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message 1: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Jun 06, 2016 09:43AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
bookopoly board

Bookopoly

Track your Bookopoly game here. Designate your shelf, post your progress, and request books for Partner Pick spaces. Also ask for reading ideas if you're not sure what to read for a category, theme, or genre.

** See Bookopoly - How to Play for the full rules. **

➜ Click here for electronic dice


message 2: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Sep 10, 2016 12:40PM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Allison's Bookopoly

My designated shelf for this game is 2016 - Books of Chance.

Round 1 - Complete

June 6th - Roll 1: 4
Library Fine - Read a book from the current month's genres (Minority Studies/LGBT, Western Europe, Classics) - The Tea Rose (LGBT)

June 13th - Roll 2: 11
Railroad - Travel Ahead: A book set in the future - Cress

July 18th - Roll 3: 7
Chance - Sort your shelf by "Random" and read the first book - Grave Mercy

August 25th - Roll 4: 11
Partner Pick - Emperor Mage

September 4th - Roll 5: 6
Genre: Contemporary - The Travelers


message 3: by Clare (last edited Sep 07, 2016 03:41PM) (new)

Clare (-clare-) | 98 comments I'll try this one it looks fun.


Clare's Bookopoly

My designated shelf for this game is - Game Shelf

June 6th - Roll 1: 3
Brown - Genre: Non-Fiction - Band-Aid for a Broken Leg 15/06

June 16th - Roll 2: 9
Electric Co - In a setting that's new to you - Ella Minnow Pea 20/06

June 21th - Roll 3: 8
Book Sale! - A book by a favorite author, or re-read a personal favorite - The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 10/07

July 12th - Roll 4: 2
Chance - Sort your shelf by "Random" and read the first book- Ketchup Clouds 21/07

July 23rd - Roll 5: 9
Green - Category: The book most recently added to your shelf - The Thirteenth Tale 05/08

August 16th - Roll 6: 6
Blue - Genre: Fantasy / Sci Fi / Paranormal - The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet 31/08

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message 4: by Marina (last edited Oct 02, 2016 07:10AM) (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) I'm doing the same game in another group, but I'll jump in all the same since the board is very different, lol!

Marina's Bookopoly

My designated shelf for this game is Bookopoly.

6 June - Roll 1: 5
Railroad - Travel Along: A book about a journey - And the Mountains Echoed (read 18 June)

19 June - Roll 2: 6
Category: A book published this year - A Scone To Die For (read 26 June)

26 June - Roll 3: 6
Partner pick - The cost of sugar (read 29 June)

29 June - Roll 4: 6
Category: Highest rating - The Name of the Wind (read 28 July)

28 July - Roll 5: 10
Partner pick - The Cuckoo's Calling (read 3 August)

4 August - Roll 6: 9
Partner pick - Fool (read 11 September)

11 September - Roll 7: 6
Theme: Love - The Well of Loneliness (read 2 October)

2 October - Roll 8: 6
Category: Part of a series - A Feast for Crows


message 5: by Cindy (last edited Jun 06, 2016 03:49PM) (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 810 comments Sounds like fun - I'm in!

I'm going to use my TBR shelf on Bookcrossing and Goodreads to select books and books read will go on the Bookopoly shelf.

1st roll: 5
Travel Along - Firefly Cloak


message 6: by Plethora (last edited Dec 17, 2016 09:20PM) (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 26 comments Picking a shelf is the hard part! As my-to-read would just have too many. I'm going to start with 2016 Historical Fictionistas TBR Summer shelf. This is a random shelf of 50 books for a three month challenge, but it contains a variety of things.

Hope we can change the shelf later if I decide I would like to change it up later.

June 6th, Roll 1: 5
Travel Along - A book about a journey
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Started: 07/04/16
Completed: 07/10/16
Travel: Time Travel - journeys back in time

July 15th, Roll 2: 5
Book Ban - Read a book you've been putting off for a long time, or finish a book that you've previously abandoned
The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
Started: 08/05/16
Completed: 08/08/16
Long Time: Longest on shelf, since Sep 13, 2012

August 8th, Roll 3:
Travel Ahead - A book set in the future
Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne
Started: 12/17/16
Completed: 12/17/16
Fit: Written in 1860's set in 1930's
(was not on shelf, none of books on shelf fit criteria)

December 17th, Roll 5:
Book Sale - A book by a favorite author, or re-read a personal favorite

Other finished from shelf:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding


message 7: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Jun 06, 2016 07:21PM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Glad you're all joining in. I hope this will be fun!

Bookworm (or do you prefer Plethora?), it's fine to change the shelf later if you want to. You can also add and remove books from your shelf between turns. The main idea is to narrow down the choices from everything in the world to books you've already identified to read.


message 8: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
By the way, you guys all got lucky with the Travel square!


message 9: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 26 comments I go by whatever, BR, Bookworm, Plethora.....


message 10: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 198 comments My dedicated shelf is: Bookopoly

My first role was 6 - Friendship.
Never Let Me Go


message 11: by Candy (last edited Nov 10, 2016 08:34AM) (new)

Candy Tiley | 86 comments This is ingenious! My shelf is (so original) 2016 - Bookopoly. I rolled
June 7th - Roll 1
Theme - Friendship: "Bittersweet" by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
finished Aug. 4

August 5 - Roll 2, 10
YA, Middle Group or Children's: "The Bunker Diary" by Kevin Brooks

September 20 - Roll 3, 6
Chance - "Tigerlily's Orchids" by Ruth Rendell

October 1 - Roll 4, 9
landed on Category - book most recently added to shelf
"The Canterbury Sisters" by Kim Wright

October 27 - Roll 5, 6
landed on Genre: Fantasy/Sci Fi
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling

November 10 - Roll 6, 9
landed on Theme: Friendship (again)


message 12: by Veronique (new)

Veronique Like the sound of this one :O)


message 13: by Bouchra (new)

Bouchra Rebiai (bouchrarebiai) | 86 comments Alrighty, I'm signing up for this one with my entire to-read shelf, as there's a lot on there I really want to get through by the end of the year.

June 9th - Roll 1
Travel Along: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Start Date:
End Date:
Rating:
Favorite Quote:


message 14: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 169 comments I would like to join in this game.

I will probably also use my entire TBR shelf.


message 15: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 169 comments I rolled a 7, which I guess is chance. I will read The Solomon Curse by Clive Cussler for it.


message 16: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Glad to have you both along!


message 17: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 198 comments Just finished - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and thoroughly enjoyed it - though creepy in a sci-fi possibilities way. :)

I just rolled a 4 - this brings me to Book Ban. For this square I'll be reading one my daughter keeps asking me to read that I've put off. She wants me to catch up on the series:

The Kill Order by James Dashner - can't put it off any longer!


message 18: by Camille (last edited Nov 17, 2016 04:37AM) (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Camille's Bookpoly

I will be using my Bookopoly shelf.

Round 1
June 10 - Roll 1: 9

Family - An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde. Read 10/06.

June 10 - Roll 2: 5
Part of a series - The Road from Roxbury by Melissa Wiley. Finished 24/06.

June 24 - Roll 3: 7
Movie Adaptation - Les Malheurs de Sophie by Comtesse de Ségur. Finished 25/06.

June 25 - Roll 4: 5
Good vs Evil - Swan Boy by Nikki Sheehan. Finished 27/06.

June 27 - Roll 5: 7
Partner Pick - Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery. Finished 05/07.

July 5 - Roll 6: 6
Contemporary - The Cranes Dance by Meg Howrey. Finished 26/07.

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Round 2
July 27 - Roll 1: 9

Love - Toxic In-Laws: Loving Strategies for Protecting Your Marriage. Finished 09/08.

August 9 - Roll: 2
Book Ban - What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist—the Facts of Daily Life in 19th-Century England. Finished 04/09.

September 8 - Roll: 9
Historical Fiction - Southern Ruby. Finished 27/09.

September 27 - Roll: 3
Chance - Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music. Finished 17/11.

November 17 - Roll: 9
Most recently added - It’s a Wonderful Life: The Christmas bestseller is back with an unforgettable holiday romance


message 19: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
That sounds perfect for the book ban, Sam.

Glad you're joining us, Camille!


message 20: by Agnik (new)

Agnik | 52 comments Could I just use my to-read shelf?


message 21: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1535 comments Mod
Agnik- yes, thats fine. I think that's what most everyone is doing, or makeing a smaller shelf from theier general to read. Whatever you are most comfortable with.


message 22: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1535 comments Mod
I am using my entire to read shelf.
Rolled a 9. Theme- Family
Book-Angel Falls


message 23: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I finished my first book, The Tea Rose, for my library fine (Genre of the month, LGBT). Rolled 11 to land on a railroad (travel ahead). I'm planning to read The Vor Game or Carpe Diem for this move.


message 24: by Cindy (last edited Jun 23, 2016 06:20PM) (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 810 comments Finished 1st roll: Firefly Cloak

2nd roll: 11 (YA or middle grade) - will read Before I Die


message 25: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 198 comments I finished The Kill Order by James Dashner.

Next I rolled a 9 - for Historical Fiction. I'm reading:

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers


message 26: by Clare (new)

Clare (-clare-) | 98 comments June 16th - Roll 2: 9
Electric Co - In a setting that's new to you
Maybe reading Ella Minnow Pea: A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable


Would you class a fictional island as a new setting?


message 27: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
It's open to interpretation, so if you feel like it fits the theme, go for it!


message 29: by Clare (new)

Clare (-clare-) | 98 comments OK Ella Minnow Pea it is then.

@Marina I'm looking forward to it. I'm intrigued about how this is going to work.


message 30: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 198 comments I finished The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers - such a great book!

I now rolled a 7 - which brings me to Yellow: Social Issues

I am reading Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff - about a son who is addicted to meth.


message 31: by Clare (new)

Clare (-clare-) | 98 comments I finished Ella Minnow Pea yesterday and loved it.

June 21th - Roll 3: 8
Book Sale! - A book by a favorite author, or re-read a personal favorite -
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult


message 32: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Is this a re-read of a favorite, or one you haven't read yet? (I'm secretly hoping to land on this space!)


message 33: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (last edited Jun 21, 2016 11:58AM) (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Renee's Bookopoly

I'm going to give this a try. I love the concept, Allison!
My Bookopoly shelf is called "Bookopoly"... https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

June 21- Rolled a 4. Library Fine - Read a book from the current month's genres (Minority Studies/LGBT, Western Europe, Classics) -
I'm going with a continuation of the series I've been reading...The Kindly Ones (Western Europe/Classic)


message 34: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Yay! So glad you're joining in!


message 35: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (last edited Jun 24, 2016 06:58AM) (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
June 22- finished listening to The Kindly Ones while doing chores yesterday.

Rolled a 6- BOOK BAN!
Deciding between...
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Gone with the Wind
Crime and Punishment

All of which have been on my "Taking a Break" shelf for awhile. All very good, but very long.

**EDIT... I'm going with Crime & Punishment. It's the one I've been dithering with the longest. Also, I already have an Audible copy.


message 36: by megan (new)

megan | 886 comments Oh man I am so in on this! But it will have to wait until I am home tomorrow.


message 37: by megan (last edited Jul 15, 2016 06:39AM) (new)

megan | 886 comments Bookopoly


Roll 1: 5
Railroad - Travel Along: Read a book about a journey
Walk Two Moons
26 June

Roll 2: 5
Book Ban: Read a book you have started but never finished
A Game of Thrones
4 July

Roll 3: 5
Railroad -Travel Ahead: Read a book set in the future
Into the Still Blue
14 July

Roll 4: 9
Red - Category: The shortest book on your shelf
The Little Prince
15 July


message 38: by Cindy (last edited Jun 27, 2016 05:38PM) (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 810 comments Finished:
1st roll: Firefly Cloak
2nd roll: Before I Die

3rd roll: 8 Landed on shortest book - will read Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions (this is shortest one on TBR list that I possess - others are more reminders for books to buy or borrow from library)


message 39: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments I got "movie adaptation" for my third roll, need to think about this one!


message 40: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Lol. I decided to roll ahead, just so I could plan out my next book. And it looks like I'll be reading Gone With the Wind anyway. Right after I finish Crime & Punishment.


message 41: by Marina (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) Wow, you have some chunksters there, Renee. Though I loved Crime and Punishment so it didn't take much time for me to read it.


message 42: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1535 comments Mod
Oh my Renee, that is lots of pages!


message 43: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Well... A lot of listening hours. ;-)


message 44: by Clare (new)

Clare (-clare-) | 98 comments Allison wrote: "Is this a re-read of a favorite, or one you haven't read yet? (I'm secretly hoping to land on this space!)"
It's one of only two Jodi Picoult books that I haven't got around to reading yet.


message 45: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Clare, enjoy!

Renee, good luck! At least this is a great way to get to some unfinished business. Crime & Punishment is a book that I stayed up really late to finish, and I still remember parts of it even though that was 20 years ago. I think it'll grab you at some point.


message 46: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Camille wrote: "I got "movie adaptation" for my third roll, need to think about this one!"

Do you need any help with ideas for this one, Camille?


message 47: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Allison wrote: "Camille wrote: "I got "movie adaptation" for my third roll, need to think about this one!"

Do you need any help with ideas for this one, Camille?"


I looked in my ereader and found Les Malheurs de Sophie, which I used to watch as a cartoon as a child. Thank you, though :-)

My next roll is good vs evil, I'm going for Swan Boy as it deals with the theme of bullying, it kind of fits.


message 48: by Marina (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) On my third roll I landed on Partner Pick, could someone please choose something for me? Here's my dedicated shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
I don't know if this is allowed, but if it is, I would prefer to have 3 picks for me to choose from. If not, just the one is fine :-)


message 49: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Marina wrote: "On my third roll I landed on Partner Pick, could someone please choose something for me? Here's my dedicated shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
I don't know..."


The Cuckoo's Calling
The Cost of Sugar
On Chesil Beach (loved this one!)


message 50: by Marina (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) Thanks Camille! I'm going with The cost of sugar.


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