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text 2019-03-17 15:25
FINISHED! Another reading game in the rearview mirror!


I finished A Treacherous Curse, so I'm finished with my Snakes and Ladders game! 




1. Author is a woman:  The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie King; rolled 1 & 5.

7. Author's last name begins with the letters A, B, C, or D: Why Didn't They Ask Evans by Agatha Christie; rolled 3 & 7.

14. Author is dead: Killer's Payoff by Ed McBain; rolled snake eyes

16. Genre: fantasy: Oathbound by Mercedes Lackey; rolled 5 & 3

24. Set in Africa: Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie; rolled one die for 6

30. Someone travels by train: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha; rolled 5 & 3

39. A reread: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; rolled 3 & 1.

43. Characters involved in the law: Island of the Mad by Laurie King; rolled 5 with one die.

48. A book you acquired in February, 2019: The Huntress by Kate Quinn; rolled 6 & 1 

55. Is more than 500 pages long: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (734 pages long); rolled 5 & 3;

57. Was published more than 50 years ago: She Came Back by Patricia Wentworth (published in 1945); rolled 4 & 2.

63. Cover is more than 50% blue: ladder: The Black Cabinet by Patricia Wentworth; climb ladder to space 95

64. Cover is more than 50% yellow: The Sittaford Mystery; rolled a 6

70. Something related to fall/autumn on the cover: The Smouldering Fire by D.E. Stevenson; rolled a 3 & a 6.

79. Main character is a woman: Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie; rolled 4 & 4.

87. Snake - go back to 57: Ugh. Landed on this one, so back to 57 I go.

95. Memoir: Wolf Pack by C.J. Box; rolled one dice for a 6.

100. Let BL pick it for you: post 4 choices and read the one that gets the most votes: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn came out on top of the poll.

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text 2019-03-12 21:07
Tea's BL Snakes and Ladders Tracker
Shelter in Place - Nora Roberts
Connections in Death - J.D. Robb


Space 1. Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection by Jacob Silverman (429 pages) - Read 2/17/2019 - 2/22/2019.


Roll die and got 4.


Space 5 (Published in 2018). Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister, published in 2018 (284 pages). Read 2/22 - 2/24/2019.


Roll two dice and got 12.


Space 17.  The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder by Carolyn Murnick (245 pages). Read 2/24 - 2/28/2019.


Roll die and got 4.


Space 21. Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond by Sonia Shah (listen to audiobook, GR has the hardcover version set at 288 pages). Read 2/26 - 2/27/2019.


Roll die and got 5.


Space 26. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana with Abigail Pesta (288 pages). Read 3/1/2019.


Roll die and got 6.


Space 32. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A  Memoir by Carrie Brownstein. Read 3/2-3/4/2019.


Roll die and got 5.


Space 37. The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn (read by George Newbern). Read 3/3 - 3/6/2019.


Roll die and got 1.


Space 38. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay. Read 3/7 - 3/8/2019.


Roll die and got 5.


Space 43. Character involved in the law. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts. Read 3/9 - 3/12/2019.


Roll dice and got 9.


Space 52. Skipping prompt and going with Connections in Death (In Death #48) by JD Robb, which is waiting for me at the library.





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text 2019-03-08 19:19
Reading progress update: I've read 42%.
Smouldering Fire - D.E. Stevenson

This is purportedly a bit darker of a D.E. Stevenson novel. I bought it a while ago, but it made its way to the top of the TBR because I need a book with "something related to autumn" on the cover, and this book definitely has fall leaves on the cover.


Just as an aside, I really love this cover.

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text 2019-02-26 20:56
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie

I need a train book! I was vacillating between this one and 4:50 From Paddington (since I used Murder is Easy for the "Set in Africa" prompt). While I dearly love 4:50 From Paddington (aka What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw), I've read it more recently than Murder on the Orient Express, so Orient Express it is.


I won't start this one until tonight, so if you can think of any alternative golden age mystery novels where someone travels by train (esp Allingham/Marsh) let me know in the comments and I might choose something else!

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