Halloween Bingo: Official Post

Squares Called: 09/01- Classic Horror 09/03- Cryptozoologist Squares Read:  09/02- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern  09/03- Jaws by Peter Benchley   09/04- Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater Markers: Called-Not Read=trick or treat bag Read-Not Called=candy Called-Read=black cat I printed out a card and pasted it into my reading journal.  I will be marking that one with…

2018 Reading Challenge

I epically failed my 2017 reading challenge for so many reasons, but I’m not going to list excuses.  I failed, that’s all there is to it.  My yearly goal is always 52 books–one per week– and I plan to stick to that goal.  However, I’m only setting aside about half of that for the Beat…

Review: Hounded

Review: This was a fun read. I’ve read a few of the novellas that accompany the series and I knew I would be in for a treat.   Atticus is a 2100-year-old druid trying to live his best life as a bookstore owner in Arizona.  He lives with his Irish Wolfhound, Oberon, with whom is…

Halloween Bingo 2018 – Update #3

Been seriously slacking, but I finally got a bingo!     Squares Called: 09/01/18- Classic Horror 09/03/18- Cryptozoologist 09/05/19- Cozy Mystery 09/07/19- New Release 09/09/18- Southern Gothic 09/11/18- Terrifying Women 09/13/18- A Grimm Tale 09/15/18- Modern Masters of Horror 09/17/18- Creepy Carnivals 09/19/18- Relics and Curiosities 09/21/18- Diverse Voices 09/23/18- Murder Most Foul 09/25/18- Amature Sleuth…

Review: Beautiful Creatures

Review: I saw the movie years ago and when I learned it was based on a book, I immediately ordered the series… And then it sat on my shelf for years.  [I really need to stop buying books and read the ones I own.   Anyway, I pulled this out for Halloween Bingo as my “Southern…

Fall Magic Book Swap

I received a lovely box from my swap partner.  I got an awesome unicorn coloring book which I can’t wait to remind myself how terrible I am at matching colors.  But I don’t care because coloring is so relaxing and it transports me back to childhood.  I got a beautiful orange scarf that I can’t…

Review: The Blackstone Chronicles, Part 6: Asylum

Review: Reread.   The final “gift” has been delivered to Harvey Connally, the uncle of Oliver Metcalf, but Harvey is certain the gift was actually meant for his nephew.  When Oliver sees the shaving box with a blood-stained straight razor inside, all of the repressed memories came flooding back.   Oliver’s father was a monster…

Halloween Bingo 2018 – Update #2

Squares Called:09/01/18- Classic Horror 09/03/18- Cryptozoologist 09/05/19- Cozy Mystery 09/07/19- New Release 09/09/18- Southern Gothic 09/11/18- Terrifying Women 09/13/18- A Grimm Tale 09/15/18- Modern Masters of Horror 09/17/18- Creepy Carnivals 09/19/18- Relics and Curiosities 09/21/18- Diverse Voices 09/23/18- Murder Most Foul 09/25/18- Amature Sleuth     Called-Not Read=Trick or Treat Bag Read-Not Called=Candy Called-Read=Black Cat  …

Review: Dorothy Must Die

Review: Let’s start with, lately I have seriously had a knack for picking stories told in first person…which I hate.  This was an interesting enough story that it was pretty easy to ignore.  This book was dark, very dark and a teeny bit gruesome. Amy is a teenager from Kansas.  She lives in a trailer,…