Between Naps, April 2018 (1)


Between naps is a little recap of what we been up to recently on and outside of the blog.


What We've Been Up To 

Inspired by this book to find every single out of print old horror novel ever released, I managed to talk my husband into spending his free time scouring thrift stores, antique stores, Saver's, Goodwill & used book stores within an hour drive to help me locate them. Sunday we visited four local antique stores and I found nothing but old junk. I swear, I have never seen so much junk in my life!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33670466-paperbacks-from-hell?from_search=true

Just as I was about to give it up for good, something amazing happened at the last shop five minutes before closing time. I spied an entire shelf of books that contained these gems and all but one were only $1.00 each! I could not believe my eyes. That rejuvenated my search and this weekend we're doing a local UBS tour unless I get stuck doing yard work. Pray for rain. 







Link Ups


I'm keeping it simple from here on out and am only linking this post up to Caffeinated Reviewer's Sunday Post. Link yourself up and make some new blogging friends!



Freebies

I went a little freebie crazy again. Any of these worth a read?

The Ghosts of Larkwood Asylum by [Hawthorne, Will]  The Haunting of Bell Mansion: A Haunted House Mystery- Book 0 by [Hunt, James]  His Princess (Princess Series Book 1) by [Riley, Alexa]  Of the Lemon of the North by [Leite, Chris]  They Are Watching You: A Horror Thriller Bundle (Two Short and Creepy Reads: a science fiction horror story and a gripping horror and psychological thriller with a twisted ending) by [Coleman, Christopher]  Alphabet Soup: Horror Stories for the Tormented Soul by [Wade, Tobias, David Maloney, Mr. Michael Squid, Ryan Cook, DoverHawk, Kyle Alexander, Grant Butler, Rafael Marmol, Jack T. Anderson, M Higgins, Bak Hayong, Chris Thompson, Jacob Mandeville, J. Y., Marni Sue, Kaitlynn Cooney, Kelly Childress, Mikey Knutson, Noah Rex, John Buffalo, Harrison Prince]

What's Distracting Me?

I haven't seen one negative review for this movie so I was worried I would be disappointed going in with such high expectations but it was everything I thought it would be. Tense, nerve-wracking, scary and heartbreaking. If you enjoy scary horror films you should see this one.


This one? Eh, not so much. I felt as if I were watching a video game for almost the entire running time and it bored me, truth be told. My husband loved it though.





Currently & What's Next

I've been reading this one for a week or so for a buddy read over at Horror Aficianados. It's an old-school vampire novel with a whole bunch of characters and is taking me a very long to read because I have to read it in short snippets due to lack of time. Fortunately the chapters are short so it's easy enough to put down and pick it back up. 


Hopefully I'll be reading this next!



So, what have you all been up to?!

Comments

  1. I don't know if any of your freebies are worth reading, but the LArkwood Asylum cover is gorgeous and gothic!

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    1. I hope the inside is as good as the outside!

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  2. I'll watch Ready Player One though I have some doubts about it.

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  3. Glad you found some!Oh A Quiet Place sounds so good. Everyone has raved. I hav heard such mixed things about RPO. I will probably wait to see it. Have a great week!

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  4. Ooh how fun looking for those oldies :) Good luck scavenging this weekend too! I don't do scary well, so I probably won't be seeing A Quiet Place, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. I really liked Ready Player One, but I was an 80s gamer, so it really went to my childhood happy place :)

    Have a great week!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed Ready Player One, Berls. My husband did too! I was happy for him since I usually drag him to scary movies and they're not his favorite :)

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  5. I still haven't been able to see A Quiet Place, but I'm going for sure next weekend. I can't wait to see it for myself (and I'm starting to get spoiled by the interwebz).

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    1. It's soooo good and you absolutely do not want to be spoiled!

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  6. I plan on watching A Quiet Place once it reaches On Demand. It looks good to me. Glad to hear you were able to find what you were looking for.

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    1. It's definitely all they're cracking it up to be. I was expecting to be terribly disappointed but I wasn't.

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  7. What a great find. Like you, there's quite a few in that book I'd like to get my hands on. I will be getting Quiet Thing once it's available to stream. However, I caught my husband watching the ending on a YouTube video - WTF!

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    1. I cannot believe he did that :( He ruined a big part of the emotional intensity of the movie for himself. That makes me so sad.

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  8. Scouring thrift stores for old, out of print horror books sounds kind of fun tbh. And that's awesome that you managed to find a bunch for so cheap!

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    1. It is a lot of fun when you actually find something good. I was feeling like I had wasted a perfectly good day off until that last stop!

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  9. Oh man. You have the most frightening books! Lol.

    happy reading!

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  10. I'm waiting for my husband to get a day off so we can go see the Quiet Place. I've tried to avoid all talk about it so I don't go in with too high expectations.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I hope you get to see it before it gets spoiled for you. Some people just can't keep their mouths shut!

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  11. Oh you quest for classic horror is awesome! You need to get the whole family involved!

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    1. I tried to get my horror squeamish daughter to be on the lookout and she gave me a look like I was an insane woman! I may have to enlist her boyfriend instead :)

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  12. I love searching resale shops for books! I kind of like looking at junk too but I am weird like that. I really need McCammon soon. Enjoy all of your new books!

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    1. Thanks, Carole! My husband loves look at junk too :) I only have eyes for the books and maybe a creepy doll or two.

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