Oooh, I Want To Read This #15

Hello everyone, and welcome back once again to another edition of “Oooh, I Want To Read This”! How are you doing on your reading lists for this year? I’m doing…alright.

Alright, alright.  I can’t lie.  This post was written on New Year’s Eve.  So, I’m not going to get going on a list that I haven’t even started yet.  So there.  Anyway, let’s get to this week’s post.

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The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.

Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably “Snow White”, “Fantasia”, and “Bambi”. In his superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated, he built a synergistic empire that combined film, television, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandise. Walt Disney is a revelation of both the work and the man–of both the remarkable accomplishment and the hidden life.

My sister got me this book for Christmas years ago.  I think it’s about time that I need to dive into the book and polish it off.  It looks interesting, and I’d love to learn more about the man behind the Mouse.


A terrifying tale of a young family who move into an apartment building next to a graveyard and the horrors that are unleashed upon them.

One of the most popular writers working in Japan today, Mariko Koike is a recognized master of detective fiction and horror writing. Known in particular for her hybrid works that blend these styles with elements of romance, “The Graveyard Apartment” is arguably Koike’s masterpiece. Originally published in Japan in 1986, Koike’s novel is the suspenseful tale of a young family that believes it has found the perfect home to grow in to, only to realize that the apartment’s idyllic setting harbors the specter of evil and that longer they stay, the more trapped they become.

This tale of a young married couple who are harboring a dark secret is packed with dread and terror, as they and their daughter move into a brand new apartment building built next to a graveyard. As strange and terrifying occurrences begin to pile up, people in the building begin to move out one by one, until the young family is left alone with someone… or something… lurking in the basement. The psychological horror builds moment after moment, scene after scene, culminating with a conclusion that will make you think twice before ever going into a basement again.

This looks very, very scary.  I’m looking forward to finding a copy of this book one of these days and diving right on into the terror.


What of the penetrating cold terror of an old hotel, a haunted place of seductive evil with a malevolent will of its own—and a five-year-old boy of innocent beauty whose mind mirrors the nightmarish secrets of its past?

Behind every door of the Overlook’s 110 empty rooms there is a chamber of horror. Little Danny knows of these things because he has the terrible power—The Shining.

This is a great book, and it gives us one of the more iconic films based on King’s work.  It’ll be a fun time to re-read this book, like it will be re-reading any of his pieces.

That’s all for this week! Did you find something that you might want to read? Until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.


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