Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday Linkups - Stalking Jack the Ripper


It's Friday linkup time!  I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
Off the book topic - What is your favorite scary movie?

My Answer:
I don't really watch a lot of horror movies because they seem to be really gore-y which I don't love.  I do love a good scary movie though.  Two of my favorites are probably The Blair Witch Project (though I haven't seen it in years - I should rewatch it) and The Conjuring.

This week's book is Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.  I've been wanting to read it since it came out last year but just never got around to it.  I decided it looked like the perfect Halloween reading!  I also love a good Jack the Ripper mystery so that makes this even more appealing.  I haven't gotten very far in this one but so far I like what I'm reading.

The Beginning:
I placed my thumb and forefinger on the icy flesh, spreading it taut above the breastbone as Uncle had showed me.

My Thoughts:
I don't feel that this Uncle guy is a particularly kindly uncle.  There's something a little creepy about the sentence.

The 56:
The murderer truly must be a madman if he thought what he was doing was helpful or righteous.  And that thought was more terrifying than any other.

My Thoughts:
I can see how fighting a murderer who thinks he's on the side of the right would be especially difficult. 

So what do you think ?  Keep reading?  What spooky reads to you have going this Halloween season?

22 comments:

  1. Looks like a good spooky read! I'd keep reading... :)

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  2. I really like this cover. I hope it's a good read.

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  3. I love the cover, the way we can't see her eyes...and the excerpts are tempting me.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  4. Sounds like a gripping read! I love murder stories, especially based on real events and people. Happy weekend!

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  5. Creepy. Where is she/he placing the fingers? On flesh? I have a really hard time with creepy books. My quotes are from Turtles All the Way Down

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  6. I agree with you on scary movies. I didn't put it in my entry, but I actively avoid modern scary movies because they tend to be more about gore than being (actually) scary.

    Stalking Jack the Ripper looks good!

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  7. Don't think I'll be reading anything too scary for Halloween, other than my usual thrillers that is. Hope your Halloween read lives up to your expectations.

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  8. I avoid horror flicks, too. However, the true crime book I'm reading right now is pretty gruesome in spots. I guess that's appropriate for Halloween as well.

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  9. I've heard a lot of good things about this book. Enjoy your current read!

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  10. I haven't seen The Blair Witch Project since it came out. It was good though. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  11. I seriously need to check out the Blair Witch Project!

    Here’s my Book Blogger Hop!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  12. You've really been getting your YA groove on lately. A lot of readers loved this book. It will be interesting to see what you think. :)

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  13. Looks like an interesting read. Enjoy!

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  14. I really enjoyed Stalking Jack the Ripper and you're right, it's perfect for this time of year. Happy reading!

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  15. I think you should keep reading, I would! Although I get the impression that the uncle is like a mortician who does autopsies on dead bodies, so he's taught her how to do them too. So not creepy, she's just like an intern.

    Have a great weekend. - Katie

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  16. This book sounds so good! It's in my TBR list. I've gotta find some time to read it! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  17. Hi Katherine,

    I'm not sure that this is one I would buy new, however If someone were to give me a copy, I don't think I would be able to resist reading on from those opening lines you shared.

    The cover art is excellent and I would never have guessed hhat this was a childrens imprint, so highly has it been rated on various sites.

    I hope that you are still enjoying the story as you get further into the book, thanks for sharing and Happy Reading :)

    Yvonne

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  18. I love the cover of that book! That alone would make me pick up a copy, lol.

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  19. I have a friend whose favorite Halloween movie is The Blair Witch Project. I haven't ever seen it. Maybe someday. I don't watch a lot of scary movies. Maybe Nightmare Before Christmas? Just kidding. ;-)

    I really want to read Stalking Jack the Ripper. It sounds so good! I hope you have a great week, Katherine!

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  20. I loved this book! And, The Conjuring is fantastic. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  21. I don't do scary movies. Like, Hocus Pocus and The Adventures in Babysitting are as scary as it gets.

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  22. Great blog hop picks, thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop form last week.

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