What are You Reading this Weekend?

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Happy Saturday, dear friends. It’s been a dreary day here in Ireland but not a bad one. There’s something cosy about a grey rainy day as long as you can wrap up snug with a book at home. I’m reading Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews at the moment. I know this book was very popular among teens in the 80’s and 90’s and maybe the 00’s too but it slipped by me. I was all about Goosebumps, The Vampire Diaries and Stephen King in my teens. I’m not sure what I would have thought of Flowers in the Attic if I had read it when I was younger. It really isn’t the type of book I would have read…. I think I would have dropped it before they even made it to that attic. I’m enjoying my read of it now though it is quite a dramatic book. It suits my mood on these grey autumn days.

What are you reading this weekend?

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About Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

The haunting young adult gothic romance classic that launched Virginia Andrews’ incredible best-selling career.

Up in the attic, four secrets are hidden. Four blonde, beautiful, innocent little secrets, struggling to stay alive…

Chris, Cathy, Cory and Carrie have perfect lives – until a tragic accident changes everything. Now they must wait, hidden from view in their grandparents’ attic, as their mother tries to figure out what to do next. But as days turn into weeks and weeks into months, the siblings endure unspeakable horrors and face the terrifying realisation that they might not be let out of the attic after all.

Virginia Andrews is a publishing phenomenon, with over 100 million books in print. Still as terrifying now as it was when it first appeared, Flowers in the Attic is a gripping story of a family’s greed, betrayal and heartbreak.

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32 thoughts on “What are You Reading this Weekend?

  1. Flowers in the Attic is something else! It was a notorious title in my elementary/middle school, but I don’t think any of us actually read it from cover to cover. It was one of those books we’d secretly flip through to read a page here and there.

    The fascinating thing about V.C. Andrews is that the books under her name have been written by a ghostwriter named Andrew Neiderman since the mid-80s. He also publishes under his own name. His book Pin is considered a weird little gem among horror readers and he also wrote The Devil’s Advocate.

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    1. I knew a ghost writer was writing under her name now but I didn’t know he wrote The Devil’s Advocate! I really liked that movie when I saw it years ago.
      I’m actually enjoying my read of Flowers in the Attic now. It’s so full of drama and darkness it’s really suiting my current mood.

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  2. I’ve been reading a short history online of the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Great Britain. It’s very interesting, but what I’m waiting for is the third volume of the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness that you got me hooked on!! I keep watching my front porch for the package, but it’s still not here. I don’t read too many book series, but I saw your recommendation and started it, and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much! Enjoy your warm and cozy reading during your rainy weather.

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      1. I’m also a re-reader! Some people never do it, but I’ve read some of my absolute favorites a half dozen times over the years.

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  3. I just started Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson. It is going to be my 100th book for the year and I’m pretty stoked about reaching that threshold for the first time.
    I remember watching a movie adaptation of Flowers in the Attic when I was way too young to have been watching that kind of thing and it has stuck with me for nearly 30 years. The story makes an impact.

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