Saturday, October 18, 2014

From the Shelf to the Page: This Week in the Ruins

Here we are, halfway through October,and well into our Halloweird Creepfest. A lot of activity haunting the ruins this week, including:


Stacking The Shelves and Mailbox Monday are a pair of weekly memes that are about sharing the books that came your way over the past week, and which you've added to your shelves - whether they be physical or virtual, borrowed or bought, or for pleasure or review.

The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley is a title I was originally offered back in August, but which just landed in my inbox this week. Described as a book that shakes up the New Weird, in which the beautiful and the terrible exist side by side, it encompasses post-apocalyptic science fiction and horror.

The After House by Michael Phillip Cash is a new release that, if I can, I will do my best to work into this month's reading schedule. Michael has been kind enough to gift me with most of his new releases, and the idea of a haunted 300 year old cottage with a secret occupant lurking about definitely caught my eye (as you can expect).


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is another weekly meme, this time focused on what books are spending the most time in your hands and in your head, as opposed to what's been added to your shelf:

• The Deep by Nick Cutter
The 'Gets is one of the most intriguing (and terrifying) plagues ever unleashed on humanity, and that's just treading the surface of this underwater ocean horror.

• Not Quite the Classics by Colin Mochrie
Whose Story is it Anyway? Sometimes you just need to laugh, and for that reason Canada's own funnyman recreates classic stories in 'Whose Line' fashion.

• Figures of Fear: An Anthology by Graham Masterton
Halfway through this stunning collection, my only question is how the hell have I not read more Masterton before? So far, 'Underbed' is my personal favorite.

What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. The After House sounds really good, and that's one amazing cover. I'm also looking forward to your thoughts on The Deep!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. The Deep is very different from The Troop so far, but that's okay with me - relieved to see some real variety in his writing.

  2. THE AFTER HOUSE has a stunning cover

  3. Replies
    1. It's so much fun, Alex. A few stories fall a little flat, but most of them have had me laughing out loud.

  4. I've got The Deep on my pile to be read this week! I'm looking forward to reading it and seeing what you think of it, too!

    Happy reading!
    Kristen @OCA

    1. I'll probably wrap up The Deep this week - it's really quite good so far, but kind of cold. I haven't found a character to really latch onto.

  5. I haven't heard of those books, but they look like great reads! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  6. The After House has a really spooky cover! Great haul!
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  7. Books Books, I love books and I hope you enjoy your new books!

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  8. Looking at your books I feel how my TBR pile is growing. Not that I'm complaining but... when I'm gonna read them all I dunno. Happy reading! :)

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  9. Some interesting choices on your TBR list!!!


  10. The after house sounds awesome, I love the cover! happy reading

    Here is my Monday

  11. Nice looking assortment of books. I hope you are enjoying them all. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  12. I love the cover of The Deep - you have a great list of books. My book list is not so serious however! A bit more 'fluffy'!!

    I am reading The Christmas Surprise by Jenny Colgan this week! I loved your review on Sexbot :D

  13. I need to read Not Quite the Classics!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings