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    Haunted – Various authors

    “Some of the best-loved children’s authors have come together to bring you this terrifying collection of ghost stories; There’s a lost ghost child trapped in a mirror and wanting to pull you in; an evil soul eater waiting for its next victim; a ghost walk with a haunting twist; and the spirit of a drowned boy who needs to be put to rest. These and many spine-chilling tales will make you scream, shiver and gasp. Open if you dare…” *** Let me tell you this, if you want to scare yourself silly, especially on, or close to, Hallowe’en Haunted is the collection of stories for you! I always find it…

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    In My Mailbox (#31)

    In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren, you probably already know that but if you don’t, go here and find out more!! Only one book this week but an awesome sounding one! Can you spy my dino?  For Review :  Swim the Fly – Don Calame Thank you to Leonora at Templar for sending me this one! cant wait to get round to it! 😀 

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    On My Wishlist (#21)

    On My Wishlist is a weekly meme brought to you by Book Chick City, its a chance for you to drool over all those books from the past, present or future which you cant wait to get your hands on!  *** This weeks wishlist explains itself when you know that I finally read Inkheart at the beginning of the week and loved it. I have it in Hardback and I cant have the first of a book in Heardback and not the others so:  Inkspell – Cornelia Funke 2005 (Chicken House) Goodreads: Just a few chapters into Inkspell, Mo (a.k.a. “Silvertongue”) sagely says to his daughter, “Stories never really end, Meggie, even…

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    Lola and the Boy Next door – Stephanie Perkins

    “I have three simple wishes. They’re really not too much to ask. The first is to attend the winter formal dressed like Marie Antoinette. I want a wig so elaborate it could cage a bord and a dress so wide I’ll only be able to enter the dance through a set of double doors. But I’ll hold my skirts high as I arrive so everyone can see that, underneath the frills, I’m punk-rock tough.” Lola just wants to attended the winter formal dressed like Mari Antoinette, for her parents to approve of her 22 year old boyfriend and to never see the Bell twins again. The first is nothing new,…

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    The Dead Ways – Christopher Edge

    “As the car speed through the busy London streets, its blacked-out windows glinting in the early summer sunshine, Scott knew that something wasn’t right. From the moment the car had pulled up outside his school gates, as uneasy feeling had started to knot in his stomach and right now, as the driver swerved round a right-hand corner and straight through a red light, scattering pedestrians in front of him, the know was being pulled tight.” Scott’s father is the Chief Secretary at the Department For Transport, the government body who are cleaning up the environment by closing down motorways and returning the land to its natural state. There is no…

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    By Midnight – Mia James

    “Prologue: Spitalfields, east London, 1887 She was dying. He could feel her life slipping away between his fingers. He had tried to ignore the signs, tried to pretend it was just the night cold making her face so white, but now as they paused in the pool of gaslight he could see the grey circles under her eyes and the dark blood on her lips” When Aprils father loses his high-flying journalist job in Edinburgh and takes a job on the Highgate “local-rag”, he uproots April and her mother and moves them to London. At such short notice there was only one school place available nearby and April starts mid-term at…

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    Why I’m on a(nother) book buying ban

    So I’m on another book buying ban. This time it comes from a couple of things, one is a serious lack of money. Two is that if I don’t stop buying books I’m seriously going to end up like the picture above!!  I looked over at my tbr the other day. I thought “I should count those and see how many I’ve got” then I thought “don’t be f’ing stupid, why even put a number on it, that would fill you with dread every time you glanced at the shelves!” So I didn’t. I left them uncounted. All I know is there are a lot, two shelves, double stacked plus another huge pile on my…

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    Double Clutch – Liz Reinhardt

    “My Mom waltzed into my room early on the morning of my first day of high school back in Sussex County, NJ, after a year in Denmark, and I breathed a sigh of relief that she kissed my forehead like it was my first day of kindergarten instead. “ Brenna’s back home after a year of living, and homeschooling, in Denmark, her stepfathers home country. Excited but also terrified by being back at school she breathes a sigh of relief when one of the first people she encounters is her best friend from Middle School, Kelsie. But that’s only at the local high school, and Brenna has opted for Share…

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    In My Mailbox (#30)

    In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren, you probably already know that but if you don’t, go here and find out more!! For Review:Haunted – Various Authors This one sounds so much fun. Its a few different short stories all about ghosts! Im taking part in the blog tour for this book on the 1st November so keep an eye out for that! Gifted:Naked – Kevin BrooksThe wonderful Cicely saw that I really wanted this book and that Im on a ban (more about that on Tuesday) and offered to send me her copy of Naked, I was over the moon because I know I will LOVE this book! THANK YOU…

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    On My Wishlist (#20)

    On My Wishlist is a weekly meme brought to you by Book Chick City, its a chance for you to drool over all those books from the past, present or future which you cant wait to get your hands on!  *** Again this weeks wishlist picks are things Ive seen arund the internet, two on blogs and the third on twitter. I cant wait to get my hands on this first one after seeing the awesome trailer for it over on Book Angel Emma’s blog on Tuesday and a great review on Heaven, Hell and Purgatory from Lyndsey. A Tale Dark and Grimm – Adam Gidwitz  September 2011 (Anderson Press)  Goodreads:…