R.eaders I.mbibing in P.eril X

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I know I’m a little late on this but I’ve been in a reading slump. If you want to know more about R.eaders I.mbibing in P.eril or you would like to sign up, just go here.

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Peril the First: Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) ofR.I.P. literature.

  1. The Troop by Nick Cutter – 4 Stars
  2. Carrie by Stephen King – 3 Stars
  3. Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys – 4 Stars
  4. Christopher Pike’s Tales of Terror – 4 Stars
  5. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ghost Stories and Plays – 2 Stars

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Peril On the Screen: This is for those of us that like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year.

  1. Hocus Pocus – 5 Stars
  2. Halloweentown – 5 Stars
  3. Halloweentown II – 5 Stars
  4. Halloweentown High – 5 Stars
  5. Return to Halloweentown – 3 Stars
  6. Twitches – 4 Stars
  7. Twitches Too – 4 Stars
  8. My Babysitter’s a Vampire (The Movie) – 4 Stars
  9. My Babysitter’s a Vampire (The Show) – 4 Stars
  10. Halloween (Rob Zombies) – 4 Stars
  11. Night of the Creeps – 4 Stars
  12. Night of the Living Dead 3D – 2 Stars
  13. Urban Legends – 3 Stars
  14. Hatchet II – 3 Stars
  15. Texas Chainsaw – 2Stars
  16. A lot of Ghost Adventures – 4 Stars
  17. A lot of Ghost Hunters – 3 Stars
  18. Mask Maker – 2 Stars
  19. The Pit – 3 Stars
  20. Reaper (Season One) – 4 Stars
  21. Casper Meets Wendy – 3 Stars
  22. Into the Grizzly Maze – 3 Stars
  23. Poltergeist (2015) – 2 Stars
  24. Curse of Chucky – 4 Stars
  25. The Howling – 4 Stars
  26. Howling II: … Your Sister Is a Werewolf – 3 Stars
  27. From Dusk Till Dawn – 5 Stars

Review: Drood by Dan Simmons

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Details: Paperback, 775 pages
Published: February 8th 2010 by Back Bay Books
Source: I bought it.
Buy it: Book Depository
Rating: 5 stars

Summary: On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens–at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world–hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.

Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums ofLondon and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?

Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens’s life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens’s friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author’s last years and may provide the key to Dickens’s final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.

Review: I have been wanting to read something by this author for a very long time. I always thought The Terror would be the one I would pick up first, but when I came across Drood for super cheap, I just couldn’t resist. I am so glad I bought it. I honestly don’t think there was a single thing about this book that I didn’t absolutely love. It is perfect. So fo course the next time I was at the store I had to pick up The Terror. I haven’t read that one yet, but I can’t wait to start it. If it is even a tiny bit as good as Drood, I’m sure I will love it.

If you haven’t read Drood yet, please pick it up. I know the size of it can be a bit intimidating, but it is such a great read. I’m sure you will love it.

Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read Drood and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future. I still haven’t read The Terror yet, and I now own Black Hills too. Still can’t wait to get into both of them.