Spookathon TBR 👻 🍬 🎃 October 16-22

I LOVE Halloween and I’m super excited to be taking part in Spookathon read-a-thon 🧙‍♀️

Spookathon Hosts:
Lala – https://goo.gl/aqGDx8 Shannon – https://goo.gl/rGi9dG Paige – https://goo.gl/LbnCDo

TWITTER follow along – https://goo.gl/DAxtt6


1. read a thriller

2. read a book with a spooky word in the title

3. read a book based on a childhood fear

4. read a book with orange on the cover

5. read a book that has a spooky setting


stranger in the house

A Stranger in the House

By Shari Lapena

Group Buddy-Read for Spookathon! 🙂

(thriller, childhood fear)

Because in this house, everyone’s a stranger. Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.



the hound of the baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Graphic Novel)

By Martin Powell and Jamie Chase

Based on the classic novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

(orange on the cover, spooky setting)

The greatest detective of all time investigates the seemingly supernatural in this adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.”



Dead Girls and Other Stories

Dead Girls and Other Stories

By Emily Geminder

(spooky word in title)

With lyric artistry and emotional force, Emily Geminder’s debut collection charts a vivid constellation of characters fleeing their own stories. A teenage runaway and her mute brother seek salvation in houses, buses, the backseats of cars. Preteen girls dial up the ghosts of fat girls. A crew of bomber pilots addresses the ash of villagers below. And from India to New York to Phnom Penh, dead girls both real and fantastic appear again and again: as obsession, as threat, as national myth and collective nightmare.”


Fantasy Bingo Challenge Update

I have completed 9 of the squares for Fantasy Book Bingo so far this year. I have found some new authors, and am looking forward to reading sub-genres I’ve never read before (steam punk, seafaring, new weird). It’s not too late to join! We have until March 31st, 2018, and if you complete five squares in a row you’ll be entered into a draw at the end of the challenge for a prize.



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Summer #CosyReadingNight Tomorrow!

Lauren, from Lauren and the Books, is hosting a Cosy Reading Night tomorrow evening – Saturday, August 19th, 2017 – (2pm for us in the Eastern time zone), and my kids and I are taking part! We put a bunch of books on hold at the library so hoping they will be ready for pickup tomorrow morning.

What is Cosy Reading Night? Well! It’s a fabulous evening where we get super cozy, surround ourselves with candles, enjoy some of our favorite snacks, and read for three hours.

Check in with Lauren on Twitter with the hashtag #cosyreadingnight

And if you would like – add me on Twitter too! 🙂

I plan on reading the second book of The Raven Cycle series, The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, and possibly switching it up and reading some of A Bold and Dangerous Family by Jennifer Murphy.

The Dream Thieves“Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17347389-the-dream-thieves






A bold and dangerous family


“The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter and Village of Secrets delivers the next chapter in “The Resistance Quartet”: the astonishing story of the aristocratic Italian family who stood up to Mussolini’s fascism, and whose efforts helped define the path of Italy in the years between the World Wars—a profile in courage that remains relevant today.” On Sale October 2017

“A compelling and moving book. . . . . The literature of wartime France and the Holocaust is by now so vast as to confound the imagination, but when a book as good as this comes along, we are reminded that there is always room for something new.” –Washington Post on A Train in Winter

What will you be reading on Summer Cosy Reading Night?