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Generation
J.J. Green
Progress: 50%
Death Echo
Elizabeth Lowell
Progress: 31/392pages
Out of this World
J.D. Robb, Maggie Shayne, Susan Krinard, Laurell K. Hamilton
Progress: 92/357pages

Miss Auras, The Red Book (Date unknown) by Sir John Lavery, RA (1856-1941) [x]

Haven't been around much this week...

...because on Sunday, the keyboard tray/drawer on my computer desk finally broke beyond all possible repair. I knew it was going to happen eventually, because it broke before (I've had the desk a looooog time), and I managed to Frankenstein it back to a usable condition.

 

I ended up just purchasing a new desk from amazon. This is the one I got. I purchased it even knowing that a lot of people said they'd gotten broken pieces or had missing parts. It was in my price range, and I know that even buying a pressed wood item in the store can be a crap shoot, too. The desk I was replacing? When I first bought it (from Walmart) and got it home and opened it up, it had broken pieces in it, and I had to exchange it.

 

Plus, I was desperate.

 

Anyway, I'm getting off track. I ordered the desk, and in the meantime I set up my keyboard on a tv tray, but due to limited space in my bedroom, it made trying to use my computer extremely difficult, so after a day or two, I just quit trying.

 

The desk arrived on Thursday, and yesterday I put it together. I was so thrilled to open it and find that all pieces were present, plainly labeled, and in perfect condition. The diagram-only instructions did have me a bit nervous, but once I got to it, it was easy to assemble. Took me under two hours. I didn't install the top shelf as I have a hutch I salvaged off an even older computer desk than the one I was replacing, and didn't want to give that up. I need the space, lol. (btw, it's attached to the wall, so it's not in danger of falling on me.)

Reading progress update: I've read 55%.

The Night She Died - Dorothy Simpson

Reading progress update: I've read 13%.

The Night She Died - Dorothy Simpson

My library finally started offering Hoopla. This series popped up while I was browsing, so I thought I'd check it out.

Portrait of a Gentleman with a Book (Date unknown) by Thomas Phillips (1770-1845) [x]

KYD Tracking post #3 for Jennifer's Books (Red game)

The players of the Red Game have successfully solved all three crimes.

 

Round 1 - Pass (0 points)

Round 2 - The Hob, District 12 (cs) - no (5 points)

Round 3 - Pass (0 points)

Round 4 - Green Dragon Pub (cs) - no (5 points)

Round 5 - The Dark Tower (cs) - YES (20 points)

Round 6 - Pass (0 points)

Round 7 - Gryffindor common room (cs) - no (5 points)

 

Total points = 35

 

Reading progress update: I've read 212 out of 409 pages.

Arrow - A Generation of Vipers - Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith

The Flash: Hocus Pocus

The Flash: Hocus Pocus - Barry Lyga

Set post season 2, in a Central City in which Flashpoint never happened. This was very nicely done. It felt like an episode of the show, and the author had a good handle on the characters' voices. (Plus H.R. was in it!)

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

The Flash: Hocus Pocus - Barry Lyga

Reading progress update: I've read 34 out of 256 pages.

The Flash: Hocus Pocus - Barry Lyga

This has H.R. Wells in it. That alone will earn it an extra star.

KYD: Red Game - Round 7 guess for Crime Scene

The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie Using this book as a wildcard to play the following card:

 

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie

I will be using this book as a wild card to play the following card in the red game:

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 48%.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie

KYD Tracking post #2 for Jennifer's Books (Red game)

Round 6 will probably be a pass for me, but hopefully by Saturday I'll be ready to go again.

 

Round 1 - Pass (0 points)

Round 2 - The Hob, District 12 (cs) - no (5 points)

Round 3 - Pass (0 points)

Round 4 - Green Dragon Pub (cs) - no (5 points)

Round 5 - The Dark Tower (cs) - YES (20 points)

 

Total points = 30

 

If I have this right, the red game players only need one more victim, weapon, and crime scene.

 

 

KYD: Red Game - Round 5 guess for Crime Scene

Remember When - J.D. Robb,Nora Roberts   I earned and will be playing the following card by reading Remember When by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb:

 

Reading progress update: I've read 440 out of 440 pages.

Remember When - J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts

Rating for the "In Death" portion of the book: 5 stars

 

It was cool to go back and read this now that I have more familiarity with the characters in this series. I remember thinking at the time that I'd be interested in starting the Eve Dallas books. No idea why it took me 13 more years to do so.