Flame Tree Press had a 4th of July sale where each book was only 4 dollars! I went overboard
This just showed up at my door today!!!
Read from the "I knew..." paragraph, and buckle yourself in for a rollercoaster of a pulp fiction book summary!
I can't recommend this history of pulp paperbacks enough! It's both hilarious and incredibly informative.
It's not the best of the Poirot mysteries, but it's good to sit and knit or cook to! My main issue is that the beginning feels very rushed, and then it lags for about an hour or so.
What a beautiful children's book about a little vampire! It's a little tough to find, but it's a great book for early readers or to read to your little ones (plus, if you like horror imagery, you can introduce your kid to it in a safe space)! Also the author is the same one who made Akira.
Did you know the documentary was based on this amazing book? I can't recommend this highly enough!
For those who don't know, there's a documentary on Shudder by the same title that focuses on the black experience in horror. It's absolutely amazing, and the books is even better. It is academic in nature but not so much that you'll be bored with the writing style.
Much like Narnia and other young adult fantasy, Navin and Emily find themselves in a fantastical world trying to save their mother. The artwork is very beautiful, and the writing style is good for young readers alike.
I was incredibly surprised by this! It flows from black humor to horror easily, and it has this kind of claustrophobic writing that really gets under your skin. My favorite part is how the chapter opening furniture specs change as the story goes on.
Highly recommend for horror fans looking for a quick read!
I wanted to read this before I watched the movie. The book definitely skews more juvenile, but it's a fun premise and a pretty short read! Basically, a recently orphaned Lewis is sent to live with his uncle, who he finds out is a warlock. The boy accidentally raises a bad warlock from the dead, and chaos ensues.
Another classic! I'm trying to read at least 10 classics this year. I wasn't familiar with the Tommy and Tuppence series, but it's pretty fun. Not so much mystery as it is action-y, and it's a pretty quick read.
I wanted to read this one because it's a pre-Agatha Christie murder mystery, but I have to admit, the first half was very scattered and kind of boring. As with lots of these kinds of mysteries, I lost track of characters quickly, and the second half had a lot more action and an abrupt finale.
I would say read it for the history of the genre, plus it's free on kindle.
This was surprisingly a very good zombie manga, despite what the cover may imply. You can definitely see where the writer gets his influence from, and it's a quick read that left me both curious about the world the girls live in, but also satisfies a number of questions.
Stuck waiting for the cleaners for the new house, so I started unpacking my books just for something to do.
We bought a house! The apartment is all in disarray, and this stack of boxes is just our book collection alone 😭
Hey, @thelibrarian, did you take advantage of us living in the city to stalk me irl?? I'm blown away most by the fright night magnet, because that's one of my all time favorite Halloween movies! Thank you! #halloweenhorrorswap
The day before we leave the seaweed and rocks finally washed out of the waves, which lead to an ideal day at the beach with my husband and sister in law! Heading back home soon~
Did I mention I'm in Barbados currently? It's raining, so my niece is discussing cake very intently with my husband on the porch.
This one didn't keep my attention as much as the first issue, but it sets up a lot for issue 3. If you have Amazon prime, you can borrow these through prime reading. 😉
If you're a fan of horror you've probably seen Audition pop up as having some of the most horrifying scenes in horror. The book is no exception, but in true Murakami form it doesn't unleash the insanity until about midway or 3/4 of the way through. This edition was very well translated and is a great addition to any horror buff's shelf.
My husband is doing inktober over on his Instagram (nicholassmallnsd), and one of the pieces is this adorable drawing of our one bun in her usual "I'm stuck in a tissue box help me help me!" pose.
PS: if you guys give him a follow it'll make his birthday!
Not the best cozy mystery, but it's good for a light, quick read. The author is rather repetitive with her phrasing, and the protagonist is a bit frustrating. On the other hand, Pandora the cat and the town of Mystic Notch are both interesting characters that I hope get more print time in the second book.
@Joy0201 thank you so much for the lovely bookmark, note, and the book! I've never even heard of it! #justabookswap
Truth be told, I meant to post the contents Friday but got called back to the hospital and kept forgetting to log in due to exhaustion. Apologies!
2) I adore pumpkin drop cookies. I'll eat 4 dozen before the season ends
3) corn maze, I'm allergic to hay
4) yes! I'm near a few farms
5) not so much...i like pumpkin but not pumpkin spice
I love the Kusama pumpkin in the background 💜💜
Hands-down this has to be the easiest to understand houseplants book I've ever seen. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to start a little indoor garden!
I caved and bought a #bookswap book off Amazon. Idk what's going on with Barnes but I didn't think the order was a difficult one :(
Stopped by the local witchcraft store today and found this little guy! It has to be the clearest instructions for plant care I've ever seen. Maybe I'll actually be able to raise plants and not kill them immediately!
A lot of Junji Ito's work hasn't been translated into English, but I was so happy to see this collected works at Barnes! It's a great assortment of his shorts, and really shows how artistic Japanese horror can be. I may post a shot of the artwork later! Recommended for all horror and psychological thriller fans :)
Power keeps going on and off, and I can hear the car horns blaring because the street lights are out. I'm about halfway through this book, and it looks like camping lamps will be needed so I can make more progress.
On the other hand, this book is progressing at a decidedly slow pace, so maybe I shouldn't bother?