Sunday, June 17, 2018

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | June 17

Happy Father's Day! It's supposed to storm here today so my plan is to relax at home with hubs and the kids. To be honest, that's pretty much what I've done all weekend, and it has been wonderful.

I'm still trying to adjust to summer so things have been pretty quiet/sporadic on the blog. Bare with me while I try to find my summer footing!

Read Last Week



The Cellar by Richard Laymon - ⭐ I'm quite certain I just read my worst book of the year so at least I got that out of the way! (Full disclosure, I made it past the halfway point before skipping ahead to the final few chapters.)

The House by Bentley Little - ⭐⭐⭐ This was a reread with Lilyn. I was pretty meh about The House the first time I read it, but I think I enjoyed it more this time around. (I'm keeping my original rating intact.)

Recent Acquisitions



The Devil's Rosary (The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin #2) by Seabury Quinn - At some point I want to start making my way through the stories of Seabury Quinn. I have a review copy of the first Jules de Grandin collection that I still haven't started. When I saw the second volume go on sale, I grabbed it.

The Big Book of Hap and Leonard by Joe R. Lansdale - My understanding is this edition combines two books of Hap and Leonard stories plus some extras. Whatever it is - it's a big book of Hap and Leonard! That's all I really needed to know.

Tales from the Lake: Vol.2 edited by E. Audsley, R.J. Cavender, and J. Mynhardt - Thank you, Barb, for including this freebie in your post this week!

Current Distractions



Have you guys seen Hereditary? It was one crazy, disturbing movie. I forgot I was even in the theater at one point. If you love being stressed the hell out in a horror movie, I would recommend seeing Hereditary in the theater. Half of my tension came from the soundtrack.

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? and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | June 3

Happy June to you all. I hope you are settling into summer! The last half of May was a whirlwind for me, but the kids are out of school, and I'm ready for some summer living.

I spent last weekend at Comicpalooza where I got to see Joe Lansdale, Bev Vincent, Martha Wells, and Seanan McGuire. They gave some really great panel discussions, and I was able to get a few books signed. (I also got to meet James Marsters!)

Posted Last Week(s)


Book Review | Odd Man Out by James Newman ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book Review | Terror is Our Business: Dana Roberts' Casebook of Horrors by Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Read Last Week(s)



The Conquerer Worms by Brian Keene - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was a fun buddy read with Lilyn (Scifi and Scary). I will have a review up for it in the next week or two.

Terror is Our Business by Joe Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I had a blast with this one. You can read my full review here.

Recent Acquisitions



The Bottoms by Joe Lansdale - I was able to snag a UK edition of The Bottoms. I originally read The Bottoms during Hurricane Harvey, and it was the perfect book at the perfect time. ❤️

Savage Season by Joe Lansdale - Savage Season is the first book in the Hap and Leonard series. I've read this one as well, but I needed a physical copy for my shelf.

The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus by Bev Vincent - Someday I will finish my journey to the Dark Tower. When I do, I will have Bev's book waiting for me.


The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells - The Cloud Roads is the first book in the The Books of the Raksura series. I'm really curious and excited to check it out.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire - I feel like I finally get to see what this series is all about.


The Outsider by Stephen King - Stephen King's new novel is out! I'm just over 60% in, and it's really good.

Demon King by Erik Henry Vick - When you tell me a horror book is 650 pages, I get really high hopes for character and world development. I'm not sure when I'll squeeze in Demon King, but I'm excited to see what's filling these pages.

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


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