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Abandoned by user 3 years ago
Nice!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thanks. It's and excellent card ... some of the categories will be a challenge. :)
3 years ago
Wow! You're all so organized already! It looks beyootiful. :)
BrokenTune 3 years ago
I've had that spreadsheet set up as soon as Moonlight announced that there will be a Halloween Bingo! :D
The real challenge now is to figure out which special guest will look after The Gang and the Weresheep this year. I am still working on that one.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
@Char: Do you have any recs for Modern Masters of Horror? I'm not sure I should have kept that category.
3 years ago
I don't remember the exact guidelines for Modern Masters but some contemporary horror authors I enjoy are:
Hunter Shea, (but he's more of a creature feature guy, and if you don't like gore, he's not for you),
Mary SanGiovanni (I just read BEHIND THE DOOR which comes out 8.28 and it's not too gory.)
Paul Tremblay (HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS or DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL'S ROCK)
Charles L. Grant (he died in 06, so not sure if that's modern?) but he's known for "quiet horror" and I would highly recommend THE TEA PARTY)
Robert McCammon (THE LISTENER, BOY'S LIFE, USHER'S PASSING, I have more...)
Michael Rowe (ENTER, NIGHT, OCTOBER, WILD FELL)
I have more!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thanks Char.

The Modern Masters of Horror category is "horror published in or after 2000". I'm struggling with this.
I like your recommendation for The Tea Party, but it won't fit here. I'll need to check the other books on your list when I get home, but from what I have seen the Paul Tremblay books look good! :D
BrokenTune 3 years ago
My library has Disappearance at Devil's Rock. That'll be my pick for this then!
3 years ago
Awesome! Disappearance is more of a mystery than anything else, so no gore that I remember. It should be great for you. (I hope!) :)
BrokenTune 3 years ago
I look forward to it!

I'm also adding The Tea Party to my TBR, and I may just have fallen in love with the cover of October. If Rowe is anywhere near as good McDowell, I may need to use his books for a few more squares! :D
3 years ago
Rowe is an accomplished journalist as well as a novelist. October is a novella and the other two are novels. All three are terrific!
It looks like there's another Canadian Michael Rowe, but this is the one to whom I am referring:
https://www.google.com/search?safe=strict&ei=-ldrW5ikDOib5wK9j4uwAQ&q=michael+rowe+novelist&oq=michael+rowe+novelist&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i21k1l2.9632.10670.0.10727.9.9.0.0.0.0.101.589.7j1.8.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..1.8.588...0j0i67k1j0i22i30k1j0i13i30k1j0i13i5i30k1j33i160k1.0.bAAqBLjp52M
BrokenTune 3 years ago
That's the author I looked up, so that fits. The only thing about October....it was published on 31 Oct. 17. I was hoping to use it for New release but the description of the category says "published after 31 Oct 17". LoL. I need to do some re-shuffling. This is why I have a spreadsheet!
"Ways to Die in Glasgow" -- there is no way a book with this title can possibly *not* be a modern noir.

Great list.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Oh, come on I bought the book for the cover. It has the Duke with his cone on it! :D

Thanks.
It's the sort of title, too, that *should* come with the Duke and his cone on the cover ...
BrokenTune 3 years ago
LoL. It was either this book for this square or a trip to the library to finally get around to reading Cold Granite...which I am sure I would not enjoy half as much as a Glaswegian setting, which by universal rule must not take itself seriously in any way.
Hol 3 years ago
I'm thinking I might read Ways to Die in Glasgow. It sounds a lot of fun.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
It does, doesn't it? I hope it is as good as it sounds.
Lillelara 3 years ago
Hastings is in full swing, isnĀ“t he? :D

I really love the combination of your physical card and the digital markers.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Hastings is having a blast. :D

I tried different ways of going all physical but my original stickers were too small and didn't really stand out from the card. This way I get to keep the card and have fun with the photo-editing part, which I do enjoy and look forward to for the Bingo.
Lillelara 3 years ago
Using the physical card in a non-destructive way is important. At least I think so :).
BrokenTune 3 years ago
AWW. How cute they are!
Tannat 3 years ago
Faceless sheep!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Ninja sheep!
Ani's Book Abyss 3 years ago
I love watching the gang pop up with each call. =D
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thanks.
As you may have noticed, two more are standing by, ready to "pounce". :D
3 years ago
Yeah, those sheep are too cute!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thank you. :)
The sheep crack me up.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
:) Me, too!
Lillelara 3 years ago
Hastings + sheep = adorable. They certainly are meant to be together.
Will update!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thank you. :)
Darth Pedant 3 years ago
Woooo! Double congratulations! :D :D
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thank you. :)
3 years ago
Whoohoo! Well done! Sheep everywhere!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thanks, Char. :)
The Captain and the sheep are unstoppable. Congratulations!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
"The Captain and the Sheep" - a good name for a band, too.
Hahaha, true. :)
Murder by Death 3 years ago
They're falling fast now! Congratulations!
Three down, many more in the works. Congrats!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
I'm still only at 2, unless I'm missing one?
Oh, right, two -- I saw a sheep where there actually wasn't any (don't even start ...) So, one more in the works then, though!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
You see sheep where there are none, too? It must be time for the weekend to start.
Hah. So true, that!
Hahaha, so now it is three down after all ... and almost four, too. I think those sheep were just hinting at that yesterday!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
I needed the two books from this week/yesterday/today ... i.e. Brat Farrar and Deep Water and today's call to set these up. :)
Lillelara 3 years ago
Looking good, BT :D
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thank you!
Darth Pedant 3 years ago
Wooo! Hastings and the gang are killing it! :D
BrokenTune 3 years ago
LoL. Killing it indeed. :D
Murder by Death 3 years ago
Picking them off one by one - who knew Hastings had it in him? ;-)

Congrats!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Well, Hastings knew it least of all. ;D

(Sorry.)
Murder by Death 3 years ago
HA! :D
3 years ago
You're heading towards a blackout!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Yup. Reading blackout probably tomorrow or Sat, then just waiting for the other calls to come up! :D
Murder by Death 3 years ago
I've got the Safaris tune "Wipeout" in my head, except I'm hearing "he he he he BLACKOUT"... :D
Murder by Death 3 years ago
(Congrats on the blackout, of course!)
BrokenTune 3 years ago
LoL. Not a bad tune to have stuck in your head ... the blackout version, I mean. ;D
Congrats on the reading blackout -- go team Captain and the Gang!
Lillelara 3 years ago
Ha, we managed to get our reading blackout at almost the exactly same time :D. Congratulations!
Darth Pedant 3 years ago
Me back in September: I hope at least one person gets a blackout!

Me now: Blackouts for everybody! Wooooo! XD Congrats!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thanks all. I did a little happy dance when I finished the last Poirot story - both for the reading blackout AND for the Poirot book being fab! :D
... aaaand congrats on the "real" blackout now as well!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thanks. This was a lot of fun.
It really was. Now let the Captain and the Gang party like there's no tomorrow!
Darth Pedant 3 years ago
WOOOO! Happy Bingo Blackout! :D :D :D
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Thanks! :D
Abandoned by user 3 years ago
Sweeeeet! It's party time with Hastings and the sheep!