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message 1: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 3218 comments Mod
A couple of reminders:

Please post as follows:

Rolled 5
Move to Square 39 (historical romance)

OR

Rolled 5
Move to Square 19
Up the ladder to Squre 44 (2008)

This thread will be closed off at approximately 100 posts. If the thread is still open (even at 100 posts), just continue to post there until it is closed. Do NOT re-post in the new thread as I will take into account whatever is posted in an open thread until it’s closed.


message 2: by Tien (last edited Apr 18, 2012 03:29PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 3218 comments Mod
Completed:
1 Vi with 12 books read
2 D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ with 16 books read
3 Susan with 17 books read
4 Amanda with 16 books read
5 Coralie with 27 books read
6 Karen with 25 books read
7 Sam with 20 books read

Up to #94

142 Amy
135 Dee
129 Luann / KarenF
126 LynnB
125 Dionisia
100 Sandy
93 Laura
70 Bea / Jo Ann
65 Kazza
59 Tara
51 Vivian
48 Mary
47 Slayermel / Sarah
46 Serenity / Adrienne
44 Scott
43 Adrienne
40 Lyn M
33 Leonie
22 Minttu
17 Ingrid
15 Kim L / Giulia
13 Melissia
10 Christina
9 Emily
8 Candiss / Maggie
6 Ashley
4 Blarneygod / Natasha
3 JenB

Round 2
61 D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
51 Vi
24 Susan
16 Coralie
15 Sam
13 Karen


message 3: by Susan (new)

Susan | 2066 comments Finished Divided in Death for sqaure 7 (free read).

Rolled 2.
Moved to Square 9 (have).
Read Terrier

Rolled 2 (again!!!).
Moved to Square 11 (free read).

I'm still working on To the Lighthouse for square 4 (novel). I'm not liking it, and it's taking me forever. I'm trying to finish it in time to post on the classics shelf, but I'm not sure that will happen.


message 4: by Bea (new)

Bea | 1171 comments Finished Gilt By Association for square 22 (mysteries).

Started reading Living Dead in Dallas for square 28 (horro).

Rolled 4
Moved to square 32 (Christian)
Book: At Home In Mitford

I hope this book will be palatable. I do not like most Christian books as I do not share the faith and find the assumptions about christianity being the only way to live offensive.


message 5: by LynnB (last edited Mar 30, 2012 02:40PM) (new)

LynnB | 994 comments Rolled 1
Move to Square 75
A snake...again!!! argh!
So I go down to Square #50 ("want")

Book: I'm the only person left who hasn't read The Hunger Games, so I'll do it for this square.


message 6: by D.G. (last edited Mar 31, 2012 04:50AM) (new)

D.G. | 974 comments Bea wrote: "I hope this book will be palatable. I do not like most Christian books as I do not share the faith and find the assumptions about christianity being the only way to live offensive. "

I'm an agnostic so I don't follow ANY faith, but to be fair to Christianity, they are not the only ones who think following their faith is the only way to live. Most other religions suffer from the same problem. :)


message 7: by Susan (new)

Susan | 2066 comments Bea wrote: "I hope this book will be palatable. I do not like most Christian books as I do not share the faith and find the assumptions about christianity being the only way to live offensive."

If you find you don't like it, you might try one of the Love Languages books. The name is a bit of a put-off, but they're quick reads and suggest ways of looking at what we need from each other that can be helpful in thinking about relationships.
There are several of them, by Gary Chapman. They're shelved on the Christian shelf, but I didn't feel hit over the head with the assumptions like I do with some books.


message 8: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (CleoCleveland) | 66 comments Current Square: 90
Rolled: 3
New Square: 93 (Free Read)
Book: Magic Slays


message 9: by Amy (new)

Amy | 746 comments Current square: 82
Rolled a 3
Moved to square 85 (general-fiction)
Book: One True Thing


message 10: by Bea (last edited Mar 31, 2012 08:03AM) (new)

Bea | 1171 comments D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "...but to be fair to Christianity, they are not the only ones who think following their faith is the only way to live. Most other religions suffer from the same problem. :)"

I agree. My comment was simply my feelings about the shelf I needed to chose a book from.


message 11: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 974 comments That's why I don't read Christian fiction either. Although I'm open to any book where the characters are religious if it's about the character and theres no preaching.


message 12: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 457 comments First game completed – 27 books

Second Game
Starting at the beginning

Rolled a 5
Moved to square 5 (wish-list)
Book: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle


message 13: by Jo Ann (new)

Jo Ann  | 81 comments Current Square:53
Rolled a 1
Moved to Square:54 (Read-In-2009)
Book:Uglies


message 14: by Karen (last edited Apr 02, 2012 06:18AM) (new)

Karen (Karenofthebookworm) | 715 comments Have finally started The Snow Child so I'm rolling again.

current square - 138
rolled - 5
moved to square - 143(non-fiction)
book - The Father of Forensics: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of Modern CSI


message 15: by Bea (new)

Bea | 1171 comments Finished Living Dead in Dallas for square 28 (horror). Starting At Home in Mitford for square 32 (Christian).


message 16: by Laura (new)

Laura Hucke | 16 comments Current square - 89

Rolled a 4
Moved to square 93 (Free-Read)
Book: Probably The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo unless something else strikes my fancy before I get to it. Free-Reads aren't good for indecisive people like me. haha


message 17: by Bea (new)

Bea | 1171 comments I have started At Home in Mitford. I think I am going to enjoy this book! So far I like Jan Karon's storyline and writing style. I am so relieved and now am looking forward to reading this book.

Rolled 3.
Moved to Square 35 -> ladder to square 60 (graphic novels)
Book: Anya's Ghost

I have been wanting to read this book since we did Graphic Novels shelf.


message 18: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (CleoCleveland) | 66 comments Current Square: 93
Rolled: 5
Up the ladder to Square: 121 (Free Read)
Book: Timeless


message 19: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 409 comments Current square: 129

Rolled: 6
Move to square: 135 (erotica)
Book: Madame Bovary


message 20: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 3218 comments Mod
After swapping books sooo many times, I'm finally ready to make my next move!

Rolled 1 :(
Move to Square 51 (e-books)
The Garden Party and Other Stories


message 21: by Karen (new)

Karen (Karenofthebookworm) | 715 comments current square - 143

rolled - 6
moved to square - 144(fiction)
book - The Villa Triste


message 22: by Amy (new)

Amy | 746 comments Current square: 85
Rolled a 6
Moved to square 91 (drama)
Book: The Kitchen House


message 23: by Tara (last edited Apr 08, 2012 02:25PM) (new)

Tara | 742 comments Current Square:20
Rolled a 5
Moved to square 25 and then up the ladder to 51 (e-books)
Book: Heartless

updated: 4/8/12


message 24: by Susan (new)

Susan | 2066 comments I finished To the Lighthouse for square 4 (novel).

I started The Dream of Heroes for square 11 (free read).

Rolled 1 (what is this with the low rolls?!!)
Moved to Square 12 (poetry).
Read Mirror, Mirror.

Rolled 6 (yay!)
Moved to square 18 (mystery).
Four of my alternate history books are shelved here, so I'll pick one of them.


message 25: by Luann (new)

Luann (AZbookgal) | 988 comments Mod
Current square: 126
Rolled 1 (What! Oh, I wanted to make some progress!)

Move to Square 127 (spirituality)
Book: Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.


message 26: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 994 comments Rolled: 2
Moved to: Square 52
Up ladder: Square 94 (2010)
Book: The Road


message 27: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 409 comments Current square: 135

Rolled: 6
Move to square: 141 (philosophy)
Book: Equal Rites


message 28: by Jo Ann (new)

Jo Ann  | 81 comments Current Square: 54

Rolled: 3
Moved to Square: 57 (Adult)
Book: The Thirteenth Tale


message 29: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 457 comments Second Game
Current square 5

Rolled a 3
Moved to square 8 (short stories)
Book: Chronicles of Avonlea


message 30: by Giulia (new)

Giulia | 16 comments Ok, I need a swap! Anna Karenina it's just too much (long, difficult, whatever..). I can't make it!

So square 5 (wish-list): Soulless

Since I read it all yesterday night and I already started The Hunger Games for square 9 I think I can roll the dice again.

Current square: 9
Roll: 6
Moved to square: 15 (Book Club)
Book: TBD


message 31: by Susan (new)

Susan | 2066 comments I finished The Dream of Heroes for square 11 (free read).

Started Lost in a Good Book for square 18 (mystery) and alternate history.

Rolled 6 (again! making up for all those low numbers!)
Moved to Square 24 (children-s-books).
This should be easy, since my 5-yr-old gradndaughter is here this week.


message 32: by Mary (last edited Apr 05, 2012 04:04PM) (new)

Mary | 7 comments Roll 3
Move to 17
Up the ladder to 40 (children)
The Princess Bride


message 33: by Karen (new)

Karen (Karenofthebookworm) | 715 comments Finished round 1.

Back to the beginning, just have to say I really like this game.

rolled a 4
move to - square 4(novel)
book - will decide after I finish my library books, unfotunately none of them are on this shelf.


message 34: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 3218 comments Mod
Rolled 2 :p
Moved to Square 53 (read-2011)
On The Beach by Nevil Shute (just in time for my f2f bookclub!!)


message 35: by Mary (new)

Mary | 7 comments Rolled 4
Moved to 44 (2008)

Everything is Illuminated

I think... hmm, so many good books that actually have nothing to do with 2008. Tough choice.


message 36: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 457 comments Second Game
Current square 8

Rolled a 1
Moved to square 9 (have)
Book: Kraken


message 37: by Amy (new)

Amy | 746 comments Current square: 91
Rolled a 5
Moved to square 96 (picture-books)
Book: Wonderstruck


message 38: by Bea (new)

Bea | 1171 comments Completed At Home in Mitford for square 32 yesterday.

Awaiting library to open to get Anya's Ghost for square 60 (ladder from 35) as reported in post #17.

Rolled 3.
Moved to Square 63 (free read)
Book: Homicide In Hardcover


message 39: by Jo Ann (new)

Jo Ann  | 81 comments Current Square: 57

Rolled: 4
Moved to Square: 61 (sci-fi)
Book: The Sparrow


message 40: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 994 comments Current Square: 94

Rolled: 4
Moved to Square 98
Up ladder to Square #121 (Free Read)
Book: Something Rotten for the Alternative shelf


message 41: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leo23) | 129 comments Current square : 28 finished The Legend of Sleepy Hollow instead of The Last Werewolf
Rolled : 4
Moved to : 32 (Christian)
Book : The Dirty Parts of the Bible


message 42: by Luann (new)

Luann (AZbookgal) | 988 comments Mod
Current square: 127
Rolled 2

Move to Square 129 (favorites)
Book: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest


message 43: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 3218 comments Mod
Rolled 3
Move to Square 56 (literature)
Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens


message 44: by Amy (new)

Amy | 746 comments Current square: 96
Rolled a 6
Moved to square 102 (all-time-favorites)
Book: Fire


message 45: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 3218 comments Mod
Congrats, Karen! Glad you're liking the game so much that you started round 2 straight away (well, kinda straight away :) )

Susan, I hope you're having a blast reading together (?) with your granddaugther.


message 46: by Vivian (last edited May 14, 2012 12:42AM) (new)

Vivian (_vivian) | 192 comments Current square: 15
Rolled a 5.

Moved to square 20 (science)
Reading: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Bonk


message 47: by Bea (new)

Bea | 1171 comments Current square: 63

Rolled a 3.
Moved to square 66 (free read).
Book: Red Prophet


message 48: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 409 comments Current square: 141

Rolled: 5
Move to square: 144 (fiction)
Book: The Great Cow Race


message 49: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 409 comments New start!

Rolled: 5
Square: 5 (wish-list)
Book: Dante's Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation


message 50: by Sam (new)

Sam (Ecowitch) | 409 comments Current square: 5 (wish-list)

Rolled: 2
Square: 7 (free read)
Book: Revive!: Inspired Interiors from Recycled Materials


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