Saturday, 2 December 2017

Fallen Leaves (Autumn Bingo Wrap-Up)

The end of November marks the end of autumn bingo over at Pretty Deadly Reviews.

Mental Health: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet 

A bit of an odd example as it's set in the late 19th century. The novel hinges on whether or not a triple murder committed by Roderick Macrae qualifies for an insanity defence.

Illustrations: Naruto Volume 71 by Masashi Kishimoto

(Does it count if the entire book is made up of illustrations?)

It does now.

First in a Series: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I'm so late to the party on this one.

Set in Another Country: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 

Set in fair Verona (in Italy), of course.

Person on the Cover: The 39 Steps by John Buchan

Magic in the Real World: The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

Debatable. It's set in Sicily and Bohemia, but whether or not the ending is actually the work of magic is highly ambiguous. Personally, I don't think it does, but the majority of my seminar group did and this way I get to fill a line. All's well that ends well.

Over 500 Pages: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Do not recommend.

Co-Authored: The Concealed Fancies by Jane Cavendish and Elizabeth Brackley 

This closet drama was co-authored by two sisters whilst trapped in their family mansion during the English Civil War.  

Free: The Thrilling Adventures of Babbage and Lovelace by Sydney Padua

A collection of comic strips about the misadventures of the man who designed the first computer (not that it was ever built) and the woman who created the first computer codes.

No, seriously. And thank God it does, because I can think of nothing sadder than not being able to say you read something with witches in around Halloween.

Translated: Iphigeneia at Aulis translated by Jane Lumley 

Translated from Latin to English by a girl who may have been as young as fifteen at the time.

Horror: Dracula by Bram Stoker 

The original neck-nibbler.

Required Reading: Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers

Required for a module I'm studying on mystery fiction.

Set at a School: Charlotte Says by Alex Bell 

I could have put this under horror or paranormal, but it's also set at a boarding school. That's the real horror of it - these girls never get to go home...

Poetry or Verse: May Masque by Rachel Fane 

This was written in Old English, so please don't hold me to this, but I believe it was in a form of verse?


How are your reading challenges going?