I love these princesses' cartoons!
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I love these princesses' cartoons!
It took me forever to sort this one out! The double rolls and the special squares made this one hell of a turn!!
I slowed down the animation for the consequent steps and I really hope I didn't make any mistakes playing this one out.
I haven't selected any books yet, but most of them will be short as I want to fit them in the readathon!
Here are the boxes I landed on this turn: (in case you don't want to wait for the animation)
◈box 9: fantasy/fairy tale tag,
◈box 18: pub date 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014 or car on the cover,
◈box 27: author's initials found in "Tarzan" or tree on the cover,
◈box 34: tag middle grade/YA or toy/child on the cover,
◈box 2:character gets shot/main character knows how to handle a gun
I am so glad with the last square as I started the game late and everyone is so far ahead! I'll take a look at the players' banks in the discussion thread in order to choose a player with whom to share the "BL" square result.
Piggy Bank: 33$ (3$ from Coraline + 10$ from the BL square)
Here ye, here ye!
Roll, baby roll.
In honor of readathon, all booklikes-opoly players can take 3 extra rolls today, regardless of whether or not its a roll day for you or not. You don't have to be participating in readathon to roll, and the extra rolls are entirely optional!
No one goes to jail and everyone gets to read! If you end up on the jail spot, just roll again - and you don't have to count the roll against the 3 extras. If you end up on any spot that doesn't give you a chance to read a book, just roll again - and you don't have to count the roll against the 3 extras.
Once you establish your squares, you can't roll again until you finish your books and/or Monday if you decide not to read all the extra rolls, but this gives you a chance to rack up some extra bank today in honor of readathon.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
In Netherlands, a small town called Nijmegen.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
This year I decided to not plan ahead my stack pile - just read.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
They are called "Pindarotsjes" and they are basically nuts with a chocolate coating- they are delicious!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Espresso lover bibliophile!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This is my third readathon but the only one so far that I have decided to read the full 24 hours! We'll see how this works! The different thing will be that I do not have a specific list of books I want to read today. I will try to finish some of the books I had on my 'currently reading' shelf for too long!
Best of luck to all participating!
Oh and I am definitely one!!
I decided to join in the fun too! And I'm very lucky too as today appears to be a roll day!!
Going over numerous posts, I caved to this game, which is both well thought and a very fun way to tackle our neverending TBRs!
A few links first (more for me to keep my posts organized)
And of course the board:
Dice used found here.
And behold my adorable "pawn":
(I am addicted to these cuties!)
I went with a gif to describe each move as it seemed easier at first - it ended up taking way too much time. The end result was satisfying though, so I might keep it up!
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Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of five teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy - only that one student, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace...
...until a diary is found hidden in the ruins.
But the diary, badly scorched, does not belong to Carly Johnson. It belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, a girl who shouldn't exist. Who was Kaitlyn? Why did she come out only at night? What is her connection to Carly?
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Written: Edith Wharton
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
Length: 9 h 52mins
This month’s free Whispersync for Voice freebie is The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
It's been a struggle to read anything since this year began. Nothing held my attention. I must have started around ten books and finished none. An endless lists of books before me: review copies, new releases and library copies...
I was overwhelmed.
Until I asked myself what I really wanted to read. The answer was criminal fiction: a page turner that will ignite my reading passion. I turned to one of my favorites - Jeffery Deaver. I had started one of his books back in October (oh yes...) and just couldn't get into it. A trip we took last week presented the perfect reading spot: a 4-hour train ride! The book was really good; expect a review posted soon enough!
On other news, I bought some new books:
That's all for now! I can't wait to catch up with all of you!
I just wanted to say..
I missed this site so much...! Life has gotten in the way these last few months and I haven't been active online! *sigh*
What have you been up too?? I saw the bookish game that looks like monopoly and it seems super fun!! It seems a bit complicated, although to be honest I haven't read the full rules yet..
I can't wait for the dewey's readathon this weekend!!! And I'm glad to report that my reader's block is over!! (just about time...)
So fair warning: I will be posting a lot!!
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Great. Another Harry Potter cover.
Don't get me wrong. I'm a big fan. I worship these series. But the releasing of yet another cover? This has to stop at some point, right?
Wrong. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the first book, aka 'The Philosopher's Stone', will be released with a brand new cover featuring your favorite house.
Are you a Gryffindor, a Slytherin, a Ravenclaw or a Hufflepuff?
According to Pottermore, the Gryffindor red on the covers is meant to signify military strength, a unicorn is for purity and courage, and the antlers are for strength and agility.
In the Hufflepuff crest, there are beech leaves to symbolize tolerance and a little lamb to show gentleness. In heraldry, gold or yellow is seen to represent generosity.
The crescent in the Slytherin crest represents glory and honour, and has been used in several coats of arms throughout history. Slytherin green is for endurance and the dragon-like cockatrice suggests Slytherins are fierce warriors.
Lastly, the Ravenclaw crest gets a parchment scroll to symbolise academic achievement, an owl for wisdom, a spearhead for sharpness of wit and a book for knowledge.
The idea is pretty neat to be honest - I am a proud Ravenclaw myself. BUT I hate having mixed editions of a series, and this one dominates my shelves: I have in greek the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th books (I was too young to read them in english) and the original UK edition of the 6th and 7th books. I had been looking online to complete my english collection- in first editions preferably, when Jim Kay started his gorgeous work.
Now I'm buyin' the illustrated ones which are truly breathtaking and they do add something new on the inside too (although if you have seen Jim Kay's work something is an understatement).
I got the american edition of "The Chamber of Secrets" by mistake, which doesn't match the english edition of book one - something that will bug until the end of time. So instead of a neat pair like the one above I now have this:
Look at the font difference for crying out loud! why would they do that?
Now this is something I might consider:
as I don't own "The Cursed Child" (yet). Actually scratch that because google tells me that these are a part of a boxed set that is pretty expensive. I'll pass. I have to start saving for the 3rd illustrated edition anyways.