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text 2017-05-29 04:10
Frontierland 2 Read
The Big Fear (Hollow City Series) - Andrew Case

 

 

 

The Big Fear is about an investigator prosecuting a cop who shot a man who turned out to be another cop. Found this on my Kindle just waiting to be read...

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text 2017-05-29 04:05
Paradise Pier 28 Read
Fever Crumb - Philip Reeve

 

 

 

I chose Fever Crumb which is tagged Steampunk on Goodreads. I borrowed this one from my school library a while ago and I need to return it soon, so now is as good a time as any.

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text 2017-05-29 03:38
Booklikes-opoly Memorial Day bonus rolls

 

 

 

My first bonus roll of 10 landed me on Paradise Pier 28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My second bonus roll of 11 landed me on Frontierland 2.

 

 

Now I must search for books that fit these spaces...

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text 2017-05-29 03:24
Booklikes-opoly: May 28th, new roll plus 2 extra Memorial Day rolls

Books finished so far:

 

An Extraordinary Union - Alyssa Cole  Decision at Doona - Anne McCaffrey  Redshirts - John Scalzi   

Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs - Ryohgo NaritaAgainst the Paw - Diane Kelly  Star Surgeon - James White   

 Salamandastron - Brian Jacques

Bank: $47

Regular roll: 8

 

 

My last roll put me on Main Street 13, so this roll puts me on Booklikes 20.

 

 

Which means I need to use a random number generator. The random number generator gives me: 5

 

That puts my Player Bank at $57. I checked the Player Banks discussion board to see who was low on money and was reminded that Linda Hilton just got started, so I'm going to message her to see if she wants the $10, in case she doesn't read this.

 

Now for the extra rolls.

 

Extra roll #1: 9

 

 

I was at BL 20, so this puts me on Paradise Pier 28.

 

 

I'm going to go with The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress.

 

The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress 

 

Extra roll #2: 7

 

 

That puts me on spot 35.

 

 

Huh. I probably have stuff on my e-reader that fits, but I'd like to finish the e-book I'm currently reading before I move onto something else. (And I really need to get back to that one before I completely forget the story and characters...) As far as my paper books go, the only things I have that would work are a bunch of In Death books and Ben Aaronovitch's Whispers Underground. Tempting, but I think I'm going to skip this and just make The Friday Society the only book I have to get through before my next roll. I'll have to read No Longer Human while I'm reading that one, anyway, since it's due in a couple weeks, so it'll be a while before my next roll regardless. (I'm still bummed that I haven't hit a spot that would allow me to count that one for Booklikesopoly. Argh!)

 

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review 2017-05-29 02:08
Goliath
Goliath - Scott Westerfeld,Keith Thompson

One of my goals for this year is to go back and finish out some of the many series that I started and then got distracted before finishing.  I’d read Leviathan  and Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld a while ago, so when I landed on  Paradise Pier I thought it might be a good time to go back and finish out the trilogy. 

 

 

As I read, the song Handsome Cabin Boy kept running through my head:

'Tis of a handsome female , As you may understand.

Her mind being bent on rambling unto some foreign land,

She dressed herself in sailor's clothes,  Or so it does appear,

And she hired on with a captain, to serve him for a year….

 

Well the adventures of Miss  Deryn Sharp aka Mr. Dylan Sharp turn out somewhat better than that of the “cabin boy” in the song, but I think you can understand why the story of a young woman disguised as a midshipman brought the song to mind.

 

I still like Scott Westerfeld’s clever re-imagining of World War I as a contest between the Darwinists who use bioengineering and the Clankers who create mechanical creatures and still love how Keith Thompson’s interior art enriches the story. However, I found the third volume in the trilogy less enthralling than the first two, and the ending not satisfying at all.  Perhaps I would have felt differently if I had read the last volume sooner when the series still had a magical glow and I had momentum (the magic of BL says that I read Leviathan  in December 2012 and Behemoth in February 2013, even longer ago than I had thought). 

 

Goliath (543 pages) finished May 27th brings my bank balance to $43

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