Thursday’s Top 4: Books That Haunted Me

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Thursday’s Top 4 is a meme hosted by Ally from Ally Writes Things. This week’s topic is perfect for Halloween, Books that Haunted You. As much as I love thrillers, and some horror books, I feel like I never get that freaked out. That may be because I don’t read that many that I know are going to scare me… Still, here are a few books that most surprised me with how much they haunted me.


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The Friday 56: Into the Water

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The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! I’m currently reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.


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Author: Paula Hawkins
Status: 30%
Genre: Mystery, Thriller (Adult)

People can survive the fall, but that doesn’t mean they will.

This has been a creepier book than I expected. It is written in several points of view and I love all of the information that I’m getting for this mystery. So far, I am liking the plot and atmosphere more than The Girl on the Train.

WWW Wednesday #17

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To participate in this, you just have to answer these three questions:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?
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I’m currently reading Into The Water by Paula Hawkins. I’ve been waiting for this to be available from the library since it was released, and I’m glad that I’m finally able to read it! It’s on my Fall TBR and I’ve been loving thrillers lately. Read More »

The Friday 56: The Devil of Nanking

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The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! I’m currently reading The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder.


thedevilofnankingTitle: The Devil of Nanking
Author: Mo Hayder
Status: page 153/359
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Historical Fiction (Adult)

The only place the view of the city was interrupted was where Marylin – the blank reverse of her, girders, engineered and supported with metal struts – creaked and rattled back and forth through the night, blocking our view completely every ten seconds or so.

This is an intriguing book in so many different ways. Not only is there one mystery, but there are several, and I want to know all the answers now! I’ve read two of Mo Hayder’s books before, Birdman and The Treatment, and I have to say that so far this book hasn’t been as disturbing as those. However, I feel like things may get there…

 

Thursday’s Top 4: Books You Immediately Had to Read

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Thursday’s Top 4 is a meme hosted by Ally from Ally Writes Things. This week, the topic is Books You Immediately Had to Read. Ally does a great job with this and I love participating.


When I finished The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, I immediately went to the store and bought the boxset of the three books! I was so into this series as I read it. It ended up disappointing me some at the end, but I did go see all the movies, and I don’t do that often. Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a Throwback Freebie, and I chose from their list of examples. I’m doing 10 books I loved when I began blogging. It can be fun to go back and see how your tastes and reading style has changed. I started blogging in 2014 and these are my 4 and 5 star books from that time.


The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter
Destiny by P.T. Michelle
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Started and Haven’t Finished

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is books that you have begun without finishing. I try my best to finish a book if I start it, but there are times when I simply don’t want to finish a book, and that’s something I didn’t like to do for a long time. Now, I’m fine with that. Oddly enough, these 8 books are still on my TBR.


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WWW Wednesday #16

WWWWEDNESDAYWWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To participate in this, you just have to answer these three questions:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?
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My current read is Blood & Beauty by Sarah Dunant. It’s about the Borgias, a favorite historical family of mine, and I wanted to read about them from another point of view. I’ve read one of Sarah Dunant’s books before, The Birth of Venus, and I liked it.

What did you recently finish reading?

I had a surprisingly good reading week! I read 2 graphic novels and listened to an audiobook. Snow White by Matt Phelan was a nice adaptation of the Snow White tale, but I didn’t like Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu much. The audiobook version of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie that I listened to was narrated by Dan Stevens, and he did such a wonderful job with the character voices! I had planned on reading it at night and listening to it in the morning, but I was enjoying it too much to stop listening to it even for a couple of chapters.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Walking Dead, Vol. 6: This Sorrowful Life by Robert Kirkman is still on my list of books I want to read soon. I’m so glad that my library has it now. And I want to continue reading the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. My library currently doesn’t have the physical or e-book copies available, so I will be waiting for it so I can read it soon. It’s a big book, but I’m looking forward to catching up with the series.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Required Classics Reading

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a back to school freebie. There were several ways I thought to do this, but a post about my personal Required Classics Reading fits my blog and current reading habits the best. The 10 books I chose are some of my favorites and I tried to pick a variety of genres and writing styles, from romance, philopsophy, mystery, and dystopian. They’re listed in publication order, from 1813 and 1985.


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