Sunday, October 31, 2021

Sunday Post #277: Happy Halloween!


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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2021


This was a pretty good reading month. I read 8 books and 5 short stories, for a total of 2722 pages. This is my 3rd best reading month this year. And I am happy to say that I enjoyed most of the books I read!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Review: The Babysitter IV (The Babysitter #4) by R.L. Stine

Title: The Babysitter IV

Series: The Babysitter #4

Previous books in this series: The Babysitter | The Babysitter II | The Babysitter III

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: June 1995

Published by: Scholastic

Source: Purchased paperback

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Synopsis: Don't live in the past, they say. And Jenny's trying to forget all of the horrible babysitting experiences that landed her in the hospital last year. Now Jenny lives in a new neighborhood, and the neighbor has asked her to babysit. If only she could say no. Because someone is watching Jenny—someone who hates babysitters.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Jenny is back... And she’s babysitting again 😬 She wasn’t going to, but she was almost forced into it by her new neighbor. The poor girl.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sunday Post #276: Back to Purple Hair


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Friday, October 8, 2021

Review: The Babysitter III (The Babysitter #3) by R.L. Stine

Title: The Babysitter III

Series: The Babysitter #3

Previous books in this series: The Babysitter | The Babysitter II

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: June 1993

Published by: Scholastic

Source: Purchased paperback

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Synopsis: Jenny just wants to forget the man who murdered all the baby-sitters. The man who almost murdered her.

He's dead now.

And Jenny's gone to visit her cousin Debra.

But Debra has a baby-sitting job. And now she's getting those phone calls, too. Just like the ones Jenny used to get:

Hi, Babes. I'm back.

Company's coming...

My rating: ★★★★☆

This book was insane and I kinda loved it. Lol. This time around, though, Jenny is NOT babysitting. Understandable after what happened in the last two books. Instead, this summer, Jenny is visiting her cousin Debra and staying with her for a while. But Debra DOES have a babysitting job, and now SHE'S the one getting the creepy phone calls. Dun, dun, DUN.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Review: The Babysitter II (The Babysitter #2) by R.L. Stine

Title: The Babysitter II

Series: The Babysitter #2

Previous book in this series: The Babysitter

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: July 1991

Published by: Scholastic

Source: Purchased paperback

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Synopsis: Jenny's last baby-sitting job nearly killed her. But she's a survivor and she's over it. She's even got a new baby-sitting job. Then the phone rings. When she answers, she hears a familiar voice--a voice from the grave.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Our poor babysitter Jenny is still traumatized after what happened on her last babysitting job. Basically, the kid’s dad, Mr. Hagen, tried to kill her, so that’s fun. Jenny thinks that if she faces her fear, it will help her get over it. And honestly, good for her! Unfortunately, things don’t go well. Unlike her last charge, the kid in this book is the worst! He is a spoiled brat, and his parents don’t discipline him at all, which really sucks for Jenny. And on top of that, she starts getting those creepy calls again. Is Mr. Hagen back? No, probably not.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Review: The Stepsister 2 (Fear Street #33) by R.L. Stine

Title: The Stepsister 2

Series: The Stepsister #2 | Fear Street #33

Previous book in this series: The Stepsister

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: November 1995

Published by: Archway Paperback

Source: Purchased paperback

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Synopsis: The doctor says Nancy is cured...

She's over the murderous rage that made her try to kill her sister Emily last year. Now she's home for good...

Or evil. Emily wants to forgive and forget, but the nightmare has started all over again. Someone wants to hurt her. Is it Nancy? Or is there someone else who wants Emily dead?

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Nancy’s back bitches.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Review: The Stepsister (Fear Street #9) by R.L. Stine

Title: The Stepsister

Series: Fear Street #9

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: November 1990

Published by: Archway Paperback

Source: Purchased paperback

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Synopsis: Emily wants to like her stepsister, but it hasn't been easy. As soon as Jessie moves in, she takes over Emily's room, starts wearing Emily's clothes, makes secret late-night calls on Emily's phone - and that's just the beginning!

Before long, Emily is living in total fear of her stepsister. Emily tries complaining to her parents. But Jessie is such a good liar, no one will believe Emily!

Emily's terror mounts when she picks up Jessie's diary and learns a horrifying secret from Jessie's past. Did Jessie really murder someone? Does she plan to murder again? Emily knows she must find out the rest of her stepsister's dark secret. Her own life depends on it!

My rating: ★★★☆☆

This book was okay—I wasn’t totally impressed by it. Emily kept blaming Jessie for every little thing and it got old fast. She was so quick to place blame without evidence... What if it wasn’t even her doing all these things? To be fair Jessie’s personality switched so fast it gave me whiplash. Once she and Emily were alone upstairs, she was kinda bitchy and mean. So yeah, I get why Emily would blame her for all the terrible things.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sunday Post #275: So Much Painting


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