In My Mailbox #1

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s where all participants post what new books they received in the mail, from the library, or contests they won, etc. Click the link for more info and to join in on the fun!

My tiny stash this week comes from the library:

Ring, by Koji Suzuki

A mysterious videotape warns that the viewer will die in one week unless a certain, unspecified act is performed. Exactly one week after watching the tape, four teenagers die one after another of heart failure.

Asakawa, a hardworking journalist, is intrigued by his niece’s inexplicable death. His investigation leads him from a metropolitan tokyo teeming with modern society’s fears to a rural Japan–a mountain resort, a volcanic island, and a countryside clinic–haunted by the past. His attempt to solve the tape’s mystery before it’s too late–for everyone–assumes an increasingly deadly urgency. Ring is a chillingly told horror story, a masterfully suspenseful mystery, and post-modern trip.

The success of Koji Suzuki’s novel the Ring has lead to manga, television and film adaptations in Japan, Korea, and the U.S. Continue reading

Sunday Reads: Volume 1

The other day, as I was neglecting my books and surfing the web (shame! shame!), I found a website called The Sunday Salon. I thought it would be a great thing to sign up for: updating my reads for the week, my plans for reading the next week, other book news what-have-you. I got all excited and then read that they’re not accepting new members!

Drat!

Maybe sometime in the future they will (I went to a few links that don’t even exist anymore or don’t seem to participate in the Salon anymore), but for now, I’ll start my own thing: Sunday Reads.

This past week, I read:  Continue reading