Book Review: Ten Timid Ghosts (O’Connell)

Ten Timid Ghosts Author/Illustrator: Jennifer O’Connell © 2000 Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Genre: Children’s Lit Subgenre: Halloween, Spine-Chilling Horror, Beginning Readers Reviewer: Sara Book received from: Purchased at book fair     Synopsis (Amazon blurb): “It’s Halloween, and ten timid ghosts in a haunted house have a problem: A mean witch is preparing to move in…

Book Review: The Promise of Home (Chan)

The Promise of Home Author: Darcie Chan © 2015 Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Literature & Fiction Subgenre: Women’s Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Psychological Suspense Reviewer: Sara     Synopsis (Amazon blurb): These days, Mill River, Vermont, is a hive of activity. Karen Cooper bids farewell to her husband, Nick, as he leaves for Saudi Arabia to work…

Friday Fictioneers: Cold Storage

Cold Storage The high-pitched squeak of the loose wheel echoes down the hallway. Light bounces off the metal walls. Polished floors gleam beneath our feet. Lou stops. She holds up her fist. I pull on the metal rail and throw my weight back. The loaded cart groans in protest, but stops. Seconds tick by. Lou’s…