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Book Selfie Challenge Days 3-5!

Day 3: Your favorite chapter book as a kid
Day 3: Your favorite chapter book as a kid

Day 3: Your favorite chapter book as a kid

I loved this book and still do. The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine is the story of two sisters, best friends but complete opposites.  When strong, courageous Meryl gets sick, Addie must go on a journey of mythical proportions to save her sister and herself.

Honorable mentions include:The Junie B. Jones series by Barbra Park, A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket, the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer and Eragon by Christopher Paolini Continue reading Book Selfie Challenge Days 3-5!

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Happy Halloween: 4 stories you wouldn’t expect to scare you senseless

1. “The Black Cat”  By Edgar Allen Poe

Cat lovers beware! This grisly tale by Edgar Allen Poe has all the

Halloween fixin’s from dismemberment, to arson, alcoholism and death by hanging.

Photo credit: Creative Commons
Photo credit: Creative Commons

The story is told in first person by the former owner of the cat from his cell in prison. Though the narrator may be unreliable, the story

still strikes a nerve with any animal lover.

I wouldn’t suggest reading this story around children due to the graphic themes and gory details. It was enough to upset me in high school, so be cautious who you share it with.

And don’t worry, the cat gets revenge.

Available here on Librivox, here on OpenLibrary, and here on Librophile.

Continue reading Happy Halloween: 4 stories you wouldn’t expect to scare you senseless

From As I Lay Dying

By William Faulkner

“…I would think how words go straight up in a thin line, quick and harmless, and how terribly doing goes along the earth, clinging to it, so that after a while the two lines are too far apart for the same person to straddle from one to the other; and that sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never had and cannot have until they forget the words.”