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Let's Play Scrabble - October challenge USA only. Let's the games begin! Have fun!

I know I'm setting my challenges up early but that's to give everyone time to think about them, ask questions so I can make sure the rules are clear and get their books ready. The reason this is USA only is I want to give a prize to the winner and I can't afford to ship overseas.

In this challenge (wild releases only) each letter of the title will be worth the points it would get in a scrabble game. You will list your book titles with the scrabble value and keep a running total of your points. The person with the most points at the end of the challenge wins. As per scrabble rules no proper names or titles with punctuation in them. Multiple words will be allowed only because there has already been a one word only challenge and we can't make it totally difficult.

And thanks to GoryDetails we have a site we can post our words and get the totals tallied for us... http://www.dvorkin.com/---/scrabscor.html This site does handle multiple words but not punctuation.

(1 point)-A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, R
(2 points)-D, G
(3 points)-B, C, M, P
(4 points)-F, H, V, W, Y
(5 points)-K
(8 points)- J, X
(10 points)-Q, Z

Example:

Sweetgrasss (14) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13508260
A Deadly Practice (26) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7408242 (total=40)
etc

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I know I'm setting my challenges up early but that's to give everyone time to think about them, ask questions so I can make sure the rules are clear and get their books ready. The reason this is USA only is I want to give a prize to the winner and I can't afford to ship overseas.

In this challenge (wild releases only) each letter of the title will be worth the points it would get in a scrabble game. You will list your book titles with the scrabble value and keep a running total of your points. The person with the most points at the end of the challenge wins. As per scrabble rules no proper names or titles with punctuation in them. Multiple words will be allowed only because there has already been a one word only challenge and we can't make it totally difficult.

And thanks to GoryDetails we have a site we can post our words and get the totals tallied for us... http://www.dvorkin.com/scrabscor.html This site does handle multiple words but not punctuation.

(1 point)-A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, R
(2 points)-D, G
(3 points)-B, C, M, P
(4 points)-F, H, V, W, Y
(5 points)-K
(8 points)- J, X
(10 points)-Q, Z

Example:

Sweetgrasss (14) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13508260/
A Deadly Practice (26) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7408242/ (total=40)
etc
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Interesting idea! But as a Scrabble fan, I have to point out that proper names aren't allowed, nor are words with punctuation in them, nor are multiple words, nor embedded words - and I admit I think it'd be more fun to play by those rules, even if it does leave out some spectacular X-and-Z-based proper names {wry grin}. It is your challenge, though!

Qualifying words aside, should there be limits on how many books/words one can post? One a day, perhaps, or three a week, or some other limit that would help balance the Scrabble-score aspect against the sheer number-of-releasable-books aspect.

Just my thoughts!

Oh, and I found this handy site that will provide the Scrabble score for individual words:

http://www.dvorkin.com/scrabscor.html

That site does handle multiple words, but not punctuation, fwiw.
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Interesting idea! But as a Scrabble fan, I have to point out that proper names aren't allowed, nor are words with punctuation in them, nor are multiple words, nor embedded words - and I admit I think it'd be more fun to play by those rules, even if it does leave out some spectacular X-and-Z-based proper names {wry grin}. It is your challenge, though!

Qualifying words aside, should there be limits on how many books/words one can post? One a day, perhaps, or three a week, or some other limit that would help balance the Scrabble-score aspect against the sheer number-of-releasable-books aspect.

Just my thoughts!

Oh, and I found this handy site that will provide the Scrabble score for individual words:

http://www.dvorkin.com/scrabscor.html

That site does handle multiple words, but not punctuation, fwiw.


Thank you! I have changed the rules to no proper names or punctuation, but am allowing multiple words as we are just now doing a one word only challenge so there won't be a lot of one word books left to release in October.

I don't want to limit the number of books a person can release for the challenge. The idea of challenges is to get a lot of books released and I haven't seen anyone else limit the number of books anyone could release for their challenges.
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I have changed the rules to no proper names or punctuation, but am allowing multiple words as we are just now doing a one word only challenge so there won't be a lot of one word books left to release in October.


I didn't mean that we should limit it to one-word titles, just that only one of the words in the title should count - so if I released "War and Peace" I'd only nominate the word with the highest score.

I don't want to limit the number of books a person can release for the challenge. The idea of challenges is to get a lot of books released and I haven't seen anyone else limit the number of books anyone could release for their challenges.


Challenge rules can vary widely, and I have participated in some challenge-games that limited the releases, so that's entirely up to you. In this case, I figured that if we're working on Scrabble scores, that should be the highlight, not the total number of books released. (And - to be purely selfish here - I release lots of books and would not want to have to add up the Scrabble scores for all of them, so I imagine I'd only post my "best Scrabble word" releases anyway.)

I'm just thinking of this as a more "Scrabble-y" challenge than a " most books released" challenge, as so many other challenges go for "most books". (October includes several popular challenges as it is, so there will be ample incentive for mass book releases.) In this case, if the number of releases are limited, it opens the possibility of winning to someone who may have fewer releases but with much better scores, which seems more Scrabble-esque to me - but, again, it's your challenge!
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Plus I run the Halloween Challenge and participate in Tick Tock which are two of the biggest Challenges I do. And I wouldn't play if I had to add up the points myself.

But... I tried GoryDetails scorekeeper and Yes had 6 points but No only had 2, so Yes it is.

I don't know how active I'll be as those other two Challenges keep me very, very busy, but Yes, I'll try.
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But... I tried GoryDetails scorekeeper and Yes had 6 points but No only had 2, so Yes it is.

I'll try to play too.

It would be a fun twist if we could only count one of the words in the title, but it would be more work to score each word separately to decide which one to count..

As for limits, I've seen some with minimums, but I don't think I've played in one with a maximum.
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But... I tried GoryDetails scorekeeper and Yes had 6 points but No only had 2, so Yes it is.

I'll try to play too.

It would be a fun twist if we could only count one of the words in the title, but it would be more work to score each word separately to decide which one to count..

***that was my thought too. if it becomes too much work then it stops being fun and people won't want to play

As for limits, I've seen some with minimums, but I don't think I've played in one with a maximum.

***I don't think we need to limit the number of books anyone can enter. to me that would take away the competition side of it and since I have a really nice prize to send (I will announce in the listing for the actual challenge) I want people to really play for it :-).

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And I forgot to say, Ill just play for the fun of it, not for prizes. : )
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This fan who hasn't played in years welcomes the opportunity to participate! ; )
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I'm so glad this one enticed you to play with us for this one :-). I am trying to find some unique ideas for release challenges to add to the already great ones out there. I like to keep them short... one month.... so we can move onto another one... trying to top this one though is going to be tough... lol... can't wait for this one to start!
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Because I haven't played Scrabble in years and am a bit rusty and memory challenged...might you be able to clarify something for me? Your guidelines above state [As per scrabble rules no proper names or titles with punctuation in them]. Does that mean if a title has an apostrophe "s" to pluralize, an exclamation point, or a colon that it will not be allowed at all, or do we just ignore the punctuation?
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[Does that mean if a title has an apostrophe "s" to pluralize, an exclamation point, or a colon that it will not be allowed at all, or do we just ignore the punctuation?]


Got to wondering about this when I recently had this Pirate's Day release with a colon:

(TRAVEL) Unlimited: Uncommon (ADVENTURES) for the Mature Traveler
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3887227

I also have some like these two children's books that I'm planning on releasing to a Women's shelter:

Help! I'm Drowning! (an exclamation point...or two in this case)
Dr. Zarnof's Plot (an apostrophe)
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Because I haven't played Scrabble in years and am a bit rusty and memory challenged...might you be able to clarify something for me? Your guidelines above state [As per scrabble rules no proper names or titles with punctuation in them]. Does that mean if a title has an apostrophe "s" to pluralize, an exclamation point, or a colon that it will not be allowed at all, or do we just ignore the punctuation?


Bookworminusall - correct... no punctuation in the words... no colons, apostrophe's, commas, etc
no, you cannot just ignore the punctuation :-). sorry.... there has to be some difficulty to the game :-)
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Would I be able to play just for fun and no prizes? I don't do many wild releases but would love to join in what looks to be a fun game if I can.
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Would I be able to play just for fun and no prizes?


That's what I do, even though I am in the US.
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Would I be able to play just for fun and no prizes? I don't do many wild releases but would love to join in what looks to be a fun game if I can.


Diane, you would be more than welcome to play just for fun and I do think this will be fun. I just couldn't afford to mail a prize overseas. I play most of the challenges for the fun of it as well since I never have enough books to compete but do enjoy playing.
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WHOO HOOO...happy dance that Diane-Fraser can join the FUN! : )

And thanks for clarifying that my books with punctuation (thought maybe at least the part beFORE a colon could count) are complete DUDS for this Challenge zbird! HAHAHA! Your published poetry books are NOT...however. ; ) Not quite certain how to request as yet...I know there's a way...but I'm going to see if my local library would add them to their collection.
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WHOO HOOO...happy dance that Diane-Fraser can join the FUN! : )

And thanks for clarifying that my books with punctuation (thought maybe at least the part beFORE a colon could count) are complete DUDS for this Challenge zbird! HAHAHA! Your published poetry books are NOT...however. ; ) Not quite certain how to request as yet...I know there's a way...but I'm going to see if my local library would add them to their collection.


How nice of you! I hadn't even thought to ask my local library! I had mainly published the poetry as my legacy. Something for my friends and family to have to remember me when I am no longer here.
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[...but I'm going to see if my local library would add them to their collection. ]

[I hadn't even thought to ask my local library!]

Many Public Libraries have an InterLibrary Loan process where you can request items other Libraries may have in their collection that yours does not. It usually takes a while, and the check-out time is shorter. Additionally, if your Library doesn't own a certain item, you can put in a request that they purchase it for their collection. I don't know what kind of time frame that process takes, but I have a filled out a form for both of your titles and we shall find out! Your family and friends may like to do this in your area. ; )

Have some Scrabble titles ready to go and can't wait to play...seven days from today!
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Would I be able to play just for fun and no prizes? I don't do many wild releases but would love to join in what looks to be a fun game if I can.


Diane, you would be more than welcome to play just for fun and I do think this will be fun. I just couldn't afford to mail a prize overseas. I play most of the challenges for the fun of it as well since I never have enough books to compete but do enjoy playing.


Thank you zbird, I'll probably try some dual realeasing in October with the other fun challenges in this forum. See you then :)
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Ready, Set....

GO!!!!!
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Once in a House on Fire (26) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11220224
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1. (52) The Cat Who Came In From The Cold
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13574713/

2. (24) The Red Hat Club
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13608089/

3. (36) The Red Hat Club Rides Again
by HayWood Smith http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13574813/

TOTAL: 112
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Revelation (13) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10356709 (total = 39)
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Winter in Madrid (21) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11011709/ (total 60)
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Winter in Madrid (21) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11011709/ (total 60)


Void just realised I can't use Madrid. Doh!! -21pts (total 53)
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4. (43) Vitamins for a Healthy Life
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13616859/

Subtotal: 43

TOTAL: 155
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5. (52) The One Year Book of Personal Prayer
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13615464/

6. (37) Thank You for All Things
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13615448/

7. (23) Words of Hope
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13615513/

Subtotal: 112

TOTAL: 267
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***DISALLOWED***12. (49) The Hawaiian Computer Mystery
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13550897

Subtracted (49) for "Hawaiian", which is proper name and therefore always capitalized. Edited to remove points for #12 above from point totals, and started renumbering books from here.

12. (51) Trouble in Quartz Mountain Tunnel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13550892

13. (37) Flight Into the Unknown  
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13550887

Adjusted Subtotal: 88

Adjusted TOTAL: 467
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Small Island (14) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10885966/ (total 74)
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14. (23) Skeleton Canyon (Joanna Brady Mysteries)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13574806

15. (25) The Lovely Bones
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13584560

Released as a paired set. ; )

Subtotal: 48

TOTAL: 515
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And yes, there was a comma and an exclamation point in that sentence.

I just realized that titles can't have ANY punctuation and had to go back and delete the Scrabble Challenge link in 24 titles.

(And no, you won't see them yet, I'm only up to September 30th on release notes and only up to September 28 in posting to Challenges, but I have released most of the books already; a few will be released tomorrow.)

I can't believe I forgot the no-punctuation rule. I was so busy checking to be sure I put the link in every October release, that I forgot some of them don't count.

What a dope! : )

PS - If I forget again in the future and post some with punctuation, it's not intentional; someone take me to task and I'll fix it.
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And I just went back and deleted seven more with proper names.

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16. (52) Cirque Du FREAK Trials of Death
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13607971

17. (41) Wereworld Rise of the WOLF 
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13584572

PIC of Werewolf of front cover...word Werewolves on back as shown in the partial excerpt from the back cover entered in the journal entry.

Books are for Teens and Park Release is for Children's Books in playgrounds (Tatooed Mummy) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/507547...and other Challenges.

Subtotal: 93

TOTAL: 608
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10/1 = 86 points
With release photos

1. Vampires are Forever [31] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13602962
2. Summer at Mustang Ridge [29] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13602960
3. Songs in Ordinary Time [26] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562251

Cumulative points: 86
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10/2 = 65 points
With release photos

4. Little Red Riding Hood [26] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13602955
5. A Thief of Time [23] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13602944
6. Wicked [16] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625124

Cumulative points: 151
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10/3 = 65 points
With release photos

7. Boy Meets Boy [23] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13429616
8. A Carrion Death [19] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13623179
9. The Wounded Land [23] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13627321

Cumulative points: 216
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10/4 = 62 points
With release photos

10. A Race Against Time [21] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13602963
11. The Time Machine [26] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13623177
12. Teardrop Lane [15] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13623180

Cumulative points: 278
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8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13480649/ The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks = 72

Nice!!!
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10/5 = 16 points
With release photos

13. Easy Prey [16] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13602956

Cumulative points: 294
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10/6 = 32 points
With release photo

14. The Birthday Boys [32] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13421841

Cumulative points: 326
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Can I count as two titles or will the punctuation on the cover disqualify them?

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13619513
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the prize

I apologize for not being here for a few days but as most know SC was hit by heavy rains and has been flooded. Things have settled down in our part as the floods move to the lower areas now. Roads and birdges are out but we are trying to get back to a normal routine now. So, I ask do you want me to tell you what the prize is or make it a surprise when the challenge ends?
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I apologize for not being here for a few days but as most know SC was hit by heavy rains and has been flooded. Things have settled down in our part as the floods move to the lower areas now. Roads and birdges are out but we are trying to get back to a normal routine now. So, I ask do you want me to tell you what the prize is or make it a surprise when the challenge ends?


I'm glad you survived the floods. I hope you didn't have any damage.

And since I'm not playing for prizes, it doesn't matter to me.
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I apologize for not being here for a few days but as most know SC was hit by heavy rains and has been flooded. Things have settled down in our part as the floods move to the lower areas now. Roads and birdges are out but we are trying to get back to a normal routine now. So, I ask do you want me to tell you what the prize is or make it a surprise when the challenge ends?


I'm glad you survived the floods. I hope you didn't have any damage.

And since I'm not playing for prizes, it doesn't matter to me.

In my case, it's not so much that I'm specifically *not* playing for prizes - more that I don't expect to be in the running. Other than that, I agree with what slt said. :)
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10/7 = 16 points
With release photo

15. Dream Lake - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633081

Cumulative points: 342
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9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13570951/ The Call of the Wild = 31

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13478212/ By the Light of the Moon = 39

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13566627/ Brother Moose = 19

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13615330/ A Sloth in the Family = 31

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13601662/ The Trumpet of the Swan = 35

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13595314/ Nights of Rain and Stars = 28

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13188715/ Tick Tock = 20

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12899377/ Dead Souls = 11

Previous total 235 plus today's 214 = new total 449
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Are all capitalized words excluded, or just people's names? For instance, August in http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562049

Thanks

ETA: I have another book with Chevrolet and Saturday in the title. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13627333/

Also Cutler Creek. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13621628/

Are those prohibited or allowed? I haven't played Scrabble in so long that I don't know how the rules are interpreted.
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Are all capitalized words excluded, or just people's names? For instance, August in http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562049

Well, *most* of the words in book titles are usually capitalized, so if we can't any of them, we'll be stuck with a lot of "the" and "of". :p

Until zbird gives us a ruling, I've been trying to exclude words that I would normally capitalize in a sentence. So I didn't count titles with Tennessee and or Hamlet or Cape Perdido. August is tricky because it's not *always* a proper noun...just most of the time.
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High Citadel (21) and Landslide (11) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13619513 (total=85)

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10/8 = 51 points
With release photos

16. Hard Times [15] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633091
17. A Purple Place for Dying [36] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13304004

Cumulative points: 393
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Any formal names that would normally be capitalized are excluded.... peoples names, state and city names... but august is a month and is not always capitalized... so just use your own good judgement on whether a word is normally capitalized because as it was pointed out all the words in a book title are usually started with a capital letter.
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I think I goofed and may have one up there with the word "Hawaiian" that will not count. I will go up and delete it, as I believe it would always be considered a proper noun these days . ; )
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18. 24) Farewell Summer
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13615480

19. (55) Forever in Blue The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood 
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13607948

20. (42) The Dictocrats Our Unelected Rulers
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13550932

***DISALLOWED***21. (55) Conversations with Ernest Hemingway
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13590013

Subtracted (55) for "Hemingway", which is proper name and therefore always capitalized. Edited to remove points for #21 above from point totals, and started renumbering books from here.


Adjusted Subtotal: 121

Adjusted TOTAL: 729


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18. 24) Farewell Summer
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13615480

I love Bradbury's Green Town books (Dandelion Wine and Farewell Summer are two.)

21. (55) Conversations with Ernest Hemingway
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13590013

Um, wouldn't Hemingway be a proper noun?
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21. (55) Conversations with Ernest Hemingway
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13590013

Um, wouldn't Hemingway be a proper noun?

Awwwgeeez...you are absolutely right, Hyphen8. Thanks for pointing this out. I will have to do some more delete and adjust editing. Thanks! ; )
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10/9 = 45 points
With release photos

18. The Metamorphoses [28] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633071
19. Blindsight [17] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13178729

Cumulative points: 438
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17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13408396/ Night Passage = 19

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13379846/ Just Desserts = 20

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13602764/ The Thieves of Darkness = 37

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13580582/ Free Fall = 14

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625420/ Cat House = 13

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13473763 The Cat Who Turned On and Off = 42

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13589498/ Murder at the Cat Show = 32

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562091/ Cat Magic = 15

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13567033/ Starlight = 13

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12419403 Much Fall of Blood = 31

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13610487 Shadow Rider = 19

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13619444/ The Darkness = 19

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13599341/ Breaking Midnight = 30

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12897626/ The Naming of the Dead = 32

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13612907/ Summer Sisters = 17

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13284155/ The Wind in the Willows = 35

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13383554/ Alligator Baby = 31

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13255633/ The Ghostly Bell Ringer and Other Mysteries = 49

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13268267/ Secrets of the Lost Summer = 34

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13296915/ Seize the Night = 29

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13601329/ Out Of Season = 14

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562142/ Sunset Express = 22

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13576274/ The Call of the Wild = 31

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13595551/ Woodsong = 13

Previous total 449 plus 611 above = new total 1060
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10/10 = 88 points
With one release photo for both books

20. The Negotiator [17] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633089
21. The Frugal Gourmet Whole Family Cookbook [71] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633077

Cumulative points: 526
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21. (15) Time & Tide
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13609086

Themed Multiple Challenge Wild Release.

Subtotal: 15

TOTAL: 744

NOTE: Edited numbering deleting #21 "Hemingway" above...and made total adjustments, as well, so total is accurate as of this post. ; )
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10/11 = 41 points
With release photos

22. A Clear Conscience [24] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633080
23. The Deep End [17] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633082

Cumulative points: 567
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10/12 = 75 points
With release photos

24. Treasure on Lilac Lane [21] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633087

25. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All [54] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633073
Note: I'm counting this one even though "Confederate" is used as a proper noun, because "confederate" can also be a non-proper noun, so I believe it would be allowed for Scrabble.

Cumulative points: 642
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Goofed again..."Hemingway" #21 up there was removed along with 55 points.

Adjusted total: 744

Starting again with one less release...

22. (32) The Final Showdown
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13504765

23. (10) Dead Soul
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13584562

24. (18) Once a Lawman 
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13574808

25. (18) The Gambler 
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13504768

26. (19) Diamond Deuce
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13504767/

27. (40) Cedar City Rendezvous
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13504766/

28. (24) All the Western Stars
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13626936

29. (30) Danger in the Shadows  
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13608031

30. (40) A Very Scary Haunted House 
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13615507

31. (44) Magic Pony Ghost in the House  
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13589857

32. (18) Monster Mash  
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13589846

33. (12) Zoo 
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13607951


Subtotal: 305

Total: 1,049

NOTE to self...NO MORE "H" proper nouns...NO MORE "H" proper nouns... :D
Seriously...I had to remove this one from this list for HALLOWEEN before posting!

(58) Giggle Fit Hilarious HALLOWEEN Jokes 
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13589854
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subtotals

just trying to keep myself updated... let me know if I got any wrong as of this point.

Bookworminusall - 1,049

Diane-Frasier - 85

solittletime - 1,060

hyphen8 - 950

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just trying to keep myself updated... let me know if I got any wrong as of this point.

Looks like the right number for me. :)

hyphen8 - 642

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10/13 = 58 points
With release photos

26. Summer of Roses [20] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633078
27. The Island of Dangerous Dreams [38] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633097

Cumulative points: 700
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10/14 = 35 points
With one release photo for both books

28. Dove and Sword [21] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633072
29. Morning Star [14] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13627320

Cumulative points: 735
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10/15 = 52 points
With release photo

30. The Mystery of the Deadly Double [52] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633079

Cumulative points: 787
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10/16 = 103 points
With release photos

31. Suddenly Last Summer [27] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13649444
32. Between Shades of Gray [35] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633092
33. The King of Mulberry Street [41] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633070

Cumulative points: 890
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10/17 = 60 points
With release photos

34. One Lucky Vampire [31] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652210
35. Awakening [17] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652214
36. Escalation [12] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652204

Cumulative points: 950
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10/18 = 25 points
With release photo

37. Concealed in Death [25] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652192

Cumulative points: 975
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10/19 = 28 points
With release photo

38. Death of a Witch [28] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652194

Cumulative points: 1,003
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10/20 = 18 points
With release photo

39. The Legacy [18] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652202

Cumulative points: 1,021
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Catches

You didn't say to post our catches, but just for the heck of it...so far I've had 2 for this challenge! :D

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13602960
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633072
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41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13610066/ Die Upon a Kiss = 19

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562020/ Fall Into Death = 20

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562366/ The Helpful Ghost = 30

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13597884/ Stitches in Time = 21

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562109/ Big Trouble = 15

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13479983/ Hilltop Tryst = 20

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13612908/ Live Girls = 13

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13567034/ If Looks Could Kill = 30

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13601330/ Open Season = 12

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469514/ About the Author = 22

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13601663/ Knockdown = 23

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13603154/ Murder Most Holy = 25

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625156/ Final Payment = 22

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13599342/ Winter Fire = 14

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13621629/ Chasing Midnight = 28

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13595315/ Not Once but Twice = 24

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625421/ Killer Market = 22

58 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13570850/ Vampire School Casketball Capers = 53

59 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13595373/ The Ghost That Came Alive = 38

60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13600892/ A Ghost in the Window = 31

61 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13602765/ Death Flies on Final = 27

62 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12694127/ About the Author = 22

63 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13570860/ Free Food for Millionaires = 35

64 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625157/ Pure Dead Magic = 22

65 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13645631/ Imagine Me and You = 24

66 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625434/ Hide Me Among the Graves = 36

1060 prior total + 648 = 1708 running total

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I'm thinking you probably aren't allowing titles with numbers in them either? Like 3rd Degree?

As I said I haven't played Scrabble in a zillion years, so I am not sure...
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I'm thinking you probably aren't allowing titles with numbers in them either? Like 3rd Degree?

As I said I haven't played Scrabble in a zillion years, so I am not sure...


no, as there are only letters and not numbers in scrabble... the third degree (yes) the 3rd degree (no) :-)
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10/21 = 54 points
With release photos

40. Revolver [14] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13365920
41. An Acceptable Time [26] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13623184
42. Homeland [14] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633099

Cumulative points: 1,075
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bookworminusall - 1,049

Diane-Frasier - 202

solittletime - 1,708

hyphen8 - 1,334

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1,708


sorry SLT! guess I have numbers dyslexia :-). it is fixed!
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Yep. Amazing that none of us have run out of tiles yet. :p
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bookworminusall - 1,049

Diane-Frasier - 85

solittletime - 1,708

hyphen8 - 1,136

Pretty sure both bookworm and solittletime have a whole bunch more releases that they just haven't posted yet, so at some point their numbers will jump quite a bit!
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bookworminusall - 1,049

Diane-Frasier - 85

solittletime - 1,708

hyphen8 - 1,136

Pretty sure both bookworm and solittletime have a whole bunch more releases that they just haven't posted yet, so at some point their numbers will jump quite a bit!

And me!! lol. No I may have more on Saturday but will never catch up with the scores the rest of you have. It's been fun, hope to see this one back in the near future :)
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bookworminusall - 1,049

Diane-Frasier - 85

solittletime - 1,708

hyphen8 - 1,334

Pretty sure both bookworm and solittletime have a whole bunch more releases that they just haven't posted yet, so at some point their numbers will jump quite a bit!

And me!! lol. No I may have more on Saturday but will never catch up with the scores the rest of you have. It's been fun, hope to see this one back in the near future :)


ah Diane! there you are! I was ready to have an apb sent out on you :-). Yes, this was fun and I hope to do it again. Next month is a birthday challenge to help celebrate my sister turning 69. hopefully that will be as much fun.
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And me!! lol. No I may have more on Saturday but will never catch up with the scores the rest of you have. It's been fun, hope to see this one back in the near future :)


ah Diane! there you are! I was ready to have an apb sent out on you :-)

Yes, I was afraid you'd given up on us Diane! ;)
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10/22 = 61 points
With release photos

43. Labor Day [14] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652198
44. Revenge of the Witch [35] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13633076
45. After Rain [12] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652216

Cumulative points: 1,136
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10/23 = 52 points
With release photos

46. Secrets of the Lost Summer [34] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652208
47. The Lost Years [18] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652191

Cumulative points: 1,188
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10/24 = 82 points
With release photos

48. Vintage Blood [19] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11106693
49. Until the End of Time [26] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652218
50. At the Bottom of the River [37] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652211

Cumulative points: 1,270
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10/25 = 64 points
With release photos

51. The Cataclysm [24] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13665595
52. Night Over Water [24] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652201
53. Twenties Girl [16] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652205

Cumulative points: 1,334
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My final releases for this game are:

The Secret Scripture (27) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13651599/ (total 92)
Battle Ready (17) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13619520/ (total 109)
Three Together The Mystery of the Reluctant Pony (72) http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13471815/(total 181)
Too Close To Home (21) http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13468609/(total 202)

Grand Total = 202

Pleased to see this challenge will be back and I will look out for more wild release books to celebrate your sisters birthday. My availables are extremely low but I plan to visit a few charity shops this week so may find some there :)

Thanks for hosting zbird
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bookworminusall - 1,437

Diane-Frasier - 202

solittletime - 1,708

hyphen8 - 1,334

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