Halloween Bingo 2020: October 4th update

I did some more switching around.  For some reason I had it in my head that the Halloween square had been called, and as you can see on my card, it’s all I needed for a Bingo.  But I didn’t feel like re-reading Revenge of the Cootie Girls just now, so I grabbed Sympathy for the Devil by Jerrilyn Farmer, one of my favorite old cozy mysteries.  Well, as my fellow Bingo players know, Halloween hasn’t been called yet, but now I’ve got it done, with a bingo all set to go.

I also finished my reads for Romantic Suspense and Cozy Mystery this weekend, with two new reads: The Turquoise Mask by Phyllis A. Whitney, and The Falcon Always Wings Twice by Donna Andrews, respectively.

Not at all sure what’s next.  I’ve gotten a lot of new books this week I’m itching to read and none of them work for my remaining squares, leaving me in the touch position of requiring self-discipline and focus.   Pffftt.  Maybe my locked room mystery…

Calls made so far that are on my card:


*Note: I’ve removed Psych in favour of Romantic Suspense, as it’s the square I flipped, and American Horror Story has been transfigured into Spellbound

How it works:

If I read a square that hasn’t been called yet, a ghost of stickers-yet-to-come will appear; once the square has been called, the sticker will become fully corporeal.  (Alas, this only works in regular browsers, but I’m in too deep to try to do something different now.)  As the squares get ticked off, a fully formed image will appear.  Previously, I posted the finished image, but this year I’m going to leave it a mystery.

Below is the table that will summarise the books I’ve read for each square, and note if I took advantage of one of the Spell Pack cards, and which one.  Book Titles link to my review of the book here.

Bingo Square Date Called Book Title Date Read
Row #1
Genre: Suspense
Ghost Stories The Sun Down Motel Sept. 13
Dark Academia Murder 101 Sept. 2
Southern Gothic Sept. 15
Row #2
Darkest London
Black Cat
Cozy Mystery The Falcon Always Wings Twice Oct. 3
X Genre: Mystery Sept. 3 Quick Study Sept. 5
X International Women of Mystery Sept. 7 The Betel Nut Tree Mystery Sept. 10
Row #3
Grave or Graveyard Sept. 14
X Deadlands Sept. 29 Staked Sept. 29
X In the Dark, Dark Woods Sept. 13 Imaginary Numbers Sept. 12
X Psych / Romantic Suspense Sept. 6 Turquoise Mask Oct. 2
Row #4
American Horror Story/Spellbound Ink & Sigil Sept. 17
A Grimm Tale Burn Bright Sept. 27
It was a Dark and Stormy Night
X Monsters Sept. 18 Half-off Ragnorok Sept. 25
Trick or Treat Sept. 16
Row #5
Country House Mystery
X 13 Sept. 1 The Thirteen Problems Sept. 6
Locked Room Mystery
Halloween Sympathy for the Devil Oct. 4
X Murder Most Foul Sept. 5 Extracurricular Activities Sept. 3

The Spell Pack cards are below – I’ve used a border in the same color as the card to mark the squares where I’ve used one.

Cards used:
Bingo Flip:  Lillelara has agreed to trade my Psych square for her Romantic Suspense square.

Transfiguration Spell: Used to transform American Horror Story into Spellbound

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