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SheriC

Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Hidden Staircase
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 31/128 pages
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
Progress: 71 %
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

HP's BL-opoly - 10th Round

I hadn't realized how slow I've gotten with actually reading bound books, until I really started tracking my time on them with this game. Audiobooks are so much faster, since I can multitask while listening. Still, it's been good to make myself just sit and read for a while, if not every day, then most days, for at least half an hour. And I've gotten back into the habit of reading while eating meals, instead of surfing the net. Plus, I'm making room on my bookshelves for more books!!

 

Round 10 (July 8-?, 2017)

Dice Roll: 8

Square: Tomorrowland 33: Read a book set in space or tagged SciFi on GR or a book that includes robots or cyborgs

Book Read: The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton (paperback)

Pages: 288

Payout: $6

The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton

This is going to be fun! I love reading old stuff, and although it's hard for me to think of anything published during my lifetime as classic anything, I think this falls into the category of classic sci-fi. At least I was still in diapers when this one came out, so I've never read it, and never seen the movie, but its existence is still part of my pop culture consciousness. 

 

It fits the Tomorrowland 33 square because it's been shelved on GR as Science Fiction by 2156 users and as Thriller by 710 users, putting both on the first shelving page.

 

 

Round 9 (July 5-6, 2017)

 

Dice Roll: 9

Square: Adventureland 26: Read a book tagged genre Adventure or Thriller on GR

Book Read: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King (audiobook)

Pages: 368

Payout: $6

Ending Bank: $68

 

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Round 8 (June 23-July 4, 2017)

 

Dice Roll: 4

Square: Cars Land 18: Read a book that was published in 2006, 2011, 2013, or 2014, the years of Cars and its sequels, or that has a car on the cover.

Book #1 (DNF): The Concrete Grove by Gary McMahon

Book #2: The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

Book #3: Don’t Look Down by Jennifer Crusie

Pages: 394

Payout: $3 (corrected $6)

Ending Bank: $50 (corrected $62)

 

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Round 7 (June 7-23, 2017)

 

Dice Roll: 7

Square: Trains, Planes, & Automobiles 14: Read a book that involves overseas travel, or that has a suitcase on the cover

Book Read: On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry

Pages: 256

Payout: $3

Ending Bank: $50

 

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7th Round Pick

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Round 6 (June 3-4, 2017)

Reading concurrently with Round 5 (one audio, one bound).

 

Dice Roll: 4

Square: Mystery 8: Read a book that is tagged mystery or has a title that begins with any letter in the word “CLUE”

Book Read: The Fold by Peter Clines

Pages: 384

Payout: $3

Ending Bank: $47

 

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Round 5 (May 25-June 4, 2017)

Reading concurrently with Round 6 (one audio, one bound).

 

Dice Roll: 9

Square: Frontierland 2: Read a book with a main character who knows how to handle a gun, or where someone is shot

 

Book Read: Shane by Jack Schaefer (paperback)

Pages: 432

Payout: $5

Ending Bank: $44

 

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Round 4 (May 23-June 1, 2017)

Reading concurrently with Round 5 (one audio, one bound).

 

Dice Roll: 7

Square: Paradise Pier 30: Read a book with a twist, or that is tagged “suspense” on GR, or that has more than 555 pages

 

Book Read: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (audiobook)

Pages: 582

Payout: $5

Gift from Ani’s Book Abyss $5

 

Ending Bank: $39

 

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4th Round Pick

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Round 3 (May 11-May 22, 2017)

Dice Roll: 10

Square: Adventureland 24: Take the Jungle Cruise. Read a book set in Africa or Asia, or that has an exotic animal on the cover

 

Book Read: A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

Pages: 276

Payout:$3

 

Ending Bank: $29

 

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Round 2 (April 19-May 11, 2017)

Dice Roll: 7

Square: Additional Task 15: Read a book where someone gets married, with jewelry on the cover, or where any character is a millionaire/billionaire!

 

Book Read: The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Pages: 512

Payout: $5

 

Ending Bank 5/11/17: $26

 

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Round 1 (April 17, 2017)

Dice Roll: 9

Square: Fantasyland 9: Read a book that is tagged Genre: Fantasy or Fairy Tale on GR

 

Book Read: Dream Weaver by Michael Hague and Jane Yolen

Pages: 80

Payout: $1

 

Ending Bank 4/17/17: $21

 

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