Bones of the Moon by Jonathan Carroll

Does it ever really happen that we are given a real second chance? Another turn to bat, a few magical feet more to skid before we hit the wall and ruin everything? No, in real life that didn’t happen. Summary: Cullen James is a young woman who lives in New York with her family. InContinue reading “Bones of the Moon by Jonathan Carroll”

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

This review is a part of the Dystopia 2012 Challenge hosted at The Bookish Ardour. “A chair, a table, a lamp. Above, on the white ceiling, a relief ornament in the shape of a wreath, and in the center of it a blank space, plastered over, like the place in a face where the eyeContinue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

“He remembered a hornbill, which was simply a huge yellow beak with a small bird tied on behind it. The whole gave him a sensation, the vividness of which he could not explain, that Nature was always making quite mysterious jokes. Sunday had told them that they would understand him when they had understood theContinue reading “The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton”

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Challenge

This is a challenge hosted at Book Briefs as a part of the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon. “Ok, so how does this work? First you pick a book. Then you find pictures to represent the words in the book title. Then you put the pictures/clues together and try to guess what the book title is. GetContinue reading “Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Challenge”

German Literature Month – November

After seeing this on Vishy’s blog, I immediately decided to take part in it; I hardly have anything to do this November and it is about time I caught up on some German Literature. German Literature Month is hosted by Caroline @ Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy @ Lissy’s Literary Life. The weeklyContinue reading “German Literature Month – November”

R.I.P. Challenge

I found this challenge over at Adventures in Borkdom. It is a yearly challenge hosted at Stainless Steel Droppings. The purpose of the R.I.P (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril) Challenge is to read and enjoy books that could be classified as: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural. R.I.P. VI officially runs from September 1st throughContinue reading “R.I.P. Challenge”

Cujo by Stephen King

“They began to back up, and as they did, the dog began to walk slowly forward. It was a stiff walk; not really a walk at all, Ronnie thought. It was a stalk. That dog wasn’t fucking around. Its engine was running and it was ready to go. Its head remained low. That growl neverContinue reading “Cujo by Stephen King”

The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two teaser sentences from that page! “Reading a book, for me at least, is like traveling in someone else’s world. If it’s a good book, then you feel comfortable andContinue reading “The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll”

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

“As a rule, Fat Charlie felt embarrassment in his teeth, and in the upper pit of his stomach. If something that even looked like it might be embarrassing was about to happen on his television screen Fat Charlie would leap up and turn it off. If that was not possible, say if other people wereContinue reading “Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman”

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland… (by Catherynne M. Valente)

…in a Ship of Her Own Making. I am reviewing this book as a part of the Follow the Blurb Reading Challenge. “When souls queue up to be born, they all leap up at just the last moment, touching the lintel of the world for luck. Some jump high and can seize a great measureContinue reading “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland… (by Catherynne M. Valente)”