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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

Captives of the Flame (The Fall of the Towers, #1)
Samuel R. Delany
Progress: 16%
Dark Carnival
Nancy K. Duplechain
Progress: 62%
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution (Penguin Science)
Paul Davies
Progress: 65/285pages
The Grand Phantom
Harold Cloninger
The Toy Makers
Robert Dinsdale
Progress: 2%
Devil's Day
Andrew Michael Hurley
Progress: 34%
Fools and Mortals
Bernard Cornwell
Progress: 80%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 48%


— feeling ninja


Yay! Finished my last book before the month ended! :D


Read by candlelight or flashlight

The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson (112 pages)


Magical Realism

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (re-read) (272 pages)



The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (96 pages)


Genre: Horror

Hell Bound by Andrew P. Weston (482 pages) (NG)


Black Cat

The Cat Detective by Amma Lee (66 pages)


Diverse Authors Can Be Spooky Fun

Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler (31 pages)


Ghost Stories and Haunted Houses

America's Most Haunted Hotels by Jamie Davis Witmer (264 pages) (NG)


Young Adult Horror

Willa Wicked by A.M. Hudson (196 pages)


Scary Women (authors)

Demoniac Dance by Jaq D. Hawkins (212 pages)


Reads With Booklikes Friends

Letters to the Damned by Austin Crawley (108 pages)

With: Portable Monsters


Grave or Graveyard

The Graveyard Speaks by Hunter Shea (51 pages)


Genre: Mystery

Thorneyhold by Mary Stewart (212 pages)


Free Space

Floor Four by A. Lopez (114 pages)



The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (397 pages)


Creepy Crawlies

Goblin Tales by Jim Hines (82 pages)


"Fall" into a good book

A Fall of Glass by Stanley R. Lee (26 pages)


Locked Door Mystery

The Locked Door by Austin Crawley (re-read) (short story online)


It was a dark and stormy night

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night by Snoopy (190 pages)


Set in New England

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (368 pages)


Full Moon

Rise Headless and Ride by Richard Gleaves (332 pages)


Vampires vs Werewolves

Bloodfire by Helen Harper (317 pages)



The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde (34 pages)


Classic Horror

Dracula by Bram Stoker (560 pages)



The Human Ate My Pumpkin! by Jon Mac (11 pages)


Set on Halloween

Haunted Hijinks by Madison Johns (172 pages)