BOOK OF THE WEEK
Good day, horror-aholics! Have you ever had a week when you don’t even know what day it is? That’s me this week. I thought today was Tuesday, haha. This week I kept it simple because sometimes simple is simply better.
I chose The House Plant by Jeremy Ray, which is an eighteen page short story that I ate right up. I never thought I needed to read a story from the point of view of a fern, but apparently I did. Jeremy managed to write a superb short story that won my heart...and it’s about a houseplant. Meet one of my favorite narrators, George the plant. George was not initially happy when Brenda picked him up and brought him home with her. At first, he was annoyed but after awhile they formed a bond. Brenda would brag to all of her friends on George’s ability to thrive; George is such a good plant. But soon after, George’s life takes a turn and now we wonder will George ever get his life back the way it was?
I am the worst when it comes to houseplants. I’ve actually killed multiple cacti, even the one I named Bernie *pouty*. When we moved into our new home I decided enough is enough. I now have three plants that thrive and two that passed away. At least it’s an improvement *tail between legs*. After I read this little book, I immediately gave some extra love to the household survivors. My Monstera, Dahlia, is my baby - she’s luscious and beautiful. Then we have a eace Lily, Chloe, who’s on our front porch because she’s a tad too poisonous for a house with three baby animals. Lastly, we have a special girl, Birdie. She’s a Bird’s Nest Fern and sits among some of my precious books. They make my house much brighter and that brings me joy. Hopefully, I can branch out even more. Have you noticed I enjoy puns?
Hope you all have a great rest of the week! Happy reading, horror friends!
Janelle Janson @ She Reads with Cats