Audio Review of Sharp Objects

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I love audio books. In the author’s notes on the audio version of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, he talks about how the first stories we learn are read to us. I listen to audio books when I’m in the car, shopping, and playing Candy Crush. In typical book blogger fashion, I already have a tbr shelf [...]

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Update the First

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Hey, midnighters, we’ve got some Readathon going on!  Here’s what I’ve been up to:   Books Read: 1. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (audiobook) 2. Vampire Academy Vol. 1 (graphic novel) 3. Playlist for the Dead (just the last 67 pages that I hadn’t finished before Readathon). Snacks Devoured: This morning I did a Dunkin’ [...]

Readathon: Rev Your Engines!

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Good morning,  my book reading minions!  In just 20 minutes the frenzied sound of books opening up all over the world will freak out those non-readers of the planet.  They will pause, tilt there heads, and wonder What the heck was that sound?  But we will know it is the  sound of hundreds of books [...]

RIP IX Review: By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain

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Midnight Thoughts More sad than horrific, but Hill definitely inherited the ability to write a damn good short story.  From the first scene in the opening, where Gail is playing at robot child while her mother is trying to recover from a hangover, to the discovery on the beach, I was hooked.  I loved the [...]

RIP IX Review: Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales

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Midnight Thoughts Decent collection of short stories, some better than others.  No surprise that I enjoyed Neil Gaiman’s the most.  Made for a good RIP IX read.  Read for the Peril of the Short Story challenge. Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales gets a Midnight Book Rating of:

RIP IX Review: Conjured

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Midnight Thoughts The first 2/3’s of the book was leaning more towards a 3 star, and then the last 1/3 was leaning towards a 5 star, so I split the difference. The beginning of the book is, to steal a line from a 90’s song, building a mystery. And it’s a confusing mystery, with bits [...]

RIP IX Review: Winterkill

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Midnight Thoughts ~ I wasn’t sure at the very beginning, with the talk of The Lost People and The Village vibe I was getting, that I’d like this book.  However, it didn’t take long for me to get interested in Emmeline and her situation. ~ I don’t know if the book ever states explicitly where [...]

Love & Other Theories Review

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Midnight Thoughts ~ This was not love at first sentence.  In fact, I was worried that this was going to be a dnf for me.  The writing was good, and the pace fast, so I kept on reading until I had settled into the story. ~ The reason that I almost dnfed the book was [...]

Sundays In Bed With… Jackaby

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Welcome BACK to my Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!  I know, I know, I switched to In [...]

RIP IX Review: Blood Boy

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Midnight Thoughts Oh, Howie, how I adore you! Blood Boy is (finally!) Howie’s short story, and it takes place, appropriately, on Halloween.  I love how Howie’s complete humanity helps balance Jazz’s lack of emotion.  Howie is immature, goofy, and sex crazed, but he’ll never be as cold and calculating as Jazz.  Howie’s a puppy, Jazz [...]