Currently Reading

Thomas Cromwell: A Life
Diarmaid MacCulloch, David Rintoul
Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea
Teffi, Irina Steinberg, Anne Marie Jackson, Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler, Edythe C. Haber
Thomas Cromwell: A Life
Diarmaid MacCulloch
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee, Bob Reed
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry
The Woman In White
Wilkie Collins
Merlin Trilogy
Mary Stewart
Progress: 612/928 pages

Recently Added

Richard of Bordeaux: A Play in Two Acts - Gordon Daviot
The Wrath and the Dawn - Ariana Delawari, Renee Ahdieh
The Raven Tower - Ann Leckie
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." ― Mae West

"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read." ― Mark Twain

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." ― Robert A. Heinlein

"Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else." ― Judy Garland
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Status Quo of Bank Account: $143

Novelty Cards I'm Currently Holding:

* The Race Car

* The Robot

* The Scottie Dog


Currently Reading for:

The Stay-Cation, #9:

A book including a visit to a museum, concert, library or park, or whose author's name begins with a letter in R - E - L - A - X.



Selection via Scottie Dog novelty card currently ongoing.  Options:

Laura Restrepo: Hot Sur

Laura Esquivel: Like Water for Chocolate

Ann Leckie: The Raven Tower

Renee Adieh: The Wrath and the Dawn




My marker is based (of course) on my little assistants and good luck charms, Sunny and Charlie, who are again helping me pick my books.



My Progress Spreadsheet



The Books and the Board

The Questions

Who?: Ellis Peters: Monk's Hood - finished July 2, 2019.


How?: Julia Alvarez: How the García Girls Lost Their Accents - finished May 26.

Douglas Adams: The HItchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - finished June 27, 2019.

Wendy Moore: Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match - finished July 11, 2019.

When?: C.J. Sansom: Tombland - finished July 1, 2019.


The Railroads

The Silk Road:

The Patagonia Star:

The Cape-to-Cairo Railway: Kofi Annan: Interventions - finished May 30, 2019.

Aminatta Forna: The Memory of Love - finished June 16, 2019

The Nordic Express: 


School's Out For Summer

#1: Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility - finished June 3, 2019.

#3: Frank Froest: The Grell Mystery - finished June 5, 2019.



The Stay-Cation


#7: Miles Burton: The Secret of High Eldersham - finished May 21, 2019.

      J.K. Rowling: The Casual Vacancy - finished July 14, 2019.

#9: John Le Carré: A Murder of Quality - finished June 19, 2019.

      Chingiz Aitmatov: Jamilia - finished July 3, 2019.


Beach Week


#11: Julian Symons: The Belting Inheritance - finished June 6, 2019.



Mountain Cabin

#15: Louise Erdrich: The Plague of Doves - finished May 23, 2019.

        Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: Good Omens - finished July 16, 2019.

#16: Ellen Wilkinson: The Division Bell Mystery - finished May 28, 2019.

        Georgette Heyer: A Blunt Instrument - finished June 8, 2019

        Ronald Knox: The Body in the Silo - finished June 21, 2019

#18: James D. Doss: The Night Visitor - finished July 5, 2019


The Lake House:

#19: Margaret Atwood: Hag-Seed - finished May 25, 2019.

#20: Winifred Holtby: South Riding - finished July 10, 2019.

        M.M. Kaye: Death in Kashmir - finished July 19, 2019.

#22: Richard Hull: The Murder of My Aunt - finished June 24, 2019.


The Summer Blockbuster

#25: Witi Ihimaera: The Whale Rider - finished May 31, 2019.



The Summer Romance




European Vacation

#33: Ronald Knox: The Three Taps - finished May 31, 2019.

#35: Israel Zangwill: The Perfect Crime, aka The Big Bow Mystery - finished June 16, 2019.

        Andrea Camilleri: The Shape of Water - finished July 20, 2019.



The Novelty Cards

The Race Car: Picked up on May 24.

The Robot: Picked up on July 2.

The Cat:

The Dog: Picked up on July 2 and July 19; used on July 19.


The Four Corners

GO: Collected $20 on May 20; and $5 each on:

May 24 - June 1 - June 9 - July 1 - July 2.



Free Parking:

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