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    I really did enjoy this book. I got it only because of the movie and thought it would be a good one to read before seeing it on the screen. It was quick, smart, and a little scary. I don't do horror, not because I don't enjoy it, I just have too much other stuff on my to read list. Oh, and I get really, really freaked out when reading even the slightest scary bit in a book. I loved the writing, enjoyed the vocabulary (had to use a dictionary a few times which I love), and liked the storyline.

    Bellman &Black - From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield, comes a dark and mesmerizing ghost story guaranteed to haunt you to your very core. As a boy, William Bellman commits one small, cruel act: killing a bird with his slingshot. Little does he know the terrible consequences of the deed, which is soon forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to be a man blessed…

    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Loved this fairy tale by Paula Brackston. Definitely something I'd recommend to others | Draft's End

    I never read this book as a child - I was 45 yrs old the first time. I fell in love not only with this book, but the author and the whole concept as entertainment as well as provoking thought.

    The White Devil by Justin Evans. Seventeen-year-old Andrew Taylor has been sent to a British boarding school, which is also haunted by the ghost of a long-dead student. But when Andrew's classmates start dying of a mysterious disease, he realizes that the ghost is targeting his classmates, and that he, Andrew, may be next. This is a truly creepy story...make sure to read it with the lights on!

    Someone by Alice McDermott #historicalfiction #literature "A perfectly ordinary life in recollections –recollections I could imagine my old self will go through one day… not exactly the same but similar enough."

    I picked this book up because of the positive quote from Susanna Kearsley on the front cover. She did not steer me wrong. I loved this book. Part ghost story, part romance, and part mystery. A wonderful, compelling read with great characters and an evocative setting.