Thursday, November 27, 2014

Start to the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody that celebrates. :)

My family plans to get our dinner from Hy-Vee so there’ll be a lot less work than usual. Than later that day we’re off to the crazy shopping gauntlet that Walmart will be.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review - Horrorstör

* Read via NetGalley for review

3 gnomes and a gnome hat out of 5 gnomes

Horrorstör is one creepy little book. I didn’t get the full effect of the looking like a catalog aspect of it because I read it on my phone. The parts that I could see of the formatting though were definitely good.

I’ve never been to an Ikea so I just kind of pictured Orsk like a giant Nebraska Furniture Mart. I have worked in retail before at Bath and Body Works (blargh) so I know how that feels at least and can relate to the characters.

Amy doesn’t exactly love her job to begin with and thinks she’s about to be fired. No though she’s asked to be at the store overnight to investigate what’s been going on.
This is of course when things get interesting.

This is definitely a scary story and one that's quick to read. You'll want to keep reading just to find out what exactly is going on.

There are some pretty great twists and turns in the story along with a little gory goodness. I really liked the ending and how Amy changed so much in the story.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sentence Sneak Peek - Horrorstör

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

The first sentence from each chapter of Horrorstör, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)
* Received from NetGalley for review

“It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming toward the massive beige box at the far end.”

“Amy crossed the café and passed through the doors leading to the back of house.”

“During the day, Orsk was a building like any other, a sensible container built with modern materials to house furniture and people.”

“Amy cut through the café toward the top of the escalator.”

“Okay,” said Matt, loading a backpack with EMF readers.”

“Basil was furious when Amy and Ruth Anne returned to the break room.”

“They found Basil and the others in Bedrooms, hiding behind a Drazel chest of drawers.”

“After they convinced Ruth Anne that what they were doing was not “satanic” in any way, shape, or form, the next big objection came from Amy.”

“Amy heard a distant click and her vision went black.”

“Amy tried scrambling away but the hands found her and they were all over her, hundreds of hands, dragging her from her hiding place, pulling her across the floor, smashing her into walls and furniture.”


“Amy made herself as small as possible.”

“Amy didn’t stop running until she’d reached the center of the vast, orange-lit parking lot.”

“Somehow the corridor had narrowed since her last visit, and the smell of rancid rot filled Amy’s head.”

“Amy’s first instinct was to switch off her light, tuck her head under her arms like a little girl, and make them go away.”

“Finally the hammering stopped, leaving only a great silence.”

“The great gout of water slammed Amy to the sidewalk and then sent her spinning helplessly across the concrete, over the curb, and onto the rough asphalt of the parking lot.”

“Orsk did come up with an answer it could live with: a massive water main break, coupled with a complete malfunction of the sprinkler system.”

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Awesomeness of the Week - Pokemon Omega Ruby

Pokemon is just so much fun and it’s probably one of the reasons why I like collecting things so much. I’m loving this new game especially the sneaking around part that lets you get pokemon with rare moves.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Hunger Games Movie Marathon

Had a ton of fun at The Hunger Games Movie Marathon with my sister.

Got a cool lanyard, $5 gift card, and a cool Mockingjay keychain.

 The giant popcorn and drink came in very handy because you get free refills.

We couldn’t resist the good deal on ice cream either. :)

Mockingjay was such a great movie, I really can’t wait to see the second part. This movie I think is one of those that’s definitely better than the book. The second half of the movie is going to be brutal though because none of the huge deaths happened yet. It even stopped just about where we guessed it would.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday - Top Ten Clues You're Clueless

"Waiting On"  Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on...  

Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas

* Book will be released December 09, 2014

Check out the description from Goodreads:

"Top Five Things That Are Ruining Chloe’s Day
5) Working the 6:30 a.m. shift at GoodFoods Market
4) Crashing a cart into a customer’s car right in front of her snarky coworker Sammi
3) Trying to rock the “drowned rat” look after being caught in a snowstorm
2) Making zero progress with her crush, Tyson (see #3)
1) Being accused—along with her fellow teenage employees—of stealing upwards of $10,000
Chloe would rather be anywhere than locked in work jail (aka the break room) with five of her coworkers . . . even if one of them is Tyson. But if they can band together to clear their names, what looks like a total disaster might just make Chloe’s list of Top Ten Best Moments."

This looks like a fun contemporary with a touch of mystery. Along with the grocery setting and being stuck in one room it should be interesting.