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text 2018-03-15 13:10
KYD Green Round: Victim Guess - Team MbD / TA / Lillelara

The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) - Kelly Link, Angela Carter


The Bloody Chamber is a short story collection, which reimagines fairy tales. So this book fits the task for a book that is set in an imaginary place.

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review 2018-03-13 22:27
A Collection of Twisted Tales
A Collection of Twisted Tales - Kraig W. Dafoe
A Collection of Twisted Tales is a selection of short stories and poetry that is written in the style of beloved Edgar Allen Poe.  Many of the stories revolve around death; however, how the death is achieved in each story is done in a variety of interesting ways.  Like many collections of stories, I had my favorites.  Two stories that stuck out to me were The Clock and My Friend, The Wanderer. 
In The Clock a series of letters recounts the series of events that led up to the death of the owner of a family home with a peculiar clock.  This story walked the line of supernatural and psychosis leaving me wondering if there truly was an evil clock or if mental health issues run in the family.  
My Friend, The Wanderer opens with a time travel mystery and ends on a much sinister note.  This story drew me in with adventure and intrigue and finished with gore and cruelty.
My only wish for this collection is that I could delve deeper into some of the stories.  Overall, a nice mix of horror, thriller and supernatural short stories for a quick read on a rainy day.  
This book was received in exchange for an honest review. 
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review 2018-03-11 20:04
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) - Kelly Link,Angela Carter

This short story collection was not my cup of tea. Angela Carter writing style is flowery, verbose, convoluted, very description-heavy and symbolical, a writing style I don´t particularly like. And to be honest, some of these stories went over my head and I didn´t get a grasp on the feminist overtones that this book apparently has to offer. Instead I was put off by the constant display of sex and power and the repetitiveness of the fairy tales Angela Carter has used for her short stories.


I´m still waiting for a short story collection that works for me. This one, unfortunately, didn´t, even though I really liked the story "The Bloody Chamber".

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text 2018-03-11 19:59
Reading progress update: I've read 155 out of 220 pages.
Public Library and Other Stories - Ali Smith

A few days ago I read Afterlife, a story about a man who was reported as being dead twice by the local paper. While containing dark humour, this story was about our disconnection and continues to leave an impression on me days after reading it.


I'm continuing to take this collection of short stories very slowly and still enjoying it immensely. 

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review 2018-03-08 05:05
Audiobook Review for Leaning Into The Fall
Leaning Into the Fall (Leaning Into Stories) (Volume 2) - Lane Hayes

This is book #3, in the Leaning Into series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and to better understand the series, I recommend reading it in order.


Nick is a tech genius, who tends to forget everything when he is making better things happen in the lab.  For real life and relationships - he does not do so well.  In the middle of a deal with a deadline, he is hoping for a miracle.  Hoping he can still trust those closes to him.


Wes owns an amazing winery where Nick purchased some wine.  They meet when Nick goes to the winery, and unexpectedly has the worst run of luck he has had in some time.  Despite all the animosity and attraction crackling in the air, Wes does his best to be kind to Nick.


This story actually surprised me.  I was not a big fan of Nick's character after reading the first couple books int he series.  His story made me understand him, and why he does what he does better.  The flow and pace seem to go along well.  The characters make a great couple.  The narrator made some odd pronounciations that caught me off guard, but otherwise had a very pleasant voice.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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