@DinoMom Thank you so very, very much! I feel so spoiled! My teenage daughter was in awe of all of the cute drawings on the packages! Im so excited to read, eat and take a bath with the candles and zombie bomb! Thanks, too, @wanderinglynn for organizing this amazing swap! #hauntedhollowswap
Well well well.... I had no expectations starting this and I was blown away!!! A bunch of friends get caught up in a few local murders & the past comes back to haunt them. Don't assume, question everything. 👍 I would NEVER have seen the very end coming in a million years!
A solid thriller heavily influenced by Ray Bradbury and Stephen King‘s earlier works. (Which is not a complaint! It‘s just wild how much influence Bradbury had on King‘s It and The Body/Stand By Me and how those influences continue to trickle down.) Some of the plot points were predictable and it wasn‘t tied up very neatly in the end, but I enjoyed it. #Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
I frequently sell my books on Facebook Marketplace, but this is the first time that someone bought ALL of the books I have for sale. Here‘s the entire #unhaul of 49 books. I‘ve read and enjoyed 14 of these, but the rest I have lost interest in. I‘m happy to see them go to a new home.
Also, friendly reminder to my fellow Canadians to go vote! I went to an advance poll this afternoon. It‘ll be interesting to see how this election turns out 🗳🇨🇦
WHOA!! literally up until the last page. My husband had to check on me because I was yelling OMG at the very end. I never saw anything coming in this book. That beginning and that incident at the fair is what childhood nightmares are made of! I devoured this in almost one day!
Read this for a Book Club. I really enjoyed it, it felt very reminiscent of it by Stephen King to me. With the 80s summer group of friends riding their bikes with only one girl in the group, there‘s even a character named Eddie in it. I could‘ve done without the dog part though, warning for animal cruelty and death.
I did leave a couple chalk men on the sidewalk outside the members house we were meeting at I wonder if she‘ll notice haha
🎧 Well this is another amazing book by CJ Tudor.
Every once in awhile I love to mindlessly meander through a thriller enjoying the twists & turns without trying to solve it. Loved it!
Dual timelines solving a murder in 1989. There‘s some great pop culture including the dissing of the 6th Doctor! 😆
Listened straight through. Edge of my seat. The author has written better books but this is a great book with a great ending! Karma!
The Chalk Man is a fast-paced thriller, with some serious Stephen King vibes. I enjoyed the dual timeline aspect (although I preferred the childhood story set in 1986 to the present day one set in 2016) and I love that every single character had secrets! This was Tudor‘s debut novel, and while it was good, her work has only improved! 3⭐️
Ed, dude, you‘re fucking creepy. This book was just kind of horrifying all the way around and I wasn‘t even creeped out about the murdered girl. Sean kind of messed me up and I‘m not going to lie, I‘m not mad at his fate. This was just one of those books where all of the characters were giving me bad vibes. I didn‘t really like any of them. I did however like the twists and turns. This is just one of those dark books where everything is fucked.
About halfway through THE CHALK MAN on audio and thoroughly enjoying both the story and the wonderful narration by Scottish actor Euan Morton. The plot bounces between 1986 and 2016 with a very IT-like vibe, and Morton is able to modulate his performance in the first-person narrative to capture the subtle differences between the young and old protagonist. Mesmerized and eager to finish this fantastic book!
Who‘s ready for October‘s #BookSpinBingo?! I know I am! Nine of these books are from my #Scarathlon2020 TBR, while the others will give me a break from all the scary reads. Plus, five spaces for library books or mood reads!
I forgot to post earlier but The Chalk Man made it! Thank you @BookwormAHN @Alfrazier21 @rsteve388 for a fantastic round of #LMPBC 🖤 I really enjoyed all of your picks and your thoughts on them! @rsteve388 The Invited is on it's way home to you and should be there by Saturday. 🙈
I really enjoyed this disturbing book. This book centers around a group of kids, that are reminiscent of the Losers Club in It, that found a headless body in the woods by following chalk drawings. Chalk drawings that are similar to the ones that they had been using.
#lmpbc @Mynameisacolour @rsteve388 @Alfrazier21
#SummerFunJr Read a book someone else picks
There is so much Litsy love for this book and I‘m not feeling it. It‘s was a pretty good thriller that owes waaaaaay too much to Stephen King. I did not like the twisty turny ending. #EarlGrey
C J Tudor‘s debut crime thriller is a confident and gripping affair filled with plot twists that effortlessly moves between two time frames to keep the action moving while also exploring notions of friendship, growing up and memory. I particularly liked how she uses traditional coming-of-age and first romance tropes, with Ed‘s older self adding context and foreboding to the 1986 timeline and I enjoyed the open ending more than I thought I would.
I just realized I never posted my review for my #LitsyMarkup book in May! We‘ve been bottle feeding an orphaned kitten and I‘ve been running on about 4 hours sleep for two weeks. 😴 This one was a quick, interesting read. Not my favorite so far, but a good read none the less!
@BookwormAHN The book was mailed earlier this week! Tracking number 9549 0146 0796 0153 5865 27
Any thank you so very much for the book and adorable sticky notes. This one has been on my TBR forever. Misty and Jennifer thank you for the thoughtful birthday cards. You guys helped to make my day special ❤️❤️❤️
So freaking good! With more twists and turns that a fairground Tilt-a-Whirl, this was far more intense than I was expecting, and I completely loved it. Hope to come across more books by this author soon!
And this completes book 4 of #BookSpinBonanza! I‘m trying to make some serious headway in this challenge so I can be free in my choices for the week of the #BuzzwordBookathon
Almost finished the tagged audiobook and completed another #bulletjournal spread. Again, I loved how this one turned out! Hoping to get my #unreadbookcount down to 423 by the end of June.🤞🏻
My results haven‘t come back yet, so I‘m still not allowed to go back to work. Since I‘m not allowed to leave the apartment until my results come in, it looks like tomorrow‘s forecast is showing nothing but books, books, and more books lol.
Quickly moving straight into book 4 of #BookSpinBonanza @TheAromaofBooks
Wow what a wild ride, this was a well done Mystery/Thriller. CJ Tudor is a wonderful Author that knows how to write a edge of your seat mystery and keep you guessing throughout the whole story.
There were enough little mysteries to solve throughout the story that it really kept the story moving at a fast pace and the ending tied the speedy beginning together nicely. Well done. I'll be reading more CJ Tudor for sure!
Compulsive reading which I overall enjoyed although I found the end reveal a bit predictable. Full review here: https://thecuriousmagpie2018.wordpress.com/2020/03/14/book-review-the-chalk-man-...
@Mynameisacolour Hey, so I noticed you mailed the book probably two weeks ago and I didn't get it but that's because I didn't list an apartment with my mailing address! Heavens I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached. Hopefully you'll get it back with a return to sender and it won't get lost in the mail! Now how do I fix the address thing? @suvata
Finished up The Chalk Man for #lmpbc #GroupK I won't give too much away but will say that I enjoyed this one! It was dark and twisty with a bit of a S.K. vibe going on. I would recommend reading in as few sittings as possible as the timeline flips back and forth and most chapters end on little cliffhangers 😬🧗♂️🗻 Will try to get this mailed out this week! @BookwormAHN @rsteve388 @Alfrazier21
An entertaining read with an extra side of creepy that is perfect for a flight, a day at the pool or relaxing on the beach. A group of friends discover a body in the woods—and that‘s not all that happened in the summer of 1986. Fast forward 20 years and someone claims to know what really happened and who was responsible. Revisiting the past will open old wounds, expose long hidden secrets and...well, if you read it you‘ll find out. Good not great.