SparkPeople A Book Club Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10007 As it is titled...A BOOK CLUB! Let's see what you are reading, favorite authors, favorite genre's., etc. Once a month we select a book to read and discuss. Happy reading and sparking! SparkPeople A Book Club Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10007 Q2 2016 -A Walk in the Woods: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64586848 The Q2 2016 genre based discussion book will be A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. Please post any comments, questions, etc in this thread. <BR> <BR> Happy reading. Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:38:05 EST Let's Vote - Travelogue Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64543949 Please vote for 2 from the following suggestions: <BR> <BR> A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail <BR> by Bill Bryson <BR> <BR> I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away <BR> by Bill Bryson <BR> <BR> Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid <BR> by J. Maarten Troost <BR> <BR> Turn Right at Mach... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:36:23 EST Q2 Genre Suggestions - Travelogue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64486028 Hi All - <BR> <BR> Please place any suggestions you may have for the Travelogue book discussion in this thread. Please post a brief summary and a link to a website like Goodreads.com or Amazon for your suggestion. Please limit suggestions to books published prior to June 1st 2015. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Jun 2016 09:52:51 EST Books Read in June 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64458903 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Tue, 31 May 2016 17:34:34 EST Q2 2016 Genre Choice vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64434828 For the second quarter genre focused discussion - Please vote for 2 from the following choices: <BR> <BR> Travelogue <BR> Satire <BR> Dystopian <BR> General YA <BR> Animal Centric (Either animal stories similar to James Herriot or anthropomorphic characters) <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around 10am CST 6/4 Fri, 27 May 2016 23:44:02 EST Let's Vote - June 2016! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64397848 Please vote for 2 of the following choices - <BR> <BR> The Vacationers by Emma Straub <BR> The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms #1) by Mercedes Lackey <BR> The Good Ghouls' Guide to Getting Even (Beth Frasier #1) by Julie Kenner <BR> Death's Daughter by Amber Benson <BR> THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND - Jojo Moyes <BR> Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad #4) by Tana French <BR> Look Again by Lisa Scottoline <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 May 2016 14:43:04 EST Hello from Mi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x64363725 Hey ALL! I just joined SP. I love to read. I am a busy lady. Tue, 17 May 2016 14:16:55 EST Suggestions for June 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64349002 Wow - Hard to believe it is that time again already!! Please post any suggestions you have for June's book discussion in this thread. Please limit all suggestions to books published before June 1st 2015 unless it is coming out as a movie, is an award winner or for other various reasons is very popular - please limit those suggestions to books published prior to January 1st 2015. These limitations help (but don't guarantee) better access to the books for our members that rely on the library as... Sun, 15 May 2016 14:35:39 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x64333855 Hi, I have just joined this team today. I am a teacher by profession, but has been a SAHM for the last 6 months. I love to read and am so happy to have found this group. Fri, 13 May 2016 09:32:22 EST Books read in May 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64246219 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sun, 1 May 2016 08:04:49 EST May 2016 - What She Left Behind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64241431 Please place any comments and questions about What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman in this thread. <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:50:22 EST May 2016 - Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64181593 Please vote for 2 from the following choices - <BR> <BR> What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman <BR> Soul of an Octopus. by Sy Montgomery <BR> True Colors by Kristin Hannah <BR> Hide and Seek by Maj (Ret) Jeff Strueker and Alton Gansky <BR> The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner <BR> Ripper by Isabel Allende (2014) <BR> The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins <BR> The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:36:31 EST Suggestions for May 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64141175 Can't believe it is already that time again! <BR> Please post any suggestions that you have for May's book discussion in this thread. Please limit suggestions to books that were published prior to May 1, 2015. If the book is becoming a movie or has won awards (or may be popular because Oprah recommended it etc) please limit suggestions to those published prior to 11/1/2014. <BR> <BR> Thank you as always for your suggestions! Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:34:24 EST April 2016 - Big Little Lies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64032681 Please post any comments, questions, etc in this thread for Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Sat, 2 Apr 2016 09:18:18 EST Books read in April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64022605 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 03:15:58 EST Team Challenge April 1- April 7 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x64018390 Hi All - <BR> <BR> Spring is trying to pop up around here so I thought it might be fun to have a few challenges this month to help keep the focus on our health. <BR> <BR> So for the 1st week - Pick 1 or All 3 of the following to complete each day for the 1st week of April. <BR> <BR> 1. Give up/Reduce your Pop intake this week - If you drink less than 2 servings of soda a day, replace each serving this week with sparkling water or another beverage. If you drink more than 2 servings a day, ... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:50:35 EST Let's Vote April 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63953734 Please vote for 2 selections from the following list: <BR> <BR> Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis <BR> The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom <BR> Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty <BR> The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr <BR> Funeral Food by Kathleen Taylor Tue, 22 Mar 2016 21:46:42 EST Suggestions for April 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63910352 Yep, it is hard to believe but it is that time again. Please post any suggestions you have for the April discussion in this thread. If possible, please post the complete title with the author's name, a link to a site like Amazon or Goodreads.com and a short summary of the book. Please limit suggestions to books published prior to April 1, 2015 unless it is an award winner or coming out as a movie soon - please limit those to books published before October 1, 2014. <BR> <BR> Happy reading! Wed, 16 Mar 2016 22:30:02 EST The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63903251 Please place any questions or comments about The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle in this thread. This is the Graphic Novel Discussion for 1st Quarter 2016. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:05:51 EST Let's Vote - Graphic Novel Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63844324 Please vote for 2 from the following list: <BR> <BR> The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman <BR> Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince <BR> My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf <BR> Castle Waiting Vol 1 by Linda Medley, Jane Yolen <BR> The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle <BR> The Wicked + The Divine, Vol 1 The Faust Act by Keiron Gillen, Jamie Mckelvie <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on 3/14. Mon, 7 Mar 2016 21:40:33 EST Graphic Novel Discussion 1st qtr 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63796992 Please post any suggestions you have for a genre discussion based on Graphic Novels. <BR> Voting will open on March 7th around 10am CST. <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 19:38:27 EST Books read in March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63788898 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:40:04 EST March 2016 - The Man in the High Castle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63781938 Please post any questions or comments about The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick in this thread. <BR> <BR> Happy Reading! Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:55:18 EST Let's Vote - March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63728416 Please vote for 2 from the following: <BR> <BR> James Herriot's Cat Stories by James Herriot <BR> Detroit City is the Place to be : the Afterlife of an American Metropolis <BR> by Mark Binelli <BR> A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J Henry <BR> The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick <BR> The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around 10am on 02/28 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 01:24:56 EST Let's Vote - 1st Q 2016 Genre Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63693088 Please vote for 2 genres from the following list - I choose genres we didn't get to previously. <BR> <BR> <BR> Travelogue <BR> Graphic Novels <BR> Science Fiction <BR> Satire <BR> Dystopian <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 06:53:27 EST Suggestions for March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63675457 Wow - I can't believe it is that time already. Please suggest a book for March. When choosing a book to suggest, please consider our users who rely solely on the library for their books. Please limit suggestions to books that were published prior to March 1, 2015. If the book is coming out as a movie or has won an award recently, please consider limiting your choices to books published prior to 9/2014. <BR> <BR> Please include a brief summary and a link to a site like goodreads or amazon.c... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:09:45 EST Feb 2016 - Orphan Train by Christina Kline Baker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63574048 Please place all your comments, questions, insights etc about Orphan Train in this thread. <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:51:08 EST Books read in February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63565205 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:08:15 EST Let's Vote Feb 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63532521 Sorry for the late post - I haven't been feeling great and forgot. <BR> Voting will be open until around 10am CST on 02/01/2016 <BR> <BR> Please vote for 2 from the following - <BR> <BR> Maplecroft by Cherie Priest <BR> Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow <BR> The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins <BR> Cinder by Marissa Meyer <BR> Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline <BR> Already Home by Susan Mallery <BR> Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro <BR> <BR> <BR> Suggestions not included eith... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:18:24 EST Suggestions for February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63460736 Please post any suggestions you may have for the next book discussion in this thread. In order to allow the best access for all of our members, please remember that very new books, very old books, and books that are coming out as movies soon can be hard to locate. Please limit suggestions to books published before 2/1/2015 unless it is an award winning book then please limit those to books published before 8/1/2014. <BR> <BR> Please include a short summary and a link to a site such as good... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 20:31:08 EST January - Big Trouble by Dave Barry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63316980 Picking up my copy from the library today. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 07:54:23 EST Books read in January 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63311688 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:46:14 EST 2016 Miles in 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x63293221 My sister linked my this challenge, so we are going to give it a go. With my ankle troubles I am going to count biking, too. I haven't decided if I am just going to use SparkPeople to track it or sign up for the official challenge. The link is below if you want to check it out. <BR> <BR> http://www.runtheyear2016.com/ Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:19:17 EST What challenges are you facing today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63266742 What challenges are you facing today? Not just for weight loss, but life in general. <BR> <BR> People are always sending us care packages, which is SUPER nice of people, but it often means there is literally boxes of candy and junk food in the office. It is so hard to walk by them each day. To help with the problem I think I am going to get extra fruit when I go to the chow hall so when I am feeling snackish I can grab those instead. Sat, 26 Dec 2015 13:20:11 EST Let's Vote January 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63226699 I'm so sorry - I completely spaced on the voting thread for this month - we will just call it working too much for the end of the year. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Please vote for 2 of the following choices: <BR> <BR> NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman <BR> Big Trouble by Dave Berry <BR> 'Woman With a Secret' by Sophie Hannah <BR> "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" by Denise Kiernan (non-fiction) <BR> ... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 22:12:48 EST Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63140085 'Woman With a Secret' by Sophie Hannah <BR> <BR> If you’re looking for your next addictive thriller, meet Sophie Hannah and her character Nicki Clements. (Guess what: Nicki has a secret!) Skilled suspense-writer Hannah will sweep you into Nicki’s world — and you won’t want to get out until you’ve reached the very last page. Good luck to anyone trying to pry this one from your hands. <BR> <BR> She's a wife. <BR> <BR> She's a mother. <BR> <BR> She isn't who you think she is. <BR> <BR> Nick... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 08:30:08 EST Suggestions for January 2016!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63138476 Hello - please list any suggestions you have for January's book discussion in this thread. It can be any genre, we just ask that to allow the best access for all members that very new books (published less than 12 months ago) be excluded. If the book is coming out as a movie soon or is an award winner the best practice we have found is published more than 18 months ago so prior to June 2014 for popular books. <BR> <BR> Please include the Title, author's name, a brief summary, and a link to ... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 23:36:22 EST January 2016 Book Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63132979 This is a little early, but I figured it was worth thinking about given the madness of scheduling at this time of year. <BR> <BR> Please post any suggestions you have for the January discussions in this thread. Please limit suggestions to books published before December 1, 2014 unless it is an award winner or an upcoming movie - please limit those suggestions to before June 1, 2014. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Sun, 6 Dec 2015 08:01:38 EST Books Read in December 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63092643 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:49:03 EST December - The Autobiography of Santa Claus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63087881 This is the thread for discussing December's book. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:09:59 EST spin points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x63049556 25-3 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:37:49 EST Hello - New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x63043479 Hi, I have always wanted to join a book club and now that I am on Spark, this seems like the perfect place. I LOVE mysteries, but I really enjoy any book. I don't get to read as much as I would like with two little ones at home, but I hope to make more time for reading in the future. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:26:34 EST I missed reading for fun... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63033563 I started reading again! This year has been tough, many distractions and changes, but I am more myself and plan to finish Their Eyes Were Watching God within the next couple of days, I have been trying to all year. Feels good to have a book in my hands again. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 23:21:31 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x63027460 Glad to be among fellow bookworms, it is comforting. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 02:01:44 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x63020223 I am new to the site and interacting with others in general, I am usually lost in my books regardless of where I am or the situation. I typically have multiple books I am reading at once (in my car, purse, bed, work), but I recently moved cities and everything is all over the place still. I am stuck in Their Eyes Watching God, keep forgetting to put it somewhere easily accessible. I have always wanted to do a book club, so am eager to try this out. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 01:30:23 EST Books Read in November 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62874970 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 06:55:56 EST November 2015 ~ Finding Emma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62874963 November's book is Finding Emma by Steena Holmes. Please place all comments and questions for discussion in this thread. Sun, 1 Nov 2015 06:54:46 EST Let's Vote - Nov and December 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62683470 Please vote for 3 of the following suggestions. The top two winning books will be the next discussions. The previously voted on books were not included due to the increase in suggestions. Books published within the last 12 months were also eliminated from the suggestion list as many of of readers use the library. <BR> <BR> Finding Emma by Steena Holmes <BR> Lost In Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of WW II (by Mitchell Zuckoff, non-fict... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:14:57 EST October 2015 The Kitchen Daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62633391 Just put my copy on reserve yesterday. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:51:44 EST Books Read in October 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62633360 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:48:39 EST Let's Vote Oct 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62585640 Please vote for 2 of the following selections - <BR> <BR> The Outlander PS by Gil Adamson <BR> Watership Down by Richard Adams <BR> Spycatcher by Matthew Dunn <BR> The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing <BR> The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry <BR> The Dog Stars by Author Peter Heller <BR> World War Z by Max Brooks Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:06:52 EST Suggestions for November and December discussions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62505445 Please post any suggestions you have for the November and December discussions in this thread. Please limit suggestions to books published before December 1, 2014 unless it is an award winner or an upcoming movie - please limit those suggestions to before June 1, 2014. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:16:28 EST Suggestions for October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62505428 Please post any suggestions that you have for the October discussion here. Please consider that very new and very old books are often hard for our members who use the library to get. Please limit suggestions to books that were published prior to October 1, 2014. If it is an upcoming movie or it has won a major award, please limit suggestions to books published before March 1, 2014. <BR> <BR> Thank you!!! Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:14:59 EST Books read in Septermber 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62391642 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 04:43:08 EST September 2015 - The Dry Grass of August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62369581 Please place all comments and questions about The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew in this thread. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:04:52 EST September 2015 - The Book Thief http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62369568 Please place all comments and questions about The Book Thief by Markus Zusak in this thread. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:03:44 EST Lots of books open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62329712 I have several books started on my Kindle and I am reading one in paperback -- "The Burgess Boys". Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:50:36 EST Hello Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x62329694 I joined this group a couple years ago and had a great time with the suggested books! I have recently scaled back on my responsibilities and I am working in some time for reading again. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:49:19 EST Let Vote - September 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62314854 Please vote for 2 of the following: <BR> <BR> The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak <BR> The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew <BR> Good Things by Mia King <BR> Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:54:10 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x62300488 Hi there, <BR> I am 39 and a medication aid for an assisted living facility here in Oregon. I read every night before bed and listen to books on cd since I have about an 1 hour drive to and from work each day. My favorite authors are Jodi Piccoult and Lisa Scottline. I just finished every 15 minutes and it was awesome. I love books with twists and mystery that can actually happen. I look forward to reading with you all as we get healthy, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:44:01 EST Suggestions for September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62253409 Oh my - I can't believe that we are here already. Please post any suggestions that you have for September's book in this thread. If possible, please post a summary with a link to a site like goodreads or amazon.com. Please limit suggestions to books that were published prior to September 1, 2014 unless it is coming out as a movie or has won an award. If that is the case, please limit suggestions to books published prior to March 1, 2014. Books that are very old (unless a classic) or books ... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:11:48 EST New around here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x62166651 Hi! I'm Kimberly and I enjoy a lot of fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. I'm looking forward to participating in the book club. Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:48:40 EST Aug 2015 ~ I am Malala http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62150072 Please place all comments and questions for "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai in this thread. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:15:43 EST Books read in August 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62146897 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 07:14:56 EST A return member..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x62094865 I've been on this team for a while - but haven't been very active. Lately I have been reading mroe and more. I have joined a bookclub in my town and sometimes love the book - other times not that into it.....but love getting together with other readers! It gets me out of the house! <BR> <BR> This summer (I'm a teacher) - I've been doing a lot of reading. Reading historical informative books, devotional pieces, and just *for fun* books. <BR> <BR> Glad to be here. How does the monthly ... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:03:24 EST Found a new way to give away books - Book Crossing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62092108 I am absolutely awful about letting go of my books. Well, not so much the books I don't like, but anything that I might have given a 3 star review or more. I recently found a site that I thought I'd share with the group. It's still giving away books, but this way, you can potentially follow the book as it passes hands. You register the book you intend to give away, fill out a little information, and then leave the book in a designated spot. The website does a much better job of explainin... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 07:02:34 EST Let's Vote ~ August 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62072108 Please vote for 2 of the following suggestions: <BR> <BR> A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J Henry <BR> Hollow City by Ransom Riggs <BR> Along Came Mary by Joann Mapson <BR> The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury <BR> NOS4A2 by Joe Hill <BR> Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson <BR> I am Malala: The Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai <BR> <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on 7/29. Thanks for voting!! Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:38:57 EST First Time Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x62041581 I am always reading and I enjoy a variety of genres. I think this should be fun. <BR> Laurie <em>41</em> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:29:21 EST New-ish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x61998451 Hi everyone! My name is Adrien. I lost 20 pounds on my own before I joined SparkPeople back in May. However, once I joined I never did much with the website. I am giving it another go-round and thought I would join some teams. I am looking forward to getting to know all of your on this journey. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:16:21 EST Suggestions for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61997509 Please place any suggestions for August in this thread. Please add a link to a site such as goodreads.com or amazon and a short description of the book. <BR> <BR> In order to allow for a bit easier access for those members that exclusively use their library please limit suggestions to books published prior to August 1, 2014. Also please consider if it is becoming a movie or is an award winning book it may be harder to obtain - please consider limiting those suggestions to books published pr... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:59:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x61969688 Hi all. I thought I would join as I love to read but I must admit it is crime and thrillers. I have favourite authors and characters - James Patterson being one author I love...... Perhaps I ought to give classics a try, perhaps that's a challenge for me when on holiday. Oh yes I forgot to mention I live in SW England! Thu, 9 Jul 2015 16:08:40 EST Overdrive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x61961160 Has anyone used: <BR> <BR> https://www.overdrive.com/ <BR> <BR> <BR> Library books and audiobooks that you can borrow online through your local library! I love it. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 16:30:56 EST July 2015 - The Moonstone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61932120 Please place any comments and questions about Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone in this thread. <BR> <BR> Happy reading! Sun, 5 Jul 2015 12:14:55 EST July 2015 - Bossypants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61932116 Please place any comments and questions about Bossypants in this thread. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Sun, 5 Jul 2015 12:14:06 EST July - Stretch Yourself Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61909870 So during the month of July the challenge is two fold - <BR> <BR> 1. If you don't have a stretching routine in place - work one into your routine. If you do have a stretching routine already - change it up by trying new stretches or lengthening your current routine with a longer time in each stretch. <BR> <BR> 2. Tackle a bit more this month - whether it is in the form of volunteering for a new organization (1 time or ongoing), adding 10 minutes more to your workout routine, pushing the ... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:40:25 EST Book read in July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x61900076 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:13:17 EST Introducing self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x61862400 My user name was combined of the first 3 letters of my name ny cat and my dog. The group of books I am working on is the bible. Also like mysteries especially Katherine coultur. ( not sure if I spelled that right) Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:04:38 EST Let's Vote - July 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61814265 Please vote for 2 (two) of the following choices this month! <BR> <BR> The Alchemist by Paulo Coehio <BR> Bossypants by Tina Fey <BR> A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith <BR> Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Daniken's <BR> For Your Love by Beverly Jenkins <BR> Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger <BR> The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on June 28th. <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:53:52 EST Suggestions for July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61771555 Please place any suggestions for July in this thread. Please include a summary and link to a site like Goodreads.com if possible. As many of our members use the library to access the books - please limit your suggestions to books published before July 1 2014. If it is going to be a movie soon or has won an award, please limit choices to those published before January 1 2014. <BR> <BR> The suggestions thread will be open until at least June 21 st. <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:21:49 EST Books Read in June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x61640302 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 03:23:30 EST June's New to You Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61628848 Simple challenge for the month of June - Try at least 5 things that are New to You - These could be new products, new freggies, new recipes, new exercises, or new authors. Maybe it is a craft or experience you always wanted to try or even a new way of reading (ebook, audiobook, on your computer browser) a book. Just get out of your comfort zone for the month and try 5 new things. <BR> <BR> Please come back to the thread and share what New to You things you tried this month. Can't wait to se... Sat, 30 May 2015 18:25:38 EST June 2015 - Handmaid's Tale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61628624 Please post all comments and questions about The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood in this thread. <BR> <BR> Enjoy!!! Sat, 30 May 2015 17:38:54 EST Let's Vote June 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61550418 Since we have such a long list of suggestions this month - please vote for 3 (THREE) from the following list - this may help avoid a vote off. <BR> <BR> American Sniper: The Autobiography by Chris Kyle <BR> A Memoir of Love, War by Taya Kyle <BR> Death Before Facebook by Julie Smith <BR> The Accidental Hero by Joshua Graham <BR> Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris <BR> Wool by Hugh Howey <BR> Watership Down by Richard Adams <BR> The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara <BR> Sar... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:29:15 EST Suggest a Book for June! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61489010 Please post any suggestions for June in this thread. Please include a link if possible to a site like Amazon.com or goodreads.com. <BR> <BR> Please limit suggestions to books published prior to June 1st 2014. If the book is becoming a movie or is an award winner, please limit suggestions to those published prior to January 1st 2014. <BR> <BR> Suggestions will be accepted until around noon CST on 05/21. <BR> Thu, 14 May 2015 16:05:22 EST Saying Hello to my New Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x61391790 <BR> hi everyone! <BR> <BR> although I've been a member of SparkPeople for quite some time, I'm new to this team. the only genres I don't read are *any* kind of romance, cheesy westerns, and pulp sci*fi. <BR> <BR> dh and I split time between our houses in OR and AZ & we have a Great Pyrenees named Cisco as well as a cat named Casanova. up until January, I was on the road to a healthier me by myself. now that dH has come on board, my life has been made much easier in terms of "staying the ... Sun, 3 May 2015 18:39:52 EST Work It Out Challenge 05/03 - 05/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61381641 Goal for this challenge is to balance out your workout. Maybe you have just been focusing on walking and it is time to add some other things, maybe you focus solely on cardio and forget to add strength or vice versa. This week - work to find some balance in your workout and change something up. <BR> <BR> Try a new spark video, use the elliptical instead of the bike at the gym, try a new yoga routine or maybe check out Tai Chi. <BR> <BR> Stop by and report what your workout was for the da... Sat, 2 May 2015 13:17:19 EST 1 Day Challenge - Saturday 05/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61380291 The challenge today is simply to sit less. Take advantage of the weekend and grab an extra walk, work on decluttering, do some spring cleaning, or just stand and enjoy your company instead of sitting. To start you off - take 2 minutes to do a power pose either the superhero one or winner pose. Sat, 2 May 2015 10:22:49 EST Books Read in May 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x61373137 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Fri, 1 May 2015 12:42:51 EST 1 Day Challenge - Friday 05/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61372345 Free Friday - Pick your own challenge for the day! Fri, 1 May 2015 11:08:28 EST 1 Day Challenge - Thursday 04/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61358972 Tango Thursday - Dance for 10 minutes today - Don't think you can dance? Sure you can - chair dancing counts. Turn to youtube for inspiration or just crank up the radio. Dance it Out!! <BR> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:08:22 EST May 2015 - Behind the Scenes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61358909 Please place all comments, questions, etc for Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson here. <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:59:33 EST 1 Day Challenge Wednesday 04/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61352318 Waterfight Wednesday!! <BR> <BR> <BR> So here is how this works for every glass of water you drink you can ask a question. Examples fave book, outrageous movie, vacation destinations etc. <BR> <BR> But... If you post a question, you must answer all the questions before yours. :) who will step up to the challenge? <BR> <BR> First Question... What is you favorite vacation spot? <BR> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:11:21 EST 1 Day Challenge - Tuesday 04/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61339484 Try it Out Tuesday - Whether it is an outfit that you have been hiding in your closet because it was too small, a dress that you admire at the thrift store, a freggie that you bought but have have been too timid to taste, or a recipe you have had your eye on for awhile - try it out. That outfit may fit or be closer than you thought, that dress may be perfect for your dinner date, the freggie may become your new post workout snack and the recipe? Well that may make you feel like Julia Child. ... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:43:27 EST 1 Day Challenge - Monday 04/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61330347 Mix it up Monday - I was watching a Ted Talks Life Hacks earlier today and was reminded that even the smallest changes can make a difference. The Ted Talks was simply about changing the way you tie your shoes - not a big change, just wrap the lace the opposite direction and you will form a stronger knot. I stink at tying shoes so I know that I will need to try this and see how it works. The challenge today is just to simply mix up a routine that you have been stuck in for awhile. Whether it ... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:56:42 EST 1 Day Challenge - Sunday 04/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61326226 This one is a repeat but personally I feel that we need to look ahead and get an idea of what is coming at us at the beginning of the week. It helps to keep me on track and I hope it helps you too! <BR> <BR> Strategy Sunday - Take 5 to 10 minutes today <BR> to make a plan for the week. Whether it is your dinner menu, <BR> lunch/breakfast menu, exercise schedule, or planning for an <BR> upcoming event. Don't forget to schedule time in your week <BR> to pamper yourself/center yourself. When ar... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:22:25 EST 1 Day Challenge - Saturday 04/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61317715 Stay Strong Saturday - Try 2 new strength training exercises today but before you do <BR> strike a power pose for 2 minutes. It could be the superhero pose, winner pose (hands up in the air) or seated with your arms behind your head and feet up on the desk. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:13:13 EST Let's Vote - May 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61301797 Please vote for 2 from the following list: <BR> <BR> Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson <BR> I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb <BR> The Circle by Dave Eggers <BR> A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra <BR> The Color of Water by James McBride <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on 04/29 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:20:04 EST 1 Day Challenge - Thursday 04/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61296094 Throw it Out Thursday - Take 5-10 minutes today to tackle <BR> that pile of papers or the clothes you can't wear out in public <BR> anymore. Maybe you have a closet that needs some organization <BR> or your bookshelf is too full. Declutter your world a bit today and <BR> throw it out or add to your donation box. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:14:10 EST 1 Day Challenge - Wednesday 04/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61289579 Wellness Wednesday - Challenge - Meet or exceed your personal <BR> freggie goal today! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:34:57 EST 1 Day Challenge - Tuesday 04/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61283138 I knew I was forgetting something today - sorry! <BR> <BR> Tune in Tuesday - Take 5 to 10 minutes today just to be still and tune into you. Are you tired? Are you worn out? Are you feeling great? Is there something weighing on your mind that you didn't realize? Maybe the solution to that problem is right in front of you - now is the time to stop and listen. Just sit and be quiet for a bit today to help center yourself for the rest of the week. At the end of your Tune in Time I challenge yo... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:37:41 EST 1 Day Challenge - Monday 04/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61267650 Move It Monday - Challenge - exercise at least 15 minutes today. Break it up into 5-10 minute increments if you have to. If you already exercise more than 15 minutes every day - add an extra 5 today. You CAN do it! Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:57:09 EST 1 Day Challenge - Sunday 04/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61262406 Strategy Sunday - Take 5 to 10 minutes today <BR> to make a plan for the week. Whether it is your dinner menu, <BR> lunch/breakfast menu, exercise schedule, or planning for an <BR> upcoming event. Don't forget to schedule time in your week <BR> to pamper yourself/center yourself. When are you going to <BR> finish that book you started? When will you head out to the new <BR> park you discovered? Whatever is on your agenda - take <BR> some time today to make your strategy for the week. At the... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:55:27 EST Suggest a book for May! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61253452 Please place all suggestions for May in this thread. When posting a suggestion - please provide a brief synopsis and a link to a site like goodreads.com or amazon.com for the book if possible. <BR> <BR> Please consider accessibility for our members who use a library when making suggestions. Very popular books, very old books, books that are becoming movies, recent award winning books can sometimes be difficult to get from a library. So - please limit suggestions to books that were published ... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:31:23 EST Eat a Rainbow Challenge - 04/12-04/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61189955 1 week challenge to eat as many colors of freggies a day as possible. <BR> Just log in and either record the colors or the freggies eaten for the day. <BR> That's it! <BR> <BR> Make it a colorful week! Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:45:59 EST Books read in April 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x61092426 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:37:11 EST April 2015 - Still Alice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61092357 Please post any comments, thoughts, questions, etc for Still Alice by Lisa Genova in this thread. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:27:28 EST Skip the Easter Basket challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61078567 So I don't know about you - but I have already given into the Easter candy more than I care to admit and there are still more than 5 days before Easter. So this challenge is simple - Skip the candy and the left over candy for Easter. I don't need to be eating it - even if I like to tell myself that dark chocolate is healthy for me (I know it can be but not at the rate that I can eat it <em>30</em> ) <BR> <BR> Just check in each day until the 8th about how you did avoid the candy basket ... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:37:10 EST New to group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x61041010 Hello All! I've been on Spark for quite awhile but just found this group! I am starting my weight loss journey....again. Expanding my family over the last couple years added pounds I do not want to keep! I love reading, pretty much any genre. Some of my favorite authors are J.R. Ward, Nora Roberts, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Lindsay Sands, and Johanna Lindsey. Some of my favorite series are The Black Dagger Brotherhood, The Divergent Series, All Souls Trilogy, Hacker Series, and The Fallen Angels Se... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:41:36 EST New to team, not new to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x61004512 Hi All! I've recently come back to Spark (yet again...) to see if I can get myself going again. It's been a yo-yo roller coaster ride but I'm trying it one more time. I read everything I can get my hands on and even like to walk while listening to books on my audible books cell phone app. I'm always looking for good suggestions! <BR> <em>149</em> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:35:16 EST Let's Vote April 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60984162 Please vote for 2 of the following choices: <BR> <BR> Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins <BR> Palimpsest Paperback by Catherynne Valente <BR> Side Effects May Vary by Juile Murphy <BR> Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald <BR> The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield <BR> 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster <BR> Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams <BR> Still Alice by Lisa Genova <BR> <BR> Please only vote by responding to this thread with your choices. <BR> Voting will be... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:11:16 EST 5 Freggies for 5 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x60939910 Anyone want to go for eating 5 fruits/veggies (freggies) each day for the next 5 days? This is one of my goals for the month and I'm having a hard time meeting it. I thought a little challenge might make it more motivating. Just check in each day (Mon-Fri) and let us know how you did. <BR> <em>265</em> <em>267</em> <em>551</em> <em>291</em> <em>370</em> <em>491</em> <em>277</em> <em>368</em> <em>550</em> <em>45</em> <em>373</em> <em>258</em> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:42:07 EST Hello Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x60921043 I have loved reading since I was a small child. I read and enjoy many types of books. I am looking forward to discussing a good book. "It is better to read then to snack" Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:50:06 EST Suggest a book for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60917183 Goodness - it is hard to believe we are here already. <BR> <BR> Post any suggestions for April in this thread. <BR> Please post a summary and a link if possible with the book title. <BR> In order to allow the most access for our members - please limit suggestions to titles published before April 2014. If the book is coming out as a movie soon or won an award - please limit suggestions to titles published before October 2013. <BR> <BR> This suggestion thread will be open until at least 03/2... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 06:08:21 EST 10-Minute Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x60806798 I got a little out of my exercise habit in February. Anyone want to join me for a 10-minute a day exercise challenge? I want to try it for this week. Let's start tomorrow Monday March 2 and go until Sunday March 8. Just check in here if you want to join in! <BR> <em>381</em> <em>311</em> <em>386</em> <em>320</em> <em>244</em> <em>315</em> <em>252</em> <em>418</em> <em>345</em> <em>319</em> <em>285</em> <em>317</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:58:02 EST Sense and Sensibility March 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60803758 Please place all comments and questions for Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility in this thread. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:05:19 EST Books Read in March 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x60799008 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:15:21 EST Let's Vote March 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60715417 Please vote for 2 selections from the following - <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on 02/26. <BR> <BR> Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen <BR> The Giver by Lois Lowry <BR> Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan <BR> The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender <BR> The Fault in Our Stars by John Green <BR> Already Home by Susan Mallery <BR> Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth <BR> The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:06:02 EST Book Selections for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60668324 In March we are going to do something slightly different. Instead of calling for new suggestions this month - I went back to the voting threads for 2014 and found 8 books that DIDN'T get selected for the month but had several people interested in reading them. <BR> <BR> Voting will open around the 20th - <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 17:43:33 EST Beyond the Beautiful Forevers - Feb 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60534178 Please post any thoughts, questions, etc in this thread for Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 08:47:09 EST Four in February Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x60534152 So we have made it to February - wow. <BR> <BR> This month's challenge - 1 daily goal, 1 weekly goal, 1 for the whole month, and a bonus goal of your choice. Track your progress on your goals in this thread. <BR> <BR> Examples - Daily Goal - 4 freggies minimum per day. Weekly Goal - Walk 5 miles. Monthly Goal - 500 fitness minutes. Bonus - Track everything 5 out of 7 days per week. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 08:45:41 EST February Checkin Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x60534080 Let's keep this challenge going this month - the winter months make it so hard to focus on fitness sometimes. <BR> <BR> Just check in daily. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 08:37:07 EST Books read in February 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x60522746 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:19:06 EST Let's Vote - Feb 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60429951 Please vote for 2 of the following suggestions - <BR> <BR> Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo <BR> Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson <BR> Just Don't Fall by Josh Sundquist <BR> The Corset Diaries by Katie MacAlister <BR> Dark Lover by JR Ward <BR> Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich <BR> Save Me by Lisa Scottoline <BR> Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout <BR> Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson <BR> Fate Book by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff <BR> The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman <BR> ... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:12:03 EST February Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60398030 Please post any suggestions for February's book here. Please limit your suggestions to books that have been out for more than 1 year. If it is an award winner please limit it to books published more than 18 months ago. Other considerations - some members exclusively use their library to obtain the books for this discussion. Very popular books, books that are soon becoming movies, and very old books may not be accessible to everyone. These considerations are suggested simply to allow the mo... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:23:14 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x60392876 My name is Heather and I am a 34 year old mom of 1. My son is 7 and has aspergers syndrome, my husband is a truck driver and is out 2 weeks at a time, and my mom (who lives with us) was just recently diagnosed with cancer. Life around here is pretty stressful right now and I don't get alot of time to focus on working on me. When I'm not stressing out about everyone else I like to play video games, mostly sim type games or tycoon games.I am also going back to school to get my high school diplo... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:43:23 EST Sharing my library's reading challenge for 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x60236571 This isn't meant as a team challenger per se, but I will be attempting some of it myself and thought it was an interesting way to find something new. I'm attempting all of them, including 3 books for a trilogy. <BR> <BR> 1. A book with more than 500 pages <BR> 2. A classic romance <BR> 3. A book that became a movie <BR> 4. A book published this year <BR> 5. A book with a number in the title <BR> 6. A book by someone under 30 <BR> 7. A book with nonhuman characters <BR> 8. A funny book... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 13:04:15 EST Miss Peregrine's Home - Jan 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60192308 January's book will be Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. <BR> <BR> Please post any thoughts or comments on the book in this thread! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 21:37:00 EST Jumping into 2015 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x60186265 January is a time when many people are trying to get back to the basics after the holiday season. <BR> <BR> This challenge is pretty easy - 1. Do 100 jumping jacks or modified jumping jacks per week. <BR> 2. Set 1 goal of your own to focus on during January - whether it is tracking, earning a set amount of Sparkpoints, or trying a new recipe a week. 3. Track your progress on this post each week. <BR> <BR> Let's get back to basics and make January a healthy month!! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:08:22 EST January Checking In Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x60177283 I haven't been good about checking in here on SP lately and I want to get back in the habit. Does anyone want to join me in a daily check in challenge? You can literally just post an emoticon or one word or a brief description of your plan for the day or how you did that day. It's just a way to stay connected and establish the accountability of checking in. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 15:09:46 EST Books read in January 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x60174976 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 11:24:20 EST Let's Vote Jan 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60144463 Please vote for 2 choices from the following: <BR> <BR> A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick <BR> The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman <BR> Me Before You by JoJo Moyes <BR> Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn <BR> Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich <BR> Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel <BR> Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:14:15 EST Suggestions for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x60100430 Please post any suggestions for January in this thread. <BR> Please limit your suggestions to books that have been out for at least 1 year and if it is an award winning book - please limit to a published date of at least 18 months prior. <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:25:12 EST Dec 2014 ~ Incantation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59911208 Please place any thoughts or questions about Alice Hoffman's Incantation in this thread. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 23:12:13 EST Books read ~ December 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x59906366 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:44:20 EST Vote off Dec http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59903657 One day vote off between The Pilots Wife & Incantation <BR> <BR> Please vote for 1. <BR> Voting will only be open today 12/1. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:17:56 EST Dancing and Drinking to the New Year challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x59896700 So this challenge is relatively easy - since December can be a big party month - let's use that as the theme for this month's challenge. <BR> <BR> Dance - Dance, chair dance, etc for a minimum of 10 minutes a day. Can't do it all in one stretch? No problem - split it up whatever way works for you. <BR> <BR> Drink - Drink your water goal each day through the month of December <BR> <BR> 5 points a day for each activity - goal 70 points for each week. <BR> <BR> That's it! Are you in? <BR>... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:39:59 EST Let's Vote Dec 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59852805 Please vote for 2 of the following choices <BR> <BR> Skating Around the Law by Joelle Charbonneau <BR> Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edwin Curtis, by Timothy Egan <BR> The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve <BR> A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Samuel Clemens <BR> Incantation by Alice Hoffman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:38:45 EST December Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59796418 Please post any suggestions you have for a December book here - The Goldfinch discussion will remain as a sticky throughout the month of December for those that want to continue to participate in that discusion but there have been a few members that would like a new book. <BR> <BR> When posting a suggestion - please also post a synaposis and a link to a website such as good reads or amazon for the book. Please limit your suggestions to books that have been out for at least 12 months and if... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:57:58 EST Team Survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x59778991 Please take a few minutes to help out your team leaders and respond to this survey - The survey will be open until 12/15/2014. <BR> <BR> <link>neelixnkes.polldaddy.com/s/a-book-cl<BR>ub-team-survey </link> <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help in improving YOUR team! Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:28:58 EST November Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x59658948 As the weather changes for many of us - it can be a challenge to keep up with our steps. I challenge each of you to set a minimum goal and work on maintaining it/exceeding it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Goal: <BR> 11/4 <BR> 11/5 <BR> 11/6 <BR> 11/7 <BR> Total Week 1 <BR> <BR> 11/8 <BR> 11/9 <BR> 11/10 <BR> 11/11 <BR> 11/12 <BR> 11/13 <BR> 11/14 <BR> Total Week 2 <BR> <BR> 11/15 <BR> 11/16 <BR> 11/17 <BR> 11/18 <BR> 11/19 <BR> 11/20 <BR> 11/21 <BR> Total Week 3 <BR> <BR> 11/22 <BR> 11/23 <BR> 11/24... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 07:08:30 EST Books read ~ November 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x59627886 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 08:50:41 EST Nov 2014 - The Goldfinch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59614632 Please post any questions, comments, etc here about The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:07:33 EST Are there any writers amoung us? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x59590960 I'm getting myself ready for this year's NaNoWriMo project. This is one of those months that has a lot of things going on, but I've decided that would be the case with almost any month. I was wondering if we had any other National Novel Writing Month participants here. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:29:00 EST Let's Vote November 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59553741 Please vote for 2 of the following selections - vote by posting the titles of your choice in a reply to this thread. Voting will be open until about 3pm CST on 10/29 <BR> <BR> The Girls by Lori Lanssens <BR> Tallulah, Darling: A Biography of Tallulah Bankhead by Denis Brian <BR> The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve <BR> Mary Coin by Marissa Silver <BR> Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel James Brown <BR> The Cuckoo's Calling (A Cormoran Strike Novel) by Robert Ga... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:51:54 EST love2read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x59552200 <em>524</em> glad to be a part of the group. I, like you ,enjoy a good book or two. I have a tablet with several book apps so I have loads of variety. I tend to read more than one book at a time. Crazy! I know but I taught literature and reading which required such a skill and because my attention span is out there I am able to read multiple novels without confusing characters or story lines. This also allows me to read according to my mood. Happy Reading to all! <BR> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:58:34 EST Out of Bounds October Challenge Part 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x59519508 So for the rest of the month - challenge yourself in the way that you choose. <BR> Pick something new that you want to try and do it - it could be exercise again, food, or something like a new craft or new author. <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:59:20 EST Suggest a book for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59501783 For November it will be an open suggestion discussion. Please suggest a book from any genre as long as it was published prior to November 1st 2013. Please provide a synopsis of the book and a link to site like goodreads.com or amazon if possible. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is a link to our previous monthly books <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x5<BR>3444346 </link> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:58:23 EST Out of Bounds October Challenge Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x59392588 Your challenges this week are: <BR> <BR> 1. Try a new to you recipe and post a review in this thread. <BR> 2. Try a new to you food - <BR> <BR> Note: You can combine these such as using a new to you ingredient in a new recipe. Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:38:50 EST Pantry Challenge Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x59392526 Challenge for the upcoming week - <BR> Post 2 of your pantry meals (if you use a new recipe, please share the link). <BR> Clean out and inventory your spices, herbs, and condiments. <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:32:38 EST Need Updates to How the Team Works http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x59348711 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am back after a long time. I am hoping to interact with everyone and get back into Sparking. <BR> I love reading and having fun with a monthly read here. <BR> I missed all the fun and support from you all! <BR> <BR> So, I need help with getting back into the swing of things. Updates and anything else I need to know. Even directing me to the right forum would be awesome! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> ~debbie <BR> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 17:30:43 EST Pantry Challenge Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x59336892 The overall goal of this challenge is to eat out of your pantry as much as possible as well as getting it organized and inventoried for the winter hibernation season <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> So the challenge for the week is to clean out and inventory your freezer. <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:10:57 EST Pantry Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x59326175 So I really need to clean out and organize my pantry. I tend to do this in the fall so I know what I have to work with on those cold winter nights. There are 2 components to this challenge - 1 is simply to cook as much as possible without buying new items at the store. This ties in with the team because we probably all have cookbooks/cooking magazines that we neglect reading so this encourages us to take a look at those. The 2nd part is actually cleaning, cataloging, and organizing your pan... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:12:56 EST Book Read October 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x59325126 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR>... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:06:49 EST Out of Bounds October Challenge - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x59324697 Week 1 Challenge - October 1 - October 7th <BR> <BR> Let's head a bit out of our comfort zone this month - <BR> For the 1st week <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Try 2 new to you exercise <BR> 2. Visit 3 new to you sparkmember's pages and leave encouraging notes <BR> <BR> Come back to this thread and post your new exercises <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:21:41 EST Oct~2014 In the Shadow of the Master http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59324647 Post any comments or questions here for October's Selection - In the Shadow of the Master, stories by Edgar Allan Poe <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:17:08 EST Let's Vote October 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59252305 Please vote for 2 from the following suggestions. <BR> Dual: Terror Stories by Richard Matheson <BR> The World's Greatest Short Stories James Daley Editor <BR> This is How You Lose Her Paperback by Junot Diaz <BR> In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe <BR> 13 British Horror Stories by Rayne Hall <BR> American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell <BR> Runaway by Alice Munro <BR> Everything's Eventual by Stephen King <BR> <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:13:31 EST Suggestions for Oct 2014 - Short Story Genre http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59163297 Please post any suggestions that you have for our next month's book selection here. The genre is short story. Please limit your suggestions to collections that have been published for more than 12 months. If possible - please post a short blurb about the book and a link to a site like Goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> Voting will open around the 23rd of September. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:13:46 EST So excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x59047915 I follow a particular author's blog. I stumbled upon this writer quite by accident and through an audiobook at that. The book ended up being part of a trilogy that was hand's down, one of my all time favorites. There have been 3 well loved (by me) series that all ended this year, so it was a mix of excitement and sadness as anyone who has ever fallen in love with a set of characters in a book can attest to. <BR> <BR> Anyway... The author I follow, mentioned that he had a dream about the ... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 04:59:35 EST Books read for September 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x59024200 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:41:27 EST SEPT -2014 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x59010682 Please place all comments and questions for The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls in this thread. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:45:07 EST Please help me finish my books (Vote) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x58964859 So I have the age-old problem of being in the middle of several books and I need help deciding which I should finish first. Please pick two books to help me out. Thanks! <BR> <BR> 1. Room by Emma Donoghue <BR> 2. Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery <BR> 3. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso <BR> 4. The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan <BR> 5. The Seduction of Elliot McBride by Jennifer Ashley <BR> 6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:20:37 EST Please Vote for September's Book! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58924239 Please vote for 2 of the following choices: <BR> Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir by Linda Ronstadt <BR> Tis by Frank McCourt <BR> Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty by Diane Keaton <BR> The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls <BR> Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCort <BR> <BR> A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway <BR> The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot <BR> Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth <BR> <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around no... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:02:03 EST New co-leader introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x58855851 My name is Cheryl and I wanted to let everyone know I am going to be a co-leader on our team and figured I should tell you a bit about me and give you a chance to get to know me a little better. Feel free to ask questions and I will do my best to answer them. <BR> <BR> I found Spark in a backwards sort of way via Babyfit, a sister site for pregnant and nursing moms. The pregnancy was the result of my youngest who turned 9 last month, so it's been awhile since the initial spark I suppose yo... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:33:31 EST Biography suggestions for september http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58853166 Please place any suggestions for a Biography for September here. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:20:35 EST 10 minute exercise challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x58784604 New weekly challenge: Anyone up for joining me in a 10 minute per day exercise challenge? I'm personally going to add 10 minutes of stretching or strength to my existing exercise (primarily walking) for at least a week. But other participants may just want to do a 10 minute exercise streak (of any type). <BR> <BR> Day one: I did both (stretching and strength) Fri, 8 Aug 2014 20:08:48 EST Books Read August 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x58745770 A little late posting this~sorry! <BR> <BR> Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <B... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 23:16:17 EST The Kitchen House http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58738728 Please post all comments and questions here. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 09:36:15 EST Little Men by Louisa May Alcott http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58738705 Please place all comments and questions here. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 09:34:58 EST Let's Vote - Aug 2014 - Open Suggestion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58610492 Please vote for 2 of the following suggestions: <BR> <BR> Little Women by Louisa May Alcott <BR> Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell <BR> Already Home by Susan Mallery <BR> Sudden Prey by John Sanford <BR> Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill <BR> The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:12:36 EST Let's Vote - Classic Literature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58610459 <BR> <BR> Please vote for 2 of the following selections: <BR> <BR> Little Women by Louisa May Alcott <BR> Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell <BR> Moby Dick by Herman Melville <BR> The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain <BR> The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain <BR> Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll <BR> Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte <BR> Great Expectations by Charles Dickens <BR> Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen <BR> Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain <BR> Silas... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:09:28 EST Drinking Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x58595381 I am challenging myself to drink at least 8 glasses of water this week. I do pretty well during these summer months because it's so warm out and I get thirsty, but I have found myself grabbing snacks first instead of water. I really want to go to water first and then have a snack if I find I'm still hungry. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join me? You can tailor this challenge any way that works for you and your goals. Check in on this thread as much as you want and we can encourage each other for... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:18:27 EST Hello Everyone:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x58583929 I am new to the program. This weekend I am attempting to arrange my menus so that on Monday morning I can begin this new journey. I need to start a Gluten Free diet, which is a whole new game for me and shed around 30 pounds. I look forward to chatting and meeting new friends who are also undergoing weight type challenges. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:23:49 EST Audiobook suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x58582861 For those of us who listen to audiobooks we know that the narrator can make all the difference. Some books are just plain awful to listen to and some are probably more enjoyable than reading the physical book would be. <BR> <BR> Share your suggestions for audiobooks here - Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:41:22 EST August Open Suggestion Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58547991 Please place any suggestions for August's Open Suggestion discussion here. Please remember that any suggestions must have been published prior to August 2013. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:22:04 EST Suggestions for Classic Literature Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58547982 Please place any suggestions for August's classic literature discussion here. Suggestions will be open until the 21st. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:21:10 EST Hi everyone!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x58503544 I am Maggie and this is my first day to the team. I have always been a bookworm/ book junkie. Of course I ended up with a partner who is also a book junkie and when 2 book junkies get together you end up with a home full of books. Our collection is currently 1000+ and still growing. Besides curling up with a book- I am an animal lover/rescuer. We have 3 dogs and a cat. I love to be creative- sewing, crocheting, embroidering, upcycling...whatever it is I usually have 10+ projects going at once... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:06:19 EST Genre Survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58473086 Here is a list of genres we haven't read yet. Please vote for 3 choices to read over the next few months. <BR> <BR> Travel literature/writing <BR> Western <BR> Science Fiction <BR> Poetry <BR> Short Story <BR> Biography ( we've read autobiography/memoir) <BR> Classic Literature <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around the 15 th. <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 22:03:54 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x58470596 Hello all! I am new to SP as of today....been spending time learning about what the place has to offer and very excited about finding this book club! I have always been an avid reader and looking forward to reading and discussing books together. I still read paper/hardback books from the library but I do own a Nook Color and use my cell for on the go reading. Recently I have gotten hooked on audible books...it is so easy for my commute, working out, etc. I keep a book wish list updated on my ... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 16:35:43 EST No Sugar Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x58448223 Well, it seems our monthly (and weekly) challenges have lost their momentum. Krystal has done a great job putting them together for us and I appreciate all her efforts! <BR> <BR> I don't really have the motivation to take on a big monthly challenge right now, so in setting a small personal challenge for myself, I thought I would see if anyone wanted to join me. <BR> <BR> I am challenging myself to not have any sugar for one week starting tomorrow (Mon 7/7). For me, this doesn't necessarily... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:59:23 EST To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58407859 Please post all comments and questions about To Kill a Mockingbird in this thread. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:25:59 EST Room by Emma Donoghue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58407851 Please place all comments and questions about Room by Emma Donoghue in this thread. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:25:14 EST Books Read July 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x58393899 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR>... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:21:53 EST One Day vote Off - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58386626 Please vote for either To Kill a Mockingbird or The Fault in Our Stars <BR> <BR> Voting will close around 3pm on July 1st for this vote off. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:17:05 EST Realistic Fiction - Let's Vote July 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58323779 Please vote for 2 of the following: <BR> <BR> Fault in Our Stars by John Green <BR> The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells <BR> The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards <BR> The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold <BR> Wonder by RJ Palacio <BR> To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee <BR> Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson <BR> If These Walls Could Talk by Bettye Griffin <BR> Town House by Tish Cohen <BR> The Help by Kathryn Stockett <BR> Memoirs of a Geisha by Arth... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:43:39 EST Let's Vote July Open Suggestion Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58323540 Please vote for 2 of the following: <BR> <BR> Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks <BR> Dearie by Bob Spitz <BR> What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty <BR> Room by Emma Donoghue <BR> Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams <BR> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:27:05 EST jessbooze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x58321833 hi! <BR> looking forward to staying motivated and becoming healthier! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:43:08 EST New to team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x58296876 Hi, I'm Jennifer I am a stay at home Mom of two boys, who are old enough to think they are to cool to hang out with thier Mom. I spend my free time reading and on the computer. I thought it would be nice to connect with others who enjoy reading. I welcome any suggestions on different books and authors to check out. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 01:53:17 EST July Suggestions - Realistic Fiction Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58194115 Please post any suggestions for the Realistic Fiction Genre Discussion in this thread. Please also make sure that the book was published before July 2013. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:13:24 EST July Suggestions - Open Suggestion Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58194109 Please post any suggestion you have for a book here. This is the thread for the open suggestion discussion. The only restriction is that the book must have been published before July 2013. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:12:24 EST June 2014 - The Rosie Project http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58083064 Please place all comments and questions about The Rosie Project by Gramae Simison in this thread. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:09:58 EST June 2014 - Calling Me Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x58083049 Please place all comments and questions about Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler in this thread. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:08:52 EST Books Read June 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x58073676 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR>... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 16:52:13 EST Weekly Challenges in June! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x58054151 Here are the weekly items to check in with throughout June! <BR> <BR> 1. Get in at least an hour of fitness in each week --report. each week your results <BR> 2. Try a new workout video one time per week --report what you did <BR> 3. Plan meals each week --report at least 2 meals you planned ahead of time <BR> 4. Pick your own. Each week pick something you want to work on and report about it. You can change it weekly or keep it all month, your choice. <BR> <BR> Have fun and report as often... Fri, 30 May 2014 20:38:42 EST June Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x58007056 After talking with some members and giving it some personal thought, we've decided to do weekly check-in challenges only this month and see how that plays out for people. <BR> <BR> So, I've got some thoughts for what our weekly check ins can be about, but if you have anything you particularly want to focus on in June, here's the place to post it. I'll be making the challenge on Thursday this week so get all ideas in before then! Mon, 26 May 2014 19:29:50 EST Let's Vote - June 2014 Open Suggestion Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57991524 Please vote for 2 of these: <BR> <BR> Murder with Ganache by Lucy Burdette <BR> <BR> Fall on Your Knees by Anne-Marie MacDonald <BR> <BR> The Big Burn by Timothy Egan <BR> <BR> The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion <BR> <BR> The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender <BR> <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until May 30th. Sun, 25 May 2014 10:05:32 EST Let's Vote - June 2014 Historical Fiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57991467 Please vote for 2 of these choices: <BR> <BR> I Hotel by Karen Yamash!ta <BR> <BR> Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler <BR> <BR> Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel <BR> <BR> A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd <BR> <BR> Someone Knows my Name by Lawrence Hill <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until May 30th. Sun, 25 May 2014 10:01:52 EST Suggestions for June's Historical Fiction Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57904386 June's Genre is Historical Fiction. Besides the genre the only restriction for suggestions is that the book must have been out for at least 1 year. <BR> <BR> Please post any suggestions for this genre in this thread. <BR> <BR> Sat, 17 May 2014 11:34:03 EST Suggestions for June's Open Suggestion discussion? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57904363 Please post any book suggestions you have for June's Open Suggestion discussion in this thread. The only restriction is the book must have been out for at least 1 year to allow for more access. <BR> <BR> Please also remember that very popular books and very old books can also restrict access for our members that use the library. For example - Divergent is such a popular book that I was 15 on my library's physical book list, 13 on the the audiobook list, and 10 for the ebook. I have yet to... Sat, 17 May 2014 11:31:47 EST What do you think of our monthly challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x57887738 The participation in our monthly challenges has waned over the past several months, so we wanted to put it out to the team to express any thoughts, opinions, ideas you have about this topic. Krystal sent out a team email with a couple of questions: <BR> <BR> 1. Would you like to see the challenges continue or do you think they are not a valued aspect anymore? <BR> <BR> 2. If you are interested in running monthly challenges, let Michele or I know. I've enjoyed my run with them and loved it w... Thu, 15 May 2014 21:37:49 EST May 2014 ~ Mister Pip Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57740078 Please place all comments and questions in this thread for Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones. Sat, 3 May 2014 09:46:08 EST May 2014 ~ Mystery Genre ~ A Turn of Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57740038 Please place all comments and questions in this thread for A Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante. Sat, 3 May 2014 09:43:28 EST Books Read May 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x57717767 Here is where we can keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR>... Thu, 1 May 2014 13:38:27 EST What do you think of the new team page format? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x57703279 I am just as surprised as everyone else about the new look to the team pages here on SP. I am not sure how I feel about it yet, but I know I will adjust soon enough. What do you think so far? Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:35:57 EST Make it Happen May Challenge 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x57672770 <em>27</em> <em>87</em> MAY CHALLENGE <em>87</em> <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> There are NO excuses for May! Summer is almost here and we need to buckle down and reach some goals! <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> -Complete at least 10mins of cardio daily. Additional cardio and strength training is great, but you need that 10 mins of good, heart-racing cardio to burn off the fat! 10 minutes. No excuses. Get it done. 5points each day <BR> <BR> Be sure to post your daily fitness minute totals on you... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 06:59:52 EST May Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x57596376 What do you want to see included in our May challenge? Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:28:15 EST Let's Vote - Mystery May Book Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57592546 Please vote for 2 choices from the following: <BR> <BR> Skating Around the Law by Joelle Charbonneau <BR> Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan <BR> The Good Liar by Laura Caldwell <BR> A Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante <BR> A Test of Wills by Charles Todd <BR> Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon on 04/28 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:58:19 EST Let's Vote -May Open Suggestion Book Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57592499 Vote for 2 book from the following <BR> <BR> The Girl with the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahf <BR> The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver <BR> Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones. <BR> Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon on 04/28 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:54:19 EST Open Suggestion Book suggestions for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57539819 Please place any suggestions for May in this thread. Only restriction is the book needs to be out for at least 1 year. <BR> Voting will open around noon on the 21 St. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:12:42 EST Suggestions for May - Mystery Genre http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57539741 Please place any suggestions for Mystery May in this thread. The only restriction besides genre is that the book needs to be out at least 1 year. <BR> <BR> Voting will start around noon on the 21 st Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:04:59 EST Genre Selection for May, June, & July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57495779 Here are some genre's that I came up with that we Haven't read yet... <BR> <BR> Historical fiction <BR> Realist fiction <BR> Dystopian - though Divergent probably fits in this category <BR> Utopian <BR> Science fiction <BR> Mystery <BR> Cozy Mystery <BR> Action/Adventure <BR> <BR> <BR> Please rate in order of preference. <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:24:27 EST Scribd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x57362594 Has anyone every used Scribd? I just downloaded it to my phone and Kindle Fire yesterday and I love it. It's like Netflix for books!! So many great books on there. Of course, none of the ones that we are reading this month are on there, but there are a lot of other great books from pretty much any topic you can think of. It's $8.99 month and I started with the free one-month trial. This is definitely one $9 monthly charge I do not mind paying!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 19:11:08 EST April 2014 ~ YA Genre ~ Divergent Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57345487 Please place all comments and questions in this thread for Divergent by Veronica Roth! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:30:02 EST Book Read April 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x57341462 I thought it would be fun to keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your t... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:38:54 EST 1 Day Vote Off- Divergent vs The Giver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57316548 Please vote for either Divergent or the Giver. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:40:19 EST April 2014 ~ Dreamers of the Day Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57316466 Please post all comments and questions about Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doris Russell here. <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:30:50 EST ART you ready for April? Challenge ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x57308460 April is going to be here soon! <BR> <BR> Here's your challenge for the month! <BR> <BR> 1. Pick something artsy to do each day - write, draw, dance, paint, sew, etc. <BR> 2. Pick one thing you want to complete every day for the month of April! Some ideas: exercise each day, track food every day, get outside every day <BR> 3. Pick one thing you want to stop doing! Stop drinking soda, eating sweets, etc. <BR> <BR> 5 pts for each item above , max 15 pts for each day. <BR> <BR> Questions, ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:56:25 EST Words for Readers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x57271919 Each Wednesday I send "A Word We Need" inbox to all the teachers at my school. Today's word is one that I think many of us can relate to: <BR> Librocubularist: noun: One who reads in bed. <BR> Use: "George was a devoted librocubularist. He always felt that books were best read in the comfort of his bed, by torchlight if possible." <BR> Now, I prefer my reading in bed, by book light, and on the Kindle. The best is when hubby is reading beside me. <BR> <em>128</em> <BR> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:19:19 EST Professor of Literature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x57267573 Hello Book Lovers! <BR> <BR> I feel at home in a group centered on literature. I teach literature courses and both belong to one and own another book club, not including this one. I look forward to discussing books with you all! <BR> <BR> Feel free, too, to join my new book club (there are only 3 members so far!), if you're looking to read more than one book a month. I read, like, 3468. Hahaha! <BR> <BR> Great to be here! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>readwithjenn.wordpress.com/ </link> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:21:33 EST April Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x57260749 What does everyone want to see in the April Challenge? Post all ideas by Saturday so I can make the challenge on Sunday so everyone is ready to go by Tuesday! Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:48:17 EST Let's Vote ~ April 2014 Young Adult Genre http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57257377 Please vote for 2 choices from the following list. Voting will be open until the morning of March 30th. <BR> <BR> <BR> City of Bones by Cassandra Clare <BR> The Fault in Our Stars by John Green <BR> The Giver by Lois Lowry <BR> Divergent by Veronica Roth <BR> Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:22:08 EST Let's Vote - April 2014 Open Suggestion Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57257341 Please vote for 2 choices from the following list. To see an explanation of the book check out the suggestion thread. Voting will be open until the morning of March 30th. <BR> <BR> <BR> Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane <BR> A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read <BR> Dreamers of the Day: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell <BR> Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder <BR> Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier <BR> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:18:05 EST Stephen King http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57212024 I'm wondering if any of you are "constant readers" of Stephen King, and would like to pick a book of his to discuss during one of these Book Club months coming up. Some are extremely out of the limelight, but excellent literary works, like LISEY'S STORY. Amazing about sisters. I'd be happy to suggest a "type" of Stephen King book, too, if anyone cares to "hear" my ideas. <BR> <BR> NYINME Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:05:36 EST April Suggestions - Young Adult Genre http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57190264 Please list any suggestions for the genre of the month discussion. This month will be Young Adult. Any young adult targeted book qualifies. Please limit suggestions to books out for at least 1 year to allow for easier access for members. <BR> <BR> Suggestions will be open until around noon on 3/25. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:57:17 EST April Open Discussion Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57190185 Please list all suggestions for April`s any genre book discussion here. This discussion is not limited by genre type but please limit suggestions to books out for at least 1 year to allow for better access for all members. <BR> <BR> Suggestions will be accepted until about noon on the 25th of March. <BR> <BR> Here is a list of books previously discussed <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x5<BR>3444346 </link> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:51:06 EST GoodReads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x57185330 How many of you are on GoodReads? I have just recently started tracking my books there and I really like it! I would love to find my spark friends there, but I have no idea how to do that. If you can help, I would appreciate it! <BR> <BR> Michele Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:52:43 EST Book Choice Option Vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57098995 So we have been selecting out of various genres for the last 6 months. Previously we had an open suggestion format where it didn't matter the genre for the month just what someone thought the group would like to read. We were selecting many of the same types of books and the genre a month selection process was born. <BR> <BR> Here is your chance to vote on continuing with the genre a month or going back to the open suggestion format. <BR> <BR> Please only vote once. Please just vote in th... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:15:27 EST Books Read March 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x56958946 I thought it would be fun to keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your t... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:23:03 EST Me Talk Pretty One Day ~ March 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56955436 Please post all comments and questions about Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris in this thread. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:12:37 EST Munching on Greens in March Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56941064 <em>437</em> <em>137</em> MARCH CHALLENGE is here! <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Sounds like most of you really enjoyed the set up of February's challenge. So, I've tweaked it a little to give some variety for those who may want something new, but ultimately it's a similar challenge! <BR> <BR> For the month of March let's focus on... <BR> <BR> * <em>311</em> Marching along....Fitness: <BR> -Get outside for some fitness - walk, bike, run, snowshoe (for those in a snowy ... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:34:03 EST Let's vote March 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56871035 Please vote for two books from the following suggestions: <BR> <BR> Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris <BR> The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain <BR> Hyperbole & a Half by Allie Brown <BR> Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson <BR> A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson <BR> Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich <BR> Crashed by Timothy Hallinan <BR> Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing by Patrick McManus <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around Noon CST Feb 26 <BR> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:34:26 EST March Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56820180 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> It's time to post March challenge ideas! Please list anything you'd like to see incorporated into the March challenge by next Tuesday 2/25 so I have time to compile everything and post the challenge before the 1st! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:37:33 EST March Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56792892 Can't believe it is that time already but this year is flying. <BR> <BR> March's genre is Humor/Comedy. This could be a book written by a humorist or it could be a funny fiction book. Any book whose point it is to make the reader laugh would qualify. <BR> <BR> So post your suggestions here with a short description and a link to where we can find out more about the book such as amazon or goodreads. <BR> <BR> Voting will start around the 22nd. <BR> <BR> Have fun! Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:40:43 EST Excuses and Pounds Begone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56643741 Anyone want to join me in losing a few pounds this month? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:52:47 EST Feb 2014 ~ Edenbrooke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56605225 Please add all comments, updates, etc here about Edenbrooke by Julieanne Donaldson Sat, 1 Feb 2014 16:32:10 EST Books Read February 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x56604377 I thought it would be fun to keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your t... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 15:06:31 EST For the Love Of.....February 2014 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56552589 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Here is the February Challenge: <BR> <BR> For the love of FITNESS: <BR> -Go for a walk every day OR track your steps <BR> -Build your muscles - do a strength training exercise every day! <BR> <BR> For the love of NUTRITION: <BR> -Drink at least 6 cups of water every day <BR> -Eat at least 3 servings of freggies every day <BR> <BR> Each item is worth 5 points, for a total of 20points possible per day! <BR> <BR> Examples of how to track: <BR> 1. Walked, ST, 6cups of w... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:52:59 EST Let's Vote Feb 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56484634 Please vote for 2 from the follow suggestions. <BR> <BR> See suggestion thread for more information on each title. <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until about Noon on 01/28. <BR> <BR> Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Philips <BR> Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen <BR> Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson <BR> Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers <BR> Love Story by Erich Segal <BR> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:28:25 EST Hello Fellow Bibliophiles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x56453928 Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> My name is Judy and I'm a voracious reader. I slowed down a little bit over the past few years while I was in school and then helping my husband to recover from a stroke, but recently have resumed my reading ways! <BR> <BR> My first choices for reading are generally horror, suspense, murder mysteries. I'm excited to be joining this group and having my horizons expanded a bit :) <BR> <BR> I just purchased Quiet for my Kindle. Excellent bonus that it was only $2.99!! ... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:05:10 EST February Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56438960 Please post all ideas, thoughts, questions, and concerns regarding the February challenge here! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:13:38 EST February Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56402864 I can't believe that January is already more than half over! Yikes! <BR> <BR> February's genre is Romance! As long as it is romantic story at heart, it qualifies. <BR> <BR> List all suggestions in this thread. Voting will open around the 22nd of January. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:25:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x56325901 I am so glad there is a book club here for me to join. <em>224</em> I was wanting to join one for a while now. Now I got too. I hope I enjoy it. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:22:07 EST 16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x56311092 I found this link and thought I'd share it for those who like to read the book before seeing the movie version. A lot of times, I don't even realize a movie I've seen was based on a book. I typically like to read the book first, but it doesn't always happen that way. What about you? Do you read the book or watch the movie first? Have you read any of these books? <BR> <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/boo<BR>ks-to-read-before-they-hit-theaters-th<BR>is-year </link> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:31:15 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x56253452 Hi I have weight to lose and plus I enjoy reading the bible first most but also novels and varieties. I look forward to discussions. Nice meeting ya all. &#128515; Tue, 7 Jan 2014 01:16:59 EST OT: If you love the choreography and dancing of th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x56247013 If you love the choreography and dancing of the old movies you'll love this.. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=mz3CPz<BR>dCDws </link> <BR> <BR> <em>351</em> <em>342</em> <em>350</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:43:32 EST Books Read January 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x56198534 I thought it would be fun to keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:44:45 EST Jan 2014 ~ Excuses Begone Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56172319 Please post all thoughts, questions, etc on Excuses Begone: How to change life long self defeating thinking habits by Dr. Wayne Dyer Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:04:47 EST Jan 2014 ~ Quiet Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56172144 Please post all your thoughts, questions, etc about Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that can't stop talking by Susan Cain <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:54:26 EST Just Do It January 2014 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56123990 Sorry for the delay, I've had a hectic week (check blog 12/27 if you want more details) <BR> <BR> Let's kick off the New Year with a challenge focusing on the basics to help us get back on track after the holidays! <BR> <BR> Areas of focus: <BR> <BR> Track fitness: at least 10 minutes each day <BR> Track nutrition: every bite/drink! <BR> Personal goal: pick one thing you want to do daily this month (drink water, go for a walk, read a book, anything) <BR> <BR> Each item will be worth 5 poi... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:37:05 EST Let's Vote for Jan 2014's Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56105960 Please vote for 2 from the following suggestions: <BR> The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown <BR> <BR> Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard by Chip Heath <BR> <BR> Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain <BR> <BR> Wake The F*ck Up And Start Your Day! - How To Wake Up Early Everyday So You Can Get Things Done - Morning Ritual Guide <BR> by Kenny Johnson <BR> <BR> Br... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:10:06 EST January Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56059321 Please post all suggestions for January's book in this thread (even those that have been mentioned in the genre and other threads). Please also include a short description of the book or a link to it on goodreads.com, amazon.com, etc so that others can get an idea of the book. <BR> <BR> January's genre is Self Help. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 10:55:08 EST January Challenge IDEAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55986459 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> We're halfway through the month! I hope everyone is enjoying the 12 days of Christmas challenge! <BR> <BR> I'd like to start planning our January Challenge now - please post all ideas, comments, concerns, etc. regarding the challenge in this thread. I will work to include all ideas into a challenge. Let me know things you want to see, what you need more of, what you don't want, etc. <BR> <BR> Am looking to put it together after Christmas, probably the 27th, so everyone ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 09:07:44 EST Former English Major! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x55967953 Hello all! I LOVE to read! I was an English major in college just because I could spend four years reading and analyzing books! Best 4 years of my life! Now I'm a lawyer, but I still read all of the time! My goal this year was to read 40 books - I'm at 32.5 right now, but I am determined to make it to 40 by the end of the month, and since I have some vacation time to use, I know what I will be doing the week of Christmas! <BR> <BR> My favorite authors are Charles Dickens and Joyce Car... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:54:10 EST Best Books of 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55943957 Here are a couple of links to Best Books of 2013. One is the top 100 from Amazon and the other is from Goodreads. I haven't looked at them all, but I thought it would be fun to see how many I've read or would be interested in reading. <BR> <BR> Amazon's Link: <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/gp/b/ref=pe_629030_83<BR>592750_pe_button/?node=7734007011 </link> <BR> <BR> Goodreads breaks their best books into categories, but here's the link to the main page: <BR> <link>www.goodreads.com/choicea... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:56:40 EST A Christmas Carol - Dec 2013 Discussion Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55814175 Please post all comments, questions, thoughts, etc in this thread for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens <BR> <BR> Enjoy :-) Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:17:12 EST Skipping Christmas Dec 2013 Discussion Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55814138 All comments, thoughts, questions, etc for Skipping Christmas by John Grisham go in this post. <BR> <BR> The book is about 175 pages so a short read during a busy month. <BR> <BR> Enjoy :-) Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:13:11 EST 12 Days of Christmas December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55789647 We will do a 12 days of Christmas fitness-based challenge for December. <BR> <BR> Pretty simple to follow. Here's an example <BR> <BR> Post 1: 1 jumping jack <BR> Post 2: 2 squats and 1 jumping jack <BR> So on and so forth till 12 people have posted. Then we will restart. <BR> <BR> So, every day check in on the thread to see what the most recent exercise commitment is, do it, and then add the next step. You can post more than once in a day, but it means you have to do what the exercises bo... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:57:50 EST IDEAS for December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55750563 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> It is time to give ideas for the December month challenge. Please list anything you want to see in the challenge, or something that you don't want to see. Any questions, comments, concerns please let me know! I want to put the challenge together by Friday! Sun, 24 Nov 2013 12:10:26 EST 12/2013 Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55739609 Descriptions of this month's suggestions can be found in the December Suggestion Thread. <BR> <BR> Vote for 2 selections from the following choices: <BR> <BR> Skipping Christmas: Christmas with the Kranks by John Grisham <BR> <BR> A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens <BR> <BR> Little Women by Louisa May Alcott <BR> <BR> The Stupidest Angel by Chistopher Moore <BR> <BR> An Irish Christmas by Melody Carlson <BR> <BR> A Season of Angels by Debbie Macomber <BR> <BR> The Paper bag Christma... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:58:44 EST December 2013 Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55691261 <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> This month is a holiday theme such as Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's. <BR> <BR> Please list the title, author, and a brief description of the book that you suggesting in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please limit suggestions to books that have been out at least a year to allow more access to the book. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to having lots to choose from <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:15:44 EST In Search of Free Author Swag! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55622942 Hi, <BR> <BR> I don't post here too often. Mostly because I am really busy. <BR> <BR> So forgive me please because I am coming here now asking for a favor. I am starting a book review website. I've signed up for to get ARCs but I need to have followers before the publishers will give me the ARCs. <BR> <BR> *NOTE TO THOSE WHO MAY NOT KNOW - an ARC is an Advanced Reader Copy of a book that is about to be released * <BR> <BR> I would really really appreciate it if anyone here could jo... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:11:08 EST Strategies for surviving the holidays~Post Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55525782 With the holiday season upon us, I thought we could encourage and motivate each other with ideas for staying focused on our healthy lifestyle goals during this time. What are your plans for staying on track during the holidays? <BR> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <em>446</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>408</em> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 11:55:15 EST 11/2013 ~ The Princess Bride ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55466254 The Princess Bride by William Goldman will be our book for November. Post all comments, questions and opinions about the book on this thread. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:04:13 EST HI!! Book Addict here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x55445628 Hi! I'm Sherry. I'm a book addict. I grew up way off the paved road. We didn't get cable until I was in college. I started reading like a crazy person when I was in elementary school. I've always read 3-5 books at a time. My Kindle and my iPad are my best buddies. LOL. <BR> My favorite genres are paranormal romance, romance, young adults, horror and fanfiction. <BR> <BR> I am a 43yr old married mom of 2. I'm a nurse in an Intensive Care Nursery. I still lead a pretty boring life. Books tak... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 02:05:52 EST Never Give Up November Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55440321 Never Give Up in November! <em>465</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> Since it is getting closer to the holiday season and people are getting busy busy, November's challenge is going to be a bit "easier" in terms of what to do. <BR> <BR> For the month of November we're going to focus on 3 things <BR> <BR> 1. What are you thankful for? <BR> Each day record one thing you are thankful for. 5pts each day you do this <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness minutes - we know how important it is to stick to a heal... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:41:12 EST Goodreads book giveaway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55436438 FYI for those who use Goodreads <BR> <BR> Goodreads have giveaways you can sign up to win. And I actually won a book today. <BR> Just wanted to let everyone know about it. <BR> <BR> On the top of your Goodreads page there is a explore button. Click on the arrow next to it and it will take you to the giveaway page. You can enter to win as many books as you want. <BR> <BR> I won... We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan <BR> by Elizabeth Norman <BR> <B... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:47:29 EST 11/2013 Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55435794 Genre: Fantasy <BR> <BR> Listed below are the suggestions for our November read. The descriptions are in the "Nov Suggestions" thread below. Select 2 books and list them in this thread. Most votes will be the book we discuss. <BR> <BR> Stardust by Neil Gaiman <BR> City of Bones by Cassandra Clare <BR> The Princess Bride by William Goldman <BR> Among Others by Jo Walton <BR> The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey <BR> The Gunslinger by Stephen King <BR> Good Omens: The Nice & Accurate Prophecies by Ag... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:04:08 EST how come http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55415529 just wondering how come we aren't are on the leader boarders for sparkpoints? we are listed in 0 place with 0 points. that can't be right! i know i have been giving the group some of my spin things but doesn't it add up the points we collect as a team as well? Sun, 27 Oct 2013 19:14:56 EST November 2013 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55406984 In keeping with the genre per month, this month we will vote on a Fantasy book. Please list book title, author and brief description of the book and we will vote soon. Since so many of our club members get their books from the library, please select titles that have been out for a year or more. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 23:08:30 EST IDEAS for November Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55364579 I want to try and mix up our challenge a little bit for November, but want to see what fellow teammates want to see in the challenge... <BR> <BR> Please list anything you want to see or do in the challenge, as well as any other comments or questions you may have! <BR> <BR> I am hoping to put together the challenge on Sunday 10/27 so people can prepare for it before the 1st! <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:14:54 EST Tracking Books Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55225689 A while back someone posted a topic thread similar to this one and one poster had said that she created a Pinterest Board to track her books. I thought this was such a great idea and today I finally got around to doing it. It took a while to do and I'm not sure I got all the books that I've read so far this year, but it was really fun to do it. It reminded me of all the great books I have read this year. You can check it out at <link>www.pinterest.com/annrow0354/books-b<BR>ooks-and-more-... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:26:25 EST love to read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x55155294 Hi. So I love to read. My favorite genres are mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, and erotica, but I will read just about anything. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 21:37:12 EST 10/2013 - Where Darkness Dwells ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55137317 Please list all discussions, questions and comments for Where Darkness Dwells by Glen R. Krisch. Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:12:08 EST 10/2013 - Joyland ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55137291 Please list all discussions, comments and questions in this thread for Joyland by Stephen King. Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:10:31 EST E-Reader or Paper pages?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55115682 I love to read it is something that relaxes me and gives me an escape. My mother and sister love reading as well. My mother ONLY uses her Kindle, my sister goes back and fourth between her Kindle, and actual books. Me, being the broke one, only use actual books with paper pages, I tried downloading books to my phone for something to do at work, but its just not the same to me. I cant see myself curling up in bed with a kindle and cup of tea like I do with a novel. Also there is just someth... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:03:27 EST Dance it Out October Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55090701 <em>422</em> OCTOBER CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Our major focus this month will be on Fitness! <BR> <BR> We want to see you DANCE (for 10+mins) in October! So dust off those dance shoes, head to a ZUMBA class, or pop in a Wii dance game and SHAKE IT OUT! <BR> <BR> Our Categories: <BR> DANCE - 10+mins = 5pts per day <BR> Fitness Minutes Overall - Keep track of daily FM and post how many you have. If you exercise in ADDITION to your dance time, add 5pts (don't add 5pts if you only danced, but PL... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:11:44 EST October Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55066993 Hey Book Club! <BR> <BR> Please post all ideas, suggestions, concerns, questions, etc. regarding October challenge HERE! I will be looking for all ideas Monday evening so as to post the challenge by Tuesday so everyone can start! <BR> <BR> List anything you want to try, things you don't like, etc. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 19:47:03 EST Favorite Authors and Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55053104 Please suggest your favorite genres, authors, and books for me who has never read a whole lot. I get jealous when people get real excited about books and their favorite reads because I've never had those experiences. <BR> <BR> This request probably sounds weird from all the readers out there but there is a person like me. LOL! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance. <BR> Susan Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:29:22 EST 10/2013 ~ Let's Vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55051265 Category: Scarey/Horror <BR> <BR> Listed below are the suggestions for our October read. The descriptions are in the thread below. Select two books and list them in this thread. Most votes get the nod. <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Doctor sleep by Stephen King <BR> Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill <BR> Joyland by Stephen King <BR> Salem's Lot by Stephen King <BR> The Demonologist by Stephen Piper <BR> The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty <BR> The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:49:14 EST October, 2013 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55004272 For the month of October we have to decided to read something that goes along with the Halloween theme. . . so we are thinking about scarey/horror type books. You know the type of book that makes your hairs stand on end and leaves you going to bed keeping the lights on. List all suggestions in this thread. <em>333</em> <em>423</em> <em>419</em> <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:21:28 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x54989587 Hi, I'm a 33 year old working mom and Nook owner. I purposely got the Nook HD+ mostly for the book storage. I hoard books. when I was a kid I wanted to PDF all my books. Wish I went to someone with that idea, how rich would I be now? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I have a habit of reading about 3 books at once, one new book, and two that I'm rereading, many times one of the rereads is part of a series with another book coming out. <BR> <BR> The end of a book series makes me so sad. I hate "los... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 05:57:23 EST Hello fellow readers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x54914724 Hey team! :D <BR> <BR> So excited to see a Sparkteam for readers on here. I am an avid reader and I most often love to talk about what I'm reading or get good ideas/hints on what to read next! <BR> <BR> My name is Jessica but you can call me Jessie or Jess if you'd like. I'm 23 years young! My fiance and I currently live with my sister and her husband and three active little boys - times get a little tough and so we found a way to make it all work! ;) I read on a daily basis, sometimes for... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:47:42 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x54829703 am looking for real tips ad support Sun, 8 Sep 2013 18:49:21 EST 9/2013~Here's the Deal,Don't Touch Me ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54726234 So we are trying something new this month and going with an autobiography. Download onto your tablets, visit your library or pick a copy up at your local store. I look forward to learning about Howie Mandell as I only remember him from the tv show "St. Elsewhere". <em>150</em> <BR> <BR> Post all discussions, comments and questions in this thread! Sat, 31 Aug 2013 09:47:01 EST Sticking to It Septmeber Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x54724764 This month we are going to focus on STICKING TO OUR PLANS! <em>381</em> <BR> We are also going to do a virtual tour of the USA (and beyond?!) <BR> <BR> Here's our challenge: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> -Track all food daily <BR> -Stay within your range (calories, carbs, sodium - you choose!) <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> -Track all fitness minutes (10+) and record how many you have each day <BR> <BR> Your Plan: <BR> -Choose one aspect of your healthy lifestyle plan that you want to STICK WIT... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 07:28:06 EST Ideas for September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x54652799 Please post all thoughts, comments, concerns, etc. regarding September challenge! Anything you particularly want to see...anything you don't....give all ideas! I will be going over the ideas on Friday evening and posting our challenge on Saturday so you have all week to think of what you'd like to see :-) Sun, 25 Aug 2013 10:59:09 EST 9/2013 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54585654 Category: Autobiography/biography <BR> <BR> Listed below are the suggestions for our September read. The descriptions are in the thread below. Select two books from the below and list them in this thread. Most votes get the nod. <BR> <BR> Africa in My Blood by Jane Goodall <BR> <BR> Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the World by Vicki Myron <BR> <BR> Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad by David A Adler <BR> <BR> Here's The Deal: Don't Touch Me by Howie Mandel <BR>... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:18:55 EST September, 2013 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54479588 I know we are still entrenched in reading our August book, but I wanted to get the September suggestions started early since we are trying something new . . . a category per month. For the month of September we have chosen to read an autobiography/biography. So think of someone interesting that you would like to read about and who you think the group would like to read about . . . someone from the past or current day from any walk of life. List all suggestions in this thread. Thanks for ... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 09:23:19 EST Lesliem2525 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x54338848 My name is Leslie and I am trying to loose 40 lb. I been try for years with no success. I think sparkpeople will give me motavtion that I need. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:53:56 EST Genres? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54311985 Would there be interest in having different categories of books for different months? For example: <BR> <BR> January - Thriller <BR> February - Self Help <BR> March - Autobiography <BR> April - Spiritual <BR> Mary - Sci-Fi <BR> <BR> Let me know your thoughts. Thanks! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:29:58 EST 8/2013 ~Still Life~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54310900 Still Life by Louise Penny is our book for August. Here is a description of the book from Amazon: <BR> <BR> Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smell... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:18:41 EST ~Month of August Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x54296964 This summer is sure flying by! To wrap up the summer, I've got another month challenge for all of us <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> *Fitness* <BR> 1. Exercise at least 10mins a day. Post how many minutes you exercise so I can do team totals. 5pts each day you exercise. <BR> 2. Try a new exercise 1x/week. Give yourself 35pts if you do it. 0 if you dont <BR> <BR> *Nutrition* <BR> 1. Track all your food/drink intake. 5pts each day <BR> 2. Try a new recipe 1x/week. Give yourself 35pts if you do it.... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 06:56:32 EST 8/2013~Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54287790 From the list below please choose two books that you would like to read with the book club and list in this thread. All book descriptions are in the thread below for August 2013 suggestions. Lots of good choices. Most votes will be our book for August! <BR> <BR> The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin <BR> Still Life by Louise Penny <BR> Joyland by Stephen King <BR> The Round House by Louise Erdrich <BR> Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams <BR> Where Darkness Dwells by Glen Krisch <BR> The Ch... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 10:59:41 EST August 2013 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54188605 A lot of people get the monthly read from the library, so I thought we should start taking suggestions a little sooner to get the vote done prior to the first of August. Please list any and all books that you would like to read with the club for the month of August along with a description of the book. Try to make sure the book has been out long enough so those who use their library will be able to get a copy. For those of you new to our team, we will vote from the list of suggestions and tha... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:05:40 EST