ps: I am updating my challenge lists on my sidebar since I have completed them... for now, no links to reviews (I have a LOT of reviews to catch up on) but they will be top priority.
<p>Hello blog world! Im currently sitting at the bar while Barrett bartends (and I drink Sam Adams and wait for him to get off so we can go see Apollo 18). Normally Im with Erica or playing a cheesy game on my cell or chatting up the other barflies. This time I figured Id give my hand a try at the blogger app and upload from my phone.<br>
So, lately I have been reading lots of short stories.... due in part to the fact that we've been on a few roadtrips lately and ghostly tales are always good for the car and campfire.
I read Garfield's Ghost Stories around the campfire to B's little girl Madeline. She enjoyed them, but at 5 years old she preferred Daddy's made up creepy stories to Garfield's mild spooks. This is definitely a book for younger children and those who spook easily. Each tale is pretty harmless... filled with pirates and foggy nights... all with a (for lack of a better term) "happy ending"... but credit is due- the endings don't "explain" the ghostly happening... they just keep everyone out of harms way. I'll link up the book with this post when Im on a computer- not sure how to do it on the phone yet.
As for my other current ghostly read, well.... I'll delve deeply into that later. It is good stuff!
Cheers to my first cell post- heres to hoping it works!
- Slut! Growing Up Female With A Bad Reputation by Leora Tanenbaum
- Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher
- Some Girls: My Life In A Harem by Jillian Lauren
- When Rabbit Howls by The Troops For Truddi Chase
- Walking In Circles Before Lying Down by Merrill Markoe (originally read in 2009, but not reviewed)
- Codependent No More by Melodie Beatie
- Codependent No More Workbook by Melodie Beatie
- Make Miracles In 40 Days by Melodie Beatie
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Flat Stanley In Space by Jeff Brown
- Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
- Pirates! (A Non-Fiction Companion to Pirates Past Noon) by Mary Pope Osborne
- Secrets To Happiness by Sarah Dunn (originally read in 2009,but not reviewed)
- Secret Diary of a Call Girl by Anonymous
- Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh
- A Twisted Ladder by Rhodi Hawk
***be aware that this review does contain spoilers***
Jay's Journal was interesting for sure...
Freedom of thought is our only true freedom... and Sparks is trying to crush it by scaring the shit out of a whole bunch of teenagers and parents alike.
By the way, Googling Alden Barrett, Beatrice Sparks, Jay's Journal all come up with very seriously interesting stuff. Apparently there was some crazy stuff going on in Utah in the 70s...