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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

Why Shoot a Butler?
Georgette Heyer
Whispers Under Ground
Ben Aaronovitch, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Progress: 422/615minutes
Kushiel's Dart
Jacqueline Carey
Progress: 18%
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
Cherie Priest
Progress: 18%
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

My Halloween Bingo Card

I've decided to just keep a single post for my bingo card. Called squares have purple boxes around them and read squares have coloured pumpkins.


I'm back to having my squares called. I was starting to find my card confusing, so I lightened the colour of the pumpkins on squares that haven't been called yet.



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


Diverse voices

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

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


Magical realism

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 mystery

WerewolvesThe Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett


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)




Darkest London: 

Haunted houses: 

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


Amateur sleuth: 


Chilling children: 


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