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text 2018-10-21 17:22
Halloween Bingo '18 - Update #21a

Ok, looks like I'll be starting my "Ghost Stories" book today, because with today's call, if I read it, I will finally get that elusive 4th bingo.



Owl = called, but not read

Jack O'Lantern = read, but not called

Witch/Full Moon = both read and called




Creepy Carnivals - Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie

Baker Street Irregulars - Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Spellbound - Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

Classic Horror - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Amateur Sleuth - The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie

Relics and Curiosities - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

New Release - Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

A Grimm Tale - The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

"13" - An Uninvited Ghost by E.J. Copperman

Gothic - Dracula (BBC Radio Dramatization) by Bram Stoker & Liz Lochhead

Southern Gothic - Be Buried in the Rain by Barbara Michaels

Shifters - Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Free Space - When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris


Ghost Stories

Deadlands - Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Genre: Suspense - Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz


Romantic Suspense

Country House Mystery - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Doomsday - Fracked by Mark D. Campbell

Slasher Stories - The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

Cozy Mystery - Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

Diverse Voices - Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older

Murder Most Foul - Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb


Wild card author (if needed): Agatha Christie

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text 2018-10-21 17:11
PM's Halloween Bingo - Summary of Goals

Well. Not only has the Halloween Bingo been fun, it has really advanced this year's reading goals! For the game, I at least started and "finished" (with reviews) 32 books: 20 audios, 3 ebooks, and 9 bound books. Of those, I DNF'd 5 (one with the intention of going back to try again later), but completely read 27 (25 squares +2 wild cards).



  • 13 books knocked off my 2018 TBR mountain
  • 10 previously unread books from my physical bookshelves*
  • 1 book from my "remembering dad" project
  • 2 Book Riot's "We Need Diverse Books"
  • 2 Banned books
  • 0 Nancy Drew
  • 0 Public Library physical books


Not bad for 7 weeks of reading! I do need to step up my borrowing of physical books from my public library - I borrow plenty of digital media, but I know the library depends on borrowing stats to maintain its funding. 


*One book from my physical bookshelf doesn't count as read/completed, because I pulled it down, looked at it closely, and decided to just put it in my donation box unread because I didn't really want to read it. It was a freebie that I picked up somewhere, years ago, and had been cluttering up my bookshelves since. It counts to my bookshelf TBR project because it's an unread book removed from my shelf. I'm only letting myself buy 1 new book for every 2 I take off my bookshelf in an effort to keep myself from being buried in books. 

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text 2018-10-21 16:35
Halloween Bingo 2018 Update 21 October

Well, Rows 4 and 5 down have all been read and the next book I finish will complete row 3 down and give me a second Bingo. Yay! It will also put me one book away from top row across Bingo, but I have a long way to go to finish that one.


Weird kitty=read, slash=called


Meanwhile I have two books as yet unstarted and only 10 days left. I think Blackout is not in the cards for me. I also have a few long books in progress that may or may not get finished before Halloween.


I think November is going to be for finishing my Bingo books, finishing my Netgalley books, and reading samples.


New Release - Hark! The Herald Angels Scream edited by Christopher Golden

- 4 stars


Darkest London - A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (336 pages)


Country House Mystery - The Magic Cottage by James Herbert (400 pages)


Modern Masters of Horror - White Lies by Jeremy Bates - 4 stars


A Grim Tale - The Second Sister by Rae D. Magdon - 3 stars




Genre: Suspense - The Moor by Sam Haysom - 4 1/2 stars


Terrifying Women - The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (512 pages)


Gothic - Unsettled Spirits by J. Matthew Saunders - 2 stars


Romantic Suspense - Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart - 3 1/2 stars


Dead Lands - End Times: Rise of the Living Dead by Shane Carrow - 5 stars




Cryptozoologist - Loch Ness Revenge by Hunter Shea - 2 stars


Fear the Drowning Deep - Dark Voyage by Helen Susan Swift (260 pages)


Free Space - Dark Ride by P.G. Kassel - 3 stars


Classic Horror - The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - 3 1/2 stars


Baker Street Irregulars - Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab by Columbkill Noonan - 3 stars




Amateur Sleuth - Pieces of Her by Karen Slaughter - 4 stars


Ghost Stories - Trapped in Room 217 by Thomas Kingsley Troupe - 4 1/2 stars


Genre: Horror - The Hermits Creepy Pet by Terry M West - 3 1/2 stars


13 - No. 13 Toroni: A Mystery by Julius Regis - 3 stars


Shifters - The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan - 5 stars




Diverse Voices - The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (832 pages)(N)


Terror in a Small Town - General of the Dead by Richard Gleaves (608 pages)


Supernatural - John Peters In The Land Of Demons by A.H.Matai -1 star


Relics and Curiosities - The Amulet Thief by Luanne Bennett - 2 1/2 stars


Doomsday - Doomsday Anthology by Samie Sands - 3 stars

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text 2018-10-21 16:24
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Dragon Slippers - Jessica Day George

I loved everything about this story and now plan on reading the second book in the series. The main character was great, I loved the dragons and their collections.


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text 2018-10-21 16:16
PM's Halloween Bingo Update #8 Now just waiting for blackout

I've finished reading and reviewing all 25 squares on my card, plus two wild cards, so now it's just a waiting game until my remaining squares are called so I can blackout. I'm still waiting on calls for Dead Lands, Baker Street Irregulars, and Modern Noir.



I've lost track of how many bingos we can get credit for before we get the blackout credits - I think we're allowed 4 bingos individually, then get 4 more when we blackout our cards? Anyway, I'm just going to keep tracking the individual bingos until I blackout. 


1st Bingo: Row 3 across: Suspense, Classic Horror, Free Read, Relics & Curiosities, Supernatural.

2nd Bingo: Diagonal B5-O1: Ghost Stories, Terrifying Women, Free Read, Cozy Mystery, Doomsday.

3rd Bingo: Column O down: Doomsday, New Release, Supernatural, Darkest London, Southern Gothic

4th Bingo: Row 4 across: Genre Horror, Terrifying Women, Murder Most Foul, Creepy Carnivals, Darkest London


With the today's call for Country House Mystery, I get two more:

5th Bingo: Diagonal B1-O5: Country House Mystery, A Grimm Tale, Free Read, Creepy Carnivals, Southern Gothic

6th Bingo: Corners & Center: Country House Mystery, Doomsday, Ghost Stories, Southern Gothic, Free Read


Then, with my last book read and reviewed today for Modern Masters, two more:

7th Bingo: Column N down: Modern Masters, Gothic, Free Read, Murder Most Foul, Amatuer Sleuth

8th Bingo: Row 1 across: Country House Mystery, Thirteen, Modern Masters, Diverse Voices, Doomsday


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