January 2019 Wrap-Up

I posted some stuff this month . . .


January 2019

Reviews Posted
(clicking on cover will bring you to my review)

                                                               


Ladies of Horror Fiction



The Ladies of Horror Fiction have started a new feature called LOHF Shelf Edition where we feature a blogger and show off their ladies of horror fiction shelves. You can see the first installment showing off Alex's shelves here. We'd love to show yours off too! Just leave us a comment on Alex's post and someone from LOHF will be in touch.


New Purchases/Review Copies

I used an Amazon holiday gift card to buy myself a little something. I've seen people raving about this book all over Twitter and the blogs so my hopes are high!

Patrick's not too sure about this one, haha

This book was sent in for review for my blog and LOHF courtesy of author Sonora Taylor. I'm about 80 pages in as I write this and so far it's a well written tale of a lonely little girl's evolution into a murderess.


Flame Tree Press sent me these two brand new horror novels and I'm so excited to start them!


Movies

Shudder watches this month:

I managed to get through 3/4's of the much talked about Mandy, starring a grizzled Nicholas Cage, before falling asleep during the carnage and haven't felt an undying urge to finish it up. It was so weird. I also watched Starry Eyes which was filled with some glorious body horror and is about a young starlet doing whatever it takes to become famous. My husband wasn't nearly as thrilled with it as I was.

Netflix watches this month:

Bird Box, who hasn't seen this one already? It was a nail-biter and enjoyable and I am thankful it was much different from the book which I read after the fact. They both stand on their own as similar but very different things and I recommend them both. I also watched a chilling documentary about the fashion industry and dirt cheap labor called The True Cost. I tend to keep my clothes until they fall apart but I'm going to make an effort to buy sustainable items when I need to replace something in the future and if I can't afford that I'll be hitting up thrift stores and Thred Up instead of buying new and cheap.

I hope your January reading life has been fantastic! 

    

Comments

  1. I haven't seen Bird Box and I'm not sure if I will watch it as the reviews I've seen are pretty mixed!

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  2. I haven't read any of the books that you listed yet. I hope you end up liking the books that were sent to you and the one you bought with the gift card.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I need to hunker down and do some serious reading.

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  3. Oh man - this month went by in a blur. I think I read 3 books? You did great though!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  4. I've got my eye on a couple of those from your stack. Neat seeing her shelf stack. I'm always curious what other people have.
    LOL, hilarious look on your cat's face.

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    1. That's my cat Patrick and he is truly from another planet!

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  5. What a great month of reading! I still need to watch The Bird Box. And your cat is adorable. :)

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  6. Wow. Lots of great looking reads. I'm a bit jealous.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  7. I received The Dark Game in a box from Flame Tree Press. They are sharing some great reads! You've been putting out the reviews. I didn't write that many this month but have a bunch to share soon. I guess I'm still hung over from the holidays. LOL

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    1. I usually get rejuvenated in January and probably won't be able to keep up the pace but I'm going to give it my best shot.

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  8. How do you read so many books each month??? I'm so jealous😁

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    1. Some of those are audiobooks and at least three were retro reviews of books that I read a few years back so it wasn't as impressive as it looks, lol. I read 9 this month. I wish I could read faster!

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  9. Wow, you read a lot. What a great way to start the new year. I didn't like Mandy much at all. The whole film was weird. Now Starry Eyes, that's one I DNF'ed. Can you DNF a movie? Guess so. DO NOT watch the new Netflix movie Polar. I'm on a mission to sink that movie and you can read all about it in my post tomorrow where I rant about it. SPOILER: MOST SHOCKING/SENSELESS DOG DEATH EVER! I did like Bird Box and we watched all 6 episodes of Kingdom this week - Korean zombies with political intrigue!

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  10. I liked Bird Box (the show) but still need to read the book. I was gonna skip it but I keep hearing they're pretty different, so maybe I'll read it after all? And The True Cost- yeah I can only imagine.

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  11. I have *got* to get a copy of Coyote Songs soon.

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