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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13379 comments Mod
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The winner of the game will be whoever has collected the most stamps in their passport. The game will end once all of the stamps are collected or whenever the players decide to end it. There is no time restriction on this game.


roll two dice

Monopoly Rules
• One person volunteers to track which cities' stamps have been collected.
• Each player starts at GO, moving around the board clockwise.
• You do not need to wait for the other player(s) to finish reading before you take your next turn. As soon as you're done reading, go ahead and roll.
• All books must be 150 pages, except the 'Just Visiting' requirement.
• When you land on a city, read 1 book (or the 2 optional books) to get the passport stamp.
• If you land on a city whose passport stamp has already been collected, read 1 book related to that space.
• When you roll, post your starting spot, the roll, and your new spot on the board.
• When you finish your book, post the spot you're 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, mention that in the review.

'Chance' and 'Here & Now' – If you land on one of those spots, roll the dice a second time, “pull” the corresponding card, and then do whatever the card says.

Chance
2. Get an upgrade - move to the nearest Airport
3. You were framed! - go to Jail
4. Snag a free taxi ride - read a book with a vehicle on the cover
5. Buy a souvenir - read a book that you purchased
6. Take an unexpected tour - read a book that another player chooses from your TBR list
7. You get the window seat! - read a book with a window on the cover
8. You are lost! - roll again and move that number of spaces
9. Take a classic car tour - advance to GO
10. There is a mix-up with your reservation - read a book from your TBR list
11. Get bumped to the next available flight - move backwards three spaces
12. Come in 2nd in a travel photo contest - read the second book in a series/trilogy

Here & Now
2. Discover a great little café - read a book where the main character cooks or bakes
3. You have travel insurance - read a book where the main character is in an accident
4. Pick up the wrong luggage at the airport - read a book where a lot of travel is involved
5. Take a helicopter tour - move to the nearest First Class spot
6. Book early and save - read a book written in the 1800's or 1900's
7. Score last minutes seats - move to the Free Parking Spot
8. Snowstorm grounds all flights! - read a book set in the wintertime
9. Score the last sun lounger at the pool - read a book with water on the cover
10. Photo-bomb someone! - read a book associated with another player's current spot
11. Cut to the front of the line - move forward 3 spaces
12. The embassy comes to the rescue - read a book where the main character saves someone

Other spaces on the board
Go – Read the 1st book in a trilogy or series
First Class - read any book set in a different country than your own
Just Visiting – Read a novella with at least 50 pages
Jail – To get out of jail, read a book with a serious crime in it
Free Parking – Read any book with 150 pages or more
Berlin Airport – read a book where the main character's name starts with 'B'
Henri Coanda Airport – read a book where the main character's name starts with 'H'


message 2: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13379 comments Mod
To be 'set' in a country, the main character needs to be there for at least 1/3 of the book. Because it might be difficult to find a book set in some of these countries,
you have the option to read 2 books inspired by the city itself.

Passport Stamps to Collect
Madrid - read a book set in Spain -or-
read 2 books where the main character is an artist
Giethoorn - read a book set in The Netherlands -or-
read 2 books with legs on the cover
Taipei - read a book set in Taiwan -or-
read 2 books set on an island
Cape Town - read a book set in South Africa -or-
read 2 books where the main character moves to a new place
Queenstown - read a book set in New Zealand -or-
read 2 books that were made into movies
Sydney - read a book set in Australia -or-
read 2 murder mystery books
Amsterdam - read a book set in The Netherlands -or-
read 2 books with jewelry on the cover
New York - read a book set in the United States -or-
read 2 books from series that have at least 5 books in them
Tokyo - read a book set in Japan -or-
read 2 books where the main character owns their own business
Moscow - read a book set in Russia -or-
read 2 books set north of where you live
London - read a book set in England -or-
read 2 books where the main character goes on vacation/holiday
Belgrade - read a book set in Serbia -or-
read 2 books with mostly white covers
Athens - read a book set in Greece -or-
read 2 books that were first published at least 30 years ago
Belfast - read a book set in Ireland -or-
read 2 books where the main character travels by ship/boat
Santiago - read a book set in Chile -or-
read 2 books with mountains on the cover
Mexico City - read a book set in Mexico -or-
read 2 books where the main character is wealthy
Warsaw - read a book set in Poland -or-
read 2 books where the main character heals from an accident
Istanbul - read a book set in Turkey -or-
read 2 books that has been published with a different title
Lisbon - read a book set in Portugal -or-
read 2 books set during the summertime
Riga - read a book set in Latvia -or-
read 2 books by new-to-you authors
Hong Kong - read a book set in Hong Kong -or-
read 2 standalone books
Lima - read a book set in Peru -or-
read 2 books where the main character attends college/university


message 3: by Mary (last edited Aug 24, 2017 08:21AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Passport Stamps to Collect

Madrid - read a book set in Spain -or-
read 2 books where the main character is an artist

Giethoorn - read a book set in The Netherlands -or-
read 2 books with legs on the cover

Taipei - read a book set in Taiwan -or-
read 2 books set on an island

Cape Town - read a book set in South Africa -or-
read 2 books where the main character moves to a new place
- Read by Mary

Queenstown - read a book set in New Zealand -or-
read 2 books that were made into movies

Sydney - read a book set in Australia -or-
read 2 murder mystery books

Amsterdam - read a book set in The Netherlands -or-
read 2 books with jewelry on the cover

New York - read a book set in the United States -or-
read 2 books from series that have at least 5 books in them

Tokyo - read a book set in Japan -or-
read 2 books where the main character owns their own business
- Read by Mary

Moscow - read a book set in Russia -or-
read 2 books set north of where you live
- Read by Carolyn

London - read a book set in England -or-
read 2 books where the main character goes on vacation/holiday
- Read by Mary

Belgrade - read a book set in Serbia -or-
read 2 books with mostly white covers
- Read by Mary

Athens - read a book set in Greece -or-
read 2 books that were first published at least 30 years ago
- Read by Mary

Belfast - read a book set in Ireland -or-
read 2 books where the main character travels by ship/boat
- Read by Carolyn

Santiago - read a book set in Chile -or-
read 2 books with mountains on the cover

Mexico City - read a book set in Mexico -or-
read 2 books where the main character is wealthy
- Read by Mary

Warsaw - read a book set in Poland -or-
read 2 books where the main character heals from an accident

Istanbul - read a book set in Turkey -or-
read 2 books that has been published with a different title
- Read by Mary

Lisbon - read a book set in Portugal -or-
read 2 books set during the summertime
- Read by Carolyn

Riga - read a book set in Latvia -or-
read 2 books by new-to-you authors

Hong Kong - read a book set in Hong Kong -or-
read 2 standalone books

Lima - read a book set in Peru -or-
read 2 books where the main character attends college/university
- Read by Mary

Here's the list of squares in order on the board, in case it's hard to read (which I think it is!). 😉

1 - GO
2 - Madrid
3 - Chance
4 - Giethroorn
5 - Berlin Airport
6 - Here & Now
7 - Taipei
8 - First Class
9 - Cape Town
10 - Queenstown
11 - Just Visiting/In Jail
12 - Sydney
13 - Chance
14 - Amsterdam
15 - New York
16 - Here & Now
17 - Toyko
18 - First Class
19 - Moscow
20 - London
21 - Free Parking
22 - Belgrade
23 - Chance
24- Athens
25 - Belfast
26 - Here & Now
27 - Santiago
28 - Mexico City
29 - First Class
30 - Warsaw
31 - Go To Jail
32 - Istanbul
33 - Lisbon
34 - Chance
35 - Riga
36 - Here & Now
37 - Henri Coanda Airport
38 - Hong Kong
39 - First Class
40 - Lima


message 4: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Carolyn,

As you can see, I've posted the Stamp list. Let me know when you want to start!


message 5: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Carolyn, I've copied your message here. We can communicate on this page from now on.

1) I rolled the edice and got 12. That landed me on Chance, which is the question mark.
2) Therefore I was to roll again. I got a 6.
3) According to the Chance numbers, You are to choose a book from my "to be read" list.
So, I guess you can access it. Let me know!


message 6: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Alright, I choose this book for you:

Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery, #1) by Spencer Quinn

I love this series! I hope you enjoy it too.


message 7: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments I rolled 10.

Just Visiting: read a novella with at least 50 pages.

I will read: The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One (Chet and Bernie Mystery 0.2) by Spencer Quinn

So we're sort of reading along with this series!


message 8: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Ok, so that novella turned out to have only 40 pages, so I'm not going to count it. So I'm on to this one:

Starting Spot: Go
Rolled: 10
Ending Spot: Just Visiting

Read a novella with at least 50 pages:
Bee The Princess of the Dwarfs by Anatole France


message 9: by Mary (last edited Jun 02, 2017 07:23AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished: Just Visiting (read a novella with at least 50 pages):
Bee The Princess of the Dwarfs by Anatole France
Rating: 3 stars (Liked it)

This story meets the criteria at 80 pages. It is a fairy tale translated from the French, about a young girl who is taken away by dwarves into their mountain kingdom. It has a happy ending, as fairy tales should!


message 10: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Starting: Just Visiting
Role: 7
Ending: First Class - read any book set in a country other than your own

Reading:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling


message 11: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Munroe | 7 comments I did it! I did it! I don't know how but I did!

Here's what's happening:
Roll of dice and results list

12:Chance: Read "Dog On It". 4 stars. Loved it! Very suspenseful. [DONE]
6: Moscow: Chose "A gentleman in Moscow" (On hold because there are 53 people ahead of me in the library, so I ordered it from Amazon.)
6: Ireland: Chose "An Irish Country Doctor" (On hold; in a shorter line from library)
8: Lisbon (Portugal): Chose "The high mountains of Portugal" and was able to get library digital version. In process.


message 12: by Mary (last edited Jun 05, 2017 08:32AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Glad you made it in! Ok, so did you roll three different times? The directions say to finish a book and then roll for your next turn. I'm confused!


message 13: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Munroe | 7 comments I was hoping my note about the different roles was explanatory. But, not. Sorry!

What happened is this: I found a book I wanted when I hit Moscow. Problem is/was that I couldn't get it from the library because it is hugely popular. I ordered it on line thinking I would just sell it afterward.

Problem is: I'm too cheap to buy books I can get from the library and I didn't want to wait forever for the book. Plus I won't read just anything if my heart gets set on a book.

So after ordering the Moscow book, I rolled two more times to get books I could request. My grand plan is to have them ready to read when I finish the previous book.

So at this time the only book completed is Dog On It, the result of this first room to a Chance. Review posted previously.

To eliminate confusion, I will now post only that which is read in order and keep my potential list elsewhere.

I hope that helps explain my tightwaddery.


message 14: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Munroe | 7 comments *roll not room


message 15: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Ok, I've got it now. I was in another Monopoly game before and I'd never seen it played like this before, so I was confused. But I am totally in line with your tightwaddery! I don't mind seeing your picks ahead of time, so I'm forewarned if I land on a space you've landed on already. I'll watch for your finishing posts so I can cross them off on the list above.


message 16: by Mary (last edited Jun 06, 2017 06:32AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished: First Class - read any book set in a country other than your own

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling
Rating: 5 stars

Year Two of the Harry Potter series, and the end of the shorter books! Still love this series after multiple rereads. There's always something that springs out to me every time I read it.


message 17: by Mary (last edited Jun 06, 2017 06:37AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: First Class
Rolled: 10
Landed on: Mexico City (read a book set in Mexico)

Reading:
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman


message 18: by Mary (last edited Jun 09, 2017 07:10AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished: Mexico City (Read a book set in Mexico)
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman
Rating: 4 stars

Mrs. Pollifax is an older woman living in New Brunswick, NJ. She volunteers at many organizations and has found herself in crisis as she believes she has no purpose at this point of her life. So she does what any reasonable woman would do: she presents herself to the CIA headquarters and offers herself as a spy. So begins her adventures, which she handles in unexpected (to herself and to others) ways. Quite a fun book to read, and I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.


message 19: by Mary (last edited Jun 09, 2017 07:09AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: Mexico City
Rolled: 4
Landed on: Istanbul (Read a book set in Turkey)

Reading:
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax, #2) by Dorothy Gilman


message 20: by Mary (last edited Jun 09, 2017 07:09AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished: Istanbul (Read a book set in Turkey)
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax, #2) by Dorothy Gilman

Rating: 4 stars

Mrs. Pollifax is once again enlisted by the CIA and sent as a courier to Turkey. Her simple task of meeting with a specific person and handing over documents goes awry in the most fabulous ways, and Mrs. Pollifax must use her wits to resolve her predicaments. Very entertaining.


message 21: by Mary (last edited Jun 09, 2017 07:22AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: Istanbul
Rolled: 9
Landed on: Go – Read the 1st book in a trilogy or series

Reading:
The Ill-Made Mute(The Bitterbynde, #1) by Cecilia Dart-Thornton

This one looks to be about 600+ pages! It ought to keep me busy for a bit. :)


message 22: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished: Go (read the 1st book in a trilogy or series):
The Ill-Made Mute(The Bitterbynde, #1) by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Rating: 4 stars (Really liked it)

This story tells the story of a mute who is hideously deformed after falling into a poisonous bush. "It", as it is called, yearns to find out its past and its real name. I absolutely loved this story, and hope I can fit the rest of the trilogy in my reading plan somewhere.


message 23: by Mary (last edited Jun 20, 2017 07:50AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: Go
Rolled: 7
Landed on: First Class (read any book set in a different country than your own)

World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2) by Ken Follett


message 24: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Carolyn,

How's your reading going? I was thinking that you should still post your potential list so I don't land on something you're working on.


message 25: by Mary (last edited Jul 03, 2017 10:03AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished: First Class (read any book set in a different country than your own)

World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2) by Ken Follett
Rating: 4

Second in the Pillars of the Earth series, this novel is set in mid 1300s England. Many characters, many plots, good times, bad times, and intrigue to carry you through the whole story. Love this series!


message 26: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: First Class (read any book set in a different country than your own)
Rolled: 9
Landed on: Tokyo (read a book set in Japan)

The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein


message 27: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Munroe | 7 comments Okay, finally I'm here!


A gentleman in Moscow
5 stars
Excellent novel that starts with the Communist revolution at the turn of the 20th century. Took a while to read (one month!) because of my other summer plans and the fact that this historical novel caused me to look up and read about places and people referred to in the book.

As you know, my next roll was Belfast and I have seen you hadn't landed on it yet; so I am going with the start of a series that has good reviews, "An Irish Country Doctor."


message 28: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Sounds good! I've added your name to the stamp list above.


message 29: by Mary (last edited Jul 09, 2017 04:17PM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished: Tokyo (read a book set in Japan)
The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein
Rating: 3

Set during WWII, this story includes the stories of several different people whose lives intertwined during and after the war. It was an interesting story, with sympathetic characters. I was a little disconcerted by some of the time jumps, but overall it was a good story.


message 30: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: Tokyo (read a book set in Japan)
Rolled: 3
Landed on: London (read a book set in England)

Reading:
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton


message 31: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Munroe | 7 comments Finished: An Irish Country Doctor
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It's a charming book of 1960's Ireland as a young doctor learns how to do his job from the elder GP. Written by an Irish doctor now living in Canada, You get a sense of the realities of life and medicine. I'm not sure I'd read another. There isn't a great purpose or mystery or adventure in the book. So I will have to wait and see if I need to find out about these people again.


Rolled to start reading "The High Mountains of Portugal."


message 32: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished: London (read a book set in England)
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Rating: 4

Set mainly in England, with some parts in Australia, this novel combines stories from three different time periods. The author is able to present a coherent story interweaving characters from these three time periods. It's a love story and a mystery, and it's quite the page turner. Just when I thought I had it figured out, I was wrong. Really enjoyed this read.


message 33: by Mary (last edited Jul 16, 2017 02:23PM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: London (read a book set in England)
Rolled: 4
Landed on: Athens - (read a book set in Greece)

Reading:
See Delphi and Die (Marcus Didius Falco, #17) by Lindsey Davis


message 34: by Mary (last edited Jul 19, 2017 05:39PM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished:
See Delphi and Die (Marcus Didius Falco, #17) by Lindsey Davis
Rating: 4

I've read other books in this series but jumped ahead to read this one set in Greece. These are the adventures of Marcus Didius Falco, an investigator living in Rome. In this story he's trying to discover the murderers of two young women who were in separate groups touring Greece. Enjoyable story, with a dry humor throughout.


message 35: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: Athens - (read a book set in Greece)
Rolled: 7
Landed on: Go to Jail – To get out of jail, read a book with a serious crime in it

Reading:
The Murder House by James Patterson

Serious crime: Murder! This is the first James Patterson I've read, so I'm looking forward to it.


message 36: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Munroe | 7 comments Finished: The high mountains of Portugal
⭐️⭐️⭐️
I'm not sure how I feel about this one. It's in 3 parts, each a different story but some similar themes throughout. Heavy on allegory. Would be great for a book club to discuss. "What's with all the apes?" to borrow a quote from the book.

Rolled 5

Landed on Hong Kong


message 37: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Munroe | 7 comments Im going to read Tai-Pan....it's around here somewhere. Got it at a thrift store or garage sale some time ago.


message 38: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished:
The Murder House by James Patterson
Rating: 3

Detective Jenna Murphy, newly released from the NYPD under less than favorable conditions, is now working for her uncle, the chief of police at a town in the Hamptons. She is soon caught up in trying to discover a serial killer, and to come to terms with her past. It's an easy read. I enjoyed the characters, and though I guessed the killer at the end, there was an additional twist I did not see coming.


message 39: by Mary (last edited Jul 25, 2017 09:26AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: Go to Jail – To get out of jail, read a book with a serious crime in it
Rolled: 6
Landed on: Henri Coanda Airport – read a book where the main character's name starts with 'H'

Well, I looked through dozens of books (really!). I thought for sure I had an Agatha Christie novel with Hercule Poirot, but he was nowhere to be found (I even looked at my Kindle and Nook books). So I'm reading this:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling


message 40: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling
Rating: 100

Spectacular, as usual. :)


message 41: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: Henri Coanda Airport – read a book where the main character's name starts with 'H'
Rolled: 3
Landed on: Lima - read a book set in Peru

Reading:
Ramsey's Gold (Drake Ramsey #1) by Russell Blake


message 42: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished:
Ramsey's Gold (Drake Ramsey #1) by Russell Blake
Rating: 3.5

I enjoyed this action/adventure story. I don't read a lot of contemporary action stories as I think a lot are too macho, but I enjoyed this one. Drake Ramsey finds out his father was killed while searching for a fabled lost Incan city in the Peruvian jungle. He decides to finish his father's quest when he receives his father's diary. Adventure ensues! I would be interested in reading more of Russell Blake's stories, if they are like this one.


message 43: by Mary (last edited Aug 10, 2017 08:00AM) (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: Lima - read a book set in Peru
Rolled: 9
Landed on: Cape Town - read a book set in South Africa

Reading: Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

I've wanted to read this one for a while, though I think it will be an emotional read. Hopefully I will be able to find it in the library soon.


message 44: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished:
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Rating: 5

Beautiful writing. Heartbreaking story, but still with a hope for the future. So many ideas in this book fit our country now, so I can see how this book is still read in schools. Highly recommended.


message 45: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: Cape Town - read a book set in South Africa
Rolled: 7
Landed on: Here and Now
Rolled: 9
Landed on: Score the last sun lounger at the pool - read a book with water on the cover.

Reading:
Raft People by M.L. Katz


message 46: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished:
Raft People by M.L. Katz
Rating: 3

Interesting story about the dangers of offshore drilling and climate change. Easy read that comes together at the end. No big highs or lows with this story, it sort of drifts along until the end. Mildly satisfying.


message 47: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Started on: Here and Now #9, read a book with water on the cover.
Rolled: 6
Landed on: Belgrade - read a book set in Serbia -or-
read 2 books with mostly white covers

Looked at the library for anything on Serbia. Fiction is in very short supply, and the majority of non-fiction is travel guides. Not really interested in reading about war accounts, so I'm going with the alternate choices, which is to read two books with mostly white covers. Here's the first:
Prey by Michael Crichton

That looks mostly white to me. :)


message 48: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished:
Prey by Michael Crichton
Rating: 3

Nanotechnology runs amok here. A lot of technical jargon, which is explained very well, but for me it makes the story slow down when it all has to be explained. I might have enjoyed it more if I were up on this technology. Believable story; somewhat frightening.


message 49: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Book #2 of "read 2 books with mostly white covers":
The Young Messiah (Movie tie-in, originally published as Christ the Lord Out of Egypt) A Novel by Anne Rice


message 50: by Mary (new)

Mary | 329 comments Finished:
The Young Messiah (Movie tie-in, originally published as Christ the Lord Out of Egypt) A Novel by Anne Rice
Rating: 3

A story in the life of the child Jesus. The story centers on a seven-year-old Jesus and his life among family. Interesting concept of how he developed over the years. Easy to read.


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