Pet Sematary by Stephen King

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source: purchased
title: Pet Sematary
author: Stephen King/ Twitter
genre: horror/classic
published: November 14, 1983
pages: 562
rated: 5 out of 5
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blurb:

“Sometimes dead is better….”

When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son—and now an idyllic home. As a family, they’ve got it all…right down to the friendly cat.

But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth—more terrifying than death itself…and hideously more powerful.

my thoughts:
I breezed through the 562 pages of Pet Sematary in just a little over a week which is saying alot for me since I tend to be a slow reader but this is why I love Stephen King. He grabs hold of the reader and will not let go. When he is good, he is amazing. This was a re-read for me and it was fantastically creepy and terrifying the second time around. King tends to be an author that I love to re-read. I have revisited several of my favorites by him. There is something about going back to a book knowing it will still be good.

As the story starts young doctor Louis Creed is made director of the University of Maine’s campus health service and he moves his family to Ludlow for the job. His wife Rachel and their two little ones Ellie and Gage settle into the family’s new home which is located near a busy road.
On Louis’s first day at work there is a tragic accident where student Victor Pascow is mortally wounded while out running. He dies while Louis is the only person in the room with him and his final words are a warning about the Pet Sematary located across the street from Louis’s new house.

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Sunday Post 3/25/18: Crochet, Another Snow Day and a Little Bit of History

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…

Happy Sunday everyone. Wow, this is the last Sunday in March. For it being a long month, that flew by. It has been another hectic work week but the end is in sight, I should be back to my regular schedule this upcoming week. Yay! Thanks all for your nice comments these last several weeks on that.

Can you believe we had another snow storm here this past week and another snow day? I know it is winter and we are supposed get snow but I am hoping that is the last of it for the season. Being home on Wednesday was nice though and I settled in and read a few hours on and off so that was good. I am over the cold and dreary early morning rides to work. This was Thursday morning. I want warmth and sunshine.
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Louisiana Catch by Sweta Vikram

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source: free ARC courtesy of Poetic Book Tours
title: Louisiana Catch
author: Sweta Srivastava Vikram 
published: April 10, 2018
pages: 254
genre: fiction

about the book:
Ahana, a wealthy thirty-three-year-old New Delhi woman, flees the pain of her mother’s death and her dark past by accepting a huge project in New Orleans, where she’ll coordinate the Annual Women’s Conference to raise awareness around violence against women. Her half-Indian, half-Irish colleague and public relations guru, Rohan Brady, who helps Ahana develop her online presence, offends her prim sensibilities with his raunchy humor. She is convinced that he’s a womanizer. Meanwhile, she seeks relief from her pain in an online support group, where she makes a good friend: the mercurial Jay Dubois, who is also grieving the loss of his mother. Her work in the U.S. and the online medium brings the two men into her life, and Ahana learns that neither is what he seems. With their differing sensibilities on a collision course, Ahana finds herself in a dangerous situation—and she discovers a side of herself that she never realized she had.

Louisiana Catch is an emotionally immersive novel about trust and who we project ourselves to be in the world. It’s a book about Ahana’s unreliable instincts and her ongoing battle to determine whom to place her faith in as she, Rohan, and Jay shed layers of their identities.

As Ahana matures from a victim of domestic sexual abuse into a global feminist leader, she must confront her issues: both with the men in her life and, ultimately, with her own instincts. Whom can she rely on to have her best interests at heart?

My thoughts:

In Louisiana Catch Ahana is in her early thirties, lives in New Delhi and is very close to her mom who is a successful doctor. Her life changes drastically after she finally divorces her abusive husband Dev and when not long after, her beloved mother passes away. As the story flows Ahana deals with the loss of her mother and she tries to find her inner strength being that she was sheltered for much of her life. She finds a support group online where she meets a man named Jay. She cannot shake the feeling that Jay isn’t what he makes himself out to be as he has a bad habit of manipulating her through his texts and emails yet she can’t fully break off the online connection. She also meets Rohan Brady at work. Ahana initially doesn’t trust Rohan but the two eventually become friends. Also in the mix are Ahana’s family and close friends like Naina and her work as a women’s advocate for a non-profit. She works in public relations for “Freedom Movement”. Her work lets her travel to different parts of the country like Louisiana and NYC.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 3/18/18: New Books in the Mail While I Wait for Spring

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

Hello all, I almost didn’t have time to do my updates post this weekend but then I made the time. It is blogging tradition and I really like chatting about my week and hearing about what you are all up to also so thanks for stopping in.

It has been another hectic work week for me and it snowed a few mornings too. Just a few inches but enough to have me up earlier and cleaning my car off. I put in a 6 day workweek with late nights, 52 hours this week so the OT is a nice perk at least. Also, they feed us and cater lunch a few days a week. I’m part of a team of employees that was chosen for a project throughout the month of March and it has been interesting meeting new people and learning a different skill set. We even got a St. Patrick’s Day get together with wine, beer and good food on Friday after work so that was really nice too. The Irish Soda bread was so good! I cannot complain. It is nice to be appreciated.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 3/11/18: Chatting Books, Yarn and More Snow

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope everyone had a nice week. I can’t believe it is Sunday already, why does the weekend fly by so fast?
We had another snowstorm this week, the worst one of the season. The good thing is we had a snow-day mid-week, the bad thing was all the shoveling and having to commute to work in bad conditions after it was all said and done. Work remains hectic as ever and will continue to be that way throughout March with working later hours every day now. Thank you all for your words of encouragement, I appreciate it 🙂

This was the view from my backyard the morning after the storm. It was so pretty to look at. We got around 22 inches by me. Thankfully we only lost power for about 20 minutes and had just a few fallen tree limbs in the backyard but no damage. A few of my co-workers are still without electricity.

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