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I just finished reading the start of another series (The Order of the Sanguines) called The Blood Gospel.

A soldier, a priest, and an archeologist walk into a bar... not really. They are all in Israel in an attempt to uncover the Blood Gospel, a book reportedly written by Christ in his own blood. And hey! The Bathory story is also woven into this story. There are vampires, called the Strigoi, and those called Sanguinists. The latter are priests that follow the church and drink a wine infused with Christs blood by special consecration or blessing, as opposed to human blood. This is all brought about by an old prophecy and the book ends before a new mission so I am assuming book 2 will pick right up.

Another book I am reading, published in 1887, is called Ten Days in a Mad-House written by a woman named Nellie Bly, a reporter, who fakes her way into an insane asylum in order to report her findings on the treatment of patients, etc... I instantly think Lana Winters from season 2 of American Horror Story.
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Just finished this psychedelic gem. The only statement I can offer after reading this is that I'd like to try mescalin. Just half of the usual dose, because that's how I do. I know I'm in the right state of mind to go on this journey ;). The fact remains... we don't grow peyote 'round these parts.

(I hope there are no Beetlejuice sand-worms here)

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Jun. 2nd, 2017 11:53 am
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I finished Heartsick by Cain. I loved it. I am already on to the second one, called Sweetheart.

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May. 26th, 2017 03:04 pm
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I am reading the first in a "series" called "Heartsick" by Cain. It's about a female serial killer, and her last victim which is the homicide detective that was investigating her. After he was tortured and survived, he eventually gets back to work and there's another string of murders he begins to investigate along with a reporter that is shadowing him, with his permission. I don't usually go for these stories but when I do I always enjoy them, so maybe that should tell me something. Anyway, the original seriel killer chick is still involved but I haven't gotten into the meat of that yet. If all goes well, I'd like to read the rest in what is being called the "Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell" series. Those are the names of the main detective dude and the female serial killer chica. There appear to be five more.

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A musical artist from very close to where I live had a shitty concert ending when a suicide bomber hit the venue and killed over 20 people; many of them children, and many still missing. No news of any affiliation with terrorist organizations at this time, or motive, but the fact remains that it happened and pretty much renders any "reasoning" behind it null and void.

I rewatched part 1 of the new Twin Peaks and it is definitely worth repeating this episodes after going through once. It gives perspective and makes this a little less bonkers (if that is possible of a Lynch film). I plan on watching the rest of the episodes as time permits.

I have been reading books less than 100 pages to help keep up with my challenge on Goodreads. Do you think that is cheating? I mean they are books. Those among them are:

That about covers it; two of these are still in process. Not sure what to move onto next. What are you reading?
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I recently picked up The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I've never embarked on an over 600 page fantasy novel but I am really enjoying this. It's easy to follow and the characters don't have a bunch of confusing names that make it hard to keep track of who's who (for me anyway). I find myself reading and reading and not wanting to take a break :)

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I'm sick for the second time this year, which is unusual, but the germs just become germier until one day we cannot stand.

At least there is a NEW Twin Peaks teaser showing some of our favs 25yrs later. I'm pretty stoked about the whole thing, but unless I go to my mom's to watch I won't be able to see it until the next day.

I'm reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. It's simple to read, and entertaining. It's also not long as hell, which I appreciate. If you love Norse mythology, definitely read it.
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I am reading "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", after having only read the children's classics version as a kid. It's a short one, and (Fun Fact!) Robert Stevenson wrote it in ten weeks time high on cocaine.

I am behind 2 books in my Goodreads reading challenge and I'm trying to "cheat" by breezing through some short novels. They are still books, are they not? I am looking for book recommendations that do not exceed 150-200 pages. IOW, novella recommendations :)
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It's crazy to be out and about when I'm usually unconscious and probably snoring. The blackness of the sky at 4:30am and the empty streets is kind of peaceful. The energy that everyone gives off during the busy day is so overwhelming in comparison. It's almost like existing before the rest of the world is born.

I started reading A Wrinkle in Time a few nights ago. I had the book on my shelf as a kid for years and never read it through. I must say, some visuals and vibes I'm getting from the story are genuinely creeping me out. There's a scene in which children from a neighborhood in some other place/time are all playing in unison. Balls are hitting the pavement when jumping ropes do, all feet hitting the ground at once, everything in tandem. Then mothers all simultaneously open their look-a-like houses and call for the kids and they all run up in unison. Also when anything describes a scenario where people are just propped and not moving like mannequins, I think of a few scenes from Insidious:

This doesn't really seem scary at first, but what the fuck is going on? It's funny what gets to me sometimes.
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The fact that this boy made it through his childhood trauma is a genuine miracle. While "multiple personalities" is still doubted today, this book takes you through a harrowing tale of a boy who acts out in a violent way. He loses time and forgets people and things. In this book, his adoptive mother takes you with her on the journey from adoption, to hospitalizations, to horrible flashbacks and blackouts and then comes full circle with therapy, integration, and recovery.

Spoilers... )
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Talk about a dysfunctional family built upon a grave filled with lies and secrets! In trying to hide trauma, a family decides to take measures that only make matters worse. Poor, sweet Audrina. What's most horrifying is that the subject matter in these books are occurring in families all around the world.

Spoilers... )


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