Fall Into Reading Wrap Up

Katrina @ Callapidder Days hosted Fall Into Reading It was only three months ago, but the beginning of Fall Into Reading seems so far in the past. I wasn't able to participate in the end of the FrightFall Readathon or Dewey's 24-hour Readathon, which put a dent in my plans. I also decided to do … Continue reading Fall Into Reading Wrap Up

Book #36

Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season from NPR's Annual Holiday Special Technology ate a previous draft of this entry and, unfortunately, I haven't been keen on reproducing it. The attitude does not do this anthology justice. I was raised Lutheran in Omaha, NE but I seem to have a particular fondness for the writings of … Continue reading Book #36

Book # 34

Dark Water by Koji Suzuki, Glynne Walley (Translator) I read the majority of this book on airplanes on the way back from Omaha. My return trip was strangely peppered with unusual events. Delay, further delay caused by an overhead bin that wouldn't close, rush to make connecting flight in Denver, plane that had to turn … Continue reading Book # 34

Book # 32*

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Ebba Segerberg (Translator) I don't quite remember why I decided to read this book. I had watched both the Swedish movie and the US remake. I liked both and, if you know the movie, you know there's some ambiguity surrounding the Eli/Abby character. Maybe I was … Continue reading Book # 32*

Book #33

This book was provided to me by HarperCollins Canada via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Every House is Haunted by Ian Rogers In this brilliant debut collection, Ian Rogers explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural. The landscape of death becomes the new frontier for scientific exploration. … Continue reading Book #33

#31

This book was provided to me by Prime Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores by Greg Ketter (Editor) If you're a reader, you probably have a favorite bookstore. Or maybe several favorites, as Neil Gaiman admits in his introduction to this collection. Or, if you're me, … Continue reading #31

Book #30

The Right Way to Do Wrong: An Exposé of Successful Criminals by Harry Houdini In our modern world, filled with fiction about profiling and forensics, The Right Way to Do Wrong is pretty tame. It's filled with wink-nudge morality. Over and over, Houdini emphasizes the "crime doesn't pay" line, while never really delving into why criminals … Continue reading Book #30