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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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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/09 (Day 9): Book Suggestions for the New Squares? Part 2

DARK ACADEMIA Somehow, British universities and public schools seem to provide a particularly fertile ground for this sort of story: * Dorothy L. Sayers: Gaudy Night (Oxford University) * Agatha Christie: Cat Among the Pigeons (private girls’ school) * Nicholas Blake: A Question of Proof (public school) * Edmund Crispin: The Moving Toyshop (Oxford University) […]

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An Altar for Sherlock Holmes

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos, Task 3: Create an altar (either digital or physical) for your favorite book, series, or book character, and post a picture of it.  Inclusion of book cover encouraged. Not exactly a tribute to my photography skills, but, geez, I finally need to make a start […]

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Ready – Set …. GO!

So — turns out we got an early go at trick or treat … yey! Card:   Book Selection Stacks: (… more likely my TBR for the next several years, lol!)   Marker: … and …   Spreadsheet: (There’s bound to be some very basic color coding, too, once a square is called and I’ve […]

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REBLOG: Halloween bingo: Take Your Head Start!

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader   For those of you who can’t wait to start reading! Good news! You don’t have to wait to start! You just have to wait to finish!     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1593741/halloween-bingo-take-your-head-start Merken Merken

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REBLOG — UPDATED: Halloween Bingo Lists by square

Reblogged from: Murder by Death   I posted a few days ago about the lists from last year, but I’ve since created lists for the new squares and I figured it would just be easier to re-do the post from scratch, using the list of squares Moonlight Reader posted in her game announcement. So by […]

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REBLOG: Bingo information!

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader   You can find further information/ask questions about bingo in the bingo group. Some helpful threads: Rules thread: This is the place where you find the rules. If you have a question about one of the bingo rules or a question about game format, post it here! Questions about squares: All […]

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REBLOG: Halloween Bingo Lists

Reblogged from: Murder by Death For last year’s (Inaugural) Halloween Bingo, many of the participants contributed to lists by square, as a resource for anyone struggling to find books that fit. This year, several of the squares/categories are similar to last year’s, so I thought I’d post them here again. These lists can definitely be […]

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Halloween Bingo 2017: My Reading Pool / Shortlist — and My Bingo Marker!

Aaaargh … decisions, decisions.  Ask a Libra to make a snap decision, and you’ll be waiting ’till doomsday. So, in true Libra style, I haven’t managed to narrow my list down to a single book for most of my card’s squares yet — but I’ve at least come up with a pool from which to […]

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Halloween Bingo: For Those Looking to Fill Mystery Squares …

… without necessarily going the whole hog of a novel, or who are looking for a taste of several different things: The British Library recently published several Golden Age mystery short story anthologies, all edited by Martin Edwards, four of which exactly match the bingo squares created by Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue.  They are: […]

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Look!! Isn’t it pretty? Thank you so much, MR!!

Now, as for filling in all those beautiful squares … I think my brain will be going full tilt tonight!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1589507/look-isn-t-it-pretty-thank-you-so-much-mr Merken

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REBLOG: Halloween bingo: game format

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader   Game Format Changes! We’re going to be playing our game a bit differently this year! The first difference is that all of the players will play with a different bingo card! OB & I have come up with 31 reading “squares” that are focused in four broad categories: mystery/murder, horror, Stranger Things (the […]

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MR & OB are at it again……….

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader   We’re shaking up the game this year! Stay tuned!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1588897/mr-ob-are-at-it-again

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Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol (performed by Patrick Stewart)

A “Christmas Carol” for the 21st Century Part of my annual Christmas ritual – and since this year I’m indulging by way of Patrick Stewart’s splendid audio version and the TV adaptation it inspired, here’s my review of the latter … with the added note that my comments on Stewart’s performance in the movie also […]

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BookRiot: Cracking the Names Behind A Christmas Carol

Most of us have grown up with Scrooge’s Christmas Eve escapades. We know the plot, the catch phrases, the every “bah, humbugs!” like the back of our hands. The names Ebenezer, Jacob Marley and Bob Cratchit are now as deeply familiar to us as Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty. We know it all. Or do we? […]

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The Twelve Tasks of the Festive Season — Task the Ninth: The Happy New Year

– Every year you get a little bit older! Read a coming of age novel or any old favorite comfort read to start the new year right. – If you’re feeling brave, post a holiday picture of yourself from your childhood or misspent youth. For Part 1 of this task I listened to the audio version one […]

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Hans Christian Andersen: The Snow Queen

The Twelve Tasks of the Festive Season — Task the Eleventh: The Polar Express, Part 2 – Read a classic holiday book from your childhood (to a child if you have one handy). Alas, I didn’t have a child handy, and Holly was singularly unimpressed, so I just settled down on my couch and read […]

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Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express (Narrated by David Suchet)

  The Twelve Tasks of the Festive Season — Task the Eleventh: The Polar Express: – Read a book that involves train travel (such as Murder on the Orient Express). Well, as it happened I did pick Murder on the Orient Express for this square.  Not that I’m not intimately familiar with the story as […]

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Valley of Fear

The Twelve Tasks of the Festive Season — Task the Sixth: The Hanukkah Reading: Let the dreidel choose a book for you: נ  Nun (miracle): Christopher Paolini – Eldest (audio version read by Kerry Shale) ג Gimel (great): Arthur Conan Doyle – The Valley of Fear (audio version read by Simon Vance) ה He (happened): Ian […]

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The Twelve Tasks of the Festive Season — Task the Sixth: The Hanukkah

Reading: Let the dreidel choose a book for you: נ  Nun (miracle): Christopher Paolini – Eldest (audio version read by Kerry Shale) ג Gimel (great): Arthur Conan Doyle – The Valley of Fear (audio version read by Simon Vance) ה He (happened): Ian Rankin – Even Dogs in the Wild ש Shin (there, i.e. Israel): J.R.R. […]

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