Bingo 2019 Preparty
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/14 (Day 14): Halloween Bingo Reading Snacks and Drinks … Part 2: The Snacks
So, I had to go down to Frankfurt yesterday, and as I had hoped when composing my original post for this prompt, I managed a small side trip to that store. This year’s Halloween snacks now officially include: Orange chocolate / cocoa truffles White chocolate and almond truffles Cocoa and dark chocolate coated almonds Chili, […]Read More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/14 (Day 14): Halloween Bingo Reading Snacks and Drinks?
I don’t know how much reading I’ll be able to get done at home during this year’s bingo, and doubtlessly part of it will be in bed before going to sleep, where I don’t eat anything (and the only drink allowed is mineral water). That said, as we established last year, tea is kind of […]Read More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/13 (Day 13): New Releases?
One recommendation and three expectations: Ann Leckie – The Raven Tower: That rare beast of a newly-released book that worked for me on every level despite all the hype attached to it. Fantasy / supernatural, but without the usual menagerie of magical beasts: instead, an alternative early medieval society and its (very much alive) gods, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/09 (Day 9): Book Suggestions for the New Squares? Part 1: “Paint It Black”
Today’s prompt is for favorite horror reads; that not being much of my thing (outside, perhaps, the gothic classics and anything more edifying or funny rather than scary), I think I’m going to leave that prompt to Char, Bark’s Books (aka Bark at the Ghouls), and the site’s other horror fans. Instead, I’m going to […]Read More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/10 (Day 10): Most Anticipated Read for 2019?
MR suggested a group or buddy read of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments — I’d definitely be up for that. (Ditto Toni Morrison’s Beloved, if it comes to that.) If I can work up the nerve, I may reread The Handmaid’s Tale prior to bingo just so as to have the continuity experience; either way, I’m […]Read More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/07 (Day 7): Favorite Halloween Bingo Authors?
Going by the list of my favorite reads from years past, my favorite Halloween authors so far have been (in alphabetical order and not entirely surprisingly): Raymond Chandler Agatha Christie Arthur Conan Doyle James D. Doss Daphne Du Maurier E.T.A. Hoffmann Shirley Jackson Ngaio Marsh Peter May Sharyn McCrumb Edgar Allan Poe Terry Pratchett […]Read More
Halloween Bingo Pre-Party: second group of prompts!
Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader Since we are coming to the end of the first round of pre-party prompts, I thought I’d better get the second round up and ready! Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931430/halloween-bingo-pre-party-second-group-of-promptsRead More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers – Miscellaneous
These are books I’ve read, but my editions have other covers than those shown here … which are so much more seasonal and atmospheric than mine! Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931398/halloween-bingo-2019-preparty-question-for-08-06-day-6-favorite-seasonal-covers-miscellaneousRead More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers — The Terry Pratchett Edition
Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931392/halloween-bingo-2019-preparty-question-for-08-06-day-6-favorite-seasonal-covers-the-terry-pratchett-edition Narrativium: Where the Falling Angel Meets the Rising Ape – Terry Pratchett and Discworld Project Page Reviews and Blog PostsRead More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers — Mysteries and Crime
Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931388/halloween-bingo-2019-preparty-question-for-08-06-day-6-favorite-seasonal-covers-mysteries-and-crimeRead More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers — Horror / Gothic / Classics
Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931375/halloween-bingo-2019-preparty-question-for-08-05-day-5-favorite-seasonal-covers-horror-gothic-classicsRead More
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-editionRead More
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 […]Read More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/04 (Day 4): Favorites from Halloween Bingos Past?
Oh man. So many! Biggest new discoveries: * Fredric Brown: The Fabulous Clipjoint — huge thank you to Tigus, who gifted his Ed & Am Hunter omnibus to me. Where had Brown been all my life until then? * James D. Doss: Charlie Moon series (via books 6 & 7, Grandmother Spider and White Shell […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More