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John's Review : The Fearing by John F. D. Taff

John's Review : The Fearing by John F. D. Taff

 

The Horror event of 2019 officially kicked off in July, with the release of The Fearing Book One: Fire & Rain. John F.D. Taff has unleashed part one of an apocalyptic serial novel that will have readers enthralled until the final page.

 

With book one, Taff introduces us to a handful of well-written characters.  We witness the onset of the apocalypse through the eyes of a trio of teenagers, a group of elderly people on a bus to Phoenix, and a man named Adam who is somehow central to...


Friday Feels- July 19th, 2019

Friday Feels- July 19th, 2019

Happy Friday Worms! Let’s chat for a bit about Shirley Jackson. You might know her as “that lady that wrote that Netflix show I like.” But I know her as the author of The Lottery, a short story that made me scared of the small farming town I lived in growing up. She lived a just a short 48 years, but she wrote over 200 short stories, 6 novels and 2 memoirs (and I can’t even get the laundry put away). She wrote The Haunting of Hill House (yes, that Netflix...


Kallie's Review of Gwendy's Button Box by Richard Chizmar

Kallie's Review of Gwendy's Button Box by Richard Chizmar

"Wanting to know things and do things is what the human race is all about."

Gwendy Peterson is a slightly chubby 12 year-old girl nicknamed "Goodyear." Yes, because of the blimp. She is set out to lose weight before she starts middle school, so she runs up a steep set of stairs every day that are known as the Suicide Stairs in the town of Castle Rock. During one of these runs up the killer steps, she meets a strangely charming man by the name of Richard Farris. Wearing a small black hat that will come...


Friday Feels- July 12th, 2019

Friday Feels- July 12th, 2019

Happy Friday Worms! I recently read Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven with a group on Instagram and now I want to share it with all of you! It’s a super fun one and it feels like you’re reading about a real event that happened. It’s also written in an interview format which is actually really great for how this book goes down. It’s perfect for your summer vacation... as long as you aren’t at a theme park!

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How to Trick Your Friends Into Experiencing the Joys of Horror in 3 Easy Steps

How to Trick Your Friends Into Experiencing the Joys of Horror in 3 Easy Steps

How to Trick Your Friends and Family Into Experiencing the Joys of Horror in 3 Easy Steps. 

“Trick” may seem to be a strong word. I could go with “snooker” or “hoodwink”, but trick seems to be the most straightforward term. Horror has a reputation for being the bad boy of literary genres. Given the amount of horror covers with blood oozing down the front, it’s not hard to see why! People who think of themselves as intellectual readers write off horror as pulpy trash. Those who enjoy light, uplifting stories imagine never being able to...