Deadheading & Other Stories by Beth Gilstrap is a collection of short stories, focused specifically on women in the American South. From the first story, “Earth Eating As Suppression,” I was drawn in. The ending was so shocking, I knew I had to keep reading every story in this collection.Continue reading
CW: murder, physical violence, sexual assault, suicide, homophobia, drug use and overdosing
I originally saw @cammreads on Instagram review In My Dreams I Hold A Knife by Ashley Winstead, and it sounded really good so I put it on hold at my public library. I was finally able to read it this past week and loved it! I’m usually very picky with my thrillers but ended up giving this one ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Continue reading
Creepy book? 😏 Set in the woods? 🙃 With ghosts and monsters? 😍 YES PLEASE! When I first saw the blurb for this middle grade book I was HOOKED!Continue reading
“It gets lonely down in the dirt … [ghosts] miss having someone there, someone warm.”Continue reading
Between the ages of roughly 6–16, I would tell anyone who would listen that when I grew up, I wanted to marine biologist. Not just any marine biologist, but one who was an expert on orcas. If you don’t believe me you can ask my Mom, and she’ll show you pictures of my bed sheets, wallpaper, and birthday cakes over the years, all covered in killer whales😅Continue reading
Please excuse me while I SCREAM ABOUT THIS BOOK!!!! AHHHHH, FRIENDS, IT IS SO GOOD AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ IT!!!!Continue reading
“Horror’s not a symptom, it’s a love affair.”
My Heart is a Chainsaw was my third book by Stephen Graham Jones and dare I say my favorite so far? A lot of reviews talks about how this book is the slowest of slow burns, and it is, but in my review I want to talk about how this book made me FEEL.Continue reading
I once again fooled myself into thinking that a cute, spooky, middle grade novel wouldn’t be as scary as reading adult horror😱 While the thrills and chills in this book aren’t totally the same as YA or adult horror, it’s still frightening, especially considering its intended audience is for kids ages 8–12.
Do you like reading short stories? I have ever since high school when I first read “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. I remember doing my homework reading it and thinking “this story is so boring” and then BAM! The ending totally throws you for a loop and you realize that it isn’t some boring small-town event, but a horrifying, unthinkable tradition.
Ever since then I’ve been a huge fan of Jackson’s work and have slowly been making my way through her novels and short story collections. When I saw When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson I knew I had to read it. I was itching to see how other authors would incorporate her unique brand of horror, and friends, it did not disappoint.