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text 2020-06-01 03:27
BL-opoly 2020: Roll by Roll
Bath Tangle audiobook cover art
May 31: Roll #4 -- Landed on Square 28
Chick lit, romance or pink cover
Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer (read by Sian Phillips) 12:00/368pp +$3 ($32)
A Passage to India audiobook cover artTarzan of the Apes audiobook cover artDeath on the Nile audiobook cover art
May 29:  Roll #3 -- Landed on Square 25. 
A book that has been made into a film
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (read by David Suchet) 8:35/352pp   +$3 ($29)
May 27: Roll #2 -- Landed on Square 15. 
Book with a tree on the cover or set in the mountains.  
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs  (read by David Ian Davies) 8:33/320pp   +$3 ($26)
May 25:  Roll #1  -- Landed on Square 5.  Railroad: The Silk Road
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (read by Sam Dastor) 11:03/368pp  Bank: +$3  ($23)
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text 2020-05-31 22:45
BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition: TA's Master Update Post

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 Questions






The Railroads

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





The Stay-Cation



#9: Isabel Allende: The Stories of Eva Luna - DNF @ 40%, May 28, 2020.


Beach Week





Mountain Cabin





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




European Vacation





The Novelty Cards

The Race Car:

The Robot:

The Cat:

The Dog: 


The Four Corners

GO: Collected $20 on May 26; and $5 each on:




Free Parking: 

Go to Jail:


The BookLikes Squares:

Spin the Wheel Decide




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text 2020-05-31 22:34
BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition -- Third Roll
Police at the Funeral - Margery Allingham,David Thorpe
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope - Jonathan Davis,Marc Thompson,Daniel Davis,January LaVoy,Ian Doescher




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 ...


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text 2020-05-31 21:17
Reading progress update: I've read 60%.
The Turn of the Key - Ruth Ware

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.

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text 2020-05-31 19:35
Reading progress update: I've read 45%.
The Turn of the Key - Ruth Ware

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.

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