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review 2017-09-14 17:01
Creepy Supernatural Horror on sale!
Letters To The Damned - Austin Crawley

I read this last year for Halloween Bingo. My review is at http://loram.booklikes.com/post/1478462/letters-to-the-damned

 

I saw on Twitter that it's on .99 this weekend so sharing.

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text 2017-06-23 12:30
Finished it!
Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire

Not every child who falls down a rabbit hole finds Wonderland...

 

Some find something way weirder or scarier, while others find rainbows and unicorns. But whatever place they discover, it is a wrench when they return to our world and all they want to do is find their way back to what they now call 'home'.

 

 

Damn, but I wish this had been a full-length novel rather than a novella. I loved it, and wanted to know more about the characters and the worlds they visited.

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text 2016-11-15 20:30
Look what came in the mail today!

 

My Halloween Bingo prize! The halloween coffee cup, not the hairy monsters. I'm enjoying a nice afternoon coffee break in this wonderful fall sunshine. 

 

Thanks, Obsidian and Moonlight!

 

 

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text 2016-11-10 21:07
Thank You!

Thank you so much, Obsidian Blue and Moonlight Reader!

 

 

 

I can see this evening flying by ....

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review 2016-11-09 21:09
The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables - Robert S. Levine,Nathaniel Hawthorne

I picked up this book because I was visiting the house the story was based on. Sadly, the tour of the house was a lot more interesting than the story. It started out great, the history behind the house and Colonel Pyncheon's death drew me in, which is why I settled on 3 stars. Hawthorne wrote a good beginning, but failed to follow through with the middle and ending. If I had taken notes while reading, they would have looked like this:

 

Nothings happening.

Nothings happening.

Nothings happening.

Nothings happening.

Ooh, wait, this looks interesting.

Never mind.

Nothings happening.

Nothings happening.

Nothings happening.

Finally, now we're getting somewhere.

Wait, that's it?!

 

The 'good part' doesn't start until page 200 and is cleared up a chapter later. Plus, I had to read pages of what Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon would have been doing that day, if he hadn't fallen victim to the 'family curse.'

 

As for fulfilling the elements of being considered a gothic novel, it missed the most important one, an atmosphere of terror and mystery. I think I'll give any more works by Hawthorne a pass, life's too short to read about nothing.

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