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text 2018-08-26 21:10
Signups for next round of Bookshelf BINGO are open over on goodreads

Signup thread is here until September 7.  Starts the 12th.  Moderator's message:


Source: www.goodreads.com/topic/show/19510331-bingo-r17-sign-up
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text 2015-08-26 21:27
Bookshelf BINGO call is for Urban Fantasy Shelf...
Better Homes and Hauntings - Molly Harper

...and this book fits the bill.  (Okay, so do hundreds of others on my TBR but library borrows get preference).

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review 2015-08-22 22:56
Review of "Staying Dead" (Retrievers, #1) by Laura Anne Gilman
Staying Dead - Laura Anne Gilman

This reader's personal opinion, ©2015, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Google Play, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers* 


I was delighted to read more of main character, Wren, and her current and back story. On that front, the book didn't disappoint. And it looks like series is gearing up to feature more of PB and the fatae, which could be a plus. The story itself, not really my taste. More mystery and tracking down clues; murky politics and conspiracy theories — even a super secret agency coming into the mix along the lines of a star chamber (not PUPI which was completely absent from this different timeline story arc).


Lousy in the romance department with the heat level of fifth graders angsting the like-like-know-don't-like-you-like crap.


Wren was more fun and more independent in the other series—and did more "retriever" work than tracking down clues and conspiracies.


Well written and a lot of interesting bits to the characters and the worldbuilding. I have no clue if I'll be pursuing series. Not immediately pursuing, I keep my mystery/conspiracy-theory books spaced way apart because not my favorites reading despite the interesting bits I might pursue later.


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text 2015-08-19 22:16
Just off library wait list ... and fits BINGO call
Staying Dead - Laura Anne Gilman

Serendipity!  It's a spinoff featuring a morally questionable character from the PUPI series I liked that began with Hard Magic - Laura Anne Gilman .  So I expect I'll enjoy.

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text 2015-08-19 21:31
The Book Shelf BINGO call book for today is ...

Hell if I know yet.  The call is "Dark & Stormy.  Read a book: featuring 'DARK' or 'STORM' (or any variation of either ~ IE: stormy, darkness, etc) in title, series or author name or a black or grey cover."


Probably, instead of staring at book-covers, I'll lurk and just read whatever someone else is.

Source: www.goodreads.com/topic/show/14971686-bingo-r12-shelf-announcements?comment=138905986#comment_138905986
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