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Kim's Best Books of 2011

Updated on July 3, 2017
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Kim has many hubs on entertainment especially on movies, and actors she wrote for Squidoo and now has her own blog

Book Worms

That picture.. is what my to read shelf looks like!

I've been trying to read 3-5 books before I read one. Trying to knock a book out a week! So hopefully that will work for a lens like this once 2012 is over!

Some only read books on the best seller's list,(those I find usually a disappointment, being overhyped) others just read a certain Genre.. I read mostly Horror & vampire stuff or romance but only 'Paranormal Romance' but I pretty much will read anything that sounds interesting (the flap jacket or back cover telling me what the plot is if the book only has mini reviews.. I HATE that. I also read any age as well. (like I said if it piques my interest I have to read it, besides sometimes on amazon they are not noted or other than 'young adult section' not noted in t he store)

I hope that these books listed here will pique your interest as to what I've read this year & that maybe you will purchase them as well.

My Top 10

I've read 23 books this year, acording to the list, 24 if you want to count the next one I'll probably be starting either the 24th or 25th (yes in December) SO this is the best I can do! My fave of the whole year besides my favorite series by Yasmine Galenorn was zak Bagans Dark World.

It was on Amazon's Top sellers list (I'd like to say hitting number one but I'm not 100% sure on that. but I know it was in the top 10 or top 5 for awhile.)

  1. Dark World ~ Zak Bagans
  2. The Halloween Tree Ray Bradbury
  3. Courting Darkness - Yasmine Galenorn
  4. Vampire Diaries: Midnight L.J. Smith
  5. Douglas' Adams' Starship Titanic Terry Jones
  6. The Norse Myths Kevin Crossley Holland
  7. Nights Kiss Amanda Ashley
  8. House of Night: Destiny Cast (the best of the series I think so far)
  9. Be still my vampire heart Evellyn sparks
  10. The woman Warrior Maxine King (until I lost it 40-50 pages from being finished :-(

Ghastly Spotlight Review

I surprisingly came across this book, I think the friday the 2011 season started, I think sometime in October as I remember looking for some spooky halloween like reading. I didn't know that Zak had written a book and well I didn't have the money to purchase it at the store but I did order it a little cheaper on amazon.

This way perfect for a creepy October/Halloween read.

Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew
Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew

On first look through before reading There's pictures of him from past Locations GAC has been on, Facts/Trivia & 'Facts on Zak' & one I had a chuckle at 'So you want to Date me" page, tips for other investigators as well as popcult refrences, collegues opinions at the end as to the future of what they hope will happen inthe field what we'll see or wish to.

Zak points out Why he wrote the book, One of which is so you can know about what went on that didn't make it to tv, as well that he doesn't do this just to find ghosts but to help those who are Skeptics or have come into contact with Ghosts. That there are skeptics that tho' they've had an experience some believe now, however others still won't due to religious beliefs.

Some parts may even give you a bit of a fright esp. if you saw the episode. When I first started to watch the show, I'd get goosebumps which the other shows didn't do, I'd also get the chills & just lay under the covers while watching. This book adds to that esp. if you are watching one of the episodes that gets mentioned as your are reading the book. There are parts in the book that are mentioned from the show & gives you more insight as to what went on as well as giving you more of the wilies.

I'd say weather fan of the show, skeptic or not...from what I've read & interesting read


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      Indigo Janson 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks for sharing your recommendations. I haven't read in this genre but it sure seems popular. I DO have an ereader but haven't totally abandoned traditional books. I like the no-clutter approach of electronic books but know where you are coming from on liking the 'feel' of a real book.

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      Kim 6 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @Virginia Allain: I'm not really much of an ereader person, I'd rather see how mnay more pages I have to read, plus I like the smell feel etc of the books (checkout my No Bummer Seasonal Reader lens you'll love that one!! ;lol) To me an ereader is great for students or those that are constantly traveling or as I've begun to decide (if I should get an ereader.. I'd just get ref. stuff in it like Dictionary, Encycolpedia types for travel for if I am writing a book (my Lens Epic ballad of Poetry has some of my poems but am trying to write a story as well) But I fi get it officially published I'm going to see if I can request the book (poetry and the actual story) come out all at once in Hardcover ppr back & e-book. (the one I'm currently working on most is 'Ghost Writer' I've seen a few titles that seem interesting for ereaders, but its like with the ipod with my music & videos so much on it, no time to watch it! (I also have a couple of books on there as well... not working out one was even free!)

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm a retired librarian, so I always love to me a dedicated reader. Since I got my Kindle, I'm discovering quite a few free paranormal romances or novellas available eReaders. I guess they hope to get you hooked and you will buy their other books. Interesting reading.