Book Review, Horror

Mini Manga Review: The Human Chair by Edogawa Ranpo

Can you really trust the chair you are sitting in?  The Human Chair is a short story written by Edogawa Ranpo. It tells the story of a young woman who goes shopping for a chair and after wandering into an antique shop, is told the creepy story of The Human Chair. The tale of a writer… Continue reading Mini Manga Review: The Human Chair by Edogawa Ranpo

Book Review, Other

Sheets by Brenna Thummler (Arc Review)

Summary: Synopsis from GoodReads.com: "Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for. Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life… Continue reading Sheets by Brenna Thummler (Arc Review)

Book Review, Thriller

REVIEW: A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary

Summary: From GoodReads.com: "An engrossing, illustrated journey into true crime classics of the Victorian era, this omnibus volume contains three works in Rick Geary’s increasingly storied treasuries of murder—Jack the Ripper, The Beast of Chicago, and The Fatal Bullet. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories include a bibliography of research sources, presenting true… Continue reading REVIEW: A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary

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Discussion: Comic Book YA Novels

This is probably going to ruffle a LOT feathers but....Comic book YA novels WTF I have noticed a new trend in bookshops and in the book world that really bothers me: Novels about comic book characters. Normally I would write these off as those crappy novel versions of recent films with horrific movie covers that… Continue reading Discussion: Comic Book YA Novels

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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Want for Christmas

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the brilliant Bionic Bookworm. Check her out if you are not following her already.   5 days until Christmas! I don't know about you but I am excited. Every year I get a mountain of books as gifts from family and myself. I always get myself a little gift of … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Want for Christmas

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Reading 23 Books in a Month? (Week 1 wrap up & week 2 TBR)

It is week 2 of my attempt to read 23 books in a month. If you dont know already: I was challenged to read 100 books this year and life got in the way so I fell horribly behind in my reading. Now to beat the challenge I have to read almost a book a… Continue reading Reading 23 Books in a Month? (Week 1 wrap up & week 2 TBR)

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Reading 23 Books in a Month? (Update & Week 1 TBR)

So I have to read 23 books to meet my yearly GoodReads reading challenge goal of 100 books. This was originally 24 books but since my last post on this subject I finished another book. I am normally very good at reading constantly but this year I bought a house, adopted a cat and been… Continue reading Reading 23 Books in a Month? (Update & Week 1 TBR)

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A Guide to Graphic Novels

Nerd culture has taken over the world in the last few years with everyone loving comic book films, Star Wars and 80s pop culture references, but what if you want more than the films? What if the films have unlocked your love of Captain America or Batman and you want more? I have spoken to… Continue reading A Guide to Graphic Novels

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Reading Goals for Bout of Books January 2015

  This is a a follow-up post to the one I made an hour ago talking about my last minute entry to Bout of Books January 2015. If you want to go read that and learn about the challenge you can click here to go check that out. I have spent the last hour or so… Continue reading Reading Goals for Bout of Books January 2015