My marker is based (of course) on my little assistants and good luck charms, Sunny and Charlie, who are again helping me pick my books (this time around, properly pandemic-proofed).
My Progress Spreadsheet
The Books and the Board
The Silk Road:
The Patagonia Star: Nicholas Shakespeare: The Dancer Upstairs - finished May 30, 2020.
The Cape-to-Cairo Railway:
The Nordic Express:
School's Out For Summer
#9: Isabel Allende: The Stories of Eva Luna - DNF @ 40%, May 28, 2020.
The Lake House:
#20: Agatha Christie: Dumb Witness - finished May 31, 2020.
#22: Margery Allingham: Police at the Funeral
The Summer Blockbuster
#27: Ian Doescher: William Shakespeare's Star Wars - Verily, a New Hope
The Summer Romance
The Novelty Cards
The Race Car:
The Four Corners
GO: Collected $20 on May 26; and $5 each on:
Go to Jail:
The BookLikes Squares:
Spin the Wheel Decide
Well, at least I didn't DNF my last 2 reads (but then, at least with the Christie I didn't expect that to happen anyway). Still, since I collared another double, let's play it safe (again) in this round ...
It was hard to believe that I had ever mistaken it for a regular garden. Now that I knew its history, the warning signs were everywhere. Fat, black laurel berries, the thin needles of yew, straggling patches of self-seeded foxglove, clumps of nettles, which I had taken to be weeds when I first entered the garden but which, I now saw, bore a rusted metal tag dug deep into the earth, labelled Urtica dioica.
Put a name tag with its latin name in front of a nettle and all of a sudden it becomes the most deadly plant in the poison garden. Or Rowan is such a doofus that she doesn´t know what a nettle actually is. Gosh, this book is bloody stupid.
Jesus, I had confined myself mostly to tea since getting here, mainly because the coffee maker was so extremely intimidating - a chrome beast of a thing covered with buttons and knobs and dials. Sandra had explained when I arrived that it was WIFI-enabled, and app-operated - but Happy was proving to be the least intuitive system I had ever encountered.
Yeah, I don´t think the system is the problem. It´s more that the main character is the dumbest person ever. And btw, the sleep deprivation thing is about to set in.