Sunday, August 31, 2014

Nothing but Reading Challenges Wheel-A-Thon Team Challenge - Finished

Wheel-A-Thon Team Challenge hosted by Nothing but Reading Challenges on Goodreads.

This challenge has now finished and though we did not win the challenge our team (Team Hook) did really well. We started in 20th place but finished in 9th. The challenge was meant to finish when one team reached 2000 points but it was extended to end of August instead. I enjoyed this challenge and will most likely take part again if it comes back.

About this Challenge
◈ Starts on 13th July, 2014
◈ The first team to reach 2000 points wins (If more than one team reaches 1000 points in the same week, then the team with the highest points is the winner)
◈ Each week the mods will "spin the wheel" and assign each team a genre name
◈ The team's task is to read books to spell out the genre name for 10 points per letter
◈ The team will get an extra 15 bonus points if all the letters in the genre name are part of their spell-it-out
◈ The team will get an additional 20 bonus points if at least one person in the group reads a book of that genre (the book must be "shelved" by at least 10 users on Goodreads for that genre)
◈ Once teams have read their genre name for the week they can "re-read" the genre name to gain more points (10 points per letter, but no bonus points)
◈ Books must be more than 160 pages in length and Children's books and Graphic Novels can not be used unless by word count they can be verified as more than 160 pages

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, the first letter in the series name, or the first letter of a character's first, last, or nick-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 your book starts with a number (e.g. 24 Bones) use the number to determine the first letter (in this example, it would be T)

Challenge requirements

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!

The books I read for this challenge:

Week 1: Horror:
I was not part of the challenge yet

Week 2: Horror:
A Croft in the Hills by Katharine Stewart ( H for character Helen)
Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance by Penny Reid  (R for author)
Reckless Nights in Rome by C.C. MacKenzie (R for title)
One Sweet Summer by Cali MacKay (O for title)

Week 3: Chick lit:
Texas Secrets: The Gallaghers of Morning Star by Jean Brashear (C for character Maddie Collins)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (H for character Hazel)
Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter (I for title)

Week 4: Crime
Illicit Magic by Camilla Chafer (I for title)
Macaron Murder by Harper Lin (M for title)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (I for author)
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Kerry Barrett (E for character Esme)
Casino Royale: James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming (I for author) (also used as genre of the week book)
Winter's End by Clarissa Cartharn (C for author)
Hot Summer by Judy Powell (M for character Lance Monroe)

Week 5: Contemporary
Gnome on the Range by Jennifer Zane (T for character Ty Strickland)
Blessings by Anna Quindlen  (A for author)
Dragonsblood by Todd J. McCaffrey (T for author)
Forliset Og Andre Skrøner by Jørn Riel  (R for author)

Week 6: Suspence
Unruly Magic by Camilla Chafer (U for title)
Kept by Elle Field (E for author)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky  (P for title)
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (E for character Elrond)

Week 7: Dystopian
The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (Y for title)

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