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text 2020-07-03 19:47
BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition -- Roll #13
Mord mit Meerblick - Ranka Nikolic,Mimi Fiedler


I already finished my last book the day before yesterday, but spent most of my spare time yesterday on my  mid-year reading update, so I've only rolled again today. 


As the BL-opoly prompts have helped me get out of my pandemic comfort reading, I'm going to continue using them -- through the end of July as originally scheduled, unless RL intervenes (or BL officially breaks down once and for all).


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text 2020-07-03 19:45
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


Why?: Pete Brown: Shakespeare's Local - finished June 8, 2020.


When?: Bernard Knight: Crowner's Crusade - finished June 3, 2020.


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



#4: Ellery Queen: The Roman Hat Mystery - finished June 11, 2020.


The Stay-Cation

#6: Lili Grün: Alles ist Jazz - finished June 19, 2020.

#7: Holly Throsby: Goodwood - finished July 1, 2020.

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


Beach Week

#10: Helene Tursten: Night Rounds - finished June 6, 2020.

#11: Ranka Nikolić: Mord mit Meerblick (Murder with Sea View)



Mountain Cabin





The Lake House:

#19: Eve Makis: The Spice Box Letters - finished June 23, 2020.

#20: Agatha Christie: Dumb Witness - finished May 31, 2020.

#22: Margery Allingham: Police at the Funeral - finished June 1, 2020.


The Summer Blockbuster


#27: Ian Doescher: William Shakespeare's Star Wars - Verily, a New Hope - finished June 2, 2020.


The Summer Romance


#30: Bernardine Evaristo: Girl, Woman, Other - finished June 26, 2020.


European Vacation


#35: Olivia Manning: The Great Fortune - finished June 18, 2020.

#36: Arthur Conan Doyle: The Ultimate Sherlock Holmes Collection - finished June 28, 2020.


The Novelty Cards

The Race Car: Picked up June 12, 2020.

The Robot: Picked up June 18, 2020.

The Cat: Picked up June 9, 2020 and June 17, 2020; used June 12, 2020 and June 18, 2020.

"Cat" Books:

Patrick Leigh Fermor: Between the Woods and the Water - finished June 16, 2020.

Saša Stanišić: Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert - finished June 19, 2020 - and Herkunft - finished June 22, 2020.

The Dog: Picked up June 9, 2020 and June 17, 2020.


The Four Corners

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

June 3 - June 9 - June 18 - June 29



Free Parking: 

Go to Jail:


The BookLikes Squares:

Spin the Wheel Decide




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text 2020-06-30 18:57
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Sittaford Mystery (Audio) - Agatha Christie,Hugh Fraser

Yeah, I finished a book. Did I like it? Not so much, I´m afraid. I found the motive for the murder a little bit too far fetched and petty, tbh. And i just wanted to shove Emily Trefusis into a ditch the entire time. I couldn´t stand that woman.


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text 2020-06-29 18:06
BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition -- Roll #12
Goodwood - Holly Throsby,Rebekah Robertson


I actually rolled last night already, but BL was so buggy that I gave up on trying to post.  And I'm glad it's a simple roll again for once.  So, off to Australia we go -- and I'm wondering whether it's a coincidence that this small-town mystery is called Goodwood, whereas one of my new favorite TV mystery series is set in New Zealand ... and is called Brokenwood.


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text 2020-06-29 04:00
BL-opoly 2020: Roll by Roll
plus 1 Scotty Dog to save for a rainy day
Books consumed: 21
Passed GO: x5
The Caine Mutiny audiobook cover artThe Black Moth audiobook cover artBlack Sheep audiobook cover art
June 29: Roll #21 -- Landed on Square # 10
Author name begins with B-E-A-C-H
Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer (Barbara Leigh-Hunt) 9:41 288pp $3 ($116)
June 26: Roll #20 -- Landed on Square #4
Passed GO! --Collect $5 ($110)
school supply or article of clothing on cover (Fancy hat)
Black Moth by Georgette Heyer (Julian Rhind-Tutt)  11:37 274pp $3 ($113)
June 23: Roll #19 -- Landed on Square # 32 (again) Nordic Express
Playing the Scotty Dog -- list 4, readers choose 1:
  • The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 by Mark Twain ( a 20 for '20 read)
  • The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk (Kevin Pariseau) 21:36/560pp +$5 ($105)
  • Shakespeare's Local by Pete Brown
  • On Eden Street by Peter Grainger
School Days audiobook cover artEvan Help Us audiobook cover artThe Hardest Job in the World audiobook cover art
June 21: Roll #18 -- Landed on Square # 17. Doubles, roll again. Land on Square #27
#17non-fiction/why in the title
The Hardest Job in the World by John Dickerson (John Dickerson) 15:43/656pp  +$5  ($100)
# 27hero's journey/space word --choosing to read just one title
June 20: Roll #17 -- Landed on  Square #15 (4th time)
set in mountains/tree on cover
Heaven Help Us by Rhys Bowen (Roger Clark) 6:51/2:09pp  $$3 ($95)
June 19: Roll #16 --Landed on Square #6 (again)
Set in your home state
School Days by Robert B. Parker (Joe Mantegna) 5:48/304pp  +$3 ($92)
Redshirts audiobook cover artThe Black Cat Murders audiobook cover artBeyond the Black Stump audiobook cover art 
June 17: Roll #15 --Landed on Scotty Dog. Roll again. Land on Square #1
Passed GO! --Collect $5 ($89)
school reading list or YA/Middle
June 15: Roll #14 -- It's a DOOZY!
a. Roll DOUBLES (1) -- Land on Square #31 --Wheel Decide --Move to GO
b. Landed on GO -- Collect $5 ($81) Roll Again for landing on GO (Rolled a 10)
c. Land on Just Visiting -- Give $3 ($78) to the bail fund and Roll again for the DOUBLES on Roll 14a
d. Rolled DOUBLES (2) again --Land on Square# 15 
Book with tree on cover or set in mountain community
Beyond the Black Stump by Nevil Shute (Davina Porter) 9:22/  +$3 ($81) 
e.  Roll again for the second  DOUBLES -- Land on Square #24 --Wheel Decide again 
Spin: Read a book published in 2019
The Black Cat Murders by Karen Menuhin (Sam Dewhurst-Phillips)  8:10/320pp +$3 ($84)
June 13: Roll #13 -- Landed on Square #26  -- How?
Sci-fi or 'how' in the title
Redshirts by John Scalzi (Wil Wheaton) 7:41/320pp  +$3 ($76)
The Vendetta Defense audiobook cover artThe Voyage of the Beagle audiobook cover artHeart of Barkness audiobook cover art
June 12: Roll #12 -- Landed on Square #20
Features a dog
The Heart of Barkness by Spencer Quinn (Jim Frangione)  8:56/320pp +$3 ($73)
June 9: Roll#11 -- Landed on Square #14 -- Patagonia Star
Set in, author from Central or South America
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (Barnaby Edwards)  25:17 +$10 ($70)
June 7: Roll#10 -- Landed on Square #6
Read book set in hometown: I grew up in the Philadelphia metropolitan area 
The Vendetta Defense by Lisa Scottoline (Barbara Rosenblat) 14:01/528pp +$5 ($60)
Passed GO! --Collect $5 ($55)
Tourist Season audiobook cover artMrs Queen Takes the Train audiobook cover artNordic Tales audiobook cover art
June 6: Roll #9 -- Landed on Square 32
Nordic Express
Nordic Tales by  Selma Lagerlof , Bjornstjerne Bjornson (Walter Zimmerman) 2:18 +$1 ($50)
June 5: Roll #8 -- and rolled an 8 -- Landed on Square 22
Word in title refers to a woman's role; strong female lead character
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn (Simon Prebble) 9:33/384pp  +$3 ($49)
June 3: Roll #7:  -- Landed on Square 15 -- Again
Tree on cover; set in mountain community. 
Tourist Season by Carl Hiassen (George Wilson) 14:07/384pp  +$3 ($46)
Bath Tangle audiobook cover artThe Cat Who Knew a Cardinal audiobook cover artThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
June 2: Roll #6: -- Landed on Square 11
​Set in a beach/coastal region --or a book that has ocean on the cover
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows (Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, Juliet Mills) 8:06/290pp +$3 ($43)
June 1: Roll #5 --Landed on Square 2 --Why?
Mystery/detective with WHO in the title
The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal by Lillian Jackson Braun (George Guidall) 6:47/288pp +$3 ($40)
Passed GO! --Collect $5 ($37)
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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