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text 2018-09-21 19:30
Moonlight Madness 2018 Bingo Tracking Post

With the Diverse Voices call, I am ONE AWAY from my first bingo! Just waiting for shifters...

 

Book titles link to relevant posts. 

 

Calls:

 

Classic Horror; Cryptozoologist; Cozy Mystery; New Release; Southern Gothic, Terrifying Women, A Grimm Tale, Modern Masters of Horror, Creepy Carnivals, Relics and Curiosities

 

 

Currently Reading:

  

Spellbound: The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Supernatural: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss

 

Called + read (white cat)

 

Classic Horror: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

New Release: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Cryptozoologist: Tricks for Free by Seanan McGuire

Southern Gothic: The Ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb

Terrifying Women: The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie

Free Square: Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz

A Grimm Tale: Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier

Relics and Curiosities: The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett

Creepy Carnivals: Madball by Frederic Brown

Diverse Voices: Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

 

 

 

 

Read + waiting for a call (yellow moon)

 

Deadlands: Midnight Crossroads by Charlaine Harris

Slasher Stories: I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan

Baker Street Irregulars: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer

Ghost Stories: The Walker in the Shadows by Barbara Michaels

Genre: Suspense: Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz

Country House Mystery: Penhallow by Georgette Heyer

13: The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

Shifters: Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz (wild card)

Doomsday: Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz (wild card)

Modern Noir: Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

 

 

 

 

Since we listened to four Alex Rider books on my vacation, I am using Anthony Horowitz as my wild card author!

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review 2018-09-20 23:13
The Marrow Thieves
The Marrow Thieves - Cherie Dimaline

How do you write about the apocalypse when your people have already experienced it? You draw deeply from the past. Filled with historical parallels and rife with metaphors this book broke my heart to pieces in a beautiful way. Dimaline asks questions worth addressing, especially here and now. How do you survive in a poisoned world? How does your culture persist when it is being devoured? How do you live when you are a consumable?

 

Tapping into the teen survival adventure story vein this book also had the qualities of a zombie apocalypse story. How people are dragged away by the whistling recruiters, the scrounging, the running through the woods, the need for self sufficiency even as found family becomes a lifeline, the constant fear of those mindless creatures coming to consume you in the night. It had all the hallmarks of a truly humanistic zombie tale, except the monsters weren't undead.

 

Episodic yet cohesive we get the stories of these characters lives even as we follow them ever North toward hope. I could go into a deep literary analysis, put my degree to good use, but honestly I don't want to. I thought this book was beautifully written and conceived. Best read as an allegory than straight sci-fi this is the sort of take on annihilation only an indigenous author could manage so masterfully. I was intrigued, horrified, and moved.

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text 2018-09-18 14:57
Spoke too soon

It turns out I'll be taking the day off, but not the way I hoped. Nausea sucks. I thought it'd pass and then almost couldn't finish brushing my teeth. Here's hoping the Pepto works and the day improves. -_-

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text 2018-09-17 07:49
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review 2018-09-17 03:08
First comes marriage
Iron and Magic - Ilona Andrews

That was an entertaining "love you/hate you" romp. To be honest, I was not sure about attempting this, because trying to redeem magnificent bastards tends to make them decay, but had to after his show up on Magic Triumphs. I had fun, even if the format resembles a medieval romance with arranged marriage type of thing more than standard Urban fantasy fare (though to be fair, Andrews does usually veer more into the romantic as volumes pass).

 

Most interesting part for me was him analyzing why he failed in Magic Rises.

 

You can not tell me the amount of dogs left is not a 300 allegory.

 

Badass crown for that "Hi, honey" at the end.

 

There was a lot set up here and questions raised as befits a pilot to a new series, but they don't intrude that much if you want to read it as a stand alone.

 

 

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