Posted in Literature

“The Haunting of Gillespie House” by Darcy Coates

I’ve been reading this on my Kindle Fire and I was able to finish it last night. I didn’t realize it was going to be such a quick read but it was still a pretty good read despite that. This isn’t the first thing I’ve read by Darcy Coates (I’ve also read “The Haunting of Ashburn House” and “The House Next Door”, which are both on my Kindle) so that’s what kind of got me reading this book in the first place. I like reading things from this particular author but I am also a fan of horror. If you want to read something scary but you also want a quick read, this would be a good book to pick up.

Synopsis: Elle can’t believe her luck; she’s spending a month house-sitting the beautiful Gillespie property. Hidden near the edge of the woods and an hour’s drive from the nearest town, its dark rooms and rich furniture entice her to explore its secrets. There’s even a graveyard hidden behind the house, filled with tombstones that bear an identical year of death.

If only the scratching in the walls would be quiet…

The house’s dark and deadly history quickly becomes tangled with Elle’s life. At the center of it is Jonathan Gillespie, the tyrannical cult leader and original owner of the house. As Elle soon learns — just because he’s dead, doesn’t mean he’s gone.

Posted in Literature, Other Fiction

“The House on Foster Hill” by Jaime Jo Wright

I wanted to share with you what I just finished reading on my Kindle Fire. This book was told through the perspective of 2 different character in 2 completely different periods in time. It wasn’t hard to follow though despite going back and forth between the two. I was glad the book ended the way it did. I hate it when you spend all that time reading a book and end up with a disappointing ending. If you like a good, clean mystery then you’d probably enjoy this book.

Synopsis: Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather’s Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house’s dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.

A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy’s search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives–including her own–are lost?

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

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Pick from e-books…..

I’m willing to give the people following my blog and any one reading it the ability to pick the next book I read on my Kindle. Below, you’ll find a list of all the e-books I currently have my Kindle Fire. They’re listed in alphabetical order by author. I only ask for two things when choosing a book from the list….

One, please choose a book that I haven’t read already. I’ve put an asterisk next to the books I’ve already read to make it easier for you to pick a book from the list. Two, if you are going to choose a book that is part of a series then please don’t pick a book out of order. Please choose the first book in the series that I haven’t read yet.

If you have any questions, hit the “contact” button and I’ll be happy to help. Otherwise, leave your pick in the comments below. Thank you in advance!

A Haunting by L. I. Albemont *
Gum Town Detective Agency by David Banks
The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs *
Gwendy’s Button Box by Richard Chizmar & Stephen King
Gwendy’s Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar
The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates
The Folcroft Ghosts by Darcy Coates
Craven Manor by Darcy Coates
Quarter to Midnight by Darcy Coates
The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates *
The House Next Door by Darcy Coates *
Small Horrors by Darcy Coates
The Carrow Hunt by Darcy Coates
The Haunting of Rookward House by Darcy Coates
Ghost Camera by Darcy Coates
Night Music (Nocturnes Volume II) by John Connolly
The Haunting of Lannister by Amy Cross
The Ghost of David Brook by Amy Cross
Aberrations (The Beast Awakens) by Joseph Delaney
Aberrations (The Witch’s Warning) by Joseph Delaney
Murder has a Motive by Francis Duncan *
Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan *
So Pretty a Problem by Francis Duncan
In at the Death by Francis Duncan
Behold a Fair Woman by Francis Duncan
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson
The Magician’s by Lev Grossman
The Magician’s King by Lev Grossman
The Magician’s Lang by Lev Grossman
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton *
The Mystery of Drear House by Virginia Hamilton *
The Small Hand by Susan Hill
Full Throttle by Joe Hill
Pet Sematary by Stephen King *
1922 by Stephen King
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz
The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz
The Vanishing by Bentley Little
The House by Bentley Little
Darker Daze: The Storms Within Volume I by A. L. Mabry
Hell House by Richard Matheson *
Dark Halls by Jeff Menapace
Viper’s Daughter by Michellle Paver (won’t be downloaded till 04.02.2020)
A Journey Through Charms & DADA by Pottermore Publishing
A Journey Through Potions & Herbology by Pottermore Publishing
A Journey Through Divination & Asterology by Pottermore Publishing
A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures by Pottermore Publishing
Awake by Natasha Preston
The Lost by Natasha Preston
Mirror Image by Michael Scott & Melanie Ruth Rose
Nightmares by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
Nightmares: The Sleepwalker Tonic by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
Nightmares: The Lost Lullaby by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
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 Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop *
The Battle for the Castle by Elizabeth Winthrop *
The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Posted in children's, Literature

“The Battle for the Castle” by Elizabeth Winthrop

Well, I’ve finished reading this novel on my Kindle Fire. I enjoyed this book as well, however, I think I enjoyed the first book more if I had to choose. I’m not saying this book was bad, far from it. I just think I enjoyed the adventure in the first book a little more than I did in this one. Still a good book to read with your kids, especially if you like medieval fiction

Synopsis: In this sequel to The Castle in the Attic, twelve-year-old William uses a magic token to return, through the toy castle in his attic, to the medieval land of Sir Simon, which is now menaced by a skeleton ship bearing a plague of evil.

Posted in Literature

Looking forward to…

I think I’ve found another book to look forward to. What drew me to this book was the synopsis sounded interesting. Plus, I’ve read some other stuff from this author and I’ve liked them so far. This latest book is suppose to be released on March 3 of 2020. I’m thinking about getting this on my Kindle Fire when it comes out.

In this twisty psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE CELLAR, Ivy finds out that her twin sister, Iris, is trying to push her out of her own life–and might be responsible for their mother’s death.

After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up–Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom’s life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom’s death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence–the only person she will speak to is Ivy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn’t know what to do. Emmy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they’re sisters. Twins.

It’s a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Ivy’s friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris’s spell. Slowly, Ivy realizes she’s being pushed out of her own life. But she’s just being paranoid, right? And Mom’s accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It’s not like she–or Dad–or Tyler–are in any danger. . . .

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Choosing…?

This is my 100th post on my blog. I’m so excited! I know my blog hasn’t been around as long and I don’t have quite as many posts on it as some of the others out there. I’d just like to celebrate the little wins with those of you who are following my blog and like to read up on what I’m writing about. I also want to take this time to thank all of you who are following my blog and to anyone who takes the time to read, like or comment any article I write. I know you don’t have to take the time to do that but you did. For that, I say thank you.

Anyway, I’m close to finishing the book I’m currently reading so there will be another post coming soon about it. My thoughts are beginning to stray towards what book I’ll choose next when I am done with this one. So, how do you go about choosing that next book to read when you finish the one you’re on? Do you just pick a book at random? Do rotate through different genres so you don’t get burned out on anything? If so, what genres do you go through and in what order are they? Do you choose books by a specific author? Does your mood determine which one you pick up next? How do you choose?

I usually go by what I feel like reading at that specific moment. I usually spend a few minutes browsing my bookshelves (or my Kindle) to determine which book I’m going to read next. Sometimes, it is an agonizing decision but I do come to a choice eventually.

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Which one next?

The nice thing about having a Kindle Fire is that I can take a bunch of books with me without taking up a bunch of room in my carry on when I travel. So, my question is…..which book should I read next when I take my next trip? Keep in mind, I’ve marked the e-books that I’ve read already and there is one that is currently in progress, however, which one should I start next when I finish that one? Do you have any other suggestions besides what is on this list?

A Haunting by L. I. Albemont (already read)
The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs (already read)
Craven Manor by Darcy Coates
Quarter to Midnight by Darcy Coates
The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates (already read)
The House Next Door by Darcy Coates (already read)
Night Music (Nocturnes Volume II) by John Connolly
Aberrations by Joseph Delaney
Murder has a Motive by Francis Duncan (already read)
Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan (already read)
The Magician’s by Lev Grossman
The Magician’s King by Lev Grossman
The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton (already read)
The Mystery of Drear House by Virginia Hamilton (already read)
The Small Hand by Susan Hill
Pet Sematary by Stephen King (in progress)
1922 by Stephen King
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz
Darker Daze: The Storms Within Volume I by A. L. Mabry
Hell House by Richard Matheson (already read)
Awake by Natasha Preston
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright