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text 2017-05-25 19:11
BLopoly roll 10


May 23th: Ninth roll

Bank Account: $63

Dice Roll: 5 & 3: New Orleans Square 21: Set on an island or that has the ocean on the cover. I read "The Canterville Ghost" for this one, and I had a blast. 126p. net me $2




May 25th: Tenth roll

Bank Account $65


Dice Roll: 4 & 4 (wiii!)

Paradise Piers 28: Set during Victorian Reign or that is tagged steampunk.

I'm between "The importance of being Earnest" and some of the endless romances in my pile.

(peaks at shelves) Ohhhhh! Edith Wharton! I think I'll take "House of Mirth" for this one.


Doble Roll: 5 & 1

Tomorrowland 34: Tagged Middle-Grade or YA or with child or toy in the cover.

Lol, I have SO many under these tags! Just off the top of my head: I could finish Bardugo's or Taylor's trilogies; I want to read "Where the Red Ferns Grow"; have "Tuck Everlasting" in digital, and I've had "Unearthly" and "Everneath" waiting too. Decisions, decisions.

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text 2017-05-08 16:25
UPDATE: Reviews not required (OP said = Oops...I didn't realize booklikes-opoly books had to be reviewed.)

[UPDATE:  the reviews required info in Q&A has been changed, reviews not required but the below post was one I made when that now struck down new rule popped up]:


Which means most of what I collected bank for finishing didn't actually count.  I think I'll drop out; I don't review most books I read.


Okay, so part of that decision is the number of times I landed on the square where I had to read an American lawyer/politician book (I'd already decided to start skipping that one)--no offense to lawyers/politicians but that's not what I like to read.   I'm rather loathe to use goodreads so those squares were odd for me (even felt a bit like cheating when a book clearly 100% wasn't steampunk genre yet counted because enough goodreads members thought the Napoleonic War took place in Queen Victoria's reign...).


Good game.  Great to see the furor of activity it generated on booklikes.  But, I'm stopping.  Most of these types of games help with my TBR and jog my memory about books I meant to read; despite being multi-genre my luck with dice rolls hasn't been good in terms of my reading mood/tastes.


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text 2017-05-05 09:53
Blopoly's status

I still have 2 books left from my 29th Dewey's rolls:


Fantasyland: Matterhorn: Set in west Europe, or has wintry scene in the cover


New Orleans sq station: Overseas travel or has a suitcase on the cover


And no idea what to pick. Suggestions?


Edit: I have my Matterhorn: "The Sun Also Rises", by Ernest Hemingway. It takes place in Paris, and then Spain, so I'm good to go.


I'm really cleaning my classics debt with this game, lol. That said, I'm all for lighter fun to mix it up, so really, suitcases???

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text 2017-05-02 06:37
Reading progress update: I've read 10 out of 244 pages.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick,Robert Zelazny

This is my second book for the 29th rolls: Tomorrowland 33: space, sci-fi or robots/cyborgs.


As for openings go, I had a bit of flash-back to Bradbury's "It was a pleasure to burn". It dumps you hard into it's world. I'm already horror stricken. 

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text 2017-04-30 19:51
Reading progress update: I've read 10 out of 372 pages.
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman

Gradually he realized that the Tube map was a handy fiction that made life easier but bore no resemblance to the reality of the shape of the city above. It was like belonging to a political party, he thought once, proudly, and then, having tried to explain the resemblance between the Tube map and politics, at a party, to a cluster of bewildered strangers, he had decided in the future to leave political comment to others.


Living in a city with a subway, I know IT IS much like that, lol. I did not expect this to fit the Monorail square this neatly too.


He continued, slowly, by a process of osmosis and white knowledge (which is like white noise, only more useful), to comprehend the city, a process that accelerated when he realized that the actual City of London itself was no bigger than a square mile


This is really what coming to live into a big city felt like.

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