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Next Year Has To Be Better, Right?

I realize my posts have been sporadic of late but I swear it's not my fault. At least not directly. A gremlin (I suspect the same one that William Shatner kept seeing outside his airplane window) has climbed inside my hard drive and caused all sorts of evil things to happen.

I was planning on buying a Mac with my tax refund, but I don't know that I can survive with just my iPad for two whole months. We will see. Forgive what may seem like slacker behavior on my part during that time and know that I will continue to visit your wonderful blogs when I can.

On a more pleasant note, I just finished Stephanie Perkins' second novel, Lola And The Boy Next Door, which made me feel all melty inside (review to follow soon). Damn that woman can write! So I wondered if any of you have read anything lately that caused a strong reaction, good or bad. Please share.
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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - Movie Review

Let me just start by saying I'm not a big action movie fan. At $7.25 for a matinee ticket, I usually look for something more character driven to sink my box office bucks into. But I'm also one of the millions of people who check out www.rottentomatoes.com to get a consensus review for a movie. And with a whopping 93% "fresh" rating and comments praising it as the "action movie of the year", Ghost Protocol was hard to pass up.

I'm not a rabid follower of the franchise, although I did see the first one back in the 90s. Don't worry, you won't have any problem following this one even if you haven't seen any of the others.

You do want to pay attention once the lights go down, though, because the pace is fast and you might miss something if you are away from your seat. If you aren't on the edge of it during the briefcase scene toward the end of the movie, then you haven't been paying attention.

Ghost Protocol is fun for the whole family (no sex and not too much cursing). My daughter loved all the cool gadgets and asked on several occasions, "Do they really make those? Where can you get them?"

My son loved the cars. I told him to save his money.
BMW i8 hybrid
And I enjoyed seeing how well Tom Cruise has held up over the years (he'll be fifty next year). After the whole couch fiasco, I think this might just be the movie that redeems him. Even my kids thought he was cool and that's saying a lot.
Hello, Maverick.
And if you're one of those people who like rating systems, I'd give this one four stars, 8 out of 10 and a highly recommended.

Since I won't be posting again until after Christmas, I would like to wish you all a very merry holiday. And remember, one out of four presents are re-gifted. Think about it.
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Bah Humbug Blahg Fest!


Better late than never, I always say! I got my days mixed up and thought this was supposed to post tomorrow. Try as I might, I couldn't come up with 12 things I disliked enough to talk about, but I did want to mention my top five:

1. All those self-righteous people who say, “You're not finished Christmas shopping yet?!” You know the ones. The aspiring Martha Stewarts who not only finished buying presents in November but who also make their Christmas cookies from scratch and string popcorn for their trees.

2. Non-peppermint candy canes - who thought this was a good idea?

3. The Bell Ringers – This is not a reflection on The Salvation Army as a whole, just the internal conversation all these “Santas” stimulate every time I pass them on my way to spend money that I don't really have (or would rather be saving to spend on myself later). Oh gawd, do I have any change? Is it wrong to give a handful of pennies? Look at him with that smug smile on his face. I bet he hasn't put any money into that kettle thingy. How does he know I didn't give to the last guy I passed? Don't make eye contact, don't make eye contact, don't...sh!t, now I have to give him something. They better not change shifts while I'm in the store because if I have to go through it again with a new guy, he's getting this gum wrapper.

4. Remakes of classic Christmas songs - As much as this will break my daughter's heart, I don't want to hear Justin Bieber sing anything, but especially not a Christmas classic like The Christmas Song. Don't mess with tradition.

5. The local mall - I suggest avoiding it completely between September and February. Amazon RULES!

May all of us finish our Christmas shopping before Christmas Eve (that's what I'm shooting for anyway).

Have a great weekend!


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Let It Snow Book Review

From Goodreads:

Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. 

Thanks to three of today's bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

I really enjoyed this one. John Green is one of my favorite authors (Will Grayson, Will Grayson is FABulous) and this was my first chance to read Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. 

The thing I enjoyed the most about this collection is that the characters are interwoven throughout the stories. All of the protagonists attend the same high school and know each other by varying degrees.I loved the way each of the authors played off the other sections of the novel and it had me wondering how the writing process worked on this one.

All of the stories were sweet and funny with just enough setting thrown in to really put me in a holiday mood. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a Christmas themed story or a good contemporary YA romance. 



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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming


I was supposed to do a book review on the blog today. This was supposed to be an average, ordinary Thursday. But if I've learned anything over the years it's that life sneaks up and clobbers you when you least expect it. And maybe that's what keeps us all from dying of boredom.

My dad walked out of my life twenty-five years ago this past summer. Within a year, he'd divorced my mom and remarried his secretary. I got birthday cards for a couple of years and then nothing. I heard he moved out of state and was raising a family with his new wife.

I never tried to contact him because it hurt too much to even think about what I would say. I remained deeply angry until I had kids of my own and managed to forgive him which I would compare to being able to take a deep breath again.

Today, our family lawyer called. He'd been contacted by my dad's wife stating he was very ill and wished to speak to me. When Mom told me I began sobbing. I don't know where the pain came from but it overwhelmed me. I became that young teenage girl who wondered if she'd caused her dad to leave and why I wasn't worth his time - the young woman who stayed in a bad marriage for far too long because I was determined my relationship wouldn't end up like theirs.

And as I reapplied mascara before work, I wondered if I should call him. Would it do either of us any good? Would it be worth it? I imagined how the call would go. I ran through different scenarios in my head. None of them ended up helping me make a decision and I still haven't.

I don't usually talk about anything too personal on the blog but I wanted to get these feelings out in the open because I've learned it helps me work through them. I know some of you may have gone through similar experiences and I would love to know how you ended up dealing with it.
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Christmastime Is Here...

...as if you haven't noticed.

Hello elves and elfettes! I've missed blogging over the past few weeks but really needed the break. I've been decorating the house and catching up on all of the upcoming blogfests.

Even with all the warm fuzzies, it seems the holidays are never complete without a dollop of frustration, but I'm saving that list for The Bah Humbug Blahg Fest hosted by the one and only Grumpy Bulldog. If you haven't signed up yet, you should consider it.

There is also DL's DeJa Vu Blogfest where something old will be new again.

Last on my list today is a plea for help. I've been reading quite a bit of erotic romance, one of my guilty pleasures, and after all of that steamy dialogue I've found the male voice on my GPS is lacking that certain something (and if I'm not mistaken, he yelled at me today when I missed several turns in a row).

I would love to make driving in the car more enjoyable. So if any of you have found a sexy male voice (perhaps with a French accent) please share him!
Tournez à gauche, s'il vous plaît.
On second thought, I may have a wreck.


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Thankful And Looking Forward


Dropping in from my hiatus to express my gratitude to those of you who have "checked in" on me cyberwise and to also wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

I've been perusing your blogs, and I'm constantly entertained by all of your witty, wise and heartfelt posts about everything from writing to parenting to relationships and beyond.

Along with Christmas decorations (which I'll be putting up tomorrow), this time of year brings out all of the new reading challenge posts for the remainder of 2011 as well as the year to come. As I've almost reached my Goodreads goal of fifty books this year (only one to go!), I thought I would get my goals in writing for the upcoming month to keep my scattered brain on track.

I'm going for the "Buddy The Elf" level and planning on reading 5-9 holiday themed books before the end of December.

I'm aiming for the "Serial Mistleto-er" level here.

I'm going with the "Christmas Tree" level on this one which is 5 or more holiday books by January 6th. And I'll probably throw in the "Fa La La La Films" bonus level because who doesn't like Christmas movies?

I've already got some wonderful books lined up to read:

Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris
Miss Read's Christmas by Dora Saint
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
A Christmas Memory & One Christmas by Truman Capote
A Child's Christmas In Wales by Dylan Thomas
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Gift Of The Magi by O. Henry
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

I'll be returning to regular Tuesday and Thursday posts starting December 6th. Talk to you all soon!
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An Apology And A Hiatus


To all of my bloggy friends out there I would like to apologize for being a bad neighbor. I have failed to comment on any of your blogs for the past couple of weeks, although I've visited when I could.

Unfortunately, things going on in my life unrelated to writing/blogging have left me emotionally and physically drained. Almost as if my creative juices have been sucked out by some sparkly vampire.

For that reason, I'm taking a hiatus from blogging for the rest of November to recharge, which makes me feel a little guilty as I didn't even consider NaNo this year. I hope to be back to normal by December and ready to celebrate the season with all of my wonderful writing buddies.

I hope you all have a magnificent month and that those of you participating in NaNoWriMo reach your goals.
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Spooktacular Hop Winners!

Congrats!

Angela D. - Dracula

Jennifer S. - The Haunting Of Hill House

Kristi H. - Signed ARC of The Replacement

All winners have been notified by email.
Thanks to everyone who entered and have a wonderful weekend!

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YA SPOOKTACULAR - STORY 2 PRIZE PACK!


Welcome, ghosts and goblins, to the Story Two prize pack giveaway. I hope you've all enjoyed the YA Spooktacular this year as much as I have. Are these spooky tales great or what? And there's more to come!

If you missed the beginning of Story Two just click on the banner below to be magically transported.


And if you missed Story One click below to start from the beginning:


I'm really excited be part of the YA Spooktacular for a second year, hosted by Frenzy of Noise & Wicked Awesome Books.

Yesterday, you got to follow along with Story 2: PARTY TIME. Today, you can enter the Story 2 Prize Pack.

Let me remind you of the awesome stuff up for grabs:
  •  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children book/poster
  • Quirk Books Tote Bag
  • Signed copy Swoon/Swear by Nina Malkin
  • finished copy of Fury by Elizabeth Miles
  • signed copy of Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
  • After Obsession (ARC) by Carrie Jones
  • signed copy of Ashes by Ilsa Bick 
  • Entice/Need/Captivate by Carrie Jones
  • signed copy of Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
  • copy of Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
  • finished copy of Darker Still by Leanna Renee Heiber
  • SWAG

Told you it was awesome! All you have to do to enter is fill out the FORM.

Don't forget to check out Story Three: The Corn Stalker tomorrow at Page Turner's Blog and remember to enter for the grand prize drawing at either Frenzy Of Noise or Wicked Awesome Books starting October 31st.

And if you got lost anywhere along the way and don't want to miss out on all of the bonus "tricks and treats", just click on the YA Spooktacular banner at the top of this post for a summary of all the creeptastic fun. Good luck!
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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & The Diary Of A Bookworm for hosting



I've been discussing haunted places in my hometown all month long on the blog, so I thought it was about time for a "treat".

What better way to share my love of the Halloween season than by giving away some of my favorite creepy reads?

Here's what you can win:

THE classic vampire story

If you've only seen the movie, 
you don't know what you're missing

SIGNED ARC
There will be three winners and the only thing you're required to do for entry is to give me your name and email address on the FORM. If you would like extra entries for following and tweeting, just enter those in the appropriate fields as well.

Contest runs from now until midnight on Halloween. I will announce the winners on November 3rd. And please don't forget to visit the other fantastic blogs participating. Find the complete list HERE.
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The Scariest Destination Of All

Thanks so much for visiting My Haunted Hometown with me this month. I've had a blast introducing you to all of these creepy places this Halloween season.


Unfortunately, my own home has turned out to be the scariest place of all this past week as my youngest is suffering from pink eye and bronchitis while my oldest is in bed with pneumonia. And that is the main reason for this succinct post.

I will be back next week with a couple of great giveaways. I wish you all a happy and healthy weekend.
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My Haunted Hometown - Waverly Hills

'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.                                                                           
                                                                     ~William Shakespeare




In the early 1900's, Northern Kentucky was ravaged by an outbreak of the "White Plague" otherwise known as tuberculosis. This prompted the construction of a new state of the art TB hospital.

The building that still stands in Louisville, Kentucky, was opened in 1926 with 435 patient beds, but by 1932, patient numbers had increased to 480 with nearly 100 applicants on a waiting list.

The sprawling 160,000 square foot facility was comprised of five stories and a basement. Like other tuberculosis sanatoriums, it was situated on a hill because elevation to drier, purer air was thought beneficial to sufferers.

Nearly 8000 patients died there from 1926 to 1961 when the hospital was closed. In order to keep up patient morale, a body chute was constructed to dispose of the dead so they would not be visible to the remaining patients. This "death tunnel" stretched 525 feet underground to the bottom of the hill where the bodies of the deceased were collected by the family or cremated.

The sanatorium currently hosts tours with all proceeds going to restoration of the building. The current owners plan on turning it into a bed and breakfast for ghost lovers. If you visit Waverly Hills today, there is a good chance you might run into the spirit of a child that haunts the third floor and has been known to play with toys brought in by visitors. You might also hear the disembodied voices of children chanting "Ring Around The Rosy" up on the roof, encounter an apparition of one of the two nurses who died in room 502, or cross paths with the shadow people of the fourth floor.

The sanatorium has been featured on Ghost Hunters, Scariest Places On Earth, Most Haunted and The Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures.

Waverly is open to the public year around for tours and overnight stays. And don't expect to be able to go whenever the mood strikes because there's a waiting list.

Are you adventurous at heart? Would you spend the night at Waverly Hills?
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My Haunted Hometown - Colville Covered Bridge

Gravedigger, when you dig my grave could you make it shallow so that I can feel the rain?

                                                           Dave Matthews, lyrics from "Gravedigger"




Just a short ride to the East brings us to the next location on My Haunted Hometown tour, The Colville Covered Bridge in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Built in 1877, the bridge is 124 feet long, 18 feet wide and crosses over Hinkston Creek near the city of Paris. It is one of the few Kentucky covered bridges still passable by car.

Of course, traversing through this piece of history is not for the faint at heart.

In the past eighty years, at least three travelers who entered on one side, never emerged from the other, and it's said their spirits haunt the space in between.


All three deaths occurred in the 1930s. A young couple on their way home from prom lost control of their car and plunged into the water below. They were found the next morning drowned in the front seat.

Then there was the elderly Sarah Mitchell who headed out across the bridge by foot on the way to the doctor, but fell dead before she made it to the other end.


Even today, nighttime travelers make their way to the center of the bridge only to see light coming through the floor beneath them as if a car had gone into the creek and the headlights were shining up through the water. Or they hear an elderly woman coughing and crying out for help.

I doubt the living linger too long though. Would you?
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My Haunted Hometown - The Seelbach Hotel

The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always -- take any form -- drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!

                                                                   Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights



The Seelbach Hotel, located in Louisville, Kentucky, was opened in 1905 with an original cost of approximately $990,000.

The rich and infamous have visited the hotel over the years, including Al Capone and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who even featured the hotel in his novel The Great Gatsby as the location of Tom and Daisy Buchanan's wedding. The Hustler starring Jackie Gleason and Paul Newman featured scenes shot in the old Seelbach billiard room (now known as the Oakroom, the hotel's 5-diamond restaurant).


But perhaps the most famous resident of the hotel is Patricia Wilson, also known as the lady in blue. In 1936, Wilson, age 24, had moved to Louisville from Oklahoma with her husband. His work schedule wreaked havoc on their relationship and by 1940 they were separated.


In an attempt to work things out, the couple agreed to meet at the Seelbach for a romantic weekend, only Patricia's husband never showed. He was killed in a car accident on the way to their rendezvous. Patricia was devastated by the loss. Later that day, her body was found at the bottom of a service elevator shaft in the hotel. No one seems to know whether it was an accident or if she deliberately jumped.

In 1987, different staff members reported seeing Patricia Wilson on both the Mezzanine Level and the eighth floor. In both cases, a woman in a blue dress with long black hair was seen walking into the elevator, despite the fact that its doors were closed.

In April 2004, a couple on their honeymoon awoke to find their room freezing cold and the overpowering scent of a woman's perfume in the air. Others have reported disembodied footsteps in the hallway and electrical objects turning off and on. The sightings continue to this day.

For over 100 years, the Seelbach has been a place for the weary traveler as well as the unexplained.

I've been there several times including my senior prom, but have yet to experience the lady in blue. While it's thrilling to think about, I would probably be terrified. I'll stick to watching Ghost Hunters.
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My Haunted Hometown - Fairview Cemetery

It's no accident that the church and the graveyard stand side by side. The city of the dead sleeps encircled by the city of the living.
                                      Diane Frolov, Northern Exposure, Lost and Found, 1992


 

Historic Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, IN, started as five acres of land on the edge of the city. First known as the Northern Burying Ground, it is the final resting place for the majority of the town's earliest families.


Now covering 85 acres, the cemetery holds the entire Culbertson family, whose house we visited earlier in the week, fourteen victims of the Lucy Walker Steamship Explosion of 1844, and several Revolutionary War soldiers.

One of these soldiers, Richard Lord Jones, born 1767, joined the army as a fifer at the age of ten and served three years during which he was captured by the British. Legend says after dark you can still hear him playing his music throughout the cemetery grounds.


It is my plan to visit Fairview on All Hallow's Eve to see if we can pick up anything digitally if the kids don't chicken out on me before then ('cause I'm not going out there alone).

Has anything not easily explainable ever happened to you in a cemetery?
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My Haunted Hometown

Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living.  
                                           ARTHUR C. CLARKE, 2001: A Space Odyssey




The Culbertson Mansion in New Albany, Indiana, was the home of William Culbertson, once the richest man in the state. Built in 1867 at a cost of $120,000, this French Second Empire-style mansion has 25 rooms within 20,000 square feet, and was completed in November 1869.

Features within the three-story edifice include frescoed ceilings, a carved rosewood and mahogany staircase, marble fireplaces, fabric wallpaper and crystal chandeliers. The tin roof was imported from Scotland.

The house has seen many owners and changes since Culbertson and his family roamed the hallways. At the time of his death, William Culbertson willed the home to his third wife who sold it at auction in 1899 for $7,100. During the past century it has belonged to the American Legion and would have been torn down to make way for a gas station if the local historical society hadn't intervened in the late 1960's.

In 1985, the carriage house behind the mansion was opened as a haunted attraction during the month of October. It has raised nearly $600,000 since, with all the proceeds going to a restoration fund. The first floor of the mansion is completely finished and the second floor is well on its way.


Every year, the kids and I head over to the main house for ghost stories. For the admission price of two dollars, we get to trek by candlelight up the long winding staircase to the attic. There we hear about all the odd happenings that have taken place in the mansion including a small stuffed doll that moves from bed to bed in the children's room, and Misty the ghost cat, a favorite of the Culbertson family, that has been seen walking up and down the main staircase when the moon is full.

There have been inexplicable noises -- footsteps, murmurs, and doors slamming -- and sightings of a ghost dubbed the "lady in gray" that some believe is Culbertson's second wife, Cornelia, who died of cholera in 1880. Of his three wives, she lived in the house the longest.
Cornelia Culbertson
The creaky floorboards and the wind whistling through the lone attic window always add to the experience. Every year as we're making our was back down the steps, I tell the kids not to step on the cat. I've never seen Misty, but I figure it's good to be prepared.

I'll be back with another spooky stop in my haunted hometown on Thursday.


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Wait...What Month Is It?


Every October* I look forward to pulling out the horror DVDs and working my way through both the classics,


and some more recent favorites before the witching hour on Halloween.


But in recent years, I've also tried to add some horror novels to my fun-stuff-to-do-in-October list. Besides Stephen King, I haven't read too much of the spooky stuff so I'm asking for your help. Are there any books about things that go bump in the night that you'd recommend? I'm looking for stories that forced you to leave the light on long after you finished reading. The stuff nightmares are made of.


The only new one I have so far is The Woman In Black by Susan Hill that will soon be released as a movie starring Daniel Radcliffe (Pssst...if you haven't seen the trailer yet, you should. It has everything a creepy movie should have, freaky moving toys, little girls reciting weird rhymes, and dead people popping up beside you at the window).

Last year I did a popular series of posts about my haunted hometown and I plan on bringing those back from the grave this October. Plus I'll fill you in on some new creepy places I've found this year. And at the end of the month I'll be participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop because who doesn't love to win stuff?

Have a wonderful weekend!

*Yes, I'm aware it's not technically October, but I love it so much I figured close enough!
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Book Review - You Are My Only



From Goodreads:

Emmy Rane is married at nineteen , a mother by twenty. Trapped in a life with a husband she no longer loves, Baby is her only joy. Then one sunny day in September, Emmy takes a few fateful steps away from her baby and returns to find her missing. All that is left behind is a yellow sock. Fourteen years later, Sophie, a homeschooled, reclusive teenage girl is forced to move frequently and abruptly from place to place, perpetually running from what her mother calls the “No Good.” One afternoon, Sophie breaks the rules, ventures out, and meets Joey and his two aunts. It is this loving family that opens Sophie’s eyes, giving her the courage to look into her past. What she discovers changes her world forever…

The riveting stories of Emmy and Sophie—alternating narratives of loss, imprisonment, and freedom regained—escalate with breathless suspense toward an unforgettable climax.

When I read Beth Kephart's last novel, Dangerous Neighbors, I knew I'd found a unique gem and told everyone who would listen to go out and buy it. I eagerly awaited her newest release, You Are My Only, and I wasn't disappointed.

As I read her luscious descriptions and insanely poetic use of the English language, I found myself hoping the story would never end. You Are My Only is a heart-wrenching mystery, full of intrigue and just a touch of romance thrown into the mix. As near to perfect as I've read in a long time. I urge you not to miss this one. Highly recommended.

You can pre-order from Amazon here - You Are My Only
And for the stories behind the books, you can also visit Beth's blog here.
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What I Did On My Summer Vacation Blogfest!


First, I want to thank Michael for hosting this blogfest. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else did during the summer months.

I, unfortunately, did not travel to any exotic locations over the summer due to lack of funding despite the fact that I logged 2700 hours at my day job during the season (I'm asking Santa for a raise this year).

That's not to say my summer wasn't a productive one. From June 21st through September 22nd I read twenty books, wrote four short stories and five flash fiction pieces. I posted to the blog 25 times, including four blogfests and three book reviews. I also celebrated my one year blogoversary and have been doing some heavy volunteering for my daughter's softball league (Go Hurricanes!).

We spent quite a few days at the newly renovated waterpark just up the road from us.




And I did manage to plan a day trip recently to a local orchard/winery/petting zoo where I sampled the spiced apple wine and the kids got licked by goats (Ewww). So we all had a great time!


That sums up my summer “staycation”.

What was your favorite part of summer?

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Worst Movies Ever Blogfest!


Thanks to Alex for hosting another fun blogfest!

I normally can find some redeeming quality for every movie I see. But some are so disappointing that I feel the need to warn people about them. You know the ones. You exit the theater feeling like you've been violated. And it's even worse because you paid money to feel that way.

Even if you can see them for free, the five movies I'm about to list will rob you of precious minutes of your life,



First on the list is Jaws 3 originally released in 3D. This was the first 3D movie I had ever seen and I was so excited. I expected things to jump off the screen at me, to be nearly able to feel the teeth of America's longest standing reason not to go into the water. What a crock. The 3D was laughable and the plot even more so. By the end, I was hoping everyone would be eaten.



 

Epic Movie - I guess we have Scary Movie to blame for all of these lame spoof films that came after it, but this one was particularly agonizing to sit through. I didn't crack a smile the whole 86 minutes of seemingly endless torture.





 
I watch a lot of horror movies and I've seen some real stinkers. But Leprechaun tops my list. Even with my fear of little people in creepy makeup, this one just didn't do it for me. Most famous quoted line from this movie, "I NEED ME GOLD!" 'Nuf said.









Son Of The Mask - I got roped into watching this one by my kids and I may never forgive them. Although I did find the baby scarier than the little guy in Leprechaun.







And last but not least I've chosen My Sister's Keeper - The acting wasn't bad and even people who hadn't read the book expected to bring tissues to the theater, but the reason this made my list was because they completely changed the ending of the story from book to screen. And this wasn't a minor change - a different character died! Unforgivable.




If you've enjoyed this post, I'm sure you will love visiting all of the other participating blogs. That's what I'm off to do.

What's the worst movie you've ever seen?
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