Horror Books by Diverse Authors

Horror books

All of the books listed in the above linked article are horror books by diverse authors. The descriptions of them make them all sound wonderful. I’ve added a couple to my TBR list.

Fledgling by Octavia Butler

The Hole by Hye-Young Pyun

Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias

We Cast A Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan 

The Good House by Tananarive Due

Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Horrorstör

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this up as a bookclub read. I normally don’t read horror, but because I was assured that it was humorous, I gave it a shot.

I enjoyed the book. The author made the characters that were important to the story important to the readers. 

I was surprised at the ending. I was waiting for a little longer epilog or maybe a promise of a sequel. 

I would recommend it, but the paper version. You miss a lot of the pictures that are important if you get the audiobook. This still isn’t my genre of choice, but it didn’t cause me to have nightmares. 

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Working on a Weekend

Usually, if I go in to work on a weekend, it’s a brief trip. I had to go in this weekend, after a crazy work week. I wasn’t able to get a lot done after work last week, so I planned to get it done after work on Saturday.

I worked, then took myself to breakfast since everything went smoothly. I was alone, so I sat at the bar instead of waiting 25 minutes for a table. The lady who ended up sitting next to me had done the same thing. She gave me a lecture on the benefits of being single. I gave her a lecture on why she needs a Kindle.

After breakfast, I went to the nail place, expecting a long wait since it was a weekend. I was seated right away and was out the door with a mani pedi in just over an hour.

After nails, I went to the post office to pick up mail. My daughter’s ATM card had been delivered, so I brought it to her girlfriend at work. She’d have the card for the trip they were taking.

Next on the list was the library, to pick up holds. On the way there, I talked to a friend. We got caught up in just over an hour, while I sat in the car. I ran in to the library quickly while he was talking. Then sat in my car at home to talk longer. After we hung up, we texted for a few more minutes, since we weren’t done yet.

I went inside and read for a while. I eventually decided to finish watching The Shining. I had never seen it before, since I’m a big chicken when it comes to horror and thrillers. I got about halfway through and paused it to have dinner. Mostly because I was afraid to watch it all in one chunk.

After dinner, I gathered up my online support group to watch the second half with me. I was surprised that the movie wasn’t as scary as I thought. Creepy, yes. Scary, not so much. I think part of it was that I’d seen so many pieces of it over the years that I kind of knew what was coming.

My aunt texted me right after I finished it and told me that my cousin had just watched it for the first time, along with The Sixth Sense. She was more scared of the other movie. I recommended The Ring and The Blair Witch Project for their next movie nights. Those scared the heck out of me.

Ads for Halloween Haunt

On tv, there are ads for the Halloween event at the local theme park. Unfortunately, they seem to come on late at night. Things popping out and scaring you.

Why do they put them on tv at night when you’re trying to relax to get ready for bed? Why do they put the scary parts on at all? I try to look away when they are coming on, but I am not always paying enough attention to know it’s coming.

While I’m on the topic of ads, cigarette ads were banned from tv years ago. Why are we suddenly seeing ads for vaping products on tv? Shouldn’t they fall under nicotine products and be banned? They put a disclaimer on before the commercial, so they know that children shouldn’t be seeing the ads. Why haven’t the ads been banned yet?