My Copy: 9780312868857 (image from aintitcoolnews.com) Just one more day until Halloween...muahahahaha! Another book blogger put this book on my radar with her top 10 scariest books list. I hadn't heard of Hell House, but when I heard Stephen King praise it as the "scariest haunted house novel ever written," then I had to take … Continue reading Hell House, by Richard Matheson
My Copy: 9780760734186 (image from amazon.com) I couldn't help it. Halloween's almost here, I had to trip down the memory lane of Halloweens-past. The "Scary Stories" books were what I looked forward to most as a child and best thing I discovered in daycare. When I found these books compiled into a single volume--25 years … Continue reading The Scary Stories Treasury, ed. by Alvin Schwartz
My Copy: 9780809023097 (image from amazon.com) Previously titled The Accident, Day is the last book of the Night trilogy and the second fiction book of the series. I found this one a tough read, with questions that kept me going long after I closed the book. Day is about an anonymous narrator who is with … Continue reading Day (The Night Trilogy, #3), by Elie Wiesel
I’m not usually a re-blogger, but there seem to be quite a few good ones this week…and I can see the people described very clearly in these words in my own past and present…and the new generation coming up. Hope we can let civility reign again, and learn how to deal with disappointment
“War is what happens when language fails.”
— Margaret Atwood
We all fight with someone, even the people we love the most. We fought all the time, nearly daily for some, but it’s rare we reach for physical violence to get our point across. It is common to reach for emotional savagery at the slightest threat to our self-image, our way of thinking, or our sense of control. Real or perceived we are quick to hate, to degrade, and to cut off people around us for the smallest transgression because we have lost the ability to really tell one another how we feel, and to really listen to the feelings of another.
We’ve all utilized violence at some point on siblings or schoolmates. Some have hit their children or had to fight a stranger. Worse are those who have struck a spouse, a parent, an animal. I’ve seen it all and done…
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My Copy: 9780809037728 (image by goodreads.com) Dawn is a surprising book in the mix. It hooked me, a story about a young man, a Holocaust survivor-turned freedom fighter, who has been tasked with killing a British soldier in retribution for the hanging of one of their Jewish fighters. Both deaths will take place at dawn. … Continue reading Dawn (The Night Trilogy #2), by Elie Wiesel
My inner Geography-teacher really wishes I knew more about GIS technology and how to do it myself. But I hope these projects get a lot of info out there. I couldn't help but pass along this one. Great information for the having. Source: Mapping Racism And Assessing the Success of the Digital Humanities Original post … Continue reading Cross-post: Mapping Racism And Assessing the Success of the Digital Humanities
My Copy: 9780374500016 (image from amazon.com) I've read this thin book several times, but I can't help still taking more than a day to read it. I let the language of the new translation soak in a bit. The style is unique in short memoirs, and you're basically right there with Mr. Wiesel as he … Continue reading Night, by Elie Wiesel
You probably noticed I haven't written in a week. Too many 14 hour days of work and crises have infiltrated. Add some horrible "sleep" to that, because now I ONLY seem to dream about work. I've touched on this problem of working in my sleep already, but I haven't really had much luck (or much … Continue reading #043–Can we really change and control our dreams?
I downloaded the series a few weeks ago (legally) and finally had a full day at home to take care of some filing and paperwork, so I started the series over and watched every episode (I only caught the first two on TV before my work hours went wonky). I thought it was an interesting … Continue reading Binge-watching “Manhunt: Unabomber” got me thinking today…
(cover image from quebecreadingconnection.ca) I was at the Holocaust Museum Houston a few years ago when I first saw this one. By then, I'd had my mind opened to the power of graphic novels and how they can say things versus traditional print novels. And it was about Houston. So I snatched it up. The … Continue reading The Silence of Our Friends, by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, & Nate Powell