Halloween Creatures 2.0 Tag

Bijou Media-3I was tagged by the wonderful Sara to do this spooky themed tagged. I’m super pumped for it, so here we go!


Rules
  • Answer all prompts.
  • Answer honestly.
  • Tag 1-13 people.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
  • Have fun!

Witch | A Magical Character or Book

KOA

In anticipation of my most anticipated release of the year, I’m going to have to go with Aelin from the Throne of Glass series. (What will I do once this series is over *cries*).

Werewolf | The Perfect Book to Read at Night

The TroopWhile this book didn’t particularly spook me too much (that’s hard to do, mind you), I have a feeling that reading it on a cold, winter night, surrounded in blankets with a candle and some hot coco would just about hit the spot for me.

Frankenstein | A Book that Truly Shocked You

Godsgrave

Can I truly say Godsgrave *shocked* me if I predicted what was going to happen (Sara is my witness)? But, I think I was mostly shocked I was right. I have a video of me finishing the book somewhere and screaming, because I had been reading it all day and it was, like, midnight when I finished it and…yeah.

The Devil | A Dark, Evil Character

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Goodness, I loved to hate Levana…

Grim Reaper | A Character that Should Never Have Died

I’m going to skip this one to prevent possible spoilers, but I think we all have a character death we wish we could change.

Zombie | A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More

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I honestly wasn’t expecting to like Starry Eyes as much as I did, but I read the majority of this while chaperoning an overnight camp for 4-H, and when it was done, I was sooooo sad. It got me out of a reading slump, for sure.

Gargoyle | A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost

Name of the Wind

IF YOU GO NEAR MY KVOTHE WE’RE THROUGH

Vampire | A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You

HTSAFAW

How to Set a Fire and Why not only bored the hell out of me, but also made me want to vomit for them trying to compare it to The Cather in the Rye.

Ghost | A Book that Still Haunts You

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This book is just a giant pile of “meh”.

Demon | A Book that Really Scared You

HUTU

What scared me was thinking about how Holding Up the Universe got past the drafting phase…

Skeleton | A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With

I, again, cannot think of a single answer for this as I have many many and my mind does not want to pick out a single one.

Mummy | A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time

The Catcher in the Rye cover

I’m going to have to steal Sara’s answer here, but I am very adamant that every youth should read this before they’re 25.

Creepy Doll | A Cover too Scary to Look At

TO

I haven’t read this one, but when they released the cover for this, it spooked me.

The Monster Mash | It’s Fun to Be with Friends on Halloween!
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THE DEMONOLOGIST by Gerald Brittle (Review)

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303 Pages

If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. This New York Times Best Seller reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can’t put down. For over five decades Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America’s foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With thousands of investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Chapters include Annabelle and The Enfield Poltergeist.


I was really looking forward to reading this one (is this the line that I start off all of my bad reviews with?). I am a huge fan of the whole “Conjuring” horror movie franchise, and I was reading an article somewhere about the movies when this book was mentioned. I almost bought it, but ended up using my resources and checking it out through my University library, and I’m glad I did.

There are multiple things that went wrong with this one.

1.) Typos

So, I beleive the first edition of this was published in 1980(ish), and was republished with the Conjuring movies, so typos that lo0k lik7e thi8, are unacceptable.

2.) Punctuation

They use an exclamation point after every “spooky” thing, making it almost laughable. I’ll write a faux example: When she turned around, the chair was levitating!

When I read that, I picture someone wiggling their fingers going “Ooooo spoooooky ooooo”, and it just makes it, like I said before, laughable.

3.) Repetitive

This “nonfiction” book was SO REPETITIVE. The same thing could have been accomplished in a 50 page article.

4.) Unbelievable?

spookSo I feel the point of a book like this is to try and convince its audience that what they’re reading actually happened. But, it’s a little difficult when the only source are the Warrens and a couple of grainy photos of spilled over glasses. With the things that they claimed happened, there should have been more than hear-say. From an academic standpoint, for all I know, the author could have never even met Ed and Lorraine Warren.

In the end, it wasn’t awful, but I feel this book does an absolutely terrible job at trying to convince its audience that any of these occurrences actually happened, and I am terribly disappointed.

Rating:

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What do you think about the Warrens? Are you ready for the spooky season? Talk to me in the comments!