Hello! It seems like every time I sit down to write about the books I’ve been reading I just… blank. I don’t know why. Nothings changed with the books, even the ones I’ve loved. So I’m going to do a wrap-up of some Spring standouts (doesn’t mean the best of just some of the books … More Spring Reading Wrap-Up: Some Standouts
You know sometimes you just get a movie trailer that pushes all the right buttons and you’re like yeah, this, this is going to be a classic. I’ve been waiting for a look at Willy’s Wonderland since reading the synopsis and it’s finally here.
Venus in the Blind Spot By: Junji Ito My first horror manga! Honestly I think this might be my favorite manga yet. Of all the Junji Ito options I had to start with this one because I find the cover art so striking and that turned out to be a really good approximation of what’s … More My First Horror Manga
The King of Crows By: Libba Bray With this book I’ve finished five series this year! Which considering how the rest of the year (crap) is going I’m taking that as reading win. I am a little torn on this one though because while I give high marks to the series overall and loved books … More The Diviners and the King
Midsommar Directed By: Ari Aster Midsommar was one of my most anticipated movies of the year which I promptly missed in theaters so became one of my top 3 must catch up on and I finally managed to!
I started reading It last week- the movie version helped restart my interest in the horror genre. Unsurprisingly like most of the King books I’ve read from that era I can’t put it down. And reading it while awaiting the final chapter and thinking on some of the other scary movies I’ve watched or am … More What’s Scarier? Books vs. Films
Teeth in the Mist By: Dawn Kurtagich I read ‘inspired by the legend of Faust’ and was like sign me up! I enjoyed both Kurtagich’s previous books The Dead House & And the Trees Crept In so when I saw this one and read witches and deals with the devils along with a suitably creepy … More The Devil & Roan Eddington
Bird Box By: Josh Malerman Grade: B+ Horror for me often falls into two categories. The stuff that’s fun when you’re reading/watching it. That does scare you and leave you going oh gross, no, no. Run away! But doesn’t really leave an impact. And the stuff that gets under your skin leaves you unsettled and … More See & Die
The Anomaly By: Michael Rutger Grade: B This book is full of things I would never do. Explore a cavern high in the walls on the Grand Canyon… nope. Especially a cavern that I believe the government concealed discovery of the first time around… nope. And maybe if I did one day strangely get that … More Follow Me into this Dark & Creepy Cave
The Tommyknockers By: Stephen King Grade: B+ Trip over a piece of metal in the woods. Realize it’s larger than you could have imagined. Give into compulsion to dig it up. Doom everyone. I read The Tommyknockers for the first time when I was a kid (probably 12 or so) and it’s stayed with me … More Things You Learn on a Reread