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The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
The Glimpses of the Moon
by Edith Wharton
read in January, 2017
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I often want to give half star ratings but in the case of this novel I strongly feel it is a solid three and a half star book. The protagonists, Susy and Nick Lansing, are delightful and remind me of my favorite Nick and Nora Charles from the 'Thin M ...more
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Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Uncle Silas
by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
read in December, 2016
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My favorite books were written during the Victorian era. My favorite books are pure Gothic horror. "Uncle Silas" is everything I love about reading. The story includes a dark and neglected country estate in an isolated part of England, a naive and ob ...more
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Runaway by Alice Munro
Runaway
by Alice Munro
read in December, 2016
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After reading Munro's 'The Love of a Good Woman' I've become a bit obsessed with her. And so I want to read all of her stories - eventually. This group of stories is quite a bit different than those in the first collection I read. These are not as st ...more
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The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight by Ellen Datlow
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight
by Ellen Datlow (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2016
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In spite of my Alice Munro obsession I rarely read short stories. But I have always been a fan of horror and many horror stories are better told in a shorter format. More importantly, I am starting to read newer authors and anthologies such as this a ...more
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Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
Don't Tell Alfred
by Nancy Mitford
read in December, 2016
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The first two books in this wonderful series were written in the 1940s and the third in 1951. This last story of the Radlett family was written in 1960. Apparently, unlike the others, this was not well received by the critics though readers disagreed ...more
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Knock Knock by S.P. Miskowski
Knock Knock
by S.P. Miskowski (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2016
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This is really an excellent scare. This story is creepy and it convincingly makes the impossible, possible. I am inclined to think it is more 3 and half stars but I can't quite get to the full 4. This may be less a fault of the book than my inability ...more
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
by Anne Brontë
read in November, 2016
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Through the years I have read Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" and Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" several times each. I have never read either of Anne's novels and it seemed about time to rectify the omission. This story is every bit as romantic a ...more
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Rain by Michael McDowell
Rain (Blackwater, #6)
by Michael McDowell
read in November, 2016
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I am sad to finish the last of the six book Blackwater series. It has been a long time since I have been so completely and blissfully immersed in a story. This is most certainly horror and it is very successful in that respect. But even more so, it i ...more
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The Fortune by Michael McDowell
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Book 5 is as compelling and revelatory as the first four books. I am almost reluctant to start Book 6 -- because it is the last and I do not want this story to end.
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The War by Michael McDowell
The War (Blackwater, #4)
by Michael McDowell
read in October, 2016
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I now feel so close to the Caskey family, it seems I must have known them in real life. It is the family drama that keeps me reading. I am fully invested in their story. I care about each member of this oddly assembled family. There are times I compl ...more
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