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text 2017-10-23 18:54
5 spooky books you're reading right now
Cuckoo Song - Frances Hardinge
Deadline - Mira Grant
Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: Twenty Chilling Tales from the Wilderness - Hal Johnson,Tom Mead
What the Hell Did I Just Read - David Wong
The Turn of the Screw - Henry James,Richard Armitage,Emma Thompson

9 days to Halloween. If you're wondering what to read to feel the spirit of the upcoming night, check out what BookLikes bloggers are reading right now.

 

A blogger at Darth Pony is reading Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge  

Cuckoo Song - Frances Hardinge

When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows that something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry; her sister seems scared of her and her parents whisper behind closed doors. She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out.

Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself. In a quest to find the truth she must travel into the terrifying Underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family - before it's too late.

 

A blogger at isanythingopen is reading Deadline by Mira Grant 

Deadline - Mira Grant

Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when you've lost as much as he has.
But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life. Because she brings news-he may have put down the monster who attacked them, but the conspiracy is far from dead.
Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun.

 

A blogger at Reading For The Heck Of It is reading Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: Twenty Chilling Tales from the Wilderness by Hal Johnson

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: Twenty Chilling Tales from the Wilderness - Hal Johnson,Tom Mead

Meet the snoligoster, who feeds on the shadows of its victims. The whirling whimpus, who once laid low an entire Boy Scout troop. And the hoop snake, who can chase prey at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its venomous tail, cause it to turn purple, swell up, and—alas—die.
These and 17 other fearsome creatures are among the most fantastical beasts in American folklore. Their stories, as narrated by one of the last surviving cryptozoologists, are best enjoyed while sitting around a campfire. If you dare.

 

A blogger at What I am reading is reading What the Hell Did I Just Read - David Wong

What the Hell Did I Just Read - David Wong

From the writer of the cult sensation John Dies at the End comes another terrifying and hilarious tale of almost Armageddon at the hands of two hopeless heroes.

It’s the story “They” don’t want you to read. Though, to be fair, “They” are probably right about this one. No, don’t put the book back on the shelf – it is now your duty to purchase it to prevent others from reading it. Yes, it works with ebooks, too; I don’t have time to explain how.

While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John, and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together, they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth that they - like you - would be better off not knowing. Your first impulse will be to think that a story this gruesome – and, to be frank, stupid – cannot possibly be true. That is precisely the reaction “They” are hoping for.

 

A blogger behind Ani's Book Abyss is reading The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Turn of the Screw - Henry James,Richard Armitage,Emma Thompson

Henry James's classic ghost story The Turn of the Screwhas been enthralling readers for over a century and shows no sign of losing popularity as new generations continue to discover this chilling masterpiece.
The novella's anonymous narrator is a young woman, a parson’s daughter, who is engaged as governess to two seemingly innocent children at a remote English country house. What initially seems a idyllic soon turns nightmarish, as she becomes convinced that the children are consorting with a pair of malevolent spirits. These are the ghosts of former employees at Bly: a valet and a previous governess. In life, scandalously, the two of them had been discharged as illicit lovers, and their spectral visitations with the children hint at Satanism and possible sexual abuse. The book amply fulfills its pledge, laid down in the first few pages, that nothing can touch it in terms of sheer “dreadful—dreadfulness.”

 

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text 2017-09-21 12:39
Reading progress update: I've read 89%.
Feed (The Newsflesh Trilogy) - Mira Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who'd have thought these characters would have me bawling my eyes out.

 

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text 2017-09-10 14:19
Halloween Bingo Update #2
Feed - Mira Grant
Mr Mercedes - Stephen King
It - Stephen King

 

Hooray, I've finished 1 book for HB!!!

 

 

Halloween Bingo Card

 

Bingo Calls

 

Ghost

Cozy Mystery

In the Dark, Dark Woods

Horror

Locked Room Mystery

 

Reading List

 

The Dead Will Walk - Feed 20%

Aliens -

Supernatural -

Werewolves -

Chilling Children -

Haunted Houses -

Vampires -

Magical Realism -

Monsters -

Diverse Voices -

Witches -

Ghost - First Grave on the Right 10/9

Free Square Mr Mercedes 5%

80's Horror - It 2%

Terrifying Women -

American Horror Story -

Genre: Horror -

Country House Mystery -

Darkest London -

Modern Masters of Horror -

Classic Noir -

Demons -

Romantic Suspense -

In the Dark, Dark Woods -

Serial/Spree Killer -

 

A slight change of plan as I decided to re-read It by Stephen King, this will be for the 80's horror square.I've just seen the movie which was great fun, I highly recommend it.

 

 

 

 

 

Pic Monkey is still playing up on Firefox, so I had to switch to IE where it is behaving as it should.

 

I leave you with lovely Pennywise the Clown.

 

 

 

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text 2017-09-05 13:10
Halloween Bingo Update #1
Feed - Mira Grant
First Grave on the Right - Darynda Jones
Mr Mercedes - Stephen King

 

It's a slow start for me and I haven't finished one book yet.

 

 

I'm very jealous of all those that have already posted finishing several, I need to kick my reading up a gear.

 

Halloween Bingo Card

 

 

 

 

Bingo Calls

 

Ghost

Cosy Mystery

In the Dark, Dark Woods

 

Reading List

 

The Dead Will Walk - Feed 20%

Aliens -

Supernatural -

Werewolves -

Chilling Children -

Haunted Houses -

Vampires -

Magical Realism -

Monsters -

Diverse Voices -

Witches -

Ghost - First Grave on the Right 48%

Free Square Mr Mercedes 5%

80's Horror -

Terrifying Women -

American Horror Story -

Genre: Horror -

Country House Mystery -

Darkest London -

Modern Masters of Horror -

Classic Noir -

Demons -

Romantic Suspense -

In the Dark, Dark Woods -

Serial/Spree Killer -

 

 

 

 

 I'm not sure why but I'm having huge problems with Pic Monkey, it won't let me edit and keeps freezing. I've had to download the IOS app, use the stickers from there, save to my photos, add it to BL, save the draft and then open it up again on my PC. Aaarrrgghhh. Anyone else having any issues?

 

 

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review 2017-07-07 00:44
Final Girls by Mira Grant
Final Girls - Mira Grant

A new immersive VR technology is being used to help people overcome their psychological hangups by giving them traumatic experiences (e.g. bring estranged sisters closer together by making them live through nightmarish scenarios) and a journalist is doing a write-up of Dr. Webb and her setup. The journalist decides to experience it for herself and something goes wrong, naturally. This novella focused far too much on schoolgirl experiences for my taste and the programming references didn't ring true for the supposed time period. So it was ok, but I probably would have dropped it if it weren't so short.

 

I read this because I'm on the boolikes-opoly Just Visiting Jail square and I needed to read at least 100 pages. The novella is 112 pages and I'm donating them to the Jail Library.

 

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