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.

Posted in Literature

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

Posted in horror, Literature

“If You Go Down To The Woods” by Seth C. Adams

I’ve finished this book today. It’s meant to be scary and it was, but there was some funny lines in the book. I liked the occasional funny lines in the book despite that it was suppose to be scary. I think it added a little bit of something extra to the story. Anyway, I was not disappointed with this book. It’s one of those books that will keep you on the edge of your seat through the whole thing. If you are a fan of “IT” by Stephen King or “The Chalk Man” by C. J. Tudor or the “Stranger Things” tv show, you should check out this book.

Synopsis: We were so young when it all happened–just 13-year-olds making the most of the long, hot, lazy days of summer, thinking we had the world at our feet. That was us–me, Fat Bobby, Jim, and Tara–the four members of the Outsiders’ Club. The day we found a burnt-out car in the woods was the day everything changed. Cold, hard cash in the front seat and a body in the trunk. It started as a mystery we were desperate to solve. Then the Collector arrived. He knew we had found his secret, and suddenly, our summer of innocence turned into the stuff of nightmares.

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Author Spotlight (Chapter 5)

Stephen King has become one of my favorite authors. I actually started reading literature written by his son before I started reading his stuff. The first thing I read of his was “Carrie”. I’m in the process of reading his Dark Tower series. I’ve read the first book and I need to move on to the second one. Right now I’m in the middle of reading “IT”. It’s a good book but it’s quite a long read. I have a couple of his other works that haven’t been able to read yet, such as Misery and Cujo. I know, I know…..I need to get reading.

What have you read by Stephen King? What is your favorite? Which would you recommend?

Posted in horror, Literature

“Pet Sematary” by Stephen King

I finished reading this on my Kindle this morning and I thought I’d share it here. This book looked interesting from the synopsis so I thought I’d give it a shot. I thought it was good, especially the way it ended. The book kept a good pace throughout and kept me turning the pages because I couldn’t wait till I got to the end. Now, I have to go watch the movie they released earlier this year, plus, I’ll have to watch the original they made.

Synopsis: When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Despite Ludlow’s tranquility, an undercurrent of danger exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Creed’s beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing…as is evidenced by the makeshift graveyard in the nearby woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. Then there are the warnings to Louis both real and from the depths of his nightmares that he should not venture beyond the borders of this little graveyard where another burial ground lures with seductive promises and ungodly temptations. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there—one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes, dead is better

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Looking forward to…..

I have enjoyed several of Stephen King’s works in the past and am in the process of reading some of his literature now. I just found out today that he has a new book coming out on September 10th of this year. This book looks interesting and I hope to have it when it is released. What about you? Do you think you’ll be reading the following book?

Synopsis: In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks uncannily like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, other kids with special talents – telekinesis and telepathy — who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and the ten year old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutes, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are fanatically dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you behave, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is a gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil– and what it takes for good to win.

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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.