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Question: Happy (early) Halloween!  Do you like to read scary books?  Why or why not?  If so, what is the scariest book you ever read and why does it deserve that honour?

I love scary stories! I used to devour horror novels in my teens. For a while I got out of the habit because my twenties left me so anxious I didn’t feel the need to add any more anxiety to the pile. But now I’m getting back into reading horror stories and I’m enjoying myself immensely.

That being said, I’m not sure if I can remember the scariest book I’ve ever read. I remember the first Dean Koontz novel I read years ago. Midnight. That was by far the creepiest of his I read and I think it had more to do with the fact it was my first adult horror novel I read. That was followed quickly by Carrie by Stephen King, Whispers, Strangers, The Bad Place, Watchers all by Dean Koontz.

Like I said it’s been a while since I’ve read anything scare your pants off creepy but I’ll keep you posted!.

Also don’t forget about my reading challenge, it started yesterday! Comment with a link back to your blog so I can enjoy your books! Open-mouthed smile 

Currently Reading: Strangers by Dean Koontz, Callahan’s Secret by Spider Robinson,
Just Finished: Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon and Time Travellers Pay Cash By Spider Robinson, Wyrd Sisters By Terry Pratchett
To Be Read: Replacement By Brenna Yovanoff, Hell House By Richard Matheson, Horns By Joe Hill

Halloween Reading Challenge!!

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My First Challenge! Woohoo! I’m not sure how big this is going to get so I’m just going to throw it out there and hopefully it will grow some legs! Here’s the breakdown, I’ve spent the day thinking about Halloween reading and watching and have been stuck in a Wikipedia feedback loop look at horror subgenres and I find it all quite interesting. It occurred to me that doing a challenge with the subgenres would actually be really fun.

Because you can find as many types of subgenre out there as there are people, I’ve nailed it down to a set list. Before I get to the list though I suppose I should explain the challenge.

So today is 10th of October, starting this Sunday 14th October till 4th November will give us 21 days to read as many genres as you can from the list below. Horror has one of those fringe benefits of being chalk full of short stories. They’re perfectly acceptable. The point is to try and taste each genre. Think of this challenge as a wine tasting, step out of your comfort zone for a bit and join me in the macabre.

This is also a test challenge for me, should this go over well, I’ll be hosting a bigger challenge come January.

The Rules:

  • The scare begins October 14th at midnight and will end at 11:59:59 on November 4th 2012.
  • Choose your scare
    • Hocus Pocus: Read 3-5 novels or  short story collections from the genres below.
    • Double Trouble: Read 6-10 novels or  short stories collections from the genres below
    • Cauldron Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Read something from all 18 sub genres!
  • Short stories do count but you need to read two from each genre. Short stories below the five page mark aim for three per genre.
  • The point is to bring newbies to the horror genre. Read to your little ones, there are plenty of scares that are YA or kid friendly that work within a lot of these genres. The important thing is to get out of your comfort zone and read something spooky.
  • Add your link to the linky at the bottom, grab the image for your blog and pimp this sucker!
  • Please comment to let me know if I’ve forgotten anything, if you have any questions at all.
  • I’m going to apologize to twitter and facebook now, I’m going to be pimping this like crazy for the next couple of days.

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Sub-genres:

  • Demons – devil stories, demonic possession, The Exorcist is a good example
  • Fairytale Horror – The really creepy versions of the fairy tales we all know and love, not the Disney versions
  • Ghosts – Ghosts, ghouls, poltergeists, old fashioned hauntings
  • Gothic – Two types here, English Gothic which emphasised physical imprisonment and captivity, and American gothic which emphasised psychological imprisonment.
  • Humorous Horror – tongue in cheek, outright silliness, or your typical gallows humour, your choice
  • Lovecraftian/Cthulhu: Eldritch horrors, many tentacled beasts, all things that will steal your sanity before it steals your life.
  • Man-Made Horrors: non supernatural, technology gone berserk, robots sent to kill, viruses, toxins, the stupid crap humans do in the name of progress,
  • Monsters- monster stories that don’t feature the named ones below, shapeshifters, aquatic beasts, evil mermaids, also includes persecuted monsters, Frankenstein’s Monster fits this category.
  • Mythic Fiction (Horror) -Horror stories within a mythical background. pagan deities, spirits of the forest,
  • Occult -  Ouija boards, curses, and all sorts of evil
  • Post-Apocalyptic Horror – the world has gone down the crapper and it’s just getting worse from there,
  • Psychic Abilities – telepathy used for it’s truly evil purposes, this one can also embody a creepy kid motif, since psychic youngsters seems to scare the pants off most people.
  • Psychological – these are the plausible horrors, the home invasion torture scenario, the serial killer with more attention the horrific side of events rather than the whodunit.
  • Splatterpunk – also know as grindhouse, these are the gorey tales with buckets of blood and guts and everyone is being eviscerated just for the fun of it.
  • Vampires – creepy vampires, the ones that show the monster, not the misunderstood brooding loner just longing for love. Fangs and blood and seduction with more than a hint of they’re gonna kill me.
  • Werewolves – wolf man, these tales focus on the horror experienced by others, or by the internal horror the afflicted must endure during each change.
  • Witches- they can be evil and out to destroy the world or out for the common good and destroyed by those who misunderstand them. Witches are a powerful force humanity that has more power than the average human and is looked upon with distrust.
  • Zombies – Guess who’s coming for dinner?

 

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by Broke and the bookish. This weeks topic is a rewind. Since I’ve missed so many I’ve decided to go with a theme. Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to prepare for one of my favourite holidays, Halloween. I love scary reads, but I don’t just read them during Halloween, they’re especially fun at this time of year though, when the nights are getting longer and the days so much shorter. Curling up in the chair with a cup of tea and creepy book is just perfect.

I had a hard time coming up with books/authors, really anything new for this topic. There are a lot of really good authors out there but they’re the classic authors, they’re King and Poe, or Bradbury and Wilde. So instead of just picking authors I found lists on Goodreads that really look interesting from the horror/creepy perspective they have a nice assortment of books that will whet anyone’s appetite and for those looking for something fun to watch on Halloween, I’ve included five lists from Imdb that show promise. Plus one of my own. Open-mouthed smile Enjoy!

 

1) The Best books to read for Halloween So this list is one of the biggest at 213 books and has the mosts votes at 207. It’s three pages of horror, scares, and creepfest fun. There are a bunch I’ve never read on this list and some old classics that I can’t wait to read again. So far The Replacement, The Canterville Ghost, and Hell House have all been added to my TBR list.

The ReplacementThe Canterville GhostHell House

2) Bring on the Creepy 200 books and 69 votes this is another interesting list of creep and fear inducing novels. There’s little overlap that I can see between the lists, a few notable exceptions such as the Haunting of Hill House and Hell House made both lists. I think you’re going to be happily surprised and will find a few from this treasury that didn’t hit the other lists.

3) The Best Halloween Books These books are ones that either take place around Halloween or are about Halloween. This list includes some non fiction about history of Halloween and it’s rituals, and some truly odd ones like The Hunger Games. I don’t remember that really taking place during Halloween although it might have been set during a harvest. I suppose the whole notion of reaping suggests late fall.

4) Killer Ghost Stories These are the stories you tell around a campfire. A small list there’s only 26 books here but the subject matter is very particular. They have to be ghost tales, creepy supernatural tales that keep you awake at night for fear of the ghost that lives in your basement. Can’t wait!

5) Awesome Halloween Stories for YA readers 15 books all creepy from classics such as H.P Lovecraft to more modern fare such Coraline, there’s something here for everyone. There are a few I can’t wait to read.

Now onto the Movies!

1) Best of, Halloween There are 100 movies on this list and I’ve seen most of them. If you like to be scared have a gander and look through. I would suggest the classics to start with then work your way through some of the more recent horrorfests.

2) 18 Horror Films in 6 Nights That’s a lot of horror to watch. Check out this list not because the picks are unique but for the creator’s descriptions and ratings choice.

3) 50 Films for Halloween This makes the cut because the it includes the original movies and not the remakes (which in most cases suck with few exceptions) It also has a couple of newer movies that are actually pretty good.

4) Best Horror Film by Fear Genre read this guys list! It’s pure genius. He’s broken down some of my favourite movies into their genres. Read his choices and try and pick some of your own.

5) Must-See Horror List Read this list! and watch the movies! Seriously just watch them I know I am!

 

And to cap off this list for now. My Halloween playlist.

 

enjoy!

On Accomplishment

I tend to down play my accomplishments. Perhaps it’s due to the serious lack of self confidence I have. It could also be that I really don’t like bragging. And yet, when I focus on my accomplishments and not how much I’ve screwed up, I feel better and generally perform better at other tasks.

I know the psych behind this fact. Our brains are actually wired to perform better the more success we feed it. I’m doing my best to change winners mark. For example?

Well I was recently awarded a temporary full time position at work, it’s Monday – Friday days and evenings. I start week five tomorrow. That’s awesome, my job is. . . not getting easier, but I’m getting better at it, I’m learning all the time and I still really like it.

Another accomplishment, this is my sixth week walking everyday. And I mean everyday! For the first few weeks I was walking three blocks, and then upped the anti. I now walk the better part of a mile every day. My day shifts make it difficult to to that in the morning only because getting up at 5:30 in the morning and going for a walk is a lot to take all at once.

Accomplishment number 3? I’m learning to spin! And apparently I’m doing well for a first timer. I’m making the usual mistakes especially with my drafting as in I’m not as consistent was I want to be. But that is to be expected. I’m purchasing my own spinning wheel within the next couple of months. I’ve tried two, and I’m kind of in love with the ashford traveller.

Now this doesn’t mean I don’t have bad days, but I’m focusing more on the good days now. And since I’m walking more I’ve powered through several audiobooks. Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett, Night Breed by Clive Barker are in the finished pile. I’m almost finished A World out of time By Larry Niven, and I seem to have a crap copy of Wyrd Sisters so I need to just get the book to read that sucker. Currently I’m listening to Callahan’s Chronicles, a collection of short stories by Spider Robinson, and I love it. I’ve laughed, a groaned, I’ve cried, and I don’t really want it to end.  All good things in my book.

Okay, time to wrap this up. Since this weeks Top Ten Tuesday is a rewind, and there are two topics I’d really like to do, I think I’ll do both provided I have the time. Open-mouthed smile I’ll definitely being doing one of them, Top ten Book To Read Around Halloween, and if I have time, Fictional Characters I wouldn’t mind naming my kids after.

I’ll leave you with a Ted talk I find rather awesome.

 

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So this is my general grading system for both knitting and reading. Favourites such as Tigana and Fiddlehead mittens, automatically get five teabags. Because, well, tea is awesome, and so are they. Pretty simple. Books like Prey which I tossed violently across the room before finishing the first chapter deserve the stinking pile of poo no matter how cute it make look.

Now that I have the new domain I should hopefully post more. I have a few ideas, so we’ll see.

Changing blogs.

 

Seriously I promised not to do this, but the title of this blog just doesn’t fit, it’s also kinda icky. So I’m importing this one over to the new one. which will just have more me. Open-mouthed smile So here I am at the new place. It looks empty now but hopfully the import will take soon

 

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Put on weekly by The Broke and the Bookish, this week’s topic is an interesting one. Books that made me think. Hmm, well here’s a list of books I’ve loved, books I’ve hated, and books that have left me raw. All of them have made me think, or changed me in some way.

1) The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay. This trilogy was my first foray into fantasy. The first time I realized other worlds existed in novels. Up until this point I’d been reading R.L Stine’s fear street sagas, or Pike’s works, I had recently graduated to Koontz and King, but I hadn’t really found what I was looking for. Suddenly there were elves and dwarves and evil overlords. Good was battling evil and in the middle of it all were these characters that were discovering a new world at the same time I was. I’ve never looked back.

2) The Chrysalids by John Windham. This was the first book I hated. I hated the bigotry, the anger, and even the hate lobbed at those who were different. Ultimately this book did exactly what it was supposed to do, it made me angry at how easy it was to follow a crowd, how dangerous it was to let narrow thinking cloud what is right. Maybe I have an over developed sense of justice. I was bullied as a child, and I get very touchy at the idea of others being mocked, or made outcasts by those with power. I think I need to read this book again. I still has application in todays climate. Also I’m so very happy that although I was angry with the selection at the time I was given this book to read as part of my high school curriculum.

3)  Good Omens By Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. This book is just plain awesome, and while it’s fun and entertaining and a helluva ride it did make me think. Mostly about preconceived notions of the end of the world, religion and religious dogma. And the idea that good and evil aren’t that different from one another.

4) Ender’s Game  By Orson Scott Card. First book by Card I’ve ever read and it was. . . different. Excellent, thought provoking, exciting in places and disturbing in others. All things a good book needs to be. This novel not only raises the issue of over population (albeit briefly), it really addresses the evolution of war as our technology continues to advance.

5) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alenandre Dumas So much better than the movie. Seriously, this book not only delves into idea of vengeance but also the dangers behind it. It was a very good read and while not hollywood satisfying ending it was honest for the novel.

6) Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Bradley’s retelling of the Iliad is wonderful and gives new dimension to the women who, although considered central to the ancient tale were given a backseat to the men. Bradley highlights how the women of this story shaped and were shaped by the events that surrounded them. Excellent book on the power of women as individuals and as a group.

7) Harry Potter And the Prisoner of Azkaban By J.K. Rowling. This series changed me, but if I had to pick one that made me think, I would pick this one. Rowling delves into the idea that public opinion is not all that it seems. Those who think they are in the know, really have no clue as to what’s going on under the surface. She also addresses that sometimes no matter what we do, injustice will still occur, but so long as there are people in the world willing to do what it takes to make things right, we’re not nearly so bad off as it seems.

8) Dune By Frank Herbert. Trade relations, feuds, war, spice, it’s all here, and it all makes you think. Each reading brings out a new facet. Also, the sister is really creepy.

9) To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee. I read this because my cousin told me it would be required reading when I hit high school. I figured I would just get it out of the way, but it turns out I really enjoyed it. The novel is wonderful and really delves into civil rights, and really just the basic idea of right and wrong.

Kelly Flynn is a Corporate CPA from D.C. who’s come back home to Colorado for her aunt’s funeral. She meets a wonderful group of women and a few men who help her not only come to terms with her aunt’s death but also help her solve a murder.

It’s a typical whodunit, a very quick read, 5 hours according to my kobo app. Generally these aren’t my type of books, I like mysteries but if I can figure them out before chapter 12 what’s the point?

This one however has a secret weapon. Every time I started to get a little huffy because I was figuring out the plot she’s slam me with descriptions of the yarn shop, or yarn. I can’t help it people, if you describe alpaca to me, I’m done. I wanted to be in that yarn shop, I wanted to be with those friends.

I have to say the friends Kelly made were nice, they had their own personalities that came through, and while Kelly has a bit of a Mary Sue vibe, she’s the main character. Besides I actually like the banter. It’s not really forced, although there were a few places that the author’s language choices had me stumped, such as “depend on it” instead of “count on it”. I assume this is regional, like a pop/soda debate, so aside from being a little odd, it wasn’t too bad.

A bonus is that you get a couple of knitting patterns and a recipe. I plan on using both. From what I can tell from this book it’s going to be true for the series, whatever Kelly knits you get to knit. The book passes the Bechdel test (more than two named female characters talk about something other than a man), the book doesn’t fall into the ‘I’m a romance novel disguised as a mystery novel’. Even though there is what feels like a potential love interest for books down the line. Which I’m kind of looking forward to. I’d rather several books looking into all facets of a characters relationship than just one.

Overall I give this book 4.5/5 stars, and would recommend it to almost everyone.

Top Ten Tue-Wednesday

Put on Weekly by The Broke and the Bookish check’em out!

 

Yes, I’ve created a new day! It’s called Tue-Wednesday! It’s the halfway point between Tuesday and Wednesday when I want to do something that should have been done yesterday but is being done today. Really if you don’t procrastinate I highly recommend it. You too will discover the joys of SuMonday, Tue-Wednesday, and many other occasions, including but not limited to, The Eleventh Hour, Dear God is that really the time?!, and sure I can knit all my gifts on Christmas eve. Delusion, denial and a deep seated optimism are the name of the game. Now onto the books shall we?

So this weeks Top Ten is about my Fall TBR pile. I’m not sure if I have an actual TBR pile, I know I have a TBFF (to be Friggin finished) pile. As I mentioned yesterday with the list of half ready books currently on the go. I will tell you the ones I’m looking forward to though, even if I don’t get to them this fall.

We’ll start with a couple of series I’m looking forward to:

10) Kinley MacGregor : Brotherhood of the Sword-MacAllister Series: I seem to be in the mood for bodice ripping, alpha male highlanders. Generally the historical inaccuracies bother me to no end, but if the characters are entertaining, these should be a fun read. I don’t think I’ll finish all 7 before the end of the year, but I’ll at least make a dent in the ones that look fun.

Master of Desire (Brotherhood/MacAllister, #1)Claiming the Highlander (Brotherhood/MacAllister, #2)Born in Sin (Brotherhood/MacAllister, #3)Taming the Scotsman (Brotherhood/MacAllister, #4)A Dark Champion (Brotherhood/MacAllister, #6)Return of the Warrior (Brotherhood / MacAllister's #7)The Warrior (Brotherhood/MacAllister Series, #8)

 

9)Maggie Sefton: Knitting Murder Mystery Series. I’ve already started reading Knit One, Kill Two, and I have to say I’m kind of hooked. The writing is a little limp but the descriptions of the yarnshop alone are enough to keep me reading. It’s like porn, people. I hope Kelly learns to knit. Something tells me she does. Also I would absolutely love to have a knitting group like the one in the book. Again I highly doubt I’ll finish all of these books by the end of the year but I’m looking forward to jumping in head first.

90187Needled to DeathA Deadly Yarn (A Knitting Mystery #3)A Killer Stitch (A Knitting Mystery, # 4)Fleece Navidad (A Knitting Mystery, # 6)Dyer Consequences (A Knitting Mystery, # 5)Dropped Dead Stitch (A Knitting Mystery, # 7)Skein of the Crime (A Knitting Mystery, #8)Unraveled (A Knitting Mystery, #9)

Cast On, Kill Off

8) Christopher Moore – These books including Fool, are definitely on my to finish before the end of the year list. Five books isn’t that bad, I just have to really get in the mood to enjoy the gigglefit these books tend to bring out.

Practical DemonkeepingCoyote BlueIsland of the Sequined Love NunSacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

 

7) 34504 Wyrd Sisters By Terry Pratchett. This is my morning walk/audiobook. I love the narrators they get for these books. They’re wonderful to read but to listen to them, well I would have to say I’m well spoiled for listening to any other audiobook. They’re fun, and I get swept up in them almost as much as if I were reading it.

6)21787 The Princess Bride By William Goldman. I’ve never read this, but I absolutely adore the movie. This is one of those that keeps getting pushed back to the next year, the next month. I think I’m going to have to really keep it on my list this time around.

 

5)The Last Wish (The Witcher) The Last Wish By Andrezej Sapkowski. I think I just really liked the title of this one, I’m not sure if it’s going to be interesting or if I’m even going to like it, but the premise looks cool and the cover is making me curious.

4)The Ship Who Sang (Brainship, #1) The Ship Who Sang by Anne MacCaffrey I read the Ship Who Searched a couple of years ago, it was wonderful. I really want to read this one, and any others in this series/collection. They’re different and the kind of Sci-Fi I really enjoy.

3) The Book Thief The Book Thief By Markus Zusak. My brother recommended this book to me, and I really want to read it, but the subject matter and the narrator tell me it’s going to not only be deep but potentially tragic. I think I’m going to have to squish this one between a Christopher Moore and a Maggie Sefton to handle it.

2)3437309-empire-in-black-and-gold Empire in Black and Gold By Adrian Tchaikovsky I swear I pick books by their covers alone sometimes. If it looks interesting I want to read it, I want to know why the author chose that cover, why the editor suggested it. What’s behind it. Why that title? I WANT TO KNOW. But generally I really just hope they live up to the hype the cover suggests. Here’s hoping?

1)400881 Shadows Linger By Glen Cook. Seriously The Black Company was awesome. Not your typical fantasy war novel and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to read this book I just have to remember to pick it up when I finish the ones I’m reading.

 

So that’s it right now. Let’s hope I can post next weeks on Tuesday, yes?

Drive by Review

Next post is TTT, I promise, but I thought I would give a drive by review of the books I’ve read this year.

 

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)

A Discovery of Witches By Deborah Harkness: So, I’m not sure about this book. I liked it. I devoured the first half of the book between two backshifts. The problem with it, is more upon reflection. The novel has several plots that are just set ups for the rest of the trilogy, but I don’t really mind that so much, would have liked something to have been wrapped up but I can forgive that. My actual problem is that the relationship between Diana and Matthew is “ON FIRE” at the beginning of the book and then just shuts down by the middle. I don’t need sex every five pages, but really if I’m reading romance, there could be something, they had more than enough opportunity. 3/5 Stars

 

Relentless

Relentless By Dean Koontz: I wanted to like this book, I really did. But. . . honestly, the characters felt flat, the ending was a rush job and completely unsatisfying, the humour was forced, and I felt just let down. I miss Koontz’s old stuff. 2/5 stars

 

 

 

The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6)

The Immortal Highlander by Karen Moning: It took four chapters before I was sucked in. Adam was not all that sympathetic in the beginning and so narcissistic I wanted to shoot him. But I still fell for the ass, and was sucked into the book, especially by the end, so it still hits the 4/5 stars.

 

 

 

The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5)

The Dark Highlander by Karen Moning It’s a good thing I read these out of order, I needed to know Daegus was a good guy, judging by his character in the beginning I wasn’t really sure where it was going. Still only took me 12 hours to read.  5/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4)

Kiss of the Highlander By Karen Moning Fell in love with this book, took less than 8 hours to read and I loved Drustan even when he was being an ass. seriously I’m trying to tell myself not to read it again, and I only finished it two weeks ago. 5/5 Stars

 

 

 

Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7)

Spell of the Highlander by Karen Moning: First book I read of this series. Glad I started with this one, really liked it. Cian was interesting and *wggily fingers* dangerous without being creepy. Walking the line nicely. 5/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Bite Me (A Love Story, #3)

Bite Me By Christopher Moore Third in the Vampire Love Story trilogy. Wonderful, finished in less than two days. I couldn’t put it down. Abby Normal got on my nerves a bit and I was sad for the end it was rather bittersweet, but I really do love Jody. 5/5 Stars

 

 

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove By Christopher Moore: Funny, engaging, I adore Theo, and have an image of Alcide from True blood stuck in my head for him, despite his description of be tall, lanky/skinny, and a stoner extraordinaire. Molly is awesome, I even like Steve. 4/5 Stars

 

 

You Suck: A Love Story (Vampire Trilogy, #2)

You Suck by Christopher Moore: Second book in Vampire love trilogy, I loved it, chest is hilarious and the animals are fun, once again. 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Lamb By Christopher Moore: Laugh out loud funny. I could not put this down. I annoyed my friends by quoting this book ad nauseum. Highly recommend this book to everyone. 5/5 Stars 

 

 

 

Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd And the Frost Giants By Neil Gaiman: Cute, quick, engaging. Really nice fable/ fairy tale story combing the old norse myths. 5/5 Stars

 

 

 

 

The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes

Preludes and Nocturnes Sandman #1 by Neil Gaiman: excellent, scary, creepy and very awesome. I loved this. 4/5 Stars

 

 

 

 

Miles and the Magic Flute

Miles and the Magic Flute By Heidi Cullinan: At first I found Miles whiny but I stuck it through and he is more than redeemable and I really enjoyed the book. I wish I could be more specific but it’s been a few months since I read it. 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins : This took me a while to get into, I hate first person. I just can’t seem to read them. Otherwise it was interesting, and I really liked the concept. Also it was way better than the movie. 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

A Dirty Job

A Dirty Job By Christopher Moore: This was a difficult read but a wonderful one for all that. I adored the novel and I was heartbroken by the end. 5/5 stars

 

 

 

 

Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Fluke By Christopher Moore: Funny, weird, odd, and silly. I loved it, and there were several places I was laughing my ass off. 4/5 stars

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