Halloween Bingo Update: BINGO #4!



Oct 15

Vampires gives me bingo #4.


 Oct 11

Far left column.


Oct 9

2nd column from the left!


Oct 5

Unless I've mis-marked something, here's where I'm at.


These books are giving me some really weird dreams - a fat, albino rat bunny dancing in my goat barn is the oddest so far.  

The trek I took through a town last night involving killing a wolverine with an arrow made of grass and trying to get out of the house of a giant but not really a giant was right up there in weirdness.


Bottom row bingo!


Getting there - some just haven't been called yet. 


This is going to be like last year - how many can I read before getting a bingo.

I suppose if I looked at the rows or columns when choosing it would help.



Called:                 Read but not called              Called and read




Ghost: The Case Files of Thomas Carney by Cleo Wolfe

Cozy mystery: Better off Dead in Deadwood by Ann Charles

In the dark, dark woods: Castaways by Brian Keene

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

Chilling children: House of Reckoning by John Saul

Genre: horror: Urban Gothic by Brian Keene

Witches: Hag's Trail by Daniel Fox

Werewolves: Lila the Werewolf by Peter S. Beagle

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

The dead will walk: Dead Sea by Brian Keene

Diverse voices: The Old Forrestal Place by Jessie Tan

Aliens: Tritium Gambit by Erik Hyrkas

Haunted houses: Drummer Boy (Littlefield) by Scott Nicholson

Serial/spree killer: A Terrible Beauty by Graham Masterton

Terror in a small town: Torment by Brett McBean

American horror story: The Red Church Scott Nicholson

Monsters: Gecko by Ken Douglas

Vampires: In the Shadow of the Mountains by MR Graham

Magical realism: Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris Book 2) Jim C. Hines

80's horror: A Crying Shame by William W. Johnston

Free Square: The Keep by F. Paul Wilson

Supernatural: Darkness on the Edge of Town by Brian Keene

Amateur sleuth: Deadly Gamble – Charlie Parker by Connie Shelton

Halloween Bingo: Amateur sleuth

Deadly Gamble (A Charlie Parker Mystery #1) - Leslie Lenz, Connie Shelton


We're drowning in minutiae here.

And the solving of the mystery is not particularly exciting.

The couple parts that could have thrown a nice twist into the works were glossed over, on seemed to be added just because.


Maybe because she's an accountant, even though she works for a PI, and they're supposed highly detail oriented, right?

Geez, 2 cliches in a row.


Because they were mean?



I managed to get through it, but I'm reminded of one of the reasons I don't read a lot of mysteries.


DNF at 87%

The Mystery of Hollow Oak (The Green Beans, 1) - Gabriel Gadget



I was going to use this one for Amateur Sleuth, but no attempt at solving the potential mystery even started until after 50%.

It was almost all about Little League and the most cliche 10 year olds and suburban homes on the planet.


When the kids finally head out, there's no build up - there go tearing through the woods about 11pm and meet bigfoots cousin who wants them to help save the woods.


Nope, done.

Halloween Bingo: Supernatural

Darkness on the Edge of Town - Brian Keene


Trapped in the dark with no way to leave town and the only one who knows anything is a nutty homeless guy.

Watch your neighbors slowly turn into savages as the darkness slowly insinuates itself in your minds.

The barrier isn't solid but anyone who crosses it never returns.


This was way better than Under the Dome.


Halloween Bingo

The Keep - F. Paul Wilson


Not quite a vampire in the traditional sense, but a nice tale about where the vampires legends may have originated.


This one takes place during WWII in Romania.


Since I already filled my vampire square, I will use this one for my Free square.


Halloween Bingo: 80's horror

A Crying Shame - William W. Johnstone


The missing link may have been found in a swamp in Louisiana.

And they need women.


A mercenary hired to wipe them out finds himself without a boss and falling for the ex-boss's sister.

Love blossoms among the blood, guts and gore.

But this is not a romance.



Halloween Bingo: Magical realism

Codex Born - Jim C. Hines


Finding out more about Gutenberg - the supposed creator of libromancy.

Maybe he wasn't so altruistic after all.

We learn more about Lena the dryad.


The devourers are getting stronger.

Magic metal bugs and animals, I felt sorry for the wendigos (go figure), and pissed off werewolves.


Being able to use the magic of belief contained in books would be the coolest super power ever.


I don't like spiders, but I want Smudge.

And maybe a pet miniature dragon.



Halloween Bingo: Vampires

In the Shadow of the Mountains - M.R. Graham


Sometimes they're hiding in plain sight and they're not all bloodthirsty maniacs.


Why this one isn't we are not told.

Apparently it has something to do with his sister.






Halloween Bingo: Monsters

Gecko - Ken Douglas


After the 'there's no way' unbelievability of the actions of the police officer(s), it picks up nicely into overcoming a supernatural 2 in 1 entity of Maori lore from New Zealand.




Reading progress update: I've read 58%.

Gecko - Ken Douglas


What started out fun has deteriorated into incredibly irritating.


This may be a DNF - there are less annoying monster stories out there.


And if he calls geckos slimy lizard things one more time I'm going to scream.

(I'd throw  it across the room, but I can't afford a replacement Kindle at the moment)

They may be related to lizards, but they are not slimy.

That would be a newt.


Halloween Bingo: American horror story

The Red Church - Scott Nicholson


The sins of the father passed down 4 generations.

An old cult has been hiding in the shadows, and it's time for the old families to make their sacrifices.


Although, how she gave birth to the little girl and then Archer I'm not sure.

She would have to be WELL over 140 yrs old.

Maybe I missed something.


Whatever this thing is it seems to just periodically show up somewhere in the world to entertain itself. 



Halloween Bingo: Terror in a small town

Torment - Brett McBean


Strangers beware.

Here there be monsters.

And not the type that reside under the bed.


Ancient voo doo in a small Georgia town comes up against modern day sadists? psychos? assholes? tyrants? and murderers who control the town.


I'm not quite sure I understand all the logistics, but shouldn't Darlene be dead?

And tin cans don't have on and off lids - not sure how that was working out.


And what about the animals?


The leaders fate was very satisfactory.  Fuckwad..



Halloween Bingo: Serial/spree killer

White Bones (Katie Maguire) - Graham Masterton


13 special women boned out alive (ack!) to raise the witch Morgana who will grant you whatever you request.


It took them 80 years, and they came so close.


I thought it was one of the officers working with the America woman - who it actually was turned out to be almost a surprise.  I only had it half right.


Banned Book Week Sept 24-30

Read a banned or challenged book this week!

Most of Stephen King's older stuff is on a list, so you might even be able to fill a bingo square.



Halloween Bingo: Haunted Houses

Drummer Boy - Scott Nicholson


Some wars never end.

And deserters eventually have to face justice.

Sometimes the ghosts really can hurt you.


A small town in South Carolina (I think) becomes a recruitment site during a Civil War re-enactment festival.


After everything Hardy went through, I wonder if Donny ever recovered.


Halloween Bingo: Aliens

Tritium Gambit - Erik Hyrkas


Could use some editing, but a fun read.


Hallucinogenic vines that come in every flavor imaginable.

Giant killer venomous snakes that can be controlled by little porcupine people.


If Max's metabolism runs that high, he should have been dead by starvation ages ago.


More gore than usual for science fiction, but wendigo's can be messy eaters.



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