Posted in Literature, thriller/suspense

“The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena

Well, I just finished reading this a moment ago and I wanted to share it. When I purchased this at my local book store, the employee that rang up my purchase said this was a good book and that they weren’t expecting the ending. Boy, they were right. I had purchased this book because I had read another novel by the same author and decided to give this one a try and I’m glad I read it. There are a lot of twists and turns throughout the entire novel and you won’t see the end coming. This is one of those books that I think would make a pretty good movie. It would be fun to watch the movie if you haven’t read the book. If you want a book to keep you on the edge of your seat, give this one a try…

Synopsis: It all started at a dinner party. . .

A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night, when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately lands on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years. 

What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of  deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

Posted in children's, horror, Literature, mystery, thriller/suspense

My latest e-book purchase…

I got a bonus at work for having perfect attendance. I used a part of my bonus to purchase a gift card from Amazon which I used to purchase some new e-books to add to the collection on my Kindle Fire. I’m going to have to have to get reading pretty soon, my Kindle is quickly filling up. Below is the list of e-books I added….

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko
Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko
Mary by Amy Cross
The Ghosts of Lake Forth Hotel by Amy Cross
Haunted by Amy Cross
The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett
The Lunar Wars by Janey Hunt
Ghost Song by Mark L’Estrange
The Haunting of Beacon Hill by Ambrose Ibsen
The Haunting of Rainier Aslyum by Ambrose Ibsen
Ghostland by Duncan Ralston
The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff
Tainted Waters by Lucretia Stanhope
Feral by Lucretia Stanhope
Blood Relic by Lucretia Stanhope
Paracosm by Lucretia Stanhope
All Our Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban
The Room Upstairs by Iain Rob Wright

Posted in Movie (based on literature)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

I almost forgot to mention that I was able to snag this movie on blu-ray. I had been looking for this movie for a while but I could never find the blu-ray version that I wanted. Everywhere I looked, all they had was just the regular dvd version (if they even had it). My hubby and I went to see this move in August of last year when it was released in theaters and I wanted to make sure I got a copy of the movie to add to my collection of movies at home. Now, I’m just curious if they’ll make more movies like this one because there was more than one book…..

Posted in Answer a question

Re-reading….?

How much of your time is spent re-reading literature? How often do you re-read a book? What book have you re-read the most? Have you been forced to re-read anything while being cooped up at home due to the Coronavirus?

I don’t re-read that much. I will re-read a book once in a great while but it’s not something I do that often. There has to be a certain amount of time that has passed between reading it the first time and re-reading it again for me to consider reading it a second time. I will tell you that I’m planning on re-reading the Harry Potter series. I’ve been collecting the illustrated edition of each book in the series as they are being released and I plan on re-reading the series all the way through once I have all of the illustrated editions in my hands.

If there is one book out there in the world that you were forced to re-read again and again, which book would that be? Why? Please share in the comments below…

Posted in Literature, romance, thriller/suspense, young adult

“Remember Me” by Chelsea Bobulski

I finished reading this last night right before I went to bed and I have to say that I enjoyed it. It was very much a suspense/thriller with some romance thrown in there for good measure. I originally thought this was going to be some kind of ghost story but I ended up being wrong. I wasn’t upset though, it was still a good read. I found the book hard to put down once I started reading. Also, the story flips back and forth between Lea and Nell so you’re getting the story told through two different points of view. I can’t really say much more than this without spoiling something so I’m just going to leave it at that. Go read it for yourself if you enjoy a good novel that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

Synopsis: Nell Martin is moving again, this time to the Winslow Grand Hotel, built in 1878. As Nell is settling in, strange things begin to happen. Doors lock of their own accord, writing appears on bathroom walls―and most horrifying of all―visions of a dead boy permeate her waking life. Thinking it was her mind playing tricks on her, she soon finds the past and the present colliding as she learns horrific details of a murder that happened at the hotel in 1907 involving a girl named Lea.

Nell and a mysterious bellboy must relive that day in hopes of finally breaking a curse that imprisons them both. And Nell discovers what truly links her to the history of the Winslow Grand Hotel.

Posted in Fun

Harry Potter At Home

For those of you looking for something to do while you’re being quarantined, you can go to the link below and have something to do for a while (especially if you are a Harry Potter fan). There seems to be plenty to do with craft videos, fun articles, quizzes and puzzles. I plan on looking into this in more detail on my next day off but at least there’s something to keep me entertained if I ever run out of stuff to read.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

Posted in Movie (based on literature)

“IT” on blu-ray

I got a movie on blu-ray over the weekend. I got both parts (chapter 1 and 2) of “IT” based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. I am in the process of reading the book (it’s quite a long read so this may take me a while) and I have been telling myself that I was going to watch the movies when I finished the book. Well, I think I’ve been reading the book for so long that they are out on dvd and blu-ray. The good news is I can watch the movies at home whenever I want and I don’t have to worry about any distractions.