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"This is an UNMODERATED challenge. Unmoderated means that no Games Mods are supervising this challenge, and gamers are playing at their own risk. If something should happen (no prize received), the gamers will not have the assistance of the Games Moderators or the PBS Team to resolve the problem."
The challenge will require a deposit of one credit, sent to me. The credit deposits will be used as the prize pool for winners, so you are not guaranteed to receive your credit back. This is a reading challenge so you are not required to mail any books. Please add as a buddy to make credit returns to the winners easier.
Thanks Courtney for letting me borrow most of your rules!!
CHECK-IN DATES (by 11:59 PM):
WEEK 1: SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH (for books read during MARCH 1 - MARCH 9)
WEEK 2: SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH (for books read during MARCH 10 - MARCH 16)
WEEK 3: SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH (for books read during MARCH 17 - MARCH 23)
WEEK 4: MONDAY, APRIL 1ST (for books read during MARCH 24 - MARCH 31)
Short Story - 0 to 50 pages: 25 points
Novella - 51 to 110 pages: 50 points
Novel - 111 to 250 pages: 100 points
Super Novel - 251 to 360 pages: 150 points
Super Plus Novel - 361 pages to 450 pages: 200 points
Neverending Novel - 451 pages and greater: 250 points
Weekly Poll Book Bonus: 100 Points - Prior to each week I will take suggestions on popular books and poll them for the week. The book with the most votes will be the "Weekly Poll Book" and anyone that reads it that week will get the bonus points.
Secret Buddy Bonus: 75 Points - I will secretly choose 2 books from your posted TBR list and give you one clue per book. If you guess and read these books you will get bonus points
Buddy Bonus: 50 points - Before we begin, I will buddy up participants and have each pick and post 10 novella, novel, or super novel sized TBR books for their buddy to read. In addition to the regular base points, 50 bonus points will be added for each book read.
eBook Bonus: 25 points - for every ebook that is read, you will receive these bonus points. An extra incentive to get through that stash!
Review Bonus: 10 points - For every book that is reviewed, whether it's here on PBS's description page, Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, etc, you will receive 10 bonus points. These do not have to be large reviews. Why did you like the book, what did you dislike? How many stars?
Totals will be determined each week and for the final by:
Totaling up your points standing (person with the most points at the end of the week will get 1, second gets 2, etc) and adding it to your page standing (determined by totaling up number of pages read - rank again, person with most pages read will get a 1 and so on). The person with the lowest total number (both page and points added together) will be the winner. In the case of a tie for points, the ranking will be determined by the highest number of pages read. In the case of a tie for page ranking, standing will be determined by highest number of points. In the case of a total points tie, pages read will be the tie breaker. If a player has not submitting anything for the week, the will automatically get the last ranking available and tie for that spot with any other player who does not submit.
Winning Categories: You will only be allowed to win one final prize category to give everyone else more of a chance. You will also only be allowed to win one weekly prize however you can win a weekly prize and then win a final prize also.
I love book recommendations and ideas so we will be discussing books a plenty in this challenge. Please feel free to chat away!!
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Anne's Buddy List
Gina's Buddy List
Lisa's Buddy List
Ming's Buddy List
Val's Buddy List
Margaret's Buddy List
Rachel's Buddy List
Manda's Buddy List
S.Y.'s Buddy List
Missy's Buddy List
Courtney's Buddy List
Renee's Buddy List
Darlene's Buddy List
Kirsten's Buddy List
Theresa's Buddy List
Susan's Buddy List
Ellen's Buddy List
Tonya's Buddy List
Jamie B. - ?
Jamie's Buddy List
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Week One Standings
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Week 2 Standings
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Week 3 Standings
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Week 4 Standings
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Here are the Secret Buddy Pick Clues. I will tell you if you have it right after you have read and submitted each book.
Anne's Secret Books
Gina's Secret Books
Lisa's Secret Books
Ming's Secret Books
Val's Secret Books
Margaret's Secret Books
Rachel's Secret Books
Manda's Secret Books
S.Y's Secret Books
Missy's Secret Books
Courtney's Secret Books
Renee's Secret Books
Darlene's Secret Books
Kristen's Secret Books
Susan's Secret Books
Theresa's Secret Books
Ellen's Secret Books
Tonya's Secret Books
Jamie's Secret Books
The rules are: I will take the top 2 of each poll. You can choose ONE of the books from EACH of the polls winners to get the bonus points for the week. For example if the winners where "Too Far" & Damaged" for New Adult and " Laid Bair" & "Tri Mates" for Erotic. You could choose to read Too Far & Tri Mates for 100 bonus points each for the week but you couldn't get bonus points for "Too Far" & Damaged". They also have to be read before check-in on the week they are chosen to be counted for bonus points. The reason I decided to take the top 2 in each is to give everyone more options on books that they might want to read. If anyone has any questions ask away!!
Week 1 - Romance & Sci-Fantasy
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Choices
Week 2 - New Adult & Mystery
New Adult Choices
Week 3 - Erotic & ?
? (Anything goes)
Week 4 - PNR/UF & YA
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Thanks Susan I will take you up on that in the morning.
Welcome everyone I will get everything updated in the morning. I am off to bed. I really want to finish Worlds Apart but my eyes won't stay open...lol
Here is my challenge TBR list at goodreads. Clicking on the link should bring a list of 40. (number subject to change. But if you see over 8000, you're on the wrong list)
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