Weekly Update for October 10, 2011

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Welcome to my weekly update for October 010, 2011! It’s Monday  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween around here! I’ve been posting reviews of horror-ish books and diving headlong into more spooky reads. I’m hoping to devote Character Connection to villains this month as well.


Review: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Character Connection featuring William Hamleigh from The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Friday Flashback Review: I Am Legend (and other stories) by Richard Matheson


Horns by Joe Hill

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts by Julian Rubinstein

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall, read by Susan Denaker

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Currently Reading:

Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Everafter by Amy Huntley, read by Tavia Gilbert

Up Next:

I don’t really expect to finish any of these this week. If I do, I’ll move on to The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. I was iffy on reading Heart-shaped Box, but your review makes me want to read it! Happy reading this week.

  2. I haven't heard of any of these books but I will definitely check them out.

    I did some Halloween reading this past week, too, although they weren't too spooky. Stop by my It's Monday post if you get a chance.

  3. I'm going to try and read some Lovecraft before Halloween! I loved Heart Shaped Box and really need to pick up Horns!

    Happy Reading!

  4. So many good titles! I read the Penderwicks last summer and I think it is a great kids book. Both The Replacements and Curse of the Wendigo sound good!! I might have to read one this month.

    I loved Horns, but Heart Shaped Box scared me too much to finish!

  5. I am also reading The Replacement. I guess it was a pretty normal week of reading for me. Please come see what I've read.

  6. I am not familiar with any of those I have to admit but I definitely hope that you enjoy them.

  7. I just bought my niece the Penderwicks for her birthday this summer. I read it a while ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  8. Of the books on your list, I've only read The Replacement though I do have The Everafter. I am interested in finding out more about Ballad of the Whiskey Robber though. What a great title!

  9. I enjoyed Horns and I just started Heartshaped Box. I look forward to your review of Replacements, I have been intrigued.

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