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NOS4A2

Last year, we got to see a show based on a book by the same name by author Joe Hill. Now, they are getting ready to air season 2 of the show on AMC (beginning June 21st at 9/8C and the last episode airs August 23). Season 2 is suppose to pick up eight years after the events of season 1. Vic McQueen is just as determined to put an end to Charlie Manx and Charlie Manx has his sights set on Vic McQueen’s son. You can see a trailer for season 2 below if you’re interested.

Are you planning on watching this show when it returns next month? If you haven’t watched this show yet, will you go back and watch season 1 before season 2 comes out?

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Creepshow

There was an episode of this tv show that aired last night and I got to watch it after a long day at work. There are some authors that were suppose to be apart of this, like Stephen King and Joe Hill. I thought this was a new show when it aired last night but apparently this is the second season that started airing. Now I’m going to have to go back and watch the episodes from the first season.

Anyway, Creepshow is a comic book series that tells a series of tales that are suppose to be scary. It sounds kind of like the Tales from the Crypt in a way. I enjoyed last nights episode and I’m going to have to catch up on the first season at some point. Is there anyone else out there that has been watching this show? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

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Some new e-books…

I’ve got a lot more e-book on my Kindle Fire now so I should have plenty to choose from. I got an Amazon gift card yesterday and I’ve been spending it on some new e-books to add to the collection. It’s a good thing I have the Kindle now because my bookshelves are getting a little full at the moment. Anyway, you can check out what I got with my gift card from the list below…

Gum Town Detective Agency by David Banks
Small Horrors by Darcy Coates
The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates
The Haunting of Rookward House by Darcy Coates
Ghost Camera by Darcy Coates
Gwendy’s Button Box by Richard Chizmar and Stephen King
Gwendy’s Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar
The Haunting of Lannister Hall by Amy Cross
The Ghosts of David Brook by Amy Cross
Aberrations: The Witch’s Warnings by Joseph Delaney
Behold a Fair Woman by Francis Duncan
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson
Full Throttle by Joe Hill
The House by Bentley Little
Dark Halls by Jeff Menapace
The Lost by Natasha Preston
A Journey Through Charms & Defense Against the Dark Arts by Pottermore Publishing
A Journey Through Potions & Herbology by Pottermore Publishing
A Journey Through Divination & Astrology by Pottermore Publishing
A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures by Pottermore Publishing
Mirror Image by Michael Scott and Melanie Ruth Rose
Nightmares by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Nightmares: The Sleepwalker Tonic by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Nightmares: The Lost Lullaby by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud
The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud
The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud
The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud
The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
The Battle for the Castle by Elizabeth Wintrop

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Locke & Key Official Trailer

I know recently that I mentioned that Netflix is going to be showing a tv show based on a comic book series I’ve read before. Well, now they’ve come out with a trailer for the show….finally. I’m watched the trailer a couple of times now and I’m getting anxious for the show to start. I want February 7th to hurry up and get here so I can start watching it. I’ve been hearing about a possible movie or tv show based on these comic books for forever and now we’re finally getting it.

Synopsis: Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father’s gruesome murder discover their new home’s magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.

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Top 10 Favorite Picks

With this being the last month in the 2019 year, we find ourselves coming towards the end of a decade (as well as another year). Below is a list of books that have been released in the last decade that I’ve read and I am sharing them with those of you reading this. This list is my favorite picks of the decade in no particular order. Enjoy!

This novel is a good mystery to curl up on a couch with and drink a nice cup of hot cocoa while you’re reading. If you’re a fan of Agatha Christie, you’d be interested in reading this book.

This is a good book to read if you’re into reading something a little on the spooky side about a haunted house. This one kept me on the edge of my seat while I was reading it.

If you are into historical fiction and/or westerns, then this is a book for you. Even though this book is outside the genres that I normally read, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn’t put it down.

This author is a favorite of mine and has been for a while. This book is a good book for any true horror fan to read around Christmas time.

This author is another one of my favorites. This book is good for anyone who like crime fiction or stories about vampires.

This novel kept me entertained until the end and I was shocked when I got to the end. If you like suspense, then this will probably be the book for you.

This was an interesting mystery. You’ll want to settle down somewhere comfortable because this book will keep you turning the pages until the very end.

I’ve read a couple of things from this author but this one is my favorite so far. If you like horror/suspense, try picking up something from this author like this book.

I don’t normally read a lot of romance but I read this one after my husband had watched the movie. I knew it couldn’t be that bad if my hubby would be willing to watch the movie (and enjoy it). I did enjoy the book and I loved the ending.

I read this book when it came out and I loved it. It’s turned into a series since it’s been published. I’ve read this book and Hollow City. I have to go read Library of Souls so that I can see what happened to Jacob and continue that story. I have to see what happens!

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Locke & Key

We officially have a date now! I just found out that Locke & Key, best selling graphic novels by author Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez, is getting a tv show that will air on Netflix on February 7th, 2020. I can’t wait to start watching it.

There have been rumors floating around for years that they were going to turn Locke & Key into a movie, at one point they had it planned out to do a trilogy. But that idea got canned and they went with a tv show. They did a pilot episode for Locke & Key and they aired it at Comic Con several years ago (I want to say back in 2011). It got good reception when they aired that but I was beginning to think we were never going to get the show until now…

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8 books to read this Halloween!

Yes, I am making my own list of books to read for your enjoyment this Halloween. I do understand that we are barely into September at the present moment but this gives everyone plenty of time to either purchase the books or check it out from your local library or however you normally acquire books to read. The list is in no particular order whatsoever. Enjoy!

This is a book I read last year around summer time. It’s a book about good versus evil, however, there are some horror elements to it.

This book is typically labeled as a mystery but I find it kind of scary. 10 people are stranded on an island and then people start mysteriously dying one by one. This book will keep the pages turning.

I read this book a couple of years ago but it’s still one of my favorites. A man who is a legendary rock artist who is haunted by a ghost, this book will stick with you even after you’ve finished reading it.

I read this book last year on my Kindle. It’s a great read for anyone who would enjoy a good haunted house story.

This is another favorite of mine that I read a couple of years ago. A group of people go to a house to investigate it to see if it’s “haunted” and by the end of the book, you won’t be able to sleep without the lights on.

This is one of my all time favorite books to read if you’re looking for a good scare. A teenage girl moves into a run down mansion with her father and weird things start happening as soon as they move in.

This isn’t really a haunted house story but more about a specific family that is haunted. There are some nice twists that will keep you reading.

Two sisters run away to go live with their aunt in order to escape horrible living conditions at home, only to find that the safe haven they thought they were walking into isn’t really as safe as they thought.

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Comic books?

Do you consider comic books/anime/manga/graphic novels to be the same as reading an actual novel? Now, I’m not one to say that the book has to have a certain word count before it’s considered a “novel” and it can’t have any pictures or anything like that. I would say “yes” to that first question.

I’ve read the mini series “Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland” that was written by Joe Hill. It’s a prequel to the novel “NOS4A2” that tells you all about how Charles Talent Manx became the villain in that novel. It doesn’t add anything or take anything away from the book. It just gives you some back history on Manx.

I’ve also read the Locke & Key series, which was also written by Joe Hill. That’s my first comic book series that I’ve read and it’s what introduced me to author Joe Hill. It’s a good series but I would consider it and the mini series listed above to be for “mature audiences” only because of some of the content.

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Did you see the premiere?

So, who here watched the premiere of “NOS4A2” (yes, I know I’m a little late on this)? Are you excited to see the next episode? What are your expectations for the first season? How many of you have read the book that this show is based on?

I know there are some little differences, so far, between the show and the book. However, I don’t think it’s enough to deter me from watching the show. Yeah, in the book, Vic McQueen was a little younger and she rode an actual bicycle instead of a motor cycle (that seems to be the big difference so far at this point). But I’m still interested in seeing how this show plays out. What do you think so far?

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Looking forward to…..

Author Joe Hill has another book coming out later this year that looks interesting. I found this book while browsing the website for the local bookstore. It’s a book with several different short stories in it, one he even wrote with his dad…Stephen King. I think I’m going to have to get this book when it comes out on October 1st. I just have to decide if I want to purchase the physical copy or get this as an e-book on my Kindle.