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Halloween Bingo 2019 Update 3

 

 

 

Called:

9/1/19: Ghost stories
9/2/19: Genre: Horror
9/3/19: Creepy Crawlies
9/4/19: Amateur Sleuth (not on my card)

9/5/19: American Horror Story
9/6/19: Dystopian Hellscape (not on my card)
9/7/19: Fear Street

9/8/19: Black Cat
9/9/19: Relics and Curiosities
9/10/19: A Grimm Tale  (not on my card)

9/11/19: Stranger Things
9/12/19: Creepy Carnivals (not on my card)

9/13/19: Country House Mystery (not on my card)
9/14/19: Classic Horror (not on my card)
9/15/19: Supernatural
9/16/19: Psych (not on my card)

9/17/19: Darkest London (not on my card)
9/18/19: Cozy Mystery (not on my card)
9/19/19: Southern Gothic (not on my card)

9/20/19: Read by Flashlight or Candlelight (not on my card)
9/21/19: Modern Noir (not on my card)

9/22/19: Spellbound
9/23/19: Dark Academia
9/24/19: Deadlands

9/25/19: Slasher Stories

9/26/19: In the Dark, Dark Woods

9/27/19: It was a Dark & Stormy Night

 

 

 

 

Currently Reading:

 

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

 

 

Read:

 

The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn for American Horror Story

 

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The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn

Review:

The Shuddering - Ania Ahlborn

 

 

Audience: Adult

Format: Audiobook/Owned

 

 

Don slapped the trunks of the trees with his left hand as he ran past them, a small ax held tight in his right.

– first sentence

 

This book takes place in the mountains of Colorado. Ryan and Jane, along with their friends, are enjoying their last trip to their family’s mountain cabin and lots of snowboarding. They don’t encounter the creatures until about 70% through the book. We see the creatures attacking other disposable characters, but the main characters have no idea there is any danger. There was a pack of the creatures, maybe more, and yet no one knew about them? Supposedly they were somewhere hidden until their prey ran out and they were starving. I think they were some sort of wolfish/human creature, it was unclear.

When the creatures finally start attacking the main characters, the story moves quickly and the characters have pretty realistic reactions – freezing out of fear, wanting to save themselves while at the same time wanting to help their friends, acting without thinking. There are no selfless heroes in this story. The end is left open-ended and I kind of like that, though I see no need for a sequel.

I read this book for the American Horror Story square because it takes place in the Colorado mountains.

 

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Halloween Bingo Update 2

 

 

 

Called:

9/1/19: Ghost stories
9/2/19: Genre: Horror
9/3/19: Creepy Crawlies
9/4/19: Amateur Sleuth (not on my card)

9/5/19: American Horror Story
9/6/19: Dystopian Hellscape (not on my card)
9/7/19: Fear Street

9/8/19: Black Cat
9/9/19: Relics and Curiosities
9/10/19: A Grimm Tale  (not on my card)

9/11/19: Stranger Things
9/12/19: Creepy Carnivals (not on my card)

 

 

Currently Reading:

 

The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

 

 

Read:

 

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Land of Stories – The Wishing Spell (audiobook)

Review:

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell - Chris Colfer

Audience: Middle Grade

Format: Audiobook/Library

 

The dungeon was a miserable place.

– first sentence

 

This is the first book in the 6-book Land of Stories series and it is fabulous. Twins Alex and Conner Bailey find themselves in a land where fairy tales are real. The land consists of multiple kingdoms such as the Sleeping Kingdom (ruled by Sleeping Beauty & King Charming) and the Dwarf Forest. All your fairy-tale favorites are here, the heroes and the villains. The twins are desperately searching for the ingredients to the Wishing Spell which is their only hope to go home. Along the way, they encounter a talking frog, trolls, Queen Red Riding Hood, the wanted criminal Goldilocks, and even the Evil Queen (among others).

 

This book is loved by many students in our school and kids who start it don’t want to put it down. There are a couple of instances where the language might be objectionable to parents (harlot, floozy), but it wouldn’t keep me from letting my kids read the book. Overall the story emphasizes persistence, empathy, and kindness in the face of danger and hopeless situations.

 

I would recommend to grades 4 & up.

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Halloween Bingo Update 1

Well, I haven’t done much reading or been on Booklikes much recently 😦

Real-life and school reading requirements have been getting in the way. But I am taking some time today to create a post that at least keeps track of the calls.

 

 

Called:

9/1/19: Ghost stories
9/2/19: Genre: Horror
9/3/19: Creepy Crawlies
9/4/19: Amateur Sleuth (not on my card)

9/5/19: American Horror Story
9/6/19: Dystopian Hellscape (not on my card)
9/7/19: Fear Street

 

Currently Reading:

 

 

 

 

Read:

 

 

 

 

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