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Leah's Bookshelf

Likes: Horror, macabre, fairy tales, ghosts, hauntings, serial killers, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, time travel, orphans, clones, thrillers, classics, gothic


I like to read anything that tells a good story, duh ;) Genre doesn't really matter much but I tend to read dark fiction and fantasy the most. I skip chick lit and romance novels with a few exceptions for the extraordinary.


My ratings system:

5 stars - ADORED; plan to read over and over and over.

4 stars - ENJOYED; will likely read once or twice more.

3 stars - LIKED; may or may not read again ... someday.

2 stars - MEH; no plans to read again.

1 stars - I didn't enjoy the story and was lucky to finish.

0 stars - I couldn't or wouldn't finish for reasons that may or may not be listed in the review box.

Currently reading

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herman Melville, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Willa Carter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Nath
Progress: 225/768 pages

Little Red Hen: A Faith Tale (Little Castle Book)

Little Red Hen: A Faith Tale - Beverly Capps Burgess Rating: 4 of 5 starsThe rating is based on my memory of how much I enjoyed reading Little Red Hen: A Faith Tale as a kid. It was my first experience with the Red Hen and her story. This version of Little Red Hen is faith-based so it features scripture and religious morals (I was raised in a Christian household), but it has terrific illustrations, and I enjoyed having it read to me and later reading it myself.I saved all of my Charles Capps Ministries, Inc. faith-based folk tales until around age 23, then I gave them away. Now I kinda wish I had kept them, if for no other reason than nostalgia. Here's a link to an online bookstore where you can buy each one (scroll down to Related Items for the others in the series) and here's another link to buy the lot of em on Capps' site.