Thursday, December 31, 2009

All My 2009 Reads/Reviews

Today marks the end of the year 2009 and what a year it has been! I finally got caught up on my reviews after being behind since 2008, I made quite a few new blogging friends (which brings my Google Reader book blogs up to 93 subscriptions), and my husband is working on building me a library! Right this very second he is outside drilling the holes in the wood before he takes them to his aunt’s house to stain them. I’m only getting one wall done right now because that wood is SO expensive but the others will get done soon.

I know lots of people do a favorites of 2009 list but I’ve always had a really hard time picking favorites month-to-month much less overall! So there won’t be a favorites list but here is the complete list of all the books I read in 2009. As you may notice, a couple of the last few do not have reviews to go with them and that’s because I plan on re-reading them sometime in 2010.

To make it less complicated everything is backwards and I'm including links to the reviews over on my Movieholic & Bibliophile Blog. You guys are more than welcome to go over and leave comments on any of these or post links to your reviews of the same book in the comment section.

Total books read: 78
New Authors: 28
Books from a Series: 61
Short Story collections/anthologies: 2
Mystery: 10
Non-Fiction: 2
Children or YA Fiction: 42
Books By Women: 56 (not including anthologies)
Books By Men: 22
Authors I Read the Most By: P.C. & Kristin Cast (5) & Rick Riordan (5)
Best Reading Month: March (20)
Worst Reading Month: August (0)

Fade Out by Rachel Caine
Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe anthology
The Ghost and the Femme Fatale by Alice Kimberly
Ruined by Paula Morris

Tempted by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

The Sweet Scent of Blood by Suzanne McLeod
The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton


James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
Bambi by Felix Salten

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Old Boyfriends by Rexanne Becnel
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Glory in Death by JD Robb
The Day the Music Died by Ed Gorman
Guts by Gary Paulson

The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason
The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey
Candy Apple Dead by Sammi Carter
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Hunted by P.C & Kristin Cast
Untamed by P.C & Kristin Cast
Chosen by P.C & Kristin Cast
Betrayed by P.C & Kristin Cast
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The House on Tradd Street by Karen White

Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews
Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Marked by P.C. & Kristin Cast
The Winged Colt of Casa Mia by Betsy Byars
Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
One False Note by Gordon Korman (39 Clues)
Dark Harvest by Lynda Hilburn
Dead Girls are Easy by Terri Garey

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
Greyfriar's Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Romancing the Dead by Tate Hallaway
Dead Sexy by Tate Hallaway

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Fire & Ice by Anne Stuart
Why We Suck by Dr. Denis Leary
Elvenbane by Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey
The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan (39 Clues)

Tall, Dark, and Dead by Tate Hallaway
Secondhand Smoke by Karen E. Olson
Many Bloody Returns anthology
Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain
Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Movies Reviewed
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Ref
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TCM Remembers

They're all missed! Oh and if anyone could point me in the direction of a good tribute video of Brittany Murphy I'd be much obliged.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had an exceptionally Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays this year!

Here are a few photos of my living room that I've been promising you guys. Better ones coming soon once the decorations are down.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Library Loot

Better late than never right? Here is my library loot and birthday books!

The ones closest to the camera are my birthday books: Arch Enemy by Frank Beddor, Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine, and Fade Out by Rachel Caine.

The ones farther under the tree is my library loot: The illustrated version of A Christmas Carol, the audio book of A Christmas Carol read by Jim Dale, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and A Christmas Carol (with Patrick Stewart)... anyone sensing a theme here?

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Birthdays aren't always fun but it's truly surprising just how many people care that you have a good day. So thanks to all the great bloggers that wished me a good one this year and I hope you all have the happiest of holidays!

PS: I got my camera fixed so look for pictures soon!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Quick Update (Sorry)

Hey guys! Thought I'd dash off a quick note while I had a second. The holidays, the weather, and a really bad sinus infection are starting to kick my rear end so I might not get caught up on reviews before Christmas after all :(. Definitely before New Years though. Hope every one is enjoying the holidays! We're still trying to figure out what we're doing for my birthday on Sunday too.

Hope to have my review of The Awakening up by then! Knew I should have taken better notes on that one....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

2010 Challenges

Ok after much internal debate, this will be my page for all the 2010 challenges I sign up for.
The first one I want to sign up for is the Take Another Chance Challenge and the directions are WAY too long and complicated so go go to As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves for how to play. I'm going to try to do all 12 but I'm not going to hold my breath. It just sounds too fun to pass up though!

1. Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon (my initials-J.L.)

The second challenge I'm signing up for is the What's in a Name? Challenge. The directions:
Between January 1 and December 31, 2010, read one book in each of the following categories:
  • A book with a food in the title: Clockwork Orange, Grapes of Wrath, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • A book with a body of water in the title: A River Runs through It, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, The Lake House
  • A book with a title (queen, president) in the title: The Murder of King Tut, The Count of Monte Cristo, Lady Susan
  • A book with a plant in the title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wind in the Willows, The Name of the Rose
  • A book with a place name (city, country) in the title: Out of Africa; London; Between, Georgia
  • A book with a music term in the title: Song of Solomon, Ragtime, The Piano Teacher

(The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.)

The third challenge I'm joining is the Finish that Series challenge and I'm angling for the Addicted level where you're supposed to finish 5 series:

The fourth is going to be the 2nd's challenge where it's "not just for your second in a series books, but the second time you've read an author as well." Again I'm going for the Addicted level with 12 novels:

The last (so far) challenge I'm signing up for is the Young Adult Reading Challenge. I played this year and was able to finish it but this year I'm going for the Just My Size level where I need to read 25 books.

1. Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

That's it! Well, I'm still working on my personal Books Made into Disney Movies challenge of reading all the books that were made into Disney films but I'm not getting too far in that one so hmmm, I should make it my goal to read at least 10 books on the list.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teaser Tuesday- Haunted Bookshop

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

I, Penelope Thornton-McClure, single mom, widow, and independent bookshop owner, was far from a professional sleuth. Sure, I was a longtime fan of the Black Mask school of detective fiction; but a few years back, when the Rhode Island Staties were eyeing me as a person of interest in a murder investigation, I’d needed more than a fictional detective, and I got one

Monday, December 7, 2009

Good News in Threes!

I debated whether or not to say anything about this but I'm so excited that I simply have to tell someone! If I post a review every day until my birthday I'll be completely caught up! As a few of you may have noticed, I've been behind on my reviews almost since I started blogging and right now I'm posting the books I read in May. Who knew taking a few months off reading-wise would come in handy?

My Google Reader is almost whittled down completely as well (the reading blogs are caught up, it's just the others that still have me at 1000+... yes, I read too many blogs!). Hopefully that will be caught up soon as well.

Let's see, want me to share more good news? Okay, I saved the best for last... we've started working on completing the next room in the house (painting, decorating, etc.) and it was where we storing everything (meaning mostly my books). It's going to be my library! Darren went in and started pulling all all the crown molding and the built-in shelf running around the top off of the walls last night. We've got a lot of sanding and stuff to do before I get to completely decide on a wall color (I'm leaning toward a green...) and hubby has to get the wood to build the completely floor to ceiling bookcases. I'm so excited!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Walt!

Happy Birthday Walt! You brought smiles and joy to millions and millions of people during your life and through everything you did you continue to live on in the hearts of those people. Even people who never knew you, people like me who were born years after you had left us feel like Uncle Walt was a dear friend that we never met.

Disney Christmas Song from Once Upon a Christmas:

As Long As There's Christmas from Beauty and the Beast The Enchanted Christmas

Related: Disney Movie Reviews!
Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (Richard Todd died today 1919-2009 RIP)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Over the Top Award

Carol from Carol's Notebook gave me this cute award today! I just love that apron, thank you! :)

Here are the rules:
Answer the following questions using single word answers. Then pass the award to 5 other people and let them know.

Your cell phone? Broken
Your hair? Straight
Your mother? Miss
Your father? Dislike
Your favorite food? Cupcakes
Your dream last night? Vampires
Your favorite drink? Soda
Your dream/goal? Read
What room are you in? Bedroom
Your hobby? Reading
Your fear? Germs
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Disneyland
Where were you last night? Home
Something that you aren’t? Grouchy
Muffins? Blueberry
Wish list item? DVDs
Where did you grow up? Georgia
Last thing you did? Shopped
What are you wearing? Sweater
Your TV? Off
Your Pets? Spoilt
Friends? Friendly
Your life? Happy
Your mood? Tired
Missing someone? Yes
Vehicle? Taurus
Something you’re not wearing?Earrings
Your favorite store? Target
Your favorite color? Blue
When was the last time you laughed? Today
Last time you cried? Yesterday
Your best friend? Mom
One place that you go to over and over? Walmart
Facebook? Yes
Favorite place to eat? Out

Not the easiest thing to do! Here's who I'm picking because I'm fairly sure they'd enjoy doing this. I love all my readers though!:

Alice @ Hello, My Name is Alice
Dottie @ My Blog 2.0
Sam @ Sam's Book Blog
Kelly @ The Chic Geek

And... Naida @ The Bookworm. It's her birthday today so go by and wish her a great one!

Hard Candy Christmas by Dolly Parton

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

No Teaser- Supernatural Instead!

I still haven't found a book that I feel like reading right now so no teaser for me today. However, I decided to check out a show I've heard a lot about: Supernatural. I'm seriously loving it! It's fun and reminds me of Buffy, Blood Ties, and X-Files all rolled into one. So far Dean is my favorite character. So does anyone else watch this show? I'm only on season 2 right now so no spoilers!

I know how both of them feel! Flying doesn't terrify me but I don't find it very comforting either. Clowns on the other hand give me the creeps. I think it's because I watched Stephen King's IT when I was only 5 or 6.... I still can't watch that movie alone.

Up on the Housetop by Reba McEntire

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Musing Monday- Holiday Reading

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading/blogging during the holidays…

How does your reading (or your blogging) fare in the holiday months? Do you read more or less? Do you have to actively make time to read?

During the holidays I never seem to get much reading done. This year had been pretty off for me and some months I haven't read anything at all. I have a feeling December will be like that too. However, in December of 2006 I read 17, in 2007 it was 6 and 2008 was 9 books. Hopefully I can make time to read more this year but I doubt it. :(

From now until Christmas whenever I update I'll try to include a video clip of a Christmas song I'm listening to lately:

Christmas Eve in My Home Town by Kate Smith (introduced by Bing Crosby)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Turkey Day

Hope everyone who is celebrating has a great Turkey Day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Queenly Muppets

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon, Cupcakes, and a Book

I got up a little too early for me today since I stayed up until 3am last night/this morning but I got up for good reason: I went to see New Moon this morning!

I can't say I was really surprised that some of it I didn't like since the angst in the book annoyed me so much but what did shock me was just how much I liked Jacob. With the books I'm die hard Team Edward... now with the movie I'm kind of Switzerland. I still just love Edward though. Okay, I'll talk more about this in a review whenever I get a chance to (hopefully not once it's out on DVD either...)

Okay, after the movie we did a little shopping and I went to one of my favorite places: the cupcake store! It's called Frosting and they are the yummiest gourmet filled cupcakes I've ever had. They have a different set that they sell every day and today was Elvis' Favorite, Cheesecake, Mocha, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Almond, and Lemon Poppy with Apricot. Since they've gone up on their prices I only got one this time but it was the first time I've ever been on a Friday so I got to try something I had hadn't before. That cheesecake was a good choice! It's a white cake filled and topped with cheesecake with a white chocolate coating topped with a cherry. Yummmmy!

On our way home we stopped and picked up Marked by P.C. & Kristin Cast so now I have all of them except the third one and I picked that up at the library so I could re-read them. So that's what I'm off to do now. I'll be around the blogs sometime tonight though!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Recipe: Divine Almond Toffee

Today over on my Movieholic and Bibliophile blog I reviewed Sammi Carter's Candy Apple Dead which came with a few recipes. I made the Divine Almond Toffee from the book and it was surprisingly good! I've never been that fond of toffee but I can't seem to stop eating this stuff so be warned!

Divine Almond Toffee

2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces chocolate chips
1-½ cup sliced toasted almonds, coarsely chopped

Lightly grease a 10x15- inch baking sheet and set it aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, and water and bring slowly to a boil, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
Insert a candy thermometer and cook until the mixture reaches 285 degrees F (soft-crack stage).
Remove from heat and quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda.
Immediately pour the hot mixture onto the greased baking sheet.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot toffee. Let the whole thing sit for 5 minutes, then spread the chocolate evenly over the surface of the toffee with a spatula. Sprinkle the nuts evenly over the top.
Cool completely. Break the hardened toffee into pieces and store in an airtight container (I've been keeping mine in the fridge too).

Makes about 1-½ pounds

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Looking for a book

Hey I'm looking for a book. It's YA and it recently came out. I believe it's somehow loosely based on the Snow White fairy tale but I can't remember the title or the author. Please help!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Twilight Parody

Okay I actually do like Twilight... most of it at least but I couldn't help love this!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Feeling Better and Some Quotes

Hello! Hope everyone who celebrated had a wonderfully happy Halloween! As you may have guessed from this update I'm feeling much better today though the pain has been on and off for the last several days. I'll get around to checking up on everyone and seeing what I've missed over the next week or so.

I actually posted a review today for Inkheart and since it's one of my favorites I thought I'd share the passages I liked best here. There may be spoilers so beware:

Quotes from Inkheart

Some books should be tasted/ some devoured, but only a few/ should be chewed thoroughly.

“If you take a book with you on a journey,” Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, “an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while reading it… yes, books are like flypaper-- memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.”

“You’re the one who says books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.” ~ Meggie

She felt almost as if she could hear the books whispering on the other side of the half-open door. They were promising her a thousand unknown stories, a thousand doors into worlds she had never seen before.

“All books are in safe hands with me,” replied Elinor, sounding cross. “You know that. They’re my children, my inky children, and I look after them well.

The fire licked his skin like something living, a darting, burning creature that he had befriended, a creature that caressed him and danced for him and drove the night away.

Why do grown-ups think its easier for children to bear secrets than the truth? Don’t they know about the horror stories we imagine to explain the secrets? ~ Meggie

“Perhaps there’s another, much larger story behind the printed one, a story that changes just as our own world does. And the letters on the page tell us only as much as we’d see peering through a keyhole. Perhaps the story in the book is just the lid on a pan: It always stays the same, but underneath there’s a whole world that goes on-- developing and changing like our own world.”~ Mo

Mo’s face stayed with her in her slumber. It emerged in her dreams like a dark moon with figures leaping from its mouth, living creatures-- fat, thin, large, small, they hopped out and ran away in a long line. A woman, scarcely more than a shadow, was dancing on the moon’s nose-- and suddenly the moon smiled.

“A world of so many pages, Silvertongue, so very many pages, and I want to write my name on every one of them.” ~ Capricorn

“You know, it’s a funny thing about writers. Most people don’t stop to think of books being written by people much like themselves. They think writers are all dead long ago-- they don’t expect to meet them in the street or out shopping. They know their stories but not their names, and certainly not their faces. And most writers like it that way--.” ~ Mo

“And she loved his ink-black heart. Your heart is a stone, Capricorn, a black stone with about as much human sympathy as a lump of coal, and you are very, very proud of that.” ~ Fengolio

“I mean the magic of the written word. Nothing is more powerful for good or evil, I do assure you.” Fenoglio lowered his voice to a whisper. “I made you yourself out of words and letters, Basta! You and Capricorn.”

She had been right. The world was a terrible place, cruel, pititless, dark as a bad dream. Not a good place to live in. Only in books could you find pity, comfort, happiness-- and love. Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn’t ask anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly. Love, truth, beauty, wisdom, and consolation against death. Who had said that? Someone else who loved books; she couldn’t remember the author’s name, only the words. Words are immortal-- until someone comes along and burns them. ~ Elinor

In books hatred is often described as hot, but at Cpricorn’s festivities Meggie discovered it was cold-- an ice-cold hand that stops the heart and presses it like a clenched fist against the ribs. Hatred made her freeze, in spite of the mild air wafting around her, telling her that the world was a good, safe place.

Meggie stroked its binding as she always did before opening a book. She had seen Mo doing the same. Ever since she could remember she had known that movement-- the way he would pick up a book, stroke the binding almost tenderly, then open it as if he were opening a box filled to the brim with precious things. Of course, the marvels you hoped to find might not be waiting inside the covers, so then you closed the book, sorry that its promise had not been kept. But Inkheart was not a book of that kind. Badly told stories never come to life. There are no Dustfingers in them, nor even a Basta.

“I’m only a kind of book doctor. I can give books new bindings, rejuvenate them a little, stop the bookworms from eating them, and prevent them from losing their pages over the years like a man loses his hair. But inventing the stories in them, filling new, empty pages with the right words-- I can’t do that. That’s a very different trade. A famous writer once wrote, ‘An author can be seen as three things: a storyteller, a teacher, or a magician-- but the magician, the enchanter, is in the ascendant.’ I always thought he was right about that.”

Monday, October 26, 2009


Hey everyone. I'm going to be away from the computer for awhile since I have a kidney infection/stone right now. Tomorrow I get to go to the doctor to get x-rays, wish me luck!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Stuff That I Like

Here's some things I discovered over the past few days that really, really tickled my funny bone:

And while this wasn't quite as funny I really, really love these Halloween songs!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Teaser Tuesday- Awakening

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

    Chloe Saunders, fifteen-year-old Steven Spielberg wannabe, her dreams of writing and directing Hollywood blockbusters shattered on the day she got her first period and started living the kind of life she'd once imagined putting on the screen.
    That's when I started seeing ghosts.

Monday, October 12, 2009

First Mailbox Monday

Hi guys! I'm going to play Mailbox Monday! I get several things in the mail this week, mostly samples I sign up for online and such but occasionally I'll win giveaways! So here are things I got last week:

Last Monday
A Pur Pitcher

Lysol giveaway & earrings from Lucid Jewelry
(not the best pic of me but I am wearing the earrings!)

nothing :(

Two books from Need More Bookshelves
Ghost Ocean by S.M. Peters and The Turning Tide by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Soap and candles from Ozark Scents

Two crotched bees from Parami Panda Crochet &
Smu*Topia Jewelry loose bead on clasp (like to use on a purse zipper)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

:( Sorry!

The next review after The Winged Colt of Casa Mia I was going to do was a follow up of Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes called Theater Shoes. Unfortunately I didn't take very good notes at the time and I don't really remember much of anything about the book. This was in the introduction that I copied down though so I thought I'd share:

Streafeild wrote in 1944:

Some years ago Random House published my story of Pauline, Posy, and Petrova Fossil, three English children who were brought up together as one family. That story finished with Pauline leaving for Hollywood, Petrova settling down near an aerodrome in England, and Posy off to Czechoslovakia to train for the ballet. Since the beginning of the war, innumerable children in America have kindly written to ask me how the Fossil children are getting along; particularly, since the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, I have had anxious inquiries about Posy. I have answered all these letters, but it now happens, owing to the help the Fossil sisters are at present givin to some other children, that in this story I am able to give news of them.

This book is dedicated to all you children in America who have asked kindly after the Fossil sisters. It has been very nice of you to take such an interest.

Title: Theater Shoes
Author: Noel Streatfeild
Series: Shoes, Book 3 (?)
Start & Finished: 3/28/09- 3/29/09
Published: 1945
Publisher: Random House Inc.
Pages: 281 (paperback)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Peeping Pets and Tom

No teaser today since I haven't started a book yet. How about some pictures instead?
I couldn't get the shot I wanted where he had his paws up on the ledge looking in but here's Blazin watching me mop the spare bedroom.
A Mr. Squirrely Squirrel climbed up the brick wall outside of the living room window to peek in on the cat.

My baby girl after I got her attention away from the squirrel.

I know I promised and promised all kinds of pictures of the house and our trip to Georgia and still haven't delivered. Just want you guys to know I haven't forgotten! I've also run out of space on my memory card so expect pics soon :). Hope everyone has a great rest of the week! I'm seriously thinking about doing a poll and letting you guys pick my next read...

Friday, October 2, 2009


I reviewed The Summoning today and it reminded me of a show I used to love on MTV called Fear. Well I found it online! This was such a cool show where there were contestants that had to do dares in haunted locations. It actually had quite a following and was only cancelled due to how much it cost to produce them.

I remember it scaring the heebie jeebies out of me then (I was 13-14 when it was on air) and it still does now. It was kind of like an early Ghost Hunters but they told why that particular place is haunted. A delightful reality TV show that I sure wish would be duplicated one day. Well, I'm off to watch more now, won't you join me?

Have you ever had a ghostly encounter? Do you want one? Not sure if I could deal if I did run into something like that though I've always been a huge ghost story fan. I have a nice collection of collected ghost stories and have checked out all that every library I've been to had available since I was a kid. Do you have any favorite ghost stories or ghost story collections you could recommend me? Please?!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Bobby of Greyfriars Bobby

I'm talking about Greyfriars Bobby again today over on my other blog! Isn't the photo above wonderful? Here is the original caption:Having put his paw print on the dotted line, Bobby, a skye terrier from the north of Scotland, is signed to a Hollywood contract by Walt Disney. The latest in a long line of animal actors Disney has groomed for stardom, the shaggy pooch will have the title role on Greyfriars Bobby, a dog whose devotion to his master earns him immortality.

Now I'm not sure if it's the same Bobby from the film or not but if it is then this little dog was bought by the Chief Constable of Edinburgh whom he gave to a children's home. He lived a little longer than the original Bobby- almost 18 years in fact.