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message 1: by Paris (new)

Paris (pah13) | 4285 comments


Roll Dice

Monopoly Rules

• You do not need to wait for the other player to finish reading before you take your next turn. As soon as you're done reading, go ahead and roll.
• Each property is represented by a shelf. For each grouping of shelves/properties you would read a certain amount of books from that shelf. Once you finish the amount of books you would then “Own” that shelf.
• If you land on an “owned” shelf you would have to read a certain amount of books above what the owner had to read.
• If one person “owns” all of the books in a group (think Mediterranean and Baltic) and another player lands on their properties they would be able to recommend at least one of the books that the player has to read.
Utilities – For the Electric Company – Read a book where the characters have electric chemistry. For Water Works – Read a book that makes you cry. Books have to be 150 pages or more.
• If a player lands on an “Owned” utility, then the owner will recommend a book with electric chemistry or that makes them cry.
Railroads – For Reading Railroad – Read whatever you want. For Pennsylvania Railroad – Read a book set in Pennsylvania. For B&O Railroad – Read a book that someone else thought stunk. For Short Line – Read a novella. Page minimum 150 for all but Short Line. 25 page minimum for the novella.
• If a player lands on an “owned” railroad, the owner will recommend a book for that specific railroad.
Chance and Community Chest – there are 12 cards for each. If a player lands on one of those spots they will roll the dice a second time and then would “pull” the corresponding card and do whatever it says on the card. Once a card is used, it will be out of play unless needed to finish the game. Books for this would need to be at least 150 pages.
Being in Jail – To get out of jail you would need to have one of the get out of jail free cards, roll doubles on one of your next three turns or read a book where a character is arrested or has been in jail. Books for this would need to be 150 pages or more.
Just Visiting – Read a novella of your choice, 50 page minimum
Free Parking – Read any book 100 pages or more
Go – Read any book of 200 pages or more
Luxury Tax/Income Tax – Read a book with a rich character, a really poor character or someone that works in a bank. 150 pages or more
• Each roll, you'll post your starting spot, the roll and your new spot on the board.
• When you finish your book you'll post the spot your on, book name, rating, when it was finished and a short review of the book. If you were supposed to read a book that had a specific element (water works utility, book that made you cry), then please mention that in the review.
• Re-reads are allowed.

Link to Frequently Asked Game Questions


message 2: by Paris (new)

Paris (pah13) | 4285 comments Property/Shelves - Version B

Mediterranean Avenue – Books read must start with M. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 2 books if the property is owned.
Baltic Avenue - Books read must start with B. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

Oriental Avenue - Books read must start with O. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 2 books if the property is owned.
Vermont Avenue - Books read must start with V. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 2 books if the property is owned.
Connecticut Avenue - Books read must start with C. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

St. Charles Place – Author’s first or last name must start with C. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 2 books if the property is owned.
States Avenue - Author’s first or last name must start with S. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 2 books if the property is owned.
Virginia Avenue - Author’s first or last name must start with V. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

St. James Place - Author’s first or last name must start with J. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 3 books if the property is owned.
Tennessee Avenue - Author’s first or last name must start with T. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 3 books if the property is owned.
New York Avenue - Author’s first or last name must start with N. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 3 books if the property is owned.

Kentucky Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with K. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 3 books if the property is owned.
Indiana Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with I. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 3 books if the property is owned.
Illinois Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with I. - Must read 1 book to own. Must read 3 books if the property is owned.

Atlantic Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with A. - Must read 2 books to own. Must read 4 books if the property is owned.
Ventnor Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with V. - Must read 2 books to own. Must read 4 books if the property is owned.
Marvin Gardens - Author’s name or book title must start with M. - Must read 2 books to own. Must read 4 books if the property is owned.

Pacific Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with P. - Must read 2 books to own. Must read 4 books if the property is owned and 1 of those books must also have a green cover.
North Carolina Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with N. - Must read 2 books to own. Must read 4 books if the property is owned and 1 of those books must also have a green cover.
Pennsylvania Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with P. - Must read 2 books to own. Must read 4 books if the property is owned and 1 of those books must also have a green cover.

Park Place - Author’s name or book title must start with P. - Must read 3 books to own and 1 of those books must also have a blue cover. Must read 5 books if the property is owned and 2 of those books must also have a blue cover.
Boardwalk - Author’s name or book title must start with B. - Must read 3 books to own and 1 of those books must also have a blue cover. Must read 5 books if the property is owned and 2 of those books must also have a blue cover.


message 3: by Paris (new)

Paris (pah13) | 4285 comments Community Chest

2. Get out of Jail Free
3. Holiday Fund Matures - Read a Holiday themed book.
4. Yes Sir! - Read a book with a bossy character.
5. Go Directly to Jail
6. Laugh Riot - Read a book that makes you laugh.
7. Go Forward 3 Spaces
8. Fight Night - Read a book with a fight in it.
9. Advanced to St. Charles Place
10. You Inherit $100 - Read a book that was given to you or with a character in it that has inherited something.
11. Pay the Hospital - Read a book that takes place in a hospital or where someone goes to the hospital.
12. You've won a beauty contest - Read a book where a character is considered beautiful.

Chance

2. Advance to Illinois Ave
3. Fright Night - Read a book that scares you.
4. Get out of Jail Free
5. Play Ball - Read a book with a sports theme or athlete in it.
6. Go to Jail
7. Sing A Long - Read a book with a musician
8. Go Back 3 Spaces
9. Warm & Fuzzy - Read a book that makes you feel warm & fuzzy or that has a pet in it.
10. It's Your Birthday - Read a book you got for your birthday or where someone celebrates their birthday.
11. Great Job! - Read a book where the main characters works for a living.
12. Pay For School - Read a book that takes place in a school or where someone goes to school.


message 4: by Sam (last edited Feb 12, 2018 07:36PM) (new)

Sam | 591 comments Property Tracking

Mediterranean Avenue – Books read must start with M.
Owned: Must read 1 book to own.
Rent: Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

Baltic Avenue - Books read must start with B.
Owned: Must read 1 book to own.
Rent: Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

Reading Railroad- Owned: Read whatever you want.
Rent: Owner recommends any book

Oriental Avenue - Books read must start with O.
Owned: Eunice
Rent: Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

Vermont Avenue - Books read must start with V.
Owned: Sam
Rent: Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

Connecticut Avenue - Books read must start with C.
Owned: Must read 1 book to own.
Rent: Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

Just Visiting – Read a novella of your choice, 50 page minimum

St. Charles Place – Author’s first or last name must start with C.
Owned: Sam
Rent: Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

The Electric Company- Owned: Read a book where the characters have electric chemistry
Rent: Owner recommends book with electric chemistry

States Avenue - Author’s first or last name must start with S.
Owned: Sam
Rent: Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

Virginia Avenue - Author’s first or last name must start with V.
Owned: Sam
Rent: Must read 2 books if the property is owned.

Pennsylvania Railroad- Owned: Read a book set in Pennsylvania
Rent: owner recommends book set in Pennsylvania

St. James Place - Author’s first or last name must start with J.
Owned: Sam
Rent: Must read 3 books if the property is owned.

Tennessee Avenue - Author’s first or last name must start with T.
Owned: Eunice
Rent: Must read 3 books if the property is owned.

New York Avenue - Author’s first or last name must start with N.
Owned: Must read 1 book to own.
Rent: Must read 3 books if the property is owned.

Free Parking – Read any book 100 pages or more

Kentucky Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with K.
Owned: Eunice
Rent: Must read 3 books if the property is owned.

Indiana Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with I.
Owned: Must read 1 book to own.
Rent: Must read 3 books if the property is owned.

Illinois Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with I.
Owned: Sam
Rent: Must read 3 books if the property is owned.

B&O Railroad- Owned: Read a book that someone else thought stunk
Rent: Owner recommends book that stunk

Atlantic Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with A.
Owned: Eunice
Rent: Must read 4 books if the property is owned.

Ventnor Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with V.
Owned: Must read 2 books to own.
Rent: Must read 4 books if the property is owned.

Water Works- Owned: Sam
Rent: Owner recommends book that makes you cry

Marvin Gardens - Author’s name or book title must start with M.
Owned: Sam
Rent: Must read 4 books if the property is owned.

Pacific Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with P.
Owned: Must read 2 books to own.
Rent: Must read 4 books if the property is owned and 1 of those books must also have a green cover.

North Carolina Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with N.
Owned: Sam
Rent: Must read 4 books if the property is owned and 1 of those books must also have a green cover.

Pennsylvania Avenue - Author’s name or book title must start with P.
Owned: Eunice
Rent: Must read 4 books if the property is owned and 1 of those books must also have a green cover.

Short Line Railroad- Owned: Read a novella (minimum 25 pages)
Rent: Owner recommends novella (minimum 25 pages)

Park Place - Author’s name or book title must start with P.
Owned: Sam
Rent: Must read 5 books if the property is owned and 2 of those books must also have a blue cover.

Luxury Tax/Income Tax – Read a book with a rich character, a really poor character or someone that works in a bank. 150 pages or more

Boardwalk - Author’s name or book title must start with B.
Owned: Must read 3 books to own and 1 of those books must also have a blue cover.
Rent: Must read 5 books if the property is owned and 2 of those books must also have a blue cover.

Go – Read any book of 200 pages or more

Being in Jail – To get out of jail you would need to have one of the get out of jail free cards, roll doubles on one of your next three turns (no more than 2 turns in one day) or read a book where a character is arrested or has been in jail. Books for this would need to be 150 pages or more.


message 5: by Sam (last edited Jan 03, 2017 02:04AM) (new)

Sam | 591 comments Chance and Community Chest – there are 12 cards for each. If a player lands on one of those spots they will roll the dice a second time and then would “pull” the corresponding card and do whatever it says on the card. Once a card is used, it will be out of play unless needed to finish the game. Books for this would need to be at least 150 pages

Community Chest

2. Get out of Jail Free
3. Holiday Fund Matures - Read a Holiday themed book.
4. Yes Sir! - Read a book with a bossy character.
5. Go Directly to Jail
6. Laugh Riot - Read a book that makes you laugh.
7. Go Forward 3 Spaces
8. Fight Night - Read a book with a fight in it. used by Sam
9. Advanced to St. Charles Place
10. You Inherit $100 - Read a book that was given to you or with a character in it that has inherited something.
11. Pay the Hospital - Read a book that takes place in a hospital or where someone goes to the hospital.
12. You've won a beauty contest - Read a book where a character is considered beautiful.

Chance

2. Advance to Illinois Ave
3. Fright Night - Read a book that scares you.
4. Get out of Jail Free
5. Play Ball - Read a book with a sports theme or athlete in it.
6. Go to Jail used by Sam
7. Sing A Long - Read a book with a musician
8. Go Back 3 Spaces
9. Warm & Fuzzy - Read a book that makes you feel warm & fuzzy or that has a pet in it.
10. It's Your Birthday - Read a book you got for your birthday or where someone celebrates their birthday.
11. Great Job! - Read a book where the main characters works for a living.
12. Pay For School - Read a book that takes place in a school or where someone goes to school.


message 6: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Hey, Eunice. I went ahead and started the tracking posts, but if you want to track instead, I will be happy to delete them.


message 7: by Sam (last edited Feb 12, 2018 07:36PM) (new)

Sam | 591 comments Current locations:

Eunice: Boardwalk- trying to buy

Sam: Kentucky Avenue- paying rent


Total properties owned:

Eunice: 5

Sam: 10


message 8: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Hi there Sam. Since there's only the two of us, I'd say it wouldn't really matter who tracks. You already have it set up anyway. Do you want to start now?


message 9: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Let's go for it.

Roll: 3 + 5= 8
Start: Go
End: Vermont Avenue

Vermont Avenue - Books read must start with V. - Must read 1 book to own


message 10: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Roll: 2 + 4 = 6
Start: GO
End: Oriental Avenue

Oriental Avenue - Books read must start with O.
Owned: Must read 1 book to own.


message 11: by Eunice (last edited Oct 24, 2016 04:06AM) (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Task: Oriental Avenue
Book: The Other Side of Gemini by LG McCann
Read: Oct. 23 - Oct. 24

I loved the two main characters, Lindsay and Sylvia. The book's plot and concepts were very realistic to me. I liked how even though they have been in a tough place and practically made a grave for themselves, they were still able to get back up. That they were able to resolve their major problems and move on.

Roll: 6 + 4 = 10
Start: Oriental Avenue
End: St. James Place
St. James - Books read must start with J
Owned: Read 1 book to own.


message 12: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Task: Vermont Avenue
Book: Vampire Academy- Richelle Mead
Read: October 24-26
Rating: 4 stars

Review: This was a nice young adult novel. I love stories about boarding schools and this one was a vampire boarding school. In this world, vampires are not undead but are born and called Moroi. They have magic, which they use to help others. There enemies are the Strigoi, who are Moroi who kill and turn undead. Moroi are defended by dhampirs, half Moroi-half humans with fast reflexes, lots of strength and a need to keep the Moroi alive. Lissa is a Moroi princess and Rose is her dhampir best friend. They have a secret that they can't tell anyone about and someone is torturing Lissa about that secret. It is up to Rose to find out who that is and put a stop to it. I look forward to seeing how these characters progress and what happens after graduation. I will definitely be continuing this series.

I now own Vermont Avenue.

Roll: 1 + 2= 3
Start: Vermont Avenue
End: St Charles Place
Task: Author’s first or last name must start with C. - Must read 1 book to own


message 13: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Task: St Charles Place
Book: I'll Walk Alone- Mary Higgins Clark
Read: October 27-28
Rating: 4 stars

Review: Two years ago, Zan's son, Matthew, was kidnapped. Now someone has hacked into her accounts and is charging large purchases to her name. New evidence has come to life that implicates her in the kidnapping of her son. Who is trying to ruin her life and why? Clark is always good for a suspenseful novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next, with the safety net of knowing there will be a happy ending. I always enjoy reading a MHC novel and this one was no exception.

I now own St Charles Place.

Roll: 4 + 1 = 5
Start: St Charles Place
End: St James Place
Task: Author’s first or last name must start with J.- Must read 1 book to own.


message 14: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Task: St. James Place- J author
Book: Semi-Charmed- Isabel Jordan
Read: November 14-15
Rating: 3 stars

Review: This was a quick entertaining read about a psychic who falls in love with a psychopathic vampire slayer. Riddick doesn't know what to make of Harper and her love of life but once he spends time with her, he becomes obsessed with her and doesn't understand these feelings he has. To top it off, a vampire is trying to kill her. I liked watching the two find each other and learn to trust each other. There was a lot of snark. I will be continuing this series.

I now own St. James Place.

Roll: 2 + 6 = 8
Start: St James Place
End: Illnoise Avenue
Task: Author’s name or book title must start with I.- Must read 1 book to own.


message 15: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Sorry for the long absence. I haven't found a book to read that fits the description.

Task: St. James Place
Book: Escorting the Billionaire by Leigh James
Read: December 7-10
Rating: 4 stars

Review: This book is about James, a billionaire, who hires an escort to act as his girlfriend for his brother's wedding. It felt realistic to me, all of the problems that they encountered, and it had good flow. I thought it was nicely written though there were some plot holes. But I liked it all in all.

Roll: 1 + 1 = 2
Start: St. James Place
End: Tennessee Avenue
Task: Author’s first or last name must start with T.


message 16: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Glad you finally found a book. Good luck with the new one.


message 17: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Spot on: Illinois Avenue
Task: Author’s name or book title must start with I.- Must read 1 book to own
Book: Ink and Bone- Rachel Caine- 12/14/16
Review: This is the first book in the Great Library series. The Great Library of Alexandria was not ransacked and now the Library is a power in the world. It is illegal to own books, all books belong to the Library and are read electronically. Jess comes from a family of book smugglers and his father gets him into the Library's training program to act as a spy and thief. Jess loves books and is initially excited but during his training, he starts to see a whole different side of the Library. I enjoyed the characters of Jess, Wolfe and Morgan. I look forward to seeing where these characters go next. I will be continuing this series.

I now own Illinois Avenue.

Roll: 1 + 4 = 5
Start: Illinois Avenue
End: Marvin Gardens
Task: Author’s name or book title must start with M. - Must read 2 books to own.


message 18: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Spot on: Marvin Gardens
Task: 2 books with title or author starting with M
Book: Magical Probi- T.S. Paul- 12/20/16
Review: 3 stars

This is book 2 of the Federal Witch series. Agatha is a young witch who is working with the FBI to solve magical crimes. She has completed her time at Quantico, and is now on her on the job training probi year. She and her familiar, Fergus, work with Jack to solve magical crimes. This book takes us through 3 of Agatha's first magical crimes with Jack. They were entertaining. I look forward to seeing what trouble Agatha gets into in the future.

This is book 1 to completing this task.


message 19: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Spot on: Marvin Gardens
Task: 2 books with title or author starting with M
Book: Crown of Midnight- Sarah J. Maas- 12/21/16
Review: 4 stars
This is the second book in the Throne of Glass series. Celaena is now King's Champion and is sent to assassinate enemies of the king. Her relations with Captain of the Guard continues to grow. We discover some of her secrets and there is tragedy in this book. Celaena doesn't know who to trust. She discovers new powers. We discover that someone else has secrets. I enjoyed this book and look forward to seeing what happens next for Celaena.

This is book 2 to completing this task.
I now own Marvin Gardens.

Roll: 3 + 4 = 7
Start: Marvin Gardens
End: Chance
Roll: 3 + 3 = 6
Task: Go to Jail


message 20: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Roll 1 for jail: 3 + 5 = 8

Not doubles.


message 21: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Roll 2 for jail: 5 + 4 = 9

Not doubles.


message 22: by Sam (last edited Dec 26, 2016 03:20AM) (new)

Sam | 591 comments Roll 3 for jail: 2 + 3 = 5

Not doubles.

Task: read a book where a character is arrested or has been in jail


message 23: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Task: Tennessee Avenue
Book: Justice Buried by Hillary Thompson
Rate: 4 stars
Review: The concept of the setting is very interesting, a world where astrology and zodiacs are taken very seriously and incorporated in our everyday lives, like in personality, friendships, and marriage. It was all quite fascinating to read, and I liked it in general. But I didn't like the last parts because here, I didn't like Astrea anymore. She's all over the place, and switches between two guys. And I kind of got bored there, after they got out of Asphodel.

I now own Tennessee Avenue.

Roll: 3 + 1 = 4
Start: Tennessee Avenue
End: Kentucky Avenue
Task: Author’s name or book title must start with K. - Must read 1 book to own.


message 24: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments I hate when I can't like the main characters. Congratulations on your purchase of Tennessee Avenue.


message 25: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Thanks, but I should be the one congratulating you. You read so fast.


message 26: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments I do read kind of fast. Would you like me to slow down?


message 27: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments It's alright. You don't need to slow down.


message 28: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Spot on: Jail
Task: read a book where a character is arrested
Book: You Belong To Me- Mary Higgins Clark- 1/2/17
Review: 3 stars
Another good Mary Higgins Clark thriller. Susan has a radio show and she talks about an unsolved case of a women who disappeared on a cruise. A women calls in and reports that she has souvenirs from a man who tried to get her off the cruise. The next day, she is hit by a bus and ends up in a coma. Susan works hard to solve the mystery. At the end of the book, the killer is arrested.

Roll: 4 + 3 = 7
Start: Jail
End: Community Chest
Roll: 6 + 2= 8
Task: 8. Fight Night - Read a book with a fight in it.


message 29: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Task: Kentucky Avenue
Book: Dying for a Living by Kory Shrum
Rating: 4 stars
Review: I started this book without any expectations for it, but it definitely surprised me and I was glad I picked it up. The MC Jesse was very witty, and I enjoyed reading her dialogue. She has this gene in her that allows her to "resurrect" after dying and also to replace other people who are nearly dead, which leads to her being a death replacement agent where they get paid to replace people who are going to die. I found this concept very interesting, which made the book more appealing to me.

I now own Kentucky Avenue.

Roll: 4 + 1 = 5
Start: Kentucky Avenue
End: Atlantic Avenue
Task: Author’s name or book title must start with A - must read 2 books to own.


message 30: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Congrats on your recent purchase, Eunice. I'm glad that you enjoyed the book. I'll have to add it to my TBR, it sounds interesting.


message 31: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Sam wrote: "Congrats on your recent purchase, Eunice. I'm glad that you enjoyed the book. I'll have to add it to my TBR, it sounds interesting."

It's free on Amazon, so you'll have no problem getting it. :)


message 32: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Spot on: Community Chest
Task: Read a book with a fight in it.
Book: Kitty and the Midnight Hour- Carrie Vaughn- 1/5/17
Review: 4 stars (really 3.5)

This is the first book in the Kitty Norville series. I enjoyed the main storyline but I disliked Kitty's interactions with her pack alpha. The alpha shouldn't be a bully. I did like how she eventually became more confident and stood up for herself, though I regret what it cost her. I loved the idea of a late night radio show about supernaturals. I look forward to seeing what Kitty does next. For the task, there were multiple werewolf fights in this book (Kitty and Zan, TJ and Zan, Kitty and James, Kitty and Carl, Kitty and Meg, TJ and Carl)

Roll: 6 + 5 = 11
Start: Community Chest
End: Water Works
Task: Read a book that makes you cry. Books have to be 150 pages or more.


message 33: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Sam wrote: "Spot on: Community Chest
Task: Read a book with a fight in it.
Book: Kitty and the Midnight Hour- Carrie Vaughn- 1/5/17
Review: 4 stars (really 3.5)

This is the first ..."


I really don't like Water Works because I normally don't cry when reading books. Only rarely. I would think that I'd have a hard time with that if I ever landed there.


message 34: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments I tend to be fairly emotional when reading (I think it's because I suppress my emotions at work; I work at a hospital). So all I have to do is read a book where a friend dies and I'm crying. In fact, I cried on Kitty and the Midnight Hour, but I used it for the fight book. Not sobs, just a few tears at the end.


message 35: by Eunice (last edited Jan 15, 2017 04:57AM) (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Task: Atlantic Avenue (1 of 2)
Book: And I Darken by Kiersten White
Rating: 4 stars
Review: I really liked the somehow reality of things, that not everything is black and white, and that royalty doesn't mean no hardships because they have the biggest burden of them all. The world and the characters are actually kind of twisted, which made me like them more.

One problem I had was how they act and talk modern sometimes, which I've seen a lot of people notice too. They would act like people in those years, and then go modern. (But I can deal with that.)I'll be waiting for the sequel, but I'm not particularly that attached to the series like I've been with some other series.


message 36: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Spot on: Water Works
Task: Read a book that makes you cry.
Book: One Kick- Chelsea Cain- 1/15/17
Review: 4 stars
I greatly enjoyed this book. Kit (Kick) Lannigan was kidnapped as a 6 year old child. She was held by her kidnapper for 5 years. When she is finally rescued, she spends years trying to get her life back together. Now at age 21, she spends her time trying to find kidnapped kids. This time, she joins ex-mercenary, now philanthropist John Bishop to find a missing boy. The author's portrayal of Kick, who tries to keep control of her life, is very believable. I hope book 2 gets published soon. For the task, Kick's dog is killed when her foster brother is attacked and gutted. This was very sad, because looking for this dog was how Kit got kidnapped in the first place.

I now own Water Works.

Roll: 1 + 1 = 2
Start: Water Works
End: Go to Jail
Task: roll doubles

Drat, back to jail.


message 37: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Roll 1 for jail: 5 + 1 = 6

Not doubles.


message 38: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Jail seems to like you very much.


message 39: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments It really does.

Roll 2 for jail: 3 + 4 = 7

Not doubles.

Roll 3 for jail: 1 + 5= 6

Not doubles.

Task: read a book where a character is arrested or has been in jail


message 40: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Spot on: Jail
Task: read a book where a character is arrested
Book: All Around the Town- Mary Higgins Clark- 1/21/17
Review: 4 stars
I always enjoy Mary Higgins Clark. This book was no exception. Laurie was kidnapped when she was 4 years old. When she is rescued at age 6, she remembers nothing that happened to her over the past 2 years. Now age 21, her parents are killed in a car accident and she starts acting differently. Then her professor, Allan Grant, is killed and she is arrested and charged with his murder. Can her lawyer sister help her find out what really happened?

Roll: 3 + 1 = 4
Start: Jail
End: Virginia Avenue
Task: Author’s first or last name must start with V- Must read 1 book to own.


message 41: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Task: Atlantic Avenue (2 of 2) Completion
Book: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Rating: 5 stars
Review: The book was really interesting, and I just loved it. The premise was quite different and the plot was amazing. I also loved most of the characters, even Maven at first. And the ending just made me want to throw the book at the wall. It was so unexpected, but made sense as well.

I now own Atlantic Avenue.

Roll: 2 + 6 = 8
Start: Atlantic Avenue
End: Pennsylvania Avenue
Task: Author’s name or book title must start with P - Must read 2 books to own.


message 42: by Sam (last edited Feb 08, 2017 11:53AM) (new)

Sam | 591 comments I liked that book too. I keep meaning to read the next one, especially since book three comes out this month.

Congratulations on your purchase of Atlantic Avenue.


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Eunice | 340 comments I bought the smaller edition of the Red Queen, but there's no same size for the sequel. I know I'll be slightly frustrated when I finally buy the book and see that the two books don't match up in size.


message 44: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Aww, sorry to hear that. I know that can really bother a lot of people. Luckily, on kindle I don't have to worry about that anymore.


message 45: by Sam (last edited Feb 24, 2017 03:51AM) (new)

Sam | 591 comments Spot on: Virginia Avenue
Task: Author’s first or last name must start with V- Must read 1 book to own.
Book: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye- Victoria Laurie- 2/23/17
Review: 4 stars

Abby Cooper is a gifted psychic. She is able to see details about people in pictures in her mind. She can also tell when people are lying. She makes her living doing readings for people. She gives a reading to Allison Pierce, who later ends up dead. Feeling guilty because she thinks her reading helped lead to Allison's death, Abby works with police detective Dutch Rivers to solve Allison's murder. I enjoyed this light weight cozy mystery and look forward to continuing the series.

I now own Virginia Avenue.

Roll: 6 + 4= 10
Start: Virginia Avenue
End: Illinois Avenue (owned by me)
Roll: 6 + 2= 8
Start: Illinois Avenue
End: North Carolina Avenue
Task: Author’s name or book title must start with N.- Must read 2 books to own.


message 46: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Spot on: North Carolina Avenue
Task: Author’s name or book title must start with N- Must read 2 books to own
Book: The Vault of Mysteries: Marshyl Stories Book I- Toby Neighbors- 3/20/17
Review: 3 stars

Dex and Kyp are orphan teens living on the streets. One day, wizards have a duel in the village and a Marshyl comes to stop them. He is injured during the duel and Dex and Kyp take him back to the Marshyl guild. They are then invited to join the Marshyl services. Marshyl training is rough. This is somewhat of a coming of age story for teenage boys. It had a simplistic plot and things came too easily for the boys but I enjoyed the story anyway. I hope there will be more books in this series.

This is book 1 of 2 for purchasing the property.


message 47: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Spot on: North Carolina Avenue
Task: Author's name or book title must start with N- Must read 2 books to own
Book: Visions of Heat- Nalini Singh- 5/23/17
Review: 4 stars

Faith is a foreseer Psy, meaning she can see the future. However, due to her training, she only sees business deals to improve clan's finances. When she suddenly begins seeing through the eyes of a killer, she doesn't know what to do. She decides to seek advice from the only Psy she knows who isn't within the PsyNet. While trying to find Sascha, she meets Vaughn, a jaguar changeling. Seeing Faith find the courage to change her life and Vaughn's devotion to her was touching. I enjoyed watching these two find each other. I enjoy the world that Singh has built and I look forward to continuing this series.

This is book 2 of 2 for the property. I now own North Carolina Avenue.

Roll: 3+2=5
Start: North Carolina Avenue
End: Park Place
Task: Author’s name or book title must start with P- Must read 3 books to own and 1 of those books must also have a blue cover.


message 48: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Task: Pennsylvania Avenue (1 of 2)
Book: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Rating: 3 stars
Review: It honestly wasn't that bad, but when compared to the movie, well... The main character in the book had an awful personality, who always complains about Algebra and her mother dating her Algebra teacher. She sounded spoiled to me since she made it out like those were the most disastrous things in the world. But eventually, I'd grown to like her by the end of the book and I would want to continue on with the series.


message 49: by Sam (new)

Sam | 591 comments Woohoo, Eunice. We are both finally making some progress.


message 50: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Yeah! At least we could continue with this.


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