Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This book meme is hosted by Taking On A World of Words.
To participate you just answer three simple questions:
What are you reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I am currently reading Dead Leaves by Kealan Patrick Burke and it is an anthology of eight short seasonal stories. Perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit.
I’ve really come to enjoy short stories, especially between some of my longer novels and after reading Blanky by Burke, I knew he was going to be an author that I would follow and continue to read
I started this over the weekend and just have a couple of stories left which I’ll probably finish on the train home tonight.
I’m also STILL currently reading IT by Stephen King. I’m finally on Part 4 and I do believe that once I finish this book it just might be my biggest reading accomplishment ever! This thing is a beast! I started to follow along with the audio as well so that I can listen at work or when I’m walking from the train to the office. I do enjoy the book but I’m just starting to get that feeling of wanting to be done so I can move onto the next great book.
I’ll write reviews here on both when I’m done.
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream ARC I received from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I’m working on a seperate post for so be on the lookout. It’s a collection of short stories of Christmas themed horror and it was just released yesterday! Just in time to get you into the holiday mood!
Stench by AB Morgan was another ARC from NetGalley that I finally had to the pull the plug on. I don’t DNF books very often, I really hate to do that, especially when I was given the opportunity to read in exchange for a review. However I had been trying to read that book for months and I kept putting it down to read other things. Life is to short to read books that you don’t enjoy and even though it wasn’t for me, it’s definitely the right pick for someone else. The book starts off interesting: a man finds a dead woman under the floorboards of his house. However it quickly shifts to a woman named Anna who speaks to her dead husband. She thinks she’s working as an investigative reporter to take down some local baddies with her ‘husband’ following close behind, whispering over her shoulder. I find it important to also mention that ghost husband is a dick.
As for what I’ll be reading next, I’m going to squeeze in one more for October and read The Elementals by Michael McDowell because it’s been on my kindle for forever and I was supposed to read it with a group and fell behind.
This is a story of an old family house, filling with sand, that is left empty…except for the vicious horror which is shaping nightmares from the nothingness that hangs in the dark, fetid air.
After the family matriarch dies, family comes back to visit their old summer homes. From here the story gets haunted and weird and I’m looking forward to something spooky for Halloween!
What are you currently reading? Have you ever not finished a book? Let’s chat below in the comments!