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text 2019-08-18 10:50
Halloween Bingo - Card & Books - Planned Reads & Tracking Post

 

Many thanks to Moonlight Murder for my lovely card for this year's Halloween Bingo.

As with previous years, I will update this post as we go along - with Harriet & Peter covering squares I have read, and The Gang popping up on squares that have been called.

I am also listing the books I plan to read / have read for each square - with () being planned reads, Italics being books in progress, and bold being books I have read:

 

Row # 1:

 

Southern Gothic: 

Cozy Mystery: 

Dark Academia: (Gaudy Night? Again. OR The Secret History?)

Diverse Voices: (Beloved - Toni Morrison)

Full Moon: (Does Meet Mr. Mulliner count? It does contain at least one proper ghost story - Honeysuckle Cottage.)

 

Row # 2:

 

Genre: Horror: (Dracul - J.D. Barker & Dacre Stoker)

Amateur Sleuth:

Halloween: (Hallowe'en Party - Agatha Christie)

Darkest London:

Black Cat: 

 

Row # 3:

 

Cryptozoologist:  

Locked Room Mystery: 

Free Space:  

Gothic: (The Monk - Matthew Lewis)

Film at 11: (Bell, Book and Candle? or Trilby?)

 

Row # 4:

 

Ghost Stories: 

International Woman of Mystery: (Highsmith of Jackson)

Relics and Curiosities: 

13: (Farjeon?)

Truly Terrifying: (The Remedy)

 

Row # 5:


Spellbound: 

Sleepy Hollow: (Blood Rubies - Michael McDowell)

Creepy Carnivals:

Fear The Drowning Deep: (The Fishermen)

Monsters: (re-read Frankenstein?)

 

 

Unallocated but in progress: n/a

 

Transfiguration Cards available: 3

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text 2019-08-18 01:49
2019 Halloween Bingo Books!

Reading list can be found here. (Subject to--and likely will--change.)

 

 

The remaining nine books are audiobooks (6), ebooks (2), and (1) short story I'm reading from a larger collection (hardcover book), but I am shelving an ebook edition to use for the game--and my reading challenge.

 

Four books are rereads: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, And Then There Were None, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and Key of Light.

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text 2019-08-16 21:44
Halloween Bingo: Does this work for the Doomsday square?
The Necessary Beggar - Susan Palwick

This is the Tor freebie novel for this month, and it looks like it could work for Doomsday. Thoughts?

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text 2019-08-16 21:11
Halloween Bingo 2019 | Tentative Reading List

MY CARD

 

 

 

 

My Bingo Marker

 

 

 

My Called and Read Markers

 

 

 

My Categories & Books

 

(Clicking on the book cover will take you to Booklikes page for the book.)

 

 

 

 

The Furies by Katie Lowe

  

 

  

 

 

        Transfigure to Vampires⇢

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan

 

 

 

 

 

 

The House by Christina Lauren

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Wolf by JA Redmerski

 

 

 

  

 

The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson

 

  

 

      Transfigure to Dark Academia⇢    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killing November by Adriana Mather

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Girls by Riley Sager

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

 

 

 

  

 

  

The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Girl by Chandra Hahn

 

 

 

 

 

Shadowlands by Kate Brian

 

 

 

 

 

The Elementals by Michael McDowell

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe the Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson

 

 

Or

 

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

 

 

  

 

 

  

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

 

 

 

 

    Transfigure to Dystopian Hellscape⇢

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

 

 

 

  

  

The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco

 

 

 

 

  

 

Underland by Chandra Hahn

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint by A. Zavarelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

 

 

 

Or

 

Bunny by Mona Awad

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Conspiracy by Kat Martin

 

 

 

 

  

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

 

 

 

 

But seriously, all these choices are tentative and could be changed out...especially for the books I'm getting from the library.  These all depend on when I get my holds.

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text 2019-08-16 00:06
Halloween Bingo - The Gang Receives a Letter

It is the time of year and the Gang is getting excited about the upcoming Halloween Bingo season. This is always a special time of year. Not only are the Gang excited about the upcoming reading challenges, drinks, snacks, and general merriment caused by the Booklikes community, but this is also the time of year when the Gang meets up with friends and the Weresheep. It's true that the Weresheep has been rather elusive and hardly made any appearances last year, but from what I have been told, the runes foretell a busy season for sightings this October.  

 

 

As you might remember from my last Halloween Bingo post, I believed that the Gang had asked one of their friends to join us for the bingo festivities. This has become a bit of a tradition: two years ago, the Gang was joined by Baron Samedi in the Halloween Bingo celebrations, and last year, our cher ami Hastings added some extra excitement to the game. 

 

 

This year, I was not sure whom the Gang invited. All I knew, was that a letter had been drafted and that I was missing some stamps. 

 

Anyway, as the Gang engaged in the annual tidying of the barn and preparation of the pumpkin patch this morning, a letter arrived:

 

 

 

 Hah! This should be splendid!

 

I have posted the holiday snap behind the "Spoiler Tags". 

 

 

 

(spoiler show)

 

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