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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

Never Let Me Go (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Vintage International)

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro The book wasn't even on my radar until I watched the movie (I'm a big fan of Andrew Garfield). When the movie ended, with tears streaming and a big smile on my face, I wanted more. So I hopped online and discovered there was a book, yay! And I grabbed it up (hardcover) the next time I went to the library. I like the book more but I think only because I saw the movie first. It's rare for me to say that, usually I like to read books first and then the movies based on them. Not the case here. At any rate, I will be reading Ishiguro's other work as well.I've also told everyone I know they MUST read this book.