Sunday, February 25, 2018

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | February 25

I only finished one book this week, but it was amazing. (No posts to report from me this week! Sorry. I'm just happy to be reading at all right now.)

I'm going to see Annihilation later today. I'm excited. I keep hearing amazing things about the movie. It's obvious that is goes in an entirely different direction from the book so I'm really curious where they are going to take it.

Read Last Week



Bird Box by Josh Malerman - I think I put off reading Bird Box this long because part of me thought I wouldn't like it. I was a dumbass. I loved Bird Box.

Added to My Shelves



Slowly We Rot by Bryan Smith - I was reminded of this book over at Bark's Book Nonsense. I had really wanted to read it a couple of years ago so I grabbed it on my Kindle. I made it about 10% before I DNF'ed it. The writing was great, and it seemed like a great traditional zombie story, but it took a turn I didn't want to follow.

The Cellar by Richard Laymon - This was another Kindle grab. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that this book has been on my shelf unread for a long time. Maybe putting it on my Kindle will help me read it?

Summer of Night by Dan Simmons - I know. I've been reading Summer of Night forever. I made it over halfway in my book, and I realized why I keep avoiding picking it up: the tiny margins and the tiny print of my paperback! So I bought the audio which is great. :)


Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - Jenni Elyse is hosting a readalong of Anne of Green Gables through the month of March if you want to join in. I bought my copy yesterday, and I'm looking forward to discovering why I loved Anne so much as a young girl.

The Listener by Robert McCammon - My finished copy of The Listener arrived! This means it's available to read now, and you should.

Tenebrion by James H. Longmore - I met James Longmore at an author signing last night. He was adorable. I love people who love horror. I say it all of the time, but they are the nicest people. Tenebrion is about a group of amateur film makers who are making a film in an abandoned school. The director of the film is very meticulous about the details. During a scene in which they are summoning a demon, they get the details too perfect. "The devil is in the details."

So what about you? Let me know what you're reading 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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54 comments:

  1. Some great looking books this week. And now I'm adding Bird Box to my cart! It makes it all worth while when just reading one book it turns out to be such a good one!

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    1. Yes! I couldn't have asked for a better reading week even though it was only the one book.

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  2. Bird Box looks good and so does Tenebrion. That's neat you got to meet the author. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! I'm very fortunate to have a local bookstore that cares about bringing in and supporting authors.

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  3. Bird Box sounds great! Sorry Slowly we rot didn't turn out how you wanted. The retro looking cover is neat.

    I hope you have a great week! Happy Reading!

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    1. That's OK, Michelle. It was more "me" than it was the book. I'm just in a picky place, and I'm giving myself a lot of leeway to DNF when a book isn't right for me. Have a great week!!

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  4. I'm dying to see Annihilation but it looks terrifying. I just don't remember being scared when I was reading the book. Creeped out, but not terrified. I just saw my (unread) copy of Bird Box yesterday, maybe that's a sign I need to read it!

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    1. I think it looks terrifying, too! There were some creepy scenes that *could* have been terrifying in the book. I'm curious to see what they do with it. Yes, read Bird Box!! I'd love to hear what you think of it.

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  5. It's quality over quantity here. Reading one book and loving it is better than reading 5 books and they are all meh. I am so out of touch with films, I had to google Annihilation. Hope you enjoy the movie.

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  6. I'm going to see Annihilation today too. I know it’s completely different than the book but I’m interested to see where they take it. I need to get my hands on Bird Box.

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    1. I look forward to hearing what you think about Annihilation! I'm planning to enjoy it so I'll be quite disappointed if I don't.

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  7. Oh I loved Bird Box as well. I recently read and reviewed it, like last month I think. I have to check out The Listener. Thanks for the rec. I am currently reading Ink Princess. I had a few DNFs this week.
    I hope you enjoy the movie today. Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. I'm going to hunt down your review after I write mine. I wrote something down when I finished, but I can't find it. Haha. *sigh* Hopefully I will find it so I don't have to start over and say it again. Have a great week!

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  8. I really should pick up Bird Box. I don't think I've heard many bad things about it. Hope you enjoy the movie. I read Summer of Night years and years ago. I might reread it one day because I don't remember it much but do remember really liking it. I am in the middle of a cozy right now but I'm craving horror and fantasy so it will be up next. Tenebrion sounds awesome (running off to add it to wishlist).

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    1. You should totally pick up Bird Box! It's going to be a Sandra Bullock movie in December (and it's just intense and awesome). They are supposed to be making a movie from Summer of Night at some point, too. :)

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  9. I've had Bird Box for ages - perhaps I should give it a bit of priority.
    Lynn :D

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  10. Looks like you've got some great new books added to your TBR.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  11. The Anne of Green Gables read-along sounds fun :) I haven't been the best at reading a ton of books this year, but maybe a buddy read would help me out? Enjoy the movie! I'm thinking of sneaking out for one this evening - just have to figure out what I want to see!

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    1. You are welcome to join us for the readalong! :)

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  12. I definitely want to see annihilation, and I'm debating reading the book too. And Bird Box sounds like a trip.

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    1. I enjoyed the Annihilation movie more than the book. Bird Box was awesome.

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  13. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Annihilation movie. I hope I'll get to it later this week, but I've got an anniversary screening of Videodrome on the calendar too...

    Bird Box has been lurking at the edges of my radar for a little bit. Hearing you loved it makes me think I need to go ahead and buy it!

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    1. There were some awesome scenes in Annihilation! I hope you get to see it. I would highly recommend you get a copy of Bird Box. :)

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  14. What an awesome lineup! I think I have to read Bird Box for the cover alone! I am glad you enjoyed it! Have a great week!

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    1. I cana't believe I put off reading Bird Box for so long. Don't make the same mistake!

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  15. Great book haul... Enjoy and have a great week!

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  16. I have had Bird Box on my list for the longest time too, and I held off reading it because of some doubts as well. Now that I know you loved it, I should probably push those reservations aside and take a look!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I had so many doubts. I was WRONG. I do hope you decide to give it a chance. It's worth it.

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  17. I'll have to put Bird Box on my TBR. Hope you love Annihilation! It looks really good! :)

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    1. Annihilation was definitely worth seeing. :)

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  18. I’m glad you liked Bird Box. I hope you enjoy your new books. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  19. I used to love it when a new Richard Laymon book hit the shelves. As a horror book lover it was terrible to hear of his early death but obviously it was worse for his family. I still have two of his books to read at some point this year.

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    1. I have quite a few Laymons I haven't read yet. I think I started reading him just after he passed away. I remember No Sanctuary being one of my first Laymon books. I think someone finished writing that one after he passed.

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  20. I agree with you Jennifer I barely manage to read many books during the week, but as long as you're enjoying it that's the main thing. I'm still waiting for my first five star book of the year :( I hope you have a great week :)

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    1. I hope you land on a 5 star book soon!! I know what it's like to go all year without a single 5 star read. I don't wish that on anyone.

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  21. I agree Bird Box was out of this world awesome! I haven't reviewed it yet. I'm saving it for Halloween :) I didn't enjoy annihilation the book but I'm looking forward to the movie too!

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    1. I'm so glad you loved Bird Box as much as I did!! It was an amazing reading experience.

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  22. Ugh, sorry about Slowly We Rot. I'll give it a go but now I'm a little worried. Did it get rapey? Tell me it didn't get rapey? I don't want to read that.

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    1. No, it didn't get rapey, but rape of a minor was alluded to before I quit reading. I'm just being really picky right now. I didn't believe what I was reading which made me quit caring what happened to the characters. I don't want to read a zombie book where I don't care if the characters live or die. You may have a completely different reaction. You should still give it a try.

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  23. I'm so excited you're joining in the readalong. :D I hope it will be fun.

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  24. I have never read Anne of Green Gables! I am kind of in the mood now, I should pick it up, especially since I am revisiting Little House too. Lol. Have a great week!

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  25. I am putting Bird Box on my TBR. I have not heard of this one before and thanks for bringing this to my attention!

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  26. So glad to see you loved Bird Box! I also loved it and can't wait for the movie. I just read Annihilation too and am now eager to see the film. Hope you enjoyed it. :)

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    1. Annihilation was worth watching. I can't wait for Bird Box! I'm so anxious to see how they are going to handle it.

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  27. Glad to hear you loved Bird Box, it's one that I want to read! I bought the ebook but just still haven't read it for some reason lol. But ooh! So glad to see Slowly We Rot on your list! Although I'm sorry you DNFed it the first time :-/ I really loved it, so I hope it goes better for you this time if you give it another go!

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    1. Sorry - I probably wasn't clear at all in my post. I read it just after buying it the other day. It didn't work for me. That happens! I hope you get a chance to read Bird Box. I was so surprised by it.

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