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Attention All Challengers! S0....life here on the Block has been, shall we say, challenging since I got back from vacation. I cam back to work to no computer (not hooked up after our office move) and my laptop at home has gone on strike. It looks like the Check-in Posts for the Just the Facts & Mount TBR challenges will wind up happening at the end of July instead of the regularly scheduled mid-point. But they are coming. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014 Book Bingo Reading Challenge: Card Covered





Back in February, I completed my first two Bingos for the 2014 Book Bingo Challenge, hosted by Kristilyn from Reading in Winter and Anne from Creativity’s Corner and met my challenge commitment goal. But, as we all know, I'm a glutton for challenges and I knew I'd be making the effort to cover the whole card. With my most recent book review, I filled in the last square on this year's card. If Kristilyn and Anne offer another round in 2015, I'm sure I'll be back for more. Thanks for hosting, ladies!

Here's the full run-down of Squares Completed:

TBR Pile
One Book:
The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1/2/14)

Two Books:
1. The Skeleton in the Clock by Carter Dickson (1/8/14)
2. Dangerous Visions #3 by Harlan Ellison, ed (1/11/14)

Three Books
1. Angels & Spaceships by Fredric Brown (1/12/14)
2. Triumph by Philip Wylie (1/18/14)
3. Seven Footprints to Satan by A. Merritt (1/22/14)

Four Books
1. Death on the Aisle by Frances & Richard Lockridge (1/24/14)
2. The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons by James Francis Thierry (1/26/14)
3. Other Times, Other Worlds by John D. MacDonald (1/26/14)
4. Too Much of Water by Bruce Hamilton (1/27/14)

Five Books
1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1/29/14)
2. Darkness at Pemberley by T. H. White (1/30/14)
3. Gambit by Rex Stout (2/8/14)
4. Death Walks on Cat Feet by D. B. Olsen (2/13/14)
5. Made Up to Kill by Kelley Roos (2/18/14)

Mix It Up
Non-Fiction: The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux (1/20/14)
Classic: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick [classic Science Fiction; 1962 Hugo Winner] (2/27/14)
Reread: Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell (1/13/14)
Free Square: The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton (1/18/14)
Contemporary: Death by Chick Lit by Lynn Harris (2/1/14)

Series:
One Book: The Winter Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine [#12 of Philo Vance series] (1/23/14)

Two Books
1. Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold [#1 of Penny Spring & Sir Toby Glendower series] (2/4/14)
2. Shelf Life by Douglas Clark [Masters & Green series] (2/6/14)

Three Books
1. The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie [Kincaid & James #15] (2/25/14)
2. The Purple Parrot by Clyde B. Clason [Theocritus Lucius Westoborough #4] (2/25/14)
3. To Kingdom Come by Will Thomas [Barker & Llewellyn #2] (2/26/14)

Four Books
1. Vicious Circle by Douglas Clark [Masters & Green series] (3/11/14)
2. The Darker the Night by Herbert Brean [Reynold Frame #2] (3/3/14)
3. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout [Nero Wolfe #2] (3/23/14)
4. The Coral Princess Murders by Frances Crane [Pat & Jean Abbott #18] (4/5/14)

Five Books
1. Murder at the Museum of Natural History by Michael Jahn [Bill Donovan #4] (4/18/14)
2. Dorothy Dixon & the Double Cousin by Dorothy Wayne [Dorothy Dixon #4] (4/26/14)
3. For Old Crime's Sake by Delano Ames [Jane & Dagobert Brown #12] (4/29/14)
4. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin [Eddie Bear #1] (5/6/14)
5. Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell [Dr. David Wintringham #7] (5/16/14)

Genres:
Fantasy: Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm (3/28/14)
Free Square (Science Fiction): Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak (1/6/14)
Historical Fiction: Dandy Gilver & the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson [set in the 1920s] (2/12/14)
Mystery: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (1/5/13)
Romance: Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer (5/1/14)

New Releases:
One Book: The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd [1st US Release: Jan 2014] (3/8/14)

Two Books
1. The Wonder Chamber by Mary Mallory [pub. Jan 2014] (1/15/14)
2. Cursed in the Act by Raymond Buckland [pub. Jan 2014] (2/16/14)

Three Books
1. A Girl Walks into a Bar by Helena S. Paige [pub 2014--first hard copy] (3/12/14)
2. India Black & the Gentleman Thief by Carol K Carr [pub Feb 2014] (3/19/14)
3. A Tale of Two Biddies by Kylie Logan [pub Feb 2014] (3/21/14)

Four Books
1. The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi [1st US edition March 2014] (4/26/14)
2. Whispers of Vivaldi by Beverle Graves Myers [1st release January 2014] (5/21/14)
3. The Corsican Caper by Peter Mayle [May 2014] (6/11/14)
4. This Private Plot by Alan Beechey [May 2014] (6/26/14)

Five Books
1. Decoded by Mai Jia [1st US Jan 2014] (4/5/14)
2. After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman [Feb 2014] (4/5/14)
3. The Mammoth Book of the Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes by Dennis O. Smith [Jan 2014] (4/13/14)
4. Death by the Book by Julianna Deering (4/21/14)
5. Death in an Ivory Tower by Maria Hudgins [June 2014] (7/16/14)

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