Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien – for #FanspeakTheRing
  • The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley

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DNF:

  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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Finished:

  • The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

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Challenges:

Total pages read: 499

Total # of books for the year: 74.  The Exorcist is good.  However, it’s just not scary.  Maybe it’s the narrator, or maybe it’s that I was listening to it rather than reading it, but I suspect it’s because I don’t believe in demonic possession.  The Winter People, on the other hand, had me freaked out enough that I didn’t want to go into my closet for any reason, or upstairs without the light on.  Ghosts, the dead coming back to life, the girl from “The Ring”…there is a small part of me that believes in all of that and is, therefore, terrifying.  I’m not saying any of those things, or anything similar, are in The Winter People, but before I got to the part of the story where I knew for sure what was going on, the possibilities of what “it” was had me creeped out.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

What are you reading this week?