The creepiest thing about this story was the cover. #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
It says right on the cover that it's a ghost story, but after finishing it I am not sure why. The writing was good, but I went in expecting a haunting tale and it just wasn't that.
This was a random pick from my local library recently. Although most of it I knew already about King, I still enjoyed the book. It was well researched and written in an entertaining, informative style without too much fluff.
If you're a fan of this author, or curious to know more about the man behind the curtain, give this book a try.
#screamathon #screamathonphotochallenge #Haunted @4thhouseontheleft
I'm rereading this one so I can finally finish up this series. Charlie Parker is one of my favorite characters and this dark, twisty, gruesome book is an excellent start to the series.
Yes, this book is vivid and violent, but it is so well written and you'll find yourself attached to the characters as you read.
Parker is searching for his wife and daughter's murderer and he will stop at nothing to get justice.
Finished up this audiobook today for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
I've never listened to the podcast, but I'm definitely going to check it out now.
The story happens before the events of the podcast and it is told from two different perspectives. The government is covering up something and one girl is on a journey to uncover the truth so she can piece together her family's history.
Enjoyable and a little creepy, but not quite a pick for me.
#screamathonphotochallenge Day 17. #Pumpkins @4thhouseontheleft
This is a very well written book. I read it several years ago and the story is still very vivid in my mind. This town certainly has a unique, and twisted, tradition with pumpkins.
In the town of Gilchrist, which is a little reminiscent of Stephen King's Derry, bad things happen. A couple grieving the loss of their son come to Gilchrist to heal, but the evil that lurks beneath the damp soil of this small town has other plans for them.
Yes, this book does leave some things unexplained, but it's a creepy horror filled mess all the way to the end.
I just finished this as an audiobook and it was just okay. Apparently it is also a movie; I will definitely check that out. As I was listening to it I kept thinking, "this reads more like a movie." Now I know why since the book came after.
It was a quick, quirky read, but I never reached the point where I felt connected to the characters.
Book 13 for my #screamathon totals. @4thhouseontheleft
One of my favorite King books, and I love this cover design. 💚
#Skeletons play a big part in the creepy events that happen in this novel as the main character seeks to find answers to the tragedies of the past.
#screamathonphotochallenge Day 16. @4thhouseontheleft
Another book finished for #screamathon 👻 @4thhouseontheleft
Historic fiction mixed with a bit of mystery and a closer look at human nature in regards to people who are different.
Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the streets and poor Evelyn finds herself dealing with the ghosts of his victims while also caring for the Elephant Man.
It was a bit slow at first, but it does pick up. Great spooky read. 👻
I love this video game, so I decided to try out the graphic novels. I was geeking out when I saw this Stan Sakai variant cover at the end. 💚
The story was good, although I feel I had an advantage from the game. The Witcher finds himself trapped in a House of Glass in the midst of a haunted wood. The use of stained glass to tell the story was a fun touch. I'll definitely read more.
Book 11 for my #screamathon totals. @4thhouseontheleft
I finally had time today to finish this one. Wow! Excellent example of how great King is at weaving a wonderful story that leaves you feeling like you've lost a friend once you turn the last page. It is reminiscent of Firestarter, which made me like it more. 💚
This makes book 10 for #screamathon. @4thhouseontheleft
I recently saw this play, which is what reminded me that this book was #orangeandblack. One of my favorite books, and it also makes an excellent theater experience if you ever get the chance. #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft Day 14.
Although this one isn't a scary book, it does deal with death. My mom read this to me as a kid when my grandpa got sick to help me understand that death is just a natural process that we all will go through one day. #AutumnLeaves always make me think about this book.
#screamathonphotochallenge Day 11. @4thhouseontheleft
Drizzly morning here in East Texas, and the temperature dropped from 85 yesterday to 45 this morning with a nice cool breeze. I'm out on my back porch enjoying it while the rest of my house still sleeps.
This book is very good so far. I'm only at the half-way point, but I can't wait to see what happens next. 💚
Who else is reading this one for #screamathon ? @4thhouseontheleft
Book 9 finished for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
First off, I'm not sure why this is listed in the horror genre. It started out interesting and even though the main character was unpredictable and neurotic, I was enjoying it. Then she moves to a small town where the last school teacher mysteriously disappeared, and this story starts falling apart. Sadly, the ending didn't help and just left me frustrated.
#ReadingUSA2019 #NorthDakota @Librarybelle
This book took me by surprise. What starts out as just a book about people in a small town, quickly develops into a complex look into the inner dreams and anxieties of individuals who are shaped by the people, and the town of Owl. Such a witty, honest, unpredictable read and I'm glad I finally read it.
I will definitely check out other books by this author.
I am ashamed to admit that I've never seen this movie. My local cinema is playing it tonight though and I plan on being there. 🎃
Every week here they are playing a different Halloween movie, so I'll get to enjoy Clue, Gremlins, Beetlejuice, and Nightmare on Elm Street all on the big screen. I'm pretty excited.
#screamathonphotochallenge Day 9. #HallowenMovie @4thhouseontheleft
This is a #mustread. Such a great book with tons of information for everyone, not just women.
I listened to this on audiobook and when I finished I immediately ordered a print copy so that I can read it again and take notes.
Book 8 finished for #screamathon. 🎃 @4thhouseontheleft
This was a fun book about vampires, with some interesting changes to the typical vampire tale. Although I read lots of YA books, this one to me just didn't quite work. I'm sure a teen would disagree and love the teenage romance aspect, but it and the teen angst started to get on my nerves toward the end.
Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi
1. Chocolate candy
4. Scary movie
6. Hand out candy
7. Corn maze
8. Funny Costume
9. Pumpkin pie
10. Walk alone in a dark first
11. Black cats
12. Hot Chocolate
13. Celebrate in my neighborhood...preferably At home.😁
Feel free to play if you haven't yet. 🍁🎃👻
Impromptu read from my shelves because my local cinema will be playing it next Sunday and I plan on going to watch it again. 💚
I bought this for pure nostalgia purposes a few years ago, but I never read it. #screamathon was the perfect chance to revisit my childhood with this little gem.
It was a fun read with a few extra details not in the movie.
#readingusa2019 #nevada @Librarybelle
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft Book 6.
Psychological thriller about a man trying to find out what drove a woman to take her own life. He travels to the desert in Nevada to unearth her past and a small town's buried secrets.
Overall the story was good, but then the author tossed in a romance aspect at the end that just felt forced to me and messed up the ending.
Book 4 and 5 finished up for #screamathon 👻 @4thhouseontheleft
I read these when I was in the 3rd grade and I've loved them since then. I decided it was time for a re-read. They are so much fun to read aloud with kids, and even adults. The illustrations are still some of the creepiest things I've ever seen.
Excellent Halloween fun!
Book 3 finished for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
This was my local bookclub's pick this month. The writing is very well done. Once I was finished though I just felt underwhelmed by it all. I started out thinking I would love it, however, I just never really connected to any of the characters.
#screamathonphotochallenge #tarotreading @4thhouseontheleft
Day 3. I instantly thought of this well done graphic novel when I saw today's prompt. The Sorcerer in King's story has his own set of tarot cards he uses to try and bend people to his will.
Book 2 finished for #screamathon. 🎃 @4thhouseontheleft
This was almost a so-so because the end felt disjointed and unfinished. However, the rest of the story was creepy and unique, so for that it's a pick. I loved that almost all of the characters were female too.
I love the cover art on this one too. It's amazing!
I finished up my first audiobook for this reading challenge. It was a random pick from the Horror section on Overdrive.
The story had an intriguing premise with a town being threatened by something, or someone, living across the river from the town. Parts of it were creepy, other parts felt rushed and weird.
Not a bad book, just not quite a pick for me.
#screamathon #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft
My TBR for one of my favorite challenges here on Litsy. 👻
My goal is 25 books with 5 being audiobooks. I don't have those picked out yet since I'll just use whatever is available through Overdrive. 🎃
Happy Spooky Reading Everyone! 🎈
Of all the books I've read, I have never read Lolita. Now that I've read this book though I may have to try reading the fiction novel.
Be warned, this book is not for everyone. Although it is not graphic in the acts of abuse, there are many references, which made it hard at times to read. I couldn't put it down though; I had to find out what happened with Sally. The fact that Nabovkov denies using the case to write his book intrigued me too.
This book almost reads like two separate books. The first part being a true crime story about Reverend Maxwell and the mysterious death of his family members. The second part a biography on Harper Lee.
I did enjoy this book, but it was different than I expected. I thought there would be more emphasis on Lee's involvement in the case, instead we receive more of a background on the lawyer involved.
Still an informative read though.
#ReadingUSA2019 #Missouri @Librarybelle
Thriller about a community where young black males are disappearing and the cops don't seem to care enough to look into what's happening. The story has a few other plots going on as well, such as a homeless man being targeted by the cops, and a young girl being bullied at school.
I loved the book for its stance on racial issues present in today's society, but the writing was a bit dry and predictable.
I found this artwork online and really liked it. 💚
This was a re-read for me, but it's been a long time since I traveled with Charlie. I think I loved it more this time around.
Reading King is like talking with an old friend to me, and Charlie is easily one of my favorite literary characters. She's such a complex character who is just struggling to deal with a life she didn't choose.