Monday Mash-Up #029

This was one of those weeks that flew by….some short day hikes, library programs, running errands, whew!  I was bad and went to my favorite thrift store to check out their weekly Buy One Get One Free book sale and of course I found some!

With all the activity, I didn’t have much reading time, but I was able to finish a couple:

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker — 4 out of 5 stars!!

I wasn’t sure what to expect but after a bit of a slow start I was hooked!  This gothic horror offers slow-burn suspense and some memorable scary moments.  If you like classic horror like Frankenstein and Dracula, make sure to check this one out!

Facing the Wave:  A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami by Gretel Ehrlich — 3 out of 5 stars

Mixed feelings on this one.  The survivors’ stories were horrific and heart-breaking.  However, the approach to this was not my cup of tea.  The author’s writing style was just too flowery and melodramatic and took away from the true stories she was relating.


Even though it’s not August yet, I’m starting to put together my Halloween reading wish list, which I usually start tackling in September.  If you have any favorite scary stories, feel free to share!

Short and sweet this week, so until next time, Happy Reading!

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