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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Progress: 50 %
Partner In Crime
J.A. Jance

Game Play Update: 5/24/17


Bank: $83.00


Roll 17



Another 6! This roll takes me to the Toy Story Midway (Paradise Pier 31), which calls for a book that involves a carnival or a book where the title begins with a letter in PIXAR.


To keep the post length down on the feed, I'm inserting a page break here - the rest of the rolls are still here, but you have to click over to see them!

Roll 16


I am back to work tomorrow, because it is Monday, so I am going to go ahead & roll now, but not start my book until my timeout is officially over. I rolled a 6!



This puts me on Adventureland 26: Join Indiana Jones on an adventure! Read a book tagged genre adventure or thriller!


Finished The Likeness by Tana French, which was tagged thriller by 254 users. That one is 466 pages long, which is worth $5.00, so I now have $83.00! On to the next roll!



Roll 15



Well, I finished Mississippi Blood, which ends the Natchez Burning trilogy. It was 704 pages, which is worth 5.00, so my bank is now at $83.00.


My next roll put me on the BL square 20. I rolled a four, which puts me in time-out for two days! Sad face! I'll be back on Monday to roll again!



Roll 14



I finished The Bone Tree, which is 804 pages, and nets me a whopping $10.00, so my bank is $78.00.


My roll of six puts me on Mainstreet 13 - read a book about an American lawyer or politician - which is incredibly lucky, because that means I can read the third and last of the Natchez Burning trilogy, Mississippi Blood. The MC is the Mayor of Natchez (a politician) and a lawyer.


Roll 13



This roll puts me on square 8 - Read a book that is tagged mystery or that has a title that starts with any letter in CLUE. I am so glad I landed on this one, because I bought The Bone Tree, the second book in the Natchez Burning trilogy, which is tagged mystery by 92 users!


Roll 12:


This was a complicated doubles roll which landed me first on Tomorrowland 34. I read Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen for this one, which is 417 pages, and is worth $5.00.


The second part of the roll landed me on Electric Company. I read A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King, which is 303 pages long, and is worth $3.00. 


This leaves my bank at $68.00!


Roll 11




This roll puts me on Frontierland 1 - Read a book that with a title that start with any letter in FRONTIER, or that is tagged with the genre "western."


Not sure what I'll read yet!


Update: I read The Murder of Mary Russell for this square - the first word of the title (The) starts with the letter "T". It's 384 pages long, so I got $3.00 for this one, putting my bank at $60.00. I can't roll again until tomorrow!


Readathon Rolls 7, 8, 9 & 10


It's been quite some time since I updated! I've been finishing up my extra readathon rolls, and at this point, I've decided to just move on, even though I've not read for all of the squares! So, here we go (the full explanation of my extra rolls can be found here):


For RR/New Orleans Station #14, a book that involves overseas travel, I read East of the Sun by Julia Gregson. The main characters travel by steamer from England to India as part of the "Fishing Fleet." This one is 609 pages, so I netted $5.00 for that read!


For Carsland #18, I read Natchez Burning by Greg Iles, which was published in 2014. This one definitely qualifies as a tome - it's 865 pages long, so it's worth a whopping $10.00.


For Adventureland #24, I read The Shadow of the Nile by Kate Furnival, which is set at least partially in Egypt in North Africa. This one would also have worked for New Orleans Square #14, as the characters travel overseas. It was the weakest of the three books, and was also the shortest, at 448 pages, although it was still worth $5.00!


I am sitting on Tomorrowland 34 right now, but I'm skipping that read and rolling again!


So, that's $20.00, which puts my bank at $57.00!



Roll 6


4/26/17: I finished Frontierland 2 and added $3.00 to my bank!



My next roll of 7 puts me on Fantasyland 9 - Read a book that is tagged genre fantasy or fairy tale on GR. I have a lot of books that will qualify, but think that I will read Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan, the 5th, and final, book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series!


Roll 5


4/24/17: I finished Cardington Crescent, which nets me another $3.00 for a total of $34.00 in my bank! I'm also using the audiobook rule to move on while I continue to listen to The Mists of Avalon for Tomorrowland 33 (this one will be worth a whole ten bucks when I finish it). My next roll:



Which puts me on the Shooting Gallery in Frontierland - read a book with a main character who knows how to handle a gun, or where someone gets shot! For this one, I will read A Superior Death by Nevada Barr, second installment in the Anna Pigeon series. Anna is a Park Ranger, and definitely knows how to handle a gun.


Roll 4


4/22/17: I finished The Cornish Coast Murder, and added $3.00 to my bank! Since I haven't rolled since the 19th, in accordance with the modified rules, I rolled:





which puts me on Paradise Pier 28 - Read a book set during Victoria's reign (1837-1901) or tagged steampunk on GR. For this one, I will read Cardington Crescent, by Anne Perry, which is set during Victoria's reign.


This is also a doubles, so I get to roll again!



which puts me on Tomorrowland 33 - Take the Star Tours! Read a book set in space or tagged science fiction on GR, or a book that includes robots or cyborgs. For this one I'm considering To Say Nothing of the Dog, which is tagged science fiction on GR. Another alternative is the first book of the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold.


Edit: I've decided to listen to The Mists of Avalon for this one - the audiobook is 40 hours long, so that one will take me a while, & will be worth $10.00 when I finish it! It is tagged "science fiction fantasy" on the book page on GR!


4/21/17: Unfortunately, I am not even close to finishing The Cornish Coast Murder,so I am going to lose out on the roll! I should be ready to roll early on Sunday!


Roll 3


4/19/17: Like MBD, I've been so busy I haven't finished my book! I will be rolling again on Friday the 21st!


Update - I managed to finish my book with 2 hours 15 min. to spare, so I grabbed a roll! The Sanctuary Sparrow was 296 pages long, so I added $3.00 to my bank!



Even though the timestamp says 4/20, it is 9:43 on the 19th where I am, so it is still "roll day!" The roll  of 5 puts me on Haunted Mansion 21: Read a book set on an island or with the ocean on the cover. I decided to read The Cornish Coast murder, because it has the ocean on the cover!

The Cornish Coast Murder - John Bude


Roll 2



4/1717: Woohoo, it's roll day! I rolled 5 & 2, which takes me to square 17: Read a book that is tagged cozy mystery or that is part of a series listed on a cozy mystery listopia. 


I am going to read The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters, which is part of The Brother Cadfael series, #20 on the cozy mystery listopia.


Roll 1


4/14/17: I rolled an 11, which puts me on Main Street #10: Read a book set in a small town in the USA.


I finished Paradise Lost by J.A. Jance, which is set in small town Arizona. It is 432 pages, which nets me $5.00, so my bank stands at $23.00.