We are finally here at the penultimate recap post from our first Instagram challenge! This week we are sharing highlights from your “dark” posts and it was such an awesome week! If you missed last week’s “underrated” post then you can go check it out here!
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“Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. “ -Groucho Marx . . #ladiesofhorrorfiction-Dark: This is a short story collection I haven’t read yet, but looked good so I picked up the second book as well . . I was tagged by @dreaming_of_eutony for #spellthedayinbooks. I tagged a few people for the same! ➡️ T:The Troop H:Heart shaped box U:Ushers passing S:Salem’s lot D:Duma Key A:A Torch Against The night Y:You . . #womenofdarkness #kathrynptacek #horrorbooks #horrorstories #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookishcanadians
We are going to kick it off this week with this post from grumplstiltskin where we get to see this vintage looking cover of Women of Darkness by Kathryn Ptacek.
“Twenty original stories from the best of today’s women horror and dark fantasy writers cover every topic of terror. From voodoo and Navajo magic to cannibal cats and scary babies, these tales are perfect for Halloween.
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. 🍹 August 30th 🍹 #ladiesofhorrorfiction Darkness ___________________ «Beloved» by Toni Morrison Wait what? Morrison's novel a horror novel? But she won the Nobel Prize.. So effing what?? . I hate it when people categorise with pomposity books into literary and genre fiction. They're both literary, both literature. Some can literate you even further, some are just litter. I equally love both Stephen King's «The Green Mile» and Orhan Pamuk's «My Name is Red» I equally detest «Twilight» and «Stoner» . Rant over. So isn't a book that begins with a house haunted by the spiteful spirit of a slaughtered infant that afterwards is born from the river, and gets impregnated, unsettling and scary? Isn't the experiences of slavery horror? Aren't all these entwined in the darkness of human history? . This is a complex novel that confused me years ago. I need to refresh my mind now that I'm more experienced. Have you read it? ___________________ #readersareleaders #bookishfeatures #tonimorrisonbeloved #tonimorrison #bookphotography #bookstagrammer #unitedbookstagram #bookaholic #bookaddict #booklove #bookish #vintagebooks #mybookfeatures #bookcover #instaliterature #vivlio #instavivlio #whatshouldireadnext #openbook #bibliophile #instabook #instabooks #classicliterature #africanamericanliterature #bookblogger #booksarelife #mybookishfeatures #bookworm #βιβλιοσκωληκες
risky_oak.s_book_den was ready to remind us of Beloved by Toni Morrison and just how amazing it is.
“Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.
Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Belovedis a towering achievement by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison.”
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This is my last day joining in #LadiesofHorrorFiction – the prompt is Dark. I haven't read The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan yet. The first book – The Forest of Hands and Teeth broke me. Like…went through a box of Kleenex ugly crying – broke me. This was my first time joining an instagram challenge and it was so much fun digging through books I forgot I had. Thanks to @barksbooks @bookdenjen @bookhappy @findingmontauk1 @scifiandscary @toni_the_reader @tracy_reads79 for hosting! #bookstagram #horror #igbooks #bookphotography
There is something totally dark and eerie about the cover of The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan that teamsheltie chose for the “dark” prompt. Her empty, blank face… just staring…
“There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister’s face before Annah left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the Horde as they swarmed the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters.
Annah’s world stopped that day, and she’s been waiting for Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn’t feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she meets Catcher, and everything feels alive again.
But Catcher has his own secrets. Dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah has longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it’s up to Annah: can she continue to live in a world covered in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return’s destruction?”
Last up for our “dark” recap is from tamsparks and we are shown Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Waters. I can confirm I am a lover of beautiful and dark horror, so I know this book is a must-read!
“In this haunting and hypnotizing novel, a young woman loses everything—half of her body, her fiancé, and possibly her unborn child—to a terrible apartment fire. While recovering from the trauma, she discovers a photo album inhabited by a predatory ghost who promises to make her whole again, all while slowly consuming her from the inside out.”
Make sure and check us out next week when we share highlights from the FINAL prompt of our first Instagram photo challenge! It’s been quite a journey but we will end our recap tour with “The Past.” Can’t wait!