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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here's how I did with #wintercosy, #wintercleardown, #longdarknights and #brightcolddays bingo cards in the month of December! #wintergames #snowangels

I still have January to work on finishing #wintercleardown but I thought I'd post my progress.

Thanks to @Emilymdxn and @Puddlejumper for hosting these challenges!

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A Small Death in Lisbon | Robert Wilson
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Pickpick

This is a complex and gripping mystery/thriller spanning two timelines that eventually merge. Some parts are quite disturbing and graphic, but I enjoyed learning more about Portugal's history in the second half of the 20th century.

I chose this book for the “wartime mystery“ prompt of #CloakAndDaggerChristmas. @Ruthiella

#wintergames #snowangels #longdarknights @Emilymdxn

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Brightest Fell | Seanan McGuire
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Mehso-so

A novella in the October Daye series. If you've read the earlier books in this series, this is a pretty interesting story about cyber-Dryad April O'Leary, but if you hadn't, the storyline would probably be incomprehensible.

#wintergames #snowangels #longdarknights @Emilymdxn

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An English Murder | Cyril Hare
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I really enjoyed this final selection of the #goldenagecrimeclub. The mystery was intriguing, the characters had depth and the commentary on English society and politics was especially interesting. I was also amused by the fact that it was a Christmas setting but everyone was absolutely miserable! @Mitch

#wintergames #snowangels #longdarknights @Emilymdxn
#DashingDecember @Andrew65

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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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I loved rereading this Christmas-themed horror story as our #snowangels buddy read, and the audiobook narration by Kate Mulgrew was excellent. I especially enjoyed spotting all the Stephen King references. Joe Hill is SK's son, and I'm sure the character Tabitha was a nod to his mother.

#wintergames #longdarknights @Emilymdxn
 @Texreader @5feet.of.fury @Nessavamusic @sblbooks @MsRadioSilence @CogsOfEncouragement

TheAromaofBooks I didn't realize this one took place during Christmastime! 4mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
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BookmarkTavern Love Kate Mulgrew! 4mo
5feet.of.fury Soo good! Mulgrew did all the voices so well! 4mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 4mo
Andrew65 Excellent 🎄🎅🏼🎄 4mo
kwmg40 @TheAromaofBooks Christmas is a major theme in this book. Great for accumulating those #wintergames word search points! 4mo
kwmg40 @BookmarkTavern @5feet.of.fury Mulgrew is great. I loved her narration of Joe Hill's The Fireman too. 4mo
kwmg40 @DieAReader @Catsandbooks @Andrew65 Thanks for stopping by! 4mo
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The Hidden Staircase | Carolyn Keene
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Pickpick

I did a reread of this 2nd book in the Nancy Drew series for both #NancyDrewBR and #CloakandDaggerChristmas. It's a low pick for me. It was enjoyable, if a bit dark compared to others in the series, but the mystery was not all that compelling.

#wintergames #snowangels #longdarknights @Emilymdxn @Ruthiella @Librarybelle

Ruthiella I read this for the NancyDrewBR too! 🎅🏻💀🔪🎄 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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Librarybelle Hooray! And, it fit a lot of prompts and challenges! 4mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
BookmarkTavern This brings back memories! ❤️ 4mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 4mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 4mo
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I'm using this collection of British Christmas-themed mystery stories for #CloakandDaggerChristmas. A few of the stories were mediocre but most were enjoyable. I especially liked a novella-length story by Victor Gunn, a.k.a. Edwy Searles Brooks.

#wintergames #snowangels #longdarknights @Emilymdxn @Ruthiella

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 4mo
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BookmarkTavern How fun! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Ruthiella Looks good! Short story collections are usually mixed bag. 🎅🏻🔪💀🎄 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
Andrew65 Excellent 🎄🎄🎄 4mo
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The “oldest book on your TBR“ challenge for #wintercleardown and #gottacatchemall motivated me to finish the 1st book in this series, which has been on my shelves for over 40 years!

This nonfiction account of the early Plantagenet kings reads like a novel. The downside is that the author takes some artistic license but the upside is that the book is very readable!

#wintergames #snowangels #longdarknights
@Emilymdxn @puddlejumper

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PuddleJumper
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Mehso-so

I expected this to be a holiday monster fucker book which it was but there was also a plot about saving the world from aliens. It didn‘t work for me.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4mo
Faranae After that quote you posted, I would have thought this would be a pan. 😂 4mo
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PuddleJumper @Faranae Is it bad that I've read worse? 4mo
Catsandbooks Aliens 😂 🍭❄️❤️ 4mo
Andrew65 Sounds bizarre, well done 🎄🎄🎄 4mo
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In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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This was a fantastic but disturbing, haunting and eye-opening read. It was tough to read but mesmerizing at the same time. It made me think hard about my preconceptions about domestic abuse.

#wintergames #snowangels #longdarknights @Emilymdxn
#20in4 @Andrew65

kwmg40 I wanted to finish this book, as it was in progress and extremely compelling, but I am so ready to move onto lighthearted seasonal books now! 4mo
Jadams89 ☃️❄️ 4mo
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Andrew65 Excellent 🎄🎄🎄 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4mo
BookmarkTavern Spooky cover! ❄️ 4mo
Emilymdxn I loved this book so much - difficult but incredible 4mo
PuddleJumper ❄️❄️ 4mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 4mo
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