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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 #5

I'm so far behind, life is close to lapping me at this point, both in the virtual and real worlds.  The good news is - I finally got a bingo!  Woot! Progress!  


In other news, I went away for a girls-reading weekend in historic Castlemaine last weekend and picked up a few books, while MT and our beekeeper friend wrangled a swarm that took up residence in our orange tree earlier in the week.  Separate posts on those adventures are forthcoming.


In actual bingo related news, while I have at this point only the one bingo, I'm just two books away from a reading blackout, so while I've been MIA in general, I have, at least been reading.  I'd have blackout already, but I fell down a Kate Daniels reading vortex of which I've only just surfaced from; 16 books back to back, and I'm not burned out, which is a compliment to the authors.


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






 Sep. 15

Sweep of the Blade

Sep. 3 


Read by flash/candlelight

Sep. 20 

Magic Bleeds

Sep. 23 


Dark Academia

Sep. 24 

Hex Hall

Oct. 3 


Black Cat

Sep. 8 

Murder in the Reading Room

Sep. 19 


Country House Mystery

Sep. 13 

Envious Casca

Sep. 17 

Row #2





Ghost Stories

 Sep. 1

Lost Among the Living

 Sep. 1


Paint it Black

Sep 28 

Dark Triumph

 Sep. 1


In the dark, dark woods

Sep. 26 

Mortal Heart

Sep. 3 




Summoned to Thirteenth Grave

 Sep. 21


Murder Most Foul


St. Peter's Fair

Sep. 9 

Row #3







Clean Sweep

Sep. 7 




Magic Strikes

Sep 20 




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

Sep. 11 


Fear the Drowning Deep


Magic Burns

Sep. 19 


Amateur Sleuth

 Sep. 4

The Book Supremacy

Sep. 14 

Row #4






Sep. 22 

Sapphire Flames

 Sep. 5


Creepy Crawlies

 Sep. 3

Kill The Farm Boy (Tales of Pell, #1)

Sep. 19 


New Release

 Oct. 15

Game of Bones

Oct. 7 











Row #5





Magical Realism


Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

Sep. 9 



Sep 16 

Silence for the Dead

 Sep. 11


Full Moon

 Oct. 2

Magic Stars

Oct. 1 


Darkest London

Sep. 17 

An Act of Villainy

Sep. 25 


Baker Street Irregulars


Demon Glass

 Oct. 4