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Monopoly Turn TEN

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 13th August
New Turn will be announced on Tuesday 14th August
Refresh on how to play here
Once GoG draws the gameboard (Tuesday evening London Time), it'll go up here; http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-ten.html

This turn's challenges

Team Battleship
Underground (Dice Roll 12)
+ passing go free release

Team Boot
Chance Card: Guess Who? Make an identity themed release (Dice Roll 6)

Team Iron
West (Dice Roll 7)
+ Collect the compass points (extra 'directions / compass' themed release)

Team Moneybag
School (Dice Roll 6)
+ Collect the Pinks

Team Racecar
New Frontiers (Dice Roll 3)

Team Scottie Dog
On the Edge (Dice Roll 6)

Team Thimble
Community Bookshelf (Dice Roll 10)

Team Tophat
Recommend a Favourite (Dice Roll 3)

Team Train
Tower (Dice Roll 3)
+ Collect the Yellows

Team Tulip
Superspeed (Dice Roll 9)

Team Wolf
Tree (Dice Roll 3)
+ Collect the Oranges

GoG
Planes & Trains (Dice Roll 7)

GoG would like to know if someone weighted her dice to come up 3 so many times??? guess that is chance for you! Have Fun Everyone :)

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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 13th August
New Turn will be announced on Tuesday 14th August
Refresh on how to play here
Once GoG draws the gameboard (Tuesday evening London Time), it'll go up here; http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-ten.html

This turn's challenges

Team Battleship
Underground (Dice Roll 12)
+ passing go free release

Team Boot
Chance Card: Guess Who? Make an identity themed release (Dice Roll 6)

Team Iron
West (Dice Roll 7)
+ Collect the compass points (extra 'directions / compass' themed release)

Team Moneybag
School (Dice Roll 6)
+ Collect the Pinks

Team Racecar
New Frontiers (Dice Roll 3)

Team Scottie Dog
On the Edge (Dice Roll 6)

Team Thimble
Community Bookshelf (Dice Roll 10)

Team Tophat
Recommend a Favourite (Dice Roll 3)

Team Train
Tower (Dice Roll 3)
+ Collect the Yellows

Team Tulip
Superspeed (Dice Roll 9)

Team Wolf
Tree (Dice Roll 3)
+ Collect the Oranges

GoG
Planes & Trains (Dice Roll 7)

GoG would like to know if someone weighted her dice to come up 3 so many times??? guess that is chance for you! Have Fun Everyone :)
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Hmm.

Team Battleship passed Go, I think. Are we supposed to do a release for that too?
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aarrgghh!

In fact we have collected all 4... what a pill!
Let's see what we can come up with.

hyphen8: yes, you get to do a second release.
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a little worse for wear, unfortunately.

I have received The Master Butcher's Singing Club
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11300145/

which was on my wishlist and is a very welcome addition.

No picture, I'm afraid. There is a lovely bar of vanilla fudge (it looks like) or similar confection and a can of Irn Bru, which was a little battered in the post and had sprung a leak. Apparently it stopped leaking when the pressure equalized, so it did not pour 330 ml (11 oz) of beverage onto the book, probably about half an ounce, but the book is stained pink (or is it orange) at the bottom and is a little damp. It is right now drying off on my sunny breezy balcony and will be entirely readable in a few days, but I will not be able to drink the Irn Bru, more's the pity!

I have tasted the fudge, however, and it is yummy!

Thank you so much Team Scottie Dog!!
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I will not be able to drink the Irn Bru, more's the pity!

sounds like a lucky escape to me ;)
I'm glad the book will be readable once it's dry - maybe you can pass off the colouration as artistic?
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maybe you can pass off the colouration as artistic?


https://www.dropbox.com/---/2012-08-04%2013.03.01.jpg

Is kinda artistic, isn't it?
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Is kinda artistic, isn't it?


Oh, poor book. But if we came on the field "water" once more, you can set it free as "The wave book" ;-)
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oh no, I'm so sorry!!! I thought I'd wrapped it up well enough but obviously not...

the fudge is Scottish tablet - harder than fudge and very sugary!
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The book is perfectly dry now, so don't worry.
I'll just have to make another trip to Scotland to taste me some Irn Bru!
And to see Scotland again, which I loved.
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yes, I'd offer to post another can but I think your postie would probably get fed up with soggy orange parcels!!! You can get Irn Bru quite widely in England now but I've never seen it on mainland Europe. Perhaps if there is a Scottish bar somewhere...
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Team Tulip had to release with superspeed and decided to release a book about superspeed and have a little car race ourselves - with team Ballycumber! Unfortunately we had to leave before the race was finished, so we don't know who won. Hopefully whomever found our book can tell us who won...

In case it's not clear in the picture - both cars have tiny Ballycumber stickers on their roofs!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11319079
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We landed on Community Bookshelf and sent a wishlist book to Sandra-Sabine. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7935516 . The picture is here: http://www.flickr.com/---/photostream
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a wishlist book to Sandra-Sabine


Team Iron is having Chrismas in July and August this year!
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That way you will be able to score some points and this time there is no danger of any leakage ;). The book might just smell of the incense.
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I don't know if it's the same in other countries.
In France, if you are a very bad student, as punishment, you can have a dunce's cap : ass ears !

This book is a collection of nonsense written by students at the baccalaureate.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11323208

I left it in front of a high school.

Enjoy !!!
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In France, if you are a very bad student, as punishment, you can have a dunce's cap : ass ears !


They still do that? That is very interesting. Never heard of it before.
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In France, if you are a very bad student, as punishment, you can have a dunce's cap : ass ears !


They still do that? That is very interesting. Never heard of it before.


They don't do that anymore. I've never seen that as I was a child. I think it was before the 70's or even the 60's. But we still say, when there is a pupill who doesn't work at all or does really bad things, that he deserves donkey's ears. And I've read in a lot of books written in the beginning of the 20th century, that bad students had dunce's cap.
I suppose that it would be considered now as something too humiliating.

Does it exist (or has it existed) in your countries ?
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Interesting question, will have to ask my parents. We would call donkey´s ears Eselsohren and that is when a page of a book has been bent unintentionally. I know that the last student who showed up in school on December 21, would get carrots and be called Thomas Esel (donkey) because the night of December 21 is the longest anyway.
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:-) The book arrived on firday, but I get it today. Thank you so much!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7935516
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11327399
(4th in the Women's Murder Club Series)

No picture, I'm afraid. This book takes place in San Francisco, on the *West* coast of the United States. The cover shows a jogger, running *West* into the setting sun (sets in the *West*, right?). And how does one go *West* from Italy? By following the route of Christopher Columbus, of course. So the book has been left at the Hotel Caravel (clever, eh?) on the via Cristoforo Colombo, on the side that runs *West* (well, south-West).
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I'm a little bit late this turn, but in time :-) And this is our book:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11332039?...

"The golden compass"! What is better for the Compass-Poinhts? I think nothing. :-) A Compass shows you all four directions and we collected all four :-D
I hope the finder likes the little compass I put there as a book mark. (I must update the picture. But there is a little problem with it. The Laptop didn't like my mobile phone I think *g* I Hope I can fix the Problem in the next minutes/hours :-D)

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Team Boot got a Chance card this time, and have to make an idenity themed release. Which, they will do Monday. In the mean time, who wants to take a guess at who I am?

I can come in different sizes and colors.

I am not welcome on planes or in hospitals.

I am both social and unsocial.

The more things you get for me, the more useful I am.

I can be found almost anywhere - but you can't used me everywhere.

I have been known to cause accidents.

Older people don't always like me, but even toddlers can have fun with me.

I am always changing.

Who am I?
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I am going to guess a mobile phone...
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I am going to guess a mobile phone...


Yeah, my thought was "one word title from Stephen King, 4 letters". ;)

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Both Pinkeoeria and Hyphen8 were right in their guess. Team Boot released Cell by Steven King at a Verizon Wireless store.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11329842
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Just saw on the side bar that the book was caught. Great release.
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Harry's Mad by Dick King-Smith
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11296918

Harry is a ten-year-old boy, and Mad (short for Madison) is his parrot. Mad's favorite game is Monopoly, and his favorite piece is the battleship.

When Mad is kidnapped, he wants to GO home, so he heads for his favorite square on the monopoly board: Trafalgar Square. We released our book at Thomas Square, which is named for another British Admiral - one who had a significant impact on the Hawaiian monarchy.

No photo, but the book was left at a plant sale in the square, in a plastic bag to protect it from the birds - like the larger Trafalgar Square, Thomas Square has quite a few pigeons, and maybe an escaped parrot or two! ('Iolani Palace has some green parrots living in its banyan, so why not Thomas Square?)
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To collect the pink, I released a book (pink moon) on a pink board at Ikea Hanover

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11322711
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on behalf of rotewoelfin, I'm happy to announce the release for our turn Ten "tree".

She has neither cost nor effort saved to bring this book to THE one and only tree:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9977922

For those who like to know more about this tree:
http://en.wikipedia.org/---/Tree_of_Hippocrates

Or about this book:
http://en.wikipedia.org/---/Anabasis_%28Xenophon%29

Unfortunately, she wasn't able to upload some pictures due of technical device reasons (yeah, it's time that IOS6 will be released!), but I got the pictures and will send them to our GoG.
Those pictures will be uploaded to the releasenote, once rotewoelfin is back in Germany.

Still, I'd like to point out, that this book has been released with an orange ribbon, not solely the hang to hang the book, but also to make a connection to our second release for this turn ("orange"). This second release will be announced by our teammember KiwiinEngland :)
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Team Wolf had a double release this week, of Orange and Trees. So to connect the two themes our Orange themed book was released where oranges are born - in a tree.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winters

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11306001/
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The timing for this turn was really good, I was going to be at my childhood home for a week, what would be better than to recommend a book that I think displays everything that a good book should and started my whole love of reading!

So I picked The Famous Five Go on a Hike Together: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11328055/ because I have always loved the famous five and they are just perfect books - take you on an adventure, fast paced and exciting. Exactly what I would recommend to children on the beginning of their reading journey - although as an adult I am still very fond.

I got my whole family involved in where to release it. There was some debate about Wicken Fen or Wandlebury (hence why my release notes were a bit out). In the end we decided on Wandlebury - somewhere we all love to walk and I thought the chances of finding a new reader were high.

I left it near a signpost by a stile:
http://www.flickr.com/---/7764643100/
http://www.flickr.com/---/7764645222/

And very pleasingly it has been picked up and we've gained a new member :)
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And very pleasingly it has been picked up and we've gained a new member :)


That's gorgeous! A young'un too. I must read the Famous Five one day. I have the first one here on my shelf.
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Way to go team mate! Great pictures.
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7999438/

In countries where the youngest border is from 1905 (this is actually the border separating the team members with Haugtussa on one side and Deepswamp and mariabokmal on the other), New frontiers have to be found elsewhere. In this modern society our new frontier is NATURE, filled with unknown and potentially dangerous. Avoiding elk, boar and lynx, Deepswamp set out to explore, investigare and search. Lingonberries are probable, but can cloudberries be found on this longitude? No contact with the internet is scary and how odd not to be able to google on the spot! Deep within the forest Team Racecar (we did not crash into the forset, we parked carfully. Really, we did!) found groundbreaking facts: there are other things than racecars that go fast (at least for their size): insects. Maybe we will develop wings for our car, the exo-skeleton we already have:)

Picture:
http://s96.photobucket.com/---/Turn%20ten%20_%20new%20frontiers/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11322084/

Team Scottie Dog got their heads together for Turn 10 of the BC Monopoly Challenge - On the Edge.

As it is the school holidays we thought there may be some parents in need of a chocolate fix. So this book was left tied to a tree in Hope Park Keswick, contents of which can be seen in the above photo. Lots of families are there playing Obstacle Golf or "Crazy Golf" and hopefully will walk home through the wooded path and find our book hanging from the tree.

As well as an apt titled book a chocolate sheep was enclosed with a note for the finder:

"Dear Finder

Yeaahhh! It's the school holidays, lots of fun for everyone. Or is it?
If the lovely weather isn't enough to keep your spirits up this summer escape from reality and try this book.
And in case of an extreme emergency the enclosed chocolate should pull you back from " the Edge of Reason"

Enjoy :) From Team Scottie Dog, www.bookcrossing.com"
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A quick catch and the new member promises to read and re-release

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11322084/
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Round Tower by Catherine Cookson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6284938

This was released at Top of The World Revolving Restaurant which is on the top floor of the Atlantic Tower Motel. I left my camera cord at work so can't upload photos :o( Here is a few I found so you can see the tower & restaurant.....

https://picasaweb.google.com/---/BookCrossingMonopolyTurn10?...
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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6284937

Team Train released this book at Bunnings Warehouse which is a large hardware store. After wandering around for a while, I asked someone to point me in the direction of the wallpaper section only to discover they don't have one! The store I released it in is relatively new - not sure if they are still waiting for stock or if wallpaper is very unfashionable these days... I am hoping that my enquiry doesn't make them think I was planning on buying some! Instead, I left the book in the yellow area of paint sample cards. Photo to follow when I get my camera cord back.....
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11291981/

We decided to go with a fairly literal interpretation of the space this time around. This book was released in the underground stronghold of the Kingdom of Nymeria, located on Chincoteague Beach in Virginia. The book is actually blocking the entrance to the start of the underground tunnel that was built as a secret escape route for the kingdom in case of attack by hostile forces; it runs all the way to the Caribbean...underground! Lord Tyrion was in charge of kingdom defense, assisted ably by the Knights Momo and Appa. (We would have released the book somewhere inside the tunnel, but ideally no one will ever be in there except the builders, who are mostly illiterate peasants.)

(Our "camp" was set up a bit down-beach from the Kingdom, so I was able to observe it for awhile after the release. It was picked up be a father following a group of children walking down the beach, so at least we know the book is safe. Hopefully, we'll get a JE when the traveler returns home to his computer.)
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http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-ten-releases.html

Bonus Points go to...
Teams Racecar & Scottie Dog for original interpretations of their themes
Team Iron for Naval Engineering Trivia
Team Train for interior décor fashioning

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