Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
I am so excited about my first Bingo book challenge that I stayed up waaaaay too late last night planning for it, so this morning I am appropriately scarified with my hair standing on end and bags under my eyes.
My only firm rule is to use books that I either already own or can borrow from the library, prioritizing the owned books. Assuming I'm not supposed to make a single book or story fit more than one square on the bingo card, I had to pick some re-reads for a blackout plan, although I can probably get at least one line without re-reading. I am going to compromise by prioritizing books/stories that I have never written a review for.
I don't have a "Reads with Booklikes Friend" yet. Any suggestions? Anyone want to do a buddy read? I see the group read for It, but that one is going to be at the bottom of my list, as I've already reviewed it.
Black cat: The Wednesday Witch; Chew, Ruth
Classic horror: The Tell-Tale Heart; Poe, Edgar Allan
Creepy crawlies: The Moving Finger; King, Stephen
Diverse Authors can be spooky fun: The Good House; Due, Tananarive
Fall into a good book: Fall of the House of Usher; Poe, Edgar Allan
Full moon: The Last Werewolf; Duncan, Glen
Genre: Horror: The Cask of Amontillado; Poe, Edgar Allan
Genre: Mystery: Adventure of Silver Blaze; Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
Ghost stories and haunted houses: Silence for the Dead; James, Simone St.
Gothic: Diary of Ellen Rimbauer; King, Stephen
Grave or graveyard: Nona; King, Stephen
It was a dark & stormy night: Rainy Season; King, Stephen
Locked room mystery: Murder in the Rue Morgue; Poe, Edgar Allan
Magical realism: Maya's Notebook; Allende, Isabel
Pumpkin: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Rowling, J. K.
Read by candlelight or flashlight: The Ghost of Blackwood Hall; Keene, Carolyn
Reads with booklikes friends: ?;
Scary women authors: Witch's Broom; Chew, Ruth
Set in New England: The Fireman; Hill, Joe
Set on Halloween: Cycle of the Werewolf; King, Stephen
Supernatural: Unearthly; Hand, Cynthia
Vampires vs werewolves: The Graveyard Book; Gaiman, Neil
Witches: The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children; McGowan, Keith
Young adult horror: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children; Riggs, Ransom