2016 Wrap-UP: Booknado 2016!

2016 marks the 4th year that my sister Dallas and I have made our annual list of books to read based on certain themes. At the end of the year we rank the books by favorites. This year the list included pirates, sentient wolves, vengeful Japanese ghosts, the world's dullest marriage, avalanches and volcanoes, mind vampires,... Continue Reading →

Booknado 2016: November – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson + 50 Scariest Books: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

…the other contained a verse or two of Revelation—these words among the rest, which struck sharply home upon my mind: “Without are dogs and murderers.” - Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson ...and yet not alien none of it more than were their own hearts alien in them, whatever wilderness contained there and whatever beasts. -... Continue Reading →

Booknado 2016: October – Book vs. Movie Smackdown! – The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber/Wolfen (1981)

Werewolves always get short shrift. In the pantheon of monsters, they're kind of an afterthought, despite theoretically sharing a genetic heritage with the best animals of all time. In literature and film, werewolves are often portrayed as playing second fiddle to the sexier, cooler monster, the vampire, a relationship either servile or adversarial and always... Continue Reading →

Booknado 2016: July

Theme: A book on both of our Goodreads Lists   Let's begin with my complicated relationship with J-Horror. Although a horror buff for most of my life, I wasn't introduced to the concept of J-Horror until I watched the American remake of Ringu in theaters in 2002. Nowadays the cliches of J-Horror (creaky ghosts, long black hair, grudges... Continue Reading →

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