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Yeah, I know what Classic Noir will be (The Big Sleep), and Witches will probably be Rules of Magic (the prequel to Practical Magic).
BrokenTune 1 month ago
I was weighing up Practical Magic and Rules of Magic for the witches square, but I really miss the Granny and Nanny.
Moonlight Reader 1 month ago
I am reading Practical Magic & The Rules of Magic! Or, rather, I am planning on reading them, although the best laid plans and all that!
BrokenTune 1 month ago
Indeed. All of the plans I'm making can all change, too.
Person Of Interest 1 month ago
I hope Baron mixes it up with Shaun the Sheep. :)
BrokenTune 1 month ago
Well, I'm sure Shaun and the Gang will make an appearance. Not sure if they mix well with the Baron, tho. One of the two is likely to take fright. ;)
Murder by Death 1 month ago
re: The Accidental Alchemist. The gargoyle is definitely gothic (and very French) but the overall book... modern day Pacific Northwest US. So it's a toss up.

Love the Baron, but I'll miss Shaun and the gang. :D
Person Of Interest 1 month ago
I think AA might work for monsters? Do the monsters have to be bad guys? But I don't think it's really BT's cuppa. Not a bad paranormal cozy, just light reading.
Book Cupidity 1 month ago
Can we get at least ONE Shaun?! Maybe just over the free space? I miss him already.

And "DOH", I excluded locked room mystery because I didn't think I could find one on my shelf, yet The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is glaring at me now. Dang.
Ah! You reminded me I have Ackroyd sitting on my kindle. Locked Room it is.
BrokenTune 1 month ago
Well, I have AA on the kindle, so will read it at some point.
If there is doubt about its Gothickiness, tho, then I will switch to The Castle of Otrando.

Re Shaun v The Baron...Let me just say that The Baron may find it hard to keep the flock in check.
Linda Hilton 1 month ago
That voice, that beautiful, beautiful voice. ♥
BrokenTune 1 month ago
Geoffrey Holder's?
Linda Hilton 1 month ago
Yep. I adore his voice. And Ken Nordine's. I love voices.
BrokenTune 1 month ago
Oh, voices are rather special. I'll have to find out more about Ken Nordine, but Mr Holder's was beautiful.
Lillelara 1 month ago
Yeah, I have to swap my pick for the terrifying women square for a Highsmith. Reading the first couple of pages of Ripley made me realize that she really would be a great pick for that square :)
BrokenTune 1 month ago
Oh, trust me, she is perfect for that square. So, is Shirley Jackson, of course, but with Jackson you always know that it was fiction. With Highsmith, you're can't be that sure.
I'd recommend The Cry of the Owl.

So, you started Ripley? :D
Lillelara 1 month ago
Well, I have to read The Cry of the Owl then :D. Thanks for the recommendation.

And yes, I started Ripley. At the moment he is acting like a complete dork on the beach. I´m enjoying the reread so far.
BrokenTune 1 month ago
Oh, man I just read the beach scene, too. It cracked me up. He's wearing shoes and swimming trunks that H. describes as no bigger than a G-string.
Lillelara 1 month ago
Love that scene :). And it helps to visualize Matt Damon in Speedos ;). The movie isn´t as good as the book, but I have to admit the casting is spot on.
Obsidian Blue 3 days ago
I'm terrible tracking the books I said I was going to read and what was actually read. I should post an updated list.
BrokenTune 3 days ago
LoL. It's not strictly speaking necessary, but I thought it might help me find books for "difficult" tasks as many of the books fit several squares.
Obsidian Blue 3 days ago
It's a good idea!
Tannat 3 days ago
So many books read...:S
charlton 3 days ago
Your card is insane,the Baron is all over!
Person Of Interest 3 days ago
I love the way the gang is hangin' with the Baron from all the different angles! :D You're burning through books like crazy too!!
Rane Aria 3 days ago
Love it! Baron and the Gang so amazing!
BrokenTune 2 days ago
Thanks all. I can't believe how much ground the Baron has covered, either. I guess that is the drawback of only updating once a week.

Also, most of the books I picked this year have been very, very good. That made it much harder to put them down.