April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

In a Shallow Grave by James Purdy

Book 24/75


In a Shallow Grave In a Shallow Grave by James Purdy
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I can't even really say for sure what I just listened to. Part Gothic tale, part love story complete with awkward triangle that seems to pop up out of nowhere, characters I sometimes had a hard time keeping track of who was who, voodoo(?), religious cults(?)... Sorry, this was just a hot mess of a story for me. To be honest, if I hadn't been listening to this as an audiobook, if I'd actually been reading the book, I probably wouldn't have finished it. I do feel like I've missed something here, given all the 5 star reviews, and I appreciate what Valancourt is doing by publishing these lost books of gay fiction, but this one just did not work for me.

I would like to thank Valancourt Books for providing a free audio download of IN A SHALLOW GRAVE in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Nightblood by T. Chris Martindale

Book 23/75


Nightblood Nightblood by T. Chris Martindale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is basically every 80s/90s vampire movie ever made rolled into a book. It's over the top, and scary, and ridiculous, and I loved every minute of it.

Matt Godfrey's narration was fantastic as usual. Yet another excellent addition to Valancourt's Paperbacks From Hell series of audiobooks.

I would like to thank Valancourt Books for providing a free audio download of NIGHTBLOOD in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Money Shot by Tim Seeley, et al

Book 22/75


Money Shot Money Shot by Tim Seeley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Balls to wall crazy story about scientists who are crowd-sourcing their teleportation technology by selling porn of them having sex with aliens. Definitely NSFW and NOT for kids.

Also, nuclear fusion created thru orgasms and weaponized testicles. Let that sink in.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020