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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, Herman Melville, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 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

Ghost Story (The Dresden Files #13) by Jim Butcher

Ghost Story - Jim Butcher

Rating: 3 of 5


Ghost Story was okay. The pace and plot were slow-going, and the last three chapters ... awfully convenient. The book probably could've been about 150 pages shorter and still accomplished its goal. I definitely could've done without all the time spent on memories as well as Molly's Star Trek world. Perhaps I just need to take a break from Harry Dresden for a couple years in order to renew my appreciation for his charm and chaos. Too much of a good thing and all that. So, overall, not my fave novel of the Dresden Files, but I'll still pick up the next one.