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Thursday Bookworm

But its not Thursday! Okay so I’m late, I just found this and I don’t see why I should have to wait till next Thursday to start playing. So there! Anyway:

This week, a few random queries about the places where we do our best reading.

1. Do you read in bed before you go to sleep? What do you normally read in bed (books, magazines, the paper, etc.)?

Yes, books, lots of…

Top Movies List Meme

Okay so it started with the AFI Top 100 Movie List plus 3 extra at Publius. The most recent version I found was at Practical Penumbra. The ones in bold are the ones I’ve seen:

1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2. CASABLANCA (1942)
3. THE GODFATHER (1972)
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
7. THE GRADUATE (1967)
8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
9. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)
10. SINGIN’ IN THE…

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The Haunted House by Charles Dickens

The third in my series of Christmas ghost stories. I’m going back to Dickens again, and why not?

THE HAUNTED HOUSE
By Charles Dickens

CHAPTER I–THE MORTALS IN THE HOUSE

Under none of the accredited ghostly circumstances, and environed by none of the conventional ghostly surroundings, did I first make acquaintance with the house which is the subject of this Christmas piece. I saw it in the daylight, with the sun upon it.…

A School Story by M. R. James

Here’s the second of my series of Christmas ghost stories. Enjoy: A SCHOOL STORY By M. R. James

A School Story
By M. R. James

Two men in a smoking-room were talking of their private-school days. ‘At our school,’ said A., ‘we had a ghost’s footmark on the staircase. What was it like? Oh, very unconvincing. Just the shape of a shoe, with a square toe, if I remember right. The staircase…

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