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text 2017-05-22 18:44
Booklikes-opoly: Roll 16

 

I finished my timeout! Roll 16 took me to Indiana Jones 26, which calls for me to read a book that is tagged genre: adventure or thriller.

 

The Likeness - Tana French 

 

While I was waiting for my time-out to end, I started re-reading Tana French's In the Woods, because I am interested in continuing her Dublin Murder Squad series, and it's been so long since I read this book the first time, I thought I needed a refresher. So, I'm not counting that one for BLopoly at all, but will read the second in the series, The Likeness, for this square, once I finish!

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text 2017-05-22 03:41
Game Play Update: 5/21/17

 

Bank: $78.00

 

Roll 16

 

I am back to work tomorrow, because it is Monday, so I am going to go ahead & roll now, but not start my book until my timeout is officially over. I rolled a 6!

 

 

This puts me on Adventureland 26: Join Indiana Jones on an adventure! Read a book tagged genre adventure or thriller!

 

 

Roll 15

 

 

Well, I finished Mississippi Blood, which ends the Natchez Burning trilogy. It was 704 pages, which is worth 5.00, so my bank is now at $83.00.

 

My next roll put me on the BL square 20. I rolled a four, which puts me in time-out for two days! Sad face! I'll be back on Monday to roll again!

 

To keep the post length down on the feed, I'm inserting a page break here - the rest of the rolls are still here, but you have to click over to see them!

 

Roll 14

 

 

I finished The Bone Tree, which is 804 pages, and nets me a whopping $10.00, so my bank is $78.00.

 

My roll of six puts me on Mainstreet 13 - read a book about an American lawyer or politician - which is incredibly lucky, because that means I can read the third and last of the Natchez Burning trilogy, Mississippi Blood. The MC is the Mayor of Natchez (a politician) and a lawyer.

 

Roll 13

 

 

This roll puts me on square 8 - Read a book that is tagged mystery or that has a title that starts with any letter in CLUE. I am so glad I landed on this one, because I bought The Bone Tree, the second book in the Natchez Burning trilogy, which is tagged mystery by 92 users!

 

Roll 12:

 

This was a complicated doubles roll which landed me first on Tomorrowland 34. I read Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen for this one, which is 417 pages, and is worth $5.00.

 

The second part of the roll landed me on Electric Company. I read A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King, which is 303 pages long, and is worth $3.00. 

 

This leaves my bank at $68.00!

 

Roll 11

 

 

 

This roll puts me on Frontierland 1 - Read a book that with a title that start with any letter in FRONTIER, or that is tagged with the genre "western."

 

Not sure what I'll read yet!

 

Update: I read The Murder of Mary Russell for this square - the first word of the title (The) starts with the letter "T". It's 384 pages long, so I got $3.00 for this one, putting my bank at $60.00. I can't roll again until tomorrow!

 

Readathon Rolls 7, 8, 9 & 10

 

It's been quite some time since I updated! I've been finishing up my extra readathon rolls, and at this point, I've decided to just move on, even though I've not read for all of the squares! So, here we go (the full explanation of my extra rolls can be found here):

 

For RR/New Orleans Station #14, a book that involves overseas travel, I read East of the Sun by Julia Gregson. The main characters travel by steamer from England to India as part of the "Fishing Fleet." This one is 609 pages, so I netted $5.00 for that read!

 

For Carsland #18, I read Natchez Burning by Greg Iles, which was published in 2014. This one definitely qualifies as a tome - it's 865 pages long, so it's worth a whopping $10.00.

 

For Adventureland #24, I read The Shadow of the Nile by Kate Furnival, which is set at least partially in Egypt in North Africa. This one would also have worked for New Orleans Square #14, as the characters travel overseas. It was the weakest of the three books, and was also the shortest, at 448 pages, although it was still worth $5.00!

 

I am sitting on Tomorrowland 34 right now, but I'm skipping that read and rolling again!

 

So, that's $20.00, which puts my bank at $57.00!

 

 

Roll 6

 

4/26/17: I finished Frontierland 2 and added $3.00 to my bank!

 

 

My next roll of 7 puts me on Fantasyland 9 - Read a book that is tagged genre fantasy or fairy tale on GR. I have a lot of books that will qualify, but think that I will read Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan, the 5th, and final, book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series!

 

Roll 5

 

4/24/17: I finished Cardington Crescent, which nets me another $3.00 for a total of $34.00 in my bank! I'm also using the audiobook rule to move on while I continue to listen to The Mists of Avalon for Tomorrowland 33 (this one will be worth a whole ten bucks when I finish it). My next roll:

 

 

Which puts me on the Shooting Gallery in Frontierland - read a book with a main character who knows how to handle a gun, or where someone gets shot! For this one, I will read A Superior Death by Nevada Barr, second installment in the Anna Pigeon series. Anna is a Park Ranger, and definitely knows how to handle a gun.

 

Roll 4

 

4/22/17: I finished The Cornish Coast Murder, and added $3.00 to my bank! Since I haven't rolled since the 19th, in accordance with the modified rules, I rolled:

 

 

 

 

which puts me on Paradise Pier 28 - Read a book set during Victoria's reign (1837-1901) or tagged steampunk on GR. For this one, I will read Cardington Crescent, by Anne Perry, which is set during Victoria's reign.

 

This is also a doubles, so I get to roll again!

 

 

which puts me on Tomorrowland 33 - Take the Star Tours! Read a book set in space or tagged science fiction on GR, or a book that includes robots or cyborgs. For this one I'm considering To Say Nothing of the Dog, which is tagged science fiction on GR. Another alternative is the first book of the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold.

 

Edit: I've decided to listen to The Mists of Avalon for this one - the audiobook is 40 hours long, so that one will take me a while, & will be worth $10.00 when I finish it! It is tagged "science fiction fantasy" on the book page on GR!

 

4/21/17: Unfortunately, I am not even close to finishing The Cornish Coast Murder,so I am going to lose out on the roll! I should be ready to roll early on Sunday!

 

Roll 3

 

4/19/17: Like MBD, I've been so busy I haven't finished my book! I will be rolling again on Friday the 21st!

 

Update - I managed to finish my book with 2 hours 15 min. to spare, so I grabbed a roll! The Sanctuary Sparrow was 296 pages long, so I added $3.00 to my bank!

 

 

Even though the timestamp says 4/20, it is 9:43 on the 19th where I am, so it is still "roll day!" The roll  of 5 puts me on Haunted Mansion 21: Read a book set on an island or with the ocean on the cover. I decided to read The Cornish Coast murder, because it has the ocean on the cover!

The Cornish Coast Murder - John Bude

 

Roll 2

 


 

4/1717: Woohoo, it's roll day! I rolled 5 & 2, which takes me to square 17: Read a book that is tagged cozy mystery or that is part of a series listed on a cozy mystery listopia. 

 

I am going to read The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters, which is part of The Brother Cadfael series, #20 on the cozy mystery listopia.

 

Roll 1

 

4/14/17: I rolled an 11, which puts me on Main Street #10: Read a book set in a small town in the USA.

 

I finished Paradise Lost by J.A. Jance, which is set in small town Arizona. It is 432 pages, which nets me $5.00, so my bank stands at $23.00.

 

  

 

 

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text 2017-04-25 15:47
Read-A-Thon is coming!

 

 

Is anyone planning to do the Dewey on Saturday?

 

For anyone who  is playing Booklikes-opoly, there'll be at least one fun game-related opportunity on Saturday, April 29, 2017, in honor of the readathon! Make sure to check in and follow the fun!

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text 2017-04-14 20:51
Wanna plan a game? It's BookLikes-opoly created by Moonlight Reader & Obsidian Blue

 

We feel honored that BookLikes became an arena for book bloggers' reading game. YAY! So, who wants to play? On behalf of the BookLikes team and BookLikes bloggers Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue, the creators of the game, we'd like to invite you to join BookLikes-opoly! Game play will start on April 15th and end on July 31st, 2017.

 

The following information are copied from Moonlight Reader's blog posts and are published on BookLikes Blog with the blogger's consent. Please visit Moonlight Reader blog to read the original posts, you can also find all game posts by inserting BookLikes-opoly tag into the search box or simply click here.

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A game, posts, all information and rules below were created by Moonlight Reader. In case of any game questions, please visit Moonlight Reader blog or Booklikes Bookish Bingo Club where you'll find other players as well as tips and tricks concerning the BookLikes-opoly game.

 

Booklikes-opoly:

General information

 

I will be posting the complete rules of the game over the next few posts. In order to ensure that the rules/space tasks are available, I will also be putting up a Game Play and Rules Thread in the Bingo Group, I will create a game page on my wordpress blog and my booklikes blog, and I will be posting them on the BL Expats group on GR, for those of you who are over there as well as over here.

 

In addition, I relinquish all copyright to any part of the game and make them freely available to everyone to use them as is helpful in playing the game. Download the images to your computer and post them to your personal blog, upload them to your imgur account so you can post them on GR in your personal threads, print them and use them to wallpaper your bathroom!

 

General information

 

Do not get overwhelmed. The game is quite simple, and is based on a monopoly board, but when I reveal it, it may sound very complicated. Part of my purpose in creating the game is to generate a fun way to do some TBR busting! You should not have to buy new books to gain dollars for your bank! If you want to buy new books, however, I am never going to stop you!

 

I will do a "fake" game play tutorial post at the end of this process, which should clarify things substantially! It really will make sense once you see how it works and it will be fun!

 

Feel free to play the game in the background. There are some spaces that involve a community activity that should be fun, so keep an eye out for friends who need help! 

 

 

 

 

Basic Rules & FAQ

 

* Players keep track of their own game board and bank! Feel free to set up a discussion in the Bingo group to track, if you feel that will be helpful.

* Every player leaves the Start space with $20.00.

* Dice rolls are based on the honor system. You can either roll virtual dice or you can roll real dice at home. You will either roll two 6-sided dice or one 12-sided die. Up to you! Link to electronic dice.

* Virtual dollars are awarded based on the page length of the qualifying book, as follows:

0 to 100 pages: $1.00
101 to 200 pages: $2.00
201 to 400 pages: $3.00
401 to 800 pages: $5.00
over 801 pages: $10.00

*Players are eligible to roll only on odd-numbered dates.

*Like in monopoly, you can play through a space without reading a book to fill the task, the only rule is that you have to wait until the next roll date to move (so, the next odd numbered day, which is going to be either one or two days) However, if you choose to read for a space, you can't move until you finish the book and bank your payout.

 

*The one exception to the "you must finish the book before you move on rule" is that audiobook listeners may have one audiobook in progress while they continue moving around the board. You don't bank your payout until you finish listening.

 

*If you HATE your book, here's what you do! DNF's are absolutely allowed. You can count the # of pages read to get your payout - so if you read 120 pages before DNF'ing, you get $2.00 for your bank. The only caveat is that you have to read 10% of the book to get any payout.

*Game play will start on April 15th and end on July 31st, 2017.

 

*I will set up a Q&A thread in the Bingo group. Please post questions in that thread! 

 

*Where a task refers to genre tags, this is based on GR genre tags. If you don't have a GR account, and can't get into a book page to determine if it has the required genre tags, you can post the question in Q&A. In addition, the genre tag does not need to be one of the book page tags - it can be on the first page of the "top shelves" if the book has a lot of shelvings.

*On the final day of game play, players need to submit the value of their bank accounts to be considered for prize money.

 

Read the original blog post: Booklikes-opoly: General information->

 

 

Game Play - Reading tasks

 

The Lands!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery Squares 

 

 

Trains, Plains & Automobiles! 

 

Read the original blog post: Game Play - Reading tasks->

 

 

 Booklikes-opoly:

Additional tasks

 

There are some remaining spaces that I'll explain in this post!

 

Unique Spaces:

 

 

Go to jail: Go to jail. Serve a sentence of 300 pages (or pay the equivalent bail of $3.00), unless there are enough pages in the prison library to spring you.

 

 

Jail visitor: Donate 100 pages (or $1.00) to the prison library before leaving the space. Post your donation on the group "Prison library" thread!

 

 

Free parking: roll the dice. Odd number sends you to the waterworks, even number sends you to the electric company, doubles sends you to the luxury tax.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Read a book where a main character is in STEM, or where the author's first and last name contain all of the letters in "Tesla".

 

Read a book where someone gets married, with jewelry on the cover, or where any character is a millionaire/billionaire!

 

 

 

Roll the electronic dice, and perform the task that corresponds to your roll!

 

  1. Let a BL friend choose your book! Post a list of 4 books - first one to comment chooses your next read.
  2. Give $5.00 to another player. If you don't have $5.00, roll again!
  3. Let a BL friend choose your next ride! Post your plight, and see where the first person sends you!
  4. You are in time out for two days. Wait for your chance to roll again.
  5. Collect $10.00 for yourself and one other player!
  6. It's your lucky day! Read any book for your next turn regardless of the task instructions!
  7. Double your dollars on your next read!
  8. Read in the wild! Take your book with you and find a place to read that isn't your living room for an hour!
  9. Post a picture or a story about a favorite vacation spot!
  10. Go to jail. Serve a sentence of 300 pages (or pay the equivalent bail of $3.00), unless there are enough pages in the prison library to spring you!
  11. Read for two! The rewards for your next book are doubled - and half of the money goes to another player of your choice!
  12. Wheel decide - spin the wheel to pick your next "land" and choose any property in the land for your next book!

 

Read the original blog post: Booklikes-opoly: Additional tasks->

 

 

Game Play Tutorial

A Brief Game Play Tutorial

 

I thought it would be helpful to do a few rounds of play, to help explain how it will work! 

Game Play:

 

Roll 1:

4/15/17: Rolled 7, so game piece moves to space #7, which is Toad's Wild Ride in Fantasyland. The task for that space is: read a book with anthropomorphized/talking animals or read a "classic" fantasy published before 2000. I decide to read: Redwall, by Brian Jacques to fulfill this task. My version has 333 pages, so I get $3.00 for the task, which increases my bank to $23.00. I finish it in one day.

 

Roll 2:

I can't roll on 4/16/17, because it is not a roll day. On 4/17/17, I roll a 5, which puts me in space 11 - related to the opening year of Disneyland. My task is to read a book that takes place between 1945 and 1965, or that was written by an author born before 1955. I decide to read The Gunslinger by Stephen King, who was born in 1947.  This book is 231 pages long, so I make $3.00 for finishing this book, which increases my bank to $26.00.

 

Roll 3:

I am on vacation, so I don't roll again until the 4/21/17. I roll 10, and end up on the BL square. I roll my virtual dice, and roll a 5! I collect an extra $10.00 for myself, and for one other player. I pick someone to get the extra $10.00, and go on my way! My bank is now $36.00.

 

Roll 3:

I roll again on the 23rd. I roll a 6, and I land on Adventureland 26, which tells me to read a book tagged adventure or thriller. I'm not feeling adventure or thriller, so I decide to pass on this one. My bank remains at $36.00

 

Roll 4:

I roll again 4/25/17 and I roll a 3, which puts me on the boardwalk at Paradise Pier 28. The category for this one is "read a book set during Victoria's reign or tagged steampunk on GR." I decide to read Wilkie Collins The Moonstone. My edition has 510 pages, so I get a whopping $5.00 for this one. My bank is now $41.00.

 

And so on . . . 

 

Bank: $41.00

 

Read the original blog post: Booklikes-opoly: Additional tasks->

 

 

Have fun and let us know how much you love it! Cause we're sure you will!

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text 2017-04-14 00:41
Booklikes-opoly: General information

I will be posting the complete rules of the game over the next few posts. In order to ensure that the rules/space tasks are available, I will also be putting up a Game Play and Rules Thread in the Bingo Group, I will create a game page on my wordpress blog and my booklikes blog, and I will be posting them on the BL Expats group on GR, for those of you who are over there as well as over here.

 

In addition, I relinquish all copyright to any part of the game and make them freely available to everyone to use them as is helpful in playing the game. Download the images to your computer and post them to your personal blog, upload them to your imgur account so you can post them on GR in your personal threads, print them and use them to wallpaper your bathroom!

 

General information

 

Do not get overwhelmed. The game is quite simple, and is based on a monopoly board, but when I reveal it, it may sound very complicated. Part of my purpose in creating the game is to generate a fun way to do some TBR busting! You should not have to buy new books to gain dollars for your bank! If you want to buy new books, however, I am never going to stop you!

 

I will do a "fake" game play tutorial post at the end of this process, which should clarify things substantially! It really will make sense once you see how it works and it will be fun!

 

Feel free to play the game in the background. There are some spaces that involve a community activity that should be fun, so keep an eye out for friends who need help! 

 

 

Basic Rules & FAQ

 

* Players keep track of their own game board and bank! Feel free to set up a discussion in the Bingo group to track, if you feel that will be helpful.

* Every player leaves the Start space with $20.00.

* Dice rolls are based on the honor system. You can either roll virtual dice or you can roll real dice at home. You will either roll two 6-sided dice or one 12-sided die. Up to you! Link to electronic dice.

* Virtual dollars are awarded based on the page length of the qualifying book, as follows:

0 to 100 pages: $1.00
101 to 200 pages: $2.00
201 to 400 pages: $3.00
401 to 800 pages: $5.00
over 801 pages: $10.00

*Players are eligible to roll only on odd-numbered dates.

*Like in monopoly, you can play through a space without reading a book to fill the task, the only rule is that you have to wait until the next roll date to move (so, the next odd numbered day, which is going to be either one or two days) However, if you choose to read for a space, you can't move until you finish the book and bank your payout.

 

*The one exception to the "you must finish the book before you move on rule" is that audiobook listeners may have one audiobook in progress while they continue moving around the board. You don't bank your payout until you finish listening.

 

*If you HATE your book, here's what you do! DNF's are absolutely allowed. You can count the # of pages read to get your payout - so if you read 120 pages before DNF'ing, you get $2.00 for your bank. The only caveat is that you have to read 10% of the book to get any payout.

*Game play will start on April 15th and end on July 31st, 2017.

 

*I will set up a Q&A thread in the Bingo group. Please post questions in that thread! 

 

*Where a task refers to genre tags, this is based on GR genre tags. If you don't have a GR account, and can't get into a book page to determine if it has the required genre tags, you can post the question in Q&A. In addition, the genre tag does not need to be one of the book page tags - it can be on the first page of the "top shelves" if the book has a lot of shelvings.

*On the final day of game play, players need to submit the value of their bank accounts to be considered for prize money.

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