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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

Carpe Jugulum (Discworld, #23)
Terry Pratchett
The Dry
Jane Harper
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 249/311 pages

HP's BL-opoly - Final Post

This was a fun game! Although the rules were a little complicated for me to keep up with, I didn't worry much over it as I had zero chance of winning, because I was using it to pare down my already-owned TBR pile, and I'm an especially slow reader during baseball season. Although I do have to confess that my Rangers have been so painful to watch that I did escape into reading during some games. I am stopping game play a little early, because at the rate I've been reading, there's no way I can finish another book before the game ends. 

 

Still, it was fun to play, helped me whittle down my TBR mountain, and especially fun to read everyone else's posts. Special props to Ani's Book Abyss, because I always looked forward to Magnetic Monkey's antics as he cheered her on. 

 

So my final bank is a measly $74 accumulated through 10 rounds of game play. I knocked 12 books off my TBR (10 read, 2 DNF) and read 5 hardcovers, 2 paperbacks, and 3 audios. 

 

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Start

Bank 4/17/17:  $20

 

 

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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1st Round Pick

1st Round book review

 

 

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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2nd Round Pick

2nd Round book review

 

 

 

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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3rd Round Pick

3rd Round book review

 

 

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

4th Round book review

 

 

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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5th Round Pick

5th Round book review

 

 

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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6th Round Pick

6th Round book review

 

 

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 (corrected $6)

Ending Bank: $50 (corrected $56)

 

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7th Round Pick

7th Round book review

 

 

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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8th Round Pick

8th Round 1st book DNF

8th Round 2nd Pick

8th Round 2nd book reshelved

8th Round 3rd Pick

8th Round book review

 

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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9th Round pick

9th Round book review

 

Round 10 (July 8-22, 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 by Michael Crichton (paperback)

Pages: 288

Payout: $6

Ending Bank: $74

 

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10th Round pick

10th Round book review