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Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

Book review time.

Being so far from my home (and bookcases), I stopped at a nearby store looking for my next read and discovered this little gem. Virginia Bergin's H2O is an end-of-the-world tale told by Ruby, a 15-year-old girl in Britain. An unknown virus, with no cure, has infected the world's rain and water supply. .
Bergin tells this story with humor and style, and she was able to really make the reader get interested in the characters involved. Some of them were rather stereotypical (the teenage mean girls, the mean stepfather, etc), but the growth of maturity in the main character was refreshing. .
This was Virginia Bergin's first novel, and I'm looking forward to the second by her, The Storm. This is one author I am expecting great things from in the future; she had a very good debut.
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My rating: 4.25/5 stars
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Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

I just finished reading 13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction. This was one of the horror anthologies I got on sale from Amazon for my kindle. .
This was a decent collection of short stories, with everything from killer clowns to serial killing families. I had not previously heard of any of the authors included, but plan on checking out some of then, especially D.A. Roach, Samie Sands and Sophia Valentine. For a quick little series of stories to whet your appetite, this is not a bad collection.
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My rating: 3.5/5 stars
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Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

Book review time.
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I just completed reading Peter Straub's Shadowland, and I enthusiastically give it two thumbs up. This is a story of two 15-year-old boys, good friends interested in magic, who spend the summer with one's uncle, a master of the magical arts.
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When a hobby becomes a life-or-death struggle for survival, you're not in trouble. You're in the Shadowlands.
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I thought this catching cover went well with one of the black and chrome lamps in my hotel's hallway.
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My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 starts
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Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

Book review time. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
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On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope - and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.
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This is one of the many books that I picked up only because of my fellow #bookstagrammers. After seeing so many positive reviews, I checked it out. I have mixed reviews about this tale. It is an intriguing storyline, but this entire volume was mostly character development, with each telling their history to their fellow pilgrims. .
I felt the book was sluggish at times, and I had to force myself to continue reading. After this volume, I am hoping for a more smooth-flowing continuation of this series, the Hyperion Cantos.
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My rating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

Book review time.
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Reading this book is like reading multiple genres at one time: murder/mystery, horror, ghost story and family drama. This book was both a riveting read and a slow drag. I'm trying to wrap my head around what I just read, and must say that Straub has again made me rethink the classic horror tale. .
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

My daughter @lydiajt and I had plans to go see the new It film when it came out, but I'm working in Houston after Hurricane Harvey and Irma is bearing down on South Florida. So she sent me a pic of herself with the new Georgie filter on Snapchat. Hopefully we can go see It together after all this destruction blows over.
#daughtet #stephenkingsit #snapchat #georgedenbrough #pennywise

Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

Book review time.

After reading Creature, I'm reminded why John Saul was one of my first favorite horror authors. This was a re-read 25 years in the making, and our still holds up to the test of time.
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

Book review time.

I just completed reading Clive Barker's Coldheart Canyon, and really liked it. Barker is most famous for directing horror movies (Hellraiser series, Wishmaster), but he is also pretty good at putting pen to paper. The story is gripping, the characters relatable, but his writing style is much more graphic than most of his contemporaries (King, Koontz, etc). This wasn't as good as his classic Books of Blood, but is still worthy of a look for Barker fans
My rating: 3.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

If you gotta go to Texas, you gotta try Texas barbecue. #pappasbbq #houston #texas #barbecue #texasstrong

Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

While our #geocaching in northwest Houston, i came across this beautiful fountain. The cache ended up being a DNF because of all the muggles in the area, but I'll give it another shot later. #gogeocaching #getoutsideandplay #groundspeak #cache #dnf #tryagain #houston #texasstrong

Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

A cute little #nano I found tonight while walking around west Houston. This was a nice little place to sit and reflect on the destruction wrought by #hurricaneharvey. #geocaching #gogeocaching #groundspeak #cache #houston #texasstrong

Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

Stopped at the #bucees in Luling, TX on the way from San Antonio to Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and I picked up two caches in their parking lot, .3 miles away from each other. I had forgotten big these stories were. #geocaching #gogeocaching #getoutsideandplay #groundspeak #lulingtexas #texasgeocaching. #texasstrong #caches #egghunt

Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

Stopped in Luling,TX for a nice little #virtual cache on the way to Houston from San Antonio. Very interesting areas of the state, with a long history of oil drilling (thus the derrick). #geocaching # gogeocaching #getoutsideandplay #groundspeak #texasgeocaching #texasstrong #caches

Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

For my fellow #bookstagrammers in San Antonio, I'm jealous. I did a search of used bookstores, and noticed one in the basement of the San Antonio Public Library. After a decent bookhaul for under $5, I had a conversation with the store manager Andrea and one of the volunteers, Sandra, who is on the board of directors of the library system. I could have spent hours looking in this store, but I showed up 30 minutes before they closed. Anybody in the area has to check this place out, and support the local library at the same time.
#bookstagram #library #thebookcellar #usedbooks #hiddentreasures #sanantonio #publiclibrary

Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

Book haul! I found a used bookstore on San Antonio under the public library, and found all of these books for under $5. Guess who's going back for some more?
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Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

I may have been sent to San Antonio to help out after Hurricane Harvey, but I definitely made time to find the new #virtualcache hidden at the Alamo.
#geocaching #gogeocaching #groundspeak #getoutsideandplay #cache #smiley

Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

Sorry I've fallen behind, fellow #bookstagramners, but I've been dealing with a lot of work before I got sent to San Antonio today to help out after Hurricane Harvey. I have to take a book hiatus, since all but three of my books are still in Florida. On a good note, I finished Revival on the plane!
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Steve Taintor (@mcf1nder_sk)

I was tagged by my friend @miss_meaghan_anne for #nextreads . I'm currently doing a buddy read with her of Stephen King's Revival, but these two will be the next books I dive into. I had started Coldheart Canyon, but set it aside for Revival. I'm looking forward to getting back into it.
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