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The week seems to be flying by of late. My daughter just acquired her first paying job (telling my age again) and the school year will be wrapping up over the next two months. I am not quite sure if I am ready for Summer. Between my son’s visit with his father, the nonhusband’s traveling and a working teenager, the warmer days usually equate into a mix of rest and solitude. It has its ups and downs.
This past week was very productive not only on the blog, but in real life. I managed to stay semi caught up in the blogosphere and reach all posting goals. I am really starting to enjoy the decision to do away with star ratings as well. I also accomplished two appointments and a week on the new meds while sacrificing minimal hours with work. Winning!
The Horror at Red Hook
by H.P. Lovecraft
Genre: Short Story/Horror
Blurb: A shabby recluse is seen around town looking younger and more radiant.
This might actually be the end of my time with Lovecraft. I found this short story to be a prime example of xenophobia presented in a fluffy packing. A mundane word fest that was attempting to be something much more than it was. I was unable to move beyond the blatantly racist theme. There was nothing of appreciation or value for myself within this dull story.
love, and you by Gretchen Gomez was the huge winner for me this week! I am highly recommending that you visit her @ Chicnerdreads if you enjoy poetry.
By Stephen King
Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.
Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and 11/22/63. But it all starts with It.
*Skip this trailer if you do not enjoy horror!
I have finally decided to tackle this monstrosity in honor of the remake! Which looks surprisingly amazing! I am also finishing up my recent title and trying to decide which requested title I will tackle next. I am contemplating adding an audio-book to the mix each week since the fluid still seems to be affecting my eyes. So we will see how it all pans out.
Goodreads Monday featured Foundation by Isaac Asimov.
A Nice Brew & Something New featured Liza Perrat and a giveaway! There is still time to enter for a free eBook from The Bone Angel Series. This is international so make sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway.
Pairing Teas & Reads returned featuring several wonderful blends.
As a side note: I actually DNF‘d two titles this week. The first I will not be mentioning as I feel I did not make enough progress to provide any insightful feedback and will follow-up with the requester per my policy. The second was actually a very popular title, All the Light We Cannot See. I was unable to connect. However, I have actually re-shelved this and plan on revisiting it at a later time. I feel that maybe I am just not in the correct mindset at the moment.
It is shaping up to be a busy week with several reviews and a spotlight in the backlog. Today we rest before the nonhusband leaves for another longer trip. May each of you enter into this next week with hearts full of happiness and kindness.
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”