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text 2017-11-02 22:45
October 2017 Round Up!
Cthulhu Blues (Spectra Files) - Douglas Wynne
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
Halloween Carnival Volume 4 - Kealan Patrick Burke,C.A. Suleiman,Ray Garton,Brian James Freeman,Bev Vincent
Coraline - Neil Gaiman,Dave McKean
The Trials of Solomon Parker - Eric Scott Fischl
Lightning Men: A Novel - Thomas Mullen
Strange Weather: Four Short Novels - Joe Hill
Blackwater: The Complete Saga - Michael McDowell,Matt Godfrey
Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever - Tom Neely
Halloween Carnival Volume 5 - Lisa Tuttle,Kevin Quigley,Norman Prentiss,Richard Chizmar,Brian James Freeman

 

October was a crazy month here at the Horror Corner! 

 

The most important, (and beautiful thing), was that my lovely niece married her best friend of 20+ years. The ceremony was wonderful and the reception a lot of fun!

 

 

 

Then, two weeks after that was the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival!

You can find my post about that HERE.

 

Here's a photo of myself with Rio Youers. Isn't he the cutest? He's also extremely gracious and very funny. 

 

All of this is why I only read 10 books this month! 

 

Graphic Novels: Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever by Tom Neely and friends.

 

Total: 1

 

Audio Books:

 

Blackwater: The Complete Saga by Michael McDowell, narrated by Matt Godfrey

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 

Coraline written and narrated by Neil Gaiman

 

Total: 3

 

ARCS:

 

Cthulhu Blues by Douglas Wynne

Halloween Carnival: Volume 4

Halloween Carnival: Volume 5

The Trials of Solomon Parker by Eric Scott Fischl

Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen

Strange Weather by Joe Hill

 

Total: 6

 

 

READING CHALLENGES

 

Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge: 

(Horror Aficionados Group on Goodreads)

Goal: Read 40 books I already own in 2017

 

 

January Count: 1

February Count: 2 

March and April Count: 0

May: 2 (Boo! and The Well)

June & July: 0

August: 1-The Talented Mr. Ripley

September: 1  Carter & Lovecraft

October 0 (But had LOTS of fun with Halloween Bingo!)

Running Count: 7

 

Graphic Novel Challenge:

(Paced Reading Group on GR)

Goal: Read 25 Graphic novels in 2017 

 

January count: 5

February count: 2

March count: 5

April count: 5

May count: 3

June count: 4

July count: 4

August count: 5

September: 1

October: 1

 

Running Count: 35! Challenge Met!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-10-09 19:00
Coraline, written and narrated by Neil Gaiman
Coraline - Neil Gaiman,Neil Gaiman,HarperAudio

A very cute nightmarish story for the young adult market.

 

This audiobook version was read by Neil Gaiman himself and was totally charming.

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text 2017-06-01 14:40
My May 2017
Immortal Writers (Immortal Writers Series Book 1) - Jill M. Bowers
Coraline - Neil Gaiman,Cornelia Krutz-Arnold
The Castaways - Jessika Fleck
Secrets of a Reluctant Princess - Casey Griffin
Blutdämmerung - Rainer Löffler
Welcome Back, Vol. 1: Help, I'm Alive - Christopher Sebela,Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Joyride Vol. 1 - Collin Kelly,Jackson Lanzing,Marcus To
Die Auserwählten - In der Todeszone: Maze Runner 3 (Die Auserwählten – Maze Runner) - Katharina Hinderer,James Dashner,Anke Caroline Burger
Maze Runner - Die Geheimakten: Alles über Die Auserwählten (Die Auserwählten - Maze Runner 0) - James Dashner,Anke Caroline Burger
Immortal Writers - 4 stars
Coraline - 5 stars
The Castaways - 5 stars
Secrets of a Reluctant Princess - 2 stars
Blutdämmerung - 5 stars
Welcome Back, Vol. 1: Help, I'm Alive - 4 stars
Joyride Vol. 1 - 4 stars
Die Auserwählten - In der Todeszone - 2.5 stars
Maze Runner - Die Geheimakten: Alles über Die Auserwählten - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Coraline, The Castaways, Blutdämmerung

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: The Sleeping Prince

 

I mean there are two comics and one really short book in there but I'm surprised that I finished 9 books. Two of the books were a major let down BUT most of the books were just pretty amazing. So success.

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review 2017-05-04 15:06
Coraline!!!
Coraline - Neil Gaiman,Cornelia Krutz-Arnold

German and english review

 

Inhalt: Coraline ist mit ihren Eltern in ein düsteres altes Haus gezogen. Die Nachbarn sind reichlich merkwürdig: Der verrückte Herr mit Schnurrbart erzählt von seinem Mäusezirkus, die schrulligen Schauspielerinnen warnen sie vor dem tiefen Brunnen im Garten. Noch merkwürdiger findet Coraline die zugemauerte Tür in ihrer Wohnung. Was verbirgt sich hinter dieser Tür?

 

Das Buch hat mich von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite total überzeugt. Ein richtig schönes aber auch teilweise echt gruseliges Abenteuer, dass wir zusammen mit Coraline erleben dürfen. Es hat sich super schnell lesen lassen, nicht nur weil es ein kurzes Buch war, sondern auch weil es wirklich so unheimlich schön geschrieben war, dass man das Buch kaum aus der Hand legen konnte.

 

Ich kann das Buch wirklich nur total empfehlen, obwohl ich fast annehme, dass es eigentlich schon jeder gelesen hat??? Für mich wird es auf jeden Fall eines der Bücher sein, die ich immer wieder mal in die Hand nehme um es zu lesen.

 

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Summary: Coraline's often wondered what's behind the locked door in the drawing room. It reveals only a brick wall when she finally opens it, but when she tries again later, a passageway mysteriously appears. Coraline is surprised to find a flat decorated exactly like her own, but strangely different. And when she finds her "other" parents in this alternate world, they are much more interesting despite their creepy black button eyes. When they make it clear, however, that they want to make her theirs forever, Coraline begins a nightmarish game to rescue her real parents and three children imprisoned in a mirror. With only a bored-through stone and an aloof cat to help, Coraline confronts this harrowing task of escaping these monstrous creatures.

 

From the first until the last page, this book really REALLY gripped me. Such a wonderful but also very creepy adventure that we got to go on with Coraline. Such a fast read, not just because it's a pretty short book but it's just so wonderfully written that I never wanted to put it down for long.

 

I highly recomment this book, even though I'm pretty sure that everyone has already read it??? For me, this will be one of the books, that I will pick up from time to time, to reread it.

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text 2017-05-01 12:41
Reading progress update: I've read 55 out of 176 pages.
Coraline - Neil Gaiman,Cornelia Krutz-Arnold

Watched the movie for the very first time a few months ago. Loved it. So I got this book really cheap on amazon and so far I'm really loving it. The writing, the story. Just everything.

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