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swynn
The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Mehso-so

This was the bestselling book in the U.S. in 1977. It's a collection of chronicles telling stories of Tolkien's Middle-Earth, from the beginning up to the events of the Lord of the Rings. It's not an easy book, and it's more interested in atmosphere than in keeping the readers attention. I bounced off it forty years ago, so was pleased on this attempt to find it challenging but not awful. I even enjoyed it, but had to consume it in small chunks.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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Pickpick

This is an entertaining blend of creepiness and humor. I love the goat!!

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Pickpick

I was hoping for a little more horror, but there is definitely a gothic feel to the book. Good thriller-mystery!

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Cosmos_Moon
Kissing the Beehive | Jonathan Carroll
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Pickpick

Less fantasy than most, more murder mystery. Still a twisted psychological story. I can‘t go wrong with Jonathan Carroll.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Needful Things | Stephen King
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Pickpick

In this early King novel, he explores small-town life and the depredations of greed on the better instincts of what were fine people. When a mysterious man, Leland Gaunt, opens a resale store in town, he starts using his wares to gain control of the townspeople and sow discord in their quiet village. Even some of the nicest people like the sheriff‘s girlfriend, Polly, are lured by items too tempting to resist. A fine study of the effects of greed!

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VioletMoonBooks
Where Dreams Descend | Janella Angeles
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Pickpick

Apparently, this is a retelling of a fairy tale called “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” which I have never read, so I can‘t comment on how the story compares to the source material. This is a pretty entertaining mix of suspense, romance, with a dash of creepiness thrown in.

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Johanna414
The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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Pickpick

I've been reading this with the kids at bedtime for a couple months. We maxed out our renewals at tbe library because we only read a few pages a night after a few picture books. Nina cried when I told her it would have to go back to the library soon, because she wanted to "keep reading it forever." So naturally I bought a copy to keep ? I think its safe to say they loved it! #raisingreaders