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text 2016-11-15 20:30
Look what came in the mail today!

 

My Halloween Bingo prize! The halloween coffee cup, not the hairy monsters. I'm enjoying a nice afternoon coffee break in this wonderful fall sunshine. 

 

Thanks, Obsidian and Moonlight!

 

 

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text 2016-11-10 21:07
Thank You!

Thank you so much, Obsidian Blue and Moonlight Reader!

 

 

 

I can see this evening flying by ....

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review 2016-11-09 21:09
The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables - Robert S. Levine,Nathaniel Hawthorne

I picked up this book because I was visiting the house the story was based on. Sadly, the tour of the house was a lot more interesting than the story. It started out great, the history behind the house and Colonel Pyncheon's death drew me in, which is why I settled on 3 stars. Hawthorne wrote a good beginning, but failed to follow through with the middle and ending. If I had taken notes while reading, they would have looked like this:

 

Nothings happening.

Nothings happening.

Nothings happening.

Nothings happening.

Ooh, wait, this looks interesting.

Never mind.

Nothings happening.

Nothings happening.

Nothings happening.

Finally, now we're getting somewhere.

Wait, that's it?!

 

The 'good part' doesn't start until page 200 and is cleared up a chapter later. Plus, I had to read pages of what Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon would have been doing that day, if he hadn't fallen victim to the 'family curse.'

 

As for fulfilling the elements of being considered a gothic novel, it missed the most important one, an atmosphere of terror and mystery. I think I'll give any more works by Hawthorne a pass, life's too short to read about nothing.

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text 2016-11-07 23:31
So, I meant to post this sooner...

As a final exclamation point to Halloween Bingo, I thought I'd post a picture of my physical card in addition to the one I'd been using online.

 

 

Picture quality is not the best, but I think you can see how nicely it turned out. :D

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review 2016-11-07 01:06
Talk about a scary clown!
It: A Novel - Stephen King

 

 

I have been listening to this book for a month. I have to say, now that I'm finished, I really miss Bill, Ben, Bev, Richie, Eddie, Mike & Stan. This book is creepy and touching. It is a beautiful story that will scare the pants off you. It examines the differences between the way children see and process things and the way adults do. It shows the incredible power of belief and love.

 

I enjoyed this book, as I do every time I read it. It affected me differently at various stages of my life. I felt the biggest impact the first time I read it - which I suppose is always true with books like this.

 

This is my first time listening to a Stephen King book and Steven Weber did a great job. I was immersed in their world every time I listened. Now that it's over, my walks, car rides & house cleaning seem empty. I will need to find another audiobook soon. :)

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