Books, Movies, TV & Updates • December 2, 2022


 The week is nearly over finally! Hope you all survived it.

Recent Reads & Listens 

Hello, everyone! I hope you've been reading some good stuff. I'm working on finishing these this week.

Link Ups

In an effort to actually be social again in the book blogging world, I'm going to be linking this post up to Caffeinated Reviewer's Sunday PostThe Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz and It's Monday! What Are You Reading at Book Date.  Link yourself up and make some new blogging friends!

Additions to the TBR

This surprise ARC showed up in my mailbox from MCD Books. I love surprises and this looks like a good one!

Recent Watches


We've been watching Guillermo Del Toro's CABINET OF CURIOSITIES and it was a mixed bag of stories but I have to say that they were leagues better than the last season of Creepshow so you'll hear no complaints from me. My one-sentence reviews are over at Letterboxd.

What's Next (maybe)

I'll be starting THE FAMILY GAME for the Horror Spotlight December readalong. If you'd like to join in all the information is at the Horror Spotlight website HERE.

A rich, eccentric family. A time-honored tradition. Or a lethal game of survival? One woman finds out what it really takes to join the 1% in this riveting psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water, Mr. Nobody, and The Disappearing Act.

Harry is a novelist on the brink of stardom; Edward, her husband-to-be, is seemingly perfect. In love and freshly engaged, their bliss is interrupted by the reemergence of the Holbecks, Edward's eminent family and the embodiment of American old money. For years, they've dominated headlines and pulled society's strings, and Edward left them all behind to forge his own path. But there are eyes and ears everywhere. It was only a matter of time before they were pulled back in . . .

After all, even though he's long severed ties with his family, Edward is set to inherit it all. Harriet is drawn to the glamour and sophistication of the Holbecks, who seem to welcome her with open arms, but everything changes when she meets Robert, the inescapably magnetic head of the family. At their first meeting, Robert slips Harry a cassette tape, revealing a shocking confession which sets the inevitable game in motion.

What is it about Harry that made him give her that tape? A thing that has the power to destroy everything? As she ramps up her quest for the truth, she must endure the Holbecks' savage Christmas traditions all the while knowing that losing this game could be deadly.

Lute is going to be my next review book because it's super late and I keep pushing it off (yikes, I'm the worst). I will not allow myself to get distracted by some shiny newer thing . . . 

In Other News

The pup loved his first official day of gluttony, lol!

So, what have you all been up to?!


  1. I love surprise bookmail! My dogs thought that they needed a plate on Thanksgiving too :) I can't wait to see what you think of From Bad to Cursed since I have been curious about that one.

    1. Doggies deserve a little plate, I agree. Bad to Cursed was so/so. I didn't hate it, didn't love it. I liked the first book in the series a bit better.

  2. That picture of you dog looking at the food is too darn cute. My dog got some turkey and all the pieces of food my grandson dropped. lol I was surprised none of it upset his stomach.

    1. Mine ate a bit too much gravy/mashed and had a little bit of tummy distress but he says it was worth it, lol.

  3. The Steadman book sounds fabulous (and would probably make a great Netflix show too til it got canceled).


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