I rolled a 9 for this one.
I have never actually been on a vacation.
If I could go anywhere I wanted though, I think it would be a choice between Alaska, the Black Forest of Germany, Ireland, or Scotland.
Based on true accounts of the life of Joseph Alfred Slade.
I'm not sure how I managed to get a hold of book 3 but not the first 2, so some of it was a bit confusing.
The main character is a lawyer from NYC who moved west and became part of the vigilante group patrolling (near as I could figure) what is now southern Montana down to Northern Nevada during the Civil War. There were no official courts as yet, so they basically policed their own.
Worth the read if you are interested in the old west, but I would suggest starting with book 1. : )
Date Rolled: April 17
Task: Read a mystery or title that begins with any letter in the word CLUE
Book: Cold Slice by L.T. Fawkes
Page Count: 243
$$ Earned: $3
Finished: April 19
Date Rolled: April 19
Space: Main Street 11, Disneyland
Task: Read a book written by an author born before 1955
Book: Castle Perilous by John DeChancie
Page count: 249
$$ Earned: $3
Finished: April 21
Date Rolled: April 21
Roll: 2 (double 1‘s)
Space Main Street 13, Mr. Lincoln
Task: Read a book about a lawyer/politician or set during the Civil War
Book: Devil in the Bottle by Carol Buchanan
Page Count: 214
$$ Earned: $3
Finished: April 22
There is no third book damnit.
I'm never going to know what happened. : (
Did David survive the weird mind splitting thing he did or not?
Does the Calliope make it back in time to warn the American govt?
Do the Spanish get the upper hand in the war against the Americans?
Does the Empress smack them both?
Do David and Lara get together?
Or is he stuck fending off the nutty rich girl and her daddy on his own.
THIS is why I rarely start a series unless I know it's finished.
Stupid TBR challenge.
Life on Earth has been saved and I have no idea how.
Time travel was involved.
And, I think The Ryme of the Ancient Mariner, which I am not familiar with.
Or maybe the poem about Roland (Xanadu??), which I am also not familiar with.
And a dodo and an albatross.
So what was the point of the sofa.
And what about Mozart?
Ya know... guh.
That was an exhausting read.
And I have no idea what it was.
"Sally again shook her head. "Also not his style. He likes to make a big scene. A showdown, like he set up on the phone, is just the kind of thing he loves to do. Fucker's probably been sporting an erection about it ever since he left here."
"Okay," I replied. "And thank you for that imagery, by the way. Now I have a picture in my head of him clubbing to death with his dick." "
I laughed like a loon over that passage.
I wish I would have read this sooner.
Thankfully, there are more!
This may have just toasted my Mt. TBR challenge resolution.
I like Mr. Asimov a lot, but he could have cut this book almost in half if he hadn't droned on and on and on and on about the sexual habits of the three planets.
Jeez. We get it.
On Solaria even being in the same room with another person is vomit inducing distasteful so sex is for procreation only, therefor a chore to get through as fast as possible.
Why they don't just go with artificial insemination every time I don't know.
On Aurora sex is so casual there is no longer any emotions attached to it.
Calling someone jealous for sexual reasons is one of the highest forms of insult you can give.
Earth is mostly monogamous.
It felt like it took half the book to tell us that.
And his sex scene would have been better if he had consulted a romance writer.
Or just did a fade to black. : )
Very confusing, needs extensive editing.
Half the time I had no idea what was going on or what people were talking about.
I only finished because I wanted to know what happened to the cows.
The author made a big deal of them when the farm was first mentioned (at least it seemed so to me).
Apparently they just go poof. : (
Clothes, jewelry, jealousy among the ladies in waiting (or whatever the term is for the Chinese court), shoes, food, hair, following the Empress around because she wants a pinic over here, more butt kissing than you can shake a stick at.
Surprise over the eunuchs not being happy in their stations as lower than slaves.
I'm sorry, if someone cut your dick off I don't think you would be particularly pleased to serve them either.
The three travelers? companions? are at the Floating Market.
"Rubbish!" screamed a fat, elderly woman, in Richard's ear, as he passed her malodorous stall.
"Junk!" she continued. "Garbage! Trash! Offal! Debris! Come and get it! Nothing whole or undamaged! Crap, tripe, and useless piles of shit. You know you want it. "
I laughed so hard.
Hubby thinks I'm losing it.