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Roll number something - 33: Tomorrowland

Way Station (A Collier Nucleus Science Fiction Classics) - Clifford D. Simak

 

 Thank you Debbie's Spurts for sending me to my next square.

 

This was an interesting read about a guy on earth who was contacted by an alien and asked to run a stopover on earth for aliens wanting to travel through Earth's section of the galaxy.

 

 

       

Reading progress update: I've read 97%.

Dark Island: Dark Island (Volume 1) - Eres Williams

 

Holy hell, that last bit was intense.

 

I thought it was going to be some weird twin/succubus ghost author thing they did to get stories.

 

Now we get to find out who it was.

I'm thinking the assistants sibling.

 

Maybe Mysteries aren't so bad.

 

Definitely NOT a cozy like it's listed on Amazon.

Adventureland: Tarzan's Treehouse

The Kingdom of Four Rivers - Guy Salvidge

 

Not much action in this one.

 

The Asian (China? I think) government (possibly others) have carried out a massive depopulation program.

This takes place a few hundred years after and follows a family of traders.

 

 

 

 

Help!

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round
Help me, get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please, please help me

 
I've landed on the Booklikes square, and come up with number 3:
 
3. Let a BL friend choose your next ride! Post your plight, and see where the first person sends you!
 
 
 

27: Adventureland: Climb Tarzans Treehouse

The Kingdom of Four Rivers - Guy Salvidge

 

Read a book by an author whose initials can be found in "Tarzan" or that has a tree on the cover.

 

 

The Kindle book has bamboo the cover.

The giant stuff is treelike.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19474043-the-kingdom-of-four-rivers

Go To Jail

A Thane of Wessex: Being a Story of the Great Viking Raids into Somerset - Charles W. Whistler

 

This was an interesting read about the Danes invading Wessex just before Alfred became king.  

 

I have no idea how accurate it is, but I enjoyed it.

 

186 pgs toward my release from jail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

(Write me a letter send it by mail
Send it in care of the Birmingham jail)

 

That's going to be running through my head forever.

 

 



June 14: Go To Jail

(Go directly to jail, do not pass Go, do not collect $200)

I wish my elder son were home - I want to play Monopoly now. 

 

 

 Rolled 2, double 1's, and landed here:

 

 

Which sent me here:

 

 

Question: Is the requirement 500, 300, or 100 pages.

 

I have seen all 3 numbers in relation to being In Jail.

 

Chance, Mystery

Dial C For Chihuahua - Waverly Curtis

 

I was wrong.

Apparently I have more cozies hiding in mystery folders in the bottom of my TBR than I thought.

 

This one was more fun than the vampire poodle.

 

Almost makes me want a chihuahua.

 

 

Do over! Do over!

Blood Hunt - Lee Killough

 I don't know why I thought this one was marked as a mystery.

Probably filed it wrong on the computer.

 

Good cop turned reluctant vampire hunting down the vampire that turned him.

 

 

 Moving on to Dial C for Chihuahua - I KNOW that one is a mystery.

 

Wow. The Damned Thing

The Damned Thing - Ambrose Bierce, David W. Whitehead

**Thanks to Char and BrokenTune, editing to add the title of the story:

 

This was a surprising little "sleeper".

 

A nice little haunting/something's lurking/stalking type story.

Only about 10 pages, concise, no extra flowery stuff.

 

However, it gave me nightmares last night.

Intense enough for me to wake myself up telling hubby 'No! Get away!' as I replayed an entire scene in my dream.

 

And loud enough that he came in to make sure I was awake and okay.

 

I wasn't even going to write anything about it since it was just a short story I found in my TBR that matched the author birthday challenge I'm doing in a group on Goodreads.

 

I will be looking for more of Mr. Bierce's writings.

 

Tomorrowland: Ride Space Mountain!

Downbelow Station - C.J. Cherryh

 

This picked up nicely at about 60%.

I'm glad I stuck with it.

 

The Company who controls space expansion overreaches and the citizens fight back.

 

Some of the characters I was ecstatic when they bit the dust.

Assholes.

I especially enjoyed some of the captains getting an ass whuppin'.

 

And just when you think one of them has to be the biggest bitch ever, you find out she has a little bit of a conscience buried in there somewhere.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 57%.

Downbelow Station - C.J. Cherryh

 

He's lying! He's lying! He's lying!

(said in my best Cheech Marin voice of Tito from Oliver &Company)

 

I almost DNF'd this one at about 25%.

But I NEED to know what happens to the Downers.

 

I know she's a good SciFi writer, because swear I read something else of hers which I now cannot locate.

 

But, holy hell, this has got to be the most boring space war ever.

Slow motion war.

 

"...titanic battle of colony worlds fighting for independence."

I don't recall how long it took the Titanic to sink, but it must have been more exciting than this.

 

 

BL: Lucky Day

Jinx High - Mercedes Lackey

 

 

 

I really enjoyed this series.

Urban Fantasy(?) before it was a thing I suppose.

Diana Tregard is the most realistic witch I have read about.

 

 

This was a convoluted way to get a book read, so, I hope I did it right.  LOL

I landed on BL, so rolled for my task, which was task 6. It's your lucky day! Read any book for your next turn regardless of the task instructions!

So I rolled AGAIN after the 2 day wait. 

Whew!

 

 

Chance: Cozy Mystery

Mitzi Magee: Vampire Poodle - April Campbell Jones

 

Who can resist a vampire poodle that's not really a poodle trying to save Topeka, KS from invading human vampires with the help of a down and out reporter.

 

This was highly entertaining, but I don't think I would classify it as a mystery of any sort.

More of a paranormal adventure.

Unless trying to figure out the Count is the mystery.

 

Fantasyland

A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Seelye

 

I'm not sure why this one was marked fantasy, but, whatever works. :  )

Burroughs is always a fun read.

 

I can't decide if Capt. John Carter is just lucky or if he really is that good.

A little of both I think.

 

Doubles!

2 in a row to be exact.

 

I'm too chicken to roll a third time, so I'm sticking with Fantasyland 9.

 

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