Let’s talk about IT

I’m a Stephen King fan. Have been for most of my reading life. A good number of my friends are King fans, too – and we take great pleasure discussing which books are our favorites and which ones maybe missed the mark. Clearly at the top of the consensus list are The Stand, The Shining,…

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Flickbuddies: I’ll Be Stalking You

As you might expect, our theme for October (yes, I’m just getting to October) was horror movies. And I thought three of them made an interesting evolutionary trio: Halloween, Friday the 13th, and The Cabin In The Woods. Now to me, Halloween represents that rare thing in Hollywood – an original and well-executed idea. I…

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Trips To The Fair

In our increasingly polarized society I think there’s one thing that I hope we can all agree upon, and that is: Carnies are creepy. And put those carnies in a traveling circus, and guess what? Über-creepy. There’s something about the way that they just appear in town one day and are gone another. They are…

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Book Review: Graveminder, by Melissa Marr

A couple of months ago, I was casting about for a new audiobook to listen to and it happened to be right as Goodreads was releasing its Readers Choice Awards for 2011. Melissa Marr’s novel Graveminder won Best Horror, so I decided to give it a shot. In the story, a young woman, Rebekkah Barrow…

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Fall Offerings

I’m not ashamed to admit it. Here at The Aerie, we like ourselves some TV. And no, it’s not all PBS and Discovery Channel (though I do like a good Masterpiece Mystery). And with our DVR hard drive looking sort of empty, the fall offered a chance to see what new shows might make the…

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30 DoB Day 11: Hated It

It’s a slow Saturday here at The Aerie and between loads of laundry and deciding what I’m going to have for happy hour, I thought I’d tackle the next installment in the 30 Days of Books list: Day 11: A book you hated Hate is a pretty strong word isn’t it?  There have been lots of books…

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Book Review: “Full Dark, No Stars” by Stephen King

Good things, when short, are twice as good. ~Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom Sometimes when I’m perusing the books at Costco, I see the hardback copy of Stephen King’s mammoth novel Under The Dome and I think to myself, “Maybe… maybe…”  And then I pick it up. I’m sorry, 1000+ pages is just…

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ANOKS: Things On Tuesday

I’ve been pretty remiss keeping up with my ANOKS postings this past month as both work-life and home-life have ramped up.  You know, just in time for the Holidays. Kelly originally put “The Thing” in the “Animals Can Kill You” category, which is sort of a misnomer.  Though since she didn’t have an “Aliens Aren’t…

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Friday Drabble: The Call

Remember, a drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words.  Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble. The Call Brittle leaves scattered as the wind picked up from seemingly nowhere.  In the flickering lantern light,…

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