Tentative bingo list

I managed to stick to my TBR for all except the Cozy Mystery.

I've apparently been tucking Brian Keene away for a while.



Amateur sleuth: In the Shadow of the Mountains by MR Graham

Serial/spree killer: A Terrible Beauty by Graham Masterton

Cozy mystery: either #4 or 5 of the Deadwood books by Ann Charles

American horror story: The Red Church Scott Nicholson

Genre: horror: Ghoul by Marc Alexander

Modern Masters of Horror: Ghoul (2007) by Brian Keene

Supernatural: Darkness on the Edge of Town by Brian Keene

Ghost: The Case Files of Thomas Carney by Cleo Wolfe

Haunted houses: Drummer Boy (Littlefield) by Scott Nicholson

Vampires: Flesheaters and Bloodsuckers Anonymous by HC Hammond

Werewolves: The Wolf's Hour by Robert McCammon

Witches: Hag's Trail by Daniel Fox

Demons: Demon by Erik Williams

Classic horror: Some of Your Blood (1961) by Theodore Sturgeon

Chilling children: House of Reckoning by John Saul

Aliens: Tritium Gambit by Erik Hyrkas

Monsters: Gecko by

The dead will walk: Dead Sea by Brian Keene

80's horror: The Keep (1982) by F. Paul Wilson

In the dark, dark woods: Castaways by Brian Keene

Terror in a small town: Torment by Brett McBean

Magical realism: Wolves Beneath Chicago by Jack Lehman

Terrifying women: Daddy Won't Kill You by Caroline Gebbie

Diverse voices: The Old Forrestal Place by Jessie Tan


Free Square: I haven't decided yet, but these look promising:

Urban Gothic by Brian Keene

Ratcatcher by V.J. Chambers

Reading progress update: I've read 14%.

Skeen's Return - Jo Clayton

Setting this aside.

Maybe it'll be better if I read book 1 first.

Sweet! Thank you Moonlight Reader!


Reading progress update: I've read 85%.

Optical Delusions in Deadwood - Ann Charles


Finishing up on this one.

This one is much more entertaining than sea spiders.


"I was glad to see someone else on the receiving end of the slap-happy fairy. My cheek still stung from her last visit."


Slap-happy fairy 




Not recommended

Spider Legs - Clifford A. Pickover, Piers Anthony


A very unsatisfactory ending.

The last 'fight' scene with spider was incredibly tedious, if a bit gross.

evaginate is a new word for me and the images it invokes make me laugh.



Reading progress update: I've read 80%.

Spider Legs - Clifford A. Pickover, Piers Anthony


 Still skimming, though the info dumps have mostly taken a pause for some action.


We have two bouts of extreme hypothermia that were recovered from unbelievably fast, and a kid had his intestines sucked out through his abdomen.  'Bout damn time.


We also have another budding romance.

Reading progress update: I've read 67%.

Spider Legs - Clifford A. Pickover, Piers Anthony


I've been skimming.


More science and tourism dumps, the most stilted and unbelievable romance scene ever (I have no idea if they actually had sex), and the cherry on top:


Captain Calamari (seriously?), captain of the ferry who waxes poetic about the mechanics and I think the history of this particular ferry.


On the upside, the giant sea spider is following them (with it's creator being carried in it's shell WTF?) so hopefully someone is about to get ripped apart and/or eaten alive.

Reading progress update: I've read 51%.

Spider Legs - Clifford A. Pickover, Piers Anthony


I think this is going to be a DNF.


I don't care anymore what the giant sea spider does unless it eats the authors next.


I'm sure New Foundland is an amazing place, I would actually like to visit.

but I don't want a lecture on arctic marine biology and a tour guide.

My last roll: 5: 27: Adventureland

To the King a Daughter - Andre Norton, Sasha L. Miller


Once again I will be climbing Tarzans Treehouse.


Rolled 6: space 22: Tomorrowland Station

Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's) - Jodi Taylor


Read a book that involves timetravel.


I really enjoyed this one.

Hopefully there will be more about Mrs. Partridge and Mrs. De Winter in book 2.

And the Shakespeare manuscript.


So many places I would like to visit.

The library at Alexandria would be wonderful.

A SAFE location to observe dinosaurs.

Ancient America, or Ireland.


Rolled 7, Chance, Cozy Mystery

Nearly Departed in Deadwood  -  C.S. Kunkle, Ann Charles


That was fun, but every male in the story needs a good slap.


Roll 24: Mainstreet: Read a book that takes place in a small in the USA

Rogue's Hollow - Jan Tilley


Those little road side stores might hide secrets that you don't want to know about!

Nice and creepy small town secrets.

The ending was good while leaving the actual outcome up to the reader up to a certain point.


Roll 23: Frontierland: Big Thunder

The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains - Owen Wister, Gary Scharnhorst


The Virginian is almost too good to be true - he's almost too perfect.


But a good story if you like westerns.


DNF at 53%

Shardik - Richard Adams


Half of the inner ramblings (yes, we know you're an idiot, get over it and move on!) and the info dumps about the bear cult could have been removed without losing anything of the story.


Maybe I'll try this again later, but I doubt it.




Roll 21: Waterworks

Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind


Read a book with water on the cover.


I wish I hadn't waited so long to read this.

Wonderful sword and sorcerer type fantasy.

Reminds me a bit of The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams, but with more humor.


I did sometimes want to shake the old wizard til his teeth rattled.

I wonder how old he actually is.



Just barely sci fi

The Dreaming Jewels - Theodore Sturgeon


This is probably the most emotionally charged science fiction I've ever read.


No creepy clowns at the carnival, but the end made me want to cry twice.
First time for sadness, then out of happiness.

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Winds of Fate
Mercedes Lackey