Monday Mash-Up #039

Not that I didn’t have enough scary books to choose from in my personal hoard….

I stopped by the library on Saturday to pick up my latest hold collection.  I’ve heard a lot about Hunter Shea’s “creature feature” horror novels so I really wanted to check these out.  And I am a big fan of Robert McCammon so I couldn’t pass these two up.  I’m already thinking that I may go ahead and buy Speaks the Nightbird, it sounds amazing and is the first in a series I’ve looked into before.

The Week in Books—

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin — 4 out of 5 stars

Yes, it’s true, I’ve never seen the movie and this is my first time reading the book.  I have to say, it was much better than I expected and definitely makes me want to continue on with Son of Rosemary.

The Sound of Broken Ribs by Edward Lorn — 4 out of 5 stars

This is one of those stories that defies description.  At its core is a solid thriller involving revenge, with some crazy supernatural stuff thrown into the mix.  I love Lorn’s humor in his book reviews, and this also comes through at times in the story.

The Guilt We Carry by Samuel Gailey — 4 out of 5 stars

Another great thriller featuring a young woman living with guilt over her young brother’s accidental death.  After living a runaway life and falling into alcoholism, she winds up involved with some stolen drug money.  I’m still not sure if I really liked the ending, it seemed a little rushed, but overall a great read.

Encounter With Hell by Alexis McQuillan — 2 out of 5 stars

Well, my search for a good nonfiction book to go with the Halloween season has not been very successful so far.  If the writing hadn’t been so painfully bad, this might have been a three or even low four star.  Out of 190 pages, only about 5 or 6 really dealt with the “demon” that supposedly followed McQuillan for five years.  A few good passages dealing with the old mansion and it’s ghosts kept this from being a one star.

Autumn is in full swing now, with the colorful leaves and the colder days.  I even baked my first pumpkin pie of the season the other day!

And I just realized that I am a month away from my first blog-aversary!!  Time to start planning a new year of fun!

Until next time, Happy Reading!

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