BOOK REVIEW: I have read three books by Jennifer McMahon with an additional one in my TBR jar and each one has been an absolute must read for anyone that enjoys fast-paced, page turning suspense with a bit of mild horror fiction thrown in for good measure. The Invited tells us of the story of Hattie Breckinridge who has been tagged as a witch and hung for her crimes. Her descendants have followed a similar fate. Helen and Nate Wetherell have bought land and are building a house that will sit on the land where Hattie had lived. Olive is desperately trying to locate a hidden treasure on that same piece of land in hopes that it might be a clue in why her mother left both her and her father. These three story lines take off almost from page one and never let you go. I gave it 4 of 5 stars although was very close to giving it 5 of 5. Highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good, fast-paced, suspense thriller that adds a bit of the uncomfortable macabre. #constantreader#bookstagram#readersofinstagram#jennifermacmahon#bookshelf
I finished it. Oh my. This book scared the crap out of me. I’ve read a lot of horror books but this is the first time I’ve actually gotten chills from a book. I’m just glad I read the ending outside in the sun ☀️ • • This is definitely now one of my top King books, and one of my all time favorites as well 🖤📚🧛🏼♂️ • • • #salemslot#stephenking#constantreader#kingofhorror#currentlyreading
Review: The Best Of Richard Matheson Penguin Classic (2017) I’m a couple days behind, but RM actually passed away just over 6 years ago today. A life well lived. Anyway: This book took me a long, long time to read, about 8 months. I wanted to take my time with it, as I slotted a story or two between my other reads. There’s 32 stories in here, and I really enjoyed about 30 of them. These are high quality, that can’t be denied. They range from Twilight Zone classics to two pagers I’d never heard of before. I won’t repeat myself too much, but Matheson excels with dialogue throughout these stories. The tone and pace is top notch, and his use of descriptive language is typically top notch (though a tad repetitive in this format). So, there’s a rundown of my top ten in no particular order, plus a handy TV Guide-style description: * Shipshape Home: An apartment building may be a space ship! * Where There’s A Will: Buried alive, with a twist! * Dying Room Only: Did her husband ever exist at all? (Adapted into a film starring Cloris Leachman) * Death Ship: the best season four episode of the Twilight Zone! * Button, Button: A magic button box (sounds familiar)! * Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: TZ Classic! * Third From The Sun: Family escape Earth, with a twist! * The Last Day: the final 24 hours on Earth before an asteroid hits! * One For The Books: A man starts acquiring knowledge like never before! * A Visit To Santa Claus: This one was twisty as fuck, so no spoilers This is well worth it, I really enjoyed this and anyone with a passing interest in classic sci-fi/horror/Twilight Zone style stuff would enjoy. Book 19/52 for the @dymocksbooks 52 challenge . #richardmatheson#bestof#horror#shortstory#sciencefiction#scifi#twilightzone#nightmareat20000feet#deathship#bookstagram#bookish#constantreader#dymocks52challenge#bookstagrammer
¿Quién es Stephen King? ¿Por qué es tan conocido? Son algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes sobre este autor. Louis nos explica la razón de estas interrogativas con la novela 22/11/63 🎙 • 📸 @miss.miscelanea
Hot enough for ice cream tonight, the “blue hippo” was clearly not my choice 😂, my teeth ache just looking at it 🙈. Also came across this cool mural of Drake 😃. Enjoy your night, we’re in for a heat wave this week 🥵.
I am in the market for some Classic Lit. suggestions (or really any book suggestions - I’m open) after finishing my personal challenge for this year early. What have you read lately that you’ve loved? . Classic lit aspirations 2019: 🗝 Little Women ✅ 🗝 Crime & Punishment ✅ 🗝 East of Eden ✅ 🗝 Anna Karenina ✅ 🗝 anything Jane Austen ✅ 🗝 Reread of The Color Purple ✅ 🗝 Reread of Frankenstein ✅ . I still have a few books to finish for The Reading Women challenge, including Plath’s The Bell Jar. . Booksleeve by the lovely @haleysbookishshop 💕
So in order to get rid of the sour taste that the last book left in my mouth, I’m going to play catch-up on my massive stack of comics that I’m embarrassingly way behind on reading. Starting with none other than #hillbilly by @ericgoonpowell and #albatrossfunnybooks. After getting to meet Eric a few weeks ago, I’ve been dying to jump back into the dark, southern and witch ridden world of Hillbilly. So here we go! #constantreader#horror#witch#comic#comicbooks#graphicnovel
“Te sorprendería lo poco que importan las palabras cuando pasa el tiempo.” 💫⏱ En esta ocasión reseñamos un libro un poco diferente, una colección de relatos por seis autores: Benito Taibo, Fa Orozco, Javier Ruescas, Andrea Compton, Chris Pueyo y Sara Fratini. Nos sumergimos en seis relatos contra el odio, seis relatos con el mensaje de no callar las injusticias a las cuales somos testigos o experimentamos como protagonistas. Es literatura juvenil muy sólida, y no era para menos, ya que Benito Taibo escribe siempre calidad, acompañándolo con Javier Ruescas, que ya tiene experiencia publicando, aunque considero que su relato es uno de los más débiles del libro, o al menos con el que menos pude conectar. Fa Orozco hace su primera aparición como escritora de manera excepcional, muy buena historia y con un gran mensaje feminista. Fue uno de mis favoritos debido a las grandes citas que pude recolectar; no era para menos, es una gran lectora de todos los géneros. Personalmente los que más me gustaron fueron la carta de Andrea Compton hacia su mejor amiga y el de Chris Pueyo (que también es una especie de epístola) ya que ambos nos resaltan los valores de la amistad, lo importante que es tener a alguien que nos entienda y cómo algunas personas siempre van con nosotros aunque no estén ahí de manera física. Cerrando el libro, tenemos el cómic de Sara Fratini. Muy bueno, ya que creo es el que más va a tener impacto en las jóvenes lectoras debido a la gran historia que nos presenta y los excelentes dibujos. Qué manera de cerrar. No se habla mucho del libro en la actualidad. Creo debería hacer más ruido ya que habla de un tema que siempre ha existido y se debe hacer hincapié constantemente. Lectura recomendada al 100%. . . #bookstagram#booksta#libros#bookworld#leyendo#reading#constantreader#leer#soylector#megustaleer#literaturajuvenil#notecalles#paperback#leo#lectura#lecturasrecomendadas#amoleer#leeresvivir
Happy #pubday to M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family ! This was a 5️⃣⭐️ read for me. I was hooked from page one. It has everything I look for in a good thriller: Family drama✅ A compelling crime✅ Twists and turns for days✅ A stellar ending ✅ Great writing ✅ The Sandells, Adam and Ulrika and daughter Stella, are your average family. Until Stella is accused of murder. The book is told in three parts- one from the POV of each family member. I was particularly drawn to Stella’s portion and was surprised with how much Ulrika’s POV captivated me . The book makes you question how well you know the people you love and how far you will go to protect the ones you love . If you liked The Dinner, this will be right up your alley. Pairs nicely with glass of red Highly recommend ! Thank you to @netgalley , @celadonbooks and @Matt iasedvardssonforf for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
"Ishmael, lone survivor of the doomed whaling ship Pequod, falls through a rift in time and space to a future Earth - an Earth of blood-sucking vegetation and a blood-red sun, of barren canyons where once the Pacific Ocean roared. Here too there are whales to hunt - but whales that soar through a dark blue sky." So this book picks up right after the end of Moby Dick. And it's the sort of book that demonstrates, in my mind at least, Farmer's real genius as a writer of fantasy and scifi. He could always find the cracks in other authors stories, the loopholes that let him make outside connections and build something completely new, and completely his own, out of existing material. Read Farmer. Start with Riverworld. See for yourself. Then give his Wold Newton Universe a Google. Really fascinating stuff. Ace, 1971.
Art have the capability to drive a person mad.. Robert W. Chambers had the capability of lacing his fiction with more questions than answers without frustrating his readers. 'The King in Yellow' are a set of odd, otherworldly, and marvelous short stories that are delivered in such a subtle way, readers won't understand the uneasy feeling they get while reading it. Not much is known about The King in Yellow and the city of Carcosa, where black stars hang from the heavens and strange moons circle the skies. The only explanation offered is that The King in Yellow is a forbidden play with the capability of inducing insanity from its readers. Chambers creates a slow burning fuse of dread that is heavy on the macabre and light on the explanations. The first four stories deal with the concept of The King in Yellow and are all haunting and atmospheric. The origins of Cthulhu and Lovecraft literature can be found here as H.P. was heavily influenced by Chambers' work. Arguably, Chambers' 'The King in Yellow' is the most important short fiction collection in the horror and science-fiction genre and it holds up even in the modern era. Mysterious, creepy and revolutionary.. #robertchambers#thekinginyellow#constantreader#read#reading#reader#bookaddict#bookaholic#bookblog#bookblogger#bookclub#bookgeek#bookhoarder#bookhaul#bookish#bookstagram#literature#classicliterature#stephenkingfan#booksofinstagram#bookstagrammer
($22) “Technics and Civilization” by Lewis Mumford. 1963 Harvest paperback, 495 pages. “Technics and Civilization first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in 1934—before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery. Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of culture, Lewis Mumford explained the origin of the machine age and traced its social results, asserting that the development of modern technology had its roots in the Middle Ages rather than the Industrial Revolution. Mumford sagely argued that it was the moral, economic, and political choices we made, not the machines that we used, that determined our then industrially driven economy. Equal parts powerful history and polemic criticism, Technics and Civilization was the first comprehensive attempt in English to portray the development of the machine age over the last thousand years—and to predict the pull the technological still holds over us today”. (VG-) A well read copy with no markings. Spine has a fair amount of creasing, binding is a bit loose but all still together. Cover has light creases but wear is minimal overall. DM to buy! #lewismumford#technology#machines#mechanics#industry#industrialrevolution#history#historybook#usedbooks#bookstagram#booksforsale#quamsbooks#constantreader
On to the next one! Actually, I forgot to post this and I’ve just finished it lol. I was really excited about this book because I’ve yet to see the movie but dang... what a let down. It started super good! And ended with somewhat of a surprise but I knew how it would end 110 pages in. Not kidding. I was under the influence that it had a crazy twist, nope. Not for me at least. Maybe I’ll enjoy the movie more? Need to pick a really good one next to get this book out of my head. #wompwomp#bookstagrammer#constantreader#bookstagram#tbr
I love a fiery cover! Something about a cover bursting into flames just screams,"DEVOUR ME!" 🔥 Are there certain covers or elements about covers that inexplicably draw you towards them?? #nightwormschallenge
REVIEW Have you ever choose the book you’re going to read based off wanting to watch the movie adaption? - - - - I really wanted to watch the Mike Flanagan adaption so I moved this up. What a letdown on the book front. I think it’s my least favorite King so far. - - - - I was excited at first because of its length. I love long King epics, but something about a 300 page King book is so lovely. Little did I know it would feel like a long book. At 330 pages it doesn’t feel like much of anything happens. Sure there’s a dog, a death, a wildly uncomfortable and gross flashback, bleeding, and water drinking...but it’s so stretched out it makes it dull. Then when one would expect it to end there’s 50 more damn pages to read through. I’ll be honest, I power read through the last bit because I just didn’t care anymore. - - - - I’ll give King that he did the decent into craziness angle well. I thought all the voices Jessie was hearing were distinct and interesting. Not interesting enough to save this tho. This is a book that would have made an amazing short story or novella, but King couldn’t kill his darlings. - - - - Rating: 🔥🔥 out of 5 Has anyone checked out the movie? Disagree with my take? I instantly read some reviews when I finished to see if people disliked it as much as me, seems to be a well liked book of his though. #constantreader#stephenkingbooks#geraldsgame#stephenkingreview#stephenkingfan#bookreviews#bookreviewblog
Just finished this book which I started to read on my last bothy trip. Coincidently, the first #kafka I ever read was also in a bothy, #metamorphosis That really gave me the creeps, especially being in total isolation in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t sleep much that night! . This story is about a respectable bank official who is suddenly arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which is never specified and nor can he can get no information. The Law and Court that he has to answer before is sinister, bewildering, confusing and senselessly bureaucratic. . Everything is present in this book that gives us that wonderful word, #Kafkaesque (oh how I love that expression); Isolation, anxiety, fear, totalitarianism, mindless bureaucracy, despair, hopelessness. Despite the dark and despairing tone of the book I found myself laughing at parts, such as when the court portrait painter is describing the strategies in seeking “definite acquittal” (which in true Kafkaesque style, is impossible!), ‘ostensible acquittal’, and ‘indefinite postponement’. You could really feel Herr K’s hopelessness and frustration. . In summary: Life’s brutal, then you die, alone, confused, and without ever having the slightest conception of the WHY?!?! _____________________ #franzkafka#thetrial
Da kommt man bei 38°C gut durchgegart von der Arbeit und findet im Briefkasten einen unglaublich netten Autorengruß vor - ein individuell gestaltetes Kartendeck der Nighthunter-Serie von @anton_serkalow . Herzlichen Dank lieber Anton, auch für deine Zeilen, ich freue mich riesig! 🔫 Wer diese geniale Weird-West-Reihe noch nicht kennt, dem kann ich sie wärmstens ans Herz legen. Mehr dazu auf Antons Homepage und hier in meinem Feed bei den Buchposts zu den bisher erschienenen 2 Teilen. 🔫 Ich bin dann mal im Saloon, Freunde. Yee-haw. 😉 #nighthunter#antonserkalow#bookstagram#instabook#booklover#constantreader#iamreader#bücherliebe#lesetipp#weirdwest#western