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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist This is one of my favorite books, I actually saw the Swedish film first, which was really well done, but to be honest, the book was so, so much better. It's dark, it's intense, and unfortunate for many of the characters, but despite the vampire aspect, I found it incredibly real. Yes, it was disturbing. Yes, that made it better. The characters were almost exaggeratedly flawed (pedophilia, various violent murders, not to mention Oskar displayed a lot of the early signs of being a serial killer) yet their flaws just seemed to humanize them, because as much as we want to deny it, those things are out there.