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review 2018-12-06 18:45
The Game of Life and How to Play It
The Game of Life and How to Play It - Florence Scovel Shinn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've heard and I've read through so many different definitions of life throughout my life, that I've somehow eventually created my very own definition of life, because you see, I don't see life as a feature movie, as a stage, or as a box of chocolates, and especially not as a game. I see life, for what it is in my humble opinion, which is this incredibly amazing gift given to us by this unknown force, so we can take full advantage of it, live our dreams, and help others to take full advantage of it and live their dreams. For there's a reason for everything, and I really feel that reason for living is in giving back what we ourselves have been given, and not taking away what's not ours, what doesn't belong to us. Each and every single one of us should learn that craft and give to the world, for it's only then the world will give something valuable back to us, and have us reach our undeniable destiny and have us reach our greatness.

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text 2017-07-06 21:43
Game Play Update: 7/6/17

 

Bank: $141.00

 

Roll 28

 

I am still reading Empire Grill, although I finished The Invisible Library, which is 328 pages and is therefore worth $6.00! I will be rolling from Main Street #10.

 

I rolled an 8:

 

 

Which puts me on Carsland 18: Read a book that was published in 2006, 2011, 2013 & 2014 or which has a car on the cover.

 

Since I enjoyed The Eyre Affair so much, and since the next Thursday Next book also has a car on the cover:

 

 

I'm about 90% sure that will be my choice!

 

 

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text 2017-07-03 23:10
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 483 pages.
Empire Falls - Richard Russo

I decided to read this one for the 4th of July extra space! It fits Main Street #10, which means that I'll be rolling off that one on July 5th. I hope this is good - I haven't read Richard Russo before, so I have no preconceived thoughts about his writing.

 

This book is set in the titular Empire Falls, a small town in Dexter County, Maine. From looking at GR, I can see that Char really liked it, so that is a strong endorsement!

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text 2017-06-15 18:53
Game Play Shake Up

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As I posted a few days, it's time to shake, shake, shake it up! First off, we've moved into the double your money phase of the game! From here on out, the money values have doubled as follows:

 

0 to 100 pages: $2.00
101 to 200 pages: $4.00
201 to 400 pages: $6.00
401 to 800 pages: $10.00
over 801 pages: $20.00

 

Second, we're going to have a location multiplier: the first time you finish a square is the baseline reward. The second time, your reward is enhanced by 50%, and the third time, the reward is doubled again:

 

Second finish:

 

0 to 100 pages: $3.00
101 to 200 pages: $6.00
201 to 400 pages: $9.00
401 to 800 pages: $15.00
over 801 pages: $30.00

 

Third finish:

 

0 to 100 pages: $4.00
101 to 200 pages: $8.00
201 to 400 pages: $12.00
401 to 800 pages: $20.00
over 801 pages: $40.00

 

This is prospective only, so start keeping track of the number of times you land on a square going forward.

 

Third, what are you going to do with all of that money? Well, you can hoard it all for the win. In the alternative, you can spend it in two ways: free rolls and roll aheads. A free roll will cost you $2.00. If you don't like the square you landed on, buy a free roll and roll again right away to get onto a new square. Roll aheads can be bought if you are going on vacation or are going to be incommunicado for a while - they are only $1.00, and you can buy up to 5 at a time, to plan vacation reading.

 

Fourth is free book Friday. Regardless of the square you are on, you get a free choice on the next seven Fridays to read anything.

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review 2017-05-31 15:38
Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire
Pocket Apocalypse: InCryptid, Book Four - Seanan McGuire

I really do love this series, although this was the weakest so far. I think that Aeslin mice are one of the most inspired creations in urban fantasy, and they were used to significant effect here, which was by far the most enjoyable part of the book.

 

Overall, I am lukewarm on Alex, who was the main character of this book - I much prefer Verity, and I am quite excited for the focus on Antimony in the next book. And Alex's love interest, Shelby, is a likeable character, but her family is almost universally ugh-worthy.

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