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May 30, 2016 03:03PM

8565 Hi Marina, could I please have 4 choices from my shelf?

May 30, 2016 03:02PM

8565 Seventh Round on the Board
Going to ramp up by reading 2 books per square... let's see if I can handle the pressure(!)

P: Black Beauty -Marina's
3:38pm May-31-16
Marina has picked
Nausea -Read Jun-6
A Farewell to Arms
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 -Read Jun-3

Rolled 8
10:19pm Jun-6-16
P: Animal Farm -Book Request
10:30pm Jun-6-16
Amy has picked
A Murderous Procession -Read 06/15
The Other Side of Summer -Read 06/10


Rolled 2
8am Jun-7-16
P: Lord of the Flies -Bea's
Susan picked:
Bellman and Black
The Lost Symbol
The Five Love Languages of Children
& Bea picked:
When Michael Met Mina
The Lions of Lucerne
A Sense Of The World
A Farewell to Arms

Rolled 4
9:03pm Jun-12-16
E: Refer Tasks below (post 3)
Below Native Son
Rolled 9
9. Sort your shelf by random and read one of the first 5 books on the top of the list.
Someone Like You
The Queen's Choice
The Raven's Wing

Rolled 6
7:58am Jun-15-16
U: Imagination -Ask a Librarian
below Invisible Man
8:30am Jun-15-16
Lyn has picked:
Murder at the Vicarage
The Lions of Lucerne
Death of Riley
Legacy of Kings
Socializing (238 new)
May 26, 2016 11:04PM

8565 I don't usually carry big books around, Marina... they're reserved for home reading. And I don't fall asleep reading either. I, usually, have to make a conscious decision to go to sleep so everything will have to be put away and/or turned off before I do :)
May 26, 2016 11:01PM

8565 COMPLETED as at 05/31

Miles Off Course by Sulari Gentill -Read 05/27

1. page 175
"With the first light of day, the men who worked the Sinclair snow lease rode into the hills.

2. page 177
"He checked his watch--it had only just gone past six."

3. page 197
"He scowled at the sun, now nearly one with the western horizon."

4. page 225
"Simpson glanced up at the lightening horizon."

5. page 244
"It was six in the morning."

Cat Under Fire by Shirley Rousseau Murphy -Read 05/29

6. 71%
"They thought the time must be about five-fifty."

7. 71%
"The first mark would leave his house at six-fifteen."

8. 73%
"The sky was paling toward dawn, the houses beginning to take on dimension, the bushes silhouetted stark and black."

9. 82%
"Beyond the parking lot and beyond the red tile roofs of the condo complex, the hills and the mountains were burnished gold in the late-afternoon light. They could not see the ocean, to the west, or the setting sun. But off to their right, beyond the village rooftops, the bay looked like melted gold."

10. 83%
"The golden October evening was deepening, the sky streaked with indigo."

11. 85%
"Mahl, at three in the morning, had to have a key for that."

12. 89%
"The dinner crowd would be moderate; the bar would begin to fill up around eight."

13. 95%
"She wondered if he did all the baking, at perhaps three in the morning, or if he delegated that task to one of his efficient assistants."

Revolution -currently reading

14. 4%
"The clock on the wall says 3:01."

15. 4%
"I look at the clock again. 3:04."

16. 5%
"3:21, the clock says."

17. 5%
"It was eight o'clock by the time I left"

18. 26%
"It's nearly six now and dark, and I'm hungrier than ever."

19. 28%
"He looks at his watch. 'It's past eleven. That's too late for the Metro. I'll take you.'"

20. 30%
"It's one a.m."

21. 32%
"I reach over to the night table for my watch. Nine a.m.. Not good."

22. 33%
"I got here at eleven o'clock and he made me spend the next two hours running all over Paris."

23. 33%
"It's nearly three-thirty and the archives close at five."

24. 38%
"I look at the clock on the wall. It's 4:45."
May 26, 2016 07:19PM

8565 Successful Hunters:

816 - Amy

816 - Bea

816 - Coralie

816 - Karin

816 - Lauren

816 - Tien
May 26, 2016 07:19PM

8565 description

GOAL: 24 references to the time of day
EXPIRY: July-29
REWARD: 24 points per reference and 240 bonus points if goal met within time limit

1. The reference must be either:
a. Specific (for example, 3:15pm); OR
b. Creative (for example, as the sun sank down low over the horizon,...)

2. To further clarify above (1), reference can NOT be just ‘morning’, ‘afternoon’, ‘night’, etc. but must either be specific with reference to a clock OR creative with embellishment to the type of day (for example, this balmy summer evening...).

For example,
"At 3:15pm, Connor and Beau played in the backyard."
but NOT
"In the afternoon, Connor and Beau played in the backyard."

3. You can read as many books as you like to meet your goal

4. As per Part B. 7. c : books read for Hunting Expeditions do NOT have to be listed books.
This can be any book you happen to be reading

5. Reward points can only be claimed ONCE per person.

6. Report your completed Expedition by posting here:
a. Link to your book edition; and
b. Noting page / location of your items (and what they are)

For example,
1. Miles Off Course by Sulari Gentill - Read MM/DD
Page 53
”Additional clothing had been purchased from the gentleman’s outfitters in Yass and delivered to Oaklea before ten, and two extra trunks had been placed on the train to Cootamundra for dispatch to Tumut.”

May 26, 2016 06:54PM

8565 WoW, good reading, Lusie!

Please create a thread for your Don Quixote

That will be 2 properties for you and you cannot purchase anymore.
May 26, 2016 06:49PM

8565 Charity wrote: "I'd like to join too! We'll see how it goes."

Yay, Charity, here's your card
May 26, 2016 06:48PM

8565 description
Socializing (238 new)
May 26, 2016 05:47PM

8565 I am on-track with LOST (just!) & thinking of picking one up before end of month... a quick read one (the only YA on my list)

Nearly done with moving mountains... 4 books left which will bring a total of 51 books for MM this year (soooo... much better than previous years)

I am in the middle of fiddling with my book chains to try & finish One book chain this coming quarter... unfortunately, I've just included 2 thick books (which I owned) so that may or may not happen
Socializing (238 new)
May 26, 2016 05:44PM

8565 I know what you mean about reading after watching adaptations... especially if you like the adaptations!

I didn't watch the series -saw flashes of it when hubby watched but I didn't want to watch b4 reading... then I read it, didn't like it (too political for my personal taste) so didn't end up watching the series. ah wells... lots of other books & series to watch!

I recently thought that I prefer BIG BOOKS on paper than ebook... something about flicking back & forth and seeing just how much I've read makes it much more real (rather than the percentage shown on ereader)
Socializing (238 new)
May 26, 2016 05:21PM

8565 Bea wrote: "GOT may be my "read when having difficulty sleeping" book...like AK. "

oh dear... you don't sound very excited about GoT -what's your motivation behind reading it then?

and... The Instructions looks kinda dry too? Or maybe just too literary to be a quick read (I'm in a quick-read kinda mood this past week... so didn't really appeal to me right now lol)
Socializing (238 new)
May 26, 2016 05:02PM

8565 Bea wrote: "I also read Madame Bovary, which was written about twenty years earlier...in another country. And, I found that the story..."

Ick... one that I'll stay away from for now :p

What's next on your 'hard-tackle' list, Bea? :)
May 26, 2016 04:06AM

8565 Lol - that makes it pretty easy!

The Twelve is a massive tome but sooo good!
Socializing (238 new)
May 26, 2016 04:04AM

8565 Yay! Well done, Bea!
Agree with your thoughts :)
May 25, 2016 06:49PM

8565 Congrats on your purchase, Lusie. Could you please set up the property thread & I'll link you up on the Board? Cheers!
May 25, 2016 06:46PM

8565 Hey Bea, since I did your last request, I thought I'd wait for Lyn or Susan to respond but looks like they haven't been around so... here are my picks for you

The Lost Hero -1st in series & easy + fun to read
A Murderous Procession -last in series as author has passed away :(
The Twelve -book 3 has just been released!
May - Forest (38 new)
May 24, 2016 04:36PM

8565 Clue #1:
Elegy for Eddie (Maisie Dobbs, #9) by Jacqueline Winspear Congo by Michael Crichton

Clue #2:
The Dogs of War
January - Grass (125 new)
May 24, 2016 04:33PM

8565 Clue #1:
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson
A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer
Book Requests (433 new)
May 24, 2016 03:06PM

8565 Amy wrote: "An update is needed on the thread for the game board. It still shows Charlotte's Web as belonging to Lyn. Thanks!"

I totally missed that, sorry! It's fixed now :)

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