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Tannat

Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

Death of an Airman
Christopher St. John Sprigg
Progress: 77/253pages
The Science of Discworld
Terry Pratchett, Jack Cohen, Ian Stewart
Progress: 32/385pages
Children of Time
Adrian Tchaikovsky, William Henry Hudson
Progress: 284/990minutes
Alas, Poor Darwin: Arguments Against Evolutionary Psychology
Hilary Rose, Steven Rose
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

My Halloween Bingo Card

Two bingos: first row & second column

 

Called squares have purple boxes around them and read squares have coloured pumpkins. The contrast of the yellow against the square background wasn't working in some cases, so I switched to green. Light pumpkins still indicate read but uncalled squares. Additional books read for a square are marked with tiny pumpkins of different colours.

 

 

 

I don't have a good way of marking the called squares and I can't find a way to mark multiple reads (where they'll actually be visible and not just make a confused mess) on the version of my card with the other pumpkin markers so I'm just going to use it as the (hopefully) less confusing version to show when I black out. Or pumpkin out.

 

 

Completed reads have links to reviews (however short they may be); in-progress reads are in italics.

 

Diverse voices: Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef by Cassandra Khaw [Southeast Asian author[

Murder most foul: The Germanicus Mosaic by Rosemary Rowe [several murders take place]

Cozy mystery: A Knit Before Dying by Sadie Hartwell [cozy mystery that takes places in a small town where MC runs a yarn shop]

Serial/spree killer: The Lamp of the Wicked by Phil Rickman [at least one serial killer]

Locked room mystery*: Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie [woman murdered in her room that can only be accessed via the courtyard]

 

Magical realismFoxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobook) [urban fantasy set in the "real" world]

Classic noir: The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett [lots of drinking and man's man stuff]

Vampires: Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett [there are vampires]

Country house mysteryClouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayer

Werewolves: The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett [werewolves in Uberwald, Angua]

 

In the dark, dark woods: The Iron Hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis [creepy Teutoberg forest scenes]

Witches: The Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell [Judith is a witch]

Free Space: Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobook)

Supernatural: Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobook) [magic is pretty supernatural]

Monsters: Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard [star-demons and ahuizotls (both Aztec supernatural creatures]

 

Darkest London: Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobook) [set in London]

Haunted houses: The Lost Child of Lychford by Paul Cornell [haunting in the church, haunting in Judith's house]

Genre: horror: The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell [Ripper-style killings]

Demons: Lucifer Vol. 2 Children and Monsters [the devil and other demons]

Terrifying women: Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer [female author]

 

Amateur sleuth: Whose body? by Dorothy Sayers [Peter Wimsey]

Aliens: Sundiver by David Brin [some characters are aliens]

Chilling children: 

Gothic: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen [gothic novel parody]

Ghost: Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobook) [ghosts of Nicholas Wallpenny, Henry Pyke]

 

*Additional Books

Locked Room Mystery: Murder of a Lady by Anthony Wynne [murder in a locked room]