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Currently reading

The Hiding Place
C.J. Tudor, Richard Armitage
Progress: 26%
The Flash: Climate Changeling
Richard A. Knaak
Progress: 71/320pages
Memory in Death
J.D. Robb
Progress: 33/375pages

Orange and Blue, The Library at Ardilea (c. 1911) by Patrick William Adam [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 33 out of 375 pages.

Memory in Death - J.D. Robb

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 375 pages.

Memory in Death - J.D. Robb

I do believe that this one definitely covers the "Set in a city with a population of greater than 5 million people" space. :D

Snakes and Ladders - Post #9

 

I had a book on reserve (The Flash: The Secret Files of Barry Allen) that fits the space's requirements (Cover is more than 50% red), so I rolled two dice:

 

 

That puts me on space 67 - Set in a city with a population of greater than 5 million people. I know I have tons of books that will work for that space.

 

Currently Reading

 

The Flash: Climate Changeling by Richard Knaak

The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

 

The Spaces

 

 1. Author is a woman [Game start]

 9. Author's last name begins with the letters H, I, J, or K [Roll 1 (2/24/19)]

18. Set in a school [Roll 2 (2/24/19)]

20. Set in a country that is not your country of residence [Roll 3 (3/6/19)]

70. Something related to fall/autumn on the cover [Ladder 1 (3/11/19)]

75. Set in a fantasy world [Roll 4 (3/17/19)]

81. Ghost story [Roll 5 (3/31/19)]

91. Snake - go back to 61 [Roll 6 (4/14/19)

61. Cover is more than 50% red [Snake 1 (4/14/19)]

67. Set in a city with a population of greater than 5 million people (link) [Currently on - Roll 7 (4/15/19)]

 

 

 

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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.

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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

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19. Set in the UK

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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

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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

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68. Something related to weddings on the cover

69. Something related to travel on the cover

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71. Involves the beach/ocean/lake 

72. Involves the mountains/forests 

73. Categorized as YA

74. Categorized as Middle Grade

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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

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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

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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!

Snakes and Ladders - Post #8

 

The book I just finished, The Lingering, fits the requirement of the space I was on (A Ghost Story), so I rolled two dice.

 

That put me on space 91, which is also a Snake, so that drops me down to space 61 (Cover is more that 50% red). I think I'll probably use a book already completed, but not yet used for this game to fulfill that space's requirements and roll again. But...tomorrow. I'm still trying to get my allergies under control, and the medication makes me drowsy.

 

Currently Reading

 

The Flash: Climate Changeling by Richard Knaak

The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

 

The Spaces

 

 1. Author is a woman [Game start]

 9. Author's last name begins with the letters H, I, J, or K [Roll 1 (2/24/19)]

18. Set in a school [Roll 2 (2/24/19)]

20. Set in a country that is not your country of residence [Roll 3 (3/6/19)]

70. Something related to fall/autumn on the cover [Ladder 1 (3/11/19)]

75. Set in a fantasy world [Roll 4 (3/17/19)]

81. Ghost story [Roll 5 (3/31/19)]

91. Snake - go back to 61 [Roll 6 (4/14/19)

61. Cover is more than 50% red [Currently on - Snake 1 (4/14/19)]

 

 

 

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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.

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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

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19. Set in the UK

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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

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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

-

71. Involves the beach/ocean/lake 

72. Involves the mountains/forests 

73. Categorized as YA

74. Categorized as Middle Grade

-

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

-

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

-

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!

The Lingering

The Lingering - SJI Holliday

This was good, but could have been so much better.

 

It was creepy, but not outright scary.

 

Jack and Ali, a married couple, arrive at a commune for people who wish to eschew the outside world. The commune is located in an old mental asylum located in the English Fens. You're aware pretty early on that Jack and Ali have Secrets. Also, Ali begins to experience strange happenings almost as soon as they arrive at the commune.

 

The story is told from the perspective of Ali, Angela, (a resident of the commune and also an amateur ghost hunter), and--later--Smeaton, the leader of the commune. There are also chapters that are diary entries from the 1950's written by a doctor who was sent in to investigate the "treatments" being performed on patients of the asylum. This was a bit jarring at times as the Ali and Smeaton chapters were in third person, but the Angela chapters were first person. I liked the diary chapters, as they gave a bit of the history of the place that no one in the present day parts of the story wanted to talk about.

 

Ali and Jack's history and reason for being there is slowly revealed, but I had already sussed out what I think was supposed to be the shocking twist long before I think I was supposed to.

 

It was a bit slow to get going, and yet it was also almost compulsively readable. I'd definitely be interested in trying another book by this author.

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

The Lingering - SJI Holliday

Newspaper Readers in Naples (1831) by Orest Kiprensky [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 65%.

The Lingering - SJI Holliday

Reading progress update: I've read 14%.

The Lingering - SJI Holliday

Saw this on Hoopla, and thought it looked interesting.

Reading progress update: I've read 26%.

The Hiding Place - C.J. Tudor, Richard Armitage

This one, however, has grabbed my attention nicely.

 

(The narrator is a big part of it, not gonna lie.)

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 384 pages.

Vanish with the Rose - Barbara Michaels, Barbara Michaels

Putting this back on the "to-read" shelf for now. I've tried to start it three times over the last week, and haven't gotten past page 2.

 

 

The Children's Story Book (Date unknown) by Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903) [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 384 pages.

Vanish with the Rose - Barbara Michaels, Barbara Michaels

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

The Hiding Place - C.J. Tudor, Richard Armitage

Smoky Ridge Curse

Smoky Ridge Curse - Paula Graves

This was probably going to be a two star read, but it gets an extra star for the fact that the heroine rather quickly refused to let the hero pull the old, "I can't let you get involved because it's too dangerous" trope every time he tried it. She's a highly trained former FBI agent, AND he went to her for help in the first place.

 

I did like the fact that this couple was "older". She was in her mid thirties, and him, I believe in his early forties. Also, insta-love was off the table, because the two had a past and were reunited after eight years.

 

Far too much of the action happens off page, though. The Big Bad was talked about, but never spoke one line or really ever appeared on the page. Neither of the leads interacted with him, and he appeared to be defeated off page. It was frustrating.