Snowblind | Thursday Reads

“Snowblind” by Christopher Golden

This book is about a killer storm, literally and figuratively.

In the small New England town of Coventry, a blizzard moves in and taking several lives with it. Many virtually disappeared, vanished without a trace. 12 years later, prior to another huge blizzard (returning with the ice men responsible for the previous deaths and disappearances), ghosts from the past connect with loved ones to warn them.

I first came across Christopher Golden with his YA “Body of Evidence” series back when I was 18. It’s about a a girl names Jenna Blake who is starting college and works for a Medical Examiner and ends up helping solve murders. I’ve re-read this series a couple times and remains among my favorites.

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Latest Book Haul

I apologize for being MIA this month. Not much has been happening, except for some Black Friday planning. I love Black Friday, and it is mostly a time when I shop for myself, in which I add to my immaculate dvd collection.

Just wanted to share with you some recent book purchase that I am very excited to get to read (just had to add to my every growing reading list, and I asked for even more for Xmas).

I got:

Among Monsters by Jamie McGuire (the novella to Red Hill, I can’t wait to delve into it!!)

The Vines by Christopher Rice

Snowblind by Christopher Golden

The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Hidden Girl by Louise Millar

I am currently on the third book of the Watersong series by Amanda Hocking, and hopping to hop back into the Harvath Series by Brad Thor as soon as I finish that series. I’ve been missing Harvath, it’s been months….

Too many books, not enough time 🙂

 

Writing Influences/Book Series That I Love: Part One

Series. I love series. To me, nothing is worse than falling in love with a character (or characters) and after you finish the book, there is nevermore. Don’t get me wrong, not every book needs or deserves to have a sequel (or be part of a trilogy or a series) just like the movies.

I can honestly say that I haven’t read many of the masterpieces, you know, the classics, like the ones that they make you read in school. Reading to me needs to be an enjoyment, so I read what I like (and I like many different genres). So I decided to share the book series (because series just seem to captivate me the most) that I have fallen in love with throughout the years.

Choose Your Adventure     In elementary school, i discovered these books and they quickly became a favorite of mine. I would sometimes cheat and flip to both continuations to see which was better (who didn’t??). I loved that you could read the book multiple times.

Shel Silverstein (Where The Sidewalk EndsA Light In The Attic)     I think it was these two books which developed my love for poetry. I really need to get a copy of these two books.

R.L. Stine (specifically the Fear Street series)     Yep, and I still love RL Stine today. Did you know the Fear Street series is making a comeback, and the first book is going to be set around Halloween time (I love everything October/Halloween). At the time in middle school, you were either a RL Stine fan or a Christopher Pike one. I read ever Fear Street book out there, several times. My biggest regret was donating away my collection (minus the Cheerleaders ones and the Halloween ones), but hopefully they have been enjoyed by others out there, I think I wrote my name in most of them. Stine has written a few adult books as well, the most recent, Red Rain was fantastic. I never read the Goosebumps series besides a few of them, because they were just too young.

The Body of Evidence series by Christopher Golden     This series I believe I started reading the summer after high school. This series centers a girl who is starting college where her father is a professor, ends up with a job working with a medical examiner, and helps with autopsies and solving murders. I was very sad when this series ended, and just ended without really a wrap-up. Highly recommend this series.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer     I was late to the party on this series. I started reading Twilight well after the first movie was out. I love vampires.

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling     I was late to the party on this series as well. I started it after the 4th or 5th movie was out. So, I bought a boxed set from Target. I would read a book, then watch the movie. I probably should have allowed a bit of more time in between to let the books really sink in, but I was on a mission.

And for a few more adult series in which has become a new obsession…

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day

The Beautiful Bastard Series by Christina Lauren