My Very Own “Book Bucket List”

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Thank you so much to James J. Cudney for including my novel, Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society, Book 1!

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Gallows Hill can be found here in ebook.

Gallows Hill in paperback can be found here.

An interview about Gallows Hill can be found here.

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Please follow the following links to find my novel:

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Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:

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Available on Amazon

Albums That Changed Your View of Music

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I have been a bit behind in responding to some challenges, so I will try to catch up now.  I was tagged to do this challenge by Trish of http://threehandsoneheart.com/

Here are the rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Sixteen albums you’ve heard that changed the way you thought about music…if you are too young to have owned albums you can surely chose songs.  List the first sixteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag two friends, or more if you have the time.

Here are my answers in random order, and some are the music but not a particular album:

Creedence Clearwater Revival  Chronicle

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

Beethoven The Ninth Symphony

Beethoven “Fur Elise”

Beethoven The Fifth Symphony

Miles Davis “Harlem Nocturne”

Ben E. King “Stand By Me.”

Mozart “Eine Kleine NachtMusik”

The Who Tommy

Bob Seger Greatest Hits

Kris Kristofferson “To Beat the Devil”

Kris Kristofferson “Me and Bobby McGee’

Bruce Springsteen Born To Run

Charlie Parker Best of Charlie Parker

Seamus Kennedy In Concert

Coven “One Tin Soldier”

Here are my taggees:

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Latha https://poonamallee.wordpress.com/

Marc https://mavtheauthor.wordpress.com

Have fun!

What Book Would You Choose To Be?

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One of the central themes in the Young Adult novel I am writing is the issue of who controls knowledge and of book banning. I was thinking about it this morning, and I remembered an assignment I used in several classes that reflects this question. I have taught Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the most recently in a class on Banned Books.

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Montag, the fireman book burner turned book lover, finds a group of people living on the outskirts of society, who are dedicated to the preservation of books by becoming living copies of the books. They choose a book, commit it completely to memory, and then find another young person to pass this knowledge to until the time comes when the books can be once again printed and read.To have my students understand this idea personally, I assign them to choose a book they love and to memorize a small passage of 1-2 paragraphs, which they then give to the class at the end of the semester. I, too, perform this exercise.

So, as I was thinking about this today, I was wondering what books other people would choose to be, if we lived in such a terrible world. What book would you choose to become? If you can’t decide on one, then suggest a list of 1-5 books.

My choices, in no particular order, are: Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Don Quixote, by Cervantes, A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin, and The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien.  Yes, I know these are huge texts!  Please offer your choices.

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