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Subject: Unmoded - Multi Genre Reading Challenge 6 - Reading April 7th
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 12:31 PM ET
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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.

The Challenge:

  1. We will start reading on Monday, APRIL 7th at 12:01 am Eastern (PBS) Time and finish reading by MAY 4th at 11:59 pm Eastern (PBS) Time. 
  2. You must make a TBR list with at least 20 books on it. You can use Goodreads, PBS, Amazon as long as your buddy and I have access to it. This will be used to choose your buddy and secret buddy books and it will be your choice to read them or not. 
  3. We will be using a form to submit our books. You can submit them all at once at the end of the week or after reading each book as long as you got all your books for the week submitted before the deadline. I will post a link to the form when the game starts. Please check your submissions thoroughly before submitting to keep down on the errors. If you submitted something in error please let me know and I will fix it. 
  4. All players must check-in each week by the appropriate time. Check-in dates/times are listed below. Even if you read 0 books for the week please make a submission with your name and "blank" selected for the other options.
  5. All books read during the challenge will accrue points. Points are covered below. Paperback and EBooks are accepted although ebooks get bonus points. Audio books, magazines, poetry, graphic novels, comics, etc, will not be allowed for this challenge. No partial books can be submitted (meaning you read 1/2 of a book).
  6. Amazon is preferred for page counts because they are usually more accurate but if you can't find a count on Amazon you my use Goodreads, or PBS ect. For ebooks if there is a paperback version use it if not then you can use the Kindle Edition or ebook version. If you can't find a page count on any of these sites you can use the formula word count/280 to get a page count. If a book has multiple types of bindings (like hardcover and MMPB), use the MMPB version. If there isn't a MMPB version, use the trade size. If you have any question on pages feel free to PM me.

 

Here is the link to the Check-in Form and the Spreadsheet

CHECK-IN DATES (by 11:59 PM):

WEEK 1: MONDAY, APRIL 14TH (for books read during APRIL 7 - APRIL 13)

WEEK 2: MONDAY, APRIL 21ST (for books read during APRIL 14 - APRIL 20)

WEEK 3: MONDAY, APRIL 28TH (for books read during APRIL 21 - APRIL 27)

WEEK 4: MONDAY, MAY 5TH (for books read during APRIL 28 - MAY 4)

 

 

Point Breakdown:

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

 

Bonus Points:

Weekly Bonuses:

Secret Buddy Bonus: 100 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: 75 points - Before we begin, I will buddy up participants and have each pick and post 4 novella, novel, or super novel sized TBR books for their buddy to read. In addition to the regular base points, 75 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!

End of Challenge Bonuses:

Secret Buddy Bonus: 300 Points - Anyone that finishes all their secret buddy bonus books will get this bonus. 

Buddy Bonus: 525 Points - Anyone that finishes all their buddy bonus books will get this bonus. 

 

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.

Final Winners

  • 1st Place - 4 Credits - 
  • 2nd Place - 3 Credits - 
  • 3rd Place - 2 Credits - 
  • 4th Place - 1 Credits - 
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Weekly Winners - Each week we will have mini challenges. You may only win 1 mini challenge per game. For "Most Books Read" (ebooks, print or combine) books must be 51+ pages to qualify for the mini challenge. Any ties for any mini challenge will be broke with page counts.

  • Week 1 - Most Pages Read & Most Print Books Read - 1 credit each
  • Week 2 - Most Points & Book w/ Most Pages - 1 credit each 
  • Week 3 - Most Books Read (print & Ebook) & Book w/ the Longest Title - 1 credit each
  • Week 4 - Most Ebooks Read & Most Authors Read - 1 credit each

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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Subject: Buddies & Lists
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 12:32 PM ET
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Team 1

Team 2

Team 3

Team 4

Team 5

Team 6

Team 7

Team 8



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Subject: Secret Book Clues
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Subject: Week 1 Results
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 12:32 PM ET
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Week 1 Mini Challenge Winners 

  • Most Pages Read is Jeanette
  • Most Print Books Read is Lisa G 
Name Pages Page Rank Points Points Rank Total Rank Winners
Valerie 2421 2 1900 1 3 1
Jeanette 2619 1 1575 4 5 2
Renee C. 2351 4 1600 2 6 3
Lisa G 2384 3 1225 6 9 4
Rachel M. 2165 5 1325 5 10 5
Theresa C. 2011 7 1600 3 10 6
Lsressler 2047 6 1175 7 13 7
Susan P. 1721 9 1100 9 18 8
Manda G. 1796 8 900 11 19 9
Jamie B. 1609 10 1025 10 20 10
Melissa H. 1369 12 1150 8 20 11
Margaret G. 1419 11 900 12 23 12
Hollie M. 1318 13 850 13 26 13
Tami W. 1088 14 725 14 28 14
Gina 1083 15 675 15 30 15
S.Y. 1024 16 650 16 32 16
Christine E. 704 17 425 17 34 17


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Subject: Week 2 Results
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 12:32 PM ET
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Week 2 Mini Challenge Winners 

  • Most Points - Valerie
  • Book w/ Most Pages - Rachel w/ The King 592 pages (Jeanette can only win once so it went to next one with highest pages read)
Name Pages Page Rank Points Points Rank Total Rank Winners
Susan P. 2930 1 1800 2 3 1
Valerie 2743 3 1875 1 4 2
Theresa C. 2844 2 1650 5 7 3
Lsressler 2228 5 1750 4 9 4
Manda G. 2365 4 1650 6 10 5
Jeanette 2213 6 1450 7 13 6
Renee C. 1800 7 1150 8 15 7
Hollie M. 1759 8 1100 9 17 8
S.Y. 1552 9 875 11 20 9
Margaret G. 1385 11 1100 10 21 10
Lisa G 1440 10 650 13 23 11
Melissa H. 1095 12 825 12 24 12
Rachel M. 996 13 500 15 28 13
Gina 862 14 600 14 28 14
Christine E. 742 15 400 16 31 15
Tami W. 528 16 325 17 33 16
Jamie B. 0 17 0 18 35 17


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Subject: Week 3 Results
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 12:33 PM ET
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Week 3 Mini Challenge Winners 

  • Most Books Read (print & Ebook) - Renee w/ 16
  • Book w/ the Longest Title - Manda w/ A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life
Name Pages Page Rank Points Points Rank Total Rank Winners
Susan P. 2918 1 1550 2 3 1
Jeanette 2524 2 1325 4 6 2
Renee C. 1940 5 1575 1 6 3
Valerie 1984 4 1400 3 7 4
Hollie M. 2022 3 1200 5 8 5
Theresa C. 1884 6 1125 6 12 6
Rachel M. 1812 7 1100 7 14 7
Jamie B. 1515 8 950 8 16 8
Gina 1384 9 925 9 18 9
Lsressler 1186 10 775 11 21 10
Margaret G. 1084 11 675 12 23 11
Tami W. 1056 13 825 10 23 12
Manda G. 1081 12 550 13 25 13
Melissa H. 888 14 550 14 28 14
Christine E. 544 15 300 15 30 15
Lisa G 431 16 200 16 32 16
S.Y. 0 17 0 17 34 17


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Subject: Week 4 Results
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 12:33 PM ET
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Week 4 Mini Challenge Winners 

  • Most Ebooks Read - Theresa
  • Most Authors Read - Susan
Name Pages Page Rank Points Points Rank Total Rank Winners
Susan P. 3634 1 1875 2 3 1
Renee C. 3196 2 2100 1 3 2
Manda G. 2679 3 1550 3 6 3
Valerie 2164 5 1350 4 9 4
Theresa C. 2215 4 1275 6 10 5
Rachel M. 2145 6 1300 5 11 6
Margaret G. 1922 7 1100 7 14 7
Hollie M. 1906 8 975 9 17 8
Jeanette 1835 9 1075 8 17 9
Melissa H. 1458 10 825 11 21 10
Christine E. 1420 11 850 10 21 11
Lsressler 1154 12 775 12 24 12
Gina 882 13 575 13 26 13
Tami W. 530 14 300 14 28 14
Jamie B. 0 15 0 15 30 15
Lisa G 0 15 0 15 30 15
S.Y. 0 15 0 15 30 15


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Subject: Final Results & Winners
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 12:33 PM ET
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  • 1st Place - 4 Credits - Valerie
  • 2nd Place - 3 Credits - Susan
  • 3rd Place - 2 Credits - Renee
  • 4th Place - 1 Credits - Jeanette

Week 1 Mini Challenge Winners 

  • Most Pages Read is Jeanette
  • Most Print Books Read is Lisa G 

Week 2 Mini Challenge Winners 

  • Most Points - Valerie
  • Book w/ Most Pages - Rachel w/ The King 592 pages (Jeanette can only win once so it went to next one with highest pages read)

Week 3 Mini Challenge Winners 

  • Most Books Read (print & Ebook) - Renee w/ 16
  • Book w/ the Longest Title - Manda w/ A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life

Week 4 Mini Challenge Winners 

  • Most Ebooks Read - Theresa
  • Most Authors Read - Susan
Name Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Total Pages Page Rank Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Secret Bonus Buddy Bonus Total Points Points Rank Total Rank Winners
Valerie 2421 2743 1984 2164 9312 2 1900 1875 1400 1350 300 525 7350 1 3 1
Susan P. 1721 2930 2918 3634 11203 1 1100 1800 1550 1875 300 525 7150 3 4 2
Renee C. 2351 1800 1940 3196 9287 3 1600 1150 1575 2100 300 525 7250 2 5 3
Jeanette 2619 2213 2524 1835 9191 4 1575 1450 1325 1075 300 525 6250 5 9 4
Theresa C 2011 2844 1884 2215 8954 5 1600 1650 1125 1275 300 525 6475 4 9 5
Manda G. 1796 2365 1081 2679 7921 6 900 1650 550 1550 300 525 5475 6 12 6
Rachel M. 2165 996 1812 2145 7118 7 1325 500 1100 1300 300 525 5050 8 15 7
Lsressler 2047 2228 1186 1154 6615 9 1175 1750 775 775 300 525 5300 7 16 8
Hollie M. 1318 1759 2022 1906 7005 8 850 1100 1200 975 300 525 4950 9 17 9
Margaret G. 1419 1385 1084 1922 5810 10 900 1100 675 1100 300 525 4600 10 20 10
Melissa H. 1369 1095 888 1458 4810 11 1150 825 550 825 300 525 4175 11 22 11
Gina 1083 862 1384 882 4211 13 675 600 925 575 300 525 3600 12 25 12
Lisa G. 2384 1440 431 0 4255 12 1225 650 200 0 0 0 2075 15 27 13
Christine E. 704 742 544 1420 3410 14 425 400 300 850 300 0 2275 14 28 14
Tami W. 1088 528 1056 530 3202 15 725 325 825 300 300 525 3000 13 28 15
Jamie B. 1609 0 1515 0 3124 16 1025 0 950 0 0 0 1975 16 32 16
S.Y. 1024 1552 0 0 2576 17 650 875 0 0 0 0 1525 17 34 17


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Subject: Book Crack Lists!!
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 12:34 PM ET
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Renee's April New Release List

Most Popular Books Released in March List

Most Popular Books Released in April List



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Subject: Multi-Genre Bingo!!
Date Posted: 2/28/2014 11:14 AM ET
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Multi-Genre Bingo

Rules-  We will start the same time the challenge starts. The two people to read Bingo in a line (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) and sends me a list of their books and how they Bingo-ed will win 1 credit each. Only one book can be used for each square. You may use Bingo Card #1 or #2. You may use any book you read during the challenge as long as they follow the challenge rules. We are playing on a honor system since some of the squares will be hard to check so please make sure that your book fits the square. If you have any questions please ask. Oh and I put these cards together really fast so if you see any problems let me know..lol

 

Here are links to the Bingo Cards. I am trying to figure out an easy way to post the photos..lol

Bingo Card #2

Bingo Card #1

  • Gina - #1
  • Margaret - #2
  • Susan - #1
  • Christine - #2
  • Jeanette - #1
  • Manda - both
  • Lsressler - #1
  • S.Y. - #2
  • Tami - both
  • Hollie - #1
  • Lisa - both
  • Rachel - #2


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Date Posted: 2/28/2014 11:39 AM ET
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I'm your huckleberry!

Date Posted: 2/28/2014 11:43 AM ET
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LOL!!!

Date Posted: 2/28/2014 1:12 PM ET
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Me! Credit already sent!

Here's the link that I just posted on the last challenge for April releases.  This is VERY preliminary. Many of these books could change to a different release month. Indie authors often put them off at the last minute. And I'll probably be adding quite few more throughout March.

April 2014 Releases

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Ha, love the Tombstone reference, Susan! One of my favorite lines. :)

I'm in...sending my credit.

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Me! credit you just sent me I hit right back to you ;)

Date Posted: 2/28/2014 8:57 PM ET
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I'm in, credit sent.

I'm so excited this next one will be during my vacation so I might get a chance to have one big week.

Jamie, you can keep my link the same for my buddy list.  I'll be adding and revising it between now and the challenge.

Date Posted: 2/28/2014 9:43 PM ET
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Don't know if any of you saw, but the final Rough Riders book is coming out 6/2104.  If you sign up for L. James newsletter on her website, you can get a preview of the title and cover of the book (the newsletter just came out on Thursday, and she asked the subscribers not post the info on line anywhere, or I'd post the info here.) She says she'll reveal the H/h in April, after Unwound comes out.

Date Posted: 3/1/2014 8:30 AM ET
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Renee you are always a plethora of information :)

Jamie I will keep same list and update also. THANKS!!!

Date Posted: 3/1/2014 1:39 PM ET
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Renee you are always a plethora of information :)!

Why, thank you--I do try LOL!  Not really; I just happen onto these tidbits when I'm updating my GR release date shelves.  I'll see a book or an author and  think "I need to check their website and/or FB page to see if there's any new news."  I have shelves on GR named "TBD 2014", "spring 2014" and so on, so I go through those about once a month to see if any of those books have been given more concrete release dates, and when I do so, I dig for interesting info.

And, on that note. I found out some other info last night but didn't have time to post it.  For anyone who has been waiting and waiting for, Edge of Darkness by J.A. Saare (aka Aline Hunter), which is the next book in the Rhiannon's Law series (Dead, Undead or Somewhere In Between, The Renfield Syndrome, The Ripple Effect), it's finally got a target release month! Unfortunately, it's not scheduled for release until Aug/Sept 2015, but, hey, we've waited this long!

I have been following her blog for awhile, and remembered reading a while back that she had to abandon the series because her erotica books (written as Aline Hunter) were waaay outselling her UF/PnR books, and since she's a full-time writer with 4 kids, she had to do what would pay the bills (here's the blog post).  Anyway, after she wrote that blog, she said she got all kinds of nasty emails, even a death threat--over a book, can you believe that?  Some fans are craaaazy!  (here's the blog post where she explains).

Finally, almost 2 years later, she's signed with Samhain to publish the series AND she's planning on several more books after Edge of Darkness.  She said that the first 3 books are being re-released (re-edited with added text--Dead, Undead has 7K words of added text).  I was wondering if I would need to re-read the series, but she says: "No, you don't have to read the revised version(s) to follow the series. The same events transpire. I added more dialogue and scenes with Rhiannon, Disco, and Paine. That's why the new version is longer."  Dead, Undead is being re-released in November, 2014.

I'm so glad to hear this news!  I FLOVE this series, and I'm sure that even though I don't have to,  I'll probably re-read them anyway because a) the series is THAT good; b) I don't want to miss out on anything; c) and I could use a refresher since it's been so long.

Here's the tentative release schedule she gave in one of her blog posts:

 If all goes well, this is what'll happen.

November 2014: Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between will re-release. I revised the story heavily and added around 7k words.
 
February 2015 (or March 2015): The Renfield Syndrome (revised with added scenes) will release.
 
May 2014 (or June 2015): The Ripple Effect (revised with added scenes) will release.
 
August -- September 2015: Edge of Darkness will release.
 
2015/2016 (not sure when exactly) the next book (as yet untitled) will release.
 
After this point, I will wait and see how things go. I've seen this series going on for perhaps 7-10 books (perhaps longer, but it depends). If sales are good and I can write the characters I love (and make a living) Rhiannon will share her journey with you. Also, you can expect to hear from Marigold and Bane (and perhaps Disco and Paine) in novellas and such
SQUEE!!!!


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I am changing up my TBR this time around: Gina's Challenge TBR 

Date Posted: 3/6/2014 9:17 AM ET
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I'm in, sending a credit.  I will use the same list, but I'm adding to it before we start....

Date Posted: 3/11/2014 4:11 PM ET
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I've sent a credit.

I haven't been in this challenge before but my New Year's resolution was an easy one for me.  I plan to read a bunch of books that I have had on my TBR for years starting with the books that have been on my list for the longest.  A bunch of them are ebooks so it's a win-win for me!

 

Date Posted: 3/11/2014 8:46 PM ET
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Welcome Jeanette and thanks for playing with us. Although most of us go into this challenge hoping to read through some of our TBR ALOT of us end up adding more to it by the time we look at what everyone else is reading... LOL We love to be enablers devil I am so glad you are joining us smiley

Date Posted: 3/12/2014 7:44 AM ET
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Credit sent.  You can use my same TBR link Jamie. There's only one book on there as of now but I'll get it put together before we start. Thanks!

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