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Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by and giving me a look. I’ve been going back and forth on starting a blog for the longest time. I kept telling myself no one is going to read this. There are a ton of bloggers out there that are probably way more intresting than myself. I decideded to just go for it. Even if I just have one or two readers. I love talking about the books I’m reading or have read and frankly I think my husband is getting tired of listening to me, even if he doesn’t say it.ย  I have been a reader for as long as I can remeber, probably 30 years now. I like to explore different genres. Just to give you a little background on me I’m going to list some of my favorites below.

My Favorites:

  • Author(s): Stephen King and Louisa May Alcott have been my top favotire authors for 15+ years. As of recently I have fallen in love with Cassandra Clare, Melissa Landers and Marissa Meyer.
  • Book(s): Thinner and Misery by Stephen King and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
  • Series: The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, The Lunar Chronicles
  • Character(s): Magnus Bane, Sirius Black
  • Genre(s): YA, Middle Grade, Adult, True Crime, Horror, I pretty much read anything as long as its good.
  • Color: Blue
  • Season: Fall
  • Movie(s): The Goonies and Spaceballs and of course all the Harry Potter movies
  • Place to read: Outside if its nice or my bed
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A to Z Stephen King Challengeย 

This was so much fun to do! ab_reads and Jobis89 hosted this amazing Instagram challenge for June! From June 1-26 you did a letter a day. You could do it however you wanted. A word, the title of a novel/short story, name of a character. I decided to post all of my photos in this blog! Guess it could become a book tag now! Just make sure if you want to do it to give the creators some love! 


A is for Apt Pupil


B is for Bag of Bones


C is for Cรขine – which means dog in Romanian. Cujo is a dog from my favorite fictional town of Castle Rock.


D is for Dolores Claiborne – this book was so much fun and Kathy Bates plays an amazing Dolores in the movie!


E is for End of Watch – this was a fantastic trilogy! Just shows that King can write just about any genre of book ๐Ÿ’ž


F is for Firestarter – the book I burned was not readable. It had missing/ripped pages and water damage. I figured it was better to put it to use before throwing it out. 


G is for Gerald’s Game – I’m excited to see how this turned into a film ๐Ÿ™Š


H is for Happy Place – Books are my happy place and on the day I took this picture and posted it on IG I needed to escape to my happy place. ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜•


I is for Insomnia – I love the shirt King picked for his author photo ๐Ÿ˜‚


J is for Just After Sunset


K is for Kingdom Hospital – most people forget about this 


L is for The Langoliers– a short story in the book Four Past Midnight. Those are real United States Air Force pilot headset. They are my husbands โœˆ๏ธ


M is for Misery – the movie is what got me started on my King obsession! It was my first introduction to him as a young teen. Now it’s just grown into something unhealthy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ


N is for Needful Things – one of my top 5 favorite books every! And my favorite of the Castle Rock books! 


O is for One for the Road – a short story from the book Night Shift


P is for Pet Semetary – my daughter insisted that her kitty be a part of this 


Q is for Quitters, Inc. – a short story from the book Night Shift 


R is for Revival – I love how when the light hit the book it made a rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ


S is for The Shining – “Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in.โ€ 


T is for Thinner – another book is my top 5 favorites. The movie is just as amazing too! 


U is for Uncle Otto’s Truck – a short story from the book Skeleton Crew


V is for Verklempt – which means overcome with emotion. Something Stephen King is amazing at. He can make you feel every kind of emotion out there. 


W is for The Women in the Room – a short story from the book Night Shift


X is for Xenomorphic – which means having a form not its own. Something Pennywise is a natural at.


Y is for You Know They Got a Hell of a Band – a short story from the book Nightmares and Dreamscapes


Z is for Zealous – which means marked by fervent partisanship for a person, a cause, or an ideal. For example a religious zealot like Mrs. Carmody in The Mist. A short story in the book Skeleton Crew.

This challenge was so much fun!!!!

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Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) review

“THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.

KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.

AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

THE WAR HAS BEGUN.

THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.

Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waitingโ€”one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.

Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?”


Oh goodness!! Where do I even begin. This book was just as breathtaking as This Savage Song (This Savage Song review

Let’s talk villain, Victoria sure knows how to write them. I’m completely in love with Sloan! He was so amazing as a villain. Also Alice, with her fuck it attitude. She made me laugh a few times, even when she was killing. 

August – oh my baby August. He is my number one book boyfriend. I just adore everything about him. And I don’t even care that he is a monster. 

Kate – such a badass! Sometimes I got a tiny bit annoyed when she would shut down and go off on her own but I did understand her reasoning. So it wasn’t a huge annoyance. 

I still love that there is NO love story. Yes I do enjoy love stories but sometimes I just want a book with friendship and action. And you got that here. My only complaint is I wish we had more on the Chaos Eater. I feel like we didn’t get enough background oh where it came from. Unless I totally missed something because I was swooning over my August. 

If you love action, monsters, and many emotions I highly recommend picking up this duology! 

5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

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The Library of Souls by Richard Denney review

“Be careful what you check out… 

Ever since he could remember Simon Santiago could see and talk to the dead. When his parents are killed in a train accident, he is sent to live with his estranged con man of an uncle. Soon Simon is put on as his uncle’s assistant in a Ghost Expelling agency and carries out the hard work for his uncle: getting rid of the ghosts.

Now thirteen with his ability at full maximum Simon is ready to take on bigger tasks with his uncle’s booming agency getting more and more calls day by day. When a phone call comes in from a desperate librarian at an infamously haunted library, Simon is all too eager to get to work. But when they arrive at the sprawling mansion of a library, Simon quickly discovers that there’s something else haunting the library and its thirst for Simon’s soul is dangerously clear from the moment he steps foot into the building. 

With the help of one of the young library volunteers and a mute spirit of the library, Simon is determined to find out what is really going on before his soul as well as his uncle’s are added to the ever-growing system of The Library of Souls. Will Simon and his new friend make it out alive?”


I was one of the lucky ones to recieve an ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was my first time reading anything by Richard Denney. I’ve been watching him on Booktube for about a year now. I adore him! He’s opened my up to way more Middle Grade books, which are a guilty pleasure read! I throughly enjoyed this book. It was fun, Spooky, the characters were fun and who’s to complain about a library setting??? Not me!!! I got a Goosebumps book vibe when reading it which was a blast since they are a favorite childhood book. 

I adored Simon. I thought he was adorable and wanted to hug him. I love the world that Richard created. Very unique. I honestly can’t think of any middle grade book I’ve read that is even remotely similar. 

I did not except that twist towards the end. This book was not predictable at all. Which is very refreshing in a middle grade.

My only complaint is that it ended. I wish we could have had more. More adventures of Simon and his Uncle ghost hunting. Who knows maybe we will get more stories later. All I know is I didn’t want it to end. 

I gave it a 4/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

It comes out August 22, 2017! I can’t wait to have a physical copy for my kids to read and enjoy. 

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Top 5 Wednesdayย 

Show your Hogwarts House Pride, and tell us the top 5 books that represent your house!

Sooooooo I honestly had NO clue with this one. So I did it the way I thought I should ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so let’s do this!!!! 


My house is Ravenclaw! Like it really should be any surprise! 

The first book I picked is A Little Life. I haven’t read this book but I know it’s about friendship. And friendship is a very important thing for Ravenclaws.

I believe Blue, from The Raven Cycle, would be in Ravenclaw. She is a very unique character and I adore her in these books. 

I picked this book because the Labyrinth in this book is a very challenging maze to get through and it’s a challenging quest to get to the Ravenclaw Tower.

I believe not only would Sherlock Holmes be in Ravenclaw but he would be a Prefect also. 

Ok so this one I know people would argue with me about. Queen Levanna as a person would be more Slytherin type but…I picked this story because Levanna, while a totally bitch (I actually love her as a villain), she has a tragic backstory. Rowena Ravenclaw has a tragic and sad backstory as well. 

Well ladies and gents that’s what I came up with! Which house are you and what books/characters did you pick??

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Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin review

“Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, an ordinary young couple, settle into a New York City apartment, unaware that the elderly neighbors and their bizarre group of friends have taken a disturbing interest in them. But by the time Rosemary discovers the horrifying truth, it may be far too late!”

So 20+ years ago I watched the movie. Honestly I don’t remember anything. So I decided before I rewatched it I would read the book. I’ve seen that it’s suppose to be a downright scary, horror story….maybe there is something wrong with me ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ. I did see where the spooky, creepy factors came into play but it sure did not scare the shit out of me. But I’ve been finding that is happening a lot. But more on that later…

Throughout the book I had to keep reminding myself that it was written in the 1960s. I kept wanted to yell at Guy and tell him to get his own damn food! ๐Ÿ™„ and yelling at Rosemary to grow a pair ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. I wish we could have gotten more background on Hutch. I loved him. Guy was a complete asshole and I wish Rosemary would have stabbed him! ๐Ÿ”ช. And Minnie and Roman! Ugh! I wanted to punch them also. Despite wanting to punch and kill a ton of characters I did enjoy the book! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Ira didn’t beat around the bush, never made me bored. While I wish we could have had more story line, I feel he did a fantastic job making a story in 245 pages. 

4/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

I want to check out the sequel, Son of Rosemary, that he wrote 30 years later. It has horrible reviews but I’ll read it anyway. I also plan on checking out his other books. 
Now one to my problem with “horror” novels. I swear nothing scares me! It drives me insane. I do see the creepy vibes and spooky things but I have yet to find a book that scares the hell out me. Makes me need to put it down for a min, give me goosebumps, makes the hairs on my arm stand up, give me nightmares. HELP! In the comments below tell me books you’ve read that did all that you! I’m now on the hunt for books that will scare me! 

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Doctor Sleep (The Shining 2) but Stephen King review

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless – mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.


HOLY SHIT! ๐Ÿ™Š This book was FANTASTIC ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป So intense. I was not bored at any moment. I watch the movie The Shining years ago (time for a rewatch) and then last year I read The Shining. I gave it a 4/5 ๐ŸŒŸ It had some parts in the book that I felt were not needed. A lot of rambling. But I still enjoyed it. Then this book….WOW! King did an amazing job following up on Danny. He made him realistic, specially for what he dealt with growing up. 

All the characters were fantastic! Abra was my favorite. Doesn’t take shit from anyone! I loved Billy Freeman too!

The True Knot! My gosh, what a bunch of crazy, gross, sadistic,vampirish people. I could have more books about them. Maybe one that is a backstory on how the True Knot even came to be. How far back do they go? Gosh! Fantastic villains! 

5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

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Pride Month ๐ŸŒˆ

It’s June! Here is the USA June is Pride Month! I read LGBTQ+ books all year but always make sure I read some in June. So wherever you are show your love and fill you social media with rainbows! 

  • All these books are LGBTQ+ related! 

What are some of your favorite LGBTQ+ books??

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“She said she could, so she did…” May 2017 wrap-up


HOLY COW! I broke a record folks! This is the most I’ve read in one month ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜ฎ. So let’s not waste anymore time and just get to it!!! I’m going to start with my favorite read of the month *drumroll*

Yes that’s right!!!! ACOWAR! Is anyone surprised ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ Non-spoiler review

  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 2/5 ๐ŸŒŸ 
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell 3/5 ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ Review
  • Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ Review

  • Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn 4/5 ๐ŸŒŸ Review
  • love, and you by Gretchen Gomez 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ Review
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ Review

  • we are the ants by Shaun David Hutchinson 4/5 ๐ŸŒŸ Review (after writing my review I changed it from 5 stars to 4)
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid 1/5 ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline DNF
  • What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

  • I already unhauled this book. 2/5 ๐ŸŒŸ Review

  • Already unhaul this one 2/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

  • Already unhauled this one 2/5 ๐ŸŒŸ Review

  • Ebook – 4/5 ๐ŸŒŸ. This kind of books are such a guilty pleasure. They can be horrible but I still love them! ๐Ÿ˜

  • Ebook – 3/5 ๐ŸŒŸ. Now that I sit on it it’s probably more of a 4/5 stars. I don’t know. It was good. Didn’t excite me but I definitely want to read the rest of the series. I think the concept of the story is more interesting to me than the characters. 

  • Last book read for the month of May. I wasn’t completely blown away but I did enjoy it. It was a different kind of ghost story. I did enjoy Lauren Oliver’s writing style (this was my first Lauren book). So I will be checking out her other books. There was a deep hidden message in this story. I’m still processing it all and trying to figure out what it means to me. 3/5 ๐ŸŒŸ


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Like always there is no TBR for June. I never stick to them. I do want to read a couple LGBTQ+ books, since June is Pride Month in the USA, and I’m going to buddy read some of the Philippa Gregory books with my friend Catherine. Other than that it will be a mood read. 

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Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn review

“From indie horror author and bestselling sensation Ania Ahlborn, this brand-new supernatural thriller questions: how far would you go for success, and what would you be capable of if the promise of forever was real?

With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed up crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback. So when heโ€™s promised exclusive access to notorious cult leader and death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the opportunity is too good to pass up. Lucas leaves New York for the scene of the crimeโ€”a split-level farmhouse on the gray-sanded beach of Washington Stateโ€”a house whose foundation is steeped in the blood of Halcombโ€™s diviners; runaways who, thirty years prior, were drawn to his message of family, unity, and unconditional love. Lucas wants to tell the real story of Halcombโ€™s faithful departed, but when Halcomb goes back on his promise of granting Lucas exclusive information on the case, heโ€™s left to put the story together on his own. Except he is not alone. For Jeffrey Halcomb promised his devout eternal lifeโ€ฆand within these walls, theyโ€™re far from dead.”


Oh my she did it again! This book was skin crawling creepy. A combination of horror, paranormal, and true crime. I adored this book from front to cover. My only complaint is that in the synopsis it says “death row inmate…” but he wasn’t. In fact in the book a guard says he isn’t ok death row ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ So yea, other than that no complaints. 

Jeffrey Halcomb, aka Charles Manson, is creepy, crazy, and just down right out of his mind! He reminded me so much of Charles Manson. Which I loved. Ania references Charles Manson in the book. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Lucas Graham, aka Ellison Oswald from the horror movie Sinister, is amazingly f*cked up in this book. It worked so well. Lucas goes to stay in the house that the crime was committed in, just like in the movie Sinister. A movie I loved!

Oh my and that ending! Yes Yes Yes! I was forsure hoping she would do it just like that. Going totally opposite of the “everything is perfect at the end”. I don’t want to say much so I don’t spoil it but if you have read it we can spoiler talk in the comments!!! 

So if you like horror, crazy, creepy, then go read Ania Ahlborn! I call her the female Stephen King ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

4/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

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