"Oh, the places you'll go!" w/Carmenere #4 (Land, taxi and arrival)
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Why: Comments surrounding this book peaked my interest.
Synopsis in 15 words give or take: People who are invited to Slade House never leave.
What I really think: This novel is brilliant!!! It is frightening how twins Jonah and Norah lure people to their home on Slade Alley every nine years. The author slowly unveils the reason why some guests never leave and what exactly Norah and Jonah wants from them.
I found it very difficult to put this book down. It is atmospheric and spooky and I highly recommend it.
>12 BLBera: You like the destination pics too, Beth? Hmmmm
>13 EBT1002: I hope you enjoy Slade House as much as I, Ellen!
>14 charl08: Absolutely agree, Charlotte! I imagine someone or something jumping out at me around the corner. Eeeek!
>17 tymfos: Hi Terri, I understand what you mean. Slade House was a little out of my comfort zone but it wasn't gory or bloody, at all. Just very eerie with surprisingly thought provoking conclusion.
* My mindfulness group got together for Christmas. Awesome group, laughed till my sides split. We started on a new project, paper mache angels.
We'll finish them next month. Mine's too tall and looks eagle like. :} Hoping I can add hands holding a dove at our next meet up.
* War and Peace Update I've been too busy the last couple of days to dedicate an hour a day to W&P but when I can I do what I can. Soooo, I'm up to page 107 - Chapter 25! I really really like it and when read slowly, the names and characters embed in my ole grey matter.
Matter of fact, I'm about to pour another cup of coffee and read an hours worth right now.
* Thanks to all for visiting my thread, even if it's just to take a peek.
>20 charl08: Ooooo, I'll need to google that, Charlotte! "Very attractive stars" always a pleasure! I need to check out how or if it will be shown in the US. I imagine it will be on the same channel as Downton Abbey.
>21 msf59: Looks like you'll be well covered for W&P, Mark! You'll be able to read/listen to it anytime and anywhere.
Sooooo, We saw Star Wars VII yesterday. Packed house but we got there early enough to get the seats Will discovered were the best ones to view the movie, about 3/4's of the way up. I liked it. It had enough shrouded characters to carry it into SW VIII.
Afterward, I popped over to our next door neighbor's house for a gathering of fellow neighbors. The guys stayed home to watch the debate.
OK, I've really got to clean the house! 4 days to Christmas Eve EEEEEEK!!!!
OK back to cleaning :0)
BTW: Quick W&P Update: Part II Chapter 8 page 149 Action leaves the gaiety of St Petersburg and Moscow to warzone. Only 1,209 pages to go.
To all who have kept my shabby little thread alive this year. I'm leaving my blues in the past and hopefully will be a more active participant in 2016!
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings, Happy Kwanza and Happy Hanukah (belated) to all!
^And may your New Year be filled with books and bookish friends!
Hope to see more of you, in the coming months, Lynda! Hugs to my pal.
I think posting regular updates of W&P is a great idea and you are inspiring me to consider whether I should try reading it again. I think I'll get through the Christmas period first and then decide whether I feel like tackling such a chunkster.
Bookish Christmas wishes!
>26 msf59: Thanks Mark! Many best wishes to you and yours in the new year too! Hugs
>27 souloftherose: Thank you for your bookish wishes, Heather! The blues have battered me since late summer but I am determined to leave them in 2015! I can't change the world but I can change my attitude :0)
>28 Deern: I hope you had a lovely Christmas, Nathalie and will have a spectacular 2016. I hope to be a more consistent librarythinger next year.
>29 EBT1002: Thank you for the Solstice and Christmas greetings, Ellen. Hope you and P had a fabulous holiday season as well.
>30 catarina1: Thanks for dropping in catrina and for the kind wishes and same to you!!!
>31 PaulCranswick: Thank you Paul, it was tops! Looks like you and your family are enjoying the holidays abroad. Enjoy and safe travels!!!
>32 ChelleBearss: Awe, thank you Chelle! I know that living closer to your family must have made this Christmas extra special for you, Nate and Chloe!!!
Well, I'm ready to move my reading into 2016 so I'm gently landing this plane and thanking you all for traveling with me. Although, Destinations won't be central to my thread next year, I will post a picture of the interesting locales my books take me.
If you care to tag along into the new year with me, I'll be right here............ https://www.librarything.com/topic/209569
You got me with Slade House - I had seen it being lauded on several other threads, including Mark's, but your succinct review places it firmly on my list.
I will be joining you with the W&P read - probably start it today. I had actually started it and made it about halfway through several years ago, but I never finished it. I loved reading your brief updates of your progress! Fun.
Wishing for you a New Year that is filled with fabulous. And also with happy!