Friday, February 8, 2013

Freestyle Friday 4 - The Challenged Reader

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The Challenged Reader (a Shelfari group)
Announcing: Read with Friends

How to Play:
1. Game Period: 1 January – 30 April 2013

2. A selection of 7 random letters and some words made up from those letters for the month will be announced the last day of the previous month (ie. January words will be announced on 31 December 2012 etc).

3. Pick one or more words from the selection OR find your own word/s out of the letters of the month and read books with first word in title starting with letters of your selected word/s (ignoring “the”, “a”, and “an”).

4. An Exception to (3) above will be made for the letters Q, X, and Z - where you may read book/s with word in title containing one of these letters.

5. If you found your own word, the word must be found in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary ( Word must be made up of a minimum of 3 letters. We trust that you will avoid the temptation of 'word builder' ;)

6. Books for the month may only be read starting on 1st of the month and to be finished by midnight of last day of the month.

7. Points will be rewarded as per values of letters (/books) read and if the word/s is /are completed, there will be bonus points (bonus points to be announced along with the words). This does mean that you can still get points even if you didn't complete your word

8. Bonus points will not apply if you find your own word BUT you will receive a ‘Finder’s Fee’ which will be 2 times of your word value. You may only claim ‘Finder’s Fee’ if you complete your word.

9. On the first of the month, there will be a thread requesting that you post your last month’s read/s within the first 7 days of the month to claim points.

10. Values of letters:
1 - A, E, I, O, U, L, N, R, S, T
2 – D, G
3 – B, C, M, P
4 – F, H, V, W, Y
5 – K
8 – J
10 – Q, X, Z

10. All formats of books are allowed however no picture / childrens books and must have 100+ pages (or equivalent if you are using audio books / ereaders).
Letters: N A E G P A Z
Zen +7
Pan +4
Page +5
Pang +5
Agape +10

If I choose 'Zen' - I'd have to read:
z - I escaped from Auschwitz by Rudolf Vrba
e - Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
n - Nevermore (Maximum Ride 8) by James Patterson
Word Value: 10 + 1 + 1 = 12 points
Bonus Points: 7 points
Grand Total: 19 points

If I choose 'Agape' - I'd have to read:
a - Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
g - Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin
a - Absolution Creek by Nicole Alexander
p - Pantomime by Laura Lam
e - Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
Word Value: 1 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 1 = 8 points
Bonus Points: 10 points
Grand Total: 18 points

If I found ‘Gaze’ – I’d have to read:
g - Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin
a - Absolution Creek by Nicole Alexander
z - I escaped from Auschwitz by Rudolf Vrba
e - Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
Word Value: 2 + 1 + 10 + 1 = 14 points
Finder’s Fee: 14 x 2 = 28 points
Grand Total = 14 + 28 = 42 points

Read with Friends: January
The Letters:

The Words:

3 letters
Air +4
Ran +4
Sin +4
Van +7

4 letters
Nave +8
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

Word Value: 1
Bonus Points: 0
Grand Total: 1

Rave +8
Rise +5
Vain +8
Vans +8
Vase +8
Vein +8
Vine +8

5 letters
Arise +8
Naive +10
Naves +10
Raise +8
Raves +10
Risen +8
Vines +10

6 letters
Arisen +10
Varies +12

Read with Friends: February
The Letters:

The Words:

3 letters
Day +5
Fad +5
Fan +5
Fat +5
Hay +5
Tan +3

4 letters
Daft +7
Hand +5

Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts
Awakening by L.A. Banks
Northern Lights by Nora Roberts
Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Word Value: 8
Bonus Points:5
Grand Total:13

5 letters
Handy +10

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