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The Mist
Stephen King
Progress: 30%
Marked In Flesh (A Novel of the Others)
Anne Bishop
Out of this World
J.D. Robb, Maggie Shayne, Susan Krinard, Laurell K. Hamilton
Progress: 92/357pages

Halloween Bingo '17 - Update #17

Only one space with no marker of any kind, and 8 books left to read!

 

 

Witch/Full Moon = called

Fall Leaf = read

Pumpkin = both called and read

 

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Terrifying Women

80's Horror

Classic Noir - The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Genre: Horror

Werewolves

 

Monsters - Sleepy Hollow: General of the Dead by Richard Gleaves

Vampires

Murder Most Foul - 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

Ghost - Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Cooperman

Supernatural - The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

 

Magical Realism

Haunted Houses - The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates

Free Space - Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Modern Masters of Horror

Gothic - House of Many Shadows by Barbara Michaels

 

In the Dark, Dark Woods - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Witches - Night Shift by Charlaine Harris

Serial/Spree Killer - The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

Cozy Mystery - Murder on the SS Rosa by Lee Strauss

Classic Horror - The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

 

Darkest London - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

American Horror Story - Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones by Richard Gleaves

Chilling Children - Sleepy Hollow: Rise Headless and Ride by Richard Gleaves

Aliens - The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Demons

(Audiobook) The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw - Henry James, Richard Armitage, Emma Thompson

aka Words, Words Everywhere.

 

I've read my share of VIctorian Era writing, so I am quite familiar with just how wordy it can be. But this...this was beyond. Honestly, had I been reading this as opposed to listening to it I'd have DNF'd it for sure. Even with the superb narration, there were a few times I had to back up to listen to a passage again.

 

As for the story itself...it was okay. I like--and yet also find it quite maddening--that the story is left open to interpretation. And I'm not quite sure just what I think actually happened just yet. I waffled back and forth while reading the book, but have no firm thoughts as of now.

 

Anyway, 2 stars for the story itself, and the extra star is for Emma Thompson's excellent narration.

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

The Turn of the Screw - Henry James, Richard Armitage, Emma Thompson

I just need Classic Horror to be called and I will have my second bingo!

 

Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

The Mist - Stephen King

Reading progress update: I've read 60%.

The Turn of the Screw - Henry James, Richard Armitage, Emma Thompson

Reading progress update: I've read 33%.

The Turn of the Screw - Henry James, Richard Armitage, Emma Thompson

This book is certainly very...verbose, isn't it?

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 512 pages.

Marked In Flesh (A Novel of the Others) - Anne Bishop

Good grief, y'all, I must be losing it. I am actually ready to start this book--the fourth--and not the fifth one. I...I don't know how I got confused about that, but when I read the first few pages of the fifth one I was like o.O.

 

 

So...let's try that again, shall we?

 

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 397 pages.

Etched in Bone  - Anne Bishop

I've put off starting this one since it's the last in the series--featuring these characters at least.

 

SCRATCH THAT!! WRONG BOOK! I REPEAT WRONG BOOK!!

 

Halloween Bingo '17 - Update #16

 

Witch/Full Moon = called

Fall Leaf = read

Pumpkin = both called and read

 

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Terrifying Women

80's Horror

Classic Noir - The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Genre: Horror

Werewolves

 

Monsters - Sleepy Hollow: General of the Dead by Richard Gleaves

Vampires

Murder Most Foul - 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

Ghost - Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Cooperman

Supernatural - The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

 

Magical Realism

Haunted Houses - The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates

Free Space - Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Modern Masters of Horror

Gothic - House of Many Shadows by Barbara Michaels

 

In the Dark, Dark Woods - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Witches - Night Shift by Charlaine Harris

Serial/Spree Killer - The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

Cozy Mystery - Murder on the SS Rosa by Lee Strauss

Classic Horror

 

Darkest London - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

American Horror Story - Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones by Richard Gleaves

Chilling Children - Sleepy Hollow: Rise Headless and Ride by Richard Gleaves

Aliens - The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Demons

(Audiobook) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving

I've listened to this every year since I got it--four years now. Tom Mison is what makes this book for me. His narration is absolutely delightful.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving

 

 

A Good Book (1905) by Paul-Gustave Fischer [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 0%.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving

Yessss...read to me, Tom Mison!

 

Halloween Bingo '17 - Update #15

1. BookLikes is incredibly sloooooow right now.

2. I guess I'll be starting my "Werewolves" book next!

 

 

Witch/Full Moon = called

Fall Leaf = read

Pumpkin = both called and read

 

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Terrifying Women

80's Horror

Classic Noir - The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Genre: Horror

Werewolves

 

Monsters - Sleepy Hollow: General of the Dead by Richard Gleaves

Vampires

Murder Most Foul - 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

Ghost - Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Cooperman

Supernatural - The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

 

Magical Realism

Haunted Houses - The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates

Free Space - Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Modern Masters of Horror

Gothic - House of Many Shadows by Barbara Michaels

 

In the Dark, Dark Woods

Witches - Night Shift by Charlaine Harris

Serial/Spree Killer - The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

Cozy Mystery - Murder on the SS Rosa by Lee Strauss

Classic Horror

 

Darkest London - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

American Horror Story - Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones by Richard Gleaves

Chilling Children - Sleepy Hollow: Rise Headless and Ride by Richard Gleaves

Aliens - The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Demons

The Secret Adversary

The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie

This is the fourth of five Christie novels I have planned for Halloween Bingo, and the first Tommy and Tuppence novel I've read.

 

I quite enjoyed it, though Tommy and Tuppence were at bit...much at the beginning. Once things got more serious and down to business they were much more bearable.

 

I prided myself because I was sure I'd figured out who the big bad was well before the reveal, only to change my mind later on, only to then discover I'd been right to begin with!

Reading progress update: I've read 158 out of 158 pages.

The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie

Done!