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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

Dreamtime Dragons
Nils Visser
Progress: 36/280pages
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Imogen Hermes Gowar
Progress: 5%
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution (Penguin Science)
Paul Davies
Progress: 122/285pages
The Grand Phantom
Harold Cloninger
The Toy Makers
Robert Dinsdale
Progress: 19%
Devil's Day
Andrew Michael Hurley
Progress: 57%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 48%

Blackout!

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