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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

The Victorian Christmas
Anna Selby
Progress: 6%
Occulture: The Unseen Forces That Drive Culture Forward
Carl Abrahamsson, Gary Valentine Lachman
Progress: 15/256pages
Fairies:: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk
Morgan Daimler
Progress: 76%
Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Progress: 5%
Old Celtic Romances
P.W. Joyce
Progress: 3%
Uprooted
Naomi Novik
Progress: 13%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 48%

My Bingo list so far

 

While I reserve the right to change anything I haven't read yet, especially if the book turns out to be cack, I think I've mostly got a good list worked out. I had double booked Supernatural so bumped one to read by candlelight or flashlight, though I don't promise to actually do that!

 

I've also been switching out re-reads, except Ocean at the End of the Lane which I wanted to re-read anyway. Graveyard book gave way to something new and Exsanguinate may do the same when a list comes out for Vampire vs Werewolf or if something suitable comes to my attention.

 

The irony is that a lot of Halloween themed books will probably be all over the Amazon freebies during October! Meanwhile a lot of Classics on my tbr have slipped into this list and that makes me happy.

 

25 books in two months is pushing it a little for me, but there are some short ones in here so I'll give it my best shot and read them all eventually.

 

So, the list so far:

 

Read by candlelight or flashlight

The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

 

Magical Realism

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (re-read)

 

Witches

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

 

Genre: Horror

Hell Bound by Andrew P. Weston

 

Black Cat

The Cat Detective by Amma Lee

 

Diverse Authors Can Be Spooky Fun

Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler

 

Ghost Stories and Haunted Houses

America's Most Haunted Hotels by Jamie Davis Witmer

 

Young Adult Horror

Willa Wicked by A.M. Hudson

 

Scary Women (authors)

Demoniac Dance by Jaq D. Hawkins

 

Reads With Booklikes Friends

Letters to the Damned by Austin Crawley

With: Portable Monsters and anyone else who wants to join

 

Grave or Graveyard

The Graveyard Speaks by Hunter Shea

 

Genre: Mystery

Thorneyhold by Mary Stewart

 

Free Space

Floor Four by A. Lopez

 

Gothic

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

 

Creepy Crawlies

Insects: A Novel by John Koloen

 

"Fall" into a good book

A Fall of Glass by Stanley R. Lee

 

Locked Door Mystery

The Locked Door by Austin Crawley (re-read)

 

It was a dark and stormy night

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night by Snoopy

 

Set in New England

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

Full Moon

High Moor by Graeme Reynolds

 

Vampires vs Werewolves

Exsanguinate by Killion Slade (re-read)

 

Supernatural

The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

 

Classic Horror

Dracula by Bram Stoker

 

Pumpkin

The Human Ate My Pumpkin! by Jon Mac

 

Set on Halloween

Haunted Hijinks by Madison Johns