Saturday, October 29, 2011

On My Bookshelves #6 (10/29 - 10/31)


This new weekend book meme/blog hop 
highlights the books that we, as crazy book addicts,
have purchased, and put off reading
until we finished our current ones...
except that we somehow never did read them!

Also highlighted will be those books
we have already read,
and would love to re-read, because
they're absolutely wonderful!!

Paperback, 615 pages
Visible Ink Press
August 1, 2003
Genre: Paranormal Non-Fiction

From the back cover

The culmination of Steiger's 50 years of paranormal research, Real Ghosts is a bold telling of true ghost stories and first-person encounters.  It is also a comprehensive classification of the spirit world touching on time travel and parallel universes, presenting the full range of ghostly manifestations and haunted locations.

More than 125 illustrations grace the pages, many of them from private collections.  Plus, Real Ghosts provides several appendices, including a full bibliography, selected filmography, a list of North American localities heavily populated by ghosts, and a special section on ghost hunters, researchers, and general resources.

I bought this book at a recent book fair,
and have yet to read it.
I think this weekend is the perfect time to start!
Although this is a fiction blog, I will mention the occasional
non-fiction book, if I find it appropriate for
a specific purpose.

Hardcover, 176 pages
Barnes & Noble Books
June 19, 2004
Genre: Paranormal Non-Fiction

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Steiger, a renowned expert on the strange and unknown, compiled these real-life tales from his extensive files and personal experiences as a paranormal researcher for more than forty years. Read hair-raising tales of a refined woman who continued to preach against vices even after her death; of three cynical scientists forced to face their beliefs about UFOs firsthand; of a man who could walk through doorways to different dimensions; and of Steiger's own experiences with a tricky ghost in his haunted farmhouse in Iowa.

This is another book I got at a book fair,
and again, haven't yet read...
I wonder why the heck I bought it, too, since I detest
the horror genre...
However, sometimes curiosity is an overpowering thing!
As they say, "Curiosity killed the cat."
But there's another saying:
"But satisfaction brought it back!"

Mass Market Paperback, 252 pages
Tempo Books, 1966
(first published 1939)
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

From the Goodreads Synopsis

When Sabrina Archer, a lonely girl of 17, moves with her father and aunt away from their city flat to the lavish summerhome of Nuns Farthing for her father's work, she has nothing to do but explore the English country home. Finding a locked room at the top floor of the house, Sabrina picks the lock one afternoon and subsequently spends many days trying to discover the identity of the man who used to enjoy the personal study. He seems glamorous to her and it is inevitable that she falls in love with him. But can this obsession end happily?

I first read this book as a teeenager,
and was totally enthralled!
It's another of my very favorite books,
that literary group that I treasure with a special fierce fondness...

This is not the edition I own, but I can't find a picture of mine
anywhere on the Internet!
By the way, the book is out of print, so it's not easy to get
for a reasonable price.
Still, it's well worth it, because this is
an absolutely beautiful, tender story that will stay
with a reader forever and ever!

Do you have any Halloween reads
on your shelves
that you haven't gotten to yet,
or want to re-read?


  1. When I sawthis book cover I had to stop a moment. It reminds me of Nancy Drew, of the Moon Spinners too! Very Cool! <a href="” rel=”nofollow”> Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust</a>

  2. Hi, Steph!

    Yes, you're right -- both books! I've never actually seen this edition, but, since I couldn't find a picture of the one I do own, I put this one up!

    Thanks for the comment!! : )


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