Friday, March 13, 2015

Novel Books & Reading Challenges Wheel-A-Thon II

Wheel-A-Thon Team Challenge hosted by Novel Books & Reading Challenges on Goodreads.

I am taking part in this again. We have to, as a group, spell out different colours. I will just be reading whatever books I need for other challenges and hope they fit this one way or the other.

About this Challenge
◈ Starts on March 22, 2015 and runs for 8 weeks
◈ The team with the highest points at the end of the 8 weeks wins!
◈ Each week the mods will “spin the wheel" and assign each team a colour name
◈ The team's task is to read books to spell out the colour name for 10 points per letter for books of less than 500 pages and 20 points per letter for books of 500 pages or more
◈ The team will get an extra 15 completion points if all the letters in the colour name are part of their spell-it-out
◈ The team will get an additional 30 bonus points if at least one person in the group reads a book of that colour (the book cover must be about 50% of that colour)
◈ Once teams have read their colour name for the week they can "re-read" the colour name to gain more points (10 points per letter for books of less than 500 pages and 20 points per letter for books of 500 pages or more , but no additional completion points).
◈ BOM bonus: Have a team member write discussion questions for a day of a Book of the Month (BOM) and receive 20 points (limit one BOM bonus per book per team ; that is, if two of your teamies write DQs for the same BOM, you still only get 20 points). NOTE: You can volunteer on the BOM thread to write DQs. If we have more volunteers than days available 3 days prior to the BOM start, then the volunteers will be chosen using a randomizer. If you volunteer and do not write your allocated DQs without notice then you will not be eligible to nominate yourself again for the duration of this challenge
Books must be more than 160 pages in length. Children's books, Graphic Novels, Cookbooks and Poetry books cannot be used unless by word count they can be verified as more than 160 pages
◈Only books read during the specified week can be used (“read date” is what counts, not the day you start.) Books cannot be “banked” from previous weeks to use later in the challenge

How a "spell it out" works
Spell out the word(s) using the first letter in the book's title, the first letter in the author's first or last name, or the first letter of a character's first, last, or nick-name, or the first letter of the series name. As always, if the first letter of a title starts with an indefinite or definite article ('A', 'An', 'The', etc.), you may use the first letter of the second word in the title to spell out your chosen word. If you are listening to an audiobook, the first letter in the narrator's first or last name also can be used

We are using crayola colours for the wheel, and the “base” colour this responds to are listed under the spoiler
(view spoiler)

Challenge requirements

IMPORTANT: To be a part of this challenge you need to be able to:
◈ Read at least one book per week
◈ Create a special shelf for the challenge for the books you are reading
◈ Check-in on your team's discussion thread at least once per week
◈ Have fun!


About Team Captains

There will be no "special twists" for this challenge so your role is pretty easy for this challenge and you just need to:
* help motivate your team to complete the spell-it-out each week
* check that the books are posted within the right time frame and submit each week by posting to the captains group (Posts will be due each week by Sunday at noon, Australian Eastern Standard Time - convert this to your timezone here)

List of books:
  1. Opal Fire by Barbra Annino
  2. Something to Witch About by Amanda M. Lee
  3. Three Girls and a Baby by Rachel Schurig
  4. Got A Hold On You by Pat White 
  5. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  6. Getting Lucky by Katie Graykowski
  7. Wait for the Rain by Maria Murnane
  8. Bloodstone by Barbra Annino
  9. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  10. Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
  11. Sing for Me by Penelope Reece
  12. Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon 
  13. Tastes Like Chicken by Johnny B. Truant
  14. The Martian by Andy Weir
  15. Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky
  16. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  17. Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke
  18. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  20. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  21. A Little Love by Amanda Prowse
  22. The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  23. The Woman In Black by Susan Hill
  24. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
  25. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  26. Hollywood Assassin by M.Z. Kelly
  27. Witch Hunt by S.M. Reine
  28. Ovenpå er der Stille by Gerbrand Bakker  
  29. Malicious Mischief by Lora Young
  30. Raw Deal by Mark Henwick 
  31. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  32. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  33. Take Three Birds by Jilli Lime-Holt 
  34. Weingarten by J. Davis Bly 
  35. Penelope by Anya Wylde
  36. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  37. Avram Thief of Catland by James Bjorkman
  38. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot 
  39. The Synchronicity War Part 1 by Dietmar Wehr

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