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Suicide Forest
Jeremy Bates
Progress: 22%
4:50 from Paddington
Agatha Christie
Progress: 52%
Out of this World
J.D. Robb, Maggie Shayne, Susan Krinard, Laurell K. Hamilton
Progress: 92/357pages

Reading progress update: I've read 34%.

Night of the Living Deed - Audible Studios, Amanda Ronconi, E.J. Copperman

Only stopping now because I've started yawning, and I'm afraid I'll fall asleep while listening.

Halloween Bingo '17 - Update #6

With the "witches" call from the other day, I have two officially filled in squares!

 

 

Orange circle = called

Cute Little Purple Monster Dude = read

Combo of the two = 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

Vampires

Murder Most Foul

Ghost

Supernatural

 

Magical Realism

Haunted Houses - The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates

Free Space

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

American Horror Story

Chilling Children

Aliens

Demons

The Thin Man

The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett

Ugh. I did not really enjoy this at all. I didn't think the banter was witty, and the characters were shallow and insufferable. Seriously, there wasn't a single likeable character outside of the dog, Asta. Nick, especially, was a pompus ass, and I didn't see why Nora loved him, nor why every other female character kept throwing themselves at him.

 

Nora had no development and little to do, and the female characters in general were just terribly written.

 

I will admit that I didn't figure out the murderer, but I think that may be because it was so damn convoluted and then wrapped up after the fact by Nick and I was just like, "What?" I was trying to figure out what I missed along the way.

 

And I was just bored by it. That and the fact that I hated every character (except Asta!) pretty much assured that I could not care less who the guilty party was.

 

This book really did not age well.

 

Also...So. Much. Drinking.

 

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 236 out of 236 pages.

The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett

The last line of the book pretty much sums up my opinion of the whole thing.

 

 

"That may be," Nora said, "but it's all pretty unsatisfactory."

(show spoiler)

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 144 out of 236 pages.

The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett

Really the only likeable character is the dog. If forced to pick a human character, I'd have to go with Nora.

Reading progress update: I've read 19%.

Night of the Living Deed - Audible Studios, Amanda Ronconi, E.J. Copperman

Ok, I was wrong before, now I think this is finally getting going.

Reading progress update: I've read 133 out of 236 pages.

The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett

I've had enough for tonight. I feel like I have a hangover, and I haven't drank a damn thing.

Reading progress update: I've read 93 out of 236 pages.

The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett

I know this was written in the 1930's, but it still really jolted me to come across a nasty racial slur.

Reading progress update: I've read 71 out of 236 pages.

The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett

Forgot to say, I'm using this one for the following square:

 

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 27 out of 236 pages.

The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett

So. Much. Drinking.

Halloween Bingo '17 - Update #5

I finally have my first "officially" filled in square!

 

 

Orange circle = called

Cute Little Purple Monster Dude = read

Combo of the two = both called and read

 

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Terrifying Women

80's Horror

Classic Noir

Genre: Horror

Werewolves

 

Monsters

Vampires

Murder Most Foul

Ghost

Supernatural

 

Magical Realism

Haunted Houses - The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates

Free Space

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

American Horror Story

Chilling Children

Aliens

Demons

Murder on the SS Rosa

Murder on the SS Rosa: a cozy historical mystery - a novella (A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 1) - Lee Strauss

This is a prequel novella that I picked up as a kindle freebie awhile back.

 

It was actually quite cute. The series is set in the early 1920's and features a woman named Ginger Gold and her friend Haley Higgins. Ginger is a 30 year old widow who lost her husband in the war. Haley was Ginger's late father's nurse, and the two struck up a friendship. Ginger also had some involvement in the war herself as an operative of some type.

 

This novella (183 pages, according to my kindle) finds Ginger and Haley on a ship their way to London. Ginger is going to settle her father's estate, and Haley to further her medical studies.

 

Along the way the ship's captain winds up dead, and Ginger, along with Haley, and the dashing Inspector Basil Reed sets out to discover the murderer.

 

Oh! And there's a doggie named Boss (short for Boston)!

 

Ginger does put me in the mind of Phryne Fisher, and according to the author, she was influenced by the Miss Fisher tv series, so I guess maybe she was supposed to.

 

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Murder on the SS Rosa: a cozy historical mystery - a novella (A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 1) - Lee Strauss

Fortunately, I took my kindle to work today, and actually had a bit of free time for once, so I got a good chunk of this read.

 

Came home and finished it up.

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 19%.

Murder on the SS Rosa: a cozy historical mystery - a novella (A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 1) - Lee Strauss

Ok, so I'm using this one for Cozy Mystery. Night of the Living Deed will be used for Ghost.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 11%.

Night of the Living Deed - Audible Studios, Amanda Ronconi, E.J. Copperman

Taking awhile to get going, but I think we're finally getting there.

Woman Reading a Book (Date unknown) by Jean-Frédéric Schall (1752-1825) [x]