Tuesday, October 31, 2017
My number one favorite horror story
of the year is,
"The Fisherman" by John Langan
Hands down, the best of the year.
"The Bone Mother" by David Demchuk is not to be missed coming in at number two. Get your creepy on.
Coming in at number 3 is a new spin on the post-apocalyptic genre, "When the English Fall" by David Williams.
"See What I Have Done" by Sarah Schmidt brings a super creepy look at Lizzie Borden. This is number four.
Number 5 is more of a ghost story murder mystery that I just loved.
"Himself" by Jess Kidd.
I have three more horror tales on my TBR pile, and the year's not over. Here's hoping I find one more!
Monday, October 30, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Our fabulous friends at BookRiot have compiled a list of 6 great horror stories you can read right now. And you know what? They're ALL written by women. Remember.
They are horror stories and not for the faint of heart.
Read them right here.
That just makes me so happy!
I urge you to read Carmen Maria Machado's "Her Body and Other Parties" and hold on to your hat.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Join us this Wednesday at 7:30pm as the Mystery Book Discussion talks about:
"A Simple Murder" by Eleanor Kuhns!
A first novel by an award-winning writer finds former soldier-turned-traveling weaver Will Rees tracking down his mistreated son to a Shaker settlement in late-18th-century Maine, where his efforts to reconcile are challenged by the murder of a young woman and dark community secrets.
Join us Wednesday at 7:30pm!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Join us as we discuss debut novel
by Julia Dahl
Books are at the Circulation Desk now.
Investigating the murder of a Hasidic Jewish woman who because of religious laws will be buried without an autopsy, journalist Rebekah Roberts intercedes to prevent the woman's killer from getting away with the crime.
See you then!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
I love unboundworlds.com because they gives us gems like this!
There's something for everyone on this list and it's worth checking out. My favorites include:
There's plenty more titles on that compilation list from unboundworlds.com, so have fun!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Okay, so I held off for a while with my sci-fi posts,
but I just couldn't help myself!
Plain and simple, Annihilation unsettled me, and that's saying alot.
Scifi peeps have probably already read it, but if you haven't,
it's worth a shot before the movie in February 2018.
YES! THE MOVIE.
Here's the trailer:
By the way, it's part of a trilogy but do not let that scare you away from the first book.
Here are the other two:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion crew read this book back in 2009 to rave reviews. We couldn't put it down.
Here's a synopsis of the Mudbound from Adam Chitwood of Collider:
"Co-written and directed by Dee Rees (Pariah), this Southern epic is based on the Hillary Jordan novel of the same name and takes place in the 1940s, where it revolves around two families—one white and one black—who live on one farm. The black family works the farm for the white family, but the stories of the characters are endlessly intertwined as they navigate racism, poverty, and World War II side by side."
The book is riveting and I expect the movie to be nothing less.
Mudbound will be available on Netflix and released in theaters on November 17th.
Read the full article from Collider here.
View the trailer here:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Charlie Brooker, creator and writer of this Twilight Zone-like limited series on Netflix is set to expand his series into a 3-volume book set.
I know right?? Read this great article from EW for more info, but in the meantime, look for the first volume to be published some time in May of 2018. Contributing authors include,
Cory Doctorow, Claire North and Sylvain Neuvel.
Season 4 of the show will feature 6 new episodes and as of right now, Netfilx is pretty tight-lipped about the release date. So, if you don't hear from me in a while, you'll know why.