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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

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Retro Audio Review
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Narrated by Derek Jacobi
Scifi Time-Travel
Unabridged Audio 3+ hours 
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When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed.  In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony.  The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then retum to his own time--until he discovered that his invention, his only avenue of escape, had been stolen.  

H.G. Well's famous novel of one man's astonishing journey beyond the conventional limits of the imagination first appeared in 1895.  It won him immediate recognition, and has been regarded ever since as one of the great masterpieces in the literature of science fiction.

The Time Machine (1960) was one of my favorite movies as a child. I guess I was a weird little girl because I absolutely lived for the days when I …

Fellside by M.R.Carey

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Fellside by M. R. Carey
Narrated by Flinty Williams
Released: April 2016 by Hachette Audio
Length: 15+ Hours
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Jess Moulson is convicted of murder. But it's a murder she can't remember committing. Nothing is quite clear from the drug-fuelled night when a blaze set in Jess' apartment killed the little boy upstairs. But when the media brands her a child killer, she starts to believe it herself.

Now she's on her way to Fellside, the biggest, most formidable women's prison in Europe, standing in the bleak Yorkshire moors.

But Jess won't be alone in her prison cell. Lurking in the shadows is an unexpected visitor...the ghost of the 10-year-old boy she killed. He says he needs her help - and he won't take no for an answer.
My Thoughts

Once again I am disappointed due to my own stupidity. For some reason (not reading the blurb, perhaps?), I assumed that this novel was set in the same world as The Girl with All the Gifts. It was not. There is no zombie pla…

Between Naps (10)

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Between naps is a little recap of what we were up to last week.

New Review:
Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor

Retro Review:
Carrie by Stephen King

Got My Eye On:
Click to see my favorite blog perusal finds


What We've Been Up To 

State of the Blog:  I cut my posts down to 3 days (not including this one). It gave me a little extra time to catch up with comments and visit my visitors. I even wrote a new review or two which I'll get posted next week. I'll likely be keeping to this schedule for a bit.
The Furries: My sweet, tolerant Buddy had another seizure. Ugh, he almost made if four months without one. This one lasted a good 4+ minutes that seemed like forever. He's back to his silly, ravenous self but scared a few more gray hairs onto my head!



Sooo, this was pretty much me last week after coming home from work and finding a full dishwasher, a full sink, full trash, full cat boxes, full washer/dryer and basically having a few nameless people in my house then "request&…

Carrie by Stephen King

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Retro Review
Carrieby Stephen King
Horror Fiction
Audiobook, 7 hours, 28 minutes
In one way or another, everybody abused Carrie. Her fanatical mother forbade this 16-year-old misfit everything that was young and fun. She was teased and taunted by her classmates, misunderstood by her teachers, and given up as hopeless by almost everyone.

But Carrie had a secret: she possessed terrifying telekinetic powers that could make inanimate objects move, a lighted candle fall, or a door lock. Carrie could make all kinds of startling, bizarre, and malevolent things happen. And so she did one night, when feeling scorned and humiliated...and growing angrier and angrier...she became the vengeful demon who let the whole town feel her power.

My Thoughts

This was the first Stephen King novel I ever read. I remember grabbing it from my dad’s nightstand and claiming it as my own. I was eleven. Eleven! It is the book that fueled my desire and lifelong love of reading. But eleven?! Reading it now I’m a little ho…

Got My Eye On (10)

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I saw a post over at Mailbox Monday that was encouraging readers to share their best finds of the week via their Books That Caught Our Eye posts. I love, love, love that idea so this is my warped version of it.

This was getting a little unwieldy and making me look a little like a hoarder (ahem) so I'm going to do my best to keep these down to three. It's going to be hard for me but it must be done. I've already blown up my Ipad due to fullness and had to restore the thing to factory settings.

Here are the three books I've added to my wishlist over the last week with credit to my enablers :) Be sure and visit them if you want more excellent recommendations and have some room left on your reader.

Kristen @ Metaphors & Moonlight
Swallow You Whole by Jasper Black (Fantasy/Humor)

For two villainous nobles, it is a desperate means to an end. For two clever demons...it is one hell of a tax break.

Henry and James have accidentally staked claim on the same soul. Elliot Doset…

Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor

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Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor
Narrated by Matt Godfrey
Released: October 2016 by Valancourt Books
Length: 10 Hours, 10 Minutes
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DARK FOREBODINGS.

All should have been well for Colin and his English bride -- but his twin brother, David, sensed trouble. Growing obsessed, David made his way to England to calm his fears -- instead he found an...

UNBOUNDED HELL.

Colin and his wive were dead -- victims of ghastly violence. Their seemingly serene cottage seethed with an aura of murder, madness, and betrayal. Overpowered by the evil, David soon embarked on a...

JOURNEY INTO THE MACABRE.

Suffocatingly, the presence grew...grew to a malevolent force trying to kill David's fiancee...grew until David himself was a helpless prisoner of unholy passion!
My Thoughts

David has an ominous feeling that his twin brother Colin is in serious danger so he leaves the US and heads off to England to see what’s what. He discovers terrible things have indeed occurred. As he attempts to figu…