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text 2017-05-24 02:02
Booklikes-opoly status update

Bank: $46.00


May 22nd

Finished Lamentation by Joe Clifford (Wintry scene on cover)

202 pages  = $3.00


Roll: 6

Landed on Main Street USA 11

Book: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (author born before 1955)


Bank: $43.00


May 16th

Finished The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (from the GO space)

320 pages (according to Amazon) = $3.00


Roll: 7

Landed on Fantasyland 6

Book: Lamentation by Joe Clifford




Bank: $40.00


May 7th

Finished Twilight Eyes

451 pages (according to Amazon) = $5.00


Roll: 6

Landed on GO, free read

Book: The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood




Bank: $35.00


April 24th

Finished Beastly Bones

305 pages = $3.00


Roll: 7

Landed on Paradise Pier (31)

Book: Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz



Bank: $32.00


April 19th



Bonus $10 from The better to see you, my dear

Nice Luck! Thanks!


Roll: 8 (doubles)

Landed on the Ring square

Roll again: 11

Landed on Chance (25)

Reading: Beastly Bones



Bank: $22.00


April 15th

Roll: 8

Landed on Chance (8)

Book: City of Ember, Graphic Novel

144 pages = $2.00



Bank: $20.00



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text 2017-05-22 08:06
Booklikes-opoly | Roll #13!
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For my previous roll, Roll #12 on 5/20, I rolled a 3 and landed on the BL Square.  A further roll netted me BL Task 11, which read: Read for two!  The rewards for your next book are doubled - and half of the money goes to another player of your choice!



According to the rules, I did not get to read for this square, so the doubled rewards will go to the book I get from today's roll!  And let me tell you, as much fun as I've been having will rolling the dice for my next move, without a book to read for Booklikes-opoly, I felt kind of lost, and the wait until the next roll felt like it was going on forever!

Meanwhile, however, I was actually able to finish reading a non-challenge related book and it felt kind of good, to be honest.  Okay, that was a lie.  The book I read was totally for another challenge, even if for a more personal challenge that I'm frankly just using as a way to make myself finish reading series.  I'm totally not taking that personal series challenge too seriously-ish.  But it still felt good to get some reading done that I've been trying to get to since the beginning of this year.


I wasn't sure how I wanted to choose who to share my rewards with, so I was thinking about doing a random roll or something.  Ultimately, however, I decided to skim the game posts and the Bank Balances, and see if there was someone who could maybe use a little boost, even if a tiny one.

After some deliberation, I decided on Portable Magic!  It looks like the game's been kind of slow-going for her due to baseball season and all, so hopefully this will help give a small boost.  I know it's not much, but wanted to be helpful.  To Portable Magic, I will send you a private message in case you don't see this update, and then will let you know when I finally finish my book and have money to share so we can both cash in!

And now moving onto my Roll #13:

So I got so obsessed with the dice roller app on my phone that I found myself playing with it at random moments.  I mean, you can tap it, shake it, or swipe, and it will roll!  So rather than going back to Random.org to do my roll, this time I decided to switch things up a bit and use the app.

Doesn't it look kind of cool?  I played with the background, the color of the dice, even gave it a metallic shine!  Ahem...



So, I rolled a 7, which takes me from the BL Square to Adventureland 27.


Magnetic Monkey:  "Is this where Teddy Bear is supposed to go?"

Monkey might be a bit of a diva, being all up on my game board, but at least he's helpful.

For the book, it took a bit of a search until I realized that Nora Roberts would totally fit this game space.  There were several books that had trees on the cover, but I think I was more interested in reading another Romantic Suspense.

I went ahead and checked out two books from the e-book library so I could get started on reading immediately.


Carnal Innocence is 402 pages on the Kindle version, just enough pages to get me a $5.00 cash reward!  The Obsession is 464 pages on the Kindle version, which would also be $5.00.  Truthfully, I had wanted to read River's End, but it just so happens to have already been checked out, so maybe I'll just leave it for the next time I land on Frontierland 4 and need a book title that can spell 'River.'

I'm leaning more towards Carnal Innocence, so that is what I will probably end up reading, but I'm going to give both a short sample go and see which one draws me in more.

Either way, I will be earning a double reward based on my previous roll wherein the BL Task I got allows me to share half the reward with another player, that player being Portable Magic.  Once again, I will make sure to let you know when I've finished the book so we can both collect on the $5.00!  I know it's not much, but hopefully it'll help,



Current Bank:   $56.00

  • Roll #12 (5/20):  BL Task - Double rewards on next read & share w/ a friend / No book read.



Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/05/booklikes-opoly-roll-13.html
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text 2017-05-21 17:14
Reading progress update: I've read 108 out of 258 pages.
An Extraordinary Union - Alyssa Cole

Have I mentioned that I really hate this time period (American Civil War) and usually avoid books set in it like the plague? I was hoping this might work for me because romance at least guarantees a happy ending for the main characters. But I'm still so nervous for the heroine, who's spying as a slave, and I'm worried she'll eventually encounter the guy she used to love (a free black man who was kidnapped into slavery - not the book's hero).

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text 2017-05-20 06:30
Booklikes-opoly | Roll #12!
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I was too jittery to wait until 5/20 to roll (my last roll was on 5/18).  And I will be at work with no backup book to read during my free time if I happen to manage to finish this novella I'm currently reading outside of BLopoly.  So I went ahead and rolled and set up my post (which I will be scheduling to publish after midnight so it goes up on 5/20; and yes, I'm that anal).  I will NOT begin reading the book until 5/20, anyway, though there are only a couple hours left of 5/19, so it's not like it's a really long wait.

So anyway... moving right along...

For my Roll #11, I rolled an 11 and ended up on Cars Land 18.  I chose to read The London Deception by Addison Fox, a book published in 2013--meeting the game space requirements.  This book is 282 pages, which gave me a cash reward of $3.00, bringing my Bank Balance to $56.00.



The London Deception was immensely more enjoyable to me than the first book in The House of Steele series, The Paris Assignment.  I think it might have had to do with how the couple's relationship was handled, as well as all the talk of archaeology and an Egyptian dig site, and whatnot, even if not a whole lot of time is given to the actual dig itself.  The suspense plot was a little weak, truth be told, but it DID keep our main couple on their feet, and I liked out readily they were able to respond to these stressors together and develop their bond along the way.

A review might be forthcoming at some point.


Here is my twelfth roll:



I rolled a 3 and moved from Cars Land 18 to BL Square.


Monkey is trying to steal attention again.  Looks like he's out of his slump, though, so that's good.

But anyway, seeing as how I landed on BL, it means I get to roll again for one of the 12 BL Tasks.  And since I like visuals, I searched the internet for a 12 sided DnD dice, only to be denied that pleasure.  So what did I do?  I downloaded a dice roller app on my phone!  =D  One that allows you to shake the phone and the dice will roll... although you have to be careful, because apparently when I put my phone down after I shook it for the first, roll, the dice rolled again... so I had to go with that number since I didn't have a proper screen capture of the first one...


So, 11 for the BL Tasks says:  Read for two!  The rewards for  your next book are doubled - and half of the money goes to another player of your choice!

And after posing the question in the Q&A forum, this will count towards the next book I read for the next roll.  So until I can roll again on 5/22, I will not be reading a book for BLopoly.

I suppose this will give me a chance to catch up on some other reading I'd been meaning to do without any restrictions.  Hmm...  Reading a book of my own choosing without challenges or games to dictate...  LOL  What SHALL I read?

Anyway, as I am running out of time before I need to wrap up this post, stay tuned for another update post, and I will figure out how I will choose who to give half my reward to at some point tomorrow!



Current Bank:   $56.00



Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/05/booklikes-opoly-roll-12.html
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text 2017-05-19 04:39
Booklikes-opoly | Roll #11!
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Due to some IRL situations, I was extremely happy with my luck for the tenth roll.  I wasn't sure if I'd be able to roll on my next available roll day, so I was happy to have rolled a double, ending up with two books to read over the weekend while out of town.

Unfortunately, I failed to keep in mind that I would probably be extremely busy while out of town, so while I didn't have to fret about rolling again after 48 hours... I didn't quite have the time I needed to finish reading both of my books for my rolls.

And since I fully intended to finish both books, the activity for Roll #11 got a little delayed... more than I would have liked.  It pretty much took me a whole week just to finish reading The House of Riverton alone; so fortunately, I breezed right through Two Guys, as it was a pretty easy read, even if I ended up not really caring for it.




  • Roll #10.1:  Rolled a Double 6 = 12.  Moved from The Monorail (29) to Frontierland 4.
    • Read The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.  Click on book title for review.
    • This book fits the game space in an obvious way via the book title.
  • Roll #10.2:  Rolled a 4.  Moved from Frontierland 4 to Mystery Square 8.

Here is my eleventh roll:



I rolled an 11 and moved from Mystery Square 8 to Cars Land 18.


I'm... not entirely sure what's going on with Magnetic Monkey...  I suppose some of his over-energetic activity is catching up with him.  Poor guy is barely hanging on.  At least Teddy Bear game piece is staying in place.  Maybe Monkey is just a little upset that he doesn't have to help Teddy Bear sit in place this time?


Anyway, for this particular game space, I've decided to go with the publication year rather than look for a book cover with a car on it.  Off the top of my head, I can't really think of one.  So I'm going to go with The London Deception by Addison Fox which was published in 2013.  I'm trying to work on series that I've started, after all, and since I started reading The House of Steele series, I figured I should make an effort to finish it.

The London Decpetion is marked at 282 pages on my Kindle book, which will award me $3.00 upon completion.  Since it's such a short book, I'm hoping that I'll be able to roll again in two days and move forward.  Meanwhile, if I can manage to finish reading it before I have to roll, maybe I can start another short novella I'm meaning to read.

Truthfully, I had been hoping that a bunch of other books would get a chance, but alas, none of them fit the publication year.  I'll have to cross my fingers and hope I roll another ideal square so I can get some of my 2017 TBR reads read.



Current Bank:   $53.00



Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/05/booklikes-opoly-roll-11.html
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