Friday, September 8, 2017

Halloween Bingo 2017 | Update #2 -- One Week In!

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My reading mood always surprises me.  When I think I'm going to spend some time finishing up The Camelot Caper, then putting some time into The Tokyo Zodiac Murders, I end up listening to all of The Nightmare Charade whilst playing such computer games as 'Plants vs. Zombies' or 'Garden Defense.'

But no matter, I had been expecting The Tokyo Zodiac Murders to be a slow burn of a read--which is surprising considering how easy it is to read, and how quickly others seem to be finishing it.  But I did eventually finish The Camelot Caper this first week of Bingo--I'm still trying to find the time to start reading Blue Dahlia for the first called square, 'Ghosts,' but this is proving futile.  I think that until I finish The Tokyo Zodiac Murders I'm going to have a hard time moving onto another book, so we'll have to do as much.

Meanwhile, I'm starting a new audio book, Garden of Lies, and wondering what e-book to move onto next as well.

With The Camelot Caper read for the 'Cozy Mystery' square, I have my very first completed Bingo square.  Now to figure out how to get my next one.

Updated Marked Card:

This Halloween Bingo card is brought to you by 'Red Eyes Penni,' who will be marking the squares I have already read books for.  Squares that have been called will be marked with a green square border.  So squares I have completed (read and called) will have a Red Eyes Penni inside a green border.

Each square on my Bingo card are listed in the spreadsheet below, separated into groups of five for each row.

The book titles in the spreadsheet below will link to my review of the book.  I will have reviews out for The Camelot Caper and The Nightmare Charade soon, and will update accordingly.

Squares/Books/Called Dates/Other Links:

Progress:  3 books read || 0 BINGOs

Bingo Calls Thread

September Group Read | Discussion Thread (link coming soon)
October Group Read (link coming soon)

Bingo Square
Called (date)
Read (Date)
How it Fits

Magical realism

Saving Fish From Drowning
Tan, Amy

tagged 'magical realism' on GR

Classic noir

The Thin Man
Hammett, Dashiel

hard-boiled, classic noir mystery

Blue Dahlia
Roberts, Nora

ghostly Harper Bride


The Nightmare Charade
Arnett, Mindee
supernatural school for magic creatures

Diverse voices

The Lotus Palace
Lin, Jeannie

author is Chinese

Cozy mystery
The Camelot Caper
Peters, Elizabeth
tagged 'cozy mystery' on GR



The Dead Travel Fast
Raybourn, Deanna

Transylvania and vampires

Country house mystery

The Decagon House Murders
Ayatsuji, Yukito

closed circle of suspects

Haunted houses

Black Rose
Roberts, Nora

ghostly Harper Bride haunts mansion


Castle, Jayne
dust bunnies!!

Genre: horror
Smoke and Mirrors
Gaiman, Neil

tagged 'horror' on GR

Free Space
Red Lily
Roberts, Nora

ghostly Harper Bride


Her Fierce Warrior
Tyler, Paige

female MC is an animal shifter

In the dark, dark woods
On the Night of the Seventh Moon
Holt, Victoria

woods are significant

Amateur sleuth

Just Past Midnight
Stevens, Amanda

female MC is a psychologist


Woods, Alisa

book about wolf shifters


The Splendour Falls
Kearsley, Susanna

tagged 'gothic' on GR

Romantic suspense

Hit and Run
Brennan, Allison

romance + suspense + mystery present

Darkest London

Garden of Lies
Quick, Amanda

setting = Victorian London

Murder most foul

Every Secret Thing
Cole, Emma

there is a murder and a mystery

Serial/spree killer

Dear Maggie
Novak, Brenda

summary mentions serial killer

Classic horror

Terrifying women

Nine Coaches Waiting
Stewart, Mary

horror/gothic written by a woman

Locked room mystery

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders
Shimada, Soji

death/murder in a locked room

Currently Reading:

Tentative Bingo Hopefuls:

Magical Realism:  Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
Classic Noir:  The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
Ghost:  Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts
Supernatural:  The Nightmare Charade by Mindee Arnett
Diverse Voices:  The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin

Cozy Mystery:  The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters
Witches:  Undecided
Vampires:  The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn
Country House Mystery:  The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji
Haunted House:  Black Rose by Nora Roberts

Aliens:  Canyons of Night by Jayne Castle
Genre: Horror:  Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
Free Space:  Red Lily Nora Roberts
Monsters:  Her Fierce Warrior by Paige Tyler
In the Dark, Dark Woods:  On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

Amateur Sleuth:  Just Past Midnight by Amanda Stevens
Werewolves:  Undecided
Gothic:  The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley
Romantic Suspense:  Hit and Run by Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin
Darkest London:  Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick

Murder Most Foul:  Every Secret Thing by Emma Cole (a.k.a. Susanna Kearsley)
Serial/Spree Killer:  Dear Maggie by Brenda Novak
Classic Horror:  Undecided
Terrifying Women:  Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
Locked Room Mystery:  Undecided

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