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Booklikes-opoly 2020: updates





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Beginning Balance: $20.00

5/25/2020: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (385 pages, +3.00): $23.00

5/29/2020: A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey (278 pages, +3.00) $26.00

6/2/2020: The Secret of the Old Mansion by Julie Campbell (263 pages, + 3.00) $29.00

6/16/2020: A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths (352 pages + 3.00) $32.00

Pass Go: $35.00


Game Play


Roll 5:


I got sidetracked and haven't rolled for over a week! I'm still listening to Becoming with the audiobook exception.

I passed GO, landing on:


3. Read a book set in a school or college, or that is considered a "classic," (using any criteria that you want) or that is frequently banned. Hmmmm. Not sure what I will pick for this square.


Roll 4a:



Puts me on the Wheel-Decide. I landed on "Read a book that has been on your TBR for more than one year"  So many possibilities! I've settled on the audiobook of Becoming, by Michelle Obama for this one. I've had it since it's release, but haven't gotten to it yet.


Roll 4b:  



European Vacation #33:


Read a book set in the UK, or that was written by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in the word L-O-N-D-O-N. This is probably going to be an Agatha Christie reread. 


Roll 3:



At the Lake House 20


Read a book that features a dog or which has a dog on the cover or that is set in an area known for its lakes or on a fictional lake. I started a Susan Wiggs romance in her Lakeshore Chronicles series, called Dockside. I'm not really into it yet, though, so I might dig around for something else, although it will be a very fast read if I decide to keep going. A decided to abandon this book - it just wasn't working for me. Instead, I reread a childhood favorite: The Secret of the Old Mansion, which is the first in the Trixie Belden series. It features several dogs: Reddy, Trixie's Irish setter, Buddy, Honey's cocker spaniel puppy, and an aggressive stray that tries to attack Honey and Trixie. My edition is 263 pages long.



Roll 2a:



Roll 2b:


I put the race car in my pocket and roll again.



Mountain Cabin 15:


Read a book with a tree (or trees) on the cover, or that is set in a mountain community. Welp, the book that I am just finishing, Thunder on the Right, would have been perfect for this one. Oh, well. I think that I will continue with my Joe Pickett reread for this one, set in that idyllic mecca of murder, the mountain town of Saddlestring, Wyoming. I'm rereading Trophy Hunt, unless I come up with a different idea after I finish Thunder on the Right.


Roll 1:



Stay-cation #6: 


Read a book set in your home town, state, or country or that you checked out of your local library or that has been on your (physical) bookshelves since last summer. For this one, I will be reading Circling the Sun by Paula McLain, which I checked out of my local library through Overdrive.