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Why I Read Ghost Stories At Christmas

Now it is no secret that I read scary things all year around but when it comes to Christmas I just want one thing: ghost stories. Now I know it is a bit odd, images of ghosts really don't mesh with jolly old Saint Nick and Christmas trees, but is it really that strange? .....Historically… Continue reading Why I Read Ghost Stories At Christmas

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5 Short Stories You Need to Read Tonight

So it is a dark deary night in November and you want something to read that fits the atmosphere of the night, you have already read Poe so many times that you can reenact The Pit and the Pendulum with Barbie dolls, but it's ok, I have you covered. Here is my, Poe Free, list… Continue reading 5 Short Stories You Need to Read Tonight

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Dark Reads of the Month: October

I am sorry for missing my September's monthly reads but I have been so busy I have had little time for reading, which is why my readathon failed spectacularly. Most of my October was spent reading stereotypical haunting stories very slowly so I could enjoy them. I plan on reading tons this month so maybe… Continue reading Dark Reads of the Month: October

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Dark Reads of the Month: July

July was a mixed month for reading for me. I blame the sunshine. I read 6 books this month but none of them were books that I planned to read because I kept getting distracted by pretty short story collections and rereads. At least I had a great time. I will have a few interesting… Continue reading Dark Reads of the Month: July

Book Review, Horror

Rereading Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House

To kick off my reread of the Goosebumps series I decided to start at the very beginning with Welcome to Dead House. I can't guarantee that I will be reading these books in order but the very first Goosebumps book seemed like a perfect beginning.┬áThese books are easy to sum up┬ábut I can't do better… Continue reading Rereading Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House

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REVIEW: Red by Jack Ketchum

Summary: Synopsis from GoodReads.com: "The old man hears them before he sees them, the three boys coming over the hill, disturbing the peace by the river where he's fishing. He smells gun oil too, too much oil on a brand-new shotgun. These aren't hunters, they're rich kids who don't care about the river and the… Continue reading REVIEW: Red by Jack Ketchum

Book Review, Horror

A Stephen King Hater Reads Stephen King: Carrie

Do I really need to explain the plot of Carrie? A bullied and abused teenage girl with telekinesis gets invited to prom. Chaos ensues. End of plot summary. I went easy on myself for the first book of my "I hate Stephen King" reread blog series, because I actually enjoy Carrie. I have read it… Continue reading A Stephen King Hater Reads Stephen King: Carrie