My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.
I finished 7 books in October, 5 for Bingo and 2 Netgalley selections. I made Blackout on Bingo, yay!
I enjoyed the Halloween Bingo very much. That's sayng something because I don't usually do challenges. I can't deal with the stress of my own obsessive nature and I'm not the world's fastest reader.
However, this one was of special interest since I've been in a Horror book phase and I love Halloween! Would I do it again? Quite probably next year. Will I do other Bingos or challenges? Mmmm.... maybe. Certainly not right away.
I enjoyed choosing the books to fill the squares, but the one downside is I'm a random reader and I felt constricted by my own commitment to read all the books I chose. I also felt a little guilty about neglecting Netgalley books.
On the up side, I read 6 Classics, most of which I've wanted to read for ages:
The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
Dracula by Bram Stoker
I learned that not all books with young protagonists suck:
Bloodfire by Helen Harper
Demoniac Dance by Jaq D. Hawkins
Willa Wicked by A.M. Hudson
The bottom one was a bit young for me, but I really enjoyed the other two. I also learned that I really don't like Cozy Mystery but I can enjoy a Mystery like Thorneyhold by Mary Stewart.
I read a couple of 'fun' books:
Goblin Tales by Jim Hines
It Was A Dark and Stormy Night by Snoopy
and enjoyed some lesser known author Horror:
Hell Bound by Andrew P. Weston
Letters to the Damned by Austin Crawley
Rise Headless and Ride by Richard Gleaves
A few of the reads didn't strike me enough to mention and I might have DNF'd them if they weren't for the challenge, but it gave me some discipline to go ahead and get through them.
Over all it was great fun and I thank the organizers once again for making it so fun! I even won a prize. :D