'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 9 July 2012

Challenge No: 1


...to resist this game called BOOKWORM, that Robert (aka 'the plague') mentioned a while ago.  It looks simple - almost puerile or childish... but it's not, and so be warned:  it's very addictive!



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  1. I haven't played this in a while, so am a bit rusty. I reached level 10 and scored 92,000+ points. Not too shabby, but not great.

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    1. I have wasted many happy hours on this since you recommended it Robert. Your score is good!

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  2. Hmm. I managed to get to Librarian before I burnt down the bookshelf!

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    1. I know I live a quiet life, but I get very tense when there's a threat of burning drawing ever lower! I'm easily amused.
      And I amuse my kids easily too. I can't even watch them play those driving games in case they crash.

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  3. I play tons of these sorts of games on pogo.com - they are SO addictive! Board games, card games, word games....... drools......

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    1. Ah, AF, there are games...and there is Art: Have you been here? http://windosill.com/

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    2. And look up 'Popcap' games...

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  4. On my second attempt at Bookworm, I reached level 11 and scored 126,640 points. Better. On one memorable day a year ago, I scored over 350,000 points. Haven't played in a while and don't want to become re-addicted! If I should [become re-addicted], it's all your fault!

    My name is Robert and I'm almost a Bookworm-aholic.

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    1. Robert - Ha! The analogy continues: The heady, intoxicating high as the score goes up and up, the chores undone, the abandoned families, the subsequent ashes of the ruin and degradation.

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  5. First time I've heard of it but I gave it a try.Don't think I quite get it yet but I'll keep trying. Have to say my favourite is Freecell.
    Cheers

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    1. Ah yes Helsie - 'Freecell' is the card game? I think I've played it.

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  6. I have enough problems making time to read never mind playing games. Next you'll be saying that life is for enjoying oneself.

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