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Book Club Reading Challenge 2014 - Round 3


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The What?

It's pretty simple - at the end of this post you will find a list of reading challenges to complete over the course of the round. Each challenge has a point value. The more challenges you complete, the more points you earn. The person with the most points at the end of the Challenge wins.

 

More details in the spoiler box, but here's the short version: Check out the challenges below. Read books that fit the criteria within this round's time frame (July-September). Post about them here. Win points! There are also bonus points and lightning rounds which you can read about in the extended rules inside the spoiler box.

 

 

 

The Details.

Round two begins at 12:00am EST on July 1, 2014. Round two ends at 11:59pm EST on September 31, 2014. Books read for this round will be started and finished within this time period. If time becomes a factor in the Challenge, the time stamp on your posts related to the Challenge will be used to determine the eligibility of your submission. Timed portions of this game will be played using EST because Cashmere decrees it.

 

You may be thinking "rounds, you say?" Yes, this is round three of four. The Full Challenge will end on December 31st, 2014, at 11:59pm EST. At the start of 2015, we will use the cumulative points to name an ULTIMATE WINNER.

 

Books read must be at least 200 pages long. Ebooks and audio books are fine, as long as the print copy of the book totals 200+ pages.

 

Each book read counts for one challenge. Even if a book would technically fulfill multiple challenges, you can only use it to fulfill one challenge of your choice.

 

Each challenge can only be claimed once.To earn points for a book read, make a post in this thread containing this information: The challenge the book fulfills, the point value of that challenge, and the author and title of the book.

 

 

And don't forget the BONUS ROUNDS!

A book submitted for any challenge can be used in a bonus round, if it meets the following criteria - if the book, series, or author has not been discussed in the Book Club before, you can earn an extra 20 points from this book if your start a discussion thread in the Book Club about the book, series, or author. This bonus can be used three times within this round.

Once between July 1 at 12:00am EST and July 31 at 11:59pm EST.

Once between August 1 at 12:00am EST and August 31 at 11:59pm EST.

Once between September 1 at 12:00am EST and September 30 at 11:59pm EST.

 

 

NEW Rules for 2014

The 2014 game will now include Lightning Rounds! When a Lightning Round opens, you can collect bonus points for any type of reading that you complete!

5 Points: Magazine Articles, Comic Books, short Graphic Novels (under 50 pages)

10 points: books of any type/genre under 200 pages, graphic novels between 50 and 199 pages

15 points: books of any type/genre 200 pages or over

 

You will know a lightning round is open when the thread title reads: Lightning Round! I will also edit this post to indicate that one is open. They will open at least once per round for approximately 1 week at a time.

 

The lightning round is now closed.

 

 

 

The Challenges!

10. A book you borrowed from a friend

10. A book youre excited to read

10. A book you judged by its cover

10. A self-help or instructional book

15. A book that has been banned

20. A World Book Night 2014 selection - http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/books/2014

20. A book on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list - http://www.listology.com/ukaunz/list/1001-books-you-must-read-you-die

25. A book you found using What Should I Read Next? - http://whatshouldireadnext.com/

30. Three books with a common theme

 

 

Just getting this up for those who need to start making library hold lists!

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Few affidadiumses and whatnots

 

1.Last two links lead back to Nightly.

2. World Book Night choices get more boring each year

3. Can someone shoot me a few links about books with good covers or just plain shoot me ? I was having trouble last year with that challenge and I'm having trouble this year as well ?

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10. A book you’re excited to read

 

I was pretty excited to read Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose because it's a new Francine Prose book but it felt like a real departure from her usual mode to the point that I wonder whether it might actually be shock gasp not good. I'll probably read it again someday to be sure but for a long while there I was really excited to read it so excited.

 

Current total for Round 3 : 10!

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10. A book you borrowed from a friend

Batman: City of Owls by Scott Snyder


10. A book you’re excited to read

Poison by Molly Cochran


10. A book you judged by its cover

Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot


10. A self-help or instructional book

Forbidden Advice by Anneli Calder


15. A book that has been banned

Complete Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne


20. A World Book Night 2014 selection - http://www.us.worldb....org/books/2014

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie


20. A book on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list - http://www.listology...st-read-you-die

Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett


25. A book you found using What Should I Read Next? - http://whatshouldireadnext.com/

Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams


30. Three books with a common theme

Prom nights from Hell, Dates from Hell, Vacation are Hell by various

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BPRD: Plague of Frogs vol 1-4 4x15p

Ultimate Comics: Divided We Fall United We Stand 15p

Green Lantern Corps: Fearsome 10p

Green Lantern Corps: Alpha War 10p

Batman: Long Shadows 10p

Batman the Dark Knight: Golden Dawn 10p

Secret Six: Unhinged 10p

Secret Six: Cats in the Cradle 10p

Secret Six: Depths 10p

Secret Six: Six Degrees to Devastation 10p

Secret Six: Reptile Brain 10p

Green Hornet vol 3: Idols 10p

Scarlet Spider vol 3: Big Leagues 10p

Ultimate Comics: Ultimate Spider-man vol 1-2 2x10p

Superior Spider-man: Troubled Mind 10p

Uncanny Avengers: Red Menace 10p

Stormwatch: the Dark Side 10p

I, Vampire vol 2: Rise of the Vampires 10p

Justice League Dark: Death of Magic 10p

X-men: Curse of the Mutants 10p

X-men: Curse of the Mutants: Mutants vs Vampires 10p

Wolverine and Jubilee: Curse of the Mutans 10p

X-men: With Great Powers 10p

X-men:First to Last 10p

X-men: FF 10p

X-men War Machines 10p

X-men: the Curse is Broken 10p

X-men: Prelude to Schism 10p

X-men: Schism 10p

Generation Hope: Schism 10p

All-new X-men: Here Comes Yesterday 10p

Avengers Xsanction 10p

Deadpool: Dead President 10p

Deadpool: Soul Hunter 10p

Thunderbolts: No Quarter 10p

Superman: Reign of Doomsday 10p

Supergirl vol 2: Girl in the World 10p

Wonder Woman: Blood 10p

Captain Britain and M13: Secret Invasion 10p

Spider-Woman: Agent of SWORD 10p

Superman and Batman: Generation vol 1-2 2x10p

Black Summer by Warren Ellis 10p

Get Fuzzy: Survival of the Filthiest 10p

Get Fuzzy: Masters of Nonsenseverse 10p

Get Fuzzy: Birth of Canis 10p

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Did you like that one, R.C? I remember reading it a long time ago, but cannot recall what it's about.

 

Here's my round 3 update:

10. A book you borrowed from a friend
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
10. A book you're excited to read
Skin Game by Jim Butcher
10. A book you judged by its cover
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Lightning Round
15. The Cold Song by Linn Ullmann
Round 3 total: 45
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Did you like that one, R.C? I remember reading it a long time ago, but cannot recall what it's about.

Me neither! I started and stopped on it so many times that a clear picture of the book isn't really in my head. I might return to it in the future.

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