Books to the Sky

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.” ― Arnold Lobel

365 Tomorrows

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Although not a book, 365tomorrows.com has everything a fan of science fiction could want. Since I found this site several years ago it has been one of my daily rituals. The site is a “collaborative project designed to present readers with a new piece of short science and speculative ‘flash’ fiction each day.” Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Prevent Unicorns from Stealing Your Car

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Finally, advice that is useful! Although I knew they love pink things, I had no idea how much unicorns love anything with wheels. Fortunately, the title story in this collection is chock full of useful ways to prevent unicorn hostilities. No bragging, no holy water, and no putting the car on the roof of the house. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Druggist

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On Halloween five years ago,  5 year old Maya Halman was kidnapped while trick-or-treating with her mother, Cecilia. The drugged dart used on Cecilia was missing, but lab tests of her blood link the attack to a serial kidnapper who strikes only on Halloween. Eric Halman came home from Iraq and made it his mission in life to find his daughter’s kidnapper. Using all of the skills from his years overseas, Eric has been stalking the kidnapper only to miss him each year, some times by mere blocks. This year is different, the net is tightening, and Eric will find him.

Written by Todd Croak-Falen, this book is only 29 pages long, but packs a huge punch. The story grabs you from the very start and does not let up. The pacing is perfect and the conclusion was startling. As soon as I finished it, I made my husband read it. I just had to have someone else experience it right that minute! I can’t recommend it enough.

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Prom Nights from Hell

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Collection of five paranormal short stories from leading authors with a connecting theme of teenagers and their proms.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Holidays are Hell

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I borrowed this collection of four novellas from the library because I’ve been reading Lynsay Sands lately and wanted to see more of her work. The other three authors are new to me and a pleasant surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Argeneau Vampire Series

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The Argeneau Vampire series is a unique take on vampirism. The family descends from a few individuals from the city of Atlantis. A group of Atlantean scientists developed organic nanobots to repair damage to their human host.The nanos were designed to die off when the initial damage was repaired. The scientists didn’t count on the fact that the human body endures constant damage (eg. scratches, bacteria, sunlight).  The Argeneaus  don’t like the term vampire either, because technically they are just really long lived, practically immortal, humans.

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Highlander Series

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I am currently re-reading this series in preparation for reading the one or two that I have somehow missed in the past. The Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning is a romance series that revolves around a few clans in Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Unnatural Creatures

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Small gems. This collection of short stories brought together by the inimitable Neil Gaiman revolves around unnatural creatures. Read the rest of this entry »

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