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The Halloween Creatures Book Tag

Rules: Answer all prompts. Answer honestly. Tag 1-13 people. Link back to this post. ( For me it was SnoopyDoo!) Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)< Have fun!   Witch A Magical Character or Book Terry Pratchett’s witches, particularly Granny Weatherwax. And DEATH (preferably in his Hogfather incarnation). No contest.   […]

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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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Tamora Pierce: Song of the Lioness Quartet

After the disappointment that virtually every bit of YA fantasy I read last year had turned out to be, a somewhat unexpected highlight of my January reading was Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness Quartet.  But I was won over by Alanna (the main character)’s personality and by the fact that Pierce’s approach to creating […]

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Richard Armitage reads Winnie in Winter

Reblogged from: XOX   Richard Armitage reading this bedtime story about a witch in winter. He did a good job telling this story.       Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2035182/post

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Richard Armitage reads Trouble at the Dinosaur Café

Reblogged from: XOX     Richard Armitage read The Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe. Lovely read. The dinosaurs are having a good time at the cafe but the bully Rex comes in. Luckily, Rex is defeated with tickles.     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2035176/post

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Bingo call: 10/13/19 – Baker Street Irregulars

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Baker Street Irregulars: mystery that involves children/teens in crime solving. Book list linked here. Mystery square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1968371/bingo-call-10-13-19

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Bingo call: 9/25/19 – Slasher Stories

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Slasher Stories: books that share the tropes of classic slasher movies: teen characters, indestructible killers and/or multiple victims. Book list linked here. Horror square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1957966/bingo-call-9-25-19

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Bingo call: 9/7/19 – Fear Street

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Fear Street: 1980’s and 1990’s vintage pulp-style series horror, targeted to teens, such as Point Horror, Fear Street and horror fiction that is written/published primarily for a YA or MG audience. Examples would include The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey. Book list linked here. Horror square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1948539/bingo-call-9-7-19

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/12 (Day 12): Classic Crime and Classic Horror Recommendations?

Late to today’s party and most of my really big favorites have already made an appearance in other folks’ posts, so I figured I’ll just list mine and showcase at the top of my post some of the books that haven’t yet been highlighted by others.  By bingo category, with suspense and mysteries together in […]

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All 61 squares revealed: 1 through 18 (New Squares & Horror)

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader   All of the new squares (and scares) have been revealed, and I got these posts put together over the past few days, so I’m ready to reveal ALL OF THE SQUARES! Buckle up, butter cup. A note on book lists: where we have already got a working book list, I’ve […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers — the Harry Potter Edition

Covers of other books to come separately!     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931373/halloween-bingo-2019-preparty-question-for-08-05-day-5-favorite-seasonal-covers-the-harry-potter-edition  

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/05 (Day 5): Favorite Series with Supernatural Elements

Hmmm, are we talking “series” as in “including trilogies and quartets” here, or does it have to be more than that number?  Also, what about works that were intended as one (very long) book but are traditionally broken up into several parts that are published separately (like Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings) and books originally […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/03 (Day 3): Favorite Ghostly Tales?

      As I said in my first pre-party post, I’m not much of a horror reader, and the ghost stories I like almost all either feature a ghost who is the author’s messenger for some larger point, or they’re chiefly characters who have had such an impact on another character’s life, or on […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/02 (Day 2): Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies or Other?

Witches. One of my very first literary heroine was a little witch who manages to get the better of all the bigger, older witches after having been put down by them — the heroine of Otfried Preußler’s Little Witch.  (In fact, I loved that book enough to write my very first fan letter to the […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/01 (Day 1): Mystery or Horror?

  Mystery, definitely. For one thing, I’m a total chicken — I can’t look at blood (not even, or rather, especially not my own, e.g. in medical procedures); and anything shocking, spooky, or otherwise unnaturally unsettling just has me running for the rafters.  That’s particularly true at night — which is when I’m doing a […]

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Crowdsourced: More Books with a Difference — Fiction

You asked, Moonlight Reader?  To quote from one of my additional entries below:  “As you wish …” Without any further ado: Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies When Lillelara added A Place of Greater Safety to her list, I could have kicked myself —  because Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell books were definitely among […]

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My Favorite Books of 2018

24 Festive Tasks: Door 9 – Thanksgiving, Task 1: List the 3 books you’ve read this year you’re most “thankful” for (your favs) or the one book you’ve ever read that changed your life for the better.   2018 was an excellent reading year for me, both in terms of quantity and quality — yet, […]

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10 books by female authors recommended by book bloggers

Reblogged from: BookLikes   There’s no better way of celebrating the International Women’s Day than reading books written by female authors. We’ve looked through the book catalog, your posts and reviews, and women writers tag, and picked 10 great titles written by woman recommended by BookLikes community of book bloggers. What’s your favorite title written by female author? […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 14 – Dies Natalis Solis Invicti

Tasks for Dies Natalis Solis Invicti: Find the sunniest spot in your home, that’s warm and comfy and read your book. –OR– Take a picture of your garden, or a local garden/green space in the sun (even if the ground is under snow). If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, take a picture of your local […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 12 – Saturnalia

  Tasks for Saturnalia: Wear a mask, take a picture and post it. Leave a small gift for someone you know anonymously – a small bit of chocolate or apple, a funny poem or joke. Tell us about it in a post. –OR– Tell us: If you could time-travel back to ancient Rome, where would […]

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