Weekly Reading: Vampires!

This week I got back into some vampire fiction by reading The Fall, which is the second book in the Strain trilogy.  You are probably aware of the show on FX that starts season 3 in a few days… or may have started already.  I can’t keep up. I have been reading vampire books and watchingRead more

Weekly Meeting: Welcome To Night Vale

This week I finally got to read Welcome to Night Vale.  For those who don’t know, this is a novel that is an extension of the podcast.  I first got this book at ALA in San Francisco and gave it to my sister-in-law.  She loved it and it got her hooked on the podcast.  Christi gotRead more

Another Published Story: Frozen Wasteland

This fall I tried my hand at writing horror for the first time.  This morning, Mill Pages (my writing group’s Zine) posted the story: Frozen Wasteland.  You can read it on the webpage.    

Weekly Meeting: Locke and Key 1

This week you are going to notice a theme for all three posts: Graphic Novels.  Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft is the first graphic novel I have read this year. Challenges: None What You Should Know: This is horror, not superhero This has won awards, like the Eisner award.  I mentioned this awardRead more

Weekly Meeting: Killing Mr. Griffin

Part of Which Challenges Technically, part of the Book Lust challenge, but listed in Book Crush. What you should know: This is a YA suspense novel It was originally published in 1978 If you read a current edition you may notice a few changes October is officially over.  Here in Lowell, things are moving quickly.  CedricRead more

My Childhood: Stephen King

I was about fourteen when I first read Carrie.  I remember spending a few hours on the couch and consuming the entire book before the end of the day.  I had never been that engrossed in any book before.  Reading an entire book in one day was something I had never done before at that pointRead more