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#BookReview: Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Hmmm, I didn't love them all but thems the breaks.

Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Audiobook 14+ Hours, Released October 2017
Amazon ♦ Goodreads
A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill

“Snapshot” is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician,” a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap.

A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in “Aloft.”

On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. “Rain” explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out acros…

They Call It Puppy Love Reading Challenge (go sign up!)

Barb over at Booker T's Farm is hosting a fuzzy little challenge for the month of February.

It's the "They Call It Puppy Love" challenge and the rules are as follows:
Make a sign up post and link it to Barb's sign-up post.Read at least one book which: has a dog (or cat) on the cover or features a dog (or cat) in it.Do a wrap up post at the end of February with links to your review(s).At the end of the month, she will put all the participants in a bowl and Booker T will pick a lucky winner.  That person will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to Amazon or Book Depository. This is my pick. I bought it used somewhere and it's been sitting in my tbr pile next to the bed forever.

Doesn't Bailey look thrilled?! He is such a crabby middle aged man, lol. I absolutely cannot wait until he is a crabby old man!

The contest is open to everyone. So sign up! I want to see all those cute covers :)

TTT: Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Read

Hello my bookish friends! Top Ten Tuesday has a new host so be sure to link up over at That Artsy Reader Girl. The creators over at The Broke and the Bookish are closing their doors for now. I'm going to try to be a semi-consistent contributor. But as always, I make no promises.

Today's topic: Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Read

I'm gonna have way more than ten! All book titles link to my review either here or at Goodreads.

Don't Tell My Kids  . . .

I think you can figure out from the titles alone why I might feel a little weird about these . . .
The Traumatizing

Some images you will never scrub from your brain. All of these books have loads of them. If you want to horrify yourself go ahead and read one but don't blame me when you're screaming for the brain bleach.
The Regrets

#BookReview The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

It didn't wow me and that was surprising :(

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Horror Fiction, First Published 1959
Amazon ♦ Goodreads
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

My Thoughts:

"The house was vile. . . Hill House is vile, it is diseased, get away from here at once."

I’m stingy w…

Between Naps: January 28 Edition

Between naps is a little recap of what we were up to last week and what's coming up soon(ish).

Last Week on the Blog:

Nothing But Reviews:
♥  All the Best People by Sonja Yoerg
♥  Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan
♥  The Doll House by Phoebe Morgan
♥  Halloween Carnival Vol. 1
♥  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

It was a bit of a boring week on the blog as I tried to catch up on review posting and was too drained to compose anything else. I still have quite the backlog too but that's what happens when you're lazy!
What We've Been Up To 

Nothing exciting. Sleeping, exercising (doing 80dayobsession and it's kicking my bum), cooking, working and reading a page or two when I can steal a minute. The internets have been very quiet and relatively peaceful this week, or have I missed all the gossip? 
Link Ups
I'm keeping it simple from here on out and am only linking this post up to Caffeinated Reviewer's Sunday Post

Books Bought
I broke my one week no-buy streak and bought s…

All the Best People by Sonja Yoerg

Not my typical genre but I loved it anyway.

All The Best People by Sonja Yoerg
Narrated by Lisa Flanagan
Audiobook 10+ Hours, Released May 2017
Amazon ♦ Goodreads
Vermont, 1972. Carole LaPorte has a satisfying, ordinary life. She cares for her children, balances the books for the family's auto shop, and laughs when her husband slow dances her across the kitchen floor. Her tragic childhood might have happened to someone else.But now her mind is playing tricks on her. The accounts wont reconcile and the murmuring she hears isnt the television. She ought to seek help, but shes terrified of being locked away in a mental hospital like her mother, Solange. So Carole hides her symptoms, withdraws from her family, and unwittingly sets her eleven-year-old daughter Alison on a desperate search for meaning and power: in Tarot cards, in omens from a nearby river, and in a mysterious blue glass box belonging to her grandmother. An exploration of the power of courage and love to overcome a damning l…