Books finished so far:
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.
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!)
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