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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Halloween Bingo 2019 - Tracking Update #2

Not many squares on my card have been called as of yet, but I've been reading like a fiend and ticking off squares as I go.  I have had to plan or purpose and in fact have been doing a lot of spontaneous re-reading of old favourites, so strategically ... well, let's just say I have no strategy.


I still don't have anything to read for Creepy Crawlies so I'll likely use a transfiguration spell for that square; I just have to make sure I don't have more squares than spell cards.  I have a couple of possibles for the Black Cat square, but find myself lukewarm about them both.


In the meantime, I've finished my Murder Most Foul and Magical Realism reads, and since I re-read Clean Sweep over the weekend, I'll put that to work on my Shifters square.  I feel like when I get home tonight, I'll probably start on my Psych square book (also a re-read).


For my BookLikes tracking post, I'm going to rely on what I did last year, building an overall image as boxes are called.



Squares are greyed out until they're called.  

Called squares will be full-strength.


Read but not called squares will be greyed out below.

Once a square has been called and read, I'll move that piece from below to cover the square. 


My markers this year are pieces of a full image, seen here:




My tentative plan for what I'm reading.  I think there's going to be a lot of re-reads in the mix, given my current mood.  After I've read for a square, I'll hyperlink to the review.



Bingo Square

Date Called

Book Title

Date Read

Row #1







Sweep of the Blade

Sep. 3 


Read by flash/candlelight





Dark Academia





Black Cat

Sep. 8 

No Escape Claws



Country House Mystery


Envious Casca


Row #2





Ghost Stories

 Sep. 1

Lost Among the Living

 Sep. 1


Paint it Black


Dark Triumph

 Sep. 1


In the dark, dark woods


Mortal Heart

Sep. 3 







Murder Most Foul


St. Peter's Fair

Sep. 9 

Row #3







Clean Sweep

Sep. 7 









 Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens’s London

Sep. 11 


Fear the Drowning Deep


Death on the Nile???



Amateur Sleuth

 Sep. 4

The Book Supremacy


Row #4







Sapphire Flames

 Sep. 5


Creepy Crawlies

 Sep. 3




New Release














Row #5





Magical Realism


Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

Sep. 9 




Silence for the Dead

 Sep. 11


Full Moon


Such is Death



Darkest London


An Act of Villainy



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