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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:32 AM

I've spent a lot of time at home over the past couple months but it does get boring so I went to the bookstore.   I still like wandering around in real time bookstores by means of my feet.  They are full of people, odd assortments of interesting items, coffee shops and books.  I enjoy it all yet I was on a mission.  Neil Gaiman.

American Gods.  He wrote the book.  He won a few awards for it.  It's SF & F.   What I didn't understand was the description on the cover.  The Bestselling Underground Novel??  Where did that come from?

So I read it.  I found why the word, "Underground" was used.  The novel makes social, political and religious implications.  It was a good read.  Do not be daunted by the size of it.   I read it for entertainment.  Afterwards I thought about what it was that he had to say.  The novel still sits upon my table because I've considered more than once, reading it again.

This is getting to long.  What's Everyone reading?
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:57 AM

I am reading a romance novel ;)
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:23 AM

Me too.  Have you read any Debbie Macomber?  I came across her in a coloring book.  (I did say that I was bored).  I liked the pictures, especially those of the Inn.   After I read all those and I followed up with the Blossom Street series.   Those are good.   She covers a whole town.  Series after series after series.

You are not the only one.  Romance can be fun. :good:
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:52 AM

I haven't read his book(s), but  I loved the TV series American Gods.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:26 PM

I've been reading the "Our Neighborhood Ghosts" series: Hauntings in Plymouth, Carver and Their Neighbors; Hauntings in Middleborough, Lakeville and Their Neighbors; Hauntings Along The South Shore And Far Afield.

Also,I'm a huge fan of Barbara Michaels(aka Elizabeth Peters): I've reread Witch (ghostly happenings in an old southern cottage) and Vanish With The Rose (about  ghostly happenings in a stately old southern mansion) ump-teem times.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:52 PM

I've been on a kick reading non-fiction books about all kind of paranormal/UFO things. I've talked about Hunt for the Skinwalker before. Mothman Prophecies by John Keel is a great read, he was in Point Pleasant investigating UFO stuff when the bridge collapsed. The book isn't really about mothman as much as it is UFO's and other weird stuff happening in the town, including weird phone calls he and his contacts got...something intelligent messing with them.

Colonel John B Alexander's UFO's, Myths, Conspiracies and Realities.

Tom Delonge's two books, Sekret Machines and Gods, Man and War (<---the better of the 2)

William Birnes two books about his TV show, UFO Hunters parts 1 and 2, and then one with Philip Corso, The Day After Roswell

Virtually every Stephen King book from the past 10 years

Keith Richard's Life, a great read for rock and roll fans

Als the books by Zak Bagans, and Nick Groff. Both were pretty bad.


Aside from the last 3 I mentioned, most of the books point to UFO's not necessarily being from outer space, but something else entirely
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:34 PM

I'm a big fan of Steven King. The books It and The Stand are long reads. :lol:

I read Keel's Mothman Prophecies back in High School

I've read Meat Loaf's To Hell And Back. Wow, the things he's been through. Soon after Meat's Mother passed away from cancer, his father tried to kill him. He attack Meat and tried to stab him with a knife.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:20 PM

 Menet, on 14 September 2017 - 07:23 AM, said:

Me too.  Have you read any Debbie Macomber?  I came across her in a coloring book.  (I did say that I was bored).  I liked the pictures, especially those of the Inn.   After I read all those and I followed up with the Blossom Street series.   Those are good.   She covers a whole town.  Series after series after series.

You are not the only one.  Romance can be fun. :good:

No I haven't but must soon :D I have read all of Connie Mason's
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:20 AM

Thanks for the titles and/or authors!
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:50 AM

Nice to see John Keel getting attention, love his works and theories about Ultraterrestrials.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:22 PM

Last book I read was "The Stinky Cheese man"
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:04 PM

I'm reading Shackles by Dianne Wilson. It's Christian fiction..... very good book.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:59 PM

I am into the 3rd book of a new series. Born to Darkness: Ruby Shadows :yes:
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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

Thank you!!  I went back to the bookstore and bought 2 more Neil Gaiman.  "The Ocean at the End of the Lane".  Quick read and I enjoyed it very much.  And then "Neverwhere".  I'm having a hard time with it because I bought the original script and things don't translate easily.   I've got to get the first publication.   I get the idea from reading him that his agents and publisher hold him back on the first editions and then he republishes and puts in what he agreed to omit.

Jim Butcher's, "The Dresden File" series" and Charlaine Harris's, "Midnight TX" series.   Now I'm burnt out.
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Posted 19 September 2017 - 03:54 PM

I love Robert Ellis Cahill books. I have all but one of them.

New England Collectible Classics (Chandler-Smith Publishing)
  • New England Witches and Wizards
  • New England's Ghostly Haunts
  • New England's Mad and Mysterious Men
  • New England's Strange Sea Sagas
  • Finding New England's Shipwrecks and Treasures
  • New England's War Wonders
  • New England's Visitors from Outer Space
  • The Horrors of Salem's Witch Dungeon (The Lauren Robinson Story)"
  • The Old Irish of New England
  • New England's Naughty Navy
  • New England's Viking and Indian Wars
  • New England's Riotous Revolution
  • New England's Pirates and Lost Treasure
  • New England's Mountain Madness
Old Salt Box Publishing House
  • Things That Go Bump in the Night
  • Strange Superstitions
  • New England's Ancient Mysteries
  • Haunted Ships of the North Atlantic
  • Sugar and Spice
  • Haunted Happenings
  • Amazing Fish Stories
  • Strange Beliefs, Customs & Superstitions
  • Christmas Memories
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishments
  • Curious Customs and Cures
  • Lighthouse Mysteries of the North Atlantic
  • Diary of the Depths (Dorrance & Company)
  • The Wayward Sheriffs of Witch County (Old Pine Tree Publishing House)
  • The Balloon Tree: A Memoir of American Kids Growing Up During WWII (Old Pine Tree Publishing House) ( :cwy: Don't have)

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 04:04 PM

I also love the books by Edward Lodi.

Books:
Marmalade and Murder (Rock Village Publishing, 2008)
Moonlight Harvest (Rock Village Publishing, 2007)
Murder at Anawan Rock (Rock Village Publishing, 2010)
Murder in an Old, Dark House (Rock Village Publishing, 2016)
Murder on a Lonely Bog (Rock Village Publishing, 2014)
Till Human Voices Wake Us... (Rock Village Publishing, 2009)
Witches and Widdershins (Rock Village Publishing, 2004)

Anthologies:
Brief Grislys ( The Apocryphile Press, 2013)
Poe's Lighthouse (Cemetery Dance, 2006)
Polterguests (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2016)
To Unsnare Time's Warp (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2016)

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

Hi, Mac:

Where do you keep them all?  I"m sure that isn't your entire library.  I've been telling myself I've got to get rid of some these books.  They aren't reference books, just entertainment.  Your New England list looks like reference books?
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Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:10 PM

I've a whole lot more books, most are first editions. Here are some of them.

Mark Nesbitt
  • Ghosts of Gettysburg: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield (Volume 1) (1991)

Blue Balliett:
  • The Ghosts of Nantucket: 23 True Accounts (1984)
  • Nantucket Ghosts: 44 True Accounts (2006)
  • Nantucket Hauntings: 21 Firsthand Encounters with the Supernatural (1993)

Arthur Myers:
  • Ghostly American Places (1995)
  • The Ghostly Gazetteer: America's Most Fascinating Haunted Landmarks (1990)
  • The Ghostly Register (1986)

Ivor Ll. Tuckett:
  • The Evidence for the Supernatural: A Critical Study Made with "Uncommon Sense" (1911)

Curt Norris:
  • The Boston Bogeyman and More New England Mysteries (1995)
  • Ghosts I Have Known: And other true tales of suspense (1998)
  • Little-Known Mysteries of New England (True Crime Stories) (1992)
  • The Man Who Talked to Trees-- And More Strange New England Tales (1996)
  • Mr. Spooner's in the Well and Other Massachusetts Mysteries (1997)

Charles Turek Robinson:
  • New England Ghost Files (1994)
  • True New England Mysteries, Ghosts, Crimes, Oddities (1997)

Holly Mascott Nadler:
  • Ghosts of Boston Town (2002)
  • Haunted Island (1994)
  • Vineyard Supernatural: True Ghost Stories from America's Most Haunted Island (2008)

Jack Bochar & Bob Wasel's
  • Haunted Gettysburg: Eye witness accounts of the supernatural (1996)
  • More Haunted Gettysburg: Eye Witness Accounts of the Supernatural (1997)
  • Number 3: Haunted Gettysburg: Eye witness accounts of the supernatural (2003)

Mark Jasper:
  • Haunted Inns of New England (2000)
  • Haunted Cape Cod & the Islands (2002)
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Bram Stoker
  • Dracula (1897)

Colin Wilson:
  • Poltergeist!: A Study in Destructive Haunting (1981)

Hans Holzer:
  • Ghost Hunter (1963)
  • Yankee Ghosts (1966)
  • Where the Ghosts Are: The Ultimate Guide to Haunted Houses (1984)
  • Ghosts of New England: True Stories of Encounters With the Phantoms of New England and New York (1989)
  • True Ghost Stories (2001)
  • More Where The Ghosts Are: The Ultimate Guide to Haunted Houses (2002)
  • Poltergeists: True Encounters with the World Beyond (2012)

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:48 PM

Nice collection, Mac!
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:18 AM

I've more, but I'd have to go into the cellar and rifle through a couple closets to find them all.

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