Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon Wrap-up

Dewey's Read-a-Thon Oct 2015

I was so excited to start reading at 8 am but life got in the way and I didn’t get to start reading until about 11 pm which sucks, but I at least read what I wanted to. Sort of. I wanted to read two books and start the third. I did read the first two but I didn’t start reading Misery. I still had three hours of the read-a-thon left so I could have started it, but I wasn’t feeling too great so I just went to bed. Which isn’t a big surprise since I’ve been feeling sick all week. What is a surprise is that I managed to read the two books I wanted to read. Usually this doesn’t happen. So for once I didn’t completely fail at a read-a-thon. Here is what I read:

Christopher Pike's Tales of TerrorChristopher Pike’s Tales of Terror

Death of Despair: Mike wakes up alone one night in his condo. Then his past loves begin to visit him, each, they say, in their dreams. But what Mike does not know is that he has stumbled into a very evil nightmare from which there is no waking.

Revenge: Ted’s girlfriend suddenly dumps him and he just doesn’t think that is right. So he decides to kill her, in a very strange way.

The Fan from Hell: Marvin Summers, the bestselling author of teen fiction, returns to face Lassy, his No. 1 fan. Against his better judgment, Marvin allows himself to get intimately involved with this beautiful and mysterious girl. Only too late does he realize that some of his fans have studied his horror novles a little too closely.

Plus other strange tales from the world’s darkest corners!


Ripley's Believe It or Not! Ghost Stories and PlaysRipley’s Believe It or Not! Ghost Stories and Plays

Would you believe. . .

A ghost leaves a map to a 50-million-dollar silver mine?

Love brings a dead woman back to life?

A skeleton shoots its murderer?

Every one of these spine-chilling tales of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins is true–Believe it or not!

16 eerie stories. . .

9 spooky plays. . .

20 pages of ghostly cartoons!

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon TBR

Dewey's Read-a-Thon Oct 2015

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Between the possible trip into the city to get stuff for next weekend (Canada’s Wonderland!) and the fact that I am slowly coming out of a reading slump, I’m not sure how much I will actually get read. I hope I can read the first two and at least get started on the third.

This is what I hope to read: 

Christopher Pike's Tales of TerrorChristopher Pike’s Tales of Terror

Death of Despair: Mike wakes up alone one night in his condo. Then his past loves begin to visit him, each, they say, in their dreams. But what Mike does not know is that he has stumbled into a very evil nightmare from which there is no waking.

Revenge: Ted’s girlfriend suddenly dumps him and he just doesn’t think that is right. So he decides to kill her, in a very strange way.

The Fan from Hell: Marvin Summers, the bestselling author of teen fiction, returns to face Lassy, his No. 1 fan. Against his better judgment, Marvin allows himself to get intimately involved with this beautiful and mysterious girl. Only too late does he realize that some of his fans have studied his horror novles a little too closely.

Plus other strange tales from the world’s darkest corners!


Ripley's Believe It or Not! Ghost Stories and PlaysRipley’s Believe It or Not! Ghost Stories and Plays

Would you believe. . .

A ghost leaves a map to a 50-million-dollar silver mine?

Love brings a dead woman back to life?

A skeleton shoots its murderer?

Every one of these spine-chilling tales of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins is true–Believe it or not!

16 eerie stories. . .

9 spooky plays. . .

20 pages of ghostly cartoons!


MiseryMisery by Stephen King

Paul Sheldon. He’s a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house. Now Annie wants Paul to write his greatest work—just for her. She has lots of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty…

#FrightFall Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

FrightFall 2015

I completely failed. I knew I wouldn’t read a lot since I’m just coming out of a reading slump, but I thought I could manage at least two books. I guess I was wrong. I only read one book. Luckily it was a great book. I really enjoyed it and might even re-read it in a year or two. Everyone should check it out. It’s amazing.

Vlad: The Last ConfessionVlad The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys

Dracula. A name of horror, depravity and the darkest sensuality. Yet the real Dracula was just as alluring, just as terrifying, his tale not one of a monster but of a man… and a contradiction.

His tale is told by those who knew him best. The only woman he ever loved…and whom he had to sacrifice. His closest comrade…and traitor. And his priest, betraying the secrets of the confessional to reveal the mind of the man history would forever remember as The Impaler. This is the story of the man behind the legend…as it has never been told before.

#FrightFall Read-a-Thon

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I have no idea how much I will get read. I am in a huge reading slump right now and I’ve only finished one or two books since the first of August. Hopefully this will get me back into reading. It could be just what I need.

This is the pile I will be picking from. Obviously I wont read all of these, but I am hoping to at least read the first one. I wish I had all of my books, but a lot of them are packed in boxes for when I move. Oh well, I think this is a pretty good pile to pick from. Which of these books should I pick up after I finish Vlad: The Last Confession?

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  1. Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys
  2. The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick #1) by John Updike
  3. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ghost Stories and Plays by Ripley Entertainment Inc.
  4. Misery by Stephen King
  5. Creature by John Saul
  6. Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter #1) by Thomas Harris
  7. 30 Days of Night: Official Novelization of The Film by Tim Lebbon, Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie
  8. Zomburbia (Zombie Apocalypse #1) by Adam Gallardo
  9. The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology
  10. The Mammoth Book of Vampires