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message 1: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8470 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 Mar 07, 2012 01:38PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8470 comments Mod
Completed:
1. Vi with 12 books read

Up to post #85

142 Susan
141 D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
140 Amanda
125 Dionisia
111 Karen
100 Coralie
97 Sandy
94 Dee / Luann
91 Sam
56 Adrienne
51 Laura
50 Kazza
48 Amy
47 Slayermel
44 Serenity
43 LynnB
40 KarenF
21 Bea
17 Ingrid
15 Kim L / Vivian / Leonie / Sarah / Jo Ann
14 Tara
10 Minttu / Christina
9 Emily
8 Melissia / Candiss / Maggie
6 Ashley / Lyn M / Scott
4 Blarneygod / Natasha
3 JenB


message 3: by Scott (new)

Scott Since I started Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for square 1 went ahead and rolled.

Got a 5 moved to square 6 (2009)

To read: TBD


message 4: by Luann (last edited Mar 02, 2012 07:32PM) (new)

Luann (azbookgal) | 1005 comments Current square: 15
Rolled 4 - yay!

Move to Square 19
Up the ladder to Square 44 (2008)
Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card


message 5: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1590 comments Current square – 47

Rolled a 4
Moved to square 51 (e-books)
Book: Earth


message 6: by Vi (new)

Vi | 123 comments OK, here goes:

Finished Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh for 2010 on 26th

Current Square: 94 (2010)
Rolled: 3
Moved to Square 97 (Teen)
Finished: Legend By Marie Lu on 25 Feb

Current Square: 97
Rolled: 4
Moved to Square 101 (Contemporary Romance)
Finished: Deal of a Lifetime by Susan Napier on 26 Feb

Current Square: 101
Rolled: 3 (YES!!!)
Moved to Square 104
Up the ladder to Square 136 (Crime)
Book: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher


message 7: by Vi (new)

Vi | 123 comments I just realized there is no BIG snake just near the end like in the traditional S&L. That snake that will take you near the 10s. *Happy Dance*


message 8: by Vi (last edited Feb 27, 2012 02:51AM) (new)

Vi | 123 comments Since I started Summer Knight (1 page :P), I'm rolling the die again.

Current Square: 136
Rolled: 4 (whew!)
Moved to Square 140 (YA)
Book: Cross My Heart by Katie Klein

I've been very very lucky and I missed the last snake too. Yay!!


message 9: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leo23) Current square: 11
Rolled: 4 (whew as well - skipped poetry!)
Moved to square 15 (Book Club) People of the Book


message 10: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3411 comments Mod
Vi wrote: "Since I started Summer Knight (1 page :P), I'm rolling the die again.

Current Square: 136
Rolled: 4 (whew!)
Moved to Square 140 (YA)
Book: Cross My Heart by Katie Klein"


Wow, Vi! neck-and-neck. The next roll might (or might not) do it for either one of us.
And the book I'm reading for square 136 (crime) is slow going, though it's good.


message 11: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 409 comments Current square: 91

Rolled 4
Move to square 95 (psychology)
Book: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer


message 12: by Tien (last edited Feb 29, 2012 01:31PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8470 comments Mod
Rolled 5
Move to square 28 (horror)
Coraline


message 13: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne Teague (ateague) | 339 comments Current Square: 51

Rolled 5
Moved to Square 56 (literature)
This will take some work.


message 14: by Vi (new)

Vi | 123 comments GR swallowed my comment!!

Susan wrote: "Wow, Vi! neck-and-neck. The next roll might (or might not) do it for either one of us.
And the book I'm reading for square 136 (crime) is slow going, though it's good. "


Good luck for the next roll, Susan! I'm still behind on both my books. Hope I can get some reading time today.


message 15: by Vi (new)

Vi | 123 comments Finished my YA book - Cross My Heart. Rolling the die

Current Square: 140
Rolled a Perfect 4
Moved to Square 144 (Fiction)
Book: Haven't decided yet.

I still have my crime book to read too.


message 16: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 268 comments Current Square: 110 (changed book to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks)
Rolled: 5
Moved to 115 (Free Read)
Book: Shattered Dreams


message 17: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 7 comments Rolled 1
move to square 8


message 18: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments Rolled 1
moved to 52 (ladder to 94 - yay!)
shelf: 2010
book: The Blade Itself


message 19: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments My reading is going so slooow this week! I still haven't finished either of the books I'm reading. :(


message 20: by Luann (new)

Luann (azbookgal) | 1005 comments Current square: 44
Rolled 3

Move to Square 47 (free-read) - Yay!
Book: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


message 21: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1602 comments D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "My reading is going so slooow this week! I still haven't finished either of the books I'm reading. :("

I'm with you on that. There have been just too many interruptions with the rest of life this week!


message 22: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments i'm starting a 22 hour audiobook for the 2010 shelf, so that will hold me up a bit


message 23: by Bea (last edited Feb 29, 2012 04:05AM) (new)

Bea | 4424 comments Mod
I've been trying to complete challenges for another group, so my reading for S&L has been on hold. But, as of today, I am back. One book in the works and one to start.


message 24: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Dee wrote: "i'm starting a 22 hour audiobook for the 2010 shelf, so that will hold me up a bit"

I soo want to read that book, Dee. Let me know how it is! :)

Now question...as we're getting close to the end, what happens if either Vi or Susan win? Is the idea that the rest of us will continue?


message 25: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments i'm all for just continuing and they can re-start if they want ;)

DG - its good so far - Susinok from the audiobook group gave it good reviews - but its the first true fantasy that i've listened to, so i'm having to pay more attention because of the world building


message 26: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3411 comments Mod
I'd be happy to start over and have everyone continue. (Though, since she's landed on the last square already, it's likely to be Vi rather than me.)

But I know the moderators have something else cooked up for us ... Could we hear from the moderators how soon you'd like to introduce to the new game? How does continuing until everyone who wants to has finished once fit into that schedule?

And, after all, there's nothing to say we couldn't run this and the new one simultaneously.


message 27: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4424 comments Mod
I seem to remember that earlier it was said that this game would last all year with a new one starting next year. I would like to play this one a bit longer as I am enjoying it. Besides, I am just now getting to the snake and ladder portion!


message 28: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1602 comments I'm planning to continue to the top however long it takes me. I like the variety this is making me read and it's fun to see where I land. And I am hoping one day to actually land on a ladder -- what a goal!!


message 29: by Jo Ann (new)

Jo Ann  | 81 comments Current Square: 9
Rolled 4
Moved to Square: 13 (suspense)
Book: Mockingjay



message 30: by Tien (last edited Feb 29, 2012 02:11PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8470 comments Mod
Rolled another 5
Move to Square 33 (own)
Hunger


message 31: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1590 comments Current square – 51

Rolled a 4
Moved to square 55
Climbed ladder to square 89 (paranormal)
Book:
Fired Up


message 32: by Tien (last edited Feb 29, 2012 02:33PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8470 comments Mod
The plan is to continue on playing S&L as long as there are people who'd like to continue and by the looks of it, many of you would like to 'finish' whether or not you place 1, 2, or 3. This is, of course, something that I love to see because that means you like this game :)

S&L is the Game of 2012 and our next big game will be for 2013 (we don't have enough resources to run 2 big games at the same time). There will be a Mini Game in October to celebrate our birthday and that's that for this year.

If you finish the board, you are welcome to restart wherever you like although I would suggest retarting from parts of the board you missed. So...
For Susan, if you finish, you can restart from the beginning since you had the advantage to start from elsewhere at the beginning and missed this part of the board.
For Vi, I'd suggest starting from Square 17 as your 'imaginary square' - being bottom of the ladder you'd climbed before and so you missed squares 18-40.
Etc...
I'll note your position on the ladder in italics to show that you're playing 'un-officially'

If you place 1, 2, or 3, you will have your 'reward' in the 2013 game :)


message 33: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4424 comments Mod
Kazza wrote: "The plan is to continue on playing S&L as long as there are people who'd like to continue and by the looks of it, many of you would like to 'finish' whether or not you place 1, 2, or 3. This is, o..."

Yippee! I still have a chance to finish!


message 34: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments I'm ready to roll!

Present square: 121
Rolled 6
Move to square 127 (spirituality)

Hmmm...this looks like a difficult one. Let me see what I find...


message 35: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1602 comments D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "I'm ready to roll!
Move to square 127 (spirituality)
Hmmm...this looks like a difficult one. Let me see what I find..."


There's stuff on that shelf like Life of Pi and Eat, Pray, Love and so forth. It's really not that painful of a shelf. Hope you find something good!


message 36: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Yes, I noticed Lynn. :)

I already Life of Pi and EPL doesn't interest me but I'm looking around and there's definitely some stuff I can read on that shelf.


message 37: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 409 comments Current square: 95

Rolled: 5
Move to square: 100 (biography)
Book: Can't Stand Up for Sitting Down. Jo Brand


message 38: by Tien (last edited Mar 01, 2012 01:11PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8470 comments Mod
Score!

Rolled 2
Move to Square 35
Up the ladder to Square 60 (graphic-novels)
Fullmetal Alchemist 1


message 39: by D.G. (last edited Mar 01, 2012 07:02AM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments So I started my book for the spirituality shelf: The Prophet

Present square: 127
Rolled 5
Move to square 132 (adventure)
Book TBD


message 40: by D.G. (last edited Mar 01, 2012 07:12AM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Funny thing...you'd think that adventure and spirituality are very different shelves but I've found tons of books in common, LOL!

ETA: Woohoo! A book I really want to read is on the adventure shelf!!!


message 41: by Karen (last edited Mar 02, 2012 10:49AM) (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) Finally got round to reading The Lace Reader so time to roll agin.

Present square - 82
Rolled - 2
move to square 84 - up the ladder to square 107 (graphic-novel)
book - Kidnapped,A Graphic Novel in Full Colour


message 42: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3411 comments Mod
Finished The City and the City for square 136 (crime).

Started The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie for square 140(ya) (AND My LOST List and the chain gang) on audio.

Rolled 2.
Moved to square 142 (2011).
Started The Likeness.

So close, and yet so far! :)


message 43: by Vi (new)

Vi | 123 comments I finished Lord of Scoundrels for the fiction shelf and Angels' Blood for the crime shelf. So I guess I'm done! Yay!!

I'll restart from the square 18 as Kazza suggested. Maybe a break before I start again.


message 44: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4424 comments Mod
Congrats, Vi!


message 45: by Tien (last edited Mar 02, 2012 04:23AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8470 comments Mod
Congrats, Vi! You can play again whenever you're ready :)

Rolled 6
Move to Square 66 (Free Read)
Forever: The Wolves of Mercy Falls 3


message 46: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3411 comments Mod
Vi wrote: "I finished Lord of Scoundrels for the fiction shelf and Angels' Blood for the crime shelf. So I guess I'm done! Yay!!

I'll restart from the square 18 as Kazza suggeste..."


Congrats, Vi!


message 47: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments congrats Vi!


message 48: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1602 comments Congrats, Vi!

Current square 29

Rolled 6 (to my first ladder!!)
Move to square 35 and up ladder to 60 (Graphic Novels)
To read: Habibi


message 49: by SandyC (last edited Mar 02, 2012 07:34AM) (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) Current square 50
Rolled 2
Moved to 52
Up the ladder to 94
Shelf: 2010
Book: Bed of Roses


message 50: by Karen (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) Congrats, Vi.


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