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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

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson Not perfect but one of the best [crime thrillers] I've read in the last, oh, 10+ years. The story hooked me from the get-go and Lisbeth, well, she's Lisbeth :) I found myself stopping, flipping back in the pages to see if I could find a hidden clue, and constantly trying to solve the mystery. Lots of fun.Note: There are some pretty graphic scenes of violence/rape but those didn't feel over the top or overdone.P.S. I cannot wait to continue with the next in the trilogy. As soon as they release Hornet's Nest in Trade Paperback (Mr. Publisher, come on already!) I'm going to continue Played with Fire - I had to stop after the first chapter because I knew I couldn't stand the cliffhanger ending people have mentioned. I have zero patience when it comes to waiting for the next or last book in series LOL.