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|
|Ghost Stories||The Sun Down Motel||Sept. 13|
|Dark Academia||Murder 101||Sept. 2|
|Southern Gothic||Sept. 15|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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