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message 1: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8406 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 Feb 23, 2012 01:18PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8406 comments Mod
Up to post #79


121 Dionisia
103 Amanda
101 Susan
99 Karen
94 Vi / D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
91 Sam
51 Adrienne
47 Slayermel / Coralie
44 Sandy
40 Tara
39 Amy
27 LynnB
24 Dee
23 KarenF / Kazza
20 Laura
17 Ingrid
15 Kim L / Vivian
14 Luann
12 Sarah
11 Serenity / Bea / Leonie
10 Minttu / Tara / Christina
9 Emily / Jo Ann
8 Melissia / Candiss
7 Maggie
6 Ashley
4 Blarneygod / Lyn M / Natasha
3 JenB
1 Scott


message 3: by Tien (last edited Feb 15, 2012 02:28PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8406 comments Mod
Right, I'm making my move:

Rolled 6
Move to Square 18 (mystery)
Book: Divergent


message 4: by Candiss (last edited Feb 15, 2012 03:10PM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) I ended up reading Dawn by Octavia E. Butler for my 4/Novel choice. I loved it and will try to have a review soon.

My next move:

Rolled 4
Moved to square 8 (Short Stories)
Book: - Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr.


message 5: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (cleocleveland) | 66 comments I'm almost halfway through Ready Player One so for my next roll.

Current Square: 15
Rolled: 4
Move to 19 -> Up the ladder to Square 44 (2008)
Book: Then Came You or Succubus Blues


message 6: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments ohhh Karen - 2 good choices! I love them both - TCY because its a good historical, SB because its the start of one of my favorite UF's (and the series is done, which is always a bonus!)


message 7: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (cleocleveland) | 66 comments That's good to hear - especially since I have them both on hand. :)

Any Kleypas is usually a hit with me. And I've heard good things about the Succubus series. I've read the Dark Swan series and I found it very hit or miss but I've heard this one is better.


message 8: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments i've only listened to the first in the dark swan series, and i'm going to continue the rest, but when i get a chance...its not a must read...but georgina did piss me off in the first book in the succubus series


message 9: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1580 comments Present square – 33

Rolled a 5
Moved to square 38 (audiobooks)
Book: Anne of Avonlea


message 10: by Kim (new)

Kim I had a typo in my last post so I am reposting it here with the correct roll. I actually rolled a 4 not a 5. :)

Previous Square 11
Rolled 4
Square 15 (book-club)
Book: Micro by Michael Crichton

Thanks for pointing it out, Susan & Kazza!!!


message 11: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 7 comments current space: 4 (have not finished book)
Rolled: 3
Next Space: 7 (free read)
Book: Ender's Game


message 12: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1594 comments I'm changing my book on square #20 (science) to The World Without Us. My original book was too boring and after several days when I couldn't get past page 40, I gave it up!


message 13: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 99 comments Rolled 5
Move to Square 25
Up the ladder to Square 51 (e-books)
Book: The Walking Dead, Vol. 15: We Find Ourselves by Robert Kirkman

Woot! Woot! My first ladder.


message 14: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 99 comments Candiss wrote: "I ended up reading Dawn by Octavia E. Butler for my 4/Novel choice. I loved it and will try to have a review soon.

My next move:

Rolled 4
Moved to square 8 (Short Sto..."


I loved the Xenogenesis series! If you liked this one, then you would probably enjoy the rest of the trilogy too. Highly recommend.


message 15: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne Teague (ateague) | 339 comments Current square: 11

Rolled a 3
Moved to square: 14 (contemporary)
Book: Birds of Paradise


message 16: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1580 comments Present square – 38

Rolled a 3
Moved to square 41 (free read)
Book: The Summer Queen


message 17: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 99 comments Rolled 1
Move to Square 52
Up the ladder to Square 94 (2010)
Book: Light Boxes by Shane Jones


message 18: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 409 comments Present square: 44

Rolled 5
Move to square 49 (non-fiction)

Book: Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam


message 19: by Vi (new)

Vi | 123 comments Present Square: 47
Rolled 5
Move to Square 52
Up the ladder to Square 94 - 2010 shelf
Book: Maybe Mine to Possess or Beyond the Shadows or something else.


message 20: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3390 comments Mod
Vi wrote: "Present Square: 47
Rolled 5
Move to Square 52
Up the ladder to Square 94 - 2010 shelf
Book: Maybe Mine to Possess or Beyond the Shadows or something else."


Wow! That's not just a ladder. That's a LONG ladder. congrats!


message 21: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3390 comments Mod
Started reading Far from Xanadu for square 50 (want). Not loving it so far, but it's on my LOST list, so I'll keep at it.

Rolled rolled 5.
Moved to square 55.
Up the ladder to square 89 (paranormal)

Book: Pathfinder.
I'm not starting it yet -- it'll keep me motivated to keep at Far from Xanadu (which is not bad -- just not as good as I expected from Julie Anne Peters).


message 22: by Vi (new)

Vi | 123 comments Thanks, Susan!! Luck's been good so far. Luckily, there's no biiiiig snake near the end like the usual snake and ladder. And your roll is good too!!

Susan wrote: "Vi wrote: "Present Square: 47
Rolled 5
Move to Square 52
Up the ladder to Square 94 - 2010 shelf
Book: Maybe Mine to Possess or Beyond the Shadows or something else."..."



message 23: by Tara (new)

Tara | 742 comments Finished Beautiful Creatures for square 6 (2009).

Previously posted:

Moved to Square 10. (Slayermel's task)
Rolled a 2
Book: Hourglass
Recommendation based on 2012 Favorites Shelf.


message 24: by Dee (last edited Feb 18, 2012 04:13AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments with the allowing for 2 books to be read at once, i'm reading A Lot Like Love currently for Square 14 (Contemporary)

Rolled 6
Moved to 20 (Science)
Going to read either
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love or 1984 (since its on the classics shelf) or The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean


message 25: by Bea (last edited Feb 18, 2012 04:45AM) (new)

Bea | 4358 comments Mod
Yeah! Finished book for square 2 and started The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream for square 6.

Current square 6
Rolled 4
Moved to square 10 (Slaymerel's)
Rolled 2
Shelf: Crime - The Eye of Jade


message 26: by Karen (last edited Feb 18, 2012 11:32AM) (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) I'm halfway through Genome by Matt Ridley so I'm thowing the dice again.

Current square - 50
Rolled - 2
Moved to square 52 up the ladder to square 96(picture-books)
book - We Planted a Tree


message 27: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3390 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "I'm halfway through Genome by Matt Ridley so I'm thowing the dice again.

Current square - 50
Rolled - 2
Moved to square 52 up the ladder to square 96(picture-books)
book - [book:We Planted a..."



Nice roll, Karen!
But I don't think the ladder goes to square 96. It looks to me like the one from square 52 goes to square 94. It's still a huge leap, and ties you with Vi for the lead.


message 28: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne Teague (ateague) | 339 comments Current square 14

Rolled a 6 !!!
Moved to square 20 (science)
This is going to take some deciding. Good thing I'm still working on my square 14 book.


message 29: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (cleocleveland) | 66 comments I started my book for square 44 but my glory in the forties was short lived. :(

Current Square: 44
Rolled: 1
Square 45 - Down the Snake to Square 22 (Mysteries)
Book: Her Royal Spyness


message 30: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 268 comments Present square: 47
Rolled: 5
Moved to 52 and up the ladder to 94 (2010)
Book: Instant Attraction


message 31: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 99 comments Rolled: 6
Moved to Square 100 (Biography)
Book: Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil by John Berendt


message 32: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 286 comments Present square: 9
Rolled: 3
Move to: 12 poetry (oh dear, not my favourite genre)
Book: ???


message 33: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments keeping with the 2 books at a time.

I rolled 4
moved from 20 (science) to 24 (Children S Books)
Book: Heidi (since I can also use it for my around the world challenge in another group)


message 34: by Karen (last edited Feb 19, 2012 06:30AM) (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) Susan wrote: "Karen wrote: "I'm halfway through Genome by Matt Ridley so I'm thowing the dice again.

Current square - 50
Rolled - 2
Moved to square 52 up the ladder to square 96(picture-books)
book - [book:We ..."


I was taking that from the list of squares and not from the gameboard, when I try to download the gameboard I don't get all the squares. On the list of squares it says at 52 Climb Up the Ladder to square 96, as Ive just rolled a two I'll go back and read a book from square 94 and that'll be me back on the right track.


message 35: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3390 comments Mod
Karen wrote: ... I was taking that from the list of squares and not from the gameboard, when I try to download the gameboard I don't get all the squares. On the list of squares it says at 52 Climb Up the Ladder to square 96, as Ive just rolled a two I'll go back and read a book from square 94 and that'll be me back on the right track. ."

I see what you mean. It seems the listing in the Gameboard thread is different from the one on the spreadsheet, for that square at least. It could just be a typo in the list.

What you suggested for where you are makes sense to me.

But I also think we'll need a ruling from Kazza, so any of us who land on 52 in the future can be consistent. So far, it's been Dionysia, Vi, Amanda, and now you, all taking the ladder to square 94.


message 36: by D.G. (last edited Feb 19, 2012 02:03PM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Finally started my book for the e-books shelf so I'm ready to roll!

Present square: 51 (e-books)
Rolled 1
Move to square 52......climb to Square 94?
Book: TBD

Wow! The first 1 I get and it lands me on a ladder. I think rolling at my home computer has been giving me luck (yes, I'm superstitious).

I haven't been using the gameboard but the list of squares like Karen. However, everybody else who landed on the 52 has gone to 94 so I'll stay there unless Kazza says otherwise.


message 37: by Tien (last edited Feb 19, 2012 02:35PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8406 comments Mod
Oh my word, what a mistake! I've fixed the list although I have to say the mistake was probably because I had to move the picture of the ladder around to fit things into! :p I sincerely apologise for all the confusion.

Thanks for going back a bit, Karen. And for waiting, D.G.


message 38: by Slayermel (new)

Slayermel | 664 comments Current Square 44

Rolled 3
move to square 47 (Free Read)
Book: TBD


message 39: by Dee (last edited Feb 19, 2012 02:57PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments dang this game might be over PDQ - we haven't even been playing a month yet


message 40: by D.G. (last edited Feb 19, 2012 02:59PM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Until we all start landing in snakes!


message 41: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1594 comments Dee wrote: "dang this game might be over PDQ - we haven't even been playing a month yet"

I'm planning to work my way to the top even though it may take me a few months! Maybe those who are climbing fast could take a second..or third...go at it.


message 42: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments is it wrong that I hope they all land on snakes???


message 43: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1594 comments Dee wrote: "is it wrong that I hope they all land on snakes???"

lol, not in my mind!


message 44: by Vivian (last edited May 14, 2012 12:41AM) (new)

Vivian (_vivian) | 192 comments Dang, can't believe you people are so fast!


Currently square 10.

Rolled 5.
Moved to square 15. (Book club)
Book: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Divergent


message 45: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1580 comments Present square – 41

Rolled a 1
Moved to square 42 (sf)
Book: The City and the Stars


message 46: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 99 comments Dee wrote: "is it wrong that I hope they all land on snakes???"

LOL!!


message 47: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1594 comments I'm currently reading for Square #21

Rolled 6
Moved to square #27 (Historical Fiction)
Book: Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution


message 48: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4358 comments Mod
I have had three moves and am still on the bottom line of the board (square 10). I know I am the turtle in this race, but my goal is now lowered to getting to the next line of boxes on the board rather than finishing. :)


message 49: by Karen (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) Present Square - 94

Rolled - 1
Moved to - square 95(psychology)
Book - How the Mind Works


message 50: by Susan (last edited Feb 20, 2012 04:32AM) (new)

Susan | 3390 comments Mod
I've been reading Pathfinder square 89 (paranormal) for a couple days, guess it's time to roll.

Rolled 6
Moved to square 95 (psychology)
Book:By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead -- and it's on my LOST list. :)


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