Do Over! Top Ten Books I Want to Reread.

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This week’s topic is –

Top Ten Books I Want to Reread

I am a huge fan or rereading books that I love.  I think I have reread the Harry Potter series about 7 times.  (and need to reread again)  But here are some others that are definitely worthy of a second-or third- reading.

1.  Shadow of the Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafon

Maybe I will reread all three?

2.  The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

I try to reread these every few years, and it has been awhile.

3.  The Historian by Elisabeth Kostova

I know I loved it when I read it, but I don’t remember why.

4.  Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice

With her new Prince Lestat out, I need a refresher.

5.  The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

My daughter will be reading this in the spring for school and I want it clear in my memory so we can discuss it.

6.  Tender is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I read this-pretty quickly- a few years ago, and it left quite an impression on me.

7.  Northhanger Abbey and 8.  Sense and Sensibilty by Jane Auster

Two of the few by Austen that I only read once

9.  The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The first book I read by Allende that began my love for her writing.

10.  The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

What?  It will only be the 4th reread.  They are good, quick, and easy.  AND Mockingjay comes out in a few weeks so I need to brush up.

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BOO! Books & Movies to get your scare on- a Top Ten List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists! Check out what others have posted by going over there!

http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com

This week’s topic is –

Top Ten Books and Movies to get ready for Halloween

Now, I have always LOVED Halloween, especially when my kids were little.  Had so much fun watching them get all excited.  BUT_ I do not like scary movies, or even books for that matter,  I did start reading Stephen King last year, but aside from him, I am pretty much horror free.  So, here is a list of some sort of scary books and movies!

Books

1.  Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Love the Gothic story!

2.  Salem’s Lot  by Stephen King

Great vampire book from King, with garlic and stakes and coffins

3.  The Shining by Stephen King

Scared the %$#@ out of me.  I wouldn’t read it when it was dark.  Or I was alone. I kept thinking of Joey from Friends hiding it in the freezer when it got too scary!

4.  Frankenstein  by Mary Shelley

Who is the real monster?

5. Interview With the Vampire  by Anne Rice

The book- NOT the movie.   I loved this so much when I was a teenager.

6.  The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Witches, Spirts, New Orleans-oh my!

Movies

 7.  Carrie

Sissy Spacek creeps me out a little too much.

8.  Scream

I love how they make fun of the whole genre, yet still give you a good scare!

9.  Nightmare on Elm Street

I watched this in the middle of the afternoon when I was 11- didn’t watch another scary movie for about ten years.

10.  The Nightmare Before Christmas

I love this movie- we still watch it every year.