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Discussion: Halloween Bingo 2017: Request Your Card!
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created by: The Quilty Reader
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This is the bingo card I created for myself, by way of example. Each card has 24 spaces, with a free space in the middle. Readers can fill the free space with any book that qualifies for any of the 31 squares listed below. You don't have to wait for the call to fill that space!

The 31 spaces:

Locked room mystery: A subgenre of detective fiction in which a crime—almost always murder—is committed under circumstances which it was seemingly impossible for the perpetrator to commit the crime and/or evade detection in the course of getting in and out of the crime scene.

Country house mystery: A closed circle mystery, occurring at a gathering like a house party.

Classic noir: A subgenre of mystery that includes authors such as Dashiell Hammett, James Cain, Raymond Chandler and Cornell Woolrich. Anything that also qualifies as "hard-boiled" will work for this square.

Murder most foul: any murder mystery!

Amateur sleuth: this mystery will have a main character who is not a member of law enforcement.

Romantic suspense: any romance which has a significant sub-plot that involves mystery, thriller or suspense.

Serial/spree killer: any book that involves a serial killer or a spree killer, no matter what genre/sub-genre it involves.

Cozy mystery: a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.

American horror story: horror, set in the USA.

Genre: horror: this seems obvious.

Gothic: any book with significant: a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.

Darkest London: any mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural book set in London.

Modern Masters of Horror: horror published in or after 2000.

Supernatural: mystery, suspense or horror books which include elements that defy current understanding of the natural world, including magic, witchcraft and/or crypto-zoological aspects.

Ghost: any mystery, suspense or horror which involves a ghost, or a character who believes that the events involve a ghost.

Haunted houses: any structure or location that is, or is believed to be, "haunted" qualifies - it doesn't need to be a house.

Vampires

Werewolves

Witches

Demons

Classic horror: horror that was published prior to 1980

Chilling children: any book tagged horror, YA horror or MG horror that includes a child or children as a main character.

Aliens: beings from outer space.

Monsters: any crytpozoological or mythological creature that isn't a vampire, werewolf, or demon. Or zombie.

The dead will walk: basically, zombies.

80's horror: any horror published between 1980 and 1989, or which is set in that time period.
In the dark, dark woods: a mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural book in which a forest/woods plays a significant role, or which has a forest/woods on the cover.

Terror in a small town: horror set in a small town.

Magical realism: a genre which expresses a primarily realistic view of the real world while also adding or revealing magical elements.

Terrifying women: any mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural book written by a woman.

Diverse voices: any mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural book written by an author of color.

All card requests will be taken on the "card requests" thread in the bingo group, which you can find here. I will be posting the spaces on that thread once I get up - this scheduled to drop at 5:00 a.m. my time, since I am the west coast.

You can identify up to 7 squares that you don't want to have included on your card. If you want to be surprised, let me know, and I will create an individual card by randomly excluding 7 squares.
halloween bingo 2017
Cards created:

Lora's Rants and Reviews
Books, Hockey & a Bucketful of Snark
Grimlock (heart) Inhumans
Ani's Book Abyss
Tea, Rain, Book
Rane Aria
Lillelara
Jessica (HDB)
Debbie's Spurts
Reciprocal Love Affair With Books
Whiskey in the Jar Romance
Obsidian Blue
Bark's Book Nonsense
Tannat
Familiar Diversions
Wanda
Char
BrokenTune
Obsession with Words
Linda Hilton
Chris' Fish Place
Let's Talk About Books
Jennifer's Books
Murder By Death
isanythingopen
Themis-Athena
SusanaG
Emerjas
aimeeerickson
Kell's Reading Realm
JL's Bibliomania
Person of Interest
Kitty Horror
XOX
Wyvernfriend Reads
My Never Ending List
Book Cupidity
The better to see you, my dear
Kaethe
Cody's bookshelf
Yodamom Finds Her Force
wolf cubs
100 pages a day ... stephanie's book reviews

If you don't see your card, and your name is on the list, look again. If you still can't find it, let me know & I will repost.
Reserved if needed.
My 7 to exclude please:

1. Locked room mystery: A subgenre of detective fiction in which a crime—almost always murder—is committed under circumstances which it was seemingly impossible for the perpetrator to commit the crime and/or evade detection in the course of getting in and out of the crime scene.

2. Country house mystery: A closed circle mystery, occurring at a gathering like a house party.

4. Murder most foul: any murder mystery!

6. Romantic suspense: any romance which has a significant sub-plot that involves mystery, thriller or suspense.

8. Cozy mystery: a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.

23. Aliens: beings from outer space.

25. The dead will walk: basically, zombies.
My exclusions

Locked room mystery:

Romantic suspense:

Serial/spree killer:

Modern Masters of Horror: horror published in or after 2000.

Monsters:

The dead will walk:

Magical realism:

Already going through what's unread on my Kindle, what I had left over from last year's bingo game, and which classics and favourites I can re-read. I feel a John Wyndham splurge coming on.
It's in a post. I will transfer it over here in a few minutes. Just woke up!
Reply to post #6 (show post):

I deleted my post. I just realized that's where I saw it, sorry!
My Seven to exclude

Locked Room

Classic Noir

Chilling children

Aliens

Modern Masters horror published after 2000

Serial Killers
Wow, going through books collected over years floating around in my cloud. I've got several picked out now.
Hey, I would like to try with comics since this is just for fun. Wanna just surprise me with a card?
Reply to post #10 (show post):

I'll post all of the cards here in a bit! Stay tuned! Grim - sure! I'll put together one for you!
decisions decisions ..but my seven to exclude

locked room

chilling children

aliens

modern masters horror published after 2000

serial killers

Classic Noir
Lora's Rants and Reviews gets the first card!

Books, Hockey & a Bucketful of Snark!

Chris' Fish Place & Rane - that's only six! Do you want to pick one more? If not, I'll just decide for you! :)
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