Well, it took slightly longer than I'd anticipated to finish reading Slightly Shady, but I'm still making good progress, I think. Real life socializing DOES tend to put a dent in the reading life, but it's well worth it to see old friends again and enjoy a night of just hanging out.
My next roll snagged me an 11, taking me to Square 57: 'Was published more than 50 years ago', and the only book I could think of immediately was the one sitting on my physical shelf right now, The Scarlet Pimpernel, which I'd been wanting to read anyway... but then I was going through my other lists and found that apparently, one of the books I'd been hoarding will fit right in!
Mary Stewart's Thunder on the Right was published in 1957. So if I did my math right, that was 62 years ago, and so the book fits. I'm inserting this one and moving onto my next dice roll.
Moving forward 8 spaces... I end up on Square 65: 'Snake - go back to 52.' But that's okay. It wasn't a long snake and I had gained a roll by inserting a previously hoarded read book. I'm still making great progress.
Meanwhile, Square 52 says: 'Has a tree or flower on the cover.'
I went through a bunch of my Kindle books that are also historical fiction and found a couple that wold work. So, in order to knock out two reading challenge prompts, I'm choosing to read The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin. I've been meaning to get back to this series after reading the first book, so this is a wonderful opportunity, even it wasn't a book I'd thought to include in my Reading Assignment selections.
So off we go!
Books Read Pending Square Selection
Dates for each dice roll corresponds with respective update post.
Book titles link to reviews if written.
Completed books' covers (read and used for squares) following table.
|Date||Dice Roll||Square/Prompt||Book Title / Author||Fits Square?|
|1. Author is a woman||Sweet Release by Pamela Clare||Yes|
(2 + 4)
|7. Author's last name begins with the letters A, B, C, or D.||Carnal Gift by Pamela Clare||Yes|
(2 + 3)
|12. Author's last name begins with the letters T, U, V, W, X, Y, or Z.||SEAL for Her Protection by Paige Tyler||Yes|
(2 + 4)
|18. Set in a school||Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger||Yes|
(4 + 5)
|27. Set during WWI or WWII||Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld||Yes|
(5 + 6)
|38. Newest release by a favorite author||Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz||Yes|
|03/12 (#6)||(3 + 5)
|46. A book that has been on your tbr for more than two years||Slightly Shady by Amanda Quick||Yes|
(5 + 6)
|57. Was published more than 50 years ago||Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart||Yes|
(4 + 4)
|65. Snake - go back to 52||n/a||n/a|
|52. Has a tree or flower on the cover||The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin||Yes|