After my brief break from bingo reading, I finished The Ex Hex for my Read by Candlelight or Flashlight, and 2 short stories from my Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries omnibus for my Locked Room square.
That means: CARD BLACKOUT! I’m done!
I didn’t – really didn’t – think I’d black out my card this year, because I’ve been in a year+ long slump. But I made one significant change this year: I didn’t plan a single read, other than holding off on books I wanted to read until bingo started. As much as I love the idea of book lists, and I love the activity of digging through my books to create these lists, it turns out I really hate being held to them, and it was killing my game enthusiasm.
It also helped, it’s true, that I’ve been on a rather long UF reading streak. 🙂
Now it’s just about waiting on the calls for the bingos to start rolling in.
Squares on my card that have been called: (this list is getting long so I’m putting it in a spoiler tag)
View Spoiler »Black Cat; Tropical Terror; Mad Scientists and Evil Geniuses; Plagues and Diseases; Vintage Mystery; Noir; Gallows Humor; Locked Room Mystery; Creepy Carnivals; Truly Terrifying; Dem Bones; Genre: Mystery; « Hide Spoiler
Accumulative reading table with links to reviews below the card.
|Bingo Square||Date Called||Book Title||Date Read|
|X||Mad Scientists and Evil Geniuses||Sep. 7||Naked Brunch||Aug. 30|
|X||Stone Cold Horror/Creepy Carnival||Sep. 29||Wild Ride||Sep. 1|
|X||Vintage Mystery||Sep. 23||The Filigree Ball||Sep. 16|
|X||Dem Bones||Oct. 2||Independent Bones||Sep. 14|
|Read by Candlelight/Flashlight||The Ex Hex||Oct. 4|
|Murder Most Foul||Charleston Green||Sep. 18|
|Lethal Games||No Nest for the Wicket||Sep. 1|
|Spellbound||The Once and Future Witches||Aug. 31|
|X||Black Cat||Sep. 15||Thornyhold||Sep. 13|
|Relics and Curiosities||On the Edge||Sep. 8|
|Shifters||Naked Brunch||Aug. 30|
|Terror in a Small Town||Agnes and the Hitman||Sep. 3|
|X||FREE SPACE||Like a Charm||Sep. 7|
|Psych / Highway to Hell||Archive of the Forgotten||Sep. 3|
|X||Truly Terrifying||Oct. 1||The Cannonball Tree Mystery||Sep. 5|
|X||Noir||Sep. 24||The Big Over Easy||Sep. 22|
|X||Genre: Mystery||Oct. 5||The Alchemist’s Illusion||Sep. 2|
|Country House Mystery||Murder Most Fair||Sep. 16|
|X||Tropical Terror||Sep. 4||The Mimosa Tree Mystery||Sep. 4|
|X||Locked Room Mystery||Sep. 28||Black Lizard’s Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries||Oct. 5|
|Splatter||Carpe Jugulum||Sep. 9|
|Cryptozoologist||Bayou Moon||Sep. 11|
|X||Plague and Disease||Scourged||Sep. 3|
|In the Dark, Dark Woods||Paper & Blood||Sep. 12|
|X||Gallows Humor||Sep. 25||Murder Most Fowl||Sep. 10|
|Wild Card Spell|
|Bingo Flip Spell|
|Cell Conversion Spell|
|Double Trouble Spell|