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text 2020-06-04 14:03
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 180 pages.
Eve and Eve - Nagashiro Rouge

I decided to go with this for BL-opoly since it was the one sci-fi book I currently had checked out from the library. Very first page tells how the apocalypse came about: First a comet appeared in the sky that caused all that saw it to go blind. Then a virus from the comet started wiping out the population and turning the dead into zombies. Then the survivors decided to build an AI to help survive, but it decided to save the planet by nuclear fire. Then aliens invaded. But they ended up fleeing when natural disasters kept wreaking havoc on the planet. And that's how the apocalypse went down.

 

I like how, instead of going with just one reason for the apocalypse, the author threw in all the reasons. I just kept laughing when it continued to escalate and then aliens suddenly appeared and just as suddenly decided they didn't want the planet after all since it was such a disaster.

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text 2020-06-04 13:32
BOOKLIKES-OPOLY - 2020 - MASTER POST

 

 

 

BANK TOTAL - $33

 

 

START OF GAME - $20

5/31- LISTENED TO ONE NIGHT GONE(348)  - $3

6/3 - SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO (479) - $5

6/4 PASSED GO - $5

 

 

 

 

FIRST ROLL

 

Virtual Dice Roller

 

 

Sum: 7

 

 

READ

ONE NIGHT GONE 

BY TARA LASKOWSKI

 

 

 

ROLL #2

 

 

 

Virtual Dice Roller

 
Sum: 6
 

 

KEEPING THE ROBOT CARD

 

ROLL #2.1

 

 

Virtual Dice Roller

 

 

Sum: 5

 

 

Not reading for this using my ROBOT CARD instead

 

MY NUMBERED LIST:

1~Sanctum
2~The Bird and the Sword
3~Slow Dance in Purgatory
4~The Dirt
5~The Darkest Corners
6~Six of Crows
7~The Echo Room
8~Dooku
9~Heartsick
10~Nevernight

THE WINNER IS:

Result:

6

 

SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO

 

 

 

 

FINISHED FOR $5.00

 

ROLL #3

 

Virtual Dice Roller

 

 
Sum: 4
 

 

I’M NOT READING FOR THIS SQUARE

ROLLING AGAIN FOR MY DOUBLES...

 

ROLL #3.1

 

Virtual Dice Roller

 

 
Sum: 4
 

 

 

MOVE TO THE SPACE OF YOUR CHOICE

MOVING TO SPACE #19 (PASSED GO TO GET TO 19)


 

THE ECHO ROOM BY PARKER PEAVEYHOUSE (OVER 50% BLUE)

 

 

 

 

 

MY MARKER

 

 

 

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text 2020-06-04 11:51
BL-opoly: Round #6

I´ve decided to pick up to the audiobook of "Lock Every Door", which means, after having finished "Himself", I´m allowed to roll the dice again, while having my  audiobook on the go.

 

 

Starting off from square 13 this brings me to:

 

 

That was a difficult one for me, but I finally choose a book which is set in a dystopian / alternate history version of the   United States of America, where the US is devided into zones. And a huge part of the plot takes place in the "Pacific States of America" and the "Rocky Mountain States", so it definitely fits:

 

The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick 

 

This book has been on my TBR for ages.

 

 

 

Bank Balance - 04.06.2020 : $ 34.00

 

 

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text 2020-06-04 09:46
Reading progress update: I've read 358 out of 358 pages.
Himself: A Novel - Jess Kidd

I really liked this book. I like Jess Kidd´s story telling, her ideas and her characters. And this one had such a strong beginning, would it have kept on in that vain, it would have been a five star book for me.

 

But somewhere in the middle of the book the story started to drag a little bit and I´m not completely satisfied with the ending, just because I felt something was missing from it without being able to pinpoint what exactly it is I was missing. 

 

Oh, and there is one specific chapter I didn´t like with a dog and something that has happened to the dog, which I found completely unnecessary for the overall plot. So anyone, who doesn´t like reading stuff like this, just skip this chapter. I wish I would have done that.

So it´s not a perfect book, but I really enjoyed reading it despite my issues and it´s a solid 4 star read for me.

 

 

Money earned: $ 3.00

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text 2020-06-04 06:41
BL-opoly: Defending my choices

 

I have always thought that half of the fun of our bookish games is listening to my bookish buddies talk about why they have chosen a specific book. The other half of the fun quotient is rolling the dice and making the moves and seeing where I land.  I am delighted that in this sexagenarian body, a child still lurks...somewhere.

 

I think I commented in a previous post that I decided that, since I do not have a huge The Swiss Family Robinson audiobook cover artTBR, that I would start looking for my reads in the oldest audio additions to my library and so far I have done that for three titles.

 

The first time I landed on Square 15, I found two covers with trees in quick success -- Tarzan of the Apes and Swiss Family Robinson -- decided to read Tarzan. I just landed on Square 15 again. My first thought was, "Not, Swiss Family"  It is too much like Tarzan-- a story from my childhood. And not another Evans Above or Walt Longmire because I always seem to fall back on those two for trees or mountains.

 

So I went back to my first additions, glancing at covers and scanning titles for pictures of trees or mountain settings. I was so delightedTourist Season audiobook cover art to find a Carl Hiaasen with a tree on the cover because I really do need to read something that is entirely off the wall, especially after reading The Guernsey Literary Society etc. I like that it has a tree on the cover but has absolutely nothing to do with mountains; in fact it is set in a state who highest elevation above sea level is the lowest in the country at a mere 345 feet (105m). Hiaasen-land is populated with crazy insane people and I am looking forward to spending time with them.

 

 

 

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