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Obsidian Blue

Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

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END OF THE GAME! I AM TRYING TO FOCUS ON BINGO! Updated Bank as of 8/8/19: $126.00

 

Thanks all for playing!

 

-Blue

 


5/20/29 Roll 1:

 

 

9. And, let's be honest, just not being at work is a vacation in and of itself, and is an opportunity to see some of local amenities, or read & relax! Read a book that includes a visit to a museum, a concert, a library, or a park, or that the authors name begins with one of the letters in R-E-L-A-X.

Finished "A Great Deliverance" by Elizabeth George today and that makes this my roll day so I get three rolls I will take. This book is 432 pages which is $5.00.

 

 5/25/19 Roll 2:

 

16. For some reason, I associate mountain/forest locations with mystery/suspense books. I think it's all of that deep shade! Read a book that is a mystery or suspense, or which has a title that contains all of the letters in the word C-A-B-I-N.

Finished "The Perfect Wife" on 5/25, page count is 432 pages which is $5.00 in the bank. 

 

5/25/19 Roll 3:

 

25. I look forward to the summer blockbuster movie releases every year! Read a book that has been adapted for a film.

Finished "Emma" on 5/27, page count is 514 pages which is $5.00 in the bank. 

 

5/25/19 Roll 4:

 

33. The summer after I graduated from high school, A group of my friends and I took a European Tour, and London was one of our favorite stops. Read a book set in the UK, or that was written by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in the word L-O-N-D-O-N.

Finished "The Little Shop of Found Things" on 5/28, page count is 336 pages which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

5/29/19 Roll 5:

I also just picked up $5.00 due to passing "Go" again. 

 

2. Who? Read a mystery or detective story or a book with the word "who" in the title.

Finished “The Breakdown” on 5/31, page count is 328 which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

6/1/19 Roll 6:

 

 

The jail square:

If you are just visiting: read enough pages to donate $3.00 to the bail fund.

Read The Rumor by Lesley Kara which is 336 pages. 

 

6/3/2019 Roll 7: 

 

15. My husband, Mr. MR, is a big fan of the mountain vacation. Read a book with a tree (or trees) on the cover, or that is set in a mountain community.

Finished "The Book of Lost Things" on 6/6, page count is 471 pages (I was looking at the wrong version), which is $5.00 in the bank. 

 

6/7/2019 Roll 8:

 

 

22. My mom grew up going to Minnesota, Land of a Thousand Lakes, for her summer vacations. Read a book with a word that refers to women's roles, such as wife, daughter, mother, mistress or title, such as "Mrs., Miss or Duchess, in the title, or a book that has a strong female lead character.

Finished "The Silent Wife" on 6/8, page count is 337 pages which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

6/7/2019 Roll 9:

 


29. Scottie dog: Post a list or poll of 4 books, and ask your fellow players/followers to "fetch" you a book. 

Finished "Well-Schooled in Murder" on 6/11, page count is 434 pages which is $5.00 in the bank. 

 

6/7/2019 Roll 10: 

 

 

31. BL square. Read something published in 2019.

Finished "It's Not You It's Him" on 6/12, page count is 355, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

6/13/19 Roll 11:

 

 

Went past Go! Add $5.00 in the bank. 

 

6. The summer vacation is fun, but if leaving town is just too expensive, the stay-cation can be fun, too. Read a book set in your home town, state, or country or that you checked out of your local library or that has been on your (physical) bookshelves since last summer.

Finished "Aru Shah and the Song of Death" on 6/17, page count is 381 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

6/13/19 Roll 12:

 

10. There's nothing like a trip to the beach to start the summer off, and, for readers, half the fun is picking the beach read! Read a book that appears on any beach reads list or a book whose author's first or last name begins with any letter in B-E-A-C-H.

Finished "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" on 6/18, page count is 386 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

6/18/19 Roll 13:

 

13. It's important to get all of your proper accoutrements together for a day at the beach. Read a book with sunglasses, swimsuit or other beachy items on the cover, or that has a cover that is more than 50% yellow.

Read “Dark of the Moon” on 6/21 which is 396 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

6/22/19 Roll 14:

22. My mom grew up going to Minnesota, Land of a Thousand Lakes, for her summer vacations. Read a book with a word that refers to women's roles, such as wife, daughter, mother, mistress or title, such as "Mrs., Miss or Duchess, in the title, or a book that has a strong female lead character.

Read "Queenie" on 6/23 which is 336 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

6/25/19 Roll 15: 

 

30. Romance novels have the prettiest covers, featuring beautiful people, and places, and, often delicious food. Read a book with fruit or pastries on the cover, or that was written by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in L-O-V-E.

Read "When In Doubt, Add Butter" on 6/27 which is 349 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

6/28/19 Roll 16:

 

Went past Go! Add $5.00 in the bank. 

 

 

4. One of the highlights of starting a new school year was going shopping for school clothes or supplies Read a book that was published during the months of May, June or July, or that contains an item that would be used as a school supply or an article of clothing or an accessory pictured on the cover.

Read "The Flatshare" on 6/29, which is 336 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

7/1/19 Roll 17:

 

12. Robot: Roll again & hold card to play later; create a numbered list of ten books, and let a random number generator pick for you.

Read "L is for Lawless" on 7/2, which is 304 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

7/1/19 Roll 18:

 

19. Spending some lazy days at the lake house sounds like a wonderful summer vacation! Read a book with a cover that is more than 50% blue, or by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in the word L-A-K-E.

 Read "A Keeper" on 7/2, which is 352 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

7/3/19, Roll 19:

 

Landed on: 

 

 

Going to use my robot card to just ignore that one and roll again.

 

 

7/3/19 Roll 20 (4th of July Roll #1):

 

 

Landed on: 29. Scottie dog: Post a list or poll of 4 books, and ask your fellow players/followers to "fetch" you a book.

Read "For the Sake of Elena", on 7/6, which is 464 pages, which is $5.00 in the bank. 

 

I get an extra roll because of the doubles. 

 

 

Landed on: 35. We took the Ferry to France, crossing the English Channel.

Read a book set in Europe, or that was written by an author who was born in a Europe, or that involves travel by boat or that has a picture of a ship on the cover.

Read "The False Inspector Dew" on 7/6, which is 256 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

7/3/19 Roll 21 (4th of July Roll #2):

 

 
Passed Go so need to add $5.00 to the bank. 

 

Landed on: 7. Most places have a lot of different opportunities for summer fun!

Read a book that has a house on the cover, or that is related to something unique about your community (for example, if your community has a strawberry festival, read a book with strawberries on the cover).

Read "Good Enough to Eat" on 7/7, is 308 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank.  

 

 

7/3/19 Roll 20 (4th of July Roll #3):

 

 

Landed on: 11. There are gorgeous beaches all over the world. My personal favorite beach is in Pacific City, Oregon. Read a book set in a coastal/beach region that you love, or would love to visit, or a book that has a beach or ocean on the cover.

Read "The Nantucket Inn" on 7/8, is 248 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

7/9/19 Roll 21:

 

 

 

16. For some reason, I associate mountain/forest locations with mystery/suspense books. I think it's all of that deep shade! Read a book that is a mystery or suspense, or which has a title that contains all of the letters in the word C-A-B-I-N. Second time landing.

Read "Then She Was Gone", on 7/14, is 369 pages, which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

7/15 Roll 22:

 

19. Spending some lazy days at the lake house sounds like a wonderful summer vacation! Read a book with a cover that is more than 50% blue, or by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in the word L-A-K-E. Second time landing. 

Read "Missing Joseph", on 7/16, is 594 pages, which is $5.00 in the bank. 

 

7/15 Roll 23: 

26. How? Read a book that is science fiction or a book with the word "how" in the title.

 

Read "Recursion" on 8/5/19, is 329 pages which is $3.00 in the bank. 

 

8/8/19 Roll 24: 

 

 

30. Read a book with fruit or pastries on the cover, or that was written by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in L-O-V-E.

 

 

Collected Cards: 

 

Updated Bank as of 8/8/19: $126.00