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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

30 Day Book Challenge, Day 28 - Favorite Title of a Book

Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond - Hans Holzer Ghosts - Noel Hynd Ghosts - Henrik Ibsen Ghost Story - Peter Straub The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton, Laszlo Kubinyi Ghosts In Irish Houses - James Reynolds

Apparently my favorite title is, "Ghosts."

 

This is the only title I have repeated in 3 different books, one of which ( Ghosts - Noel Hynd) I've purchased 3 times*.  And I am only talking about paper books here. I haven't even glanced at my kindle collection for it.

 

Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond - Hans Holzer  is a massive tome full of hundreds of allegedly true ghost stories.  

 

Ghosts - Noel Hynd is a very good horror novel. Noel Hynd writes Christian fiction now.  This is definitely not Christian fiction, but I would say it is embued with Mr. Hynd's faith and is a surprisingly uplifting horror novel. After purchasing and reading it once, a few years later I picked up in a bookstore, thought the blurb sounded great and got home with it only to discover I'd already bought and read it. And then a couple of years later, I did that again. I still own all 3 copies.

 

The Ibsen, Ghosts (Dover Thrift Editions) - Henrik Ibsen  is an artefact from my acting class and amateur theater days. I like Ibsen okay but I'm not a huge fan.

 

Then there are the dozens of books I own with the word ghost somewhere in the title. I put a few up top but I don't feel like listing them all.

 

And none of these are the book I'm using for my day 31 - Favorite Book that Scared the Snot Out of You on Halloween. 

 

 *Booklikes originally let me add this book to the top three time but when I retrieved this post this morning to edit and post to my blog, it was only there once.