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Stephen King * The night shift * The Graveyard Shift

From The Night Shift 1978 short story collection comes another one of the dark kind. A young drifter named Hall has been working at a decrepit textile mill in a small town in Maine when the cruel foreman, Warwick, recruits him and others to assist with a massive cleaning effort. The basement of the old mill has been abandoned for decades, and over the years, a monumental infestation of rats has taken hold.
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The Sailor’s Mother * William Wordsworth Poem

Josef Rippl Ronai - Woman with a bird cage 1892
Josef Rippl Ronai – Woman with a bird cage 1892

ONE morning (raw it was and wet–
A foggy day in winter time)
A Woman on the road I met,
Not old, though something past her prime:
Majestic in her person, tall and straight;
And like a Roman matron’s was her mien and gait. Continue reading “The Sailor’s Mother * William Wordsworth Poem”

Haruki Murakami * After the quake book review

For the characters in after the quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away. Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box.
Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. ‘When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,’ says Frog. ‘And right now he is very, very angry.

No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself

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Time is not a line, but a dimension

Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space. If you can bend space you can bend time also, and if you knew enough and could move faster than light you could travel backward in time and exist in two places at once.

It was my brother Stephen who told me that, when he wore his raveling maroon sweater to study in and spent a lot of time standing on his head so that the blood would run down into his brain and nourish it. I didn’t understand what he meant, but maybe he didn’t explain it very well. He was already moving away from the imprecision of words.

But I began then to think of time as having a shape, something you could see, like a series of liquid transparencies, one laid on top of another. You don’t look back along time but down through it, like water. Sometimes this comes to the surface, sometimes that, sometimes nothing. Nothing goes away.

Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood

Let the old dreams die * John Ajvide Lindqvist

How do you recognize a great love?

When I saw this book on the Library sale I squeaked with excitement as I haven’t read anything from John Ajvide Lindqvist in more than 6 months and I am proud to declare myself a fan (on top of the known 17 who showed up at his signing show) and promptly bought the book not knowing what to expect from such a raw writer.

As a reminder, here are the other books from John Ajvide Lindqvist I’ve read:

Based on the notes at the back of the book (yes, I’ve read those too), this book comes before Harbour and it was intended to present another ending for Let the Right One In in light of the movies that came out.

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Why You Should Plan a Kids’ Only Thanksgiving Party

Are you a parent? If so, there is a good chance that you already know just how much children like the holidays, as well as parties. For that reason, you may want to think about planning a kids’ only Thanksgiving party. Being a parent, you will find that there are a number of benefits to doing so. Continue reading “Why You Should Plan a Kids’ Only Thanksgiving Party”

How to Make the Most Out of Your Thanksgiving Party

Are you hosting a Thanksgiving party this year? If so, have you thought about making sure that you enjoy yourself? Unfortunately, when it comes to hosting a party, such as a Thanksgiving party, there are many party hosts who tend to worry more about their guests than themselves. While it is always important to make sure that your guests are having fun and enjoying themselves, what good is a party if you can’t enjoy it yourself? Continue reading “How to Make the Most Out of Your Thanksgiving Party”

Entertainment Ideas for Your Next Thanksgiving Party

Have you recently made the decision to host a Thanksgiving party in your home? If so, there is a good chance that you may have already started the planning process. If so, have you decided on a form on party entertainment yet? Even if you have started planning your Thanksgiving party, there is a good chance that you have yet to get to the entertainment. This is because entertainment is often one of the last things that a party host plans. Well, if it is time for you to start thinking about your Thanksgiving party entertainment, you will find that you, literally, have an unlimited number of options. Continue reading “Entertainment Ideas for Your Next Thanksgiving Party”

Preparing Your Home for Your Thanksgiving Party

Have you officially made the decision to host a Thanksgiving party this year? If so, congratulations! Although it can be exciting to plan a Thanksgiving party, it can also be a stressful time. That is why you are advised to start your planning as early as you possibly can; it will help to ensure that you get everything done on time. As important as it is to prepare for your party in advance, there are some things that you just can’t do early. One of those things is preparing your home for your party. In many cases, you will find that you may want to or need to wait till the day or two before your party to start officially preparing your home. Continue reading “Preparing Your Home for Your Thanksgiving Party”

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