Posted in horror, Literature, mystery

Next from Joe Hill…

The hardcover edition of this came out today. Well, I purchased the e-book version of this on my Kindle this morning before going off to work. I’ve read the “Locke and Key” series and the “Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland” mini series so I’ve read some comics/graphic novels by Joe Hill before. I didn’t realize Joe Hill did another one until this morning while I browsing the internet. I’ll be interested in reading this when I get done with the book I’m currently on. This seems like something that would be good to read for Halloween.

Synopsis: June Branch visits her boyfriend, Liam, on Brody Island for a relaxing last weekend of summer. After an escaped group of criminals breaks into the house that June and Liam are watching, Liam is taken by them. June grabs a strange Viking axe and flees from the intruders. When one of the attackers finds her, she swings the axe and takes off his head, which rolls away and begins to babble in terror. For June to uncover the truth, she’ll need to hear the facts straight from the mouths of her attackers, with…or without their bodies attached. Collects issues #1-7.

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

“Campfire” by Shawn Sarles

I finished reading this today. This was a little different than I thought it was going to be but it was still a good book. It’s perfect for reading when you want a spooky read, especially during a thunderstorm. There were a few times that a thunderstorm came along while I was reading this book and I thought it helped create the perfect atmosphere. I even finished reading this during a thunderstorm today. The book might seem a little slow in the beginning but it gets good once you get past the first few chapters.

Synopsis: While camping in a remote location, Maddie Davenport gathers around the fire with her friends and family to tell scary stories. Caleb, the handsome young guide, shares the local legend of the ferocious Mountain Men who hunt unsuspecting campers and leave their mark by carving grisly antlers into their victims’ foreheads.

The next day, the story comes true. Now Maddie and her family are lost in the deep woods — with no way out — being stalked by their worst nightmares. Because there were other, more horrifying stories told that night — and Maddie’s about to find out just how they end . . .

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Share your shelves….

Below, you’ll find all the books I currently have on my shelves. Some are hardcovers while others are paperbacks. Either way, I have quite a few books to keep myself busy for a long time, however, it’s my belief that there’s no such thing as too many books. {Note: The books with an asterisk next to them are the books I’ve read already.}

If you Go Down To The Woods by Seth C. Adams *
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender
The Collector by K. R. Alexander
The Fear Zone by K. R. Alexander
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders *
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson *
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach
Fort Whiskey by David Banks *
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum *
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor *
Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor *
ArchEnemy by Frank Beddor *
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski *
Remembering Me by Chelsea Bobulski
The October Country by Ray Bradbury
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Fellside by M. R. Carey
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The Last Seance by Agatha Christie
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer *
The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide by Chris Colfer
A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly *
Nocturnes by John Connolly *
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Creep by Eireann Corrigan *
The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
Haunted Nights by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton
The Cutting Room Ellen Datlow
The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Splinter in the Blood by Ashley Dyer
Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher *
Ironhand by Charlie Fletcher *
Silvertongue by Charlie Fletcher *
Beastly by Alex Flinn
The Charmed Children of Rookskull Castle by Janet Fox *
The Diary of a Young Girl (the Definitive Edition) by Anne Frank *
In The Woods by Tana French
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht *
The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Girl in the Locked Room by Mary Downing Haun
Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
Gotcha! by Wayne Hancock *
Along Came Bill by Wayne Hancock *
The Hard Way by Wayne Hancock *
Off to War by Wayne Hancock *
30 Days in May by Wayne Hancock
Up On Crowley’s Ridge by Wayne Hancock
The Vampire Rebellion by Wayne Hancock *
The Vampire’s Revenge by Wayne Hancock
The Unlikely Predator by Wayne Hancock
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
The Book of Light by Deborah Harkness
After the Fire by Will Hill
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
The Fireman by Joe Hill
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill *
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill *
Horns by Joe Hill
Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland by Joe Hill & Charles Paul Wilson III *
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
Locke & Key: Head Games by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
Locke & Key: Clockworks by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
The Outsiders (50th Anniversary Edition) by S. E. Hinton
Frostfire by Amanda Hocking *
Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking
Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking
The Rules by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
The Complete Horowitz Horror by Anthony Horowitz
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson *
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson *
A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs
The Escape by Hannah Jayne
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Classic Ghost Stories by Miles Kelly
Carrie by Stephen King *
Cujo by Stephen King
Misery by Stephen King
The Gunslinger by Stephen King *
The Drawing of Three by Stephen King
The Wastelands by Stephen King
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
Song of Susannah by Stephen King
The Dark Tower by Stephen King
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
IT by Stephen King
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele *
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz *
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena *
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
Perelandra by C. S. Lewis
That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis *
The Haunted by Bentley Little *
The Lovecraft Compendium by H. P. Lovecraft
The Giver by Lois Lowry *
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Son by Lois Lowry
The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics *
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin *
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
Duel by Richard Matheson
The Mile End Murder by Sinclair McKay *
The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon *
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
The Invited by Jennifer McMahon *
Ten by Gretchen McNeil *
The Son by Philipp Meyer
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer *
New Moon by Stephanie Meyer *
Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer *
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer *
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer *
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
The Vanishing Game by Kate Kay Myers
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness *
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes *
Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes *
War of the Cards by Colleen Oakes
The Third Twin by C. J. Omololu
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje *
Eragon by Christopher Paolini *
Eldest by Christopher Paolini *
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini *
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini *
Crazy House by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins *
Poison by Sarah Pinborough *
Charm by Sarah Pinborough
Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
True Grit by Charles Portis
Ghost and Bone by Andrew Prentice *
The Cabin by Natasha Preston *
The Cellar by Natasha Preston *
You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston *
One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs *
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs *
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
The Conference of Birds by Ransom Riggs
The End and Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth
The Asylum Novellas by Madeleine Roux
Asylum by Madeleine Roux *
Sanctum by Madeleine Roux *
Catacomb by Madeleine Roux *
Escape from Asylum by Madeleine Roux *
House of Furies by Madeleine Roux *
Court of Shadows by Madeleine Roux *
Tomb of Ancients by Madeleine Roux *
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Throne *
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Campfire by Shawn Sarles
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz *
More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz *
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill your Bones by Alvin Schwartz *
The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield
The Spider Dance by Nick Setchfield
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
One More Day by Kelly Simons
The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy
The Shapeshifters by Stefan Spjut
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper *
Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson
Miss Buncle Marrie by D. E. Stevenson
Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
Scream and Scream Again! by R. L. Stine
Enter the Dark House by Laurie Furia Stolarz *
We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay *
The Haunted by Danielle Vega *
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh
Hotel for the Lost by Suzanne Young *

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Buy or borrow?

Do you prefer to own your own books or do you prefer to borrow them from your local library?

I prefer to own the books that I read. The reason being, I don’t have to worry about having a time limit to read the book before returning it to the library. I can spend as much time as a I want reading the book and I can go back to re-read it as often as I want to so long as I own the book.

There have been a few instances where if I’m not sure I’m going to like the book or not, then I’ll borrow the book from my local library so I’m not out any money if I don’t end up liking it. For instance, when I read Lemeny Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, I borrowed that from the library. I checked out two books from the series at a time and I was able to read the two books I had before my time limit was up. I did end up liking the series but I wasn’t sure before I read them. Plus, there were a lot of books in that series to have to purchase if I wasn’t sure I was going to like it.

Posted in Literature

2 new books!

Well, I acquired two new books today. I know I mentioned not so long ago that I probably wouldn’t purchase any books any time soon. *grins sheepishly* I couldn’t help myself. I found these two books by author Wayne Hancock and just had to have them. I love reading mysteries and Wayne Hancock happens to be an author I like. I really need to get reading with all these books I have added to my collection. At least I won’t have to worry about running out of stuff to read any time soon…

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Best gift…..?

What is the best book that you received as a gift?

One year for my birthday, my hubby purchased the first three books in the Harry Potter series. This was right around the time when the 5th book in the series was just being released in paperback form. I got interested in reading Harry Potter books kind of late in the series. I originally didn’t think I would like the series when it first came out because I knew they were books written for kids. But I found out that there were several friends or relatives of mine that were reading the books so I changed my mind and decided to give it a try. I ended up liking the first three books so much that I immediately went out to get the 4th and 5th book with some of my birthday money.

I also ended up renting the first three movies and watching them when I had a couple of days off from work. Before I could return them, my hubby ended up watching them and he ended up liking the movies. So he ends up going to watch all the movies with me when they are released in theater from that point on. He goes with me to see the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movies when they come out every other year and I think he is just as excited to see them as I am.

Posted in Literature

Looking forward to…..

This is a book that I’m looking forward to. I’ve read the first three by Stieg Larsson and the fourth novel by David Lagercrantz. I haven’t read the fifth novel yet. I know, I know. If I’m going to read this book then I’ve got to get reading. But I just found out just now that this comes out on the 27th of this month. I didn’t know that they were making another Lisbeth Salander book again. It feels like they just came out with the fifth novel not long ago. Well, I’ve enjoyed the series so far and this one sounds like it will be an interesting one.

Posted in fantasy, Literature, young adult

“Hollow City” by Ransom Riggs

I finished reading this book this morning. This book is the second novel in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series and it picks up exactly where the first novel ends. The children are in a race against time to help Miss Peregrine while being chased by monsters of different sorts. I love this book because it keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole entire time. The store moves along at a good pace and keeps you entertained all the way to the end. You won’t be able to put this book down because you’ll be so caught up in the adventures of Jacob and the other peculiar children.

Synopsis: Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them–but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom.

Posted in Literature

Another purchase!

I almost forgot to mention, I got to make a second purchase at my local book store. I got “A Stranger in the House” by Shari Lapena (paperback), “What the Night Sings” by Vesper Stamper (hardcover), “Enter the Dark House” (Welcome to the Dark House & Return to the Dark House) by Laurie Faria Stolarz (paperback). I just love going to my local book store. Plus, I’ve noticed that they’ve rearranged the store a bit so I had to spend some time getting myself reacquainted with where stuff is. I didn’t mind them rearranging the store since I normally make sure that I have plenty of time to shop when I go to the book store because I know I’m going to spend a while in there anyway.

Posted in Literature

My latest purchase today!

I got to do a little shopping today. As always, I had fun browsing the store looking for books. I could live at the book store if they stayed open all the time. If you’re mildly curious to see what all I bought, you can check out the list below.

“If You Go Down To The Woods” by Seth C. Adams (paperback)
“The Saturday Night Ghost Club” by Craig Davidson (paperback)
“Haunted Nights: A Horror Writers Association Anthology” edited by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton (paperback)
“Splinter in the Blood” by Ashley Dyer (paperback)
“Tomb of Ancients” by Madeleine Roux (hardcover)
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” by Alvin Schwartz (paperback)
“More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” by Alvin Schwartz (paperback)
“Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones” by Alvin Schwartz (paperback)