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The Bookmark

The Bookmark podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you'll want to add to your reading list.

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May 23, 2022

This week we are playing a game called Bookish Balderdash with guest star Debbie Stanton. The rules of the game are as follows:
-One person (the "Dasher") reads the synopsis of a book.
-The other players make up what they think is the first line of the book.
-After all players have submitted their first line to the Dasher, the Dasher mixes them up and adds the slip of paper with the real first line.
-The Dasher reads the first lines out loud to the other players.
-Each player picks which first line they think is the real one.
-The Dasher reveals the real first line of the book.

The points are given as follows:
-1 point for every vote their answer earned.
-2 points for correctly guessing the REAL answer.
-3 points to the DASHER if no players guess the real answer.
-3 points to any player who writes an answer very similar to the real answer.
-As a bluff, you can vote for your own book but you will not earn a point for this vote.