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Alright you manic bibliophiles, the moment you have all been waiting for is here: I'm elated to share with you that my monthly horror literature podcast, Something Red is set to premiere in September! Long term, the new show will be available for all BGH Patreon patrons that have pledged $1/month or more, but the first three episodes will be in the free BGH feed!

The July session for the bookclub is gearing up to start after the 4th; we're covering Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn.

<--break->Within These Walls - Ania Ahlborn - 447 pages 

The June session for the bookclub is ready to start and we're tackling The Ritual by Adam Nevill.

Book Review: Desert Places by Blake Crouch

Budding crime novelist Andrew Thomas lives an idealistic life. Spending his days working on his next big idea, until he receives a ridiculous letter explaining that there is a woman buried on his property, covered in his blood.  Knowing that this certainly cannot be the case, as he is a proper law abiding citizen, he shakes off the note as a prank. However, curiosity is what killed the cat  - but not the woman he finds buried on his property.

Book Review: Joe Hill's HORNS

Joe Hill’s 2010 novel, Horns is one hell of a trip.

Another week of “The Strain,” another debate with the mister about whether it should have been a movie instead of a TV show. Where the former might have gotten some critical details squeezed out, the latter continues to get away with not-quite-enough exposition each week. It’s still hurting the show’s overall effectiveness, in my opinion, but more on that shortly.

If you’re a horror or fantasy devotee of any shade, hopefully you’re a student of master filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro. With the help of Chuck Hogan, he recently expanded his storytelling into the written word, delivering the terrifying Strain trilogy. Now, FX has brought the story to life as del Toro originally intended: a television show. The story vividly captures an apocalyptic nightmare initially disguised as a post-9/11 paranoid disaster.

Amy Cross’ The Night Girl,follows Juliet in her pre-college blues as she reluctantly takes a job at the Crestview retirement home. Instinctually bored, Juliet seeks out the nooks and crannies of the rundown facility and finds someone that has been waiting for her for quite sometime. When Juliet meets Jennifer Mathis, she doesn’t believe she’s a ghost, she doesn’t even believe that she’s real. After a few treacherous graveyard shifts, Juliet realizes that regardless of what Jennifer is, she has several skills that are very handy for Juliet.

What does a man do when he’s reached the point of no return, and the only solution is death’s sweet release? Worse, what happens to that man when the release he expects never comes?
Hubert Selby, Jr. is no stranger to the darker side of human nature. His novel Waiting Period is a disturbing firsthand account of how far someone can be pushed when they feel they’ve hit bottom.

Revisiting his old ways, Stephen King’s newest novel, Joyland has the heart of that disenchanted college youth you once were and the fun you were bound to have in spite of your looming shortcomings.Joyland is a quick read that ticks you slowly up the top of that rickety rollercoaster just to plummet you headfirst into unseen curves and humps. A nostalgic ride through a lost summer, a first love, a mysterious new place and the sweat of a summer job, King haunts you with things you’ve tried to forget and then those things you yearn to remember.