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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #25

I may be tempting fate (especially since I really liked the book I just finished), but I decided to roll one more time after all:     … which takes me to square 35, European Vacation — and I think that means the BL-opoly gods really, really want me to use up all of my […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #24

Ended my visit to the Existentialist Café, and am allowed to roll again — for the last or, at most, penultimate time.     This lands me on the Nordic Express square (#32), for which I’m going to use my final Scottie Dog card — separate post to come.     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931458/bl-opoly-dice-roll-24

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BL-opoly: Scottie Dog / Square 32: Please pick my next book!

  * Sofi Oksanen: Fegefeuer (The Purge) * Cary Elwes et al.: As You Wish * Jo Nesbø: Macbeth * Barbara Vine: Asta’s Book Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931464/bl-opoly-scottie-dog-square-32-please-pick-my-next-book

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #23

Phew!  Finished the collection of Gertrude Bell’s writings (review to come) just about in time to roll again before this roll day is over.     This lands me on the BookLikes square (for the third time total during the gam), but fortunately — since I’m about to go to bed — without any further […]

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BL-opoly: Robot Card for Square 17 (“Why?”)

Here’s my robot card selection:   1. Cary Elwes: As You Wish2. Sarah Bakewell: At the Existentialist Café3. Banine: Days in the Caucasus4. Gertrude Bell: A Woman in Arabia5. Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom6. Helene Cooper: The House at Sugar Beach7. Gerald Durrell: My Family and Other Animals8. Patrick Leigh Fermor: Between the Woods […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #22

Rolling again as long as it’s still July 31 here:     … which sends me to square 17: Why? — read a book that is non-fiction or a book with the word “why” in the title.   I still have three novelty cards in my pocket and the game is slowly drawing to a […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #21 & Scottie Dog: Please pick my next book!

Well, I’m not sure what I’ve just read (John Le Carré’s A Small Town in Germany certainly hasn’t aged very well, generally speaking, though in some parts it’s eerily prescient); anyway, having finished it, I’m allowed to roll again.     This takes me to square 10: Beach Week — read a book that appears […]

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BL-opoly: Master Tracking Post

Status Quo of Bank Account: $157 Novelty Cards I’m Currently Holding: * The Race Car * The Robot * The Scottie Dog (x2)   Currently Reading for: The Stay-Cation, #6: A book set in your city, state, or country, or that you checked out of your local library, or that has been on you physical […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #20

Having DNF’d Laura Restrepo’s seriously off-putting Hot Sur and then completed Candace Robb’s The Apothecary Rose (which was — bad pun alert — just what the doctor ordered by way of a remedial reading experience), now that we’re past midnight German time I’m allowed to roll again … and hooray, even though I’m risking doing […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #19

Having finished Ann Leckie’s excellent Raven Tower, I have just about enough time to roll again before the day is out.  And as always when I’m “just quickly going to do this”, there’s no such thing as a straightforward roll.  So — here we go: My first roll sends me to square 14: The Patagonia […]

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BL-opoly: Scottie Dog Selection (Square #9) — Please pick my next book!

Reblogged from: Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books   * Laura Restrepo: Hot Sur * Laura Esquivel: Like Water for Chocolate * Ann Leckie: The Raven Tower * Renee Adieh: The Wrath and the Dawn   UPDATED July 21: The votes are in: The Raven Tower it is. Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1922170/bl-opoly-scottie-dog-selection-square-9-please-pick-my-next-book

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BL-opoly: Scottie Dog Selection (Square #9) — Please pick my next book!

  * Laura Restrepo: Hot Sur * Laura Esquivel: Like Water for Chocolate * Ann Leckie: The Raven Tower * Renee Adieh: The Wrath and the Dawn Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1921664/bl-opoly-scottie-dog-selection-square-9-please-pick-my-next-book

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #18

So, I finished M.M. Kaye’s Death in Kashmir and am allowed to roll again, and what shall I say — whenever it’s an “oh, I’ll just quickly do this before going to bed” situation, it’s raining doubles and extras like there’s no tomorrow.     My first roll ends up being doubles, which land me […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #17

It’s past midnight CEST, so having finished my very satisfying return visit with Crowley, Aziraphael and the world of Good Omens, I am allowed to roll again.   This takes me to square 20: The Lake House — read a book featuring a dog, with a dog on the cover, or set in an area […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #16

It’s past midnight CEST, so having finished J,K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy, I am allowed to roll again     This takes me to square 15: Mountain Cabin — read a book with a tree on the cover or featuring a character who is a father.   I decided to go for, um, the ultimate fatherhood […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #15

So, having finished my Independence Day extra roll books, I am (finally) allowed to roll again:   Starting from “GO”, this takes me to square 7: The Stay-Cation — read a book with a house on the cover or related to something unique about your community.   My audio edition of J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy […]

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BL-opoly: Independence Day Extra Rolls

Hooo boy.   So, it turns out my  Independence Day extra rolls are sending me right around the board.  Doubles, novelty cards … Anyway, here we go: I just finished my current read, which was for square 2 (“Who?”). My first roll, starting from there, sends me to square 9: The Stay-Cation — read a book […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #13

Having finally finished the books from my June 25 roll, I’m allowed to roll again today:     This sends me past GO“, where I collect $5, to square 2: Who? — Read a mystery or detective story or a book with the word “who” in the title … thus continuing the mini-tour of “question” […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #12, Parts a and b

Today is a roll day for me:  It started with doubles that sent me to another square I’ve visited before (and for a moment had me fearing I’m stuck in a loop, too):     I move to square 26: How? — Read a book that is science fiction or a book with the word […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #11

Today is a roll day for me — turns out I just snuck in under the radar before midnight (phew)!       I move to square 22: The Lake House — read a book whose title includes a woman’s role or that features a strong woman character.   My pick is Richard Hull’s The […]

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