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text 2020-07-05 01:05
BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition: TA's Master Update Post

 

My marker is based (of course) on my little assistants and good luck charms, Sunny and Charlie, who are again helping me pick my books (this time around, properly pandemic-proofed).

 

 

My Progress Spreadsheet

 

 

The Books and the Board

The Questions

Who?: 

Why?: Pete Brown: Shakespeare's Local - finished June 8, 2020.

How?: 

When?: Bernard Knight: Crowner's Crusade - finished June 3, 2020.

 

The Railroads

The Silk Road: Anita Amirrezvani: The Blood of Flowers

The Patagonia Star: Nicholas Shakespeare: The Dancer Upstairs - finished May 30, 2020.

The Cape-to-Cairo Railway:

The Nordic Express:

 

School's Out For Summer

#1:

#3:

#4: Ellery Queen: The Roman Hat Mystery - finished June 11, 2020.

 

The Stay-Cation

#6: Lili Grün: Alles ist Jazz - finished June 19, 2020.

#7: Holly Throsby: Goodwood - finished July 1, 2020.

#9: Isabel Allende: The Stories of Eva Luna - DNF @ 40%, May 28, 2020.

 

Beach Week

#10: Helene Tursten: Night Rounds - finished June 6, 2020.

#11: Ranka Nikolić: Mord mit Meerblick (Murder with Sea View) - finished July 3, 2020.

#13:

 

Mountain Cabin

#15:

#16:

#18: 

 

The Lake House:

#19: Eve Makis: The Spice Box Letters - finished June 23, 2020.

#20: Agatha Christie: Dumb Witness - finished May 31, 2020.

#22: Margery Allingham: Police at the Funeral - finished June 1, 2020.

 

The Summer Blockbuster

#25:

#27: Ian Doescher: William Shakespeare's Star Wars - Verily, a New Hope - finished June 2, 2020.

 

The Summer Romance

#28:

#30: Bernardine Evaristo: Girl, Woman, Other - finished June 26, 2020.

 

European Vacation

#33:

#35: Olivia Manning: The Great Fortune - finished June 18, 2020.

#36: Arthur Conan Doyle: The Ultimate Sherlock Holmes Collection - finished June 28, 2020.

 

The Novelty Cards

The Race Car: Picked up June 12, 2020; used July 4, 2020.

The Robot: Picked up June 18, 2020.

The Cat: Picked up June 9, 2020 and June 17, 2020; used June 12, 2020 and June 18, 2020.

"Cat" Books:

Patrick Leigh Fermor: Between the Woods and the Water - finished June 16, 2020.

Saša Stanišić: Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert - finished June 19, 2020 - and Herkunft - finished June 22, 2020.

The Dog: Picked up June 9, 2020 and June 17, 2020.

 

The Four Corners

GO: Collected $20 on May 26; and $5 each on:

June 3 - June 9 - June 18 - June 29 - July 4

 

Jail:

Free Parking: 

Go to Jail:

 

The BookLikes Squares:

Spin the Wheel Decide

#24:

#31:

 

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text 2020-07-05 01:00
BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition -- Roll #14
The Blood of Flowers - Anita Amirrezvani,Shohreh Aghdashloo

I rolled again earlier today, but since the dice sent me to a square I've already visited (#20, "The Lake House"), and I'm trying to get to as many different prompts as possible, I decided to use one of my novelty cards to move straight on to the Silk Road and make good on my resolution to include more books by authors from ethnicities other than Caucasian in the second half of 2020.  So, off to 17th century Persia we go instead!

 

  

 

 

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text 2020-07-03 19:47
BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition -- Roll #13
Mord mit Meerblick - Ranka Nikolic,Mimi Fiedler

 

I already finished my last book the day before yesterday, but spent most of my spare time yesterday on my  mid-year reading update, so I've only rolled again today. 

 

As the BL-opoly prompts have helped me get out of my pandemic comfort reading, I'm going to continue using them -- through the end of July as originally scheduled, unless RL intervenes (or BL officially breaks down once and for all).

 

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text 2020-07-01 20:28
Attention: Booklikes

To the ghostly or non existent person behind Booklikes.

 

I have been here for years now, as well as on many other book related sites. 

What you have here in this community is very special. 

Why, oh why, are you wasting it by doing nothing? 

 

You answer no requests for help here or on Facebook. 

 

You ignore the spammers joining this site by the hundreds, every single day, thousands per month. This is not an exaggeration.

 

Some of those spammers are posting ads for escorts and other goods and services that are not legal in the U.S. and at the very least, are distasteful. 

 

The community here is dying and you have no one to blame but yourselves.

 

I'm officially giving up on Booklikesopoly because I don't have all day to wait for posts to load. It took 5 minutes for this new text post to load up, for God's sake. That's longer than it's taking for me to type it!

 

I will keep posting reviews here, if I am able, until my site is up and running, which I don't expect to do until the fall, at the very least. At that point, I will abandon this place altogether.  

 

I hope your advertisers sell a lot of product to all of your spammer accounts:

keto diets, prostitutes, escorts and generic substitutes for Viagra. There soon will be no one left here other than them. If that's what you were shooting for? Well done!

 

Well fucking done. 

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text 2020-06-30 18:57
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Sittaford Mystery (Audio) - Agatha Christie,Hugh Fraser

Yeah, I finished a book. Did I like it? Not so much, I´m afraid. I found the motive for the murder a little bit too far fetched and petty, tbh. And i just wanted to shove Emily Trefusis into a ditch the entire time. I couldn´t stand that woman.

 

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