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Monopoly Turn EIGHT

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 16th July
New Turn will be announced on Tuesday 20th July
Gameboard here: http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-eight.html
Reminder of how to play here: http://www.bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/how-to-play-2012-version.html

Challenges:
Teams Battleship
Tree (Dice Roll 11)

Team Boot
Square (Dice Roll 10)

Team Iron
Chance card; Food & Drink Double release (Dice Roll 7)

Team Moneybag
Museums & Galleries (Dice Roll 2)

Team Racecar
Community Bookshelf (Dice Roll 4)
+ Passing Go Free Release

Team Scottie Dog
Rainbows End (Dice Roll 3)

Team Thimble
New Frontiers (Dice Roll 5)

Team Top Hat
Chance card; Take the rough with the smooth on a textured double release (Dice Roll 7)

Team Train
East (Dice Roll 3)

Team Tulip
Planes & Trains (Dice roll 4)

Team Wolf
In The Middle (Dice Roll 3)
+ Collect the Light Blues

GoG
Museums & Galleries (Dice Roll 3)

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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 16th July
New Turn will be announced on Tuesday 20th July
Gameboard here: http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-eight.html
Reminder of how to play here: http://www.bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/how-to-play-2012-version.html

Challenges:
Teams Battleship
Tree (Dice Roll 11)

Team Boot
Square (Dice Roll 10)

Team Iron
Chance card; Food & Drink Double release (Dice Roll 7)

Team Moneybag
Museums & Galleries (Dice Roll 2)

Team Racecar
Community Bookshelf (Dice Roll 4)
+ Passing Go Free Release

Team Scottie Dog
Rainbows End (Dice Roll 3)

Team Thimble
New Frontiers (Dice Roll 5)

Team Top Hat
Chance card; Take the rough with the smooth on a textured double release (Dice Roll 7)

Team Train
East (Dice Roll 3)

Team Tulip
Planes & Trains (Dice roll 4)

Team Wolf
In The Middle (Dice Roll 3)
+ Collect the Light Blues

GoG
Museums & Galleries (Dice Roll 3)
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Hi guys

I have had someone (who I won't name in case they change their mind!) ask if they can start playing along with us, and since I know at least one team (Team Train) is down to two players because of a drop-out, I figured I can easily add this new player into a pre-existing team to bring the numbers back up even.
Which set me thinking - are any other teams missing players without my having noticed?
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Yes. I have due to personal reasons let my teammembers know I will not be able to play anymore. I at first didn't want to make it official, just in case I would be able to do a comeback. If you have an eager player hoping for a spot, feel free to give them mine. I will still be cheering for Team Battleship from the sidelines! :-)
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Yes. I have due to personal reasons let my teammembers know I will not be able to play anymore.


Well, I was going to include you in my list of the missing when I saw your post in chit-chat - but I then I spotted you in the bookray forum so I wasn't sure :) I was meaning to PM and ask but you saved me the job.
Hope things go well with you, and let me know if you do change you mind or if things change, you will always be welcome back!
xxx
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Hello everybody !
For this 8th turn, we were on "Museums and galleries".
We didn't take too much time to think about THE good release, because I was invited in a museum today, bye my mother in law. It was in Paris, in the Grand Palais (the Great Palace), at an exhibition around animals in the art (exactly named "Animals' Beauty").
I took a book with me : "la hyène, contes d'Afrique" ("the hyena, tales of Africa") - to fitt the exhibition's theme. I put it in a paper frame with some words about BC ("Free book", "gift for you" and that sort of things that you know by heart). I wanted to let it in the exhibition, on a wall, just like a small painting. But there were a lot of watchmen verifying that nobody does anything forbidden. So I had to change my plan... and I let the small frame in the museum's toilets, on a big mirror.
Time for me to go home, make the release note, eat, put my daughters in bed and I come back to write this story... and I saw that the book has already been caught and that I have a Newbie ! Yepeeeee !
You can see that here :
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11107204/
The Newbie says (more or less - free translation because of my bad english) :
"Hello, I found the small book in the exhibition's toilets. When I first saw it, I thought it was a joke and I wouldn't have touched it if I hadn't read : "Gift, take it, this free book is for you". I was very curious and I haven't been disappointed while discovering the bookcrossing's site ! I think it's an idea more than good to share with the whole world literature that we love so much ! I found the book really nice, and as a bonus, it fitted the exhibition's theme. Thank you for this discovery !"
Really nice JE, isn't it ? I'm so happy :o)
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That is a great release and congrats on the quick catch!
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Très bien fait. Lovely release and catch.
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Très bien fait. Lovely release and catch.


Encouragements in French, that's very kind of you !!!
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Well, my weekly French classes should be good for something ;).
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Very excited catcher, well done.

I suggest you alter the photo is the full BCID isn't shown, otherwise anyone can put in a journal entry.
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I suggest you alter the photo is the full BCID isn't shown, otherwise anyone can put in a journal entry.


I'll try to do it, but I'm not very good with pictures...
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I think I did it...
Thank you for your suggestion ! :o)
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but can someone pm me to explain how the teams work together on these challenges when they are from different countries?

when i asked about joining in, i actually thought the teams were just single people/participants. so i do need to learn more how its all figured out within the teams.
thanks
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I'm PMing you now
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Don't worry, it's very easy and it's a really funny game ! :o)
Welcome to you, paganfrog !
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7726461/

Team Racecar's Passing Go Free Release is the book Mörk kust, which translates as Dark coast. The book is set free on the east coast of Sweden near the ferry to island Gotland - where a lot of people right now are passing to GO to be free - on vacation. They are hoping for all things light and cheery, but the Dark coast could be a perfectly contasting holiday read.
 
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a wishlist book has been sent out, but we're not telling yet to whom or which book (except GoG, she's knows). :)
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Team Wolf landed on the square "In the Middle"

Well, what on earth could that mean but Middle Earth. As everyone who has watched Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films knows, Middle Earth bears a striking resemblance to New Zealand.

Our intrepid team wolf member went exploring the paths and trails of Middle Earth, following the way of Frodo et al as they try and complete their quest. But on their trail is a strange creature, which we managed to take a picture of.

Team Wolf released a copy of Lord of the Rings: Book two The Two Towers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11238924/

And it was caught and has a new member!
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RE: Team Wolf

And it was caught and has a new member!


One Book to rule them all,
One Book to find them,
One Book to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them.

<()>
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One Book to rule them all,
One Book to find them,
One Book to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them.


LMAO!!!
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LMAO!!!

Laughing my A** Off?
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LMAO!!!

Laughing my A** Off?

Yeap, that's what is stands for...as opposed to ROTFLMOA (Rolling on The Floor Laughing my Arse Off), or the slightly more gentel LOL (Laugh out Loud)
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And it was caught and has a new member!


One Book to rule them all,
One Book to find them,
One Book to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them.

<()>


How can we hope to top that? :p

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Team Tulip landed on Planes and Trains and we decided to let the most famous British train go for a ride. Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends have gone to the big mall in Basingstoke to go on an adventure on a ride-along Thomas which was kindly waiting there for them. We hope he has lots of fun adventures and we hope we will read about them in the journal entries soon! Thomas and Friends Book Treasury can hopefully be a treasure to a lucky child.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11261418
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Double food and drink release,
here's the first
No camera, which is a shame, as my pizza was spectacularly beautiful, slathered in capers and olives and oregano!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8243891/

ETA: although the cover of the book is so bl**** ugly that I deserve double points should I get a catch!
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In "Good Old Europe" New Frontiers are hard to come by. We had therefore had to think outside the box and left the book "Über die Alpen" (Over the Alps) outside a courtroom where divorce cases are held. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9786670
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well, I tried to release today (on the Islay ferry) but no one had picked the book up and I didn't want it to get cleared away and most likely put in the bin, so I took it back - will re-release over the weekend!
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So I went to City Hall square to put square shaped book on the square
shaped bench. The book is called Us2 (squared). And guess how many
books I put there? It is 1 squared! :)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11264264
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Wow, a bright green envelope hopped into my letter box this morning.

To my delight it contained a wishlist book, thank you so much team Racecar.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11247383

The racecar shaped sweets zipped to my mouth mighty quick. And the scratch and sniff postcard has been admired by others near by.

Thanks from all on Team Wolf for sending a book so far (Sweden to New Zealand!)
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Our theme this time was 'Rainbow's End'... well, we all know that GOLD is what we find at the rainbow's end.

So we had the right book - 'Gold' by Dan Rhodes, and some gold chocolate coins... and with weather giving us a rare display of golden sunshine, I released the book at Bowmore Harbour on the Isle of Islay. Famous for its golden nectar (uisge beatha, the water of life... whisky!!), I think Islay is definitely the place at the end of the rainbow.

http://www.flickr.com/---/photostream
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533354
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11271483

Now, on first view of title and releasezone there is nothing "blue" but the label ;)

Title: Dead and Devil by Frank Schätzing
Releasezone: The Roman-Germanic Museum

So, what's up then, with the "Blue"?

Now, let me introduce you something historical from Cologne:

Once upon a time, near the Cathedral of Cologne, there was a so called "Blue Stone". It was used to for death penalties: the sentenced to death were pushed three times against this stone, while the the executioner said:

"I push you at the blue stone, you will not return to your fathers and mothers home"
(it rhymes better in German ;))

During the French occupation (after 1794) this blue stone has been destroyed and removed. The stone should have been at the place, where now the Roman-Germanic Museum is located (more or less)

And as you can guess: The book "Tod und Teufel" is a historical novel, where this blue stone is being mentioned several times. So in fact a themed release. :)

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I really hope that's a blue jellybean in the picture with your release?
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I really hope that's a blue jellybean in the picture with your release?


If jelly beans would bring bonuspoints: yes, it is. ;)
If not: no it isn't - it's just a piece of blue something - as a compensation for the missing stone ;)
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If jelly beans would bring bonuspoints: yes, it is. ;)
If not: no it isn't - it's just a piece of blue something - as a compensation for the missing stone ;)


well, jellybeans are inherently funny. But so are many other things....
and I can hardly choose bonus points before all the turns are in - what if someone managed to be even funnier than jellybeans? Or... what if someone manages to be actaully meaninful, rather than covered in nonsense like us?
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The lorax speaks for the trees...so we released a book about the lorax (and the trees) in a tree, along with a pair of Truffula trees.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11255635
http://www.flickr.com/---/photostream
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The lorax speaks for the trees...so we released a book about the lorax (and the trees) in a tree, along with a pair of Truffula trees.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11255635
http://www.flickr.com/---/photostream


When I was at primary school we put on a play of "The Lorax". I was cast as a tree, not even the tree that got cut down, but a background tree.

The teacher didn't like me...
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When I was at primary school we put on a play of "The Lorax". I was cast as a tree, not even the tree that got cut down, but a background tree.

The teacher didn't like me...


dude, that's nothing. One nativity play my sister was in, she was the 4th wise man.
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When I was at primary school we put on a play of "The Lorax". I was cast as a tree, not even the tree that got cut down, but a background tree.

The teacher didn't like me...


dude, that's nothing. One nativity play my sister was in, she was the 4th wise man.

*snort* now that is a bit grime. What was the gift she brought??? Coal, offal?
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When I was at primary school we put on a play of "The Lorax". I was cast as a tree, not even the tree that got cut down, but a background tree.

The teacher didn't like me...


dude, that's nothing. One nativity play my sister was in, she was the 4th wise man.

*snort* now that is a bit grime. What was the gift she brought??? Coal, offal?


She didn't have one at all, she just followed the other 3 around!
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A textured Double release, we had to take the Rough with the Smooth. For Better or for Worse, this sounded like marriage and all the textures that can bring to a life.

The Smooth was easy: Take the entire family to a Dragon Festival on the lake, enjoy the scenery, wildflowers, and all the activity. An innocent child's book fit perfectly: Bee's Book of Big and Small http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11254902/

The Rough was different. Sometimes, things can't be worked out smoothly, no matter how you try. And then outside help is needed, although that can be too late. Hence a true crime book was left outside the police station as a cautionary note for the worst that can happen in a textured life. Kiss Me Kill Me http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11273219/

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Team Train released "Rising Sun" by Michael Crichton at the East Adelaide Dental Clinic where it will hopefully find a new reader in the waiting room!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6284934?...

I'll try and add photos later.....

ETA - Here's a photo: https://picasaweb.google.com/---/B1C7UjXjfgC23F2Ug8y1LX1r138HVkI09XVR-gvYCZ8?...
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Bonus Points go to:
Team Iron, for getting two releases into one
Team Thimble for a very different interpretation of New Frontiers
Team Train for keeping it simple and elegant
Team Boot for inclusion of maths humour
Team Wolf for Forum Post of the Week

http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-eight-releases.html
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Thanks for the bonus point. I was away on vacation and just read this now.
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Our turn 8 release (tree) was caught!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11255635

Apparently the Lorax really is a good spokescritter for the trees. ;)

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