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Smoky Ridge Curse
Paula Graves
Progress: 20%
After Glow
Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz
Progress: 76/368pages
The Flash: Climate Changeling
Richard A. Knaak
Progress: 71/320pages

The Poetry Reading (Date unknown) by Vittorio Reggianini (1858-1938) [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 76 out of 368 pages.

After Glow - Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

Smoky Ridge Curse - Paula Graves

I haven't read a Harlequin in...I don't even know how many years, but I was browsing ThriftBooks the other day and came across this one. The man on the cover gave me such Richard Armitage as Lucas North (Spooks/MI-5) vibes that I just had to read it.

 

Fortunately, it was available on Hoopla. :D

 

(Better picture of the cover is here.)

Escena en el Jardin (Date unknown) by Emilio Sala Frances (1850-1910) [x]

Snakes and Ladders - Post #6

 

I only rolled one die again, because the book I read did not fit the space's requirements.

 

 

That puts me on space 75, and fortunately, the book I'm about to start will meet that space's requirement: Set in a fantasy world

 

Though, I guess both books I'm currently reading would fulfill the requirement...

 

 

Currently Reading

 

The Flash: Climate Changeling by Richard Knaak

After Glow by Jayne Castle

 

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 [Currently on - Roll 4 (3/17/19)]

 

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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

-

19. Set in the UK

-

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

-

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

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 1 out of 368 pages.

After Glow - Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz

This is so frustrating. Once again, the ISBN of my book matches this edition, but my cover looks like this one.

 

ETA: Fixed now! Thank you!

After Dark

After Dark - Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz

I've said many times that Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle is one of my go-to authors for comfort reads. I know what to expect no matter which era she's writing in--past, present, or future.

 

I've already read several books in the Harmony series, but I decided it was time to start at the beginning.

 

These books are set on a futuristic alien planet called Harmony, which hundreds of years ago present day humans moved to an settled on when a portal called The Curtain opened between the two worlds. One day The Curtain closed, thereby cutting Harmony off from Earth. The characters in the Harmony books are the descendants of those early settlers from Earth,

 

I enjoyed this one as much as the others I've read in this series, and I'm happy that the second book is also centered around Lydia and Emmett--the main characters from this one--because, while the book doesn't end on a cliffhanger, there were a couple of plot points that weren't wrapped up.

 

I'm also wondering exactly when I lost the ability to write a decent review?

Reading progress update: I've read 332 out of 332 pages.

After Dark - Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz

Reading progress update: I've read 191 out of 332 pages.

After Dark - Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz

Snakes and Ladders - Post #5

 

The book I just finishes actually fit the space's requirements, but as I was at the bottom of a ladder, I had no need to roll. I've moved from space 20 to space 70. I'll have to take a look through my books to see if something I have fits the space's requirements, if not, I'll work on finishing one of the other two books I'm reading.

 

Currently Reading

 

The Flash: Climate Changeling by Richard Knaak

After Dark by Jayne Castle

 

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 [Currently on - Ladder 1 (3/11/19)]

 

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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

-

19. Set in the UK

-

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

-

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!

In the Market for Murder

In The Market For Murder - T E Kinsey

This is the second in the Lady Hardcastle mysteries, and I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the first.

 

The story felt disjointed and cobbled together. There were three separate (for the most part) mysteries, and they didn't really come together until the end, and then that felt somewhat...half-hearted.

 

I still enjoyed the back and forth between Lady Hardcastle and Flo, though the charming eccentricity that Lady Hardcastle possessed in the first book seemed to have been upped some, making her--at times--almost annoying.

 

I've decided to set this series aside and move on to other books.

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

In The Market For Murder - T E Kinsey

I think I'm going to set this series aside for now.

Three Girls Reading (Date unknown) by Theodore Schüz (1830-1900) [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 61%.

In The Market For Murder - T E Kinsey

Snakes and Ladders - Post #4

 

I only rolled one die this time because the book I read didn't fit the requirements of the space (Set in a school).

 

 

That puts me on space 20, and one of my currently reading books fits the space. Okay, technically all three of them would fit it, but I'm going to use the one that has an actual, real life place I could live...but don't.

 

Currently Reading

 

The Flash: Climate Changeling by Richard Knaak

In the Market for Murder by TE Kinsey

After Dark by Jayne Castle

 

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 [currently on - Roll 3 (3/6/19)]

 

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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.

-

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

-

19. Set in the UK

-

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!

 

 

Origin in Death

Origin in Death (In Death, #21) - J.D. Robb

This isn't going to be a proper review, because I find it hard to write reviews once you get more than an handful of books into a long running series.

 

This one is #21.

 

I will say that the storyline in this one creeped me out big time. What was truly going on beneath the surface was truly horrific. And for a series that hasn't shied away from the horrors humans can inflict on one another, that's really saying something.

 

Ohhhhh, but was it ever so good.