Saturday, October 21, 2017

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | October 21

It took long enough, but it's finally starting to feel like Fall!


Posted Last Week


Last week I didn't post a single thing. Since that includes not posting an update last weekend, I'm reaching back an extra week.

Book Review | The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
Why I Love Horror + Some Recommendations

Read Last Week





The Cats of Ulthar by H.P. Lovecraft (★★★★☆)

Frindle by Andrew Clements (★★★★☆)

The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft (★★★★☆)

The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones (dnf)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (★★★★★)

Thank you, Bark, for recommending The Cats of Ulthar! That was a fun one! Lark also mentioned having read The Rats in the Walls so I gave that one a read, too. Unfortunately, the Goodreads description for The Rats in the Walls was one giant spoiler so beware there.

I wound up DNF'ing The Salt Line at 35%. I couldn't get into it, and I have no idea why.

I loved The Picture of Dorian Gray. If the stars align for me, I'll have a review out this week for it.

Review Copies



Many, many thanks to Rachel Caine for the review copy of Killman Creek. Killman Creek is the sequel to Stillhouse Lake (review). I've been so anxious for this book so I was thrilled to receive an invite for an early copy.

Current Distractions


  • American League Championship Series: Astros v. Yankees. One game left to determine who makes it to the World Series. (Go 'Stros!)
  • I finished season one of Riverdale. So. Many. Feelings. I 100% plan to catch up on season 2 this weekend. I'm not waiting.
  • Since I needed a Riverdale/Netflix replacement, I started watching season 12 of Supernatural. How is this show still going?
  • I'm getting very, very excited about Stranger Things next week.

So what about you? Let me know what you're reading (or watching) this week or leave me some links!


This post is being shared as part of Book Date's It's Monday! What Are You Reading?, Tynga's Reviews' Stacking the Shelves, and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.

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42 comments:

  1. I haven't read Stillhouse Lake yet but with so many to read, I might be leaving that one until next year!

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    1. After reading Stillhouse Lake you might get just as anxious for the sequel as I am so waiting is OK!

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  2. Oh no...I have a copy of The Salt Line to read for review, but I haven't started it yet. It worries me that it was a DNF for you. Hopefully my experience is better I guess.

    Have a great weekend. - Katie

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    1. Please don't let my DNF of The Salt Line sway you. I usually know why a book isn't working for me, but I'm at a loss for The Salt Line. I requested my library buy a copy based off the great reviews. You may love it.

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  3. I need to read Still house Lake still.

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  4. Yea for fall (and Peanuts). Watching it is a tradition on our house. Sad to hear about The Salt Line. I had a copy from First to Read but decided to let it pass. Maybe I should be glad I did. Glad to see you back! I missed your posts.

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    1. Thanks, Barb. Things have been so busy for me. I'm not sure why The Salt Line wasn't working for me. I just felt like I was forcing myself along.

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  5. I've never seen Stranger Things yet, but I've been hearing many good things about that series so far!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Recommend Me This! Saturdays!

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    1. I really love Stranger Things. Coming of age horror is my favorite. I can't wait for more.

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  6. I loved The Picture of Dorian Grey! It looks like you read some creepy books this week.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I loved it, too! It was a good week of creepy classics.

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  7. Sorry to hear about the Salt Line DNF! I really enjoyed the book, but yeah, it's a bit of an odd duck. It seemed like the publisher didn't even really know how to market it. And yes, I'm soooo excited about Killman Creek! I nabbed an eARC from an invite widget this week too!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. For whatever reason, I wasn't connecting to The Salt Line. It was a library borrow so I couldn't really put it down for too long to see if my mood changed. YAY for Killman Creek. I'm going to read that one probably after my next book.

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  8. I need to check out your Horror book recommendations. I hope you enjoy your new book. Happy reading and have a wonderful week. 😁❤️

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  9. I am excited too about Stranger Things. Can't wait. And I need to see Riverdale too :)
    You got some good books there. Happy reading!

    My STS

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    1. I do recommend watching Riverdale. The characters are fantastic in that one.

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  10. I love Supernatural! One of my favourite shows. Still very entertaining.

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    1. I love it, too. I will watch it as long as it stays on. Which may be forever.

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  11. So glad you got that long-awaited ARC :) happy reading!

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  12. I am holding out for the audio of Killman Creek but excited to continue. I haven't watched Riverdale, but it is on my list. I hope the week ahead brings smiles.

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  13. I can't wait for Killman Creek and Stranger Things. I read a couple of reviews that liked The Salt Line although it did sound difficult to pin down somehow. I don't have a copy anyway but I've added it to my wishlist for the future - who knows!
    Lynn :D

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    1. I'm at loss for why I couldn't connect to The Salt Line. Maybe I needed it to be more pinned down.

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  14. Oh too bad about The Salt Line! I have read some pretty good reviews for it. I'm still curious, though. Now I have to read it to see why it was a dnf for you:-)

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    1. The reviews were why I requested it from my library. Maybe it will be hit for you.

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  15. OH! I can't wait for the sequel to Stillhouse Lake, I loved that one, now I'm excited! Also Riverdale is amazing :)

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    1. The Stillhouse Lake sequel turned out to be a great read, too!

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  16. The Rats in the Walls looks intriguing. I hope you enjoy your books!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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    1. The Rats in the Walls was an interesting experience. It's a very atmospheric, paranoid story.

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  17. How nice to get a copy of Killman Creek. I can't wait to read it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I read it right away and really enjoyed it!

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  18. Love Autumn leaves. I would not be reading Rats in the Wall!!

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    1. Haha. Definitely don't read Rats in the Wall if you don't want to experience some paranoia. :)

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  19. I know it was a DNF for you but The Salt Line is on my wishlist. Come see what I'm reading

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    1. I hope it works out for you! I must have been in the wrong mood for it.

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  20. Lol - I am waiting on Riverdale, although it is tough! Rats in the Walls sounds good! And so do Killman Creek and Stillwater Lake. :) Have a great week!

    *I still love Supernatural. Lol. I can't help it. Guilty pleasure.*

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    1. I was on such a Riverdale kick when season 2 started so I had to take the plunge. It's so nice when the eps are on Netflix for the binging, though.

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  21. I'm so glad you enjoyed The Cats of Ulther! I loved that ending. Supernatural is my favorite show, even when it sucks, it shall never be cancelled :) Riverdale is a close second.

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    1. Supernatural may last forever! I'll be watching it if it does. I just can't believe each year that it's still going.

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