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Witch
Barbara Michaels
Progress: 33/234pages
The Elementals
Michael McDowell, R.C. Bray
Progress: 16%

Reading progress update: I've read 85%.

A Nearly Normal Family - M.T. Edvardsson

The mom's part of the book covers the court case, and I'm just like...

 

 

That said, I've had an inkling of how I think this may play out since the end of the daughter's perspective. We'll see if I'm right.

Halloween Bingo '19 - Update #5

I'm up to three officially filled in squares!

 

 

Witches' Brew = called, but not read

Vampire Ghost = read, but not called

Witchy Frog = both called and read

 

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Terror in a Small Town -

Supernatural -

Baker Street Irregulars -

Darkest London -

Demons -

Genre: Horror - Floating Staircase by Ronald Malfi

Vampires -

Modern Noir -

New Release -

Dark Academia -

Southern Gothic -

Magical Realism -

Free Space -

Genre: Suspense -

Creepy Crawlies - Infested by Mark R. Faulkner

American Horror Story -

Spellbound - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Relics and Curiosities -

Black Cat -

Paint it Black -

Stranger Things -

International Woman of Mystery - Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie

Creepy Carnivals - Killing at the Carnival by L.A. Nisula

Film at 11 -

Read by Flashlight or Candlelight -

 

Transfiguration spells available = 3 (used 0)

 

 

Floating Staircase

Floating Staircase - Ronald Malfi

*this is not exactly a review

 

I'm waffling between 3.5 and 4 stars on this one. I'm going with the 4 for now.

 

This was a really enjoyable, fast paced read. It was quite sad in some parts and pretty spooky in others. While I really enjoyed the book and had a hard time putting it down, I felt there was some thing missing that would have given it that extra oomph.

 

I definitely do want to check out some of this author's other books, though. I really liked his writing style.

Reading progress update: I've read 492 out of 492 pages.

Floating Staircase - Ronald Malfi

I sat down and finished this as soon as I got home from work.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 389 out of 492 pages.

Floating Staircase - Ronald Malfi

GAH! Why do I have to go to work tomorrow!?

Reading progress update: I've read 194 out of 492 pages.

Floating Staircase - Ronald Malfi

Reading progress update: I've read 75%.

A Nearly Normal Family - M.T. Edvardsson

I've reached the end of the daughter's segment. I'll wait and start the mom's part tomorrow.

 

Dad's part was the first 39%, the daughter has the next 36%, and the mom will have the final 25%, I'm assuming.

 

This is definitely a slow-burn book, and I am so eager to see how all these pieces fit together and what actually happened.

Reading progress update: I've read 60%.

A Nearly Normal Family - M.T. Edvardsson

Only managed 3% today, and I'm bummed, because I really need to know: Did she do it? And if not, who did?

Reading progress update: I've read 89 out of 492 pages.

Floating Staircase - Ronald Malfi

A Reader (1877) by Albert Joseph Moore, A.R.W.S [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 57%.

A Nearly Normal Family - M.T. Edvardsson

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 492 pages.

Floating Staircase - Ronald Malfi

This one is for:

 

Halloween Bingo '19 - Update #4

 

Witches' Brew = called, but not read

Vampire Ghost = read, but not called

Witchy Frog = both called and read

 

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Terror in a Small Town -

Supernatural -

Baker Street Irregulars -

Darkest London -

Demons -

Genre: Horror -

Vampires -

Modern Noir -

New Release -

Dark Academia -

Southern Gothic -

Magical Realism -

Free Space -

Genre: Suspense -

Creepy Crawlies - Infested by Mark R. Faulkner

American Horror Story -

Spellbound - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Relics and Curiosities -

Black Cat -

Paint it Black -

Stranger Things -

International Woman of Mystery - Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie

Creepy Carnivals - Killing at the Carnival by L.A. Nisula

Film at 11 -

Read by Flashlight or Candlelight -

 

Transfiguration spells available = 3 (used 0)

 

Killing at the Carnival

Killing at the Carnival: A steampunk traditional cozy mystery (Cassie Pengear Mysteries Book 1) - L. A. Nisula

This was just...okay. The mystery was actually decent, but the characters were flat and lacked depth. And as I mentioned in an earlier update, that while this is the first book in the series, there were allusions to past cases Cassie helped out on, which left me a bit bewildered at times. I felt that I was starting the series in the middle.

 

It's also not really steampunk at all. There's a few mentions of steam powered things, but it doesn't seem to be a huge part of the world building.

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Killing at the Carnival: A steampunk traditional cozy mystery (Cassie Pengear Mysteries Book 1) - L. A. Nisula

Reading progress update: I've read 79%.

Killing at the Carnival: A steampunk traditional cozy mystery (Cassie Pengear Mysteries Book 1) - L. A. Nisula

The book ends at 79%, and the remainder is filled with a short story.