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Subject: Pimp your best Halloween type book to me
Date Posted: 9/25/2007 11:43 AM ET
Member Since: 6/16/2005
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I have a couple of extra credits rolling around and no books coming in. I'm looking for book suggestions for Halloween books. Either decorating or stories with Halloween in them. I'm not looking for romance or horror. If you have something that you think would knock my socks off, post it here.

Date Posted: 9/25/2007 12:18 PM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2006
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I have a book called 'The Everything Kids Halloween Puzzle and Activity Book' its brand new I was at a going out of business sale and they had several of these books they were giving away. I used one with my little cousins and had a blast. It has quite a few different games and activities you and do with kids and had a list of websites with other Halloween activities. This was a very educational book for my cousins as well had games where they had to count things and get the correct value and has words games. I really liked having this book when I was babysitting not to long ago. If you think you might be interested check it out on my shelf. Thanks for listening to my rambling :-)

Amber

Date Posted: 9/25/2007 1:59 PM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2007
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I have an audiobook of The Night Country on my shelf.  It's creepy, but I wouldn't call it horror, and it takes place on Halloween:

At midnight on Halloween in a cloistered New England suburb, a car carrying five teenagers leaves a winding road and slams into a tree, killing three of them. One escapes unharmed, another suffers severe brain damage. A year later, summoned by the memories of those closest to them, the three who died come back on a last chilling mission among the living.

A strange and unsettling ghost story in the tradition of Ray Bradbury and Shirley Jackson, The Night Country creeps through the leaf-strewn streets and quiet cul-de-sacs of one bedroom community, reaching into the desperately connected yet isolated lives of three people changed forever by the accident: Tim, who survived yet lost everything; Brooks, the cop whose guilty secret has destroyed his life; and Kyle's mom, trying to love the new son the doctors returned to her. As the day wanes and darkness falls, one of them puts a terrible plan into effect, and they find themselves caught in a collision of need and desire, watched over by the knowing ghosts.

Macabre and moving, The Night Country elevates every small town's bad high school crash into myth, finding the deeper human truth beneath a shared and very American tragedy.

I listened to this book on a long car ride at night - pretty creepy, yet thought-provoking, as well.

Date Posted: 9/25/2007 4:13 PM ET
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Amber, that sounds good. I have no kids, so I wouldn't be interested. However, someone else is and she should be ordering it. If I had a child, I would snatch it in a heartbeat. Thanks for posting!!

Laura, that sounds interesting. *pondering*

Date Posted: 9/26/2007 12:35 AM ET
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Bernie - for some reason it's the oldest item on my shelf and deserves a good home.  Are we allowed to offer audiobooks for 1 credit?  If so, consider it offerred. :)

ETA:  It is abridged though - 4 hours on 3 casettes.



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