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Jennifer's Books




Reading by the Shore (c. 1883-1885) by Charles Sprague Pearce [x]

Art Appreciation - Post #48


The Interrupted Sleep (1750) by Francois Boucher [x]

Art Appreciation - Post #47


The Flower Garden (1915) by Émile Vernon [x]

A Love Story (1903) by E. Phillips Fox [x]

Art Appreciation - Post #46


The Veil (1898) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (x)

Art Appreciation - Post #45


Ready for the Ball (Date unknown) by Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903) [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

Murder at Half Moon Gate - Andrea Penrose

We have a winner!

First I would like to thank everyone who voted and helped me choose my final Snakes and Ladders book.


There were nine votes cast in total, and it was neck and neck between two books. But in the end, this was the winner, with five votes.


Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose



(The covers of the books in this series are sooooo pretty!)


Again, thanks to everyone who voted!

Reading progress update: I've read 108 out of 108 pages.

Eternity in Death (In Death, #24.5) - J.D. Robb

Art Appreciation - Post #44


An Elegant Lady in Purple (Date unknown) by Frans Verhas (1827-1897) [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 103 pages.

Eternity in Death (In Death, #24.5) - J.D. Robb

Just gonna read this one real quick while I'm waiting for votes to come in.

Help me pick my final book for Snakes and Ladders!

I started to do an actual poll, but I don't feel up to it right now, so I'm just going to list my four choices and let y'all vote in the comments. I'll probably let voting go for a couple of days. Thanks in advance for voting!


Creation in Death - J.D. Robb  Creation in Death by J.D. Robb - NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas keeps the streets of a near-future New York City safe in this extraordinary series. But even she makes mistakes, and is haunted by those she couldn't save-and the killers she couldn't capture. When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, artfully positioned and marked by signs of prolonged and painful torture, Eve is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier. The city was on edge from a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days, courtesy of a man the media tagged "The Groom"-because he put silver rings on the fingers of his victims.


When it turns out that the young brunette was employed by Eve's billionaire husband, Roarke, she brings him in on the case-a move that proves fitting when it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made his attack personal. The victim was washed in products from a store Roarke owns, and laid out on a sheet his company manufactures.


With the Groom's monstrous return, Eve is determined to finish him once and for all. Familiar with his methods, Eve knows that he has already grabbed his next victim. Time is running out on another woman's life. And chances are he's working up to the biggest challenge of his illustrious career-abducting a woman who will test his skills and who promises to give him days and days of pleasure before she dies: Eve


Untouchable - Jayne Ann Krentz Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz - A man's quest to find answers for those who are haunted by the past leads him deeper into the shadows in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell.

Quinton Zane is back.

Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases, the kind that law enforcement either considers unsolvable or else has chalked up to accidents or suicides. As a survivor of a fire, he finds himself uniquely compelled by arson cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer's head has garnered him a reputation in some circles--and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace.

But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family's hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas's foster sons, starting with Jack.



The Mummy Case  - Elizabeth Peters The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters - Radcliffe Emerson, the irascible husband of fellow archaeologist and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, has earned the nickname "Father of Curses" -- and at Mazghunah he demonstrates why. Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, he and Amelia are resigned to excavating mounds of rubble in the middle of nowhere. And there is nothing in this barren area worthy of their interest -- until an antiquities dealer is murdered in his own shop. A second sighting of a sinister stranger from the crime scene, a mysterious scrap of papyrus, and a missing mummy case have all whetted Amelia's curiosity. But when the Emersons start digging for answers in an ancient tomb, events take a darker and deadlier turn -- and there may be no surviving the very modern terrors their efforts reveal.


Murder at Half Moon Gate - Andrea Penrose Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose - A wealthy lord who happens to be a brilliant scientist…an enigmatic young widow who secretly pens satirical cartoons…a violent killing disguised as a robbery…Nothing is as it seems in Regency London, especially when the Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte Sloane join forces to solve a shocking murder.

When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor’s widow begs for his assistance, claiming the crime was not a random robbery. It seems her husband’s designs for a revolutionary steam-powered engine went missing the night of his death. The plans could be worth a fortune…and very dangerous in the wrong hands.

Joining Wrexford in his investigation is Charlotte Sloane, who uses the pseudonym A. J. Quill to publish her scathing political cartoons. Her extensive network of informants is critical for her work, but she doesn’t mind tapping that same web of spies to track down an elusive killer. Each suspect—from ambitious assistants to rich investors, and even the inventor’s widow—is entwined in a maze of secrets and lies that leads Wrexford and Sloane down London’s most perilous stews and darkest alleyways.

With danger lurking at every turn, the potent combination of Wrexford’s analytical mind and Sloane’s exacting intuition begins to unravel the twisted motivations behind the inventor’s death. But they are up against a cunning and deadly foe—a killer ready to strike again before they can recover the inventor’s priceless designs…

Snakes and Ladders - Post 8

One more book to go!



Spaces with numbers on them = a space I've already visited and read a book for.

Space with the stack of books on them = the space I'm currently on as of my most recent move.


I was on space 98 (Title starts with any of the letters in "LADDERS"), and I chose Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben, which fir the requirement. I then rolled two dice. This was the result:



That's more than enough to advance me to the final square, #100 - Let BL pick it for you: post 4 choices and read the one that gets the most votes!


I will set up a voting post tomorrow.




1. Author is a woman [Game start] Hidden on the Fens by Joy Ellis

3. Set in the twentieth century [Roll 1 - 4/4/20] Death in Disguise by Caroline Graham

51. Has a wild animal on the cover [Ladder sp3 - 4/10/20] - Final Girls by Riley Sager

57. Was published more than 50 years ago [Roll 2 - 4/14/20] - The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie

65. Snake [Roll 3 - 4/15/20] - go back to 52 

52. Has a tree or flower on the cover [Snake sp65 - 4/15/20] - Desperate and Deceptive by Jayne Castle

62. Cover is more than 50% green [Roll 4 - 4/17/20] - Innocent in Death by J.D. Robb

68. Something related to weddings on the cover [Roll 5 - 4/28/20] - The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie 

98. Title starts with any of the letters in LADDERS [Ladder sp68 - 5/7/20] - Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben

100. Let BL pick it for you: post 4 choices and read the one that gets the most votes! [5/10/20]


1. Author is a woman

2. Genre: mystery

3. Set in the twentieth century

4. Published in 2019

5. Published in 2018

6. Title has a color word in it

7. Author's last name begins with the letters A, B, C, or D.

8. Author's last name begins with the letters E, F, G, or H.

9. Author's last name begins with the letters H, I, J, or K

10. Author's last name begins with the letters L, M, N or O

11. Author's last name begins with the letters P, Q, R, or S

12. Author's last name begins with the letters T, U, V, W, X, Y, or Z

13. Author is a man

14. Author is dead

15. Genre: romance

16. Genre: fantasy

17. Genre: horror

18. Set in a school

19. Set in the UK

20. Set in a country that is not your country of residence

21. Set in Europe

22. Set in Asia

23. Set in Australia/Oceania

24. Set in Africa

25. Snake - go back to 5

26. Part of a series that is more than 5 books long

27. Set during WWI or WWII

28. Written between 1900 and 1999

29. Someone travels by plane

30. Someone travels by train

31. Road trip

32. Genre: thriller

33. Set in North America

34. Snake - go back to 1

35. Has been adapted as a movie

36. Set in Central or South America

37. Has won an award

38. Newest release by a favorite author

39. A reread

40. Characters involved in the entertainment industry

41. Characters involved in politics

42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry

43. Characters involved in the law

44. Characters involved in cooking/baking

43. Characters involved in medicine

44. Characters involved in science/technology

45. A book that has been on your tbr for more than one year

46. A book that has been on your tbr for more than two years

47. Snake - go back to 19

48. A book you acquired in February, 2019.

49. Recommended by a friend

50. Has a domestic animal on the cover

51. Has a wild animal on the cover

52. Has a tree or flower on the cover

53. Has something that can be used as a weapon on the cover

54. Is more than 400 pages long

55. Is more than 500 pages long

56. Was published more than 100 years ago

57. Was published more than 50 years ago

58. Was published more than 25 years ago

59. Was published more than 10 years ago

60. Was published last year

61. Cover is more than 50% red

62. Cover is more than 50% green

63. Cover is more than 50% blue

64. Cover is more than 50% yellow

65. Snake - go back to 52

66. Part of a series that is more than 10 books long

67. Set in a city with a population of greater than 5 million people (link)

68. Something related to weddings on the cover

69. Something related to travel on the cover

70. Something related to fall/autumn on the cover

71. Involves the beach/ocean/lake 

72. Involves the mountains/forests 

73. Categorized as YA

74. Categorized as Middle Grade

75. Set in a fantasy world

76. Set in a world with magic

77. Has a "food" word in the title

78. Set in a small town (fictional or real)

79. Main character is a woman

80. Main character is a man

81. Ghost story

82. Genre: urban fantasy

83. Genre: cozy mystery

84. Genre: police procedural

85. Written by an author who has published more than 10 books

86. Author's debut book

87. Snake - go back to 57

88. Comic/graphic novel

89. Published between 2000 and 2017

90. A new-to-you author

91. Snake - go back to 61

92. Reread of a childhood favorite

93. Author's first/last initial same as yours (real or BL handle)

94. Non-fiction

95. Memoir

96. From your favorite genre

97. Title starts with any of the letters in SNAKE

98. Title starts with any of the letters in LADDERS

99. Snake - go back to 69

100. Let BL pick it for you: post 4 choices and read the one that gets the most votes!

Reading progress update: I've read 351 out of 351 pages.

Don't Let Go - Harlan Coben

One more book and I'll complete Snakes and Ladders!

The Dull Story (c. 1843-1844) by George Caleb Bingham [x]

Art Appreciation - Post #43


Kaiserin Elisabeth (1874) by Ludwig Minnigerode [x]