just gets better and better with each book adding another layer. It makes me want to pick up the next book immediately.

Gin is out to avenge her family's deaths while protecting those she loves, and figuring out how she feels about Owen. She's strong, smart, capable, deadly, and yet vulnerable in certain situations. She's quite the lead character. Owen, is such a good match for Gin. He accepts and loves her for who she is and the things she done.

The overall story is well paced, full of action, and has just the right amount of humor and emotion that pulls you in. My only dislike was there was a bit too much repetitiveness and recapping of details/things that happened previously.

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Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments Dawn you rock!

message 38: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 71 comments Die for Me by Amy Plum
Shelf: Young Adult Paranormal
Date Read: 6/18
Rating: 3 stars

"Die for Me" is a young adult novel that, while entertaining, suffers from stereotypical elements that you are finding more and more in the genre, especially after the release of the Twilight series. Specifically, an ideal boyfriend (with one major flaw, i.e. he's a vampire or he's a zombie) that purchases and bestows expensively outrageous gifts, performs grand gestures, starts planning a lifetime together after dating for a week, and exhibits borderline stalker behavior that the heroine is strangely fine with. Though the story does have some amount of predictability in the timeline of events, it's still a fun read.

One additional note that I want to make is that I did enjoy Plum's take on zombies. I feel that, more and more, we're seeing a greater amount of creativity and liberty taken in the execution of a zombie storyline than we generally do in a vampire or shifter story. It's refreshing. Diana Rowland's White Trash Zombie series is one such series that takes the original zombie legend and tweaks it enough to make it different and new, while Rachel Caine's Revivalist series is another that offers a fresh take. While Plum's series does give us a different look at zombies, it doesn't push the reader to the same level of engagement and thought that Caine demands. This is very much a fun summer read book that, once you're done, you're done; it isn't one you go back to ponder on. Despite this, a fun, quick read that has you curious about the next book in the series.

message 39: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 71 comments Dawn- I'm totally with you on Jennifer Estep's tendency to repeat phrases/details and the paragraphs of recapping. It's gotten to the point that I end up skipping paragraphs, sometimes even pages in the books because I feel like it's a c/p of the same information in previous books.

I'm curious to see what Amanda thinks about Estep's Touch of Frost, if she does the same in that series and it's just her style of writing or if it's something she makes unique to Gin and the Elemental Assassin series.

message 40: by Dawn (last edited Jun 18, 2012 09:02PM) (new)

Dawn (dawn_e) | 185 comments I skim over those parts most of the time... Like the house how many times is she going to recap the details of the house and it's a mish-mash and the hallways dead end or loop and the runes blah blah bah :) But I still love the series! I'd be interested in knowing as well. Always wonder about the author and editors when they do that. I like some recap but it does feel c/p.

I like double-of-seven as well

message 41: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 71 comments Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett
Shelf: Free Space
Date Read: 6/19
Rating: 4 Stars

Each time I read Jenn Bennett, it's like a breath of fresh air. "Kindling the Moon," the first book of the series, brought a refreshing view of a romantic relationship in an urban fantasy novel. There was no complications of a love triangle or the unnecessary drama brought on by the two being unable to communicate with each other; instead, we were presented with an adult relationship that relies upon communication. I'm more than happy to say that Ms. Bennett continues to have Lon and Arcadia communicating and working together. There were easily two or three situations that, had I read them in some other books, would have easily been stretched to a 50+ page filler of miscommunication, jealousy, and not trusting your partner.

Jupe is still one of my favorite kids in UF (he was my first favorite, so I'm a little partial to him). It's also nice to see Ms. Bennett using him to full advantage, giving Jupe his own unique roles and missions in the novel. We have several opportunities to see how he shapes Arcadia's life just as much as Lon does.

There were quite a few threads weaved into the story as groundwork for the next book (Jupe's knack & Mr. Dare, to name a few) that has you already pondering what's going to happen. I just wish we didn't have to wait until 2013 for the next novel (even though it's a completely reasonable timeline). At least there's the potential of a Pirate Lon on a boat novella in December to tide me over.

message 42: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23518 comments Glad this one is as good as the first Jessica. I really enjoyed Kindling :)

message 43: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 71 comments It did have some weak points, I'll admit it, but overall, I enjoyed the book. There are a couple Jupe moments with Arcadia that are pretty endearing. Like I said, I think one of the things that will always stand out for me with this series is the communication between Lon and Arcadia. There were a couple moments (one involving a poor decision by Jupe) that, from previous experience, I know some other authors would exploit to create drama, but I love that Bennett doesn't find that necessary. Personally, I love those little family moments that make you grin more than I like unnecessary drama that could easily be avoided.

message 44: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments "Double-of-Seven" going once, going twice...

message 45: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments I updated the lists with the books you read Jessica and Dawn - good job!

I'll probably start on mine tomorrow...

message 46: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments Great name! I have had a major injury in my family. I plan to start the book tomorrow but I am trying to juggle caring for my husband and my kids and work.

message 47: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments I'll catch up though. I promise. My free space book is Chasing Magic

message 48: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 812 comments Double-of-Seven sounds good to me! I'll be finished with my book tonight but probably won't have time to review it until sometime tomorrow.

Hope your injured family member heals quickly, Regina!

message 49: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Updating your thread w/your name. :)

Sorry to hear about the injury in the family, Regina. Keeping you in my thoughts.

message 50: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23518 comments Regina, sorry to hear of the injured family member. My best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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