Whatcha reading?

Whatcha reading?

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Carmilla: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

This was one of the first vampire works of fiction. A young girl is disappointed to know that an expected visitor has died suspiciously and suddenly. While out walking with her father a carriage turns over in the road and a young girl is left in their care until the mother can return from her emergency. The girl, Carmilla, is beautiful and charms the father and daughter. during her stay several woman in the village fall sick and die. Carmilla sleeps late into the day and becomes obsessively in love with the narrator until she too starts to fall ill. Carmilla is found out to be a vampire and is beheaded in her grave. The narrator then recovers. The story leaves itself open for a sequel as it never explains who Carmilla's "mother" is(we assume she too is a vampire) or if the narrator's mother was also a vampire since she was of the same family.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Horn of Roland: Ellis Peters

A woman goes with her father back to his hometown where there seems to be an old buried secret. Lu, the father was a member of the resistance during WWII and was unable to save a friend. As soon as the pair get settled they receive a couple phone calls from a child of Valentine Gelder threatening to kill LU in revenge. The story plays out where the offspring of Gelder likes and respects Lu and the murder doesn't happen and the truth come out on what happened on that night when they find the witness to the events.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Free Range Chicken Gardens:

I loved this book, it has everything! Plants to have for chickens- for food and shade, different coops, to have a water source, keeping out predators. This is definitely something I want to refer to again and again- I highly recommend to anyone who has chickens, plus the pictures are really adorable.