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My KYD Reads … or: Harry Potter, and What Else I read in March 2018

A big thank you to Moonlight Reader for yet another fun, inventive BookLikes game!  I had a wonderful time, while also advancing — though with decidedly fewer new reads than I’d origianlly been planning — my two main reading goals for this year (classic crime fiction and books written by women). Harry Potter – The […]

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Kill Your Darlings – Team MbD / Lillelara / TA: Summary of the Team’s Additional Cards & Points Claimed

Lillelara: Severus Snape as a victim from the red game play. Book read: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. => 10 points Green Dragon Pub as a crime scene from the yellow game play. Book read: Cocaine Blues. => 10 points => 20 extra points Themis-Athena: Val McDermid: The Distant Echo => Suspect: Arthur […]

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Kill Your Darlings – Team MbD / Lillelara / TA: Claiming Additional Cards

  Since we solved all crimes in the green rounds, I’ve read and listened to the above books, for which I’m claiming extra cards on behalf of Team MbD / Lillelara / TA as follows:   Val McDermid: The Distant Echo => Suspect: Arthur Conan Doyle (genre: mystery) – Red Round => 10 points Agatha […]

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KYD Green Round: Crime Scene Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – Robert Harris: Imperium for The Hob, District 12

Robert Harris’s Imperium has white lettering (and the lower part of the cover is black).  In addition, the holders of Ancient Rome’s public offices — including this book’s protagonist, Marcus Tullius Cicero — had to organize a variety of games to entertain the citizens, so the words “game” and “games” appear repeatedly throughout the text. […]

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KYD Green Round: Crime Scene Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for Maycomb County Courthouse

Maycomb County Courthouse: the crime scene that fits most obviously with our game’s murderer (and unlike her own characters as victims, it’s not off limits to her per se). Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is genre YA and features two characters who are fathers — Mr. Weasley and Mr. Diggory (plus an honorary […]

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KYD Green Round: Victim Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – Walter Mosley: A Red Death for Dr. John Watson

Well, we still have one victim to guess and since it’s the victim of the very first murder it can’t be Katniss Everdene (the only other theoretically remaining option), since she was expressly excluded in the game’s first round. Walter Mosley’s Red Death, which I finished a few days ago, is genre crime fiction; in […]

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KYD Green Round: Victim Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – Margaret Drabble: The Red Queen for Lydia Bennet

Lydia Bennet can’t possibly die too many literary deaths, so I kind of hope she’s a victim in our round as well.  (Mean streak — me?) Margaret Drabble’s The Red Queen contains an extremely annoying POV character in its second part — who also happens to do more than her fair share of stupid things […]

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KYD Green Round: Victim Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – Agatha Christie: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe for Ariadne Oliver

  Since Agatha Christie has recently been observed visiting Scotland Yard (and we know she’s not the suspect), I think it just might be possible she’s been asked to identify one of the victims as Mrs. Oliver.  Of course, the identification might have come out as a negative, but then again … it might not.  […]

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KYD Green Round: Suspect Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – Dorothy L. Sayers: Unnatural Death for Stephen King

Finished Dorothy L. Sayers’s Unnatural Death over the weekend and decided to use it for a Stephen King suspect guess (a book by an author whose [last] name begins with “S”).   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1650152/kyd-green-round-suspect-card-guess-team-mbd-lillelara-ta

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KYD Green Round: Suspect Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for J.K. Rowling

Obviously, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ticks off all three tasks associated with this particular suspect card … 🙂   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1649466/kyd-green-round-suspect-card-guess-team-mbd-lillelara-ta

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KYD Green Round: Crime Scene Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for Planet Camazotz

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets matches at least 2 of the tasks for the Planet Camazotz crime scene card: “set in a different dimension of this world” and “published between 1918 and 2007”.  If you award an “assist” to Hermione Granger for, inter alia, stealing the recipe for and concocting the polyjuice potion, […]

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KYD Green Round: Crime Scene Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – Freeman Wills Crofts: The Hog’s Back Mystery for the Green Dragon Pub

Phew.  [TA wipes sweating brows.]  Finished this one with just over a half hour to spare until the end of this round.   Anyway, the cover of a book virtually drenched in green (both in the paperback and the audiobook version — and yes, I switched back and forth between both) is way too good […]

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KYD Green Round: Crime Scene Card Claim, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone for Gryffindor Common Room

Since I was already fairly far advanced in the book I’d been reading / listening to for this card when Nighttime Reading Center posted her guess (congrats again on getting there first! 🙂 ), the team agreed I’d just finish my book and claim the card for the points awarded for a crime scene already […]

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Kill Your Darlings: The Crime Spree Continues

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1646390/kill-your-darlings-the-crime-spree-continues

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Kill Your Darlings! – Game Status Check

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader   Red Game Players: Obsidian Blue Team Tannat/Familiar Diversions Jennifer’s Books Reading is my ESCAPE Suspect: Unknown Victim: Unknown Cause of Death: Unknown Crime Scene: Unknown   Green Game Players: Debbie’s Spurts Tea, Rain, Books Team Themis/MBD & Lillelara Night Time Reading Center Suspect: Unknown Victim: Unknown Cause of Death: Unknown […]

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KYD Green Round: Cause of Death Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – Ngaio Marsh: Killer Dolphin for “Mauled by a Demon Hound”

Guess: Mauled by a demon hound. Book read: Ngaio Marsh – Death at the Dolphin (aka Killer Dolphin): Dolphin on the cover of the paperback edition.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1646207/kyd-green-round-cause-of-death-guess-team-mbd-lillelara-ta

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Let the sleuthing begin!

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1646042/let-the-sleuthing-begin

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Kill Your Darlings: The Victims

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Kill Your Darlings: Weapon Files

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Kill Your Darlings: Rules of Play

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader   One of our most popular authors has gone off the rails, and is killing beloved characters!* We need a group of dedicated investigators to solve the crime, and stop the killer before he (or she) can kill again! *The murderer is only killing characters that belong to other authors. The […]

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