Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Million More Pages - Hogwarts: Butterbeer Recipe - Finished

Butterbeer Recipe hosted by A Million More Pages on Goodreads.

A team challenge. Each team has a member from all four houses. My team was Team 1. This was quite fun with a lot of different tasks like writing reviews so others could respond and the of course I had to respond to other peoples reviews too.
I did well in this challenge as I got the maximum 9 points, unfortunately two of my team-mates missed the deadline and only got 1 point each. Luckily for me we got points individually. 

February is here. It’s still cold outside. What a great time to bring a friend or sweetheart to share some good conversation and a great Butterbeer!

This challenge is a recipe challenge. Find all the ingredients to earn points. This challenge is a team of four. The twist is the teams of four people have to be from different Houses. Each team must have a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.

What to do:
♡ Sign up by saying what house you are in. I’ll make a list and you’ll be teamed up with your team using a random generator.
♡ January 31, 2015 11:59 (PST) is last sign up day.
♡ Once the teams have been made, post a message by one member for your team to keep track of tasks. This will make it easier for me to see if you have completed all elements of the challenge.

♡ If you finish this challenge you earn 8 points.
♡ If you only participate (reading at least one book) and not finish the challenge you get 1 point.

Points of Interest:
♡ On February 1, I’ll be making the teams with a random generator and fill in any teams needed.
♡ Teams will be posted by February 8.
♡ On the week of February 8-14, 2015 you will be given time to plan with your team.
♡ If there are an odd number of people in a team, I will post in your common room for any players.
♡ If there are no takers when I post for more players, you may play a second game.
♡ If there is a team that needs an extra player you may play a second game but only earn 4 more points for the second game.
♡ If you play a third game you can only earn 2 points for the third game. If you play a fourth game you can only earn 1 point for the fourth game. (This means you can only play 4 times. Meaning you have the opportunity to earn up to 15 points.)
♡ I will make a reserve for the players willing to play a second game.
♡ It's up to you to keep in touch with your team. (You can PM each other, post in the forum, or even make a temporary GR group)
♡ You cannot use the same books from team to team. (This only applies if you play more than one game.)
♡ You will be reading about 3 to 4 books during this challenge.
♡ You may use YA and Children’s books. Page count for book must be at least 125. For YA and Children’s books page count must be at least 150 pages.

Start to finish: 4 Weeks + 1 Week of planning (Starts February 15 - Ends March 14, 11:59 PST)
Servings: 4, one player from each house.

❤ 1 cup light or dark brown sugar – Read a book with a dark cover or something tasty sweet on the cover. (1 person task) - Arshiya

❤ 2 tablespoons water – Pick one person from your team of four and visit their home page, click on the "Compare Books" link, and choose one book to read that you both have in common. (2 person task)
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

❤ 6 tablespoon butter - Go to the “Hello, My Name Is…” and welcome new members joining. (2 times per person, 4 people task)
1st welcome done.
2nd welcom done.

❤ 1/2 teaspoon salt – Read a book which title or author’s first or last name start with “S”. (1 person task) - Greta

❤ 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar – Spell out the word CIDER as a team. Using either title and/or author’s first or last name. (4 person task, one person will have two books)

C - Meera
I - Meera
D - Greta
E - Every Witch Way But Wicked by Amanda M. Lee
R - Arshiya

❤ 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided - Read a book from each other’s “read” list, their book must be scored a 3 or 4 star. (4 person task)
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

❤ 1/2 teaspoon rum extract – Write a review and share it in the challenge thread. Stating: Your team, Book, Author, Rating, and Review. For easy tracking place link in your team message. (4 person task)
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness 

❤ Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda – Visit each other’s team common room and encourage them once for the month each. This includes your own common room. (4 person task)
1. Gryffidor Common Room 2/24-15 Encouragement DONE
2. Hufflepuff Common Room 2/24-15 Encouragement DONE
3. Ravenclaw Common Room 2/24-15 Encouragement DONE
4. Slytherin Common Room 2/24-15 Encouragement DONE

**❤ 1 BONUS Point per player if you read and reply to 5 of the Reviews Posted here! Post your reply the main Butterbeer thread.
To claim your bonus point, post the person's name and the book they read in your team's thread.
Replies should be at least 3 sentences! (individual task - optional)
1st reply CassieV: The Immortal Rules
2nd reply Amanda A: Magic Rises
3rd reply Greta: The Silver Linings Playbook
4th reply Michelle: Thicker Than Water
5th reply Purvika: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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