Comments: 66
Moonlight Madness 3 months ago
Nice!
BrokenTune 3 months ago
Thanks. It's and excellent card ... some of the categories will be a challenge. :)
Char's Horror Corner 3 months ago
Wow! You're all so organized already! It looks beyootiful. :)
BrokenTune 3 months 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 months ago
@Char: Do you have any recs for Modern Masters of Horror? I'm not sure I should have kept that category.
Char's Horror Corner 3 months 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 months 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 months ago
My library has Disappearance at Devil's Rock. That'll be my pick for this then!
Char's Horror Corner 3 months 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 months 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
Char's Horror Corner 3 months 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 months 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 months 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 ...
Tigus 3 months ago
um, Stringer’s Ways To Die In Glasgow is recommended in Barry Forshaw’s reading guide called Brit Noir, on page 125, in the Scottish recommendations section. so...yuh.
BrokenTune 3 months 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 months ago
I'm thinking I might read Ways to Die in Glasgow. It sounds a lot of fun.
BrokenTune 3 months ago
It does, doesn't it? I hope it is as good as it sounds.
Lillelara 2 months ago
Hastings is in full swing, isn´t he? :D

I really love the combination of your physical card and the digital markers.
BrokenTune 2 months 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 2 months ago
Using the physical card in a non-destructive way is important. At least I think so :).
BrokenTune 2 months ago
AWW. How cute they are!
Tannat 2 months ago
Faceless sheep!
BrokenTune 2 months ago
Ninja sheep!
Ani's Book Abyss 2 months ago
I love watching the gang pop up with each call. =D
BrokenTune 2 months ago
Thanks.
As you may have noticed, two more are standing by, ready to "pounce". :D
Char's Horror Corner 2 months ago
Yeah, those sheep are too cute!
BrokenTune 2 months ago
Thank you. :)
Obsidian Black Plague 2 months ago
The sheep crack me up.
BrokenTune 2 months ago
:) Me, too!
Lillelara 1 month ago
Hastings + sheep = adorable. They certainly are meant to be together.
Obsidian Black Plague 3 weeks ago
Will update!
BrokenTune 3 weeks ago
Thank you. :)
Darth Pony 3 weeks ago
Woooo! Double congratulations! :D :D
BrokenTune 3 weeks ago
Thank you. :)
Char's Horror Corner 3 weeks ago
Whoohoo! Well done! Sheep everywhere!
BrokenTune 3 weeks ago
Thanks, Char. :)
The Captain and the sheep are unstoppable. Congratulations!
BrokenTune 3 weeks ago
"The Captain and the Sheep" - a good name for a band, too.
Hahaha, true. :)
Murder by Death 2 weeks ago
They're falling fast now! Congratulations!
Three down, many more in the works. Congrats!
BrokenTune 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 1 week 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 1 week ago
Looking good, BT :D
BrokenTune 1 week ago
Thank you!
Darth Pony 1 week ago
Wooo! Hastings and the gang are killing it! :D
BrokenTune 1 week ago
LoL. Killing it indeed. :D
Murder by Death 1 week ago
Picking them off one by one - who knew Hastings had it in him? ;-)

Congrats!
BrokenTune 1 week ago
Well, Hastings knew it least of all. ;D

(Sorry.)
Murder by Death 1 week ago
HA! :D
You're heading towards a blackout!
BrokenTune 5 days ago
Yup. Reading blackout probably tomorrow or Sat, then just waiting for the other calls to come up! :D
Murder by Death 4 days ago
I've got the Safaris tune "Wipeout" in my head, except I'm hearing "he he he he BLACKOUT"... :D
Murder by Death 4 days ago
(Congrats on the blackout, of course!)
BrokenTune 4 days 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 4 days ago
Ha, we managed to get our reading blackout at almost the exactly same time :D. Congratulations!
Darth Pony 4 days ago
Me back in September: I hope at least one person gets a blackout!

Me now: Blackouts for everybody! Wooooo! XD Congrats!
BrokenTune 4 days 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