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I am releasing number books right now for the June Ultimate Challenge http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/531060 and for Never Judge a Book By Its Cover 2nd quarter re-do http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8747814

So I've gotten rid of every number in the house this month.

However, if you want to run a number challenge next year, I'll play. That should give me time to stash up again.



Yep you will have a lot of time to stock up

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A few years back there was a Books by the Numbers challenge and I continued it once or twice after the initial challenge. Would anyone be interested in doing it for 2017?

You could play one of two ways:
1. Release one book per month with the number in the title associated with the month. You would release a total of 12 books.

2. Release in increasing amounts per month with the associated number with the month-ie one book in January, 2 books in February, 3 books in March and so on. You would release a total of 78 books total.

*Roman Numerals and Embedded words would count; as well as the subtitle if applicable.
*Wild Releases (OBCZ and LFL count) only
*You may overlap challenges.


Would anyone be interested in doing this for next year?
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I am releasing number books right now for the June Ultimate Challenge http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/531060 and for Never Judge a Book By Its Cover 2nd quarter re-do http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8747814

So I've gotten rid of every number in the house this month.

However, if you want to run a number challenge next year, I'll play. That should give me time to stash up again.
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I am releasing number books right now for the June Ultimate Challenge http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/531060 and for Never Judge a Book By Its Cover 2nd quarter re-do http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8747814

So I've gotten rid of every number in the house this month.

However, if you want to run a number challenge next year, I'll play. That should give me time to stash up again.



Yep you will have a lot of time to stock up
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Would anyone be interested in doing this for next year?

I'm not sure yet. I usually close challenge threads after reading the sentence "Embedded words count". Might still try it with my own stricter rules (compound words ok, but embedded letter sequences no), since I remember it as a fun challenge from last time, but maybe not. My challenge motivation isn't the best anyway at the moment.
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Would anyone be interested in doing this for next year?

I'm not sure yet. I usually close challenge threads after reading the sentence "Embedded words count". Might still try it with my own stricter rules (compound words ok, but embedded letter sequences no), since I remember it as a fun challenge from last time, but maybe not. My challenge motivation isn't the best anyway at the moment.



With embedded words I was thinking along the lines like one in the word none, for example.

I'm open to rule changes or suggestions
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With embedded words I was thinking along the lines like one in the word none, for example.

I know, and that's just the kind of embedded words challenge which I do not like.
There are basically two reasons:

One and more important, this really changes the theme of the challenge away from the numbers. "Gone with the wind" is not a number 1 book IMHO, neither is the history of Marxism anything about an 11 (roman XI). So what actually happens is that it becomes a challenge about finding specific letter sequences in unspecific words instead of finding books with numbers in the titles.

Two, embedded words are something which happens very differently frequently in various languages. So, the difficulty of finding books depends on the language someone usually releases.

However, do not mix "embedded word" and "compound word": While embedded words as the term usually is used in this forum are words where the "part" is simply randomly contained, compound words are "made" from several parts. Example: "seagull" is built from "sea" and "gull". So it's still about the sea.

I learned over the years that basically nobody, at least hardly anyone from english speaking parts of the world, joins these thoughts, so I decided to drop out and simply leave the challenges to the people who like letter sequence challenges whatever they may be called.
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I'm guessing you wouldn't count ordinal numbers (first, third, eleventh) unless they include the actual numeral (2nd, 7th, 12th), right?

Sounds like for option 2, you'd end up releasing 12 books with some form of 12 in the title for December. That would definitely be challenging.

Here's another idea, just to throw it out there...

Month 1 - release one book with "one" (or some other acceptable variant) in the title
Month 2 - release one "one" and one "two"
Month 3 - release "one", "two", and "three"
etc.

Not that I currently have enough number books for ANY of the variations, but it's fun to think of them. :p

As for embedded words, it's your decision as the person running the challenge. If participants want to self-limit by following more strict guidelines that's a matter of personal choice.

I think looking for embedded words is kind of fun, although in this case you might want to rule out embedded Roman numerals 1, 5, and 10 as being a little *too* easy...or not. Again, it's entirely up to you.

(I passed up fifteen and sixteen - Stephanie Plum - at the Thrift Shop this morning, but I guess I should keep an eye out for the earlier books!)

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