Monday, October 26, 2015

Books to Get You Through the Halloween Week!



Here are some books that I recommend for Halloween.

If you love fantasy:
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If you love horror:
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If you love zombies:
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If you love Gothic literature:
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If you love suspense:
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If you love urban fantasy, paranormal fantasy:
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What books would you recommend to me for Halloween? I would love to read them next year! Have you read any of these? Let me know down below in the comments!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Goosebumps Read-A-Long Review & Discussion: You Can't Scare Me!

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Welcome to my fifth discussion post for the Goosebumps Read-A-Long. If you are interested in my thoughts on Stay Out of the Basement, Monster Blood, Let's Get Invisible, and The Ghost Next Door click on the links and let's discuss!

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You Can't Scare Me! by R.L. Stine

2 stars

You Can't Scare Me! is the fifteenth book in the Goosebumps series. You Can't Scare Me! is a lesser known and loved Goosebumps book as well as TV episode. I can't remember ever seeing the TV episode so I'm not sure if I enjoyed it. You Can't Scare Me! is a book all about scaring people, but lacks actual scariness.


My problem with You Can't Scare Me! lies with both the plot and the characters. Mainly the characters since the plot relies on them, I blame the characters for its lackluster. Eddie and his friends hate Courtney. She isn't afraid of anything, but she always makes them look like chickens. After being embarrassed on a school trip by Courtney, Eddie has enough and he and friends embark on a mission to scare Courtney. There are no monsters in this book until the last ten pages, maybe fifteen. Which is a real letdown since the cover markets this as something to scare children.


Not one thing about this novel was scary. The pranks to scary Courtney were just downright cruel and even if she was a "stuck up brat" that doesn't mean she needed to be treated so cruelly. I definitely have a problem with how in a way Stine is condoning being cruel to classmates if they deserve it. Another thing, the Mud Monsters are a last minute resort to give this book some scare in it. It was a cheap cop-out and I was very disappointed in it.


Whimsical Writing Scale: 3.25

Like I said these characters are what ruined this story because they are the story. Eddie really is a big chicken, so I don't understand why he is embarrassed by this if it's a proven fact. Not only that but these kids don't treat each other like friends. They are jerks and I thought it was too bad the Mud Monsters didn't drag them down into the mud.


Character Scale: 1

I did like the lore behind the Mud Monsters and it was a creepy little story, but it's too bad it wasn't further expanded on because it could've been a very well done novel.


Villain Scale: 2

Plotastic Scale: 1.5


Cover Thoughts: At least the covers are creepier than the book.

I'm not a big fan of the brown. I get it's muddy, but it makes the cover look drowned and dull.

Surprisingly this fits better with the novel.

This is the addition I have and I think it's why I bought this book. It was creepy and I liked the colors.

These kind of look like giant turds. I can't stop laughing at it. 


TV Show:
You Can't Scare Me! is a TV episode that can be viewed for free on YouTube.
My Thoughts:
The TV episode starts out with Courtney telling an urban legend about the Mud Monsters and I felt like that was a solid start. Naturally, Hat and Eddie are two idiots who put a live snake in her lunchbox instead of an incredibly real one. I liked the difference with the tarantula because it wasn't cruel and it served those little jerks right. Courtney is annoying because she knows everything, but she is just an ambitious person who loves to learn and I can't fault her for that. I thought that the boys actually pretending to be Mud Monsters was more entertaining than the events in the book. I love how Courtney starts talking to the Mud Monster and telling him that he needs to address his anger. That got me. I actually laughed and started to enjoy the episode more. She talked him to death. It was a lot better than the book.

What are your thoughts on You Can't Scare Me? Let's talk about the book, covers, and TV episode down below in the comments! 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Goosebumps Read-A-Long Review & Discussion: The Ghost Next Door

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Welcome to my fourth discussion post for the Goosebumps Read-a-Long. If you are interested in my thoughts on Stay Out of the Basement, Monster Blood, and Let's Get Invisible, please give the links a click!
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The Ghost Next Door by R.L. Stine

4 stars

The Ghost Next Door is the tenth book in the Goosebumps series. This book is one of the more popular Goosebumps due to the TV episode that is based on this novel. I remember watching the TV episode at least five or six times growing up. It would either air on TV or I checked it out multiple times from the library. Regardless of this I couldn't remember anything about the plot, but my subconscious did and kept whispering, "Wouldn't it be cool if...?" My subconscious seemed to remember this quite well from my childhood because all my predictions were spot on.


So, I was able to figure out the "twist", but I didn't find that my sleuthing abilities rendered my reading of this Goosebumps novel. In fact, I think it was made me turn the pages quicker. I needed to know what would happen and if I was right. The Ghost Next Door is a very well-written novel in terms of suspense. Stine is either a hit or miss with suspense, but when he hits- he hits a homerun. I really enjoyed the edge of the seat feel I received while reading this. I'm not the target audience, but I believe I enjoyed just as much as an eight-year-old would have.


The basic premise of The Ghost Next Door is that Hannah is spending her summer all alone without her friends. She writes to her best friend who is away at camp, but never gets replies. Then one day a boy moves in next door into the house that has been vacated for quite some time. The creepy thing is- she didn't even notice. Something doesn't seem right about this new neighbor and Hannah has a suspicion- he might be a ghost! The plot is cheesy, but who cares. I enjoyed it and it's simplicity. That's what made it fun.


Whimsical Writing Scale: 4.25

I actually didn't hate any of the characters for once, but I also thought that the boys that Danny was friends with were jerks and I didn't agree with any of Danny's actions to be cool with his friends.


Character Scale: 3.25

I did have a problem with Stine's use of dreams and shadows in this book. Hannah has recurring dreams about a fire, but if she's a ghost she technically shouldn't be able to dream. I can overlook that, but I can't overlook the whole shadow creature who kept harassing Hannah. He turned out to be an evil version of Danny who wanted to take his place after he died. This honestly made zero sense to me and I didn't get it or think it was necessary at all.  I don't have really any problems with this Goosebumps. It was a lot of fun and a definite thrill to read. Definitely recommended for the nostalgia seekers.


Villain Scale: 2.25

Plotastic Scale: 3.75

Cover Thoughts: The covers for The Ghost Next Door aren't the worst, but they aren't my favorite. Except for one. There is one that is totally cool.

My reasons for liking this cover is because you can't tell which exact person the shoes are for.

Pretends this doesn't exist.

I love the color scheme for this one, but it's easier to distinguish who the shoes belong to because of the variations.

I LOVE this cover. I think it's creepy and weird. The handle freaks me out a little bit and I love the translucent hand.


TV Show:
The Ghost Next Door is a two-part TV episode that can be watched for free on YouTube.
My Thoughts:
The scenes are very creepy, but not scary. It's a good contrast. Probably gave children nightmares. My problem is Hannah's parents and brothers never appear which throws of the big reveal. The shadow creature isn't kind of funny looking, but his voice is creepy. I'm not a big fan of the computer incorporation, but it doesn't really bother me. The shadow being a physical ghost who wants to teach Hannah ghostly ways is more believable than in the book. The way that Hannah saves Danny in the end was very different, but I found it to be beautiful. Overall, I think that this is one of the better Goosebumps episodes.

What are your thoughts on The Ghost Next Door? Was it a childhood favorite? Let's talk  about the book, covers, and the TV episode down below in the comments!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Goosebumps Read-A-Long & Discussion: Let's Get Invisible!

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Welcome to the third discussion for the Goosebumps-Read-A-Long. If you are interested in my other reviews and discussions you can go here and here.

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Let's Get Invisible! by R.L. Stine

3 stars

Let's Get Invisible! is the sixth installment to the popular Goosebumps series and it doesn't seem to a popular one. I honestly have never been very aware of Let's Get Invisible! growing up. If anything this is a Goosebumps novel that seems to have gone right over my grabby, sticky paws as a child. I can't remember ever stumbling upon this at the library or at Books-a-Million on my birthday shopping spree (which only consisted of me wanting Goosebumps books). This is even has a TV episode which I have never seen! Color me surprised.


Obviously this is a Goosebumps book that I knew little to nothing about when going into it. The only thing I knew this book would provide was invisibility, which seems cool as a kid, but we all know that it is a power marked with doom. The most interesting thing about Let's Get Invisible! is that the "plot twist" is a lot darker than your average Goosebumps read. If anything I feel like this is one of the creepier books and it was probably the inspiration for many horror movies that feature mirrors with dimensions.


I'm getting ahead of myself, let's discuss the plot of this story before I go onto discuss how entertaining the plot twist was. Max is celebrating his twelfth (I maybe wrong) birthday party with all of his friends. His best friend, two girl friends, and brother discover a hidden room in the attic after the party. This hidden room contains a mirror with a light switch and when Max pulls the light he becomes invisible. Eventually after a few trips to the mirror, his friends make it a game of who can stay invisible the longest. That spells out trouble for not only the reader, but Max can feel that this isn't right and they shouldn't be testing their limits without knowing more about the mirror and the light.


This story is surprisingly full of suspense. I breezed through it because I could only think about how badly this could end for Max and his friends. Of course, it does end badly. In fact, there isn't really even a happy ending. Applause for Stine for trying something new because I really liked it.


Whimsical Writing Scale: 3.5

There's always going to be plot holes in a Goosebumps book, but it didn't bother me in Let's Get Invisible! I was really into the story and by the end I wanted to know what happened next because Stine has the tendency to sometimes leave open endings. This was one ending I wish had a sequel!


The characters in this novel are all brats. They all bully each other with dares and from the get-go when they started the game it was obvious that it couldn't end well. Even the one leveled-headed girl eventually became tainted by the game after too much pressuring. Long story short: Kids are jerks. Let them keep pulling the switch and then you won't have to deal with them anymore.


Character Scale: 2.5

Villain Scale: 4

I really want to talk about the ending because it was a good one. The light switch and mirror are connected to a dimension where the reflection of the person who pulls the switch can be replaced. The reflections eventually want to leave the mirror and after a long period of time where the kids go invisible, they can take the children and put them into the mirror. It's an interesting concept and while I guessed the plot twist, but I really enjoyed the execution.  Of course, there are problems, but it is an easy novel to enjoy and I really liked what Stine did with Let's Get Invisible! Definitely a novel that deserves more recognition.


Plotastic Scale: 3.75

Cover Thoughts:

I kind of like the colors for this one, but I'm not a fan of the illustration.

I get what the cover is trying to imply, but I'm not feeling this at all.

I like the colors for these editions, but surprisingly this isn't my favorite like it usually is.

Now this is my favorite cover. I really like the colors and the illustration is pretty good at depicting the plot.


TV Show:
Let's Get Invisible! is a TV episode that can be watched for free on YouTube.
My Thoughts:
The beginning is completely different and has a whole different plot outline from the book. The characters are also very different and some are even taken out of the plot. The mirror shots in that bathroom scene are supposed to offer foreboding, but they were the funniest thing to watch. Talk about bad filming and acting. The brothers both pulling the light goes completely against how overprotective Max is and unsure of the light and its power. The changes made to the plot weren't as suspenseful and lacked the same feeling of, "Oh, shit!" as the story originally did. The climax was intense, but the Cold was just a weird psychedelic drug trip that I couldn't buy. I just wasn't a big fan of how this was remade. Not bad to watch, but I would recommend the book over it.

What are your thoughts on Let's Get Invisible? Was it a childhood favorite? Let's talk about the book, covers, and TV episode down below in the comments!











Stirring Up Trouble Kindle Giveaway

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Title: Stirring Up Trouble
Author: Andrea Laurence
Release Date: October 12, 2015
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Summary

When a prim and proper baker and a laid-back bartender have a neighborly disagreement that gets them both in trouble with the law, a sweet reconciliation is stirred up in the playful third romance in Andrea Laurence’s sexy Rosewood series.

Maddie’s life is perfectly sweet. Her bakery’s tasty treats are rising to the top of every must-have list in town, and her commute is just a block away by foot. She loves everything about her little downtown Victorian bungalow—except for her unbearably noisy neighbor, Woody’s. The bar’s obnoxious and sexy owner, Emmett, seems to live to aggravate Maddie. But he mostly thinks she could use a stiff drink to dislodge the stick up her ass. He’s just trying to run his business. Bars stay open late, they play music, they serve alcohol. If she doesn’t like it, why did she buy a house across the street?

When Maddie and Emmett’s battle lands them in front of the local judge, they’re ordered to do several weeks of community service cleaning parks and painting over graffiti. As they scrub away the latest works of art by the town’s anonymous “Penis Picasso,” the baker and the bartender slowly begin to see there’s more to each other than meets the eye. So what happens if they wave the white flag and surrender into each other’s arms?

Buy Links

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1P1TrYV

Author Biography

Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she's working on her own "happily ever after" with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody's business.

Social Networking Links

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Andrea_Laurence

Message From the Author:

Hey everyone. I’m excited to be here today to tell you about my latest sassy, sexy Rosewood romance – Stirring Up Trouble. This is the third book in the series, featuring the great characters you’ve grown to love and a few you’ve grown to hate. This book features Chamberlain sister and prissy princess, Maddie. She’s purchased an old Victorian home across the street from the town bar, owned by laid back bartender, Emmett Sawyer. These two couldn’t be more different, from the hours they keep, to their ideas of a good time, but sometimes opposites attract and for these two, it’s explosive. But first, they’ve got to stop trying to make each other miserable and that’s going to require the help of the town judge, some sweet treats and the infamous town vandal, the Penis Picasso. Here with me today are Maddie and Emmett. We’ve asked them what sweet treat or frosty drink reminds them of one another, so I’m going to turn it over to them!

Maddie: It just so happens that it’s also Emmett’s favorite treat, but I’d say he’s one of my homemade MoonPies. Now, for those of you who’ve had a MoonPie, they don’t look like much of a gourmet treat on the outside and frankly the ones you get at the gas station really aren’t. They’ve got a reputation as being a little country - but like Emmett - looks can be deceiving and the MoonPies I make in the shop have so many layers of surprising, refined flavors. They’re made with homemade marshmallow cream, sandwiched between freshly baked gingersnap cookies. Then I dip them in a dark chocolate ganache and sprinkle the edges with some crushed, candied pecans. They’re a little spicy and very sweet, just like Emmett. I just can’t get enough of him.

Emmett: Hey, folks. So, if I had to sum up Fancy in a drink... she would be imported French Champagne. The good stuff, not some knockoff sparkling wine. She would be a little sweet, a little dry. If you’re not used to her, she can give you a headache. Some people thinks she’s too fancy for everyday consumption, but once you’ve tasted her, nothing else quite measures up. That’s my Maddie in a glass.

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Stirring Up Trouble Excerpt

“You know, Fancy Pants, that’s your problem.”

Her eyes widened as he used his new favorite nickname for her. He didn’t know why it would offend her. She was a fancy pants, through and through. “I don’t have a problem.”

“Yes, you do. You think you’re so much better than everyone else, but you’re not. So what? You studied in Paris. Estelle was a self-taught baker using her grandmother’s recipes, and her chocolate chip cookies were better than yours.”

Maddie gasped. “My chocolate chip cookies are made with vanilla beans from Madagascar and chopped milk and dark chocolate from Switzerland!”

“It’s a cookie, not a piece of art that needs provenance to display in a gallery. Some people just want what’s familiar. Nobody’s grandma used vanilla beans from Madagascar. Importing all that fancy stuff might make you feel special, but it doesn’t make you better. Frankly, I think it would hurt your bottom line. You think you’re going to pay back your daddy for this place while you blow money on embossed pink pastry boxes and imported chocolate? This isn’t a patisserie on the Champs-Élysées, Fancy Pants. You might think it sets you apart, but to be successful, you need to know your customer. People around here don’t care where Madagascar is, much less if that’s where your vanilla comes from.”

“People want high-quality products, and that’s what I’m going to give them. My clientele is a little more sophisticated than yours. I suppose you’re well versed in your customers and what they want, right? Beer and football.”

“Damn right, and that’s what I give them.” Emmett turned to face her and leaned down so she heard every word he said. “They want a place to relax and unwind. They want to watch sports and listen to music. You might think that I started bringing those bands in just to keep you up at night, but you’re giving yourself a little too much real estate in my brain, Fancy. It doesn’t have anything to do with you. You’re just an unwelcome distraction.”

Maddie looked up at him, her full bottom lip trembling slightly as he railed at her. “Earlier you said I was beautiful—a sadist—but beautiful. Am I distracting because I drive you crazy or because I’m beautiful?” she asked in a breathy voice that made his chest and his pants tighten at the same time.

Those pouty lips made him want to run the pad of his thumb across them and kiss away her frown. It was a ridiculously unhelpful thought, but like he’d said, she was a distraction in a variety of ways. He wished she wasn’t so attractive because that just crossed the wires in his brain. He’d much prefer her outsides matched her annoying insides, then it would be easy to ignore her.

She had the shiniest hair he’d ever seen. It was always up in a ponytail or a bun, which was a shame because it was like shimmering chestnut silk. He wanted to know what it would look like if it fell free around her shoulders. He wondered how it’d feel to run his fingers through it. Her skin was like porcelain and her eyes like the shells of a robin’s egg. Maddie’s every feature was delicate and feminine, rousing a protective nature in him he wasn’t used to.

And then she opened her mouth and ruined everything.

“Both,” he said.

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