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review 2018-08-13 16:49
Ghost need Friends too
Sheets - Brenna Thummler

Sheets is a unique comic about loss, grieving and understanding experiences that may not be joyous ones to tackle. Thummler introduces Wendell, a ghost that does not understand the current situation he is in and dealing with emerging himself into the ghost community. This same experience is reflected in the human/living world through Marjorie. Both characters struggle through belonging and understanding death. It is an interesting take on how ghost are perceived and how a spirit would interpret their situation. Having these two outlooks gives the reader a better understanding of death and moving one. Thummler also tackles serious issues such as; death, bullying, and responsibilities in an elegant way. Giving the main character time to grow and mature in her own time. The illustrations fit the context and made the characters more relatable and anchored to the storyline. I loved the sheet aspect to the ghost and the process of them attaining them. It gave a creative twist to the myth of the ghost sheet.

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text 2018-07-23 19:04
Sheets need cleaning too because
Sheets - Brenna Thummler

Once your dead, you're dead. You cant over-die......

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text 2018-05-01 18:45
April 2018-That's A Wrap!
Stirring the Sheets - Chad Lutzke
Zombie Bigfoot (Creature Quest Series Book 1) - Nick Sullivan
Unbury Carol: A Novel - Josh Malerman
Hammurabi Road: A Tale of Northern Ontario Vengeance - Steve Vernon
It's A Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World - Curtis M. Lawson
Winterbay Abbey: A Ghost Story - John Bladek,Davonna Juroe,Matt Godfrey
All Systems Red - Martha Wells
Sick House - Jeff Strand
SHOCK Anthology - Joe Pruitt
Figures Unseen: Selected Stories - Steve Rasnic Tem,Matt Godfrey

I've read 13 books this month!

 

Graphic Novels

SAGA, Volume 6 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples 4*

SHOCK Anthology edited by Joe Pruett 4*

 

Total: 2

 

 

Novellas

Stirring the Sheets by Chad Lutzke 5*

All Systems Red by Martha Wells 3.5*

RAGE by Richard Bachman 3*

Manchester Vice by Jack Strange 4*

 

Total: 4

 

Audiobooks

Zombie Bigfoot written and narrated by Nick Sullivan 4*

Hammurabi Road by Steve Vernon 4*

Winterbay Abbey: A Ghost Story by John Bladek and Davonna Juroe, narrated by Matt Godfrey 4.5*

Figures Unseen: Selected Stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, narrated by Matt Godfrey 5*

 

Total: 4

 

 

ARCS/Reads for Review

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman 3.5*

It's A Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World by Curtis Lawson 4*

 

Total: 2

 

Random Reads

Sick House by Jeff Strand 3.5*

 

 

 

 

Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge:

Challenge: Read 40 Books Already on my TBR

1. City of the Dead by Brian Keene

2. The Warblers by Amber Fallon

3. October by Michael Rowe

4. It's A Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World by Curtis Lawson

Status: 4/40

 2018 Running Total: 61

 

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review 2018-04-22 17:42
Don't Call Me Cupcake (The Holloway Girls, #1) by Tara Sheets
Don't Call Me Cupcake - Tara Sheets

 

Like the characters she creates, Sheets strives to spread happiness with her confectionery brand of sunshine. Don't Call Me Cupcake is an ideal introduction to an at times kooky, yet always light-hearted series. A gesture of kindness sparks a professional rivalry and an irresistible romance. Tara Sheets' and her Holloway Girls will definitely put a little love in your heart, even as they tempt readers with sugary sweetness.

 

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review 2018-04-09 18:45
Stirring the Sheets by Chad Lutzke
Stirring the Sheets - Chad Lutzke

 

STIRRING THE SHEETS is a novella by Chad Lutzke that left me wrung out on the floor, but in a good way! 

 

When Emmett loses his wife of 50 years, he has a hard time getting over his grief. He seems fine to most of the outside world-he's eating, he goes to work at the mortuary and he talks to his neighbors, both the nice one and the not so nice one. His neighbors don't know that Emmett hasn't touched the sheets on his bed since his wife passed, instead he sleeps on the couch. There are a few other things they don't know as well, but the author has to tell you those himself. 

 

The grief in this book is palpable. I felt like I could reach out and touch it. (In this way, STIRRING THE SHEETS brought to mind the grief I felt when reading OF FOSTER HOMES AND FLIES last year.) I've been married for almost 33 years now and I can't imagine losing my spouse after such a long time. The things that people do when overcome by grief can be terrible and hard to understand. I think I understand Emmett and what he did, though. I wonder if you can?

 

Over the past several years I've developed a fondness for both Chad Lutzke and John Boden, (John wrote the touching and heartfelt introduction for this book). They have a writing style all their own, both completely individual but recognizable. This novella is all Chad's. All the grief, all the poignancy, and that little bit of hope? They're all Chad's.

 

My highest recommendation to any fan of dark fiction!

 

Available on Friday the 13th or pre-order here:Stirring the Sheets

 

*I was provided an e-ARC of this book in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it.*

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