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text 2017-06-03 00:46
Booklikesopoly question: Switching books?

 

I originally chose James White's Lifeboat for this spot. However, I haven't started reading it yet, and I just got Emily Skrutskie's The Edge of the Abyss in via interlibrary loan. Can I change my planned book and read The Edge of the Abyss for this spot instead? I'm guessing it'd be fine, but I figured I'd throw the question out there and see what people think.

 

 

Lifeboat - James White  The Edge of the Abyss - Emily Skrutskie  

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text 2017-06-01 01:04
Booklikes-opoly: May 31st

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 

Bank: $62

Roll: 10

 

 

My last roll put me on spot 35, so this roll puts me on spot 8.

 

 

I have so many to choose from for this one that it's hard to decide. I'm going to go with James White's Lifeboat, which think might be one of his non-Sector General books, even though it does involve a doctor in space.

 

Lifeboat - James White 

 

And since I rolled doubles I get another roll.

 

Extra roll: 7

 

 

This puts me on New Orleans Square Station.

 

 

I dislike this spot about as much as I did Main Street 13. I don't have a single book with a suitcase on the cover, and the "overseas travel" aspect is hard to search for - I only know of two books in my collection that I'm sure count, and that's only because I've read one and attempted to read the other. I suppose I'll go with the one I've read before: Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts. A reread doesn't sound bad, right now. It works for this spot because the American heroine decides to abandon her life in America and fly to Ireland to get a new start. The flight happens prior to the beginning of the book, but I think it still counts because dropping everything and making that trip is still on the heroine's mind at the start.

 

Jewels of the Sun - Nora Roberts 

 

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text 2017-05-29 03:24
Booklikes-opoly: May 28th, new roll plus 2 extra Memorial Day rolls

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 Jacques

Bank: $47

Regular roll: 8

 

 

My last roll put me on Main Street 13, so this roll puts me on Booklikes 20.

 

 

Which means I need to use a random number generator. The random number generator gives me: 5

 

That puts my Player Bank at $57. I checked the Player Banks discussion board to see who was low on money and was reminded that Linda Hilton just got started, so I'm going to message her to see if she wants the $10, in case she doesn't read this.

 

Now for the extra rolls.

 

Extra roll #1: 9

 

 

I was at BL 20, so this puts me on Paradise Pier 28.

 

 

I'm going to go with The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress.

 

The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress 

 

Extra roll #2: 7

 

 

That puts me on spot 35.

 

 

Huh. I probably have stuff on my e-reader that fits, but I'd like to finish the e-book I'm currently reading before I move onto something else. (And I really need to get back to that one before I completely forget the story and characters...) As far as my paper books go, the only things I have that would work are a bunch of In Death books and Ben Aaronovitch's Whispers Underground. Tempting, but I think I'm going to skip this and just make The Friday Society the only book I have to get through before my next roll. I'll have to read No Longer Human while I'm reading that one, anyway, since it's due in a couple weeks, so it'll be a while before my next roll regardless. (I'm still bummed that I haven't hit a spot that would allow me to count that one for Booklikesopoly. Argh!)

 

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text 2017-05-15 03:54
Booklikes-opoly: May 14th

Books finished so far:

 

Decision at Doona - Anne McCaffrey  Redshirts - John Scalzi  Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs - Ryohgo Narita  

Against the Paw - Diane Kelly  Star Surgeon - James White  Salamandastron - Brian Jacques  

 

Bank: $44

Roll: 7

 

 

 

Spot:

 

 

Oh, the sound I made when I realized where I'd landed. I was really hoping to avoid this spot. Plus, I wanted something that would allow me to either read Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human or J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, and there is no way I can stretch Main Street 13 to fit.

 

I debated skipping this spot and waiting for my next roll, but then I realized that Alyssa Cole's An Extraordinary Union was perfect and already sitting on my TBR, so I think I'm going to go with that. I may have to simultaneously read No Longer Human in order to finish that one before its due date, though.

 

An Extraordinary Union - Alyssa Cole 

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text 2017-04-29 17:10
Booklikes-opoly + Readathon Extra Dice Rolls

I'll match the rolls to squares after finishing my opening Readathon short story (too short to use for booklikes-opoly).  I'm very unlikely to read enough books during Readathon to complete all the rolls.  At any rate, I rolled for today's regular booklikes-opoly just after midnight then saw the post that Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon participants could roll three more times and got:

 

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