BL-opoly 2020

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To my new followers …

I see I’ve picked up a number of new followers since I started sprucing up this blog last month: First of all: Welcome! Up until mid-July 2020, this used to be my backup blog for my online activity, most of which primarily happened on a book blogging site called BookLikes.  That website, alas, took a […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Rolls #15 & #16

  Catching up on BL-opoly while BookLikes happens to be up and running — not many more rolls to go, I think; even if the site doesn’t crash again.       Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2835888/bl-opoly-pandemic-edition-rolls-15-16

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Ranka Nikolić: Mord mit Meerblick

Mord mit Meerblick (Murder with Sea View) turned out to be a fairly standard “regional” mystery of the sort that have become fashionable in recent years.  I was initially attracted by the setting, and yes, the reader is served with a tiny bit of local color and does learn a bit about Rijeka and modern-day […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Roll #14

I rolled again earlier today, but since the dice sent me to a square I’ve already visited (#20, “The Lake House”), and I’m trying to get to as many different prompts as possible, I decided to use one of my novelty cards to move straight on to the Silk Road and make good on my […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Roll #13

I already finished my last book the day before yesterday, but spent most of my spare time yesterday on my  mid-year reading update, so I’ve only rolled again today.  As the BL-opoly prompts have helped me get out of my pandemic comfort reading, I’m going to continue using them — through the end of July […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Roll #12

I actually rolled last night already, but BL was so buggy that I gave up on trying to post.  And I’m glad it’s a simple roll again for once.  So, off to Australia we go — and I’m wondering whether it’s a coincidence that this small-town mystery is called Goodwood, whereas one of my new […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Roll #11

I rolled again yesterday after having finished my books from roll #10, but it was too late and would have taken too long to add the new books I’m planning to read, so I deferred posting until today.  So here’s where the dice are taking me in this round: (I was going to leave the […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Tenth Roll

I guess it’s a good thing that for once I finished a BL-opoly book in the afternoon, because the game gods had apparently decided that since we’ve been having so much fun with multiple hop, skip and jump rounds lately, why not just do another one? For square #4 — the first square the doubles […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Ninth Roll

Well, it turns out the BL-opoly gods are insistent on re-bestowing on me the “cat” novelty card I just used for my last read, plus another “dog” card for good measure.  If things go on like that, I’ll end up with a whole menagerie … I’m minded to stay in the region I just visited […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Eighth Roll

Eh.  I need some truly poetic sentiment by way of brain bleach after the solution of The Roman Hat Mystery.  And since the dice just sent me to the Patagonian Star square for the third time in less than two weeks (even though as a compensation I did also get to collect the Race Car […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Seventh Roll

* Slowly releases breath *  I guess it’s just as well that I decided not to roll again immediately after finishing my last BL-opoly book last night … this one turned out the game’s first true, um, roller-coaster. In sequence:   … all of which, a trip round half the board later, takes me to […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Sixth Roll

I’ve owned (and wanted to read) this for way too long — time to finally get around to doing just that.     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2667603/bl-opoly-pandemic-edition-sixth-roll  

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Fifth Roll

Landed on “Go” and rolled again (after double checking the rules since I couldn’t remember how this works — though what with the abolition of “roll days”, it hardly seems to matter this year). I was only moderately impressed with book 1 of Helene Tursten’s Irene Huss series, but this one is supposed to be […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Fourth Roll

For once my “quick roll before going to bed” is turning out just that — hooray.  Knight’s entries in the Medieval Murderers series are not necessarily among my favorites, but it is clear that he knows his stuff, and I might just as well finally catch up with his protagonist Sir John de Wolfe’s earlier […]

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Ian Doescher: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars — Verily, a New Hope

Verily, a Great Entertainment “CHORUS: As our scene to space, so deep and dark, O’er your imagination we’ll hold sway. For neither players nor the stage can mark The great and mighty scene they must portray. We ask you, let your keen mind’s eye be chief – Think when we talk of starships, there they […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Third Roll

    Well, at least I didn’t DNF my last 2 reads (but then, at least with the Christie I didn’t expect that to happen anyway).  Still, since I collared another double, let’s play it safe (again) in this round …     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2626318/bl-opoly-pandemic-edition-third-roll

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – Second Roll

… and of course: (1) like last year, when rolling shortly before midnight my time, there’s no such thing as “a quick roll” but I’m blessed with a double, and (2) no sooner did I DNF a book set in South America that roll #2-a roll sends me straight to the Patagonia Express.  Sigh.  I’m […]

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Isabel Allende: The Stories of Eva Luna

DNF @ just over 40%. Meh.  There’s nothing inherently wrong with these stories, but I’m interminably bored — I just may be over Allende at this point.  So, I’m just going to cash in on the 40% I’ve listened to and roll for BookLikes-opoly again.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2609139/dnf-just-over-40

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition: TA’s Master Update Post

  My marker is based (of course) on my little assistants and good luck charms, Sunny and Charlie, who are again helping me pick my books (this time around, properly pandemic-proofed).   My Progress Spreadsheet   The Books and the Board The Questions Who?:  Why?: How?:  When?: The Railroads The Silk Road: The Patagonia Star: […]

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – First Roll

Another pandemic month, another game, thanks to Moonlight Reader!  I’m glad we’re making this a low-key version, and I don’t know how often I’ll want to roll, but anyway … here we go.  Like last year, I’ll have my two little helpers by my side helping me pick my books — and in keeping with […]

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