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Monday, October 10, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This weekly meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.


I'm still reading:

This one has been sitting on my dusty bookshelf for so long, and Michelle at TuesBookTalk on Goodreads is hosting a read-a-long for October:

TITLE: 'Salem's Lot
AUTHOR: Stephen King
PUBLISHER: Signet
PUBLICATION DATE: August 1, 1976
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 427 pages
GENRE: Horror
Something strange is going on in Jerusalem's Lot ... but no one dares to talk about it. By day, 'Salem's Lot is a typical modest New England town; but when the sun goes down, evil roams the earth. The devilishly sweet insistent laughter of a child can be heard echoing through the fields, and the presence of silent looming spirits can be felt lurking right outside your window. Stephen King brings his gruesome imagination to life in this tale of spine tingling horror.


I'm listening to:

I bought this on Audible over three years ago and still haven't gotten to it! I thought it would be a good pick for this time of year, when I tend to like reading more paranormal.

SERIES: The Hollows, Book #1
AUTHOR: Kim Harrison
NARRATOR: Marguerite Gavin
PUBLISHER: Tantor Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: June 27, 2007
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 13 hrs and 14 mins
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She's also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50 percent of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves: the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they've stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

On the run with a contract on her head, Rachel reluctantly teams up with Ivy, Inderland's best runner...and a living vampire. But this witch is way out of her league, and to clear her name, Rachel must evade shape-changing assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crimelord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death...not to mention her own roommate!

Fun, sassy, filled with action, humor, and romance, Dead Witch Walking is the perfect summer listen for anyone who likes vampires, paranormal fantasy, romance, or just a great beach book.


I just finished:

This is from the library: My reading goal this year was to finish off series that I started long ago but never got back to, so this one is the last book in the series.

TITLE: Oblivion
SERIES: Nevermore, Book #3
AUTHOR: Kelly Creagh
PUBLISHER: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
PUBLICATION DATE: July 28, 2015
FORMAT: Hardcover
LENGTH: 434 pages
GENRE: Young Adult, Horror, Fantasy
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? —Edgar Allan Poe

The fine line between life and death blurred long ago for Isobel Lanley. After a deadly confrontation with Varen in the dreamworld, she’s terrified to return to that desolate and dangerous place. But when her nightmares resume, bleeding into reality, she is left with no choice. Varen’s darkness is catching up to her. To everything. Threatening to devour it all.

Isobel fears for her world—for her sanity and Varen’s, especially after a fresh and devastating loss. To make matters worse, the ghostly demon Lilith wants Varen for her own, and she will do anything to keep him in her grasp—anything.

Can Isobel ever find her happy ending? Worlds collide and fates are sealed in this breathtaking finale to the Nevermore trilogy.


Something from my TBR list, and a new-to-me author! I'll definitely continue on in the series!

SERIES: Gone With the Respiration, Book #1
AUTHOR: Lia Habel
NARRATOR: Kim Mai Guest
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: October 18, 2011
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 16 hrs and 46 mins
GENRE: Science Fiction/Steampunk, Horror
Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead - or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria - a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible -until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead - and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble... and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.



What are you reading? Have you read any of these books and, if so, what did you think? Please let me know in the comments and, if you are also participating in this meme, leave me a link to your blog post so that I can stop by!

4 comments:

  1. I love paranormal/ scary stuff this time of year too. I haven't really read anything very scary yet though- I better get on that! Dead Witch Walking looks good and a perfect read for this time of year.

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    1. You still have time, Greg! I've heard great things about The Hollows series, so I'm looking forward to it!

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  2. I like Dearly Departed despite disliking zombie stories but haven't had a chance to continue the series. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I don't like steampunk, but I enjoyed Dearly Departed because of the zombies :)

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