The idea is splendid and I love how it's executed. I assume it can be used mainly for some book ads and promotions but this can be a great inspiration for a home library or child's books.
No much effort is needed to print or even draw a custom made jackets and make a matching bookmark. Not to mention how fun, creative and thought provoking it can be. It's a great way (and nonconventional, read less boring!) to engage children into discussion about literature, books, the plot, book characters an so on... and at the same time improves their cognitive and manual skills. I'll definitely give it a try :)
Bigger version here : http://www.pinterest.com/pin/208432288980259308/
*I was given a free copy for an honest review.*
As per Amazon: "A collection of short horror, ghost, and dark fantasy stories for adults, woven together by a flock of crows, telling stories to entertain a girl trying to survive a tragedy..." That line alone made me interested in reading this book.
At first I wasn't sure how to review this book because I wasn't completely certain what was happening in the overarching storyline about the crows and the young girl. I know there is symbolism there I am missing, through no fault of the author. So I decided to take the book at face value, a collection of 17 short stories. I've read other short story collections where each tale seemed so similar to the last that they all blend together. You don't have to worry about that here. Each story is an individual that stands out from the crowd. The author is very skilled at giving each story its own voice. The endings are open-ended so the stories make you think too. I especially enjoyed "Vengeance Quilt" and "Family Gods." I would love to see those two stories worked into full-length novels.
*I was given a free copy for an honest review.*
A young woman named Freya and her two friends decide to turn Freya's newly inherited mansion into a hotel. Little do they know that an ancient evil sleeps deep below the house, its halls are filled with angry trapped spirits, and the evil Angels are hungry for sacrifices.
I wanted to like this book more than I did. The cover and synopsis of the book are what really drew me in, but I ended up feeling a bit ambivalent about the whole story. The main characters are supposed to be in their 20's but come across as much younger with all the poking and sticking their tongues out at each other. I never did feel a real connection with them and that is important in a horror story. Most of the story relies on slow-building tension, then the action really picks up at around 65% when the ghost hunters come to investigate the house and all hell breaks loose. That's when I really started to like the book and was glad I hadn't put it aside. The best part for me was finding out what the ancient evil beneath the house was - definitely not what I was expecting. For that reason alone I want to read the second book in the series.
Overall I do recommend this book. I'm sure others will find it much scarier then I did. Maybe I'm just jaded.
Bustle came up with a splendid idea of putting the houses from the literature on the real estate market! Have a look at several ads that I absolutely love!
For sale: Return at the end of your journey to trendy “tiny house” with full garden in a close-knit farming community. Simple, cozy, yet large enough to entertain a party up to 13 dwarves and one wizard. Home has long legacy of ownership in a family of adventurers and jewellery collectors. Unique features include: round windows with fantastic views of the countryside and a full kitchen well-suited to cooking six square meals a day. Current owner gone West; please address all inquiries to realtor.
For sale: Imagine yourself reading Tennyson and sipping raspberry cordial with your bosom friend in this RADIANTLY lovely rustic orchard home! Must-see attractions such as the White Way of Delight and the Lake of Shining Waters are only a short buggy ride away! Within walking distance of the local school, this home is perfect space for a family to grow.
For rent: Why rent a gloomy basement flat when you can feel like one of the family? Modern, executive home with top-of-the-line furnishings in village of Little Whinging has main-level studio to let. Flat is snug and intimate, but with room to store your belongings, it’s all you’ll need. Home owners are respectable, normal middle-class couple with sweet, gifted child. Serious inquiries only. First and last month’s rent is required upfront, and deposit is non-refundable. No funny business, no weirdos.
Well, Hello Ed
Shame. I was interested in reading this book until I found out the author stalked a reviewer over a 1-star review on GoodReads.
I'm willing to ignore bad reviews and form my own opinion about a book. I refuse to ignore the fact that this author is a self-confessed stalker.
Some authors really do deserve the title of BBA.
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