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2 Mini Review - Ghosts of the Civil War and Drink Deep

The Civil War left behind unforgettable stories of brave soldiers, heartbroken families, violent battles . . . and a paranormal legacy that continues to fascinate and scare us more than 150 years after the war ended. Paranormal investigator Rich Newman presents over 160 different locations with reported supernatural activity related to the Civil War. Explore major battlefields, smaller skirmishs, forts, cemeteries, homes, and historic buildings teeming with ghosts. Discover the rich history of these Civil War locations and why so many souls linger long after death. Featuring terrifying, heartbreaking, and captivating ghost stories, this book helps you uncover the supernatural secrets of America's deadliest war. Book Breakdown  Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.  The civil war, the saddest war, the war that cost so many lives. So many people died on the battle field fighting for what they believed in, even though the South were a bunch of.... anyway. 

Music Monday - M83

This meme is hosted over at  Always Me . Title: Graveyard Girl  Favorite Lyrics: Death is her boyfriend She spits on summers and smiles to the night She collects crowns made of black roses But her heart is made of bubble gum Title: Midnight City Favorite Lyrics: Waiting for a roar Looking at the mutating skyline The city is my church It wraps me in the sparkling twilight

Kellie's Diary - Review

A series of diary entries through the eyes of a little girl as she tries to survive the end of the world. What if the early 1990's didn't happen as we remember it? What kind of world would we live in today? This story is told from the viewpoint of 9-year-old Kellie, a typical third-grade girl living her life as anyone else would, and she shares her daily activities with her diary. When the world crumbles and the dead walk, Kellie struggles to survive and find her way home, all the while sharing her tale with her diary. This is an account of our hypothetical past, present and future. Book Breakdown  So it sounded really good and it was free so I decided to give it a shot. It wasn't bad... just boring. I saw that some people were saying that they hated how Kellie was just scared all the time but I got that, she's just a little girl. She's actually doing really well for a little girl but where it was a diary, we miss all the good parts... if that makes any sense.  I do

Mini Book Review - Friday Night Bites

You’d think headlines like that would have provoked the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we’re enjoying a celebrity status reserved for the Hollywood elite—fending off paparazzi only slightly less dangerous than cross and stake-wielding slayers. Don’t get me wrong, Joe Public isn’t exactly thrilled to be living side-by-side with the undead, but at least they haven’t stormed the castle yet. But all that will change once they learn about the Raves—mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle and drink themselves silly. Most civilized vampires frown on this behavior, putting mere mortals at ease with their policy of asking a person’s consent before taking a big gulp of the red stuff. However, that doesn’t make good copy for a first time reporter looking to impress his high society family. So now my “master,” the centuries old, yet gorgeously well-preserved Ethan Sullivan, wants me to reconnect wit

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Scary Novel

This meme is hosted by myself and Laura from  Blue Eye Books What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Favorite/Least Favorite Scary Novel Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought why not do a topic about scary books? It seemed fitting and since I love Halloween, I decided why not? So sadly, I've not read a lot of scary novels because I get scared of them. I can watch any horror film and yeah it's scary while watching it but the next day I'm over it. Not scared anymore. There is something more scary about a horror novel as you create the world, it can get as scary as your imagination lets it.  So yeah, my mind runs away with horror novels and it gets so scary in my mind that I have nightmares and I'm scared to walk in the dark, I won't even get up to go to the bathroom a

NaNoWriMo 2017

So it's almost here. That time of the year where my anxiety level goes through the roof and I start to question my own insanity... oh don't worry, I'm just talking about NaNoWriMo. I'm sure everyone know what that is but just in case you don't, let me explain. It lasts the whole month of November. The goal is to write 50,000 in that month. Yeah, lots of words in a short amount of time. I often find myself deciding if I should run away into the middle of nowhere so I have an excuse for not writing but I just can't do that. It's not in my nature. I've actually made it the last two years I've done NaNoWriMo... which is also the only years I've done this. So I feel very proud of myself and I hope to keep that up. Though usually I'm better prepared. This time, all I got is the simple plot which may change as I'm sure I like everything yet. It's about a girl whose mother remarries and that leaves her and her younger sister to deal with four

Top 6 TV Shows of 2017

I don't talk enough about TV shows and I want to change that starting now! I don't watch a lot of TV as I read and work too much to do that... but I still do watch TV so I want to talk about the TV shows I watched and loved this year. These aren't in any order as it would be so hard to do that. 6) 13 Reasons Why Goddess, I know this show has taken hits from people who think it's harmful and SJWs but I loved it! I did a whole post about how much I freaking loved it. I don't think I've ever watched a TV show so freaking fast in my life. I had it on in the shower and got shampoo in my eyes trying to still watch it. I was that entranced.  5) Riverdale  I actually watched this one because some of my Twitter friends were talking about it and I thought why not? I know a lot of people hate that it's not like the comics but I am not one of them, I never really got into the Archie comics so this doesn't bother me. Though I do understand why it would bother those

Top Ten Scary/Creepy Movies to Watch in October

Halloween is coming and everyone knows what that means... we want to be scared! Bring on the scary movies and the fall weather, candy, and even those painted black skulls hanging off silvery chains! Wait, is that last one just me? Sorry...  Where is a good place to start when it comes to scary movies? Well, look no further! I got you covered in this post! 10) Hocus Pocus I mean come on! This is a great one! Even more so if you have young ones around and don't want them sleeping in your bed because they are scared to death. Also it's a classic!  9) IT The new remake is getting so many great reviews that it sounds like the perfect thing to see during Halloween. Also seeing a scary movie in theater just makes it that much worse (in a good way) when you're in the dark with surround sound.  8) The Blair Witch Project So I believe this was the first found footage movie. It was the best and set the bar for any other ones that followed after it and in my opinion, none of the others

Music Monday - Evanescence

This meme is hosted over at  Always Me . Evanescence is one of my favorite bands. They led me into Goth music and into my true love of music. So without them I wouldn't have found my favorites. Also, I love Amy Lee to pieces and her voice is amazing.  Title: Imperfection Favorite Lyrics: We stand undefined Can't be drawn with a straight line This will not be our ending We are alive, we are alive Title: Bring Me to Life Favorite Lyrics: Frozen inside, without your touch Without your love, darling Only you are my life Among the dead I've been sleeping a thousand years it seems Got to open my eyes to everything Don't let me die here Bring, me, to, life

September 2017 - Wrap Up!

I read 20 books last month. I'm super proud of that number! I read 11 manga and 9 books. Well really two were DNFs but I still count them as I did at least try to read them last month. So I guess I really only read 18 books in full. Which still isn't bad at all. So here we go! Let's get into the books I read last month! Something I forgot to mention last wrap up was I passed my Goodreads Goal of 119. As of writing this, I've read 137 books for the year. Yeah I will take that.  Now starting with the manga.  1) L-DK Volume 1 2) L-DK Volume 2 3) L-DK Volume 3 4) L-DK Volume 4 5) L-DK Volume 5 6) L-DK Volume 6 7) L-DK Volume 7 8) L-DK Volume 8 9) L-DK Volume 9  10) L-DK Volume 10  11) Sailor Moon Volume 1  Now on to the DNFs for this month. Which I hate, I don't DNF very often and then I have two in one month. 1) Roar 2) 27 Hours Now onto the books I did read and enjoyed!  1) Some Girls Bite 2) Friday Night Bites 3) Bitten  4) Llewellyn's 2018 Magical Almanac   5) L