Holding a copy of your book in your hands is a special, emotional moment. All the stories and characters you love so well, and created through the years, are all here, contained in these pages, ready to be opened and read, like a treasure box. And more than the treasures of your soul, in the garb of neatly typed words, is the feeling and mood that you hope will convey itself to the reader, and make a difference somewhere, lift somebody out of a bad mood, or spread some measure of beauty in the world. .
Of Foster Homes and Flies - Chad Lutzke
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This story is a coming of age tale that follows a neglected 12 year old boy who is trying to cover up the death of his alcoholic mother because he is worried he will be taken to a foster home before he can compete in his schools spelling bee.
In very few pages, @chad_lutzke was able to make my heart cry out for this boy and I wanted to somehow get in the book and help him 💔
This book isn't your typical horror but the details in every page both creeped me out and made me weep. I felt the heat, the hunger, I could almost smell the death, I felt the loneliness. Writing so detailed and powerful that my emotions and feelings were all over the place.
What more can I even say?!
It's equal parts tragedy and beauty! I just can't even. Do yourself a favor and read this book.
Una consigna fácil de cumplir, estos son los 10 libros blancos que me acordé en el momento de tomar la foto que tenía, deje por fuera La Transformación de Mary Shelley y algunos de los libros debolsillo de Stephen king, digo algunos porque si bien todos tienen el lomo blanco, algunos la portada la tienen de otros colores y creo que la consigna va específicamente enfocada a los libros que son completamente bancos.
La banda de Death Metal "Possessed" lanzaría en 1987 su primer álbum de estudio titulado "Seven Churches" en el cuál se incluiría la canción "The Exorcist", inspirada en la película de culto basada en la novela homónima de William Peter Blatty.
Si bien la fuente de inspiración para la canción no fue en sí el libro, la película contó con el propio William P. Blatty como guionista, por lo cuál es una adaptación más que fiel al libro y la canción narra los acontecimientos principales tanto del libro como de la película.
5/5 ⭐ "This is about hating yourself enough to go to extremes. It’s about surviving, when all you want to do is wake up dead." ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Stirring the sheets is the first novella I read by @chad_lutzke. After I read this book in one sitting, I was so glad I had 3 more books to read which I did read in the same day and 2 more times. Yes! I read the 4 books I have by him 3 times already and it hasn't even been 2 weeks. I will continue many times more because that's how much I love them. 🖤 I'm not going to compare his books with each other only because I think each story is unique, dark, emotional and beautiful in it's own way which had a great impact on me even though each book consists of about 100 and so pages.
Stirring the sheets follows an elderly mortician, Emmett, who after losing his wife of 49 years to a tragic car accident is left behind completely grief-stricken. Then one day a corpse of a young woman who resembles his dead wife when she was young comes through the funeral home he works for. Before he knows it, Emmett is taking the corpse back home. I will leave the remaining for you to read and find out but let's make one thing clear here. This isn't a book about necrophilia and this isn't a book you would feel icky about. The story is far from that. Chad Lutzke writes horror in a non traditional way. His books are filled with so much emotion and has stirred something inside me that not many authors, contemporary or horror have done in a long long time.
His writing is so special and poetic, focusing on details that bring about a lot of emotion within you. That's what made me re-read his books several times. I connected so much with the characters that 100 pages of each book was just not enough. I didn't want these books to end and these characters he has build to go away. There were times after finishing each book, I would hold it close to my heart and feel a sense of loss that I cant fully describe and I encourage you to pick this book whether you like horror or not.
So a bit ago I wanted to start a traveling book project so I gathered up some fellow bookstagrammers and threw the idea at their face (literally, like throwing cheese to a baby...) jk lol and surprisingly they agreed, not only that but they also helped me figure out ideas and such and I am so grateful for each and every one of them! So if you wish to follow our journey check out #thetravelingdong to see where our books are headed! I’m very excited about this and couldn’t have chosen a better group to start it with! 🖤
Now onto my review for the first round of the traveling book👇🏻
I picked this guy for my dong xD It won the popular vote amongst the group. Unfortunately it was...not what I expected lol.
2.75 | Walkers follows Jack, a man who gets obsessed with a building and must do anything to have it, upon a night expedition his son mysteriously disappears and he embarks on a mission to find him.
Although entertaining at times, this book was not only overwritten but it told more than showed. Pair that up with extremely idiotic characters that never seem to learn their lessons and you got Walkers. I seemed to be 3 steps ahead at all times in this book, the answers were so obvious yet the main character seemed blinded it by it all. •••
The storyline also seemed to go everywhere, like the author wanted to do so many things with this book and decided to just fuck it all and put all his ideas in the same story. •••
Of course not everything was bad, we have the amazing scenes of people getting taken by the walkers which I though were nicely done and wish the book centered more around that than Jack’s storyline.
Entertaining yet overwritten Walkers was just not the story for me.
Summer's almost over. And life is about to change. Will the son be able to save the father? Or is it already too late? . The Window holds the answers...and the key.
Let me start by saying just how sorry I am that I didn’t enjoy this book. It has such promise! A coming of age story set against a tale of demonic possession – I was so excited! Sadly, this book became one that I could not wait to be done with, which was hugely disappointing.
The premise starts out strong (even though I had to forgive some grammatical errors) - Something is up with Richie and these reflections that he is seeing, and I was so intrigued by that. More importantly, his son, James, is home for the Summer; spending time with his friends, exploring the beginning of his first relationship and is just generally out to have a good time. I can’t go past a group of kids just doing their thing and having it derailed by some supernatural entity messing life up for everyone.
The time spent with the kids was easily my favourite. Taking me back to books like It and Summer of Night, Rolfe almost perfectly captured these vibes and even though some of the conversation and language used seemed a little out of place at times, and some of the scenes were a little cringe worthy, I was here for it.
The book chops and changes between the stages of Richie’s possession and James’ time spent with his friends and this part had me hooked – I was loving the world, and character building, and couldn’t wait to see how it all came together.
Then the possession progressed even further, the kids’ parts started to intertwine with Richie’s, and this is where Rolfe lost me.
One of my notes taken while reading this was “Is all this sex stuff really necessary?” That note was written in the early stages of the read and it escalated quite quickly from there. It was over the top, way too frequent and really didn’t bring anything to the plot for me. This whole aspect of the possession could have been left out and the book would have been better for it. Weird, in-your-face sex scenes simply for the sake of it (or for shock value, maybe?) come across as tacky and instantly make me lose interest...
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Fever Induced Rapid Encephalitis AKA. F.I.R.E.
This is the name humanity gave for the virus that covered the globe within days. A highly contagious disease that first seemed to be a run of the mill flu but soon turned in something much more sinister.
95% of those who came into contact were infected.
1.8 billion of those infected died.
3-8 minutes after death, 30% of them got up again.
Dead Aware: A Zombie Journey, follows Max and Clara who find themselves separated by an entire country when FIRE hits Canada. High school sweethearts and married for 20 years, they had promised for better or worse, in sickness or health and until death do them part… But what happens after that?
Waking up with after death with no memories, they must navigate a chaos ridden world fill with people who are out to get them. Will they be able to overcome the odds and prejudice against them and find each other again?
The next edition of THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3 will have a little bit different color (see material on left), but as of now there are still about 50 first edition copies left.
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Mom and I went to Vendor’s Village and looked around on her birthday yesterday. In true Jamie fashion I found some old copies of Stephen King books in amazing condition and added Dolores Claiborne to my collection.
One of the most exciting paperback developments in recent time has got to be @valancourtbooks releasing a “Paperbacks from Hell” series.
Special recognition has to be given to @paperbacksfromhell and @willerrickson whose passion for and writings about the genre have helped change perspectives on horror novels as a whole. From one freakoid horror novel lover to another, I say “thanks.”
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Writing by the Seat of Your Pants with H.P., Christopher Woods, Jason Graves, Ian Malone, and Rob Howell! #fantasci
I keep forgetting to post this, and I'm sure with March nearing an end this won't be a spoiler for anyone. This was the contents of February's Twitterstone Box, and as you can see, it was another awesome box! I was very excited to get The Bone Weavers Orchard by Sarah Read and The Sirens and The Specter by Jonathan Janz. I've heard nothing but good things about both of these books. And as always, the people at Twitterstone pack their boxes with lots of goodies. I have been impressed with their boxes every time, and am looking forward to April!
Instagram was acting up all day yesterday🙄 so I couldn't post to my stories or make any posts on here either. So here it is today! Lol
📚Daydreaming in my Shining shirt ... Hoping this bookstack won't fall over on me like the other one did😂 I think it is quite funny that I own this Shining tshirt .... and still don't own the damn book. I did however buy Doctor Sleep on Tuesday soooo, I guess I will be forever buying books out of order lmao.🤷🏽♀️😜
Happy Thursday friends🍃 It's finally feeling spring-ish around here!
Any plans for the upcoming weekend? I think we're will be having a lazy weekend so no big plans here!
.. 🐾🐾I am currently reading Pet Sematary as part of Johann's readalong #sometimesdeadisbetterreadalong ... aaaannnnd so far I am LOVING it🙌🏽! I'm almost 30% in so far but I'm hoping I can get it finished over the next week or so!! (Reading has been slow going for me lately😕) ❓What are you reading right now?
It's my last night in beautiful Madagascar. What an incredible trip it's been 📖🌞 Book wise I am finally down to the epilogue for THE STRANGER BESIDE ME by ANN RULE which is about another hundred pages 🤣 I also saw my lovely bookish podcast (@booksboozepod) Chiara (@bookish.kiki) say she really enjoyed ADELE by LEILA SLIMANI so I hopped onto audible and downloaded the audio version. I liked it... not quite as much as Lullaby though! It was VERY toxic, acidic.... very sinister and dark. •
#bookmorning 🌞 ziomki, przeczytałam Inkuba i to był sztos, ale taki sztos.. no szok! Książka przerażająca, a jednocześnie tak wciągająca, że nie dało się od niej oderwać!😱 a koniec.. to mi rozwaliło mózg🤯
Nie mogło być inaczej i od razu zaopatrzyłam się w Grzesznika, ale po przemyśleniu sprawy doszłam do wniosku, że muszę zrobić sobie przerwę, bo oszaleję 🤷🏻♀️ dlatego dlatego wracam do mojego #reread Pottera! 💚