2015 TBR Challege


It is that time again for Adam over at RoofBeanReader to put up the link for the TBR Challenge for 2015. My list is made and it is harder to do than it sounds. The rules (This is a short version for the full list click to Adam’s blog)  are simple the book cannot be a re-read, it has to have a publication date no later than 2013, and you have to sign up with a list of books. My list can be found here. This year I will be reading the books that I have physical copies if before I borrow or buy new ones. In the 2014 challenge I rolled a die to see what book I read and when. That was fun but I would like to start clearing my shelf off before I go after the other books.

I love this challenge I believe that this is my third year in do this one.

Top Ten Tuesday Books to Re-Read


Over at The Broke and the Bookish this weeks Top Ten Tuesday question is What Ten Books Do You Want to Re-Read?

#1. How Fletcher Was Hatched by Wende Devlin. This is a children’s book that is no longer in print. It tells the story of a dog and a girl and love.

#2 Watchers by Dean Koontz a book about an amazing dog and the sad thing hunting it.

#3 Ready Player One by Ernest Kline not a dog book, but a great fun adventure.

#4 The Hounds of The Morrigan by Pat O’Shea Not a book about dogs even though Hounds happens to be in the title. This is a  book full of Irish Celtic Mythology. There is a Cu Rua in it.

#5 The Ivory and The Horn by Charles de Lint. Ok, to be honest I could fill this list up with nothing but de Lint books and be happy but I think that might be cheating. So I will just put one of my favorite books of his short stories here.

#6 The Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings I have re read this series several time and I never grow tired of it. Sword fighting, magic, a dragon, and sarcasm. I love it.

#7 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien need I say more. It is a great fairy tale.

#8 The Hundred and One Dalmations By Dodie Smith the book is WAY WAY better than the movies, it explains all about who the dogs are and why they are they way they are.

#9 The Caverns of Socrates by Dennis L. McKiernan An A.I in a dystopian world goes nuts after being struck by lightening and people must win or die in the game.

#10 Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint yes another one of his but I love his works so. He is one of the best authors out there.

Top Ten Tuesday Halloween


This weeks question over at The Broke and The Bookish is what are your top ten books and movies to get into the Halloween spirit. Ohh this one is good.

#1 Watcher in the Woods, it is a Disney movie that still to this day scares the crap out of me and my sister. It was released in 1980. Yes, Walt Disney.

#2 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson I re-read this every few years, it is just that good.

#3  Adams Family Values I love that movie but Wednesday makes it for me.

#4 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Headless guy, horses, what is not to love.

#5 The Raven by Edgar ALlen Poe I know people will say this is overdone but it is great when read out loud by candle light.

#6 The Tomb of Ligeia this had Vincent Price in it. Need I say more.

#7 The Ghost Belonged to Me by Richard Peck I love this book “Sleeping lies the child of glass”. That poem still creeps me out.

#8 Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Ly Fanu Vampire book where the vampire is a girl. LOVE IT!

#9 Evil Dead  The Bruce Campbell need I say more.

#10 Scooby-Doo, Where are You! all 25 episodes

Top Ten Tuesday


Last time I posted for this I did not put in the link where the OP is at. I am sorry for that, so this week here it is Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the Top Ten is what ten series would you like to start.

1. Mary O’Reilly by Terri Reid the first book is called Loose Ends

2. Kassandra Lyall by Winter Pennington the first book is called Witch Wolf

3. Ruth Galloway by Elly Griffiths the first book is called The Crossing Place

4. October Daye by Seanan McGuire the first book is called Rosemary and Rue

5. Jasper Dent by Barry Lyga the first book is titled I Hunt Killers

6. C.I. Barnaby by Caroline Graham the first book is The Killing at Badgers Drift

This is as far as I am going to get in the Top Ten this week. I am a person who likes to read Stand Alone books. I went through all 22 pages that is 432 books on my Goodreads account to see what series that I want to read. These are the only ones on there.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon: A rolling post.

0300 Hour 24

OMG, I am so sleepy. I am having a hard time staying awake, but as there is only one more hour I think I can make it.


I have finished the book I was reading and have to pick up another one. I am not sure yet what I want to read, I think a short walk and a snack before I get going on a new book. I have a Robert A Heinlin that I got from the library that I might pick up next.

Picture It.

It is just after midnight here and I am reading a book with the title of A Goth Noob Picnic in the Cemetery Where DJ Dumbshit is Buried. This is my picture from that book.

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Hour Almost 19

It is now 2245 and I just finished my second book. The Log of El Jay. It was a short but very good read. All of my reviews on the books that I am reading for the Read-a-Thon will be posted at another time.

I just woke up from my nap. So as soon as I get a bit of coffee in me I am back to reading. it is not 2100. I guess sleeping from 1400 to 2100 can’t be called a nap.

Show It Off 3.0

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One of my favorite authors is Charles de Lint. The signed book is titled The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, the other is A Circle of Cats. A Circle of Cats is now out of print, and one year for St. Valentines day my Honey Love got me a copy of it. I would love to one day have Mr. de Lint and Charles Vess the illustrator sign that book. Now, I am off to take a nap.

It is 1303 here and I have just finished my first book. Alan Bradley’s A Red Herring without Mustard, it was a good book and later I will write up a full review about it. However, it is not time I do one challenge and then get in a nap.


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A shelf with Darth Vader, R2D2 and 3CPO.

Hour 4.

During the first three hours I was at work. I had hoped that I would get canceled but such is health care. To start with I am reading Alan Bradley’s A Red Herring Without Mustard. I am also in this post doing the Opening Meme.

Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am in the rainy Pacific Northwest to be more accurate Olympia, Washington.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I do not really have a planned stack. I will just grab whatever book looks interesting at that time.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I have beef cooked and while it is not a snack I am making beef stew.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I have a very busy, active life. I belong to an awesome gym called Geek and Gamer Fitness, I have two cats who are in hiding, and right now my coffee is getting cold.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? This is my third read-a-thon, and I plan on taking naps as needed.

Top Ten Places Books Have Made Us Want To Visit


I am going to try and participate in Top Ten Tuesday. I know that today is Wednesday, but I was so busy yesterday that I did not get this done.

1. Ireland. Not only is it where my family is from but I love the old tales, the myths.

2. Scotland. For much as the same reason as Ireland.

3. Hogwarts. I think everyone I know would want to go here and for different reasons.

4. Middle Earth. Hobbits, Dragons, adventure and lots of walking.

5. Cherek. I have always wanted to meet Pol, the Old Wolf and Silk.

6. Marvel. Ok, I know it is not a land and that many of the stories take place in the US, but I would love to meet some of the superheroes.

7. Newford. I know that this town does not exist but I love it anyway. Charles de Lint has created an amazing world.

8. The Forgotten Realms. Oh, Waterdeep how you have taken me on many adventures.

9. Alderaan. Before the Death Star blew it up.

10. Avalon. King Arthur, Merlin. it is more about Merlin.



I read Ash by James Herbert for R.I.P. I had wanted to read The Dark by the same author, however the library did not have a copy of that book. So I chose Ash from a list of James Herbert’s’ books. I was hoping for something as scary as his book The Secret of Crickley Hall this was not that frightening.

It turns out that David Ash is a reoccurring character in two other books, and this I did not realize until I was about a 3 or 4 chapters into the book. Ash worked well as a stand alone novel there were just a few times that the protagonists past was brought up and that did not distract from the story. I hate to tell spoilers, and encourage people to go read the synopsis of a book the see for themselves if this is a book that is interesting to read. With Ash this is more than a little difficult to do as the main plot of the story is so intertwined in the background of all the supporting characters.

I will say that those who are into conspiracy theory will LOVE it. I enjoyed the book, I just wish that it had had the terror that Crickley Hall did.