WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Library Edition #4

The World House_Guy Adams

"They had threatened to break his legs if he didn't find them the money owed. It wasn't an inventive threat but the best ones never are. What's the point of intimidation if it's not easily imagined? You want the recipient to get their head around the concepts on offer, to feel the sensation of bones splintering inside their legs like shattered lead in a dropped pencil. With a great threat the pain starts the minute you finish talking."

And that's one of my favorite book openers of all time. Plain and simple.

And that's why THE WORLD HOUSE by Guy Adams has had a place in all of my bookshelves since it released around 2010!

Plus its description is 100 percent intriguing for fantasy and scifi lovers!

Guy Adams

🏠 THE WORLD HOUSE by Guy Adams

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Library Edition #3

Christopher Walken

I've been known to INSTA-buy books based on covers/content. Christopher Walken A to Z: The Man, the Movies, the Legend by Robert Schnakenberg was no different. Not only do I love Christopher Walken (we have a signed cowbell from Will Ferrell that we bought through a charity drive because WE NEED MORE COWBELL, obviously) but this book is just gorgeous in its own right. The gold only highlights the sassiness that is Walken. 

Pure beauty.

Originally bought for a centerpiece to decorate wedding number three, this good-looking sonuvabitch sits on one of the top shelves...And occasionally leans out to judge you.



No amount of Instgram-y pictures could do the gold justice but THAT SASS! #100Percent


WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Library Edition #2

Have you ever just looked at the condition of someone else's book and thought, my God they are horrible people?! Well I'm sure you're about to think that about me but LET ME PREFACE THIS POST WITH SOME FACTS!

My father bought Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King in 1983.

It survived college, moving, baby me, tornadoes and hurricanes, moving again, toddler me, moving a few more times, a divorce, kid me, a marriage, teen me, and then being stolen by adult me...Where it was put through college again, more moves, a marriage, weather insanity, bursting pipes, and three curious cats.

Basically this is one of my life books that I intend to keep until one of my future children take it, try to protect it, and eventually have their no-good, book-stealing child start the cycle up again.

So before you do what I do when I see such a worn, torn book, know that its missing cover is the result of a well-loved but rough journey! At the end of the day the lack of cover is a badge honor! This book is a survivor! 

Cycle of the Werewolf

Now that I have that rambling preface out of the way...

I have kept it no secret that I love Stephen King and his writing. I've likened his prose to magic and, at times when I get stuck with my own writing, I often turn to one of his books for a jolt of inspiration. Admittedly, I have no idea where this love for his work started. Whether it was from the books or movie adaptations, I have no clue.

My mom was a reader, my dad barely was, and I vaguely remember my uncle praising the Dark Tower series. Growing up there was talk of Misery and The Stand. Then of course IT. Carrie was somewhere in there too and the ending to The Langoliers movie really messed me up. For the life me, I can't remember a single point that transformed me into an avid fan. But I do remember this book and the fact that I've never run across it outside of my father's home or mine which makes it feel even more special.

I've not searched the web for it but if you're a Stephen King fan you might want to pull up that ole Google! Definitely a book worth donning your bookshelf...Though maybe try really hard to NOT lose the cover!

Cycle of the Werewolf back

🐺CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF by Stephen King and illustrated by Bernie Wrightson

For a picture of the back that isn't all Instagram-y and surrounded by cat hair...


Do you have a well-loved but worn book in your personal library or a favorite Stephen King that you just love?


WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Library Edition #1

When I transitioned from social media manager and freelance blogger to full-time writer, I was adamant about blogging frequently and with enthusiasm. Three posts a week! Heck, four posts a week! Definitely nothing below two, for sure!


I underestimated the time it takes to write several books a year + dealing with the technical side of editing, design, and marketing said books. Not to mention that one time our first floor flooded because a pipe deciding it didn't want to be a pipe any more. BUT, don't count me down and out yet!

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Library Edition is going to be my blog's savior! Each week I'll spotlight one of the many books I have in my personal library in an attempt to give you a little taste of MY tastes but also my way of trying to pressure you into getting the same books. #ItsFine

Since this is the first one, though, I decided to include four books I recently purchased and then a trio of some of my favorite blue books! #SorryNotSorry


🔦  The Official Nancy Drew Handbook: Skills, Tips, and Life Lessons from Everyone's Favorite Girl Detective by Penny Warner
💀 To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld Saga, Book 1) by Philip José Farmer
🦈 Jaws by Peter Benchley

My favorite color is blue and these beauties are prominently displayed in my bookcase sporting some beautiful shades. I purchased Nancy Drew and Jaws when I was, oddly enough, shopping for my wedding! I had piles of books as my centerpieces and those two made the cut. While I should have already finished reading both, I haven't. 

Why not, you filthy animal?!

Because I buy books like they're going out of style and just haven't looped back around to them! Until I do, they sure are wonderful additions to my ever-growing To-Read list!

Now, as for To Your Scattered Bodies Go? Oh man. I could write a book about how much I love this book. Originally I had no idea it existed but then Sci-Fi (Syfy now but I don't like that spelling so I REFRAIN FROM USING IT) had a miniseries called Riverworld and I watched it and thought the idea was amazing. A few years later and I asked one of my creative writing professors if he'd seen it...And he showed me this book! Years later and I still have it...IT'S FINE AGAIN!

And as for my recently purchased...

Currently reading 1

The Hike by Drew Magary
The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird: A Picture Book by Kim Smith
Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall
IT by Stephen King

What are some of YOUR favorites/recently purchased? 


Posted on September 5, 2017 .