Saturday, December 13, 2014

Review for 2 postcard books by Wilhelm Staehle ('Hugs and Misses', and 'Stars and Swipes'

A review for 'Stars and Swipes' and 'Hugs and Misses' both by Wilhelm Staehle

Both books are full of 30 postcards each.
They are really funny. With silhouette images
historical humor,humor on love and more. 
These are definitely ones to share with friends and
family. I would mail them,but they're too pretty for me to part with. I've actually thought of framing some,although some would be a little awkward to hang, and make better conversation pieces. Theirs at least one postcard for everyone in these books. I bet even the family dog. (I couldn't test that out since I don't have a dog...I don't have a pet at all. :( ) So if anyone has their pets opinion please let me know.                    I also should add these would make great coffee table
books and or stocking stuffers and gifts for any



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix (review)

  Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
5/5 Stars

Even though I never worked retail. I tried to place myself right in Orsk. I really enjoyed this book. I almost read it inone night,and probably would have if I hadn't worked the next days. 
I loved that it was set about an hour from where I live. Sad thing is there is no Ikea, or Orsk for that matter nearby me.

The exterior of this book is amazing. Yes it really does look like a store cataloge. The inside does too. A map,item descriptions and coupons. Also there are some faux Scandinavian furnitire. 
I remind you this is a novel,but while reading I felt it was more than that. If Orsk where a real place I would probably list it as a employee manual (not a bad thing but might be a good idea)

So some strange stuff has been happening at the Cuyahoga County Orsk. Amy is asked to stay over a night along with a few other employees to investigate what is causing all the strange happenings,and vandalism. Lots of strange stuff happen over the night. The Orsk you walk into in the morning will not be the same when you go home at night. 

Again I loved this book, can't wait to read more from the author. Fingers crossed for a sequel. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

world of trouble by ben h. winters (review)

World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
Book 3 of 'The Last Policeman' series
Dates read:approx month of July 
4/5 Stars

First I would say I enjoyed this one the most out of all three books. We'll at least for the first readthrough of all of them. It took me so long though. There wad changes at work so sneaking in reading time was difficult. But I made it. Oops was I suppose to admit I read at work?

Hank Palace has left saftey to look for his sister Nico. He ends up in Rotary,Ohio.  So many clues and very little time as an asteroid is days from hitting earth. With the world coming to an end,and him trying to stay sane will he find his sistet in time?

Read Ben H. Winters 'The Last Policeman' triliogy and find out.
I received all three from Quirk Books for reviews.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tic Tac Tome by Willy Yonkers. review

 Tic Tac Tome by Willy Yonkers

   This book is fun. Its not a book you would pick up when roaming the book store looking for a good read though. It would make a great road trip book,a stocking stuffer or something.
    Do you remember the 'choose your own adventure' books? This is basically a choose your own adventure,but with the classic game of x's and o's
  I had fun flipping through the pages back and forth trying to beat the book at tic tac toe.
   This book has a small introduction, and a Q & A intro. You also get a brief history lesson, so you do learn something,which isn't bad. :)
  So a
 I just noticed part of my review is missing? where did it go? and why did it disappear? I should fix this. (8/1/14)

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Last Policeman/Countdown City by Ben H. Winters

I am reviewing both "The Last Policeman" and "Countdown City" both by Ben H. Winters

Sorry these took me so song to get up. I was reading them back to back. (Then in hopes not to run the plots together too much. lol) 

I rated "The Last Policeman" 4 stars and "Countdown City" 3.5 both very good though.

The Last Policeman. 

Set in the not to distant future a man named Hank Palace is investigating the death of a man in a McDonalds bathroom. It's suspected suicide. With an asteroid headed towards earth some turn to suicide. Hank believes this is no suicide, but a murder. Even with the world coming to an end Hank is determined to solve this case. A great mix of mystery and apocalyptic mayhem. This is well worth the read. Part one of a three part trilogy. Scary thing for me is I was reading it at the same time some of the dates mentioned in the beginning of the novel. (queue Twilight Zone theme) 

Countdown City.

The world is ending, what's a better thing to do than solve the mystery of a missing person. That's what Detective Hank Palace is up to. While half the world is going "bucket list" he is still out doing his job. A friends cry to find her missing husband. But does he really want to be found? Hank is also struggling with this sister Nico who is having some issues of her own. It will be nice to see how everything comes together in the final installment.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Collector by John Fowles

 Feb 6- 16

Dates read are approximate.... I'm bad about updating dates. lol

What a thrill ride. I forget exactly how I came to have this on my 'to-read' list. Either browsing 'most scariest books' lists or maybe it was this song from Polka dot Cadaver "Chloroform Girl"

. This was a very quick read. I read reading it on breaks at work, and everything just to finish it. Although at times it did make my stomach turn. I was part disappointed, but also left part thinking about the ending.