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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 With another full month to go in the year, it may be a bit early to do this task, but a substantial number of the books I’m going to be reading in December will be Christmas rereads, so here we go. The books / authors I […]

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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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Bingo Call: 10/08/2019 – Demons

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Demons: Any book involving demons, demonic possession or other such elements. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1965084/bingo-call-10-08-2019

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Bingo call: 10/7/19 – Diverse Voices

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Diverse voices: written by an author of color. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1965082/bingo-call-10-7-19

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Bingo Call: 10/06/2019 – Sleepy Hollow

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Sleepy Hollow: this is the new version of set in New England, with a shout-out to that most New England of all stories, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1963890/bingo-call-10-06-2019

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