Friday, April 24, 2015

A Million More Pages - Hogwarts: Who is ... The Death Eater? - Finished

Who is ... The Death Eater? hosted by A Million More Pages on Goodreads.

I managed to stay in the game till the final and I also guessed right but unfortunately later than the other finalist. I still earned 10 points for reaching the final.

Who is ... The Death Eater?
February 1 - ?
*Each round is 2 weeks. How many rounds will be determined by how many people are on a team*

*Inspired by the TV show "The Mole"

Death Eater /deTH 'ēder/: (noun); a wizard or witch, led by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who seek to purify the Wizarding community by eliminating the Muggle-borns and half-bloods.

Participants will be randomly placed into teams. The goal of the team is to earn House Points for the pot. Every few days, a new task will be posted. Each round will last 2 weeks. Within those 2 weeks, players may read as many books that fit the tasks as they can. Each book finished will earn the team points. However, there is one player whose job is to keep points OUT of the pot. That player is the Death Eater. The Death Eater will be chosen by the Moderators and sent a PM with further instructions.

At the end of the round (every 2 weeks) a Quiz will be posted on the team's thread. The Quiz will ask questions about the identity of the Death Eater. Complete the Quiz and PM it to the Mod in charge of your game. The player who knows the least about the Death Eater, the player who answers the fewest questions correctly, will be eliminated from the game. If the Quiz ends in a tie, the player who returned their Quiz last will be eliminated. The Death Eater will never be eliminated because s/he will know all the answers.

The final round will consist of the Death Eater and the last 2 remaining players. At that time, a final round and quiz will be held. The winner and The Death Eater will be announced after the Final Quiz.

The Final Quiz will consist of questions that may or may not date back to the very beginning of the game.

The winner of the game is the person who correctly identifies the Death Eater the final week. That player will earn their House all the points from the pot. If no player can identify the Death Eater, the Death Eater wins the game and earns the points.

-Each player gets 3 participation points (except the winner of the pot)
-The last player standing, the one who ID’s the Death Eater the final round, gets the points in the pot
-If no one ID’s the Death Eater in the final round, the Death Eater gets the points
*Points may be deducted from the pot for breaking a rule, reading a book that does not fit the task, or by not posting a finished book on time.

*Post your House name when you sign up
*Books must be at least 125 pages in length (140 for YA)
*Re-reads are allowed
*Fan Fiction and Beta book are NOT allowed
*No Manga, Comic Books, or Graphic Novels will be allowed
*You must post a link to the book, the author, date finished, and your rating for each book read
*If the task calls for an item on the cover, you must post the cover
*If it is not obvious, you must explain how your book fits the task
*Books must be finished within each two week round
*You cannot speak to other players about how you voted on the Quiz
*Quizes must be PM'd to the Mod in charge of your game by the stated deadline

List of tasks Round 1:

Task #1:
In honor of our game's debut launch, let's read debut books as well. Read an author's first book or the first book of a series. Rate, date, and post the book cover along with your label of "Debut" or "Series."
Points: .50 per book
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (#1)

Task #2:
It's Womens Heart Health Week. Read books that have Women's Fiction as a main page genre. Rate, date, and give the name of the main character when you post.
Points: 1 point for each book read fitting this task (up to three books)
The Parent Pact by Laurie Kellogg 
High Heels in New York by A.V. Scott
A French Girl in New York by Anna Adams

Task #3:
*February 5 is National Weatherman's Day
Read books with a weather word in the title or books that take place in the country of your birth. Rate, date, and post the book cover along with the location of the book and your birth country.
Points per book: .25

Task #4 
*February 9 is Toothache Day
Read books with a cover showing teeth or books with edible sweets on the cover. Rate, date, and post the book cover along with you label of "Teeth" or "Sweet"
Points per book: .50
Fat Vampire by Johnny B. Truant

Total points round 1: 4 all accepted and I continued through to second round after quiz.

List of tasks Round 2:

Task #1
It's Brother/Sisterhood week! For this task, you are to read books from this list. Children's books without YA genre are permitted, as long as they are a minimum of 250 pages.
Posting Requirements : Cover, Position in the List, Date Completed, Rating
1 point
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Task 2
Official Day of Mardi Gras is today!
The official Mardi Gras colors were selected in 1872 to honor the visiting Russian Grand Duke Alexis Alexis Alexandrovich Romanoff, whose house colors were purple, green and gold. The 1892 Rex Parade theme "Symbolism of Colors" affirmed the colors' meaning. Purple Represents Justice. Green Represents Faith. Gold Represents Power.
Read a book with a Mardi Gras color dominant on the cover.
Posting Requirements - rate, date completed, cover
.25 points 

Tasks #3
Read a book that is has brown, red or purple on the cover or in the title.
~ Or
Read a book that has the numbers 2 and 7 in the page count or publication year
~ Or
Read a book that has roses or cars on the cover
~ Or
Read a book that was published in any year of the goat
~ Or
Read a book with a goat or sheep on the cover or in the title
For all tasks, post the cover, the page count, and the publication year.
Points = .5
The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

Task #4 - (NOTICE - this will be the final task for Round 2) 
It's National Entrepreneurship Week! (No kidding. I could not make this stuff up!) PROOF
An entrepreneur is someone who takes on the risk of starting a new business or creating a new product. Entrepreneurs have a passion for doing things differently from every one else. They tend to think creatively. They like challenges and the risk of a new business venture is the perfect challenge. Entrepreneurs start businesses based on the passion for a dream and vision. They often find new business ideas by trying to solve old problems in new ways.
How are WE celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week?

Read any book that you can submit into another challenge here at MMP.
Posting Requirements - Book title, completed date, challenge title and task requirement.
Points - 0.5
Meows, Magic & Murder by Madison Johns
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

Total points round 2: 3 all accepted.

List of tasks Round 3

Task #1
March 1st is officially, "Zero Discrimination Day."
Read a book with a zero anywhere in the page count or the first publication year.
Points = .25
Posting Requirements - Cover, Page Count, Publication Year, Date Completed 
Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck
16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The Flower Hunter's Cottage by De-ann Black
Battle Earth by Nick S. Thomas

Task #2
March 3rd is always the day we celebrate If Pets Had Thumbs Day .
Read a book which shows a common domestic pet, a thumb or thumbprint on the cover or a book which has the word of a common domestic animal or the word thumb in the title.
1 point.
Posting Requirements - Cover, Page Count, Date Completed, Rating, and the name and breed of your first pet.
Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs

Task #3
March 6 falls during first complete week of March this month, which means it is part of CELEBRATE YOUR NAME WEEK ! The 6th is celebrated specifically as Middle Name Pride Day.
Read a book by an author who is known for using their middle name as part of their pen name : For example - Edgar Allen Poe or Sue Monk Kidd
.5 points
Post cover, author's name, date completed, rating

Task #4 (Last Task for This Round!)
On this day in 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. The woman behind Barbie was Ruth Handler. Barbie’s appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German comic strip character. Originally marketed as a racy gag gift to adult men in tobacco shops, the Lilli doll later became extremely popular with children. Mattel bought the rights to Lilli and made its own version, which Handler named after her daughter, Barbara.
Over the years, Barbie generated huge sales–and a lot of controversy. On the positive side, many women saw Barbie as providing an alternative to traditional 1950s gender roles. She has had a series of different jobs, from airline stewardess, doctor, pilot and astronaut to Olympic athlete and even U.S. presidential candidate. Others thought Barbie’s never-ending supply of designer outfits, cars and “Dream Houses” encouraged kids to be materialistic. It was Barbie’s appearance that caused the most controversy, however. Her tiny waist and enormous breasts–it was estimated that if she were a real woman, her measurements would be 36-18-38–led many to claim that Barbie provided little girls with an unrealistic and harmful example and fostered negative body image.
Despite the criticism, sales of Barbie-related merchandise continued to soar, topping 1 billion dollars annually by 1993. Since 1959, more than 800 million dolls in the Barbie family have been sold around the world and Barbie is now a bona fide global icon.
A. Read a book first published in 1959
B. Read a book that takes place in New York City.
C. Read a book by an author who's name is Ruth or Barbara.
D. Read a book with a cigar, pipe, or cigarette on the cover.
E. Read a book with a career woman as the MC.
F. Read a book with a blonde bombshell on the cover.
G. Read a book with the digits 36, 18, or 38 together in the page count.
Post requirements
Cover, Task Option, Page Count, Publication Year, Author Name, Book Setting, and Date Finished
Point Count = .25

Total points round 3: 2.25 all accepted and I am through but unfortunately my guess has been wrong each time and I need to find a new death eater.

List of tasks Round 4:

Task #1
March 15th
The Ides of March is the first day of the Roman New Year.It also marks the first day of spring in the Roman calendar. On this day in history, Julius Caesar was warned by soothsayers to "beware of the Ides of March". Apparently, he did not heed the warning strongly enough as he was stabbed by Marcus Brutus on the Ides of March in 44 BC.
Task #1 - Options
A. Read a book set in Italy.
B. Read a book that has at least 3 Roman Numerals in the title (not series or subtitle) - I,V,X,L,C,M,D
B. Read a book by an author with the initials J.C.
C. Read a book with a stabbing weapon on the cover - knife, pitchfork, spear, bayonet, etc.
D. Read a book that has two fours in the page count.
Posting Requirements - cover, title, author, page count, setting, date completed
Points = .5
The Liquidator by John Gardner

Task #2 
March 17 - On This Day In History
On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland.

Task Options -
A. Read a book set in Ireland
B. Read a book with religion, theology, spirituality, as a genre
C. Read a book by an author who has a St. as part of their last name.
D. Read a book with a 4, 6, or 1 in the page count or any publication year.
E. Read a book with a green cover.
F. Read a book that contains all of the letter of the word Patrick in the title..5 points
Post Requirements - Task Option, Cover, Title, Author, Page Count, First Published Year.

A New Witch in Town (Maybe Two) by Dani Corlee
The Sewing Bee by the Sea by De-ann Black

Task #3 
It's World Story Telling Day!
World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn equinox in the southern. World Storytelling Day has its roots in a national day for storytelling in Sweden, circa 1991-2. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. Participants tell each other about their events in order to share stories and inspiration, to learn from each other and create international contacts.
The 2015 Theme is - Wishes.

Task Options -
A. Read a book that has an even number of pages (can be divided exactly in half)
B. Read a book that is set in the spring or the fall
C. Read a book that has the word "Wish" or "Wishes" in the title, subtitle, or series title.
D. Read a book with Sweedish or Scandinavian literature on the main page.Points - 1
Posting Requirements - Cover, Title, Page Count, Setting.

Total points round 4: 1.50 all accepted 

List of tasks Round 5:  

Task #1 
It's National Week of the Ocean this week!
Read any book that has a beach or ocean related item on its cover or in its title. 

.5 points. 

Task #2 On This Day In History ~
March 31, 1889…The Eiffel Tower in Paris was inaugurated. It officially opened to the public on May 6, 1889 and was the tallest structure in the world until 1930.

Task Options
A. Read a book set in France.
B. Read a book published in March or May (either your edition or the first published).
C. Read a book with the numbers 1, 8, or 9 in the page count.
D. Read a book published in or before 1930.
E. Read a book either translated from French or written in French. 

Posting Requirements - Task Option, Cover, Title, Publication Month and Year, Page Count.
Points = .5

Wait for the Rain by Maria Murnane (281 pages)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (386 pages)
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (291 pages)
Stardust by Neil Gaiman (368 pages)
Chef Charming by Lyn Ellerbe (133 pages) 
Sing for Me by Penelope Reece (133 pages)261

Task #3 (4/3-15) 
On This Day In History ~
April 3, 1860
On this day in 1860, the first Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Ten days later, on April 13, the westbound rider and mail packet completed the approximately 1,800-mile journey and arrived in Sacramento, beating the eastbound packet’s arrival in St. Joseph by two days and setting a new standard for speedy mail delivery. Although ultimately short-lived and unprofitable, the Pony Express captivated America’s imagination and helped win federal aid for a more economical overland postal system. It also contributed to the economy of the towns on its route and served the mail-service needs of the American West in the days before the telegraph or an efficient transcontinental railroad.

Task Options
A. Read a book with a horse and rider on the cover.
B. Read a book that takes place in either California or Missouri.
C. Read a book with a letter (the kind you'd mail), mailbox, mail carrier, or post office on the cover.
D. Read a book with the genre Western on the main page.
E. Read a book with the words Pony, Express, or Mail in the title.
Posting Requirements - Cover, Title, Setting, Date Completed,
Points = 1

Task #4 (4/5-15) 
On this day, around the world, Christians celebrate Easter. Easter is traditionally set on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the first day of spring. It is a religious holiday, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Traditional fun holiday symbols include : rabbits, chicks, colored eggs, flowers, and rainbows.
Task Options.
A. Read a book that has religion, spiritual, theology, or inspirational as a main page genre
B. Read a book that has a spring image on the cover.
C. Read a book that has a rabbit or a chicken on the cover.
D. Read a book that has a full moon on the cover.
E. Read a book about a resurrection of some sort.
F. Read a book that has the word New, Fresh, Life, or Sunday in the title.
G. Read a book that was first published in either March or April (Easter months)
H. Read a book by an author whose initials are found in the word EASTER.
Points : 1
Posting Requirements - Task Selection, Cover, Title, Author, First Published Date, How The Book Fits the Task Selected

Total points round 5: 3 all accepted  

List of tasks Round 6:  

Task #1 - Read a Borrowed Book
Posting Requirements - Cover, Title, Author, Page Count, Date Started, Date Finished, Who Loaned It To You, Rating
Escalating Points ~ .25 for first book, .5 point for second book, 1 point for third book, 1.5 point for fourth book (etc…)
Special Allowance ~ For the purpose of this task, you may borrow a child's book from one of your kids, provided that it has at least 200 pages.  

Task #2
1865 - Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth.
1912 - RMS Titanic hits Iceberg in North Atlantic.
1988 - Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan.
1935 - Black Sunday - one of the most devastating storms of the 1930s Dust Bowl era strikes the American Midwest.
1960 - The Montreal Canadiens win 5th consecutive Stanley Cup.
1975 - Operation Baby Lift (the American airlift of Vietnamese orphans to the United States) concludes.

Task #2 - Reader's Choice
Select any of the above dates and read a book that fits any of the information provided for that date. As long as you can explain "how it fits," it will count.
Points - .5
Posting Requirements - Date Selected, Book Cover, Book Title, Book Author, Page Count, First Publication Date, How It Fits, Date Completed.

Task #3
National High Five Day was started in 2002 at the University of Virginia. A group of students set up shop on the main quad of the campus and gave out high-fives and lemonade.
The idea spread and over the years peoples of all ages and backgrounds have celebrated National High Five Day by giving high-fives all day to friends, co-workers and strangers.
In 2010, the founders of National High Five Day decided to try to direct all the good-will from National High Five Day towards doing real and tangible good. They incorporated National High Five Project and were granted tax-deductible status by the IRS.
In 2015, National High Five Day is partnering with Action for Healthy Kids, a nationwide grassroots network mobilizing schools, parents and volunteers in support of school-based nutrition and physical activity that lead to lifelong healthy habits and academic success for all kids. NHFD will be raising money and awareness to help join the fight against childhood obesity.
Task #3 Options
A. Read a book that has a five in the page count.
B. Read a book first published in 2002, 2010, or 2015.
C. Read a book that has a five (word or number) in the title.
D. Read a book that is #5 in a series.
E. Read a book that is set in Virginia.
F. Read a book that has "health" or "sports" on the main page genre.
G. Read a book that has a hand, lemons, children, or a school on the cover.
Posting Requirements : Option, Cover, Title, Author, Page Count, Publication Year, Setting, Date Completed
Points : .5  

Task #4
Multi-Tasking Day!

Task Options -
Read any book that you can make fit another challenge here at MMP.
Points - .25
Posting Requirements - Cover, Dated Completed, Challenge and Task information 

The Man in the Crowd by M. Sydnor Jr.
MARCHing through time:
March 8 – In 1841, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court) was born
• Read a book that focuses on courts/lawyers/etc
• Read a book by an author who uses a suffix (Jr., Sr., III, etc)

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
APR15 Gryff: First Frost--Alliteration mini:
1) ALLITERATIVE TITLE: Read a book with at least two alliterative words or sounds in the TITLE.
The Haunting of Hill House

Total points round 6: 0.25 I did read 2 books which was 0.50 points but I put wrong read date on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson so it was not counted

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