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text 2018-03-04 13:07
Go big or go home?

I've not been able to read for a month or so, but I just read a short poetry book, so that felt nice. :D I have a really hard time focusing and also can't seem to just pick up the book and go. That's executive dysfunction for you.


However, I really want to find my groove again. I get better when I get into a routine of some sort. I've started Salem's Lot by Stephen King, but I also think I want to tackle a bigger book after Salem's Lot, as the bigger books are the ones I've always put off because of my lack of focus. Les Miserables and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. (Both over 1000 pages) are both on my list to read.


I've actually put them off for over a decade, despite really wanting to read them. Should I ease myself back into reading with a bunch of small books or slowly chip off chunks of a big book?


Any other chunkers worth reading? I'm also on the lookout for more Gothic literature, so if you have any recommendations, that would be great.

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text 2017-10-18 21:00
Amazon Credit Book Haul!
The Witchcraft of Salem Village - Shirley Jackson
Better Off Wed (Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Book 1) - Laura Durham,Laura Durham
The Cruelest Month - Louise Penny

So I decided to get some things that I have been curious about, but had not gone out and bought.


The Witchcraft of Salem Village (Landmark Books) by [Jackson, Shirley]The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 3) by [Penny, Louise]Midnight Curse (Disrupted Magic Book 1) by [Olson, Melissa F.]Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter Book 1) by [Singh, Nalini]

Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe by [Johnson, Debbie]Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by [Johnson, Debbie]The Cosy Teashop in the Castle: The bestselling feel-good rom com of the year by [Roberts, Caroline]A Christmas Spark by [Knight, Ciara]

The Cosy Christmas Teashop: Cakes, castles and wedding bells – the perfect Christmas romance for 2016 by [Roberts, Caroline]Keeping the Moon by [Dessen, Sarah]Poison in Paddington (A Cozy Mystery) (Cassie Coburn Mysteries Book 1) by [Silver, Samantha]Witches' Brew (Witch Cozy Mystery) (Vampires and Wine Book 1) by [Best, Morgana]

Better Off Wed (Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Book 1) by [Durham, Laura]Fierce (Not Quite a Billionaire Book 1) by [James, Rosalind]




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review 2017-09-21 00:00
The Witches: Salem, 1692
The Witches: Salem, 1692 - Stacy Schiff This is all about the trials. It tells how they started, details about the different people and trials and what came after. Some parts were interesting to me, but sometimes it was just more of the same facts with another trial so similar to the one before. It's crazy and scary that something like this happened.
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-09-18 00:40
Book Revew: Salem Falls
Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult

Book: Salem Falls


Author: Jodi Picoult


Genre: Fiction/Crime/Small Town Life


Summary: A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. Now, washing the dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-Or-Diner, he slips quietly into his new routine, and Addie finds this unassuming man fitting easily inside her heart. But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbors dark secrets - and they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation. Now, at the center of a modern-day witch hunt, Jack is forced once again to proclaim his innocence: to a town searching for answers, to a justice system where truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray, and to the woman who has come to love him. -Simon and Schuster, 2001.


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text 2017-09-06 21:58
Reading progress update: I've read 677 out of 751 pages.
'Salem's Lot - Stephen King

The structure of this book is odd. I think the main story ends at page 598. But I´ve got the illustrated version here and apparently there is some extra footage added to the actual story.


1. A short story, which takes place about three years after the events of the main plot and doesn´t add anything to the story.

2. An epistolary short story, which was wonderfully creepy but completely unnecessary as well.

3. Deleted scenes, which I won´t be reading because I simply don´t care.


So I guess I´m finished with this book and I have to say I´m leaving it with a feeling of dissatisfaction. I liked the main story, but the extra chapters / stories were a dud.





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