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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

Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 6%
The Flight of the Griffin
C.M. Gray
Progress: 40%
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen, Anna Quindlen
Progress: 17%
Gypsy Blood
Jeff Gunhus
Progress: 79%
Unnatural Creatures
Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman
Progress: 59%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 66%


Yeah I know, me and everybody else who had this square on their card.


Thank you to our lovely hostesses Obsidian Blue and Moonlight Reader for another brilliant game and some shrinkage of my A-list tbr backlog!



Books read:


Classic noir: The Thin Man by Dashiel Hammett


Amateur sleuth: A Spark of Justice by J.D. Hawkins re-read


Serial/spree killer: Cabal by Clive Barker


American horror story: Children of Chaos by Greg Gifune


Genre: horror: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham


Gothic: Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin


Darkest London: Stalking Jack by Madison Kent


Modern Masters of Horror: Helltown by Jeremy Bates


Supernatural: Symphony of Ruin by Christina Lay


Ghost: Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones by Richard Gleaves


Haunted houses: The Elementals by Michael McDowell


Vampires: Vampire - In the Beginning by Charmain Marie Mitchell


Werewolves: The Werewolf Whisperer by Camilla Ochlan and Bonita Gutierez


Witches: High Witch by Mona Hanna


Demons: A Latent Dark by Martin Kee


Classic horror: Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


Chilling children: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James


Monsters: Dead Sea by Tim Curran


80's horror: Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist


In the dark, dark woods: Into the Woods by Thomas Washburn Jr


Terror in a small town: Goblins by David Bernstein


Magical realism: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch


Terrifying women: Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton


Diverse voices: One Blood by Qwantu Amaru


Free square: Mirror, Mirror by Anthony Strong