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Monopoly Turn THREE

Submit the details of your teams completed challenge - including a link to the book's page (and pictures if you want) - by PMing Vekiki. Please also post on the forum so we can see your release!
Submissions deadline: 21.00 GMT (that's 9 PM, London time) on Monday 7th May
New Turn will be announced on Tuesday 8th May
Refresh on how to play here: http://www.bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/how-to-play-2012-version.html
Check out the gameboard here: http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-three.html

This turns challenges:

Team Battleship
Historic places (Dice roll 9)

Teams Boot & Tulip
Tree (Dice rolls 9 & 7)

Teams Iron & Scottie Dog
South (Dice rolls 8 & 6)

Team Moneybag
Rainbow's End (Dice roll 2)

Team Racecar
Home (Dice roll 11)

Team Thimble
Statues & Monuments (Dice roll 7)

Team Top Hat
Square (Dice roll 10)

Team Train
Cafes & Restaurants (Dice roll 12)

Team Wolf
On the Edge (Dice roll 5)

GoG
Power Station (Dice roll 4)

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Submit the details of your teams completed challenge - including a link to the book's page (and pictures if you want) - by PMing Vekiki. Please also post on the forum so we can see your release!
Submissions deadline: 21.00 GMT (that's 9 PM, London time) on Monday 7th May
New Turn will be announced on Tuesday 8th May
Refresh on how to play here: http://www.bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/how-to-play-2012-version.html
Check out the gameboard here: http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-three.html

This turns challenges:

Team Battleship
Historic places (Dice roll 9)

Teams Boot & Tulip
Tree (Dice rolls 9 & 7)

Teams Iron & Scottie Dog
South (Dice rolls 8 & 6)

Team Moneybag
Rainbow's End (Dice roll 2)

Team Racecar
Home (Dice roll 11)

Team Thimble
Statues & Monuments (Dice roll 7)

Team Top Hat
Square (Dice roll 10)

Team Train
Cafes & Restaurants (Dice roll 12)

Team Wolf
On the Edge (Dice roll 5)

GoG
Power Station (Dice roll 4)
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Not the eight. Just to prevent any confusion.
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Ah yes. confused by may wall calender marking it in weekend colours (yay bank holidays! triple pay!). Correcting now...
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One teammate is on the injured reserve list this turn: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7548033

I'd better get together with the other one and work out a plan! :s
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One teammate is on the injured reserve list this turn: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7548033

I'd better get together with the other one and work out a plan! :s


I just sent you both a note....this is my first effort, so please be honest with your thoughts! :)
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..and he's back: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7551528

That's a relief; I was getting worried about him. :)

Still planning...
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but I think Team Scottie Dog have an idea!
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We were quick on this one!

We decided to release the book in front of the door of a Kindergarten named Regenbogenhaus (house of the rainbow in German). But since we were still missing the end of the rainbow, we also released a book at a Kindergarten called Schatzkiste (treasure box)

For the Rainbow
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7437304

For the treasure at the end of the rainbow
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8059633

That was fun!
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We were quick on this one!

We decided to release the book in front of the door of a Kindergarten named Regenbogenhaus (house of the rainbow in German). But since we were still missing the end of the rainbow, we also released a book at a Kindergarten called Schatzkiste (treasure box)

For the Rainbow
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7437304

For the treasure at the end of the rainbow
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8059633

That was fun!

Nice to see lots of books being wild released, might get lots of new members. I assume the first one is the one being tracked this game?
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Very nice release. Hope somebody will catch the book.
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A cute rainbow with a handy bench for releasing a book...and treasure? Nice.
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11090387

It is Queen's Day in the Netherlands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queens_Day) and Team Tulip has caught Orange Fever! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_fever).

We need a drink and are off to the dutch pub for a pint of Oranjeboom. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oranjeboom)

Before you think we've completely lost the plot. Oranjeboom translates as Orange Tree, so we are perfectly within our Tree theme.
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finally!

well, I have been waiting for the correct weather condition to make my release all week, and now finally here they are. At nearly 1AM, When I am in bed, have already taken my sleeping pill and *just* realised I never got around to registering the book in preparation...
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RE: finally!

op, just realised I didn;t ever tell you about the release, having moaned about the inconveniant weather conditions;

For my Power Station release, I left Frankenstein out in a lightning storm, in hopes that he'd get struck and life would spark...
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11094554
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RE: finally!

For my Power Station release, I left Frankenstein out in a lightning storm, in hopes that he'd get struck and life would spark...
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11094554


Oh, excellent choice! :)

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In several countries there is a comic strip called "Peanuts" created by Charles Schultz. His main character is a little boy named Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown is a real loser, and everything he tries to do turns into a disaster. Every spring Charlie Brown tries to fly a kite and every spring the "kite-eating Tree" attacks and captures his kite.

It has been quite windy this week in Michigan, so following Charlie Brown's example we went to a park and tried flying our own kite. You can see the results in the picture...we found our own "kite-eating tree"! There was quite a tussle betwen Ballycumber and the tree, including (to his shame) several bad words, but the tree won.

It's prize? Not only our brand new butterfly kite, but also our release book for our tree challenge. The book was "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11086017

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We landed on Home this turn.

Thus me 10 year old and I went to the Hundred Acre Wood (Hundremeterskogen), to release some Winnie the Pooh (Ole Brumm) books as they wanted to go home.

The one counting for this release is: Kengus kafe (Ru's cafe) released at Hyggelig Nistested (A Nice Place for a Picnic) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5153208/

It's two friends are released at Uglas hus (Owl's House) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5197722/
and Her Bumper Tigergutt (Tigger Bounces Here) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5158472/

The coverphoto for all three books is the sign telling you that you have reached Hundremeterskogen (The Hundrer Acres Wood).

Welcome home!
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A really nice release with a beautiful kite !
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Our theme was South so released a book by Ellen MacArthur which fits generally around the theme of direction rather than being 'south' specific!

Released in Southchurch park, Southend-on-Sea (in the UK.) It was a bit of a grey day so made sure the book was wrapped up well against the elements but it had a rather nice view where I left it:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11100265

P.S. This was the first release I have done for my team - it was a lot of fun, thanks for organising it Vekiki.
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This was the first release I have done for my team


And nicely done it was too!
Go Team Iron!!

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Released in Southchurch park, Southend-on-Sea (in the UK.) It was a bit of a grey day so made sure the book was wrapped up well against the elements but it had a rather nice view where I left it:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11100265

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Have been away since I made the release and unable to access the internet but have just got back to find that our book was caught, and it appears to be another new bookcrosser. This game is awesome!
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our book was caught, and it appears to be another new bookcrosser.


Yay Team Iron!
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Similarly this is my first ever monopoly release, I really enjoyed thinking outside the box ... or in this case into the box ;)

Top Hat landed on SQUARE this turn. So for our release we set free the following book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11102733

Hangover Square by Peter Hamilton released in Millennium Square in leeds - better yet in a pub (where better to get a hangover?!) with a very useful square box hangover recovery kit! Containing Rice Krispie squares because we all need a chocolate fix and some alca-seltzer for the sore head.

It's a real shame Millennium Square is quite closed off due to a pop concert - bad timing! But you would usually be able to set in the background of the picture.

Some pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/---/6996829102/
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Wow! Hats off to you! That was really creative. :-)
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Similarly this is my first ever monopoly release, I really enjoyed thinking outside the box ... or in this case into the box ;)

Top Hat landed on SQUARE this turn. So for our release we set free the following book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11102733



I checked the book and we have a catch and a new BC Member! Not bad for a 1st Monopoly release!
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Wow, that´s great.
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It seems to have find the right reader aswell!
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Similarly this is my first ever monopoly release, I really enjoyed thinking outside the box ... or in this case into the box ;)

Top Hat landed on SQUARE this turn. So for our release we set free the following book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11102733



I checked the book and we have a catch and a new BC Member! Not bad for a 1st Monopoly release!


woot woot - first new member of the game!
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I checked the book and we have a catch and a new BC Member! Not bad for a 1st Monopoly release!

Thanks passmaster! I got the email this morning but couldn't get bookcrossing to load to report our catch :)
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I think people will want to have a hangover with this recovery kit ;o)
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:)

I find it really hard to get my brain to think creatively, think this monopoly is doing it a world of good! I love seeing all the great things people are coming up with.
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the Angels. Our Location was "Statues and Monuments" and today I released a book at The Church St. Michael where there is a big statue of the angel St. Michael in the entrance area. Unfortunately, so far I could not upload the release picture into the JE but I still wanted to report the release. Chances are good that the book might be caught and hopefully journalled. Schwäbisch Hall is expecting 50,000 people to celebrate the German barbecue championship this weekend.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11089448/
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the German barbecue championship this weekend


It's raining here... and chilly... I hope the weather is better up thataway.
(Save a sparerib for me... I'll be right up!)


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Hope that the link to these pictures works: http://www.flickr.com/---/79924054@N08/
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!!!

"the german barbecue championship"... It makes me dream :o)
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RE: !!!

The weather here was also quite rainy and chilly but the contestants cheerful.
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Team Train landed on "Cafes & Restaurants" and released The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers at the Sad :Cafe....

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11102250

This is also my first BookCrossing Monopoly release! Unfortunately, I couldn't take any photos :o(
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...here's the book (cycle map of Stuttgart):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11107823

and the translation of the German entry:

Spring. Time for good intents. Therefore our book (a cycle map of Stuttgart) plans to perform some of the routes, which are suggested inside itself. It picks its cycle helmet and the bicycle and goes out the house... After a short way it sees the "Zacke" - a steep rack railroad with a separate trailer for bicycles to climb up the hills around Stuttgart. Our book climb in and plans to go all the way up the hill. But on the way it gets so fascinated by the view over THE EDGE onto Stuttgart, that it decides to stay here (look at the picture). At this moment all the good intents are foregotten and the travel of our book ends for now...
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uh-oh

team Scottie Dog nearly had a hiccup on this challenge due to my being exceptionally busy in the last few weeks, I've read the book I was going to release but I'm not going to make it to the planned release spot before the deadline. I have a plan B, however, and I'll be reporting back tomorrow!
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Don't know if my teammate has PM'd GoG yet, but I see that the release was made:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11106438
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11067889/

Team Scottie Dog went down Mexico way for this challenge, with a book called The Tortilla Curtain which is all about north/south divide between the States and Mexico, and the 'have's' and 'have not's' in California.

The *plan* was to release it in the cacti area of Glasgow's botantical gardens... unfortunately an exceptionally busy fortnight and a bank holiday today meant that I wasn't able to get there, and was restricted to my local town of Troon.

Troon is down south by Scottish standards (positively tropical South Ayrshire) but the town was desert-style deserted, not a burrito nor a cactus nor a sombrero in sight. So I decided the next best thing was to leave it at the South Beach, which would be packed full of day-trippers enjoying the warm southern sun... except it's about 2 degrees and raining.

Photo is here http://www.flickr.com/---/photostream to prove that we tried, with deserted beach in background!
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to prove that we tried

LOL. Have you seen the picture of me , staring in horror, at the put in a memorial in ONE WEEK at the 'secret' sports ground that was merely a baseball base set in plexiglass in the sidewalk the week before? Best laid plans....
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has made a lovely historical release. Unfortunately, we have also suffered a computer crash and are posting this note from a back-up machine. Please be patient, as our "tech guy" should be able to fix the problem a bit later today, at which point we will add our detailed release information and photos. :(
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has made a lovely historical release. Unfortunately, we have also suffered a computer crash


Oh no! Thank you teammate for the release, and good luck with the computer troubles!

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since all the releases are in a little early, I can now start rolling dice for the next turn :) here's this weeks releases:
http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-three-releases.html

bonus points go to...
Team Wolf for the cycle helmet :D
Team Train for the most ideally named cafe possible
Team Boot for the Kite Eating Tree
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since all the releases are in a little early,.....

I have the Team Battleship release, but can't connect the camera with the photos to this computer....I'm expecting tech help nearly any minute....I'll post again as quickly as I can. I'll feel awful if my tech issues cost our team....
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I'll post again as quickly as I can. I'll feel awful if my tech issues cost our team....


tech issues will never cost a team :) if you have difficulties, get another teammate to yell me (not that i can help, but then i know) or just tell me once it's all sorted out
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Here's the release, unfortunately without photos of our cool display (photo has now been added!), but they will be added as soon as possible.

We landed on Historic Places, and decided to release a historical fiction book about a Christian missionary in Africa. The release was done at the Old Stone Church Site in Leesburg, Virginia, the location of the first Methodist Church property in the United States. The book was left under the information pagoda (to protect it from any potential weather). It proudly wore an official BookCrossing "I'm not lost" post-it, as well as a nice note explaining what BookCrossing is all about. Also included was an "old stone" hill, symbolizing Golgotha, with three crosses representing the crucifixion of Christ, the core belief of the Methodist religion. Photo has been added

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11106438/
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Oh, nice job with the hill & everything. :)
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Oh, nice job with the hill & everything. :)


Thanks! I wanted to make it REALLY noticeable to increase our chances of a JE....

:)
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Oh, nice job with the hill & everything. :)


Thanks! I wanted to make it REALLY noticeable to increase our chances of a JE....

:)

Really nice! Good job teammate!
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well done to my team mate bibliophileoz :)

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