I've finished reading about five books since the last time I rolled.  So while I could have finished reading The Scarlet Pimpernel a long time ago, it ended up taking me all month to finish the book and roll again...  Between chaotic family social functions and library book due dates, I ended up putting off The Scarlet Pimpernel again and again...  Of course, within the past week I managed to finish a bunch of books and still have a chance to get back to my Snakes and Ladders book, finish THAT and finally be able to move on.

Rest assured, my inability to finish reading The Scarlet Pimpernel had nothing to do with the book itself, but everything to do with how I've been trying to prioritize my time.  As I mentioned already, library book due dates took precedence, as there were two books I'd been waiting a very long time to get a hold of, and knew that I wouldn't be able to get back to them for months if I didn't take my chance.  So, seeing as how The Scarlet Pimpernel was a paperback in my own collection, I made my reading decisions accordingly.

Anyway, in the meantime, I had managed to collect five other books for use with other squares, and as we will come to see, they came in quite handy.

Meanwhile, allow me to point out that I've decided to add numbers to my board.  After hitting two snakes, the backtracking was getting a little confusing, so I decided that I needed a way to track where I've been.  And it looks like I've already landed on the same square twice, but hopefully we won't be seeing anymore of that.




BookLikes Snakes and Ladders

I'll try not to drag this out.  For this update, I managed to get pretty far by rolling three times.  My first roll got me a 9, which took me to Square 66: Part of a series that is more than 10 books long.  I've been here before, and ended up starting a whole new historical mystery because of it, but this time around, I happily inserted Mort by Terry Pratchett into it, having just finished reading this book about a week ago.  Discworld is a good 40+ books long, so this definitely fits.


My next roll brought another 9, which took me to Square 75: Set in a fantasy world.  Once again, my luck (and my book hoarding) held, because I have also recently finished reading a book that takes place in a fantasy world, even if it is a fantasy world based on the real world.  Yay for Wild Country by Anne Bishop!  And onto the next roll!


My final roll for this update was a 6, which took me to Square 81: Ghost story.  Okay... this one apparently could not be filled with a book I've recently finished reading.  And even if the talks of the ghost of a missing bride from years ago could count as a ghost story, I'm not sure that A Dangerous Collaboration actually fits the square.  I won't take too many liberties.  I've already gotten lucky and landed quite far up the board with one update.


And so after a bit of contemplation and searching, I decided that I would try to stick with my historical fiction theme.  And as it is getting close to the beginning of the next month, and I've already read all of the required historical fiction books for April, I will hold off for another three days before I start reading An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James so I can count it towards my May Reading Assignment books.  I'd thought I'd have to look for some sort of haunted mystery cozy or something, but I couldn't believe that I hadn't thought of Simone St. James in the first place, since I DID very much enjoy The Haunting of Maddy Clare when I first read it about two years ago.

At least I've managed to avoid certain other squares I'd rather not hit.  Onward and forward, and hopefully I will be rolling once more in the next week now that I've caught up with so much of my reading!  In the meantime, I actually DO have another required book to finish for my other challenge, so I'm going to work on that one and maybe hoard one more book for future use.



Currently Reading




Books Hoarded Read For Future Square Use




My Progress

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
02/22 (#1)
(2 + 4)
7.  Author's last name begins with the letters A, B, C, or D. Carnal Gift by Pamela Clare Yes
02/24 (#2)
(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
02/27 (#3)
(2 + 4)
18.  Set in a school Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger Yes
03/09 (#4)
(4 + 5)
27.  Set during WWI or WWII Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Yes
03/12 (#5)
(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
03/16 (#7)
(5 + 6)
57.  Was published more than 50 years ago Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart Yes
03/16 (#8)
(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
03/19 (#9)
(2 + 5)
59.  Was published more than 10 years ago Ride the Fire by Pamela Clare Yes
03/19 (#10)
(2 + 5)
66.  Part of a series that is more than 10 books long Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson Yes
03/24 (#11)
(1 + 2)
69.  Something related to travel on the cover A Most Extraordinary Pursuit by Julana Gray Yes
03/30 (#12)
(4 + 6)
79.  Main character is a woman Don't Look Back by Amanda Quick Yes
03/31 (#13)
(3 + 5)
87.  Snake - go back to 57 n/a n/a
57.  Was published more than 50 years ago The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy Yes
4/28 (#14)
(3 + 6)
66.  Part of a series that is more than 10 books long Mort by Terry Pratchett Yes
4/28 (#15)
(4 + 5)
75.  Set in a fantasy world Wild Country by Anne Bishop Yes
4/28 (#16)
(3 + 3)
81.  Ghost story An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James Yes




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