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Aimee and David Thurlo: Second Sunrise

Native American police procedural meets vampires, witches and werewolves.  To give the authors their due, I guess with skinwalkers being a key part of Navajo mythology, it’s a proximate thought to capitalize on the past decade(s)’ vampire craze and go full tilt supernatural / paranormal, and the sequence of events that turns our protagonist into […]

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Halloween Bingo 2020: The Second Week (+1 Day)

Posting this on Monday instead of Sunday again … oh well. I guess after a near-phenomenal first bingo week it was only to be expected that the second week would not be quite as fabulous. Mind you, I’m not complaining — my card is coming together nicely, and none of the books I read this […]

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Michael Connelly: The Night Fire

My bingo pre-read and a very welcome return to Los Angeles — or at least, the version thereof that constitutes the world of Connelly’s characters, which however only ends up making the city a major character of its own in addition to the humans living in it. Harry Bosch may not officially be a cold […]

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Halloween Bingo 2020: The First Week (+1 Day)

This year’s Halloween Bingo started a lot more promising than last year’s with a strong joint entry in Michael Connelly’s Bosch and Ballard series, and in fact, not one of the books I read earned less than a four-star rating — with the standout being Nicholas Blake’s The Beast Must Die, which turned out to […]

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Halloween Bingo 2020: TA’s Game Preparation Post

Note When updating this post during the game, the books actually selected will be highlighted in bold print and with a check mark (√) next to them. Updates Spell invoked: Bingo Flip with Lora — STONE COLD HORROR replaced by READ BY FLASHLIGHT OR CANDLELIGHT Also, as our game hosts have made it clear that […]

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January 2020 Reading

January turned out a bit of a roller coaster in RL, continuing the course things had already taken in December: not quite whiplash-inducing, but with several sickness-prone twists and turns (for however much I’d expected them to materialize) surrounding one major glorious event (which was, however, truly glorious; even if this, too, was something I’d […]

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Bingo Call: 10/31/19 – Genre: Suspense

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Last Call! Bingo is officially over.   Genre: Suspense: anything that fits into the suspense genre. Book list linked here.   Original post: http://moonlightreader.booklikes.com/post/1942289/bingo-call-10-31-19

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Halloween Bingo: Book Selections — UPDATED

Like virtually all of my book consumption this year, my Halloween Bingo books are more or less necessarily going to have to be primarily audiobooks.  So I had a look at my Audible and CD collections what might fit the bill for my card, and here’s what I’ve come up with (mostly new-to-me books but […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019: Tracking Post — Blackout! (And bingos Nos. 12 and 13.)

  Many thanks to Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue for hosting this game for the fourth year in a row, bigger and better than ever before! Witih today’s call, I’ve blacked out my card, in addition to collecting my final bingos (nos. 12 and 13). Somewhat to my surprise, after completing my books for my […]

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Bingo Call: 10/30/2019 – Murder Most Foul

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Murder Most Foul: any murder mystery. Book list linked here.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1980295/bingo-call-10-30-2019

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Bingo call: 10/29/19 – Fear the Drowning Deep

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Fear the Drowning Deep: books with sea-related elements: sea creatures, ships, and sharks. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1979523/bingo-call-10-29-19

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Bingo Call: 10/26/2019 – Terror in a Small Town

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Terror in a Small Town: any horror book where the action primarily occurs in a small town or village. Examples would include: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, It by Stephen King. Book list linked here. Horror square.  (But mysteries & suspense featuring terror / horrific events may […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019: Twenty Fourth Extra Square – Classic Noir

    Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1976204/halloween-bingo-2019-twenty-fourth-second-extra-square

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Bingo Call: 10/22/2019 – Grave or Graveyard

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Grave or Graveyard: Books that have a grave or graveyard on their covers, in their titles, or any book primarily set in a graveyard. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1974989/bingo-call-10-22-2019

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Bingo call: 10/21/19 – Serial / Spree Killer

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Serial/Spree Killer: a sub-genre of crime fiction that involves the detection of serial or spree killers. Book list linked here.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1974141/bingo-call-10-21-19

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Bingo Call: 10/20/2019 – Classic Noir

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Classic Noir: mysteries published prior to 1980 with noir elements, including authors like Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich and Dashiell Hammett. Book list linked here. Mystery square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1973348/bingo-call-10-20-2019

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Bingo call: 10/19/19 – Genre: Mystery

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Genre: Mystery: anything that fits into the mystery genre. Book list linked here.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1973347/bingo-call-10-19-19

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Bingo call: 10/17/19 – Thirteen

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Thirteen (13): any book that relates to bad luck, superstition, or the number 13, either in the title/book/series/page count. Booklist linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1971750/bingo-call-10-17-19

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Halloween Bingo 2019: Sixteenth Extra Square – Southern Gothic

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Bingo call: 10/15/19 – New Release

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   New Release: mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural that was published after 10/31/18. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1969946/bingo-call-10-15-19

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