Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors

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Title: Hellboy, An Assortment of Horrors

Category: Fiction, Horror, Paranormal

Review: Hellboy is one of my favorite graphic novel series. I also love the movies. Anyway, I purchased this through Kindle and absolutely loved the read. It is sorted into 15 different stories to read. All which involve Hellboy and involve some kind of paranormal incident. There is one story solely about Liz, which I though was great. There are different authors for each story to give fresh perspective and unique ideas on each story. I loved reading each and every one of them. I couldn’t wait going from one to the next because I wanted to see how each author’s style varied and what the next story would tell. I definitely think this is a great book for those who are fans of Hellboy, but those who love a great deal of horror and paranormal and a side of humor.

Review: *****

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Misery

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Title: Misery by Stephen King

Category: Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Horror

Review: Stephen King is one of my all time favorite horror authors. I had seen the movie before I read the book. I read this book and it was so much better than the movie. This book is about the author Paul Sheldon. He just finished a new book (not Misery Returns like in the movie). After finishing the book he leaves the hotel he is at and is drunk. A storm, which originally should have been clear of the area Paul was traveling, ends up coming over the area. Paul wrecks and ends up in Annie Wilkes house.

Annie Wilkes is basically a crazy lady. She has various sides to her. She can be fairly nice. Like when she first meets Paul and explains who she is. Then she can really crazy where she makes Paul burn his new manuscript.

Paul is basically trapped with a woman who is obsessed with the Misery books and is forcing him to write a new book for her. However, even though Paul goes through all the pain and wondering if he is going to survive. He goes through so much pain. For example, his foot is chopped off by Annie. She then cuts off his thumb on his left finger. These are the things that show how psychologically messed up she is.

Even after killing Annie and returning to New York, Paul still cannot get Annie from his mind. That is why it is such a great psychological thriller.

I didn’t want to include too many details in this review since I feel this is such a great book and you need to read it for yourself. This is a great novel by Stephen King. Read it! The movie does not do the book justice.

Rating: *****

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Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums

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Title: Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums by Jamie Davis with Samuel Queen

Category: Nonfiction, Paranormal

Review: I don’t often purchase a lot of paranormal books. Sometimes they don’t appeal to me, sometimes they do. It just depends on the subject. I ordered this one because it was on a special and I thought I would like it. Also it had West Virginia’s two famous asylums in there. Anyway, I was very impressed with this book and finished it in less than a day. The authors were not professional ghost hunters at the time. They basically just were interested in going across country to visit these places and to experience for themselves. They wanted to see if they could see if there is life beyond the grave. In each chapter there is evidence that they found. In the beginning of each chapter, Jamie, the main author tells you a little history about the place. They then go into certain places they visit in the place and give you excerpts of conversations or interactions they had with the ghosts. At the end they give you information on if you want to visit the place, how much it costs, and other info. At the end of the book are two appendices that are very helpful if you wish to go ghost hunting. I really liked this book and think maybe one day I will try it. Read if you are a fan of the paranormal or just interested in it. You won’t be sorry.

Rating: *****

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Over 200 Reviews!

Well everyone, the blog has hit over 200 reviews! Can you believe it?! It’s hard to for me. That’s a milestone. I never imagined that the blog would be around this long. However, I have loved writing reviews for this blog. I hope for 200 more reviews! Lets keep it going!

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Reading with Kindle!

Hey everyone,

It’s been a while since I have written. So I have probably mentioned that I would never read except by paper editions. Well…I am finally joining those of the future. 🙂 I finally got a Kindle Fire. I decided to get one because I figured to give it a try. One, I am losing room to store my paperback books. Two, I just needed to stop being a downer on electronic versions. My mother has had a Nook for years so I thought I would go ahead and get it. I love it so far. I’ve got a few books on it so far. I think it is a little easier than the paperbacks. Especially the heavy hardbacks. I’m enjoying it. Anyway, I will update soon with more on the Kindle.

Serenity

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Keto Diet

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Title: Keto Diet by Dr. Josh Axe

Category: Nonfiction, Health, Weight Loss, The Keto Diet

Review: Keto Diet is a very well written book on the popular diet known as the Keto Diet. What is the Keto Diet? It is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Now some of you may think this is dangerous, however, it is not. It is quite safe. This diet sends your body into ketosis, not to be confused with ketoacidosis, which eats away at the fat of your body. Instead of having blood sugar spikes which you get with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet you get a constant blood sugar throughout the day. This is explained in the book. He goes over the benefits of the diet and how these can help different diseases. He gives different meal plans, like the standard, fasting, vegan, and others. He also has recipes in the book as well. I was impressed with how much I learned from this book. If you are looking for a change in your weight loss approach I would recommend this book and this diet as well.

Rating: *****

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The Ketogenic Diet

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Title: The Ketogenic Diet by Kristen Mancinelli, MS, RD

Categories: Nonfiction, Health, Keto Diet.

Review: Well I started a diet which was based on the Keto Diet through my Bariatric physician. They have food that is sold through the pharmacy at the hospital. So I have started the Keto Diet and this is one of the books that I got. This is a really good book on the Keto Diet. It only has 20 recipes in the book, which is a downer. However, it has a lot of great resources. This includes links to forums, information, etc… This book takes you through how to begin the diet and the types of foods you can and can’t eat. There are also other things you will find to help you start the Keto Diet. I definitely recommend this for a beginner Keto dieter.

Rating: *****

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