Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Blogger Hop/TGIF

Another lovely Fall Friday! Welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy your stay!

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question:

What is your favorite spooky book (i.e. mystery/suspense, thriller, ghost story, etc.)?

My response: Great question! I like mysteries and I love true crime books and books about serial killers, but  I don't often read truly spooky books. This year, however, I found a great one: 

Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman

It's a truly creepy, suspenseful, and gothic (the literary genre, not the dress-in-black-and-listen-to Bauhaus kind), and I absolutely loved it. I highly recommend it! It's a great book to read this month. I ran out and bought myself a copy on the day it was released, and I'm planning to reread it closer to Halloween for a fun spooky experience.

And of course because I love to make lists even when I am supposed to choose only one thing, another book that I discovered this year is another new favorite: 

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

It's another gothic book, this one more a mystery/suspense story. I thought it was fantastic and I'm dying to read The Moonstone by the same author.

And an old favorite that is creepy as all get out is:

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

The true story of the Manson Family killings, it's truly frightening and should make you double check that you locked your doors at night. 

This week's question:

Show & Tell: Where do you grab a book and get lost in it? Show us your favorite spot you like to read.

My response: I sometimes read in bed, but more often I read in my living room, on the sofa. 

I move the lamp closer to the sofa for better light (if I need it) and curl up and get lost in a good book!

Where do you like to get lost in a book?


  1. I have been wanting to read The Woman in White for a really long time. Hopefully I will get to it soon!

  2. I am reading The Woman In White just now. It really does have a spooky feel to it.

  3. The Woman in White is up on my reading list for next month. I'm glad to hear it's good!

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  4. Freaking awesome couch. No way I could have anything that white.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Amy @

  5. I love your couch! May I ask where you bought it? My hubby and I are looking for couches and we want something modern. This is right up our alley.

  6. Your couch is awesome! I'd never be able to keep it that white... It looks like a good spot to enjoy a good book, or 10 :)

  7. Haven't heard of those, but know the legend of the woman in white! Supernatural can be a good resource at times! :P

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  8. I'm obsessed with that couch! I went dark with mine bc I mess too much ;)

  9. Interesting to see you included the book on the Manson family murders-I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to reading your future posts

  10. I love your living room furniture!!

    I have a hard time reading horror that is more non-fic or based on a true story... something about the reality of it makes it all the more scary. I can only do fiction, and even with that? I'm a total wimp!

  11. I love books about serial killers also, my absolute favourite for sure. I love your list. I have a few on my TBR list.

    I'm a new follower, glad to find you from the hop.

  12. That is a beautiful piece of furniture you have there. I can never get away with white furniture with my kids and all.

    Thanks for stoping by. New follower.

    JJ iReads
    My TGIF

  13. Hmm? Is that couch sitting in the center of the room, or are my eyes playing tricks on me? 0_o

    Shooting for the Moon