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text 2017-08-01 02:14
Booklikesopoly wrap up

I finished 15 books during Booklikesopoly. I currently still need to write full reviews of four of them - not too bad (if you don't count the other reviews I need to write that have no connection to the game),

 

One of my goals during the game was to finish as many of my paper books at possible. Every single one of these was a paper copy, and all except one came from my personal collection. Again, not bad, although my poor e-reader has been suffering from extreme neglect.

 

I don't tend to add star ratings to things until after I've reviewed them, but I do have a general idea of what the final ratings might be. So, here's how it probably breaks down:

 

4 stars:

 

Redshirts - John Scalzi  Jewels of the Sun - Nora Roberts  

 

3.5 stars:

 

An Extraordinary Union - Alyssa Cole  Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs - Ryohgo Narita  Ring - Robert B. Rohmer,Glynne Walley,Koji Suzuki  

 

3 stars:

 

Against the Paw - Diane Kelly  Star Surgeon - James White  The Naturals - Jennifer Lynn Barnes  

Night Shield - Nora Roberts 

 

2 stars:

 

The Dinosaur Lords - Victor Milán 

 

1.5 stars:

 

Decision at Doona - Anne McCaffrey  Salamandastron - Brian Jacques  The Edge of the Abyss - Emily Skrutskie 

The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku - Yunagi,cosMo@BousouP,Muya Agami   

 

1 star:

 

The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress 

 

That's an average rating of 2.63 stars which, sadly, is a bit lower than the 3.18 stars that LibraryThing says is my overall average.

 

At any rate, the game was fun, even if I ended up reading a lot of stinkers. The excitement of getting to roll the dice and find out where I'd landed was my favorite part, followed by digging through my TBR looking for things that would fit that I was also in the mood to read. I'm really glad I played.

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text 2017-07-29 01:15
My Free Friday read
Ring - Robert B. Rohmer,Glynne Walley,Koji Suzuki

My first time choosing a Free Friday book, and here the game is almost over.

 

I almost went with Only the Ring Finger Knows Vol. 2, but then I tried a few pages and decided I'd prefer something better written. So, this one instead. It's a reread, but it's been years and I can't recall much other than the basic premise.

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text 2017-07-29 00:33
Booklikesopoly: Free Friday read?

I haven't been doing these. Am I right that they don't require a roll, you just pick something for yourself?

 

I doubt I'd finish the book before Monday, but I figured I could start it anyway.

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text 2017-07-26 05:40
Booklikes-opoly: July 25th

Books finished:

 

An Extraordinary Union - Alyssa Cole  Decision at Doona - Anne McCaffrey  Redshirts - John Scalzi   

Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs - Ryohgo NaritaAgainst the Paw - Diane Kelly  Star Surgeon - James White   

 Salamandastron - Brian JacquesThe Friday Society - Adrienne Kress  Jewels of the Sun - Nora Roberts  

The Edge of the Abyss - Emily Skrutskie The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku - Yunagi,cosMo@BousouP,Muya Agami  The Naturals - Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Dinosaur Lords - Victor Milán 

 

Dice roll:

 

 

I was on Paradise Pier 30, so this puts me on spot 35.

 

 

I thought I might have to read (or reread) one of my many J.D. Robb books, which I'm not really in the mood for right now. The Dinosaur Lords ended with lots of deaths, and I don't feel up to something with crime scenes and murder. However, it turns out that I have a couple romance novels that star police officers: Night Shield by Nora Roberts and How to Steal the Lawman's Heart by Kathy Douglass. I'm pretty sure I've read Night Shield before, but long enough ago that I can't remember anything about it.

 

I'm going to try to dig them both out and make my decision after that. If I can only locate one of them, then that's the one I'll go with. Otherwise, I'm leaning more towards the Nora Roberts one.

 

Night Shield - Nora Roberts  How to Steal the Lawman's Heart (Sweet Briar Sweethearts) - Kathy Douglass  

 

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text 2017-07-17 21:25
Booklikes-opoly: July 17th

I should probably start thinking about a new computer, but it seems to be holding up so far. I've had it on for a couple hours and it hasn't spontaneously blacked out, so that's good. We'll see if I can convince it to properly go to sleep in a bit.

 

Anyway, books finished so far:

 

An Extraordinary Union - Alyssa Cole  Decision at Doona - Anne McCaffrey  Redshirts - John Scalzi   

Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs - Ryohgo NaritaAgainst the Paw - Diane Kelly  Star Surgeon - James White   

 Salamandastron - Brian JacquesThe Friday Society - Adrienne Kress  Jewels of the Sun - Nora Roberts  

The Edge of the Abyss - Emily Skrutskie The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku - Yunagi,cosMo@BousouP,Muya Agami  The Naturals - Jennifer Lynn Barnes  

 

Dice roll: No screen shot since I did it on my phone a few hours earlier, but I rolled a 5 and a 3 for a total of 8.

 

I was at Water Works, so this puts me at Paradise Pier 30.

 

 

I took a look at the GR pages for several books I thought might be tagged "suspense," but the closest they came was "thriller." I wasn't sure if that counted, so I went with the page number aspect instead. I'm now reading The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan, which is 574 pages if you don't count the excerpt for the next book at the end.

 

The Dinosaur Lords - Victor Milán 

 

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