Published by Spectral Press , and available as a Hardback via PS Publishing, and also in eBook format (links to buy below)’The Little Gift’ by Stephen Volk packs a mighty punch. I would contend that the short story and novella art form are still relevant in the day of bloated blockbusters, and that independent press such as theRead more about Novella Review-‘The Little Gift’ by Stephen Volk[…]
Hello 2019! So far it is going well…. how about you? I made the mistake of falling asleep watching ‘Ghost Stories’ by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson which resulted in the most horrific nightmares, little sleep and I am now running on caffeine…honestly it is THE BEST horror movie I have seen in years-watch it!Read more about 2019 Reading challenges and Readalongs[…]
Allegedly I am notoriously difficult to buy for at Christmas/birthdays etc according to my Other Half, Mr B.W (Book Widower). AS IF. Take me to a bookshop, let me roam, I love books and candles what is so difficult about that I ask you! The cheek of him! Anyway…to help him out last year , andRead more about Audiobook Review-‘Sawkill Girls’ by Claire Legrand[…]
This year, I have undertaken a readathon of all the Stephen King novels featuring Castle Rock as a location or even as character. So far, I have reached Different Seasons, wherein ‘‘The Body’ is set in Castle Rock . From the 4 novellas included , my favourite is the only one which hasn’t been adapted into a movie.’TheRead more about Annual Winter-y Reads-‘The Breathing Method’ by Stephen King and ‘Ghost Story’ by Peter Straub[…]
Hello November! This month, I am planning on joining in a couple of readalongs, starting a readathon of my own, and also tackling backlogs of books started, not yet finished(ambitious, I know!)
Are you with me? Let’s go!
luke.at.what.im.reading is hosting an Instagram read along of ‘‘The Stand’ by Stephen King I haven’t read this in quite some time so this will be interesting to see if it as good as I remember it being. As well as being a MASSIVE Stephen King fan, Luke’s Instagram gives me such goals, he has built this beautiful inclusive community and I am so happy to have found it!
jobis89 Instagram is also hosting a Stephen King November readalong, this time it is ‘Lisey’s Story’ which I don’t really remember so this is super exciting, I love reading along and discussing books on Instagram with like minded people! Jobis89 has the most beautiful feed, another HUGE Stephen King fan who has created this corner of the web where you happily chat about books ALL DAY. It’s pretty much perfect for #bookstagrammers !
So long October, it was fun to read Halloween scares and autumnal themed stories, but now we move on into November, a curious month that is not quite autumn yet not properly winter…personally I think of it as the gateway month to the silly season, where you can tell yourself ‘I still have time to Christmas shop….no stress’ to ‘December’s ‘Argh! Why did I leave this so late?!’
But for now, this is what I read in October. Many of these I have blogged about in separate posts so here is a quick wrap up before I launch into my crazy plans for November…
Books I read
- Lucy Foley ‘The Hunting Party’
- ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley
- ‘Trick or Treat’ by Richie Tankersley Cusick
- ‘Pet Sematary’ by Stephen King
- ‘The Binding Song’ by Elodie Harper
- ‘Hydra’ by Matt Wesolowski
- ‘The Orchid Girls’ by Lesley Sanderson
- ‘The Craftsman’ by Sharon Bolton
- ‘Underground’ by S L Grey
- ‘STAGS’ by M.A Bennett
- ‘Someone Like Me’ by M.R Carey
onjoIt’s my favourite time of the year, autumn, and more specifically HALLOWEEN!!!
Love love love the change of seasons in autumn, kicking leaves, early nights, so much more time to snuggle up and read, read, read!
The lengthening nights make it perfect for fireside scares, and with that in mind, I present to you, my version of Blogoween, having been tagged by the awesome, Two Book Thieves
They, in turn were linked to Blogoween by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward and the original Blogoween post can be found here: https://bookdragons247.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/blogoween-signup/
So I thought to myself, it is nearly midnight, I don’t really want to jump into a new book, I’ll grab a couple of graphic novels which I can start and finish before going to sleep…..
Big mistake. HUGE mistake.
The above books were both in my to-read pile, I had read Scott Snyder’s ‘American Vampire’ and Jordie Bellaire was new to me, but then again,I never considered myself a wuss until last night…