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The votes are in, and the winner is:

 

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I have decided to play my dog card, and have created a poll. It will be open for (hopefully) two days, so you'll have til Friday to vote.

 

 

Pick a book for me, please!
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Witch by Barbara Michaels
Where the Dead Lie by C.S. Harris
The Search by Nora Roberts
 
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In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware - In a dark, dark wood

Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.

There was a dark, dark house

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And in the dark, dark room....

Some things can’t stay secret for ever.

 

 

 

Where the Dead Lie by C.S. Harris - The gruesome murder of a young boy takes Sebastian St. Cyr from the gritty streets of London to the glittering pleasure haunts of the aristocracy . . .

London, 1813.


Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is no stranger to the dark side of the city, but he's never seen anything like this: the brutalized body of a fifteen-year-old boy dumped into a makeshift grave on the grounds of an abandoned factory.

One of London's many homeless children, Benji Thatcher was abducted and tortured before his murder—and his younger sister is still missing. Few in authority care about a street urchin's fate, but Sebastian refuses to let this killer go unpunished.

Uncovering a disturbing pattern of missing children, Sebastian is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world. As he follows a grim trail that leads from the writings of the debauched Marquis de Sade to the city's most notorious brothels, he comes to a horrifying realization: someone from society's upper echelon is preying upon the city's most vulnerable. And though dark, powerful forces are moving against him, Sebastian will risk his reputation and his life to keep more innocents from harm .

 

 

 

Witch by Barbara Michaels - A silent stranger moves in twilight shadows...It was more than her dream house. For Ellen March, buying the secluded old house nestled in the pine woods marked the start of a new life. Now she could put her failed marriage behind her, enjoy the quiet solitude of small town life, and get to know her worldly new neighbor, handsome Norman McKay... But strange visions began to cloud her mind - the shadowy figure of a woman, a ghostly white cat - and Ellen's safe haven slowly became her prison. Had she buried the past? Or had a dark legend come back to haunt her...?

 

 

The Search by Nora Roberts - To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare: an encounter with the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life with her three loyal Labs. But all that changes on the day intensely private wood artist Simon Doyle barrels up her drive with an out-of-control puppy, desperate for her help.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands...

 

 

 

I have no idea if I did this poll right or not. We shall see, I guess.

Booklikes-opoly - Post #4

 

 

 

 

Bank account: $34.00

 

Read - The Lost Night $3.00 (5/27/19)

Read - Til Death Do Us Part $3.00 (6/8/19)

Passed GO - Roll #3 $5.00  (6/8/19)

Read - Five Little Pigs $3.00 (6/11/19)

 

Here is the result of roll #4:

 

 

I was on space #3, so by moving forward 9 spaces, I am now on space #11:

 

 

 I also have the following cards in my pocket:

 

 

 

I will decide tomorrow if I want to read a book for the space I'm on, or play one of my cards.

Five Little Pigs

Five Little Pigs - Agatha Christie

This is a fantastic book.

 

I love the way it was set up with first the introduction, then Poirot's interviews with the principles involved, then reading the written recollections of the five witnesses, and then finally the conclusions and the unveiling of the guilty party.

 

In the end, I had sort of worked out part of the conclusion, but not the whole thing.

 

What fun book to read. It was well paced and wonderfully set up.

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Five Little Pigs - Agatha Christie

Reading progress update: I've read 80%.

Five Little Pigs - Agatha Christie

Reading progress update: I've read 59%.

Five Little Pigs - Agatha Christie

Reading progress update: I've read 41%.

Five Little Pigs - Agatha Christie

Reading progress update: I've read 28%.

Five Little Pigs - Agatha Christie

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

Five Little Pigs - Agatha Christie

This is what I'm choosing to fulfill this space:

 

Book Lover (1902) by Karel Relink [x]

Booklikes-opoly - Post #3

I finally finished my book for space 33, so I'm ready to roll again. (It wasn't that I wasn't enjoying the book, I just had no time to read this past week.)

 

 

Bank account: $31.00

 

Read - The Lost Night $3.00 (5/27/19)

Read - Til Death Do Us Part $3.00 (6/8/19)

Passed GO - Roll #3 $5.  (6/8/19)

 

Here's the result of Roll #3:

 

 

(It's still June 8th in my time zone, btw.)

 

I was on Space 33 so I moved forward 7 spaces, and passed GO in the process earning me $5.

 

I landed here:

 

 

I also have the following cards in my pocket:

 

 

 

I haven't yet decided if I want to fill the space's requirements, or play one of the cards I have.

Reading progress update: I've read 342 out of 342 pages.

'Til Death Do Us Part - Amanda Quick

Reading progress update: I've read 135 out of 342 pages.

'Til Death Do Us Part - Amanda Quick

Reading progress update: I've read 76 out of 342 pages.

'Til Death Do Us Part - Amanda Quick