Halloween Bingo 2017
Obviously I'm not trying to rush through this Bingo, as half of the squares on my card that have been called have yet to be read for; but I've read five other books for squares that haven't been called. So much for my initial plan of just following the called squares and reading for them as a guide.
Now, I'm more interested in finishing my Red Eyes Penni Bingo card frame... Although at least two books won't be read until October, so I may end up having a frame with gaps. On the other hand, I'm considering switching out the book I chose for Amateur Sleuth--the book I chose is also for another reading challenge, the Reading Assignment Challenge, and I can't read it until next month. But Amanda Stevens' book, Just Past Midnight seems fitting for a Halloween Bingo read... so if I switch out, I'll just have to find another spot for it, I guess.
The other square is Classic Horror, which I was planning on using the October Group Read to fill.
Meanwhile, I'm working on the Haunted House square right now with Nora Roberts' second In the Garden book, Black Rose. Then I'm thinking of tackling either Magical Realism or Diverse Voices--haven't quite decided which one yet.
And then, instead of reading Red Lily, Nora Roberts' last In the Garden book for the Creepy Raven Free Space, I've moved it to Terrifying Women--with the broader description of this space that now includes mystery, suspense, and supernatural, instead of horror only, it will fit just nicely. And it will fulfill my need to close up the Penni frame.
Then I moved Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart to the Gothic square, because it seemed more fitting than the Susanna Kearsely book I'd initially chosen.
Meanwhile, I've picked up two other books I've decided to try for the Magical Realism square--I've suddenly lost interest in Amy Tan's Saving Fish From Drowning, so it looks like that book is either going to sit on my shelves for a while longer, or just be given away, unread. My other two choices right now, are quite different from one another: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, or The Dress Shop of Dreams by Mena van Praag. I felt like trying something a little different instead of just falling back on Sarah Addison Allen as a default magical realism read.
I love how I keep making plans and then totally abolishing them, though, so a lot of what I've been rambling about... probably going to change again next week... Reading moods, ya know?
Updated Marked Card:
Called Square: Green Square Border
Read Square: Red Eyes Penni
Called and Read Square: Red Eyes Penni in a Green Box
See also the table below for some spreadsheet goodness.
Reviews pending: Blue Dahlia; Garden of Lies, On the Night of the Seventh Moon, Every Secret Thing
Squares/Books/Called Dates/Other Links:
Progress: 10 squares called || 10 books read || 5 squares completed || 0 BINGOs
Bingo Calls Thread
The Best and Worst of Halloween Bingo 2017
September Group Read | Discussion Thread
October Group Read (link coming soon)
How it Fits
tagged 'magical realism' on GR
hard-boiled, classic noir mystery & group read
ghostly Harper Bride
supernatural school for magic creatures
The Lotus Palace
author is Chinese
tagged 'cozy mystery' on GR
Protecting His Witch
female MC is a witch
The Dead Travel Fast
Transylvania and vampires
Country house mystery
The Decagon House Murders
closed circle of suspects
ghostly Harper Bride haunts mansion
Smoke and Mirrors
tagged 'horror' on GR
Her Fierce Warrior
female MC is an animal shifter
In the dark, dark woods
On the Night of the Seventh Moon
woods are significant
Just Past Midnight
female MC is a psychologist
book about wolf shifters
Nine Coaches Waiting
tagged 'gothic' on GR
Hit and Run
romance + suspense + mystery present
Garden of Lies
setting = Victorian London
Murder most foul
Every Secret Thing
there is a murder and a mystery
summary mentions serial killer
October Classic horror group read
ghostly Harper Bride; haunting; written by a woman
Locked room mystery
death/murder in a locked room
Tentative Bingo Hopefuls:
Diverse Voices: The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin
Witches: Protecting His Witch by Zoe Forward
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
Genre: Horror: Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
Monsters: Her Fierce Warrior by Paige Tyler
Amateur Sleuth: Just Past Midnight by Amanda Stevens
Gothic: Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
Romantic Suspense: Hit and Run by Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin
Terrifying Women: Red Lily Nora Roberts