saturday scoop

carpe librum 

 seize the book!  What a great thought.

Welcome book lovers 

saturday scoop features a "scoop" on books- whether it's my review or other book related news you may have missed. 

i'm a sucker for campy, over the top books. i'd prefer it if they were well written but sometimes the bad can be fun...and a genre that comes into play when i think about this is horror.

this gem of a book is aptly titled and talks about the horror genre. 

An affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and ’80s
Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby. Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles, this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V. C. Andrewsand R. L. Stine, plus many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.


in fact, valancourt books (not the publisher of the book featured above) is re-publishing some of the titles featured in said book. stay tuned for next week's saturday scoop where i'll be featuring some!