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text 2019-06-15 03:48
Reading progress update: I've read 130 out of 342 pages.
Open Road Summer - Emery Lord
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text 2019-06-13 21:50
Booklikes-opoly 2019 - the tracking post updated 6/2/19

Game Updates

  

 

Game Play

 

Bank: $41.00 

Novelty cards currently in my pocket: Robot

 

Bank Transactions:

 

5/20/19: Beginning balance, $20.00

5/22/19: Palace of Treason, +$5.00

5/24/19: Family Matters, +$3.00

5/24/19: Pass Go, +$5.00

5/31/19: The Moonstone, +$3.00

5/31/19: A Fatal Inversion, +$5.00

6/2/19: The Division Bell Mystery, +$3.00

6/2/19: Pass Go, +$5.00

6/9/19: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, +$3.00

6/9/19: Below the Clock, +$3.00

6/9/19: A Local Habitation, +$3.00

6/11/19: A Passage to India, +$3.00

6/13/19: A Great Deliverance, +5.00

6/13/19: Pass Go, +$5.00

 

Total: $71.00

 

Roll 8:

 

So, I decided to just skip space 28 this time around. I did read for space 36, though. I read A Great Deliverance, which has all the letters to spell V-E-N-I-C-E in the title, which, at 430 pages long, netted me $5.00.

 

 

I pass "Go", which means I collect $5.00!

 

7. Read a book that has a house on the cover, or that is related to something unique about your community (for example, if your community has a strawberry festival, read a book with strawberries on the cover).

 

Hmmmmm. I'm going to have to think about this one for a minute or two. I may end up playing one of my novelty cards here!

 

 

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review 2019-06-13 15:32
The first Inspector Lynley
A Great Deliverance - Elizabeth George

OB's reviews of the first three books in the Inspector Lynley series have compelled me to reread them - I initially read them around the time of publication, which in the case of this book was 1988. I think that I probably read it in the early 1990's, maybe 1994 or so. I have a very distinct memory of reading one of the first entries into the series on a cruise ship balcony. I don't recall if I had picked up the book in one of those terrible cruise ship libraries that are the sad depository of musty Barbara Cartlands and poorly-written thrillers, or if it was one of the carefully curated stack of books I packed, long before the invention of the kindle meant that I could carry an entire library in my purse.

 

I forgot how good the beginning of this series is. This is really just an outstanding mystery - disturbing, emotionally resonant and horrifying. Tommy Lynley feels a little bit underdeveloped, but we're already getting deep into Barbara Havers, who is by far the best character in the series. In fact, tbh, George probably should have called it the DI Barbara Havers series.

 

I just placed a library hold on book 2. I can't remember when the books start to decline, but I do remember THAT BOOK. The one that all of you other series readers will also remember - where George goes completely off the fucking rails and takes a wrecking ball to everything that she has spent a dozen or so books building.

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text 2019-06-13 12:54
How Will You Spend Your Summer Vacation in U.S?

Summer is a time when travelers from all over the world search for a suitable destination to spend their vacation. It is quite tricky to choose a perfect destination for summer as most places experience warm weather.

 

However, there are many places in the U.S that you can explore in summer. People travel not only to explore places but also to learn and gain life experiences. The USA is the kind of place where you can get everything in one place. There are so many cities in the U.S that offers more than beautiful locales and fantastic food. So, choose a destination for your vacation that enriches both your mind and soul.

 

For a fulfilling summer vacation, you need to book your ticket to the place. For your Airlines ticket reservation, you need to contact the Airlines Customer Service.

Here are some of the places you can think about spending your summer -

 

  • Tuscan

Tucson is one of the best places where you can enjoy your summers. You can engage yourself in some good hike and witness the stunning landscapes that the area offers. During summers, you can visit Mount Lemmon, which you can reach after hiking to that place. You can also relax beside the several brooks at the base of this mountain.

 

Santa Barbara

 

Santa Barbara can be visited throughout the year because of its pleasant weather. This major city in California is a perfect destination for lazing around and is a significant hit among travelers who prefers to spend a laidback holiday. When you are in Santa Barbara, do not forget to visit the Butterfly beach. The beach gives you a panoramic view of the sunset. If you are interested in surfing, you can try it in Arroyo Burro Beach Country Park!

 

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park in Montana is one of the top attractions in the city. The place has gained popularity because of its exclusive geological features, which can be seen in the many lakes that the place has, multiple waterfalls and two mountain ranges spread across a huge area . Tourists visit this place mostly in July and August. There are a lot of activities you can engage yourself when in this place like driving through the park, kayaking or canoeing on a lake and hiking some of the hundreds of scenic trails.

 

  • Boston

 

Boston is a place that is visited by all kind of travelers. In summers, it has an average temp in the 70s and 80s. You can visit Fenway Park if you love baseball, you can go for a scavenger hunt at the Freedom Trail to dig in the history of the place and gorge over some lip-smacking food available in the North End and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. You can also go beer tasting in some of the best breweries or enjoy yourself in the festivals that take place during summer, such as Boston Pride and Boston Harborfest.

 

Maui

 

Maui is one of the ideal places for a summer vacation. It is home to some of the dormant volcanoes and gushing waterfalls. You can roam about in the world-renowned beaches and a coastline that measures up to 30 miles. At sunset, you can go for cliff diving or spend your summer basking in the rays of the sun on the hammock island. The place should not be missed if you are into snorkeling and is always up for an adventure.

You can visit any of the above places in your next summer vacation by flying with JetBlue. To book a flight, you need to call JetBlue Reservations Phone Number.

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text 2019-06-11 14:28
REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - The Summer Nanny by Audrey J. Cole
The Summer Nanny - Audrey J. Cole

@GoddessFish, @hotchoc84 (Charlotte), #Thriller, 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

It was the perfect summer job—until it turned into her worst nightmare.

Bridgett is enjoying an idyllic summer as the nanny for Leo, the son of a famous Seattle couple. Not only is she generously compensated to care for Leo at the couple’s Seattle waterfront estate, but she also develops a close bond with the boy. 
When a masked intruder breaks into the home and takes Leo hostage, Bridgett will do anything to save the boy’s life. She soon discovers that her and Leo’s lives aren’t the only ones at stake when she learns the masked madman is not just a burglar—but a killer.

Will Bridgett be able to meet his demands and save the boy’s life?

It’s the Fourth of July. Detectives Blake Stephenson and Tess Richards are celebrating at a private charity event at the Space Needle where Tess is being honored for her volunteer work. Their evening is cut short when Tess’s younger brother, Chris, fails to show up for the event. His mysterious absence leads to more questions than answers. They leave the party early, hoping to learn the reason behind Chris’s puzzling disappearance…

Get ready for chills and thrills in this Emerald City Thriller Novella!

Source: archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2019/06/11/The-Summer-Nanny-by-Audrey-J-Cole
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