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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hemlock Grove Season One DVD Giveaway!

Here's the story! I ordered Hemlock Grove on DVD and it arrived with the box bottom dinged up, but still in plastic. I contacted where I ordered it from and they sent me a new one. SO, if you would like to win Hemlock Grove Season One on DVD, with a dinged up box. I seriously don't think the DVD's are affected at all. It is the bottom right corner of the box, and the plastic is still intact. Anyway, what do you have to lose, if it doesn't work, you can pitch it, if it does, you just got it for free!! SO enter at your own risk and cross your fingers!

I haven't watched the Season yet so I can't give an opinion. I have heard good things. My sister-in-law says it is unique and original, although not child friendly. You have been warned, this one is for adults only!

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You have until December 1st to enter to win! Good Luck!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Need Their Own Book

These are the characters I would like to know more about. I think they need their own book.

10. The Wicked Witch of the East, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 9. Marilla, Anne of Green Gables

 8. Isaac, The Fault in Our Stars

 7. Caspian, The Hollow

 6. Clarice, The Silence of the Lambs

 5. Jenni, The First Days

 4. Cherry, The Outsiders

 3. Sarah, Heaven

 2. Gale, The Hunger Games

 1. Jacob, Twilight

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)The Fault in Our StarsThe Hollow (The Hollow, #1)
The Silence of the LambsThe First Days (As the World Dies, #1)The OutsidersHeaven (Casteel, #1)
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)Twilight (Twilight, #1)

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Memories: Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
All of the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle stories hold fond memories for me. I was first introduced to these books by my fourth grade teacher. She spent many days reading the stories to us in our classroom. I remember that they always had a lesson that needed to be understood and they always made me laugh. I enjoyed Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and all of the kids and their many adventures. I like to read these stories to my classes and my own children. These hold an even more special place in my heart as my beloved teacher recently passed away. I can never see Betty MacDonald's books without thinking of Miss Betz.

Monday Memories is a weekly feature hosted by Miss Print and the Book Bandit. Just take a photo of a book from your personal library (or a library book that’s significant to you, etc.) and talk about why it matters. Is it your first ever signed book? The first book you reviewed on your blog? Whatever it is, write it up in a Monday Memories post and share it. Just please link back if you decide to join!

Book Review: Bird Box

Bird Box
Imagine a zombie novel without the zombies. A villain who is never described, but is avoided at all costs. This novel is a new take on dystopian thrills. The author does a wonderful job of building the suspense. You will be on the edge of your seat the entire read. Bird Box does a wonderful job of revealing just enough to keep you guessing, but not enough to keep you from using your imagination. This is one of those stories where to give to much away would ruin the story, so you won't get much of the storyline here. The story revolves around Malorie and her two children. The book is a four year odyssey of their survival in a world gone wrong. Malerman does a wonderful job. The tension in the air is breathtaking. The storyline moves between the present and the past, which only helps to build suspense. Just when you find yourself liking a character, they die, sometimes in horrible ways. You wonder how in the world Malorie has had the strength to survive so long. This unique tale sucked me in and wouldn't let go. The story is short and easy to read. I do hope that Malerman writes a sequel to this. I would love to see what happens to Malorie and the children, and of course the rest of the world. A wonderful first novel for fans of horror, dystopia, and unique storylines.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Book Review: Uninvited

SIGH! I so wanted to find something, anything, good about this book. The only part of the book I could stand to read was the last section with the "encounter". The book was just so boring. It was a short read but seemed like it took forever to finish. The writing was not very well done and seemed to be bogged down with teen speak. This would have been better as a short story with just the last section and the beginning all condensed. The action scene was easy to read. The rest was just repeat after repeat. The days were all the same and just boring. I wouldn't waste your time with this one, there are much better vampire books out there!

Uninvited by Amanda Marrone

Book Review: The Girl from the Well

Rin Chupeco's writing style in this book was very unique. I actually think it helped add to the atmosphere of the book. It's not often that you get a ghost's point of view in a book. You do here. The scares are slow and creep up on you. There are also self contained scenes where the action is non-stop, and gory, and frightening. This one would make a perfect movie. I really loved all the creepy elements, the upside down girl, the possessed dolls, the unknown lurker. I wish I had loved the story. There were parts that I thought were Awesome, while others were just too drawn out for me and I honestly got a little bored. I think many readers will find this one scary, but go into it knowing that the writing style is unique and the storyline moves slowly.

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Book Review: The Haunting Season

The Haunting Season

Do you like your horror with ghosts, demons, paranormal powers, and creepy graveyards? Than this may be the one for you. A group of teens is thrown into a supposedly haunted house. All of the teens have powers and they have one month together to test out the house and see if it is really haunted. There is more than they bargained for going on in this house. Are the things they see and feel bad or good? Are they being helped or hindered? Is the house more than it seems? Will they be able to make it a month and come out alive?
This is a perfect story for those that love horror and the new adult genre. There are some scenes that may be too much for younger teens. The story is filled with action and suspense. Just when you think you have figured out what is going on and who is to blame, BAM, you are surprised with new suspects. The storyline held my interest throughout and moved at break neck speed. The teen characters were written well and all had their own angst.
This is my first read by Michelle Muto. I would like to read more. Her ghosts are particularly spooky and she is a whiz at building atmosphere. This is the perfect read for a winter night. Excellent with a cup of hot cocoa and a blanket. You might want to turn on a few extra lights.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Book Review: Life After Death

I must state that this is a review of the book only, not Damien Echols or his case. I didn't like the book. I believe that the three convicted in Echols' case should not have been convicted. I never really thought of Damien in a bad light. Maybe I am just naïve. I have watched all the movies and read many books on The Robin Hood Hill murders. I know that he acted strangely during some of the filming but I chalked that up to his young age and lack of education. After reading this book I can see that he is still uneducated. I feel terrible that he has lived his life in prison. I don't find that an excuse to blame everyone in any way he can for his jail time. I am a Christian and I don't like the fact that he states over and over how much Christians helped convict him. I wasn't the judge or jury, so I resent that. Because of the fact that Damien claims being blamed because of his looks and religious practices, you would assume he would be very careful not to treat others the way he has been treated. I am sure he was judged unfairly, aren't we all. Since I am overweight and Christian I am obviously one of those people who Damien hates. That hurts, as I am someone who has defended him over and over. I absolutely feel that Damien was wronged, but not by me, and no matter what it cannot be taken away. I agree that he has the right to be angry but believe he is blaming the wrong people, and in turn just doing what was done to him. I can't recommend this book to those who have researched this case. I came away from reading it with a terrible view of Damien. I wish I wouldn't have read this book. It was not well written. His cloying use of misspelling on purpose and prejudices against all sorts of people makes me cringe. The fact that he calls several people retarded throughout the book makes my stomach hurt. I think this book could have used some major editing and believe his wife should have helped him see that some of the things he wrote shouldn't be put into print for everyone to read. I still support the WM3 but Damien I hope and pray will get an education on how to have manners and how to treat people. I pray that he will find comfort and peace.

Everyone should also know that the title of the book in itself is misleading as it seems it would be about his life after getting out of prison. You won't find that here. This is basically writing that Damien did in prison and the book would have benefited from a different title. If you are interested in Damien's case I would recommend reading Devil's Knot by Mara Leveritt.

Life After Death

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I want to re-read

I don't really re-read books. I can only think of two I have re-read and that was when I was young and the books were my favorites. SO, I am going to skip this weeks Top Ten Tuesday.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


The winners for the Something Wicked Strikes and the Spooktacular Blog Hops have been chosen and contacted. Thank you to everyone who entered and don't forget to enter The Dystopian giveaway going on now!