Another year is coming to an end. Where does the time go? Seems the older I get the faster the time goes and there is no surer sign than that of me getting into the E-Reader game.
I finally broke down and bought a Kindle this year and no the world didn’t end. In fact I am very happy I did. I will first and foremost always love the feel of a real book; the fragrance, the crisp clean pages being turned and the weight of it gently held in my hands.
The Kindle has allowed me to read the back catalogs of many authors I love that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able afford to do. Plus, a lot of publishers and authors are sending me Kindle books for review, which is a lot better than PDF’s. As I had to print the PDF books out. So all in all, I believe the two mediums can co-exist in my life.
Now, I would like to thank all the publishers and authors that sent and continue to send me review copies. It is greatly appreciated as I seem to have a never ending supply of books to read.
I would also like to thank my readers who continue to follow my reviews, as well as follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
Without all of you this would not be worth it. I do what I can to give back to the genre that has kept me entertained for many a year, kept me sane, got me through some very tough times and continues to be my entertainment medium of choice. BOOKS RULE!!!!
I do have to say that 2011 was a banner year for horror fiction in my opinion. I read some simply amazing books this year. What follows is a list of every book I read during 2011. I read 64 books of varying lengths along with various magazines, newspapers, on-line articles etc. As you can tell reading is a big part of my life and who I am.
I probably started another 20-30 books or so,¬†¬†but for some reason or another I didn’t like them. There are various reasons for this; I just didn’t like the story, poor spelling, grammar and punctuation, not my type of book etc. I will not read a book I don’t like just for the sake of doing a review on it. I have a huge TBR pile and don’t want to waste time on something I am not enjoying. I am not saying that they were all bad books I just didn’t like them and as we all know we can’t like everything.
I will also be publishing my Top Books of 2011 List in the next week or so, once I finalize my selections.
Garden’s Of Night – Greg F. Gifune
Lord Of The Mountain – William Ollie
Valley Of The Scarecrow – Gord Rollo
A Matrix Of Angels – Christopher Conlon
Regret – Gabrielle Faust
What The Night Knows – Dean Koontz
As I Embrace My Jagged Edges – Lee Thompson
The Bone Tree – Christopher Fulbright
Alice On The Shelf – Bill Gauthier
The Disappeared – David B. Silva
Willy – Robert Dunbar
The Pumpkin Man – John Everson
Fifteen Minutes – William Ollie
Dreams The Ragman – Greg F. Gifune
Vampire Hunters 2 – Scott M. Baker
It Drinks Blood – J.F. Gonzalez
The Gaki & Other Hungry Spirits- Stephen Mark Rainey
Bloodrush – Bryan Smith
Frankenstein- Dead City¬†- Dean Koontz
Arena Of The Wolf – Jim Gavin
Midnights Angels – Tony Richards
Hunting The Moon Tribe – Darvid Arganoff
Heart Of Glass – David Winnick
Ursa Major – John R. Little
A View From The Lake – Greg F. Gifune
The Blackest Heart – Vince Churchill
The Five – Robert McCammon
Predatory Instinct – Michel McBride
Descent – Sandy Deluca
The Red Empier – Joe McKinney
The Kult by Shaun Jeffrey
Halloween Spirits – Edited by Lisa Morton (Anthology)
Little Boy Lost – TM Wright
Voyeurs of Death – Shaun Jeffrey
Kingdom Of Shadows – Greg F. Gifune
Martyrs & Monsters – Robert Dunbar
Valley Of The Dragons – K.H. Koehler
Iron Butterflies Rust – Lee Thompson
Beautiful Hell – Jeffrey Thomas
Planet Of The Dinosaurs – K.H. Koehler
Sea Of Serpents – K.H. Koheler
Into Hell – William Ollie
Midnight Solitaire – Greg F. Gifune
Dead Of Winter – Brian Moreland
Take The Long Way Home – Brian Keene
The Creeping Kelp – William Meikle
Kayla & The Devil – Brian Smith
Blood Harvest – James A. Moore
Fangboy – Jeff Strand
The Night Eternal – Hogan¬† – Del Toro
Subject Seven – James A. Moore
Verland; The Transformation – B.E. Scully
Catching Hell – Greg F. Gifune
Vampire Hunters 3 – Scott M. Baker
11/22/63 – Stephen King
Borealis – Ronald Malfi
Waiting Out Winter – Kelli Owen
Heretics – Greg F. Gifune
When The Leaves Fall – Paul Melniczek
Apartment 7 – Greg F. Gifune
Darkness Falls – Allan Leverone
In Poes Shadow – Anthology
Blindspot – Michael McBride
Where Darkness Dwells – Glen Krisch