A place for my Bookworm habits, My little cove of what I’m Reading Mostly Horror book's from the classic age of the 70s/80s With the odd fantasy or sci-fi thrown in.

99 Fear street saga R.L Stine ((Retro Horror 90's))

The First Horror - R.L. Stine The Second Horror (99 Fear Street, No. 2) - R. L. Stine The Third Horror - R.L. Stine

I decided i was going back to the 90s with a retro kind of Horror read!



I was browsing through my local library's Ebook section when these caught my eye. At once I was drawn back to my childhood when I passed whole rows of this series of book's and point horror in the teen section. For anybody who remembers the 90s! From a teenager's prospective. R.L Stine and Point horror were the book's to read for Teen horror. There was ton's of them! And some of them were absolutely terrifying! Goosebumps were more for the younger ages.


It's really good to see that R.L Stine is still Much requested. I chose the fear street saga not really expecting much, but was proved pleasantly surprised! I'm going to give a complete breakdown of The ones I got my hands on in one post.


Cally,Kody,James,Mr and Mrs Fraiser had just moved to 99 Fear street,and the twin sisters weren't thrilled to move in...After their arrival the accidents follow first a tree branch almost falls on cally's head,then the rats attack them,the window panel falls on kody's hand,and other accidents happen...soon the twin sisters are sure the house is haunted or cursed after hearing the terrible story from a boy in their neighborhood.
everything turns more mysterious when the house owner whom they had bought the house is found dead long ago, and strange things keep happening! Infact they get more crazy from there. A Very sad ending that was kind of expected in the end.




I actually prefer this one to the first one. This house still stands and a new family move in. All sorts of turmoil awakes again and the house and its ghosts are intent on trying to kill the new family!



Kody Frasier, makes a return. She always swore she would come back. And this time she brings a whole Hollywood film team with her! In my personal opinion not as good as they other two, but still a very good read.




Clive Barker The Scarlet Gospels

The Scarlet Gospels - Clive Barker

I totally forgot about this! That's how much I thought of it, I guess.


I was totally disappointed with this, in fact the more I think about it the more I am. Clive baker can write much better than this. And I honestly understand he wasn't well, but is his publishing agents demanding he write book's because this wasn't in Clive style at all.



There was a subtle little drop of cold canyon in this, but this isn't honestly in my opinion his style. He brought into play charter's that have nothing to do at all with “The pinhead” and the overall plot, it's self while really good lacked so much! All in all was very disappointed with this a very disappointing sequel to the whole Cenobite mythos :(


The Fireman Joe Hill

The Fireman: A Novel - Joe Hill

I was lucky enough to win a competition That Blackwell's in Holburn was doing for the Preview to Joe Hill's the fireman. I think he popped in there and left a few copies of his preview book. I was so hyped when I won and got a glimpse to the story before the book fully dropped. The preview came with a really Epic doodle and was personally signed by Joe himself. The Preview plot was fantastic, It really puts you into the picture of what was to come. So I was really hyped to wait down the days for release. And I have to say I wasn't disappointed!


When a disease unheard of suddenly has an outbreak no one is really prepared for. I know you're automatically going to think, oh it's a zombie infection. ((If you haven't seen the press release for the book or other reviews that is.)) It's not at all. And you will find out more as you read on. The infection, leaves people with beautiful markings of black and gold.. I have to say reading this book I was left with a mind set of well it actually sounds like a really Kool infection!!


At the start of the story we meet Harper, Harper is a kids Nurse remember those mum's at school that used to be midwives, but sometimes come into school in England to check the whole school for nits ect. Well in America, they actually have real nurses on standby in their schools! Lest in this book they do! As you can tell they don't have that in England. Harper is a real nurse and she is pretty kool.. She suddenly finds herself in the midst of the epidemic.


Joe has a way with writing characters he can really make you love them or hate them. But he really has a talent for bringing those charters to life and their flaws and all! And I have to say Harper grated on me and her husband. I wanted to smash his face in! I don't honestly go around thinking I want to smash peoples faces in, but you will see why I hated her husband so much and why I just wanted to give Harper a bit shake down and a stiff drink and proper home truth session Harper is just too kind!! Way too kind! See what I mean by one of Joes talents :P


All in all it's a beautiful book that has an awesome plot and well written characters well worth the read :)

Reading progress update: I've read 70%.

The First Horror - R.L. Stine

Wooohoo!! Look at all the wonderful sagas my library has!! I'm a happy lady right now :D

The Hatching Ezekiel Boone

The Hatching: A Novel - Ezekiel Boone

Spider's! I can't stand them! The horrible creepy little fucker's But I love to push my fear triggers just for the rush so of course when i saw this book, i knew i wanted to read it big time! but in my own time.


The Hatching is what it is. It tells the story of an invasion of spiders. That takes course over the globe. You can guess the rest as I'm not going to give the plot away.


Was this book scary?? Fuck yes! I'm still cringing just thinking about it didn't help that two days before I read this book, A big fucking black spider decided he wanted to make a home in my sky box and I still haven't found him! So yes, this book is very scary and will totally give you a fast pace of a scary crawly ride.


The only downside to this book I found personally was it was hard to keep up with who was who within the book. And the ending. I know, however the ending isn't the end and is only the beginning for another sequel! All in all highly I recommend this book!


Go set a Watchman Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman: A Novel - Lee Harper

An absolutely beautiful book. Harper lee's Go set a Watchman isn't quite as good as to Kill a mocking bird, but it's totally "The book" to lay the final bricks to what is a well loved book by all generation's.


In go set a Watchman, we meet Cheeky, Fesity Very opinionated "scout" Again. The girl that every woman would love as a daughter at least I would! This time, however, she's not the cute in dungarees lil Scoutlin! She's a grown up Lady of New York. Returning to Visit Maycomb.


Set in the backdrop of one of the most Historical Changes in American society, Increasing Civil rights tensions and an end to segregation. This book exposes the Prejudices Between races, North versus South and the different generation's and the way of them.

Truly, this book is an amazing insight into American History that Harper Lee wrote. It raises issues that are still highly spoke of today.


I loved this book, reading it was like going right back to a family I love in the Deep south! what with the infamous and much loved Atticus and the other finches. It made me smile. But also made me tear up Harper doesn't mess around and lays a slap to the senses in at least five pages in the start That left me shell shocked for a few hours.. I will leave that with you to find out! :) T


Too many people have been left disappointed to their own misimaginings of this book, but if you read it with an open mind (and try not to compare it too much to TKAM) I think you’ll be surprised. It was a wonderful story, filled with a range of ideologies and opinions that are great to sink your teeth into.


P.s I'm so carrying this book around with me for a week at least while i have my book comedown. :0P

The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.



This is considered in many horror book fans to be The Book on haunted houses. And I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. A cursed house from the moment it was built Hill house sets the tone for a Dr in the paranormal field and his 3 guests. From whom the Dr Montague has invited to stay with him and study their reactions as well as document it all in the pursuit of the paranormal.



Right off the bat, I noticed how well Shirley adores the written word and it clearly shows in the Psychological twist she takes you on. Especially with the char Eleanor. Poor Eleanor, With the repeating mantra of "Journeys end in lovers meeting"


To me personally reading this after I had read the We Have Always Lived in the Castle it didn't quite pack that whoa punch and left me with a sense of what??!...Even though I really did like the ending, I expected more. However the ending was shocking and nothing at all as I expected. With chars like Mrs Dudley too this makes for a chilling haunted Psychological tale that i highly recommend reading by candlelight Now to try and grab the classic Movie to it! :D

Aeon Of Wonder Carey L. Henderson

Aeon of Wonder: Stories of gods, angels and men Volume I - Carey Henderson


From the ancient Sumerians to the Egyptians to
Rome. From the Hebrew Semitic peoples and more.
This book encompasses fiction as mythos and
mythos as Truth played out over a Grand Stage:
the one we call Life. These works are the result of
wonder and awe, looking at the world through an
old lens, one that has not been so hampered by
ones and zeroes and modern nomenclature. It
seeks to prove nothing, only to invoke a moment of
thought and, perhaps, wonder and awe at the
world around us, this Grand Stage called Life.





This was an absolute pleasure to read. Very well written this book consists of six short tales, each about different aspects of Angels, Humans, demons and other spooky things!

I would definitely buy more stories from this author as his written style and ability to weave a tale is flawless. I won't go into the storylines as I don't want to spoil anything but honestly, it was a delight to read this book and I highly recommend it :)

50 questions!

I thought i would take part in this. I've forgotten who the original poster was. sorry!



1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

My Closet is in my gaming and reading room so it's always closed.


2. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

i use a duvet so out?

3. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

No but my dad has, He got put into jail over night for it. :P


4. Do you cut out coupons and never use them?
Nopes can't say i do.

5. Would you rather be attacked by bears or bees?

Bears we don't have bears in England anymore so all good!


6. Do you have freckles?


Yes i do every summer!

7. Do you always smile for pictures?

I try too. i'm camera shy so i always do that Awkward smile.


8. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?




9. Have you ever peed in the woods?

Yes, i have.


10. What about pooped in the woods?

Can't recall to be honest.

11. Do you chew your pens and pencils?


Yes i do.


12. What’s your song of the week?


This bloody song I can't get it out of my head! Please don't listen to this song if your Sensitive to strong langrage.

Biggie Smalls feat. Thomas the Tank Engine

13. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?


Yea! it looks good.


14. Do you still watch Cartoons?


Yes I do most Sundays


15. What do you drink with dinner?

depends how posh the dinner is? But for everyday i drink fizzy water.

16. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?


17. What’s your favorite food?

Greek food.


18. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?


No i wasn't

19. Would you ever strip or pose naked for a magazine?




20. Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?




21. Favorite kind of sandwich?

Ham salad.


22. Best thing to eat for breakfast?

For me hot bagels with cream cheese as a treat.


23. What’s your usual bedtime?

I have crazy work shifts so it's all over the place.

24. Are you lazy?

When i'm not working yes.


25. What is your Chinese astrology sign?




26. How many languages can you speak?

English and cockney :D


27. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?




28. Are you stubborn?




29. Are you afraid of heights?


Yes i am.


30. Do you sing in the car?



31. Do you ever dance in the car?




32. Ever used a gun?




33. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?


Last year.


34. Do you think muscles are cheesy?


A little if there meatheads.


35. Favorite type of fruit pie?



36. Occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid?

A my little pony, Don't ask.


37. Do you believe in ghosts?


Yes very much so.


38. Ever had a deja-vu feeling?



39. First concert?

Gun's and rose's back in the 90s


40. Nike or Adidas?

If they look nice both.

41. Ever take dance lessons?




42. Regularly burn incense?

No I'm a big scented candle and plugin Fanatic.


43. Who would you like to see in concert?

Top of my head. Dead can dance.


44. Hot tea or cold tea?



45. Tea or Coffee?

Tea herbal


46. Can you swim well?


i hope so!


47. Are you patient?


48.DJ or band at a wedding?




49. Which are better, black or green olives?




50. Would you rather live in a fictional world or the real world?

Real. But i always like to escape with a book or a game or a film.

The Book of English Magic Philip Carr-Gomm, Richard Heygate

The Book Of English Magic - Richard Heygate, Philip Carr-Gomm

The first thing I noticed about this book when I picked it up at a Watkins book shop in London was how beautifully illustrated the cover was so I had to get it.


This book gives details on the history of English Magic and Occult, It has tons of really interesting details as well as "things to do" if you're interested in each section. The main sections of this book follow practice's in Druidly, Anglo Saxon Magic (Wyrd craft) Alchemists Cornish witchcraft the list goes on!


Everything is neatly listed in this book from the big names like Gerald Gardner, Doreen Valiente to name a few. It also lists great places of interest within England as well as a detailed map that anybody travelling to England and wants to visit those places can easily look up. All in all, this book would make a great read for someone interested in the history of witchcraft and where it's English based roots come from.


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Gator Bait Adam Howe

Gator Bait - Adam Howe

"Adam Howe's Gator Bait is a steamy, disquieting piece of bayou noir that you can't help but eat all in one sitting. It won't settle your stomach, but it will stay with you long after you've digested it.


Right off the bat with a massive bite this book is Swamp Noir set in the 1930s I could feel the humidity coming off this book. Set somewhere in the deep Louisiana swamp in a dingy speak easy ((I don't even know if they had them in the swamps, but just go with me here.)) is the Grinnin Gator. Were sawdust on the floors and moonshine is plenty. It was somewhere John Smith needed to be after he was sworn off dames for life.

An awesome tale of southern Dirty stinking swamps noir at its finest just watch out for Mister George though he's a mean fucker.


Fluke James Herbet

Fluke - James Herbert

Fluke.. I honestly wasn't sure if I wanted to read this mostly because I wasn't sure what to expect? I've read The fog and The rats and was expecting something horrific. Animal abuse is something I can't read about at all! as I own a dog, and he's my little man and my best friend. But I bit the bullet and I'm so glad I did.

This book is nothing like James Herbets normal style. This book is absolutely wonderful! In this tale we meet fluke! Fluke is a tiny puppy fresh into the world, but he's not like an ordinary puppy he's different. We then follow Fluke on his vast adventures and find out just what fluke is and why he was a puppy, and along the way we meet some really amazing characters as well as some really nutty ones too.

I was expecting a heart breaking Watership down kind of vibe from this book and I wasn't looking forward to it. But instead it was an Inspiring and warming read. There's a big theme in this book and it's about life. I applaud James Herbert for this book, This book is one of the reasons why he deserved that OBE he got. As for a favourite character in this book it had to be Rumbo after Fluke of course. :P

The Hellbound Heart Clive Barker

The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker

This book was amazing! I honestly hold my hands up to the fact I've never personally fully read one of Clive Barker's written works. I reached half way with book's of blood and gave up So when I picked this up on my libraries, digital book section I wasn't expecting much.

 Oh, How wrong I was....

It's a Dark, dark masochistic piece of work. And fully shows the beautiful, disturbing mind of Clive Barker. The Hellbound heart pulls you in and keeps you hooked for hours. It's everything a horror book fan could want and more It really makes me wonder where on earth he came up with the Cenobite's and the Lemarchand's box.? He's a genius! and I've fallen in love with his writing style. So much so that I brought the scarlet gospels That I really hope will match up to the Hellbound heart.

I saw the movie way before I read the book and I have to say I like both! The only downside is that I wasn't too sure of kirsty's relationship to Rory in the book the way I read it was she was a friend that had a crush on Rory Cotten? But in the film she's his daughter? that confused me.

If you haven't read this book I highly recommend it. it should be on every horror fans book case!

Strained Shoulder And All The Works!

Hey there!

I said I was going to this post 2 weeks ago, but never got round to it. I know I've been a bit silent on here as of late. Mainly to do with work. The hour's I'm being given are crazy and the wages even more so! Anyways, Three weeks ago I pulled my shoulder while I was sleeping. I ended up in hospital over that as it was my left shoulder, I wasn't taking any chances. So I took myself in only to be told I did indeed strain or pull the muscle when i was sleeping so some nimble advice, don't waste money on those memory foam pillows as they're crap! I just brought a new pair of them that week and I end up with a pulled shoulder that's probably going take weeks to heal. So that's it really. Reviews are going to be slow as I can't type with my shoulder. However, If you have twitter I would love to follow you guy's so please feel free to add me!


Hope you have an awesome rest of the week. :p

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