I'm almost glad I didn't commit to participate in any reading for Dewey's Read-a-thon. I've been spending more time trying to figure out what I want to read than actually reading.
Anyway, I'm going to try to make this a simple post with no Magnetic Monkey... monkeying around.
I rolled once already as a regular roll after finishing up the last book for my previous turn. After clarifying, I was told I am allowed three extra rolls on top of this first roll--and with one set of doubles rolled, I basically rolled five times today.
Roll #5: Landed on Paradise Pier 25 | Read a book set during Victoria's reign (1837 - 1901) or that is tagged steampunk on GR.
I have two books I am interested in reading for this category... but chances are, I will end up reading The Duchess War. I was wanting to start with The Governess Affair, the prequel novella, but the setting of the novella just barely falls outside the time frame given for Victoria's reign, so I may try to get it read before jumping into The Duchess War.
On the other hand, I am wanting to read The Perfect Poison as well, needing to finish the Arcane Society series, but I still need to read Running Hot first before moving onto this one.
I don't necessarily have to read my books in the order I rolled, right?
The Duchess War is 271 pages = $3.00.
The Perfect Poison is 364 pags = $3.00.
Following are the 3 extra rolls in celebration of the Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon!
Roll #6.1: Landed on Main Street Station | Read a book that involves a trip across the United States, or that has a national monument on the cover.
I really don't know what to choose for this game space, so chances are, I'm just going to skip it. I've got four other books to read after today's rolls anyway.
Roll #6.2: Landed on Main Street 11 | Read a book that takes place between 1945 and 1965 or that was written by an author who was born before 1955.
In contrast, I will be reading a book for this game space. Jayne Ann Krentz, if Wiki is to be trusted, was born pre-1955. This is perfect because, like I've stated, I've been meaning to finish the Arcane Society series.
Running Hot is 352 pags = $3.00.
Roll #7: Landed on Cars Land 16 | Read a book set in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, or California, or where the page count ends in 1, 9, 2, or 6.
Once again, I've landed on a perfect game space! I will be reading Backwoods by Jill Sorenson, which will effectively help me finish the Aftershock series. This entire series has been taking place in California, and after a quick skim of the first chapter, this one does as well.
Backwoods is 378 pages = $3.00.
Roll #8: Landed on Water Works | Read a book with water on the cover, or where someone turns on the waterworks (i.e., cries) because of an emotional event.
I did a little bit of shuffling, because originally I had thought of Backwoods first when I landed on this square. As you can see, the cover DOES have water on it, but at the same time, this book also fit for Cars Land 16 due to its setting in California. So after a quick search through my TBR, I found a book that will help me knock off two other challenges: Reading Assignment, and Mt. TBR.
It's a little hard to see, but there's a beach and waves, erego water. Yay!
But I have to wait until May to read this to count for Reading Assignment.
Before the Storm is 336 pages = $3.00.