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Scavenger Hunt by Peter Likes Books
This was done with my own books.
1. Find your favorite book. White Oleander by Janet Fitch is one of them.
2. Find another author who has either the first or last name in their name of the author in #1. Pick any book by that author. Masquerade by Janet Dailey. Is a book I read and will soon leave at a Little Free Library.
3. Open that book and go to page 74 . On the 3rd line down, pick out two words and find another book with those two words in the title. Bah! I'm just realizing it's supposed to be page 74 and not page 73 like I did. Whatever. The sentence was "leaving him. "You disappoint me, Mr. Buchanan. I thought you were". I chose The Last Summer of You and Me by Ann Brashares.
4. Once you have found that book, find another book with a similar context. The above book is about family and secrets and whatnot at the beach during summer. My first pick was Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, but went with Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann.
5. Upon finding that book, find a diverse book with a similar title. So I was looking for a book with either an animal, a colour, or something to do with the weather in the title. I went with Your Blues Ain't Like Mine by Bebe Campbell Moore, a book that I loved.
6. Pick a name of one of the main characters from that book and find another book that has that name in the title. It has multiple POVs, but I decided to try finding for Lily and Ida. Lily was a no go, and I tried finding a word with Ida in it, like "bridal". I had to use my inventory spreadsheet for this and got Kaleidascope by Danielle Steel.
7. Open that book to any page and pick a word without looking. That is your word. The word was "fell".
8. Go to your favorite section and find the first book you see that has your word in the title. I don't have a favourite section among my shelves. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte.
9. You have found the book the universe is leading you to read! I will put the four of these I haven't read, higher up on my immediate TBR shelf. Which means I probably still wont read them for a year at least.
10. Buy or checkout your book! I will try this again at the downtown library in the future.
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 Minus 2016

I dunno, I've read a lot of great books, but these ones stood out in particular. I noticed that I've been reading less one star books, probably because I'm better at figuring out what books I'll like before I read them. Also, been embracing DNF-ing.

  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  • The Ghost Orchid by Carol Goodman
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Stiff by Mary Roach
  • Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
  • An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Marbles by Ellen Forney
  • Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Co
  • Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  • Sugar Bush and Other Stories by Jenn Farrell
  • White is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
2012 - The year I went back to the library. Actually, all of these were from the library.
  • Blood Roses (and other short story books) by Francesca Lia Block
  • Missing Angel Juan by Francesca Lia Block
  • Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • From Hell by Alan Moore & Co
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  • The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman & Co
2010 - The year I read a lot of classics on Daily Lit
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2009 - The year I got more into reading
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
Should do one for movies.
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This is my first actual entry here. Feels strange.

February was black writers only, March was women writers only. I wanted to make April sequels only but I had won too many books from Goodreads and it set me behind.

Notable Mentions
  1. Finished A Series of Unfortunate Events
  2. Stuart Little by EB White. It was so odd.
  3. March: Book One by John Lewis & Co
  4. Aya by Marguerite Abouet
  5. Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell (turns out she's white though) and Christian Robinson
  6. Black Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  7. Passing by Nella Larsen
  8. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  9. Your Blues Ain't Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
  10. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
  11. Pretty Deadly Vol 2 by Kelly Sue Deconnick & Co
  12. So Much Love by Rebecca Rosenblum. Canadian and a First Reads win.
  13. Lumberjanes Vol 3 by Noelle Stevenson
  14. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  15. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. Holy crap.
  16. Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia. First Reads win. I didn't know Dairy Queen was founded in Minnisota, hmm.

Mish Mash

Nov. 24th, 2016 01:09 pm
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A bunch of links I've been saving for the past few months. Maybe I should do this monthly, they do pile up.

Short Films
Short Stories

  • They used "The Killing Moon" by Echo and the Bunnymen in Donnie Darkos theatrical cut, but "Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS in the directors one. They are both georgous songs, but I think "TKM" works better. Also, I probably wouldn't have heard any Echo songs for years if it hadn't been for that movie. Whereas, my mom and sister are big INXS fans, so I would have heard "NTUA" at some point.

  • An Antiques Roadshow appraisal of Ray Bradbury books.

  • Another one for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? I didn't like that book too much, but this was sweet.

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I need some new icons. Anyway:

  1. The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice. In 2008, I decided to read the book. I found that the first 72 pages were missing and read it anyway. I got another copy a few years ago and read them.

  2. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King. Took 11 months to read. Is probably his worst book, lost it a few times. At one point I watched the mini-series and that helped me wade through it.

  3. Vanity Fair by William Thackery. 9 months. I don't know if I just didn't like it, or if it was because I was still new to old timey books.

  4. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Can't remember what year I started reading it, but I finished it in 2009 after losing it for a long time.

  5. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King. 2.5-3.5 years, not sure. Another one that I lost for a while, also not one of his more readable books.

  6. Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel. 6 years. Another one I lost. Then when I found it, it probably took a couple of weeks to finish.

  7. The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. 6 years and counting. Started reading it in 2010 and it was slow going, then my mom vomited on it. I got a new copy a couple of years later and still haven't tried it again. There are other Dickens novels I'm more interested in.

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Set in the Future: The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy

  • The lack of quotation marks doesn't annoy me in this book

  • like it better than No Country for Old Men

Should have read in school: Speak (1996) by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • There weren't any books that I ignored or whatever in school, so I decided to read a book that is regularly taught in school, just not to me

  • was originally going to read Anne Franks diary, but there were complications. I will read it someday.

  • Wish that I would have read this ten years ago. I didn't go through what Melinda went through, but I was exactly like that.

  • The ending was kind of abrupt

Not a part of the challenge: Stargirl (2002) by Jerry Spinelli

Not a part of the challenge: Re-read of The Outsiders (1968) by SE Hinton

  • First read it in grade 8

  • My copy has what looks to be a reject boy band on the cover

  • She really hated Hank Williams

  • The description of Dally reminds me of Keifer Sutherland

I was thinking about how much scenes in books where characters go into freezing cold water really bothers me. I thought it started with The Outsiders, but Ponyboy isn't in that fountain for very long. So maybe it started with Harry Potter (the fourth and seventh book). I'm not particularly afraid of drowning, so maybe it's just the descriptions of frigid ass water making characters go numb, or feeling prickling sensations. Maybe it partly is drowning descriptions, characters feeling as if their lungs are about to burst. I am often annoyed when people are not dressed properly for the winter. But if they fall through some ice, all of those layers will suck up water and impede them from getting out. Also, not being able to find an opening in the ice.

Other books with scenes like this:

  1. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (actually, maybe it started with this)

  2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

  3. Lost Girls by Andrew Pyper

  4. The Ghost Orchid by Carol Goodman

  5. maybe Deception Point by Dan Brown

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There are some strange books listed in the Goodreads giveaways sometimes:

"In Potty Theory, Goodridge-Bakst shares her experiences, observations, and priceless lessons on bathroom etiquette, better known as potty theory. It involves the observation of toilets, restrooms, and all things pertaining to women relieving themselves—sort of a combination of civil engineering and logistics.

With empathy and honesty, Potty Theory takes a humorous look at the bathroom advice and etiquette her mother taught throughout the years. Goodridge-Bakst shows it takes patience, compassion, honesty, caring, humility, hope, love and faith to ensure a successful potty experience."

I think it's about how to shit quietly enough, so that your boyfriend will never know that you defecate.


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  • OMG, ravens mimicking human speech! I assumed they would be squawky like parrots. I was wrong. Could you imagine hearing that come from a tree while you're walking down a lonely, foggy street?

  • Newly released book personality quiz? I got Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman.

  • Hahahahaha. At least some women in the Bible got to decapitate some people though.

  • Really good.

  • So friggin' cute. "No need to cry", I did anyway.

  • An article about how some characters in books don't make it into the movies. It's so strange, because I totally remember seeing Winky crying in her stained pink dress all drunk on butterbeer.

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  • The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje

  • In the Skin of a Lion, Michael Ondaatje

  • If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin

  • Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels (using this for the reading challenge)

  • The Winter Vault, Anne Michaels

  • Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

  • 1984, George Orwell

  • In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust

  • Flesh and Blood, Michael Cunningham

  • The Hours, Michael Cunningham

  • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

  • As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner (also using for the reading challenge)

  • Written on the Body, Jeanette Winterson

  • The People of Paper, Salvador Plascencia

  • Bel Canto, Ann Patchett

  • The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers

  • The Princess Bride, William Goldman

  • Crapalachia: A Biography of Place, Scott McClanahan

  • A Burnt Out Case, Graham Greene

  • The Tenth Man, Graham Greene

  • White Oleander, Janet Fitch

  • Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

  • The Short Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (using for challenge)

  • Autobiography of Red, Anne Carson

  • On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan

  • The Collector, John Fowles

  • The History of Love, Nicole Krauss

  • Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino

  • The Woman in the Dunes, Kobo Abe

  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Patrick Suskind

  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

  • A Convergence of Birds, edited by Jonathon Safran Foer

  • Translations, Brian Friel


  • No, Ocean Vuong

  • Love, an Index, Rebecca Lindenberg

  • The City in Which I Love You, Li-Young Lee

  • Everything Begins Elsewhere, Tishani Doshi

  • Radical Symmetry, Katherine Larson

  • Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman

  • Heavy Petting, Gregory Sherl

  • The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail, Gregory Sherl

  • i will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together, mira gonzalez

  • Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, Warsan Shire

  • Duino Elegies, Rainer Maria Rilke. Translated by Stephen Mitchell

  • Here, Wislawa Szymborska

  • Bluets, Maggie Nelson

  • The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

  • Crush, Richard Siken

  • The Cinnamon Peeler, Michael Ondaatje

  • The Dream of a Common Language, Adrienne Rich

  • The Weight of Oranges / Miners Pond / Skin Divers, Anne Michaels

  • Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke

  • The Poet’s Companion, Kim Addonizio & Dorianne Laux

  • The Making of a Poem, Eavan Boland & Mark Strand


  • Just Kids, Patti Smith

  • Running in the Family, Michael Ondaatje

  • Truth & Beauty: A Friendship, Ann Patchett

  • The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls

  • Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls

  • Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, Ronald Takaki

  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion

  • A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Rebecca Solnit

  • The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit

  • The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa

  • Henry and June, Anaïs Nin

From here
Need to try some poetry. Think I will use audiobooks for that
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Got one. It's meant to be an inventory of what I own, not sure if I'll keep up with it. Probably, cuz I just love lists.
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I'm going to do this list for 2015. I made a modified list for 2016 that fits me better. And only one category per book. For example, I will be using Margaret Atwoods Maddaddam trilogy for the trilogy. But it would also fit into "by a female author" and "set in the future" (I think).

Anyway, I was curious to see if I unintentionally read any in 2014:

  1. Finished in one day: The Crow. Have been watching the movie since I was little. Amazing art.

  2. Antonym in the title: N/A

  3. Set somehere you've always wanted to visit: My books didn't travel very much. Also, I'm sort of a homebody. I guess London in Neverwhere. But one country that always makes me go "OMG WTF why are you so prettyful!?" is Iceland. So for 2015, I'll get a book set in Iceland.

  4. Came out the year you were born: The Witching Hour.

  5. Book with bad reviews: 50 Shades of Grey

  6. Trilogy: Didn't get a whole one in, but finished His Dark Materials. Least sentimental/condescending childrens books ever. And so good.

  7. Book from childhood: I assume this means re-read a book you read as a child, I re-read Hop on Pop by Dr. Suess before donating it.

  8. Love Triangle: The Forest of Hands and Teeth

  9. Set in the future: The Handmaids Tale

  10. Set in highschool: Fly on the Wall

  11. Colour in the title: Pink Smog

  12. Made you cry: I don't know if any made me cry. Maybe Wintergirls.

  13. Magic: The Night Circus

  14. Graphic Novel: Fun Home

  15. By An author you never read before: White is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi. A lot would have fit into this category, but I wanted to point this book out. So good.

  16. Book you own but never read: I have a shit ton of books that fit here, but I'll single out the ones that have been with me for years. Like coffee table books, do people ever read them? Mine was Birthday Secrets, an astrology book.

  17. Takes place in your hometown: none, the closest was Toronto-set Scott Pilgrims Precious Little Life. Toronto is 4 hours away I think. I looked up novels set in Windsor on the library website, found a few that might be interesting.

  18. Written in a different language: The Little Prince (French).

  19. Christmas: A Midwinter's Tail was set in early December and mentions Christmas. Snowed in seemed to be set during winter break, but it never mentions Christmas or New Years. Or when they go back to school.

  20. Author with your initials: Nope. Jodi Picoult for 2015 it is.

  21. A play: N/A

  22. Banned book: 1984

  23. Based on or inspired by a tv show: Buffy comic book

  24. Started but never finished: The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963. We started reading it in school, but then they took it off the reading list. I don't think it was banned, I think it was paperwork or something. I dunno.

  25. More than 500 pages: The Witching Hour. But I won't be using the same books for several categories in 2015.

Going to make this two posts.
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Where do I get my books? Lately I've been going to the library. Also, taking whichever books my sister or her friend are donating, that I'm interested in. I haven't been buying books, because I have sooooooo many all over my room. Usually I bought them from the library book sale or at thrift stores. The most recent book I bought were at a church sale, they were:

  1. Gone With the Wind

  2. Chocolat

  3. The Little Prince

Can't afford to buy books new, makes me feel guilty that I can't help out the independant bookstores. Also can't stand going into Chapters. Everytime I'm there, I get dizzy and confused.

Favourite Bronte sister? I have read Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. I prefer JE, but understand why WH is so great. I have Annes books and look forward to reading them, I've heard some great things about her writing being proto-feminist. I don't think I could pick a favourite even when I do read everything by and about them. It's so sad that Charlotte lost all of her siblings.

Any bookish presents? Other sister gave me this.

Goodreads reccomended this book to me while I was reading Christmas Treasury (which I ended up donating without finishing). I do want to read it, but it doesn't seem to go with Louisa May Alcott.
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I've been reading quick ones since this time of year is so stressful for me. Here are some notes on a few of them:

The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block

  • Her most recent books are a lot different in tone from the older ones. That's fine, but strange to witness. I don't know.

A Midwinter's Tail by Sofie Kelly

  • my first cozy mystery. It was cozy all right.

  • Lots of hot chocolate

  • the villain wanted to save the cat, lol

Nicholas Knock and Other People by Dennis Lee

  • a bunch of trippy childrens poems from the 70's

  • some set in Toronto

  • trippy

Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

  • Don't really read much YA that focuses on romance. Was kind of cute though. It was set on the island where Somewhere in Time was filmed.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery

  • I understand why so many people love it.

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Going to use this as a prompt for a LIST.

This doesn't include every book I kept/bought for it's cover. Just the ones on my Goodreads read list. I have a ton of books in my closet that I haven't read yet, but have pretty covers. Like recently, I bought a book of Poe writings. It's purple with a raven. It's a 50's edition that was probably sold at a gas station or something, I love their covers.

  1. The Opium Clerk (2001) by Kunal Basu. Was in a box of free books. Was good, but I donated it. Pretty poppies.

  2. California Blue (1996) by David Klass. Stole from school in grade 7 or 8. Still have it out of nostalgia.

  3. Fudoki (2004) by Kij Johndon. Bought from library book sale. Fun story, still have it.

  4. Sugar Bush: & Other Stories (2006) by Jenn Farrell. Bought from library book sale and kept, because I really liked it. The design is so good and it's a small book that's about the size of my hand.

  5. The Roaring Girl (1997) by Greg Hollingshead. Bought from library book sale. I really likes the "Rose Cottage" story. Donated.

  6. Ojingogo (2009) by Matthew Forsythe. Was a library book, so I'm not sure if it counts. Anyway, it looked cute, so I signed it out. Took ten minutes to "read" (there are no words). Was cute.

  7. The Orpheus Obsession (2005, but my edition was from 2008) by Dakota Lane. Bought, probably from Value Village. Kind of like Girl by Blake Nelson, but I liked it better. I kept it long after I read it, because I liked Dakota Lanes' photos. Donated.

  8. Little Green Men (1999, my edition was from 2011) by Christopher Buckley. Who couldn't love that cover. Simple, but cute. The book was good, it was hard making the decision to donate it, but it ended up with my sister anyway. Don't remember where I got it from.

  9. Lost Girls (2001) by Andrew Pyper. I got this edition from VAC when a woman who worked there left a ton of books in the lunchroom that she didn't want anymore. Then I forgot I had it and got this edition from Value Village. So since I had two copies, I read the VAC edition and Mar read the VV one. She liked the book better than me, but I wan't to re-read it. I kept the VV edition, though both covers were lovely.

  10. Grimms' Fairy Tales (this 1973 edition) forget where I got it. Might donate it if I get a better one.

  11. The Girls (2000) by Amy Goldman Koss. Another one I stole in grade 7 or 8 and kept for nostalgia. I even did a book report on it.

  12. The Crocodile Bird (1994) by Ruth Rendall. This was another free one. I liked the book until a part near the end, but don't want to give spoilers. Didn't keep it.

  13. A Million Little Pieces (2003) and My Best Friend Leonard (2005) by James Frey. Yeah, I know I know. But who couldn't love these bright lovely covers. The blue one with a sprinkle covered hand. And the pink one with the ashtray. Both were from Value Village and I donated both years after I read them.

  14. The Gathering (2007) by Anne Enright. Another from VV. Was good, but I donated it.

  15. Fly on the Wall (2006, this edition, but paperback) by E. Lockheart. So cute! Library booksale. Still have it because the story was sweet. Gherkins.

  16. The Marriage Chest (1968) by Dorothy Eden. Goodreads doesn't have the edition I had. It was hardcover and the dust jacket had a hand underneath lace. It was a book that my sister was getting rid of without reading and that's probably for the best. It was kind of disappointing. Donated.

Some stuff

Nov. 19th, 2014 08:18 pm
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I have decided not to look at Post Secret anymore. I dunno.

My Gotham City Sirens dream cast:

  • Poison Ivy - Christina Hendricks

  • Harley Quinn - Juno Temple (she's a bit younger than the other two though)

  • Catwoman - Gugu Mbatha-Raw

When I was reading Breakfast At Tiffany's, I was so surprised at how racist Holly was. I know it's the 40's and she's from Texas, but gawd! I couldn't imagine Audrey Hepburn saying some of those things. Or Marilyn Monroe, who Truman Capote wanted as Holly. While I was reading, I was trying to think of an actress who I could see as book-Holly, and I thought of Amanda Peet. Igby Goes Down Amanda Peet.

The wiki page for The Handmaid's Tale answered some questions I had. It was Atwoods birthday yesterday.

Here are some Jane Austen novel covers from the past. I really love that 1907 one.

I should start going to the art gallery or something. I haven't been there since I was 12, maybe?
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I was behind on books, but October really pushed me foreward. Tried to only read things that were spooky and what not. Not listed are short stories I may have read.

Finished in October

  1. The Witching Hour (1990) by Anne Rice *

  2. Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker. I've been thinking of the 1992 movie. I have always loved it, but I can still think it's ugh in places. Like Mina falls in love with Dracula after walking in on him literally raping (vampires are sometimes metaphors for rape) Lucy. And we're supposed to feel sorry for him because she's his "reincarnated love" and Lucy is a "whore". In the book, Dracula mostly uses Mina to infiltrate the group that is trying to stop him. So in a way, the Penny Dreadful (tv show, spoilers sort of) version of him is closer than most of the movies. He uses Mina to lure Eva Greens character to him. I don't like who they cast as Dorian Gray though. Off topic. Also, I now realize I was imagining Edward Van Sloan as Van Helsing while reading the book.

Started and Finished in October

  1. The Wide Window (2000) by Lemony Snicket

  2. Pretty Deadly Vol. I (2014) by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios *. Loved it. It has inspired some scents.

  3. The Book of Lost Things (2006) by John Connolly *. Had that great creepy old fairy tale thing going on, Maria Tatar would approve. Loved it.

  4. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962) by Shirley Jackson *. I think I liked loved it better than The Haunting of Hill House.

  5. Carmilla (1871) by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Really good, really getting into the movies and web-series based on it. Listened to it on Librivox.

  6. The Night Circus (2011) by Erin Morgenstern *. Loved it. Amazing dreamy feel to it. This helped me understand the tarot.

  7. The Lonesome Night in the October (1993) by Roger Zelazny *

Started in October

  1. The Forest of Hands and Teeth (2009) by Carrie Ryan *. It has a sort of detached feeling to it, but that's okay. I mostly like it, reminds me of The Village and 28 Days Later.

* means it was a library book. I was inspired to read some of them by this list.

I doubt I'll start any other books before the end of the month. JK Rowling is releasing an Umbridge short on Halloween.
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I read a lot of "Sweet Valley" books when I was younger, this was my favourite. It's the last one I have and I'm donating it. I think I read it when I was 10 and thought it was so well written. The Nora parts anyway. I think of this book whenever I think of magnolias because that's the flower that Nora associates with death. Anyway, some thoughts"

  1. There is a character named Blanche from Savannah who actually quotes Gone with the Wind.

  2. The Sweet Valley theatre shows The Shining and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (70's one) during Christmas break, I dig that.

  3. It kind of grosses me out that the twins are described as having "wholesome" looks. Only use wholesome to describe a healthy meal.

  4. I've never been in a house of mirrors :(

  5. Lila is one of my favourite charachters, and she's so Cordelia Chase. My second favourite SV book was Lila on the Loose. Why does Lila drive a lime green car though? That doesn't seem her.

  6. I don't see why Nora and Margo would fight over who gets to be Jessica. The twins are 16 year old girls, and it should be expected that they go through strange personality changes. So Nora could have been Elizabeth and still come up with a good tattoo excuse. Margo could get a matching tattoo as Jessica. Then Nora as Elizabeth could cover up hers for a while with a bandage to hide that it isn't new. I dunno.

  7. I shouldn't take it seriously, but the book it pretty ugh about mental illness.

Songs mentioned in the book:

  1. Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus is Comin' To Town

  2. "When Will I be Loved" performed by a band at the carnival

  3. "Behind Blue Eyes" performed by a band at the carnival

These are the only other SV books I remember having:

  1. Hostage! (actually don't remember this one, but I have it written down)

  2. The Boyfriend War

  3. A Killer on Board (I thought John Marin was sexy, ugh)

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