Friday, March 6, 2015

The Challenge Factory - R6: Team Challenge SSS

R6: Team Challenge SSS (SSS = Super Speedy Series) hosted by The Challenge Factory on Goodreads.

I have decided to take part again but this time only the  Super Speedy Series as I am doing a lot of other challenges and don't think I can cope with 3 books every week. I am on team 6: My team is: SSS Six Pence for a Book

Round 6 Super Speedy Series

✸This is a team challenge that requires 2 books a week. The object of the game is to roll the die and move along the board. To win a team must roll past 100. Teams will roll on Thursdays & Sundays.

✸Sign ups are open now through 3/15. Then teams will be formed and the game will officially start 3/19.

✸Teams will roll the die by clicking here on Sundays and Thursdays once their team has completed their reads. Please note you will have to change the dice to one die.

**Very Important**
A team can not advance if all reviews are not in by the deadline. That being said, players need to have their reviews in on Wednesday (for the Thursday roll) and on Saturday (for the Sunday roll). Real life sometimes gets in the way of play so you do have Thursday and Sunday to get your reviews in before the team is penalized. If a player fails to have their book done two times throughout the game (excluding a prearranged absence) they will no longer be a part of the team.

How to pick a book:
Books are based on the spot you're on not the roll of the die.
If you land on single digit spot for example lets say you land on spot 5 then you have to read a book that's #5 in a series. For double digit numbers, for example you land on spot 48 you can read either a #4 or a #8 in a series.
Standalone books can be used for a 1 or a 0
✸First in a series can be used for a 1

✸I don't expect anyone to read a series out of order and for people that don't read series books that still want to play there will be an alternate option. There will be an alternate option for each spot.

✸There will be a separate thread for captains to post their place on the board after rolling and a separate thread for captains to post a link to the teams completed reviews.

✸Teams will have a chance to earn 1 Free Pass to roll. To earn your free pass your team has to complete their reads a day before the next roll. Once your team has done this you will have 1 free pass. The free pass will allow a team to roll if they are missing a review(s) before the cutoff. The free pass may not be used for the win. Once you've used it, you can't earn another one. It's a one time shot.

✸Re-reads are allowed
✸Page limit is 150
✸When using an anthology you may use any of the numbers in the book except for the .5 since this means 1/2. But you must review each story in the anthology.
✸Series # will be based on how GR has it listed.
✸Deadline cutoffs are based on US Central time zone
✸When posting your review, please include a link to the book, date finished, a rating, and a review. Your review doesn't have to be fancy. When using an alternate option please link the correct edition of your book. (If you're new to Goodreads and don't know how to add a book to your post, check out the How to Guide.

List of books read:

Week 1 (roll 1): roll 6 ➜ space 6:
The Liquidator by John Gardner (cover item: weapon)
Week 1 (roll 2): roll 6 ➜ space 12: Three Girls and a Baby by Rachel Schurig (#1)
Week 2 (roll 1): roll 6 ➜ space 18: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (#1)
Week 2 (roll 2): roll 2 ➜ space 20: Getting Lucky by Katie Graykowski (#2)
Week 3 (roll 1): roll 4 ➜ space 24: I didn't take part because of Easter break
Week 3 (roll 2): roll 6 ➜ space 30:
Sing for Me by Penelope Reece (standalone)
Week 4 (roll 1): roll 1 ➜ space 31: The Martian by Andy Weir (standalone)
Week 4 (roll 2): roll 3 ➜ space 34: Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke
Week 5 (roll 1): roll 2 ➜ space 36: THE CHRISTMAS KNITTING BEE by De-ann Black 
Week 5 (roll 2): roll 5 ➜ space 41: The Man in the Crowd by M. Sydnor Jr.
Week 6 (roll 1): roll 6 ➜ space 47: A Little Love by Amanda Prowse
Week 6 (roll 2): roll 3 ➜ space 50: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Week 7 (roll 1): roll 3 ➜ space 53: Raw Deal by Mark Henwick
Week 7 (roll 2): roll 4 ➜ space 57: Take Three Birds by Jilli Lime-Holt
Week 8 (roll 1): roll 6 ➜ space 63: Weingarten by J. Davis Bly
Week 8 (roll 2): roll 5 ➜ space 68:
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot 
Week 9 (roll 1): roll 2 ➜ space 70: The Synchronicity War Part 1 by Dietmar Wehr
Week 9 (roll 2): roll 3 ➜ space 73: Getaway by Rosemarie Naramore
Week 10 (roll 1): roll 2 ➜ space 75:
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Week 10 (roll 2): roll 4 ➜ space 79: The Cold King by Amber Jaeger
Week 11 (roll 1): roll 4 ➜ space 83: Returning Pride by Jill Sanders
Week 11 (roll 2): roll 6 ➜ space 89: The Bridesmaid Blues by Tracey Sinclair
Week 12 (roll 1): roll 5 ➜ space 94: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

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