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text 2017-06-26 18:02
Reading progress update: I've read 82 out of 299 pages.
Ghost Talkers - Mary Robinette Kowal

Helen shook her head, panting. Tears glistened on her cheeks. "It's not your time. I know... oh, sweet girl. I know it hurts, but you have to stay here."

This looks promising for Water Works... She's crying as a combination of the effort of keeping Ginger here and at the prospect of losing her friend, I think.


Also, later on in the scene:

Lifting her hand, which Mrs. Richardson did not release, Ginger wiped her eyes on the back of her arm.

She has just discovered that her fiancé has died. I think this information was included in the blurb, but just to be safe, I'm adding the spoiler tags.

(spoiler show)
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text 2017-06-26 16:56
Reading progress update: I've read 12%.
Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class - Owen Jones

Social problems like poverty and unemplyment were once understood as injustices that sprang from flaws within capitalism which, at the very least, had to be addressed. Yet today they have become understood as the consequences of personal behaviour, individual defects and even choice.

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text 2017-06-26 15:47

So I am going to switch to another book. I can't even DNF the one I picked for this square cause I have read only two pages of it. Hoping a change does me some good. Cause besides work being insane right now, I just have been re-reading old favorites. So that means I read a lot of Maeve Binchy and some old school Nora Roberts books this weekend when I had a chance to be by myself. I always played The Sims Freeplay cause I can shut my brain down for a bit. 

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text 2017-06-26 15:45
Problem Loading Prior Posts

Just wanted to see if anyone is having a problem too. I keep trying to reload my Blog dashboard and it won't load. Wanted to do an update for something and wanted to copy the image. 

Hope everyone else's BL day is going well!


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text 2017-06-26 08:00
Booklikes-opoly | Roll #22!
Booklikes, the book blogging social platform


For Roll #21, I landed on The Monorail where I ended up choosing The Manhattan Encounter by Addison Fox, and successfully ticked off two of the three listed criteria (see game space below).  On top of that, completing this book also adds to my Personal Series Challenge, being the last book in a series I needed to finish.

The Manhattan Encounter is 283 pages = $6.00, which brings my Bank to $115.00!


Enjoyable, but not all that memorable.  I'm not sure how I liked The Manhattan Encounter, but it had all the makings of a fast-paced action sequence with a lot of gunfire and explosions... well, not really that much, but it felt like there had been.

A review will be forthcoming.

And now Roll #22:


From The Monorail (29), I rolled a double 4 = 8 and moved to the Start Space: Read any book!


Peek-a-Boo Penni:  "I want to help!"

It's a quiet early, early morning on the board.  Teddy Bear's magnet is starting to give out and now he just slides right down the board.  Thank you for holding him up, Penni!  Because Monkey seems a bit subdued, and I suspect it's because he's been doing so many cartwheels.

Since I rolled a double, I rolled again (#22.2):


Rolling a 9, I move from Start Space to Fantasyland 9.


It's a gathering.  Key Chain Puppy has come to visit, though we suspect that she's just here to sniff at Teddy Bear.

These are new squares I've never landed on before.


For the Start Space, I decided to just do a random select from the books on my COYER Summer Reading List, mainly an e-book since the COYER "read e-books only" readathon is currently taking place.  A random draw got me Pushing the Line by Kimberly Kincaid; a short novella of 122 pages, and fourth book in The Line series.  This book will be worth $4.00.

As for the Fantasyland 9 Space, I have a few options I'm thinking about, though not quite sure what I want to select.  After some thought, I decided to go with Her Wild Hero by Paige Tyler, a book I'd been wanting to read since I read the first two books in her X-ops series and liked it.  The book is about shifters and is tagged 'fantasy' on GR.  At 334 pages, Her Wild Hero will be worth $6.00.

Upon completion of both books, my Bank Balance will increase to $125.

Current Bank:   $115.00



Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/06/booklikes-opoly-roll-22.html
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