Halloween Bingo 2017



Taking a page from Themis-Athena, I decided to include my "virgin" bingo card to each update post as a reference; Red Eyes Penni does manage to cover up the entire square, after all, which will make it a bit confusing, being unable to see where each square is.  On that note, I will preface each update post with the unmarked card as part of my intro.

Today we start reading The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett for the Bingo September Group Read.  For more information, I have included a link to the discussion thread and other related links in the appropriate section below.  I assume we'll be reading some form of "thin man buddy read" or something like that.  I haven't exactly started reading the book myself, as I'm determined to finish On the Night of the Seventh Moon before starting into a new book--so far, engrossingly hooking, even while I'm completely frustrated with the main heroine.

Werewolves and Witches were the last two Bingo calls, and the truth is, I hadn't quite decided on books for those two squares, so this might be a little tricky.  Then again, I haven't even caught up with the other squares that have been called yet... and yeah, I know, I don't have to read in order of squares called, but I like having a guide sometimes, and this is working.

Except that the next book I want to start (after cracking The Thin Man's spine) is actually going on be Dear Maggie for the Serial/Spree Killer square, for my own reasons.

So no.  Nothing I decide makes any iota of sense.  Ah well...

 

 

Updated Marked Card:

 


Called Square:  Green Square Border
Read Square:  Red Eyes Penni
Called and Read Square:  Red Eyes Penni in a Green Box

See also the table below for some spreadsheet goodness.  Still looks a little chunky, but I decreased the font, bolded the links, and tried to widen the columns a bit more.  I suck at computers...

Reviews pending:  Blue Dahlia; Garden of Lies

 

Squares/Books/Called Dates/Other Links:


Progress:  8 squares called || 6 books read || 3 squares completed || 0 BINGOs

Bingo Calls Thread

September Group Read | Discussion Thread
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 & group read
Ghost
1-Sep
Blue Dahlia
Roberts, Nora
14-Sep
ghostly Harper Bride
 
Supernatural
 
Arnett, Mindee
7-Sep
supernatural school for magic creatures
 
Diverse voices
 
The Lotus Palace
Lin, Jeannie
 
author is Chinese
             
Cozy mystery
3-Sep
Peters, Elizabeth
7-Sep
tagged 'cozy mystery' on GR
 
Witches
13-Sep
Protecting His Witch
Forward, Zoe
 
female MC is a witch
 
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
15-Sep
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
12-Sep
setting = Victorian London
             
 
Murder most foul
11-Sep
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
       
October Classic horror group read
 
Terrifying women
 
Nine Coaches Waiting
Stewart, Mary
 
horror/gothic written by a woman
Locked room mystery
9-Sep
Shimada, Soji
10-Sep
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:  The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada

 

 

 

Source: http://anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/09/halloween-bingo-2017-update-3-week-two.html