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Rolling, Rolling, Rolling!

 Booklikes-opoly 2019 Edition

hosted by Moonlight Reader & Obsidian Blue


Today I finished the book from my second roll and it was time to roll again. And roll I did. I rolled. And rolled again. And again. Anyway, here are the results of all that rolling:


Roll #3


This roll took me to Free Parking, where I rolled again


As "A 2 or a 3, sends you to the robot", to The Robot we went:

The Robot Square

And the random number generator gave me this one:


Title: The Orkney Scroll

Author: Lyn Hamilton

# of Pages: 284

Value: $3.00 upon completion

Current Bank Balance: $31.00

Source/Cost: Personal Library/$0.00 (Smashwords freebie)

Date Acquired: Jul 2016


Book Description: Lara McClintoch’s professional pride is hurt when an antique cabinet she thought was genuine is deemed a fake. When the antique dealer who sold it for a million dollars is murdered and the money goes missing, Lara follows the forgery trail to Scotland’s Orkney Islands, once ruled by the Vikings. The place is pretty and the people kind, but Lara feels danger closing in on her. (My post with the list of 10 books and the randomly generated choice)


Now (finally!) for my Memorial Day bonus rolls!


Bonus Roll #1


This roll took me to Space #19:


Title: The Breaking Point: Short Stories

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

# of Pages: 255

Value: $3.00 upon completion

Current Bank Balance: $31.00

Source/Cost: Personal Library/part of an omnibus of five novels and one collection of short stories (Kobo purchase - $5.04)

Date Acquired: Nov 2013


Book Description: In this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier explores the boundaries of reality and imagination. Her characters are caught at those moments when the delicate link between reason and emotion has been stretched to the breaking point. Often chilling, sometimes poignant, these stories display the full range of Daphne du Maurier’s considerable talent.


Bonus Roll #2

(my Little Friend is in despair over this doubles roll)


This roll took me to the BL square, where I had to spin the Wheel Decide, which resulted in:



And I chose this one, which has been reviewed by more than one of the players:


Title: Parable of the Sower

Author: Octavia E Butler

# of Pages: 356

Value: $3.00 upon completion

Current Bank Balance: $31.00

Source/Cost: Personal Library/$2.00

Date Acquired: Jun 2016


Book Description: When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.


And I had to roll one last time:


Which took me to the GO square; no book waiting there but (cha-ching! cha-ching!) $5.00 to be pocketed for all my troubles!


So. Wow. My Little Friend has a touch of vertigo and I want to know: Can I just read now?! =D



Being a Monopoly novice, I'd posted a question in the Discussion area about the GO square and I'm only now realizing that Moonlight Reader said I had to roll again when I landed on there since it wasn't a book square. So, another roll before the night is over:


I think my Little Friend is wishing he could roll his eyes ;-)


This roll now takes me to Space #7:


Title: The Misremembered Man

Author: Christina McKenna

# of Pages: 325

Value: $3.00 upon completion

Current Bank Balance: $31.00

Source/Cost: Personal Library/$1.00

Date Acquired: Jan 2013


Book Description: The Misremembered Man is a beautifully rendered portrait of life in rural Ireland which charms and delights with its authentic characters and gentle humor. This vivid portrayal of the universal search for love brings with it a darker tale, heartbreaking in its poignancy.