Category Archives: Creepy/Weird

The Psychology of Dexter – Bella DePaulo

On the one hand, this book is incredibly nerdy (who reads psychological essays about their favorite show besides me?) and on the other, it is completely engrossing and thought-provoking; I mostly loved The Psychology of Dexter. A couple of the … Continue reading

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The Empty Mirror by James Lincoln Collier

This was a book that somehow ended up in my classroom library. The premise seemed interesting: a boy loses his mirror reflection when his image comes to life and the two images both want to live in the one living body. I started … Continue reading

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002)

So, this weird little novella revolves around Coraline (why the heck is that not Caroline, btw?) who notices there is something weird going on across from her apartment through a tiny door and corridor. But the tiny door is bricked up, … Continue reading

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If There Be Thorns…or Plot Holes

This is one of those books in the Dollanganger series I DON’T remember liking, so I guess it isn’t surprising that I still didn’t like it. The story isn’t compelling, the characters bore me, and there are gaping, mile-wide plot holes. We’re … Continue reading

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Petals on the Wind – Still Dusty, Less a Favorite

I remember reading this for the first time as a young teen. I remember being sad because I didn’t like it as much as I expected to. Now, many years later, I totally get why that is…I no longer like … Continue reading

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Flowers in the Attic – A Dusty but Beloved Re-read

When in need of a calming but engrossing read, I usually return to one of my old standbys. Most recently, I reread Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews, one of the first “adult” books I ever stumbled upon. I probably haven’t returned to … Continue reading

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So, it has been a rough few weeks around here lately…(ahem, make that a rough few months) and I was trying to think of a good book I can curl up with to relax. I’m feeling the need to withdraw … Continue reading

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Hmmm…what to say about this book? Well, first off, it is delivered in a clever and underused format. The use of vintage photos as a framework for a story, in this case a ghosty/monster/time travel story, seems refreshing and new. However, the … Continue reading

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