Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Haunter of the Dark; by H. P. Lovecraft (readers invited)

If you've never read any of H. P. Lovecraft's works, I highly recommend you start soon, and start with any one of his pieces. Really, they are all that good. If you know his works, congratulations! I already like you more than I did before. Okay, I already liked you as much as the rest since you're reading this post. Seriously, if you were looking into finding something to read, I suggest you start with Lovecraft, and why not his "Haunter of the Dark"? You can read it online here (courtesy of, or listen to it online here (courtesy of, where you can also download it for free). I will add in that audio version is really good. But if you're old fashioned, and you like a regular book, you can find one here.

To sum the story up, it's scary creepy, but no gore or mass murder like we've become all too in tune with. It's a good well-rounded horror story and very classic for it's author. The main character Robert Blake is an artist and poet, and moves to city, and becomes intrigued by this mysterious church in the distant part of the city that he can see from his rental window. One day he goes in search of it, but the towns people have either never heard of it, or act kind of shady and don't want to tell him anything about it. For the rest, you'll have to check it out yourself.

When you're finished, leave a comment here to let me know what you think!

~~bayou girl

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Reading Challenge

Since we're all about reading on bayoubookgirl, I thought we could start a reading challenge. Starting March 1st, the goal is to start reading a book from the list every week. It's 100 books, most are classics, and are pretty accessible (meaning many of them you can find free to read or listen to online). Yes, I do consider audiobooks reading. I know there's a couple technical questions, like: Wouldn't LOTR be a trilogy and go over 3 weeks? Sure, and you can read them however you want, including as a weekend binge. Or: What about A Wrinkle in Time? Unless specified like the LOTR trology, I'm pretty sure I'm just referencing the one book, and not the series.

I have a few more spaces to fill, including authors, and some clerical errors to correct, but I decided to put up the list now, as I had a couple people asking, and to give everyone a chance to look it over, and maybe order one if they wanted a physical copy. You don't have to read them in order, or all of them, I just want everyone to read!

If you have any questions give me a holler (comments are left open).

~~bayou book girl

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

bayou girl's amazon store

Don't forget to check out bayou girl's Amazon store.  You'll find tons of books to read, and other book related things, like Kindle!  If I'd have know I could have my own little Amazon Affiliate store before now, I totally would have done it! Give it a look around when you get a chance. If you think of something for me to add or do to it, let me know! Happy hunting!

Awesome Author Links

Walt Whitman biography This link is basically just a biography, but also has references to his major works.

The H P Lovecraft Archive This is the H P Lovecraft Archive and has his biography, and goes in depth into his writings, creations, and his influence in popular/modern culture.