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December To Be Read

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Yesterday I posted my November Wrap-Up, so today I am posting what I would like to read in December.  I would like to finish ‘A Song for Arbonne’ by Guy Gavriel Kay, ‘Dagon and other Macabre Tales’ by H P Lovecraft and ‘Royal Assassin’ by Robin Hobb.  I would also like to read Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb and ‘The Snow Child’ by Eowyn Ivey.

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November Wrap-UP and Blogmas

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I am probably going to regret typing this but I have decided to do blogmas – basically blogging every day of December.  I am going to try my best, but I have never really done anything like this before.

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Okay, so back on track.  In November I read ‘Assassin’s Apprentice’ by Robin Hobb and started ‘A Song For Arbonne’ by Guy Gavriel Kay.  I also started the sequel to ‘Assassin’s Apprentice’ called ‘Royal Assassin’ and the ‘H P Lovecraft omnibus two Dagon and other macabre tales’.

Book Reaction: H.P Lovecraft Omnibus One

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From Goodreads: A complete short novel, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is a tale of terror unlike any other. The Barren, windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless–or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found the strange fossils of unheard-of creatures…and the carved stones tens of millions of years old…and, finally, the mind-blasting terror of the City of the Old Ones. Three additional strange tales, written as only H.P. Lovecraft can write, are also included in this macabre collection of the strange and the weird

So it’s Halloween and I thought I would write a post about one of my favourite newly discovered authors, H.P Lovecraft.  This is the first of three omnibuses of his work and it consists of a group of longer short stories (bar one).  My favourite in the collection was ‘The Case of Charles Dexter Ward’ because it was creepy and awesome at the same time. At the Mountains of Madness is also really good and it sends a shiver down your spine for sure.   I thought the book was very enchanting and Lovecraft’s prose is amazing to read – it is simple yet elegant.   If you are looking for something to read this Halloween I would give H.P. Lovecraft a try because you won’t regret it.

Halloween Reads

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If you have been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I love fantasy and anything in that kind of vein.  So, I figured I would do a post on some cool books to read coming up to Halloween.

  • Anything by H.P. Lovecraft.  By ‘anything’ I mean any of his books.  I have read his first omnibus and it is awesome.  The tales are creepy, but never gory or over the top.  He is a legend in the horror genre, so is totally worth checking out.
  • The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice.  The first three – Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned are fantastic books, the rest not so much Imo.  These books are dark and twisted and very well written.
  • I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett.  I know I mention him in like every single post I do but his books are some of the best out there.  Any in the witches/ Tiffany Aching series would be great for getting a person in the Halloween spirit.
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  These are pretty gruesome if you read them as an adult/teenager.  There is one story in there that is about a girl accidentally walking into a den of murderers! Plus if you have a Kindle or other E-Reader, the book is free.

October TBR

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I am a big fan of booktube and enjoy watching such and such a month’s to be read posts, so I am going to do the blog version here.  In October I want to read

1. Dagon and Other Macabre Tales by H.P. Lovecraft

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2. Nightwatch by Terry Pratchett

3. The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

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4. Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

I don’t expect to get them all done, but a girl can hope right?

PS – I know my pictures are pretty bad – I have a really old camera.