Sunday, February 4, 2018

That's a Wrap | January Wrap-Up

I didn't accomplish all I had hoped in January, but it was still a productive month. As long as I stay ahead of my Goodreads challenge, I'm happy.

Novels




You by Caroline Kepnes (4.5 stars)

Writing Horror by Edo Van Belkom (4 stars)

Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1) by Jeff VanderMeer (3 stars)

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (3 stars)

Ghost Camp (Goosebumps, #45) by R.L. Stine (2 stars)

Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power (1.5 stars - rating breakdown included in the short story section)

Short Stories


Stab - Lawrence Watt-Evans (5 stars)
Metahorror edited by Dennis Etchison

They Swim by Night - Adam Millard (4.5 stars)
Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

The Listener - Algernon Blackwood (4 stars)
Public domain

The Empty House - Algernon Blackwood (4 stars)
Public domain

The Going Rate – John Boden (3.5 stars)
Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

Limb Memory - Tim Curran (3 stars)
Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

Hellscape - Rich Hawkins (2 stars)
Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

Only Angels Know - George Daniel Lea (2 stars)
Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

Extinction Therapy - Bracken MacLeod (1.5 stars)
Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

Molly - Glenn Rolfe (1.5 stars)
Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

The Passion of the Robertsons - Duncan Ralston (1 star)
Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

Darla’s Problem – Kristopher Rufty (DNF/Skim-to-end)
Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

Melvin - Matt Shaw (0 stars)
Splatterpunk Fighting Back edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

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13 comments:

  1. My library ordered a copy of Truly Devious when I requested it so it should be here soon. Annihilation is tempting me but is it a really technical read? I saw on TV the production company already sold the rights to the second and third movies to Netflix because they don't respect them to do too well at the box office. Hope you have a wonderful February.

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    1. No, it's not technical, just weird in a good way. Wow, that's interesting about the sequels. I'm kind of glad, though, so I can watch them on Netflix. :)

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  2. You read Annihilation? So did I! And thanks for the introduction to You. It looks really good!

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    1. Jenny, I hope you read You. I'd love to hear what you think. It's such a unique book.

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  3. Productive months are good! Hope this one is good for you.

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  4. I'm with you, as long as I stay ahead in my GR challenge I figure I'm doing good. I'm in the middle of composing my thoughts on Splatterpunk. I liked most of the stories but there was a real or dud as is the case with most of these collections.

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    1. I actually gave one of the stories a 0-star rating. 0_0 I'm glad you liked most of them, though! I seem to be the only one that didn't really enjoy it.

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  5. Great job on all the reading! 6 books is awesome and you read a ton of short stories! Yay!

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy with the amount I was able to read. :)

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  6. Annihilation has come on my radar recently because of the movie buzz. When I read the synopsis it sounds so interesting to me, but I keep seeing lukewarm reviews. Only 3 stars from you, eh? I'm thinking of taking it off my TBR.

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    1. I don't regret reading it at all. It's a unique read, and I wavered on how much I loved it throughout most of it, but it's worth reading even though I only landed on a 3 rating. I'm pretty tough when handing out the stars in general.

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  7. You seemed to have read plenty and, yes, it's good to stay on top of the Goodreads challenge. I've not set one yet this year but I will do so eventually.
    Lynn :D

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