Genre: Collections & Anthologies

August 2022 Wrap-Up

August 2022 Wrap-Up

For the month of August 2022, I managed to read 11 books in total, the last one being finished on just after 8PM on August 31. The best part? Not a single book I read this month was on my August TBR post. Go figure. So what did I read this month? There is an […]

09/03/2022
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Down the TBR Hole #4

Down the TBR Hole #4

The Books… So this week I’d added a few books to my Want to Read shelf on Goodreads, so I’m back up to 166 books. Here’s the next five to see how many I can clear out. King of Scars is kind of a bittersweet book for me. I know it’s part of the Grishaverse, […]

09/03/2022
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Book Review: Gleanings by Ne..

Book Review: Gleanings by Neal Shusterman

A couple of years ago, I read and reviewed the Arc of a Scythe trilogy by Neal Shusterman. I absolutely loved the trilogy and gave it high marks here on the blog. Well, the other day as I was trolling through NetGalley, I noticed a new book by Neal Shusterman and the cover reminded me […]

08/09/2022
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Halloween Carnival Volume 5 ..

Halloween Carnival Volume 5 by Brian James Freeman

You would think with a high profile author like Peter Straub contributing to this anthology, it would have been better. But nope. We start off with Devil’s Night. It wasn’t the greatest story, but it wasn’t a horrible one either. It was a little bit on the messy side, but hey, it was a short […]

08/04/2019
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Halloween Carnival Volume 4 ..

Halloween Carnival Volume 4 by Brian James Freeman

I have no words. This anthology in the Halloween Carnival series was terrible. Literally, the only story that was in any way particularly memorable was The Mannequin Challenge. Even that story wasn’t all that great. The Mannequin Challenge was the best story in the book. Even then, it seemed like I’d read it before – […]

08/03/2019
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Halloween Carnival Volume 3 ..

Halloween Carnival Volume 3 by Brian James Freeman

Ok, so this one was better than Volume 2, but not quite as good as Volume 1. But I will say, Halloween Carnival Volume 3 is a solid offering for horror fans and for those who prefer more tame Halloween stories. The Way Lost was one of my favorites out of Volume 3. I found […]

08/02/2019
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Halloween Carnival Volume Tw..

Halloween Carnival Volume Two by Brian James Freeman

While I loved Halloween Carnival Volume One, I wasn’t quite as impressed with Halloween Carnival Volume Two. To my idea, the best story in this batch of five stories was Mr. Dark’s Carnival by Glen Hirshberg. It added a twist at the end that I honestly didn’t see coming. I’m not sure why, but I […]

08/01/2019
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Book Review: Halloween Carni..

Book Review: Halloween Carnival Volume 1

Halloween is my favorite holiday. This is something that anyone who knows me will tell you. I am a Halloween fanatic. So when given the chance to review books with stories based on Halloween and Halloween traditions – and those books are horror novels, you can bet I jumped at that chance. Halloween Carnival Volume […]

09/25/2018
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A Blink of the Screen: Colle..

A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett

This was my first foray into reading Terry Pratchett and I have to say, although the stories were good, they weren’t GREAT. Part of this is due to some of the stories having been written a long time ago, when he’d first started writing. Part of this is also due to my not being particularly […]

06/20/2018
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