Playlist For The Dead Review


Midnight Thoughts ~ Sam and Hayden are best friends, and for happy loner Sam, that seems to be enough.  Turns out it wasn’t enough for Hayden, who was hiding some deep loneliness. ~ Honestly, it felt like this was a bit of a mash up of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and 13 Reasons Why. [...]

Sundays In Bed With… Hysteria!


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 [...]

The Secrets We Keep Review


Midnight Thoughts ~ Because I’m a Gemini, I grew up thinking that I should have had a twin.   I’ve learned to be grateful I don’t have a twin, but there are aspects of Maddy and Ella’s relationship when they were younger that was heartwarming.  I can’t imagine being that close to a sibling.  And I [...]

Audio Review of Sharp Objects


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


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


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


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


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


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 [...]