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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

Long Lankin

Long Lankin - Lindsey Barraclough Thanks to netgalley for the copy!This is an interesting book. I love horror that stretches back into history, and this is one of those. The story was awesome! It had quite a few creepy parts, Long Lankin is definitely deserving of being creep of the year (I also love long, lanky monsters though they're nothing new) and there were quite a few startling moments, though not a lot of suspense until the end. I'm especially fond of the part where Cora looks out the window and sees Lankin in the yard. It wasn't terribly scary for me, but for us older folks that's to be expected, it's geared to a younger audience and I think it'd be quite frightening for preteens. My main beef with this story is the point of view shifting so much. Sometimes it would shift two or three times in a page, which is really distracting, and sometimes I either have to double check who "I" is, or guess based on context, which can get annoying. Really, with the amount of times the author changes narrators it would have been more successful to have just done it in third person. There's also a few times the author slips into a scene that takes place in the past with little warning and it's a bit disorientating and jarring. Overall though, I think it was worth the read, but you're also not missing anything in particular by skipping it over. Not bad though!