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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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text 2017-07-06 03:03
Booklikes-opoly: July 5th

The last time I got to roll was May 31st. I'm so happy to finally be writing this post.

 

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 

Bank: $71

Roll: 4

 

 

My last spot was New Orleans Square Station (14). This takes me to Cars Land 18.

 

 

This game makes me grateful I cataloged most of my book collection in LibraryThing. With the help of LibraryThing, I was able to figure out which of my books fit this spot. I picked out a few possibilities, had trouble digging my top choice out of its hiding place, and settled on Jennifer Lynn Barnes' The Naturals. I got this as an ARC at a conference and then never got around to reading it. Better late than never, I guess. It was published in 2013, so I'm very late.

 

Although I could get the little book link tool to work a few minutes ago, it isn't working for me right now for some reason, so no cute little cover image from here on out.

 

Since I rolled doubles, I get to roll again. (I wasn't really thorough about looking over the new rules, so if this has changed, let me know.)

 

My second roll: 11

 

 

That takes me to Free Parking.

 

 

Which means I have to roll one more time:

 

 

Odd means my final place is Waterworks.

 

 

"Read a book with water on the cover, or where someone turns on the waterworks (i.e., cries) because of an emotional event."

 

This works out perfectly, because I've really been wanting to read the book I recently got, The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku. Even if it doesn't exactly follow the song it's based on, there's an image in the book of Miku crying, so I'd say the book fits for this spot.

 

And here's my game board. If I understood the rules change correctly, I need to keep track of where I landed and how many times I landed there from here on out. I suppose I can print out a little gameboard for myself later, but for now I put little numbers on the spots to indicate I'd landed on them once. With my reading speed lately, odds are good that I'm not going to be hitting those spots again before the end of the game, anyway.

 

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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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