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Happy Halloween

Well, I have closed and locked the door. My trick-or-treating is done for the year. It was an odd holiday for me. This is my first Halloween since Peppy passed away. I think about that little dog everyday. When the phone rings, I look for him so I wont step on him on the way to the phone. Every doorbell or knock and I look for Peppy before answering the door.

Peppy would lose his mind during Halloween. He hated Wolfie, my wolfman decoration, and the trick-or-treaters drove him crazy.  Time to start taking down the Halloween decor — sad isn’t it.

I think I’ll begin by working on this bowl of candy. You gotta start somewhere. Well folks, that’s Halloween from sunny Florida…

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Posted by on October 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

My review of Steampunk Style 2

As we get closer and closer to my favorite holiday, Halloween, I am drawn more and more to goth and Steampunk. As luck would have it, Titan Books was kind enough to send me a copy of their latest steampunk book. This little gem is titled Steampunk Style 2.

Steampunk Style 2 covers steampunk with an Asian flair. Enjoy my review and thumb-through of the book ……….

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Titan Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2017 in Steampunk Book Review

 

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Stephen King’s IT (Book) – Thug Notes Summary & Analysis

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

A dear friend sent me a Halloween card

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On a certain level, I think she knows me “TOO” well. Below is a picture of my first Halloween. I couldn’t understand how everyone in the neighborhood knew who I was with this disguise.  Maybe it was more “ME” than I knew…

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Posted by on October 25, 2017 in Barry rant

 

Problems with the Hampton Roads Plain & Simple series

If you are not familiar with the Hampton Roads Plain & Simple series, they are books on various spiritual topics.  Currently, I am reading “Medicine Wheel Plain & Simple” and “Fairies Plain & Simple”.

Here are my issues with the books:

  1. They are like peanuts, you can’t stop with just one.
  2. I hate the subtitle “The Only Book You’ll Ever Need” — heresy
  3. People want to borrow them. — double heresy
  4. Picking out a favorite. — seriously?
  5. Not big enough to cover your face for a proper nap.

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You’ve been warned. Try a Hampton Roads Book at your own risk.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Happy Monday

A front has pushed through and I will be getting some cooler weather. At last, it will feel a little bit like Fall. Time for some Bobby Pickett and all things pumpkin spice.

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2017 in Barry rant

 

Review: The Ghost Studies: New Perspectives on the Origins of Paranormal Experiences

The Ghost Studies: New Perspectives on the Origins of Paranormal ExperiencesThe Ghost Studies: New Perspectives on the Origins of Paranormal Experiences by Brandon Massullo

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent!
Less than two hundred pages, you will go through this book fairly quickly. “The Ghost Studies” has an excellent Index, and Notes section making it both easy to navigate and a great jumping off point for your own research. Each chapter ( for example “Not Everything is Paranormal” ) concludes with a brief summary.
All in all, I really enjoyed it but I wanted more.
Maybe that’s what Massullo had in mind?

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Posted by on October 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Coffee with Poe

Who wouldn’t want a little Poe with their coffee? Source… http://www.andrewbarger.com/coffeewithpoe.html

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2017 in book news

 

To Kill A Mockingbird — banned

When I was a little boy, I had a few heroes. I loved Horatio Hornblower, Cyrano de Bergerac, Batman, and Atticus Finch. They were, in a certain sense, role models for me then like the Kardashians are for today’s children.

Imagine my disappointment in learning than a school is banning To Kill A Mockingbird because it makes people uncomfortable.

“There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ’em all away from you. That’s never possible.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

source: http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/counties/harrison-county/article178572326.html

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2017 in Barry rant, book news

 

Rare bookseller banned for selling Templar mugs

A woman who sells rare books has been banned for selling Templar mugs and cups. The fear is that a Muslim may have been or may be offended by a reference to the Knights Templar. Really?

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source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4973074/Market-trader-56-BANNED-town-centre.html

 
 
 
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