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text 2019-08-08 15:08
BL-opoly: Dice Roll #25
Days in the Caucasus - Banine,Anoushka Rava

I may be tempting fate (especially since I really liked the book I just finished), but I decided to roll one more time after all:

 

 

... which takes me to square 35, European Vacation -- and I think that means the BL-opoly gods really, really want me to use up all of my novelty cards, because that is a square I've already visited twice before and, hence, the perfect square to use my final novelty card, the race car, since I'd really rather read my final book of the game for a square I haven't visited yet at all.

 

 

So, passing "GO" one last time, too, I race to the one railroad I haven't visited yet, the Silk Road (square 5): Read a book set in or by an author from one of the 40 countries along the Silk Road

 

I decided to go with Banine's childhood memoirs in Azerbaijan, Days in the Caucasus.  Length: 288 pages -- so if I finish it before August 10, that will give me another $3, which together with the $5 for passing "GO" will bring my total bank balance to $181 (vastly more than I expected to collect at the start of the game).

 

 

 

 

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text 2019-07-31 22:59
BL-opoly: Robot Card for Square 17 ("Why?")
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride - Cary Elwes,Christopher Guest,Carol Kane,Robin Wright,Wallace Shawn,Norman Lear,Billy Crystal,Rob Reiner,Joe Layden
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails - Sarah Bakewell,Antonia Beamish
Days in the Caucasus - Banine,Anoushka Rava
A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert - Gertrude Bell,Georgina Howell,Sian Thomas,Adjoa Andoh
Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela,Michael Boatman
The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood - Helene Cooper
My Family & Other Animals - Hugh Bonneville,Gerald Durrell
Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland: The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates - Patrick Leigh Fermor,Crispin Redman
Winter im Sommer - Frühling im Herbst: Erinnerungen - Joachim Gauck
Notes on a Nervous Planet - Matt Haig

Here's my robot card selection:

 

1. Cary Elwes: As You Wish
2. Sarah Bakewell: At the Existentialist Café
3. Banine: Days in the Caucasus
4. Gertrude Bell: A Woman in Arabia
5. Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
6. Helene Cooper: The House at Sugar Beach
7. Gerald Durrell: My Family and Other Animals
8. Patrick Leigh Fermor: Between the Woods and the Water
9. Joachim Gauck: Winter in Sommer, Frühling im Herbst
10. Matt Haig: Notes on a Nervous Planet

 

 

... and the draw is for ... (drum roll):

 


So -- Gertrude Bell's A Woman in Arabia it is!

 

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text 2019-07-29 16:49
BL-opoly: Dice Roll #21 & Scottie Dog: Please pick my next book!
A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert - Gertrude Bell,Georgina Howell,Sian Thomas,Adjoa Andoh
The Guilty Ones: A Jackman and Evans Thriller - Richard Armitage,Joy Ellis
The Wrath and the Dawn - Renee Ahdieh,Ariana Delawari
The Confessions of Frannie Langton - Sara Collins

Well, I'm not sure what I've just read (John Le Carré's A Small Town in Germany certainly hasn't aged very well, generally speaking, though in some parts it's eerily prescient); anyway, having finished it, I'm allowed to roll again.

 

 

This takes me to square 10: Beach Week -- read a book that appears on any beach reads list or whose author's first or last name begins with any letter in B-E-A-C-H.

 

Since it's also time to start using the novelty cards I am holding, I'll use one of my two Scottie Dog cards and ask you guys which book I should read next:

 

 

 

 

1. Gertrude Bell: A Woman in Arabia

2. Joy Ellis: The Guilty Ones

2. Reenee Ahdieh: The Wrath and the Dawn

4. Sara Collins: The Confessions of Frannie Langton

 

 

Since I have a few other books going that I'd also like to make progress with, I'm going to leave this open until tonight, possibly tomorrow morning.

 

 

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text 2019-07-19 23:33
BL-opoly: Scottie Dog Selection (Square #9) -- Please pick my next book!
Hot Sur - David Colacci,Laura Restrepo,Roxanne Hernandez
Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel,Yareli Arizmendi
The Raven Tower - Ann Leckie
The Wrath and the Dawn - Renee Ahdieh,Ariana Delawari

 

* Laura Restrepo: Hot Sur

* Laura Esquivel: Like Water for Chocolate

* Ann Leckie: The Raven Tower

* Renee Adieh: The Wrath and the Dawn

 

UPDATED July 21: The votes are in: The Raven Tower it is.

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