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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

Digging into WordPress

Digging Into WordPress - Chris Coyier, Jeff Starr Digging into WordPress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Star is my first "real" book on WordPress. Until now I'd learned what I needed with a mixture of the Codex, online how-to articles, critical thinking, and intuition. But I figured it best to study up, dig in if you will.The book's format is near perfect: spiral-bound, color-coded, and listed in a logical "quick reference" style. I did notice, from about chapter seven on, there were typos and missing words (oopsy!) Its impressive 420 pages are crammed full of descriptions, explanations, tips, tricks, demos, and code snippets...finish reading this review.