My reading mood always surprises me.  When I think I'm going to spend some time finishing up The Camelot Caper, then putting some time into The Tokyo Zodiac Murders, I end up listening to all of The Nightmare Charade whilst playing such computer games as 'Plants vs. Zombies' or 'Garden Defense.'

But no matter, I had been expecting The Tokyo Zodiac Murders to be a slow burn of a read--which is surprising considering how easy it is to read, and how quickly others seem to be finishing it.  But I did eventually finish The Camelot Caper this first week of Bingo--I'm still trying to find the time to start reading Blue Dahlia for the first called square, 'Ghosts,' but this is proving futile.  I think that until I finish The Tokyo Zodiac Murders I'm going to have a hard time moving onto another book, so we'll have to do as much.

Meanwhile, I'm starting a new audio book, Garden of Lies, and wondering what e-book to move onto next as well.

With The Camelot Caper read for the 'Cozy Mystery' square, I have my very first completed Bingo square.  Now to figure out how to get my next one.

 

 

Updated Marked Card:

 


This Halloween Bingo card is brought to you by 'Red Eyes Penni,' who will be marking the squares I have already read books for.  Squares that have been called will be marked with a green square border.  So squares I have completed (read and called) will have a Red Eyes Penni inside a green border.

Each square on my Bingo card are listed in the spreadsheet below, separated into groups of five for each row.

The book titles in the spreadsheet below will link to my review of the book.  I will have reviews out for The Camelot Caper and The Nightmare Charade soon, and will update accordingly.


Squares/Books/Called Dates/Other Links:


Progress:  3 books read || 0 BINGOs

Bingo Calls Thread

September Group Read | Discussion Thread (link coming soon)
October Group Read (link coming soon)

Bingo Square
Called (date)
Title
Author
Read (Date)
How it Fits
             
 
Magical realism
 
Saving Fish From Drowning
Tan, Amy
 
tagged 'magical realism' on GR
 
Classic noir
 
The Thin Man
Hammett, Dashiel
 
hard-boiled, classic noir mystery
 
Ghost
1-Sep
Blue Dahlia
Roberts, Nora
 
ghostly Harper Bride
 
Supernatural
 
The Nightmare Charade
Arnett, Mindee
7-Sep
supernatural school for magic creatures
 
Diverse voices
 
The Lotus Palace
Lin, Jeannie
 
author is Chinese
             
Cozy mystery
3-Sep
The Camelot Caper
Peters, Elizabeth
7-Sep
tagged 'cozy mystery' on GR
 
Witches
         
 
Vampires
 
The Dead Travel Fast
Raybourn, Deanna
 
Transylvania and vampires
 
Country house mystery
 
The Decagon House Murders
Ayatsuji, Yukito
 
closed circle of suspects
 
Haunted houses
 
Black Rose
Roberts, Nora
 
ghostly Harper Bride haunts mansion
             
 
Aliens
 
Castle, Jayne
3-Sep
dust bunnies!!
 
Genre: horror
7-Sep
Smoke and Mirrors
Gaiman, Neil
 
tagged 'horror' on GR
 
Free Space
N/A
Red Lily
Roberts, Nora
 
ghostly Harper Bride
 
Monsters
 
Her Fierce Warrior
Tyler, Paige
 
female MC is an animal shifter
 
In the dark, dark woods
5-Sep
On the Night of the Seventh Moon
Holt, Victoria
 
woods are significant
             
 
Amateur sleuth
 
Just Past Midnight
Stevens, Amanda
 
female MC is a psychologist
 
Werewolves
 
Jaxson
Woods, Alisa
 
book about wolf shifters
 
Gothic
 
The Splendour Falls
Kearsley, Susanna
 
tagged 'gothic' on GR
 
Romantic suspense
 
Hit and Run
Brennan, Allison
 
romance + suspense + mystery present
 
Darkest London
 
Garden of Lies
Quick, Amanda
 
setting = Victorian London
             
 
Murder most foul
 
Every Secret Thing
Cole, Emma
 
there is a murder and a mystery
 
Serial/spree killer
 
Dear Maggie
Novak, Brenda
 
summary mentions serial killer
 
Classic horror
         
 
Terrifying women
 
Nine Coaches Waiting
Stewart, Mary
 
horror/gothic written by a woman
 
Locked room mystery
 
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders
Shimada, Soji
 
death/murder in a locked room

 

 

Currently Reading:

 

 

 

Tentative Bingo Hopefuls:


Magical Realism:  Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
Classic Noir:  The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
Ghost:  Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts
Supernatural:  The Nightmare Charade by Mindee Arnett
Diverse Voices:  The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin

Cozy Mystery:  The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters
Witches:  Undecided
Vampires:  The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn
Country House Mystery:  The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji
Haunted House:  Black Rose by Nora Roberts

Aliens:  Canyons of Night by Jayne Castle
Genre: Horror:  Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
Free Space:  Red Lily Nora Roberts
Monsters:  Her Fierce Warrior by Paige Tyler
In the Dark, Dark Woods:  On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

Amateur Sleuth:  Just Past Midnight by Amanda Stevens
Werewolves:  Undecided
Gothic:  The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley
Romantic Suspense:  Hit and Run by Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin
Darkest London:  Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick

Murder Most Foul:  Every Secret Thing by Emma Cole (a.k.a. Susanna Kearsley)
Serial/Spree Killer:  Dear Maggie by Brenda Novak
Classic Horror:  Undecided
Terrifying Women:  Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
Locked Room Mystery:  Undecided

 

 

Source: http://anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/09/halloween-bingo-2017-update-2-one-week.html