It’s time! Make sure and check Taking on a World of Words to see all of the other participants in this weekly meme which answers the questions:
What did you just finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you plan to read next?
What did I just finish reading?
I have had an excellent past two weeks of reading. I finished Scythe by Neal Shusterman which I have owned and shelved for at least two years. This first book in a series introduces the reader to a world without pain, hunger or death. The overpopulation issue is handled by Scythes, individuals with the power of death. Two young people have been chosen as Scythe apprentices and their lives are forever altered by the entrance of death into their existence. I had no intention of enjoying this book and it won me over completely. For a more comprehensive review, check here.
I also found this adorable non fiction book, Black Cats and Evil Eyes, a Book of Old Fashioned Superstition by Chloe Rhodes. This slender book holds the history for phrases and actions that are based on superstition. Some are absolutely weird (drinking out of an animal skull will cure epilepsy) and some I do all of the time (see a penny, pick it up!). This book is perfect for stocking your brain full of fun tidbits and my review is here.
My last book has probably been read by everyone save me, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Another book that I have owned for years but hadn’t read, this book is wondrous. I loved the story of Bod, the boy growing up in the graveyard, and the circumstances surrounding his unusual life. This book is a five star, 100% huggable book and I cannot stop talking about it. My review is here if you are interested.
I also consumed all 8 issues of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. If you have run out of Riverdale episodes or are wanting to get a jump on Sabrina related works before the show debuts on Netflix, this are fantastic. They are NOT the Sabrina the Teenage Witch of my childhood. These are horror comics and they are dark. But, since I am consumed this month by Frighteningly Good Reads they were utterly perfect reading.
What am I Currently Reading?
I am nearly half way through the sequel to Hocus Pocus. It is a very light read which does not keep my attention very long but is still fun for an end-of-October middle grade book. I am obsessed with The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. This book tells the story of a magical girl who can raise the dead. She discovers her powers when she accidentally brings her brother back from the grave and the action doesn’t stop there. I only have 100 pages remaining.
What do I plan to read next?
The only book I have left for Frightening Good Reads is Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerry Maniscalco. I did not realize that it was a sequel to Stalking Jack the Ripper and so the conundrum is: do I read this book or save it until after I read the first in the series? If anyone is familiar with the books I would love some advice!
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