Let the games begin!
Many thanks to Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue for creating this intricate and detailed game for us.
I'll use this post for updates and as a balance sheet (aka score card).
April 29th - update:
Bank account: $38 (one audiobook in progress - potential reward: $5)
Dice roll: 10 (4+6)
....which takes me to: "Cars Land" Sq. 18 - Read a book that was published in 2006, 2011, 2013 or 2014, the year of Cars and its sequels, or that has a car on the cover."
I have a few options for this square but I am going with Die so Geliebte by Melania G. Mazzucco (542p.).
Bank account: $35 (one audiobook in progress - potential reward: $5)
Dice roll: 5 (2+3)
....which takes me to: "Fantasyland" Sq. 9 - Read a book that is tagged genre: Fantasy or fairy tale on GR.
For this I am choosing The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan (352p.).
Bank account: $32 (one audiobook in progress - potential reward: $5)
Dice roll: 9 (6+3)
....which takes me to: "Frontierland" Sq. 4 - Read a book where a character travels by boat, or where the letters in the title can be used to spell "river".
For this I am choosing Boundless: Adventures in the Northwest Passage by Kathleen Winter (288p.). I must say I was rather impressed by the number of unread books I have that would qualify for this square. I hope I land here again.
Bank account: $29
Dice roll: 6 (3+3)
....which takes me to: "?" Sq. 25 - Read a book that is tagged Historical Mystery or is part of a series included in the Best Historical Mystery Listopia on GR.
Death Comes as the End (272p.) is tagged as required and I already have it on my tbr. How kind of the BL-Opoly gods to let me squeeze in some Dame Agatha.
Dice roll #2 (because of doubles): 8 (2+6)
....which takes me to: "BL" Sq. 32 - Roll the electronic dice, and perform the task that corresponds to your roll!
Dice roll: 8
"8. Read in the wild! Take your book with you and find a place to read that isn't your living room for an hour!"
Ok, ... a separate post will be forthcoming for this.
Bank account: $28
Dice roll: 7 (1+6)
....which takes me to: New Orleans Square 19 - Read a book that is tagged Gothic or horror on GR or that is a ghost story.
The Victorian Chaise-longue (99p.) is tagged as horror. I already started it a few days ago, so I will deduct the pages I have already read from the total page count of the book (i.e. 99 - 9 = 90).
Bank account: $23
Dice roll: 9 (3+6)
....which takes me to: Main Street 13 - Read a book about a (real or fictional) American lawyer or politician, or that is set during the Civil War.
Umm, ok... I am spoilt for choice here: The books on my TBR that come to my mind immediately are:
Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy - 185p.
Hard Choices by Hilary Clinton - 702p. (I'm listing the page number from Ammy for the kindle edition, as this is the book I have. Apparently, the pb is 656 p. and the hb 925p.)
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg - 402p.
As it is way too early in the a.m. (it's a little past midnight), I won't make a choice right now, but I'm leaning towards RBG.
(Note: I did read My Own Words by RBG.)
Bank account: $20
Dice roll: 5 (1+4)
....which takes me to: Electric Company.
Hooray! A STEM book it is. I take it, Dr. Fortey telling of his life researching natural history will fit the bill.