Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Capture the Tag

The main link for signing up for this challenge could be found here ..

This challenge is based in the Play Book Tag groups on Shelfari.

We will start the game at midnight EST on January 5th so please sign up prior to that.

This challenge will actually be a RACE with a start and finish. The objective is for a player to be FIRST to capture all 200 top tags. The top 200 tags are listed at

Tags will be captured by reading books that have as many tags as possible. The game is truly a race. Everyone starts on the same day and the first person to capture all the tags is the winner and that ends the game.

So, say a book is tagged historical fiction, fiction, England, novel, and favorites. The person who read this book would have five tags with that first read. He or she would then try to read a second book that had some of the remaining 195 tags and so on and so forth until all the tags were completed. The tags do not have to be captured in any particular order. Not sure how long this activity will last - - it could be over pretty quick seeing how people consume books around here.

Each person must track their reads in a personal discussion entitled "Capture the Tag - [Shelfari name]. So, when you complete a book, you'd list the book and all the tags that you've captured with it.

Of course, we'll be giving participation points for reviews that you include of books that you've read for the challenge.

I will probably continue in this race till I finish it, just to see how long it will take me to do that :)

1. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
61 tags: 2006,2007,20th century, action, adventure, american, american literature, animals, book club, childhood favorite, children, childrens, childrens book, childrens books, childrens fiction, childrens lit, childrens literature, children's literature, classic, classic literature, classics, coming of age, contemporary fiction, death, fairy tales, family, fantasy, favorite, female author, fiction, friendship, historical, humor, humour,illustrated, inspirational, juvenile, leadership, literature, love, magic, movie, movie tie-in, novel, own,parenting, personal favorite, picture book, picture books, read, relationships, romance, satire, school, survival, travel, wish list, women writers, ya, young adult, youth

2. Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
7 tags: adult, english, memoir, memoirs, military, politics, writing

3. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
5 tags: 2008, contemporary, drama, short stories, western

4. Beloved by Toni Morrison
32 tags: 1001 books you must read before you die,19th century, africa, african american, america, american history, culture, ebook, favorite author, feminism, gothic, historical fiction, history, horror, murder, mystery, mythology, paranormal, poetry, psychology, read in 2008, religion, science fiction, sci-fi, spirituality, supernatural, teen, teens, thriller, thrillers, unread, war

5. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
13 tags: books i own, business, health, library, management, non fiction, nonfiction, non-fiction, philosophy, reference, self-help, social commentary, sociology

6. Star Wars Legacy Comic #27 (no review)
7 tags: comic, comics, graphic novel, graphic novels, scifi, sf, star wars

7. Matbakh Hawaa - (An Arabic Cookbook) (no review)
2 tags: cookbook, cooking

8. Exotic Erotica Bundle by Eden Bradley, Jina Bacarr and Delilah Devlin
8 tags: anthology, dark fantasy, erotica, japan, urban fantasy, vampire, vampires, women

9. Dead To The World By Charlaine Harris
9 tags: chick lit, comedy, contemporary romance, cozy mystery, paranormal romance, series, suspense, werewolves, witches

10. Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris
3 tags: crime, detective, shakespeare

The challenge has officially ended with three winners but I'm planning to continue on my own pace so I could catch up with my other challenges :)

11. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

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