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Halloween Bingo update on 10 Sept

Another square done. 

 

Cozy Mystery is really not my cup of tea, 

 

Goodnight Nobody - Jennifer Weiner  Goodnight Nobody - Jennifer Weiner  

 

This book should come with warning label that said not suitable for anyone who is logical or rational and expect the same for other people.

 

Here is an update on the card. 

 

Cat - Read but not called

Bat - Called but not read

Claw - Called and read 

 

Cozy mystery with no cat or dog on the cover

Goodnight Nobody - Jennifer Weiner

I picked Goodnight Nobody for Cozy Mystery square.

 

 

An unsolved murder of a woman in suburbia. 

 

I have this for ages in the TBR pile. But this is really not my usual cup of tea and I would leave this on the self for another few years if it is not for this Halloween Bingo. 

 

Now start reading. I hope this wouldn't be a fast read. 

 

Oh crap. 

 

This woman Kate character is annoying and stupid. She found a dead body and there is a clue. What she did with the clue? She pocketed it before the police could find it.

 

Why? Because the clue involved her ex-fd. She is now married with children and when there was a note with her ex-fd no on it, instead of allowing the police to their work, she hide the evidence. 

 

Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. 

 

She told this to her friend Janie. Janie is also a stupid woman who called the murder fabulous because it is a juicy story. What horrible, airheads are these characters? 

 

What's wrong with them? 

 

Excerpt:
"As far as my fellow mommies were concerned, saying you were bored was admitting to being about two steps away from drowning your babies in the bathtubs, something so sinful and forbidden you could never 'fess up to it'. But here I was, 'fessing', "I;m bore, and this murder, while horrifying, is also the single most interesting thing that's happened here...".

 

I hate this book. 

 

What's wrong with this woman?

 

Why is she so pathetic? She had sex with her husband, and not satisfied. Instead of finding help with the relationship, she kind of get on with it.  

 

This is boring me to tears. 

 

These women are pathetic, annoying, and so full of crap.  I hate this book. Katie bumped into Evan, her ex-bf. 

 

Seriously? Even characters in books should have a mind to nurture, and think of something other than how she look and going after handsome men.

 

These two women are insufferable. The murder investigation progress slowly. Evan finally fond her and want to rekindle their relationship even when he knew she is married. 

 

The best friend Janie get revenge on the ex-bf Evan because he wanted to marry his current gf? Seriously. Selfish, illogical, inconsiderate, reacting without really thinking through on what they were doing. 

 

Horrible book. I don't understand who would like this kind of story when women are stupid bitches, and men are just handsome body with dick. 

 

Bad mother and horrible bitch this Katie character is. She act like she is privileged and demand everyone to accommodate to her needs. She bully her way in the bus and asked men to give her seats for her and her children. I hope there is no such woman in real life or I would have to tell this bitch that it is her own fault that she got pregnant and didn't get an abortion. Having children is her choice and she has to live wit that decision, no one else has to be inconvenienced for her poor life choice. They don't have to give up their seats for this bitch or her young-lings.   

 

She didn't really detect but get wide swing and missed, while getting herself and her friend in danger. 

 

The ending is a bit fast and no clue would bring you to that conclusion. It is a mess and only the 3rd chapter is readable as it contain less stupid bitch stuff. 

I really don't get why men, Ben the husband, Evan the ex-bf, would want anything to do with such pathetic stupid woman. This is anti-feminist kind of book. 

  

Horrible horrible book. Do not read this book as you it would give you wrong impression of what American women are like in real life. 

 

This book give a disservice to full time mom, working mom, and men. The men in this book is nothing more than cardboard character from some boxer ads. Horrible. Lack of imagination and understanding of how the world work.

 

Shallow. That's the word I would use to describe the world view of this book. Shallow. 

Halloween Bingo update 9 Sept

I finished reading for the square for Ghost and get my first read and called. 

 

Update.  9 Sept Bingo call. Not on any of my square. 

 

 

Last bingo call on 7 Sept didn't fall onto any of square on my card. 

 

 

Updated card.


Cat - Read but not called

Bat - Called but not read

Claw - Called and read 

 

 

 

 

Is Seth dead and wake up in hell?

More Than This - Patrick Ness

 

 

 

After seeing what other picked for Diverse Voices, mostly Black writers, I kind of get what this Diverse Voices square means.

 

I changed my mind and read this for "Magical Realism" square. This is a mystery if this boy Seth is dead or alive and in danger. I got this book on the TBR pile for too long. 

 

Looking forward to this. 

 

Change my mind about it and would read another book for this square. 

Odd Thomas: "I see dead people."

Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz

 

Odd Thomas can see ghost. He sometimes helped ghost to find their killers so that they could reach the next stage, whatever that is. 

 

This is the first book of the Odd series focusing of a nice nature young man Odd Thomas. The style is like a autobiography. It is kind of nice to see a not so scary ghost story. 

 

Only 20% in. But I'm in. I didn't know about this series until I watched the movie on TV. I missed Anton. 

 

Finished. This is a good read. A bit too much on the cult thing but one has to explain why there is danger and why Odd has to get involved. 

 

I like the part about Odd's parent. Very selfish and cruel, that make Odd even odder when he turned out to be kind and good. 

 

Enjoy reading this. I'm going to go through the series eventually. 

 

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Halloween Bingo update - 5 Sept

New call: 

 

 

Updated. 

 

Cat - Read but not called.

Bat - Called but not read. 

 

Dresden battling vampires

Changes - Jim Butcher

I read this for the Vampire Square 

 

 

 

Harry got to meet his ex, who had a big surprise for him.  He got her knocked up years ago and she didn't tell him that she was pregnant. 

 

Now she is back because their child got kidnapped. 

 

Harry is desperate as the child was not kidnapped by ordinary bad guys. She is kidnapped by vampires who wanted to make her a human sacrifice. 

 

So the up and down and quest and battle are all for saving this one child that Harry didn't knew about until a day ago. 

 

Good story. The writing is good and I like the humor and the hat tipping to LOTR. 

 

I started this series late and still have a few to go through. 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Bingo update - 4 Sept

Another book finished. 

 

Evan Smoak is now trying to save himself

In my previous post, I misunderstand what Diverse Voices mean. Now I see what other readers pick and revised this to Free Square.

Also, this is a second read. 

 

 

 

The Nowhere Man: An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak) - Gregg Hurwitz 

The Nowhere Man: An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak) - Gregg Hurwitz  

 

First one, I done on ebook. I just couldn't get into it that much. 

 

Then I bought the book, Read it again. This is actually pretty good. 

 

It is about kidnapping Evan who is usually quite capable for helping himself and other. 

 

This time, he got a call for a kidnapped girl who is being sold. He was going to stop this operation of human trafficking when he himself got kidnapped.

 

Fun ride. He is not detective or PI. Just a trained government agent who is tired of running black op. 

 

Fun to see how he interact with the bad guys. 

 

He did solved crime by chasing after those bad guys. For him, the client, who didn't pay him, is his priority. So he is more focus on what he knows rather than having case load and OT approval. 

 

Updated Halloween Bingo

Cat - Read but not called

Bat - Called but not read. 

 

 

 

First call 1 Sept 

 

Second call 3 Sept 

 

 

Two friends trying to find two boys who got kidnapped 10 years ago

Home - Harlan Coben

I read this for Amateur Sleuth. 

 

My previous post is based on my misunderstanding of what the square Terrifying woman means for other people. Fixed. Hope I got this right this time. 

 

 

 

 

 

It fits the bill as it is about 2 boys missing. 

 

The two main characters are both men. Given.  Myron and Win are best friends. 

 

Win's nephew was kidnapped along with his friend Patrick 10 years ago when they were both six year old. 

 

Now Win got tips that someone who looked like Patrick was found. By finding Patrick, he wanted to find his nephew too.

 

There is quite a bit of twist in the story. Once the readers are settle that Win and Myron are the good guys, the story is a fun ride. The language is trying to be hip and more like a crushed ice cocktail rather than a good pour of whiskey. 

 

That's a certain feel to it especially when the relationship between Myron and Win was described as bromance. 

 

The scary bits are linked to the discovery of how this happened.  

 

Another good read. 

Halloween Bingo started
Halloween Bingo started

The first bingo call is Ghost. 

 

Marked. 

 

Read this for Murder Most Foul. 

 

 

The Drop - Michael Connelly  The Drop - Michael Connelly  

Harry investigating a possible suicide or is it homicide?

The Drop - Michael Connelly

 

Read this for Murder Most Foul. 

Harry is back to cold case. 

 

And he kind of like it because investigation is what he does best.

 

He is being assigned to cold case, only to be pulled into another investigation.Some he dislike, has pushed he weigh around to get him to investigate a case that's going to rule as suicide. There is indication that it was the case. 

 

The story moved a long well with Harry not letting go of the other case and keep going at it. And there is interesting clues along the ways to lead the readers follow Harry's logic. It is almost like taking a ride at the back seat of Harry's car. 

 

So enjoy the ride. 

Myron act as a good guy detective

Promise Me - Harlan Coben

This is way better than I thought it would be.


The main character Myron is a good guy and a normal responsible person that it very easy to relate to. Also the twist of the plot is really good, as the clues are placed like breadcrumbs along the way.

Not to spoil the plot too much. The perspective is from the main characters point of view. There are guns and side kick, that I like a lot. And the reference to Batman only add to my liking of this book. Who wouldn't want a nosy neighbor turned out to be Batman. (Anyone? I guess not.)I going to be read more of this writer as his work is entertaining. Not big movie kind of entertaining, it could be as nearly as good as Castle but fall short of Mentalist.

I Used to Be a Fish - Tom Sullivan, Tom Sullivan

This is so cute. This is a book for 3 years old and up and it talks about evolution. 

 

 

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Nice one. 

 

 

Halloween Bingo

My card. Look how pretty it is. Thank you Moonlight Reader

 

 

 

 

 

The list (incomplete) 

 

Terror in a small town - Broken Promise or Some of us just live here
Murder most foul -The Drop 
Series spree killer - Dearly Devoted Dexter  or Dexter in the Dark 
Witches - Small Favor
Diverse voices - Nowhere Man 

 

Vampires - Chances 
The dead will walk -  The Burning World 
Were-wolves - The Wolves of Midwinter 
Monsters - Desolation 
Supernatural - Grave Peril


Cozy mystery - Goodnight Nobody or Scarecrow 
Ghost - Odd Thomas or Odd Hours
Magical Realism - Some of us just live here or How to break a dragon's heart or Worlds Collide 

Free Square - ? 
In the dark dark woods - the Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountain 

 

Aliens - I am Number Four or United As One
American Horror story - Brother Odd or Making Something Up
Demons - Demon Road or Damned
Amateur Sleuth - Home 
80's horror - Darkest Fear 

 

Classic horror - Forever Odd 
Chilling children - More Than This Or Hollow City
Modern masters of horror - Fireman

Terrifying women - Career of Evil 
Gothic - Proven Guilty 

 

I have picked my markers.

 

Read and called:  

 

 

Read not called. 

 

 

Called not read: