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chelsey.aytch

chelsey.aytch

Joined September 2016

I'd go full goth, but my face is too expressive. Instagram @chelsey.aytch.
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Agnes | Peter Stamm
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Another slow burner where not alot seems to happen, but this time with a sinister edge always hanging out in the background.

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Hotel Du Lac | Anita Brookner
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Okay, on the surface there doesn't seem to be alot going on in this one. But, I thought this story was great. The writing is gorgeous--the characters and setting were all fully realized, and I enjoyed getting to the bottom of why exactly Edith was staying at the hotel. It's definitely a quiet story, a slow-burner, but worth it.

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Moshi-Moshi: A Novel | Banana Yoshimoto
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Meh. There were some beautiful passages, but the dialogue was clunky and unrealistic, and there was alot of telling instead of showing. Maybe it's a difference between Japanese and American cultures, maybe the translation was done poorly, or maybe it wasn't edited as much as it needed to be (which may account for the spelling & grammar errors), but this got boring around page 100 (which, in a 200 page book makes it seem pointless to DNF).

MisAnthro I really think its the translation cuz she's such a good author 3y
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I really enjoyed this mix of travel and memoir. Russell kept things funny and informative.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Really liked it, but less dudes and boobs, more witchiness please.

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Is it weird that the best word I can think of for this one is "haunting"? Whatever, it's true.

MrBook Interesting cover. 3y
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A small bookhaul from last night. I went back and forth on which one to start first, but ultimately went with The Vegetarian.

MrBook Nice book haul! 3y
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Beautifully written. I didn't really care for the middle section, but the other two were brilliant.

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Prez, Volume 1 | Mark Russell
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It's terrifying how possible all of the craziness in this book seems, but I loved Beth's ability to see through everything and take control.

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Yep, buy this for every kid (and adult) in your life.

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Ghost Summer: Stories | Tananarive Due
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I loved every story--Due's writing is beautiful & her ability to create an immersive story within the first few paragraphs of a tale is bananas. I enjoyed the stories set in Gracetown the most & missed it once they moved to different territory. The other stories were just as good, but there's something about Gracetown that makes what's already creepy even more unnerving. Due is officially someone whose work I'll keep looking for.

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My first Stephen King (I think). Which of his books should I read next?

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Ghost Summer: Stories | Tananarive Due
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Every story in this collection has surprised me. The Buffy bookmark spikes the already high cool-factor. Thanks, 9 year old me.

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Ghost Summer: Stories | Tananarive Due
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Brb--hiding from the world and embracing kitty cuddles and some more spooky stories. Let's take a moment to pick ourselves and those around us up, and then keep moving forward.

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Alright, I suck at reviewing books. Not sure if it's lit major hangover or what, but I feel like I can never really explain why or what I liked about a book. But, this book was really great. Definitely creepy, a little gross, & enough twists & turns to keep you guessing but not confused. Didn't really care for the blog entries, but even they were still entertaining. Read it now...or closer to next Halloween if that's your jam.

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Daylight makes me more brave. Back to conquering my stack of creepy books from October.

#spookyreadsforever

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Because sometimes you need some happy thoughts before going to bed.

#spookyreadsforever #justnotbeforesleepytimes #theregoesmygothcred

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Daughters Unto Devils | Amy Lukavics
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This book really surprised me. The first 150 pages or so were kind of cliche and I was all "Yep, uh-huh, I've been down this road before." I seriously considered giving up, but then things started getting REAL CREEPY. A so-so just because of the slow start and some overdone plot points, but still going to sleep a little less easy because of this one.

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Daughters Unto Devils | Amy Lukavics
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When I can't decide which book I'd like to read next, sometimes I'll ask my boyfriend to pick something out of my stack of library books. There was a lot of "Ooooh.." and "WHAAAAT?" when he was reading the blurb for this one, so let's see if it lives up to his hype.

#spookybooksforever

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Dark Entries | Robert Aickman
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Spotted this at my favorite local bookstore as the horror bookclub's selection this month. Gorgeous cover and a Neil Gaiman endorsement can't steer a girl wrong, right?