Go Review That Book!
This is a simple idea aimed at encouraging people to read and/or review books from their own shelves whilst adding a spicy random factor to their reading.
This is how it works:
1. Jump into the latest Game Thread. Pick an unreviewed book from the shelves of the member posting above you and tell that member to "Go Review That Book!"
2. Wait for the next member to do the same for you.
3. Read or re-read the book as necessary and write your review.
4. Return to the Game Thread to tell the group that you've posted your review so that we may all enjoy it. In the same message, pick a book for the member above you...
...and like the circle of life, the game goes on.
You can read the reviews as the game goes along or you can follow progress on the Go Review That Book! Wiki pages. These set out all the reviews (where consent from the writer has been obtained), giving you a handy place to catch up on them all.
There's also a "Reviews to Come" page which is a list of books that have been assigned to members but not yet been reviewed by those members. This is handy for members to check what they've been assigned when, for example, they take a break from the game.
This game isn't an original idea. I adapted it from a game on RateYourMusic, devised by the clever Kronz. It was a lot of fun there and encouraged the writing of great reviews, so I thought it might be worth a try here. Given my propensity to go AWOL, thanks to tjsjohanna for keeping this going.
Total members: 185 members
Recent members: muddy21, tess_schoolmarm, faerysecret, SukiSu, AnnieMod, LisaMorr, J.J.Poland, knotbox, amit04in, shelflife, IsaboeOfLumatere, kindlebooks, sharon.millerrob3011, kgriffith, petermcelwee, BrigittePace, qucco, AuthorBernardB, sanika_dabholkar, SatchelPooch, VACristina, MariekeM, Africansky1, Murphy-Jacobs, marciabez, Kathadrion, DrShelley, reflexandresolve, gollybabe, nordie
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|Game Thread 5|| ||246||tess_schoolmarm, June 10|
|Growing this group.|| ||19||whitewavedarling, January 15|
|How're you doing? #2|| ||22||fdholt, December 2014|
|Permission to Repost Reviews|| ||52||varielle, June 2014|
|Nearing 1000th Assignment!|| ||4||EmScape, November 2013|
|Game Thread 4|| ||296||rabbitprincess, April 2012|
|How're you doing?|| ||228||isabelx, March 2012|
|Wiki Review Pages|| ||4||tjsjohanna, March 2012|
|Reviewing non-fiction|| ||8||Samantha_kathy, December 2010|
|Review links for 2010|| ||16||tjsjohanna, November 2010|
|Wiki or threads for the reviews?|| ||3||onyx95, August 2010|
|FAQ|| ||34||reading_fox, March 2010|
|Game Thread 3|| ||248||EmScape, June 2009|
|Go Review Wiki|| ||37||bfertig, June 2009|
|Rip my review to shreds|| ||15||jimroberts, April 2009|
|Invitation to the group "Reviews reviewed"|| ||1||jimroberts, April 2009|
|Welcome to the Arena|| ||39||ireed110, November 2008|
|Reviewing fiction|| ||11||whitewavedarling, August 2008|
|That Was a Great Review|| ||36||elbakerone, July 2008|
|Game Thread 2|| ||250||ireed110, June 2008|
|Update on TheBookImp's Book Assignments|| ||1||JacInABook, March 2008|
|Random Musings|| ||7||fyrefly98, March 2008|
|What did it for you?|| ||7||ElizaJane, January 2008|
|The Game Thread|| ||222||reading_fox, November 2007|
|Update on Kayaalder's Book Assignment|| ||15||kayaalder, May 2007||
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