Scary Stories 3 More Tales To Chill Your Bones- Alvin Schwartz

Title: Scary Stories 3 More Tales To Chill Your Bones

Author: Alvin Schwartz

Publisher: Harpercollins

Pages: 128

Rating: 5/5

I read this very scarcely when I was a kid. I kept seeing the books around, but I never actually picked them up until I went to target the other day. I bought 1 and 3 (no more #2). I read both of them in less than an hour. These are definitely great stories to tell around a cool campfire. Some may be a bit strong for smaller children. The great thing that adds that horror factor is the black and white illustrations. These books are definitely a treasure that must be kept forever. I’ll list some of my favorites below:

The Bus Stop

Just Delicious

Bess

Harold

The Dead Hand

Such Things Happen

The Wolf Girl

Maybe You Will Remember

The Red Spot

I forgot to say also that I really appreciate the bibliography and the added notes and sources about these myths and folklores at the end of the books. The stories were even better in this addition. Would it be much to ask for a part 4?

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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark- Alvin Schwartz

Title: Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark

Author: Alvin Schwartz

Publisher: Harpercollins

Pages: 128

Rating: 5/5

I read this very scarcely when I was a kid. I kept seeing the books around, but I never actually picked them up until I went to target the other day. I bought 1 and 3 (no more #2). I read both of them in less than an hour. These are definitely great stories to tell around a cool campfire. Some may be a bit strong for smaller children. The great thing that adds that horror factor is the black and white illustrations. These books are definitely a treasure that must be kept forever. I’ll list some of my favorites below:

The White Wolf

Alligator

The Hook

High Beams

I forgot to say also that I really appreciate the bibliography and the added notes and sources about these myths and folklores at the end of the books.

WWW Wednesday June 26, 2019

This is my second WWW Wednesday. As always this is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

What are you currently reading?

What did you finish recently finish reading?

I remember reading these very vaguely when I was younger. But I saw they were making them into a film and I had to get my hands on them and read them as an adult. The bummer was that I couldn’t find #2 when I bought #1 and #3 . But I will search my job for it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag

I stumbled upon this awesome tag on SepiaReads‘s blog and decided to give it a go.

How long have you’ve been blogging?

❀I’ve been blogging for over 10 years, from when Xanga was around, to when I jumped ship on blogger, then tumblr, and now here I am at wordpress. I’ve been more consistent with blogging the last five years though.

At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?

❀Probably when i can’t anymore.

What is the best thing about blogging?

❀The best thing about blogging is being able to share my thoughts on books that I love, or that are a buzz around social media. I basically love sharing my passions with everyone.

What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

❀One of the worst things of blogging would have to be the popularity contests. Smaller bloggers deserve love too man! Besides a lot of times not everyone can get a domain or be able to design their websites for themselves or pay someone else at the very moment like a lot of bloggers have. Doesn’t make those blogger’s websites any less worthy than those who are popular. When things like this happen, usually I keep doing what I love doing…which is reviewing books and reading them. Numbers don’t faze me…being genuine is.

How long does it take you to make/find pictures to use?

❀Depending on what type of post it is it can take me a few minutes to an hour or more.

Who is your book crush?

❀Don’t have one lol.

What author would you like to have on your blog?

❀Even though I know my blog would never get to that level, I would love to have Stephen King and pick his brain for a bit.

What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

❀I usually blog at night, so that would have to be my pajamas.

How long does it take you to prepare?

❀Usually it takes me a day to prepare my blog posts. I usually like to write a hard copy first before I actually type it up.

How do you feel about the blogging community?

❀I think it’s beautiful that we’re all united by our passion of books and writing. Now can we stop making it a competition please?

What do you think one should do to create a successful blog?

❀Consistency for sure, interaction, creative ideas (change it up a bit), and an overall love and passion for what you do.

WW Wednesday- June 19,2019

I saw this awesome idea for this meme that takes place every Wednesday, where the w’s happen. This is hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words

What are you currently reading?


What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

I think I will be picking up something that I have to read for my book club and read an ARC from net galley at the same time too. I’ve been in the habit of reading multiple books at the same time now, but i’ve been managing them really well.

Girls of Paper and Fire- Natasha Ngan

Title: Girls of Paper and Fire

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books

Pages: 385

Rating: 5/5

TW: Multiple rape attempts and brief animal abuse

Girls of paper and fire is a amazing fantasy tale that at times makes you cringe because of the strong content it has, however there’s moments that bring a little bright light to make us feel better. Especially with a beautiful f/f romance that commenced in the most beautiful of ways. Ngan has a way of describing things which in turn makes you think you’re witnessing it in front of you. 

Each year the demon king selects eight paper caste girls (lowest class and all human form) to become his concubines. The families of these girls prepare them all year for the “event”. Then there’s other girls who are taken against their will for selection. The families of the chosen girls are showered with gifts and wealth. But, this year there’s an exception…instead of eight girls, there will a ninth one…one that’s unique…the girl with the golden eyes. 

Lei was stolen from her family’s herbal shop because word has it that she’s had something intriguing about her….her golden eyes. Lei is taken to the kingdom and immediately gets aquatinted with the other paper girls. Preparations begin for the girls. They’re taught how to act, dress, and seduce through lessons given to them. Every night the girls wonder whose turn it will be to get into the king’s bed. Ngan does a great job showing the cattiness and competition amongst the girls. Every girl doing her best to make the king happy. When it’s lei’s turn to accompany the king….she instantly regrets it. Her defenses go up. She quickly realizes she doesn’t care for the king, another man, or men period. Her heart belonged to only one person….Wren. The relationship that develops between these two beautiful women tests the bond between two friends and together they form an alliance to set the paper girls fee from slavery and take revenge on the king. 

I want to thank my book amazing book club Pages and Prose for this June read. I really enjoyed it.

Lost You- Haylen Beck

Title: Lost You

Author: Haylen Beck

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Pages: 320

Rating: 5/5

I’ve never read any of Stuart Neville’s books, but this book was absolutely amazing and mind blowing. I’ve actually become such a fan of thrillers lately. This book takes you on a emotional rollercoaster that will have you asking what’s going to happen next. Beck takes you into the lives of two women who fall into the dark world of motherhood, surrogacy, and a very shady agency. Libby longs for a baby, but her fertility issues are making that all impossible. She gets lost in the anticipation of receiving her baby and commits unspeakable acts to become the mother she always wanted. Anna is in desperate need of some money, and when she’s presented with the opportunity to make some money by becoming a surrogate she immediately jumps at the opportunity. Even though she has signed a contract….she can’t help but start having second thoughts….and her feelings start getting in the way. Throughout this story you will see a lot of going back and fourth, but it’s so essential to the story. 

Libby is a single mother whose marriage didn’t work out. However, she has her little man Ethan by her side to make her happy. Life hasn’t been easy, but now that her novel is going to get published, Libby will embark on a new journey as a published writer. So she takes a mini trip with Ethan to celebrate. Even though she’s ‘s on this trip, libby is overly anxious and very protective of Ethan. Ethan, like every young child is curious and even though it was only a split second, he makes a mad dash for the elevator when Libby was distracted and before she has a chance to react…he vanished! The hotel security and police immediately begin a search for the boy and utilize their security surveillance system….and they come across something shocking. Libby is brought in and right before her eyes, she’s sees a woman….her…taking Ethan.

Beck did an amazing job keeping me at the edge of my seat. When i thought I finally figured something out, he goes and does a total plot twist on you. Fast paced and in your face. I promise this will not disappoint.

Huge thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I definitely will be getting a physical copy.