In November I entered the THANKSgiveaway contest from PageHabit, a book subscription service (thanks NetGalley for the heads up/email!), thinking it was going to be just another contest I wasn’t going to win (looking at you, Goodreads). But, and you can tell from the existence of this very post, I received an email from PageHabit that said because one of the 500 winners did not claim their prize, a spot was open for me. Now that I’ve received the box – you may have seen it on my Insta story – and have had time to go through all the goodies, I’m going to share the items and my thoughts on this service with you (this is not a sponsored post).
While thrillers, horror stories and “scary books” have never been my first choices when selecting a new book off the shelf of a bookstore or the library, I’ve surprised myself in the last few months by choosing to read a number of novels that fall within the thriller (horror?) genres. The Fireman by Joe Hill, Nothing Gold Can Stay by Ron Rash, and Amanda Coe’s What They Do In The Dark are three books I’ve read recently that have slight or major frightful elements, and while they all gave me different degrees of nightmares, I enjoyed them immensely. The first blurb on the inner flap of the book jacket that is used to describe Iain Reid’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things is: “You will be scared. But you won’t know why…” So naturally, I started reading with a sense of dread which never diminished throughout the novel. Again, I challenged my previously held belief that thrillers or horror novels are not for me, because I will be thinking about this novel and recommending it until the end of time.