Monday, November 3, 2014

The Challenge Factory - R5: Team Challenge SSS

R5: Team Challenge SSS (SSS = Super Speedy Series) hosted by The Challenge Factory on Goodreads.

I have just finished the R4: SSS team challenge and now I am going to take part in both the Super Series and the Super Speedy Series this time.
The two challenges together means reading 3 books a week, I just hope I can fit some of the books into some of my other challenges.

Round 5 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 11/9. Then teams will be formed and the game will officially start 11/13.

✸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.

Holiday Scheduling:
Thanksgiving-Teams will roll the Sunday before (11/23, no roll on Thursday (11/27), and that roll's deadline will be Sunday (11/30) and at this point the game resumes it's normal schedule.
Christmas-Teams will roll on Sunday (12/21) two times for two spots. No rolls on 12/25, 12/28, and 1/1. Both book's deadline will be 1/4 and then the game resumes it's normal schedule.
If you feel you won't be able to manage either holiday's rolls that's ok. Just let your team know and you can skip those rolls without penalizing the team.

**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

List of books:
Roll 1 (November 13th): roll 5 ➜ space 5:
California Man by E.C. Sheedy (Alternate - Title C)
Roll 2 (November 16th): roll 6space 11
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Alternate - friendship shelf)
Roll 3 (November 20th): roll 2space 13: 
The Circus Is Coming by Noel Streatfeild (Shoes #3)
Roll 4 (November 23th): roll 5space 18:
Family Magic by Patti Larsen (Hayle Coven #1) 
Roll 5 (November 30th): roll 4space 22:
Sun Kissed by Skyla Madi (Guardian Angel #2)
Roll 6 (December 4th ): roll 5 ➜ space 27:
Driven to Date by Susan Hatler (Better Date than Never #7)
Roll 7 (December 7th ): roll 6space 33:
The Little Christmas Kitchen by Jenny Oliver  (Alternate - Title L)
Roll 8 (December 11th ): roll 4space 37
Loveable Christmas Angel by Mimi Barbour (Angels with Attitude #3)
Roll 9 (December 14th ): roll 3space 40
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (standalone)
Roll 10 (December 18th ): roll 5 space 45
Enchanted Secrets by Kristen Middleton  (Alternate - published 2012)
Roll 11 (December 21st ): roll 4 space 49
Unicorn Bait by S.A. Hunter (Alternate - Author S)
Roll 12 (December 21st ): roll 5 space 54
Forever Charmed by Rose Pressey (Alternate - Title F)
Roll 13 (January 3rd ): roll 4 space 59 (should only be 58) 
Blood Echo by Melissa Simonson (Alternate - published 2013)
Roll 14 (January 7th ): roll 4 space 63
Shenanigans by T.B. Bond  (Alternate - Author T)
Roll 15 (January 10th ): roll 3 space 65 (had to subtract one because of earlier mistake)
Pretty in Black by Rae Hachton (Alternate: Purple cover)
Roll 16 (January 14th ): roll 6 space 71
Bewitching You by Viola Estrella (Bewitching Women # 1)
Roll 17 (January 18th ): roll 4 space 75
Sapphire of the Fairies by Richard S. Tuttle (Alternate - Title S)
Roll 18 (January 21st ): roll 6 space 81
Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews  (Alternate - The Best)
Roll 19 (January 25th ): roll 2 space 83
Nerilka's Story by Anne McCaffrey (# 8)
Roll 20 (January 25th ): roll 4 space 87
Another group passed place 100 and won, I didn't read a book for this week. 

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