Hi everyone! I am really behind on posting. These are all of the books that I bought on or around my 30th birthday (11-12-16). They are from the thrift shop, Dollar Tree and a Harvest Bazaar that a local church was having. I found a ton of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books! Thanks to the great prices, all of these books only cost me $11.22 total. For 36 books! The books I got are:
Room 13 by Henry Garfield
The Scent of Shadows (The First Sign of the Zodiac) by Vicki Pettersson
The Taste of Night (The Second Sign of the Zodiac) by Vicki Pettersson
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Blood Memories (Vampire Memories #1) by Barb Hendee
Hunting Memories (Vampire Memories #2) by Barb Hendee
Memories of Envy (Vampire Memories #3) by Barb Hendee
The Graces by Laure Eve
Trinkets by Kirsten Smith
Every Which Way But Dead (Rachel Morgan #3) by Kim Harrison
Cheerleaders: The First Evil by R.L. Stine
Cheerleaders: The Second Evil by R.L. Stine
Cheerleaders: The Third Evil by R.L. Stine
Cheerleaders: The New Evil (Cheerleaders #4) by R.L. Stine
The Thrill Club by R.L. Stine
Truth or Dare by R.L. Stine
The Dead Girlfriend by R.L. Stine
The Boyfriend by R.L. Stine
The Girlfriend by R.L. Stine
Party Summer by R.L. Stine
Silent Night by R.L. Stine
The Dead Lifeguard by R.L. Stine (Accidental repurchase. Oops!)
Betty Crocker’s Easy Meatless Dishes
Night Terrors edited by Lois Duncan
Strangest of All by Frank Edwards
Sabrina the Teenage Witch #15 Harvest Moon by Mel Odom
Twilight #21 Evil on the Bayou by Richie Tankersly Cusick
More Ghost Stories
Railway Ghosts and Highway Horrors by Daniel Cohen
Pillsbury Fast and Healthy Magazine low-fat Italian!
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Tantalize by Cynthia Smith
Spin Magazine’s Underground USA
Stories of Ghosts, Witches and Demons edited by Freya Littledale
The Shadow and Other Strange Tales by Howard Goldsmith
Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Have you read any of these books? If you have, were they good? I’ve read Tantalize and most of the R.L. Stine ones before, but I wanted them for nostalgia’s sake. Now I just need to find time to read.
If anyone is interested, I also filmed a Youtube video of this haul.
I really enjoyed the Vladimir Tod series and I was pleasantly surprised to find this at Dollar Tree. I liked reading about these characters again and the illustrated version of Vlad is pretty much how I pictured him.
The art is nice and the story is the same as the paperback book, with some stuff thrown in like “That’s right. So and so did this.” Those moments seemed out of place and kind of cheesy, but I’ve seen comic books use that method of storytelling too.
Hi, everyone! I went to the thrift shop on Monday and got some new books. They are:
Down A Dark Hall by Lois Duncan
The Green Book by Rogers & Kostigen
Witch Child by Celia Rees
Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer
The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw
The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods #4) by Melissa De La Cruz
I was excited to find such a nice copy of The Van Alen Legacy for only $0.90. Have you read any of these? If you have, what did you think?
In other news, my Kindle got updated with the new home page. It’s pretty neat!
The main part on the left side shows what book I’m currently reading, or the first book in my library if I’m not reading anything, and it shows how far I’ve read in the right hand corner of the cover. On the right side, it shows my Goodreads “Want to Read” shelf and my Amazon Wishlist. Along the bottom, it shows books that my Goodreads friends have recently added. Under that, it shows a book that Amazon’s advertising.
They also added new butons at the top. There’s a button so you can put the Kindle in “airplane mode” during travel and buttons for Goodreads and Amazon. One of the things that I’ve really been enjoying is the recommendations section under the drop down menu. You can get recommendations from Amazon and Goodreads now. Has your Kindle gotten the new homepage? If it did, do you like it?
This book was amazing! The characters, setting, descriptions and plot are all excellent. The story starts with Adele and her father returning to New Orleans after The Storm. The opening scene of the book with them driving through the city is so well described that I could picture the destroyed homes and abandoned cars. It really sets the tone for the whole book.
All Adele wants to do is go back to her arts school, see her friends, design clothes and daydream about her Mom’s assistant, Emile and be a normal 15 year old. Unfortunately, her life gets a lot more complicated. Especially once she starts being able to control objects with her mind and unintentionally breaks a centuries old curse.
While trying to learn about her new powers she meets two mysterious brothers, Gabe and Nikko, gets reunited with some of her friends and starts at a new school. Things start going back to normal for her until she discovers her ancestor’s journal hidden in the floor boards of her bedroom. From there, everything gets a bit crazy.
The story has a bit of everything: magic, telekinesis, voodoo, vampires, shape shifters, plot twists, drag queens, romance, family and friendship. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy, paranormal, or young adult books.
I got this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I found this book at Dollar Tree and thought it looked and sounded interesting. Unfortunately, it ended up being just ok. None of the characters are particularly likeable and the main character, Agent Jackie Rutledge, is in need of some serious therapy. There are also some grammatical errors such as “The body lay upon the steel, clothed only from the waste up…” (pg. 219). Jackie, and some other characters, swear a lot. If that bothers you, this book probably isn’t for you.
I had a really hard time getting into the book at first because Jackie’s character is so off-putting. When she is first introduced, she is upset at having to be up early to investigate a child’s murder because she’s hung over after going home with a random guy the night before. Nice. Her alcoholism is a reoccurring problem. She’s also completely oblivious to most things around her, especially when it comes to her partner of eight years, Laurel, who happens to be psychic.
By the middle of the book it got a little more interesting for me and I kind of like the character Shelby. She’s Nick, the private investigator’s, assistant. She has fiery personality and speaks her mind. The action scenes and the climax of the book fell flat for me. I felt no excitement at all while I was reading them. I won’t be reading the next book in this series and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.