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Book Characters Turning Over a New Leaf

24 Festive Tasks: Door 4 – Japanese Culture Day, Task 2: Japanese Culture Day was first held in 1948, to commemorate the announcement of the country’s post-war constitution on November 3, 1946, which was to make a new start for Japan.  Which book did you read this year where someone was searching for or starting […]

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J.J. Connington: Nordenholt’s Million

This was a book I instantly knew I’d be saving for Halloween Bingo after I’d read its back cover blurb. And it proved chillingly topical for our times — it sort of describes the combined effect of Brexit (and Trump in the U.S.), venture capitalism, and a rampant, out-of-control biological pest coming together.  (As a […]

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Halloween Bingo 2020: The Rest of the Game and Wrap-Up

Sooo, that’s another bingo game behind us already!  Many thanks to our game hosts for successfully moving the game from BookLikes to a new venue and organizing one heck of a game despite that venue’s built-in limitations.  I had a great time and would only have wished I could have participated more throughout the game […]

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Ian Doescher: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars — Verily, a New Hope

Verily, a Great Entertainment “CHORUS: As our scene to space, so deep and dark, O’er your imagination we’ll hold sway. For neither players nor the stage can mark The great and mighty scene they must portray. We ask you, let your keen mind’s eye be chief – Think when we talk of starships, there they […]

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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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Martha Wells: All Systems Red

Martha Wells’s All Systems Red is intelligently conceived and redolent with edgy humor, satire, and questions about the nature of consciousness, individuality and, ultimately, the thing that we call a soul: if science fiction is your thing (and if you’ve been living under a rock or for any other reason haven’t read it long before […]

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Scott Lynch: The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora presents an interesting approach to speculative fiction, somewhere on the borderline between fantasy and steampunk, with an exciting plot and well-rounded characters: enough to make me at least contemplate also reading the next books of the Gentleman Bastard series.  However, this seems to be another series featuring excessive […]

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2019: The Books I’ve Been Most Thankful For

24 Festive Tasks: Door 11 – Thanksgiving: Task 2 Tell us: Of the books that you read this year, which are you most thankful for, OR was there one that turned out to be full of “stuffing”? Alternatively, which (one) book that you read anytime at all changed your life for the better?”) With another […]

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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: 10/29/19 – 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: 10/27/19 – Shifters

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Shifters: werewolves, skin-walkers and all other therianthropes. Book list linked here. Supernatural square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1978737/bingo-call-10-27-19

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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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Bingo Call: 10/24/2019 – Doomsday

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Doomsday:  anything related to the end of the world, doomsday cults, or a post-apocalypse world. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1977033/bingo-call-10-24-2019

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Bingo call: 10/23/19 – Aliens

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Aliens: any mystery, horror, suspense or supernatural book that includes aliens, either here on earth, or in space. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1976150/bingo-call-10-23-19

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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: 10/17/19 – 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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Bingo Call: 10/16/2019 – Monsters

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Monsters: This square covers any crytpozoological or mythological creature that isn’t a vampire, werewolf, or demon. Or zombie. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1971023/bingo-call-10-16-2019

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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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Bingo call: 10/11/19 – Cryptozoologist

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Cryptozoologist: any supernatural creature, from Ammit to Ziz. Check out the book lists for monsters, vampires, shifters, or deadlands. Supernatural square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1967686/bingo-call-10-11-19

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Bingo Call: 10/10/2019 – Film at 11

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Film at 11: The idea for this new space comes courtesy of Linda Hilton! Generally, in order to qualify for Halloween bingo, all books must fit into one of the general genres of horror, mystery, suspense or supernatural. This space is filled by any Halloween bingo book that has been […]

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