For me, Halloween isn’t just about getting dressed up and eating candy (although I do love both of those things); Halloween is also about growing up. When I was younger, I used to spend Halloween hiding behind the couch with a Babysitter’s Club book while my older sister watched scary movies and occasionally paid me enough attention to laugh at me. When I was a teenager, I spent Halloween in my best friend’s basement, hiding under a blanket on the couch while my friends watched scary movies and occasionally paid me enough attention to laugh at me. Now that I’m grown up, I spend Halloween on the couch watching scary movies and occasionally laughing at how ridiculous they are. Being scared used to be something that made me run and hide, but now I actively search out gruesome books and scream worthy films. If you’re somebody who hates being scared, then take it from me – you just haven’t found YOUR kind of fear yet.
There are countless ways for us to to seek a thrill – It might be in the darkness of a movie theater, surrounded by people, or it might be walking through a darkened forest at night. For me, it’s watching “The Walking Dead” with all the lights on or reading Stephen King in the park on a warm sunny day. I might enjoy being scared, but I also enjoy controlling my fear. There is no way you’ll get me into a movie theater to watch the newest slasher flick, but I’d be more than happy to eat freshly baked cookies while watching Army of Darkness in my living room.
Now is your chance to figure out just what type of scared you like to be. Just so there’s no surprises, I’ve come up with helpful new ratings to go along with our Halloween book recommendations.
Read The Midnight Bandit if you love having the life scared out of you:
Janet Hansen is a schoolteacher who is stalked by a rapist. He has already assaulted two of her friends. Detective Lee Bowers is the friendly local police detective who is trying to nab the bad guy. Dennis Pittman is a janitor who seems to be friendly. But is he really who he appears to be? Delve deep into this dark thriller to find out.
Read Keep it Safe if you can only enjoy scary books in the daylight:
It all started on a dark highway surrounded by cornfields. A freak accident leaves Parker Erickson confused and frightened. A strange gift sealed on a promise turns into more of an omen. Parker must find a way to get out alive and keep it safe.
Read The Warriors of Rinn if you absolutely, positively hate the heeby jeebies:
When a UFO lands in his driveway, Shawn Drable has some serious decisions to make. Does he tell his family? Does he tell his friends? And what about the imposing-looking alien who stumbled out of the downed craft? What indeed…
When is the last time you looked in your fridge? Like… REALLY looked? Chances are you’ve got some frightful things lurking on that lower shelf. And at the very least, some scary science experiments are waiting to be discovered, deep in the very back.
Today is Haunted Refrigerator Night. So be afraid… be very afraid. Gather your friends and family around the kitchen, open the door, and prepare yourselves for what lies beneath that stainless steel door! That furry beast collecting green spots inside your mom’s Tupperware is far scarier than the monster hiding under your bed.
If you’re looking for other haunted things, check out this creepy title below and get your spook on!
When many children are terrified by eerie sounds and objects, and his apprentice is convicted, Harry Mason knows something is wrong. Both events took place near the Manor, or shall I say…The Haunted Manor.
Are you in the market for a new tablet? If so, get ready to crunch some numbers and start some heavy cross comparison because the tablet competition is gonna get heated. In today’s news, we discovered 12 new tablets were emerging. The pressure is on. Which offers more bang for your buck? Which is the fastest? Which has the most advanced features? The questions are endless, but most importantly… which one should you get? We wont bore you with details from each one, but here are some highlights!
Blackberry Playbook: The cost is somewhere around $499 for this creative piece of work. It will come with Wi-Fi connections, Bluetooth technology as well as a front and rear facing camera. The Playbook will not have cellular service but will serve as a sidekick to the BlackBerry smartphones.
Cisco Cius: Hold onto your hats, cause this one seems a little on the pricy side. Coming it at approximately $1100. It’s a mobile collaboration business tablet that provides virtual desktop integration. This Android-powered tablet has a 7-inch screen and runs on an Intel Atom processor. It also has a front and rear facing camera. In addition, it supports Wi-Fi and 3G, and offers 32 gigabytes of Flash.
Toshiba Folio 100: This tablet features a dazzling 10.1 –inch screen and runs on Android 2.2 while Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor runs underneath. It includes 16GB of memory, supports Bluetooth 2.1, is equipped with a HDMI output, two USB ports, a SD memory card slot and 3G mobile data connectivity. Holla!
So what do you think? Ready for an upgrade? Share your thoughts below! And while you’re at it, check out today’s read on your eReader:
Summer had a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter, Faith, and a successful Interior Design Business. Her husband is killed in an explosion when her daughter was two. Her husband’s twin, Braedyn, has always been a part of their lives. But, one day all of their worlds get turn upside down. Summer becomes more dependent on Braedyn and doesn’t even realize it. Faith, at 4 years old now, loves having Braedyn around. Braedyn can only see Summer as his dead brother’s wife, but sees Faith as his own. Will a crisis bring them all together as a family, tear them apart, or send one of them over the edge?
Celebratory Dance Time! Come Join Me!
When you get tired of dancing, I want to introduce you to some great new books. So grab your eReader, a bottle of water and don’t forget to feed the cat – this weekend, you’re reading!
The BookRix Insider’s Tip to new and great eBooks.
Be the first to discover how awesome they are!
Be the first to discover something great: They’re the freshest of the fresh, crisp and clean and undiscovered by the masses – these books are so new, they haven’t even made it to the external eBook market yet. And I’m sharing them with you!
A mountain man begins his adventures where no other wishes to go – inside the ravenous wilderness, filled with deathly hardships and natural beauties. Bears and wolves are not the only dangers: a man in these parts can die of starvation, disease, or dreadful injuries. Not even territorial natives will let a man live through the winters. For Thomas, the mountain man of this story, wilderness is home.
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You will learn how to lose weight slowly, naturally and without starving yourself. Diet-Free! You do not have any forbidden foods. You do not have to exercise for hours every day or go to the gym. You don’t have to count calories. Find your own healthy lifestyle. In fact, you can change all of this simply by changing your lifestyle. Start today!
And just in case you missed it last week:
A freak accident leaves Parker Erickson confused and frightened. A strange gift sealed on a promise turns into more of an omen. Parker must find a way to get out alive and keep it safe.
There’s always going to be a debate about Android vs. iPhone and Kindle vs. iPad. It’s a given. Lucky for us, we get to use both, so honestly… we get the best of both worlds. But we understand everyone has a preference and we’re not here to tell you which one is better. Each have their own strengths, so to each his own.
Today’s blog, however, is geared towards those of you utilizing an iPad. We’re pretty stoked on the Readmill app on BookRix and we want to be too! After all, it was designed for iPad users specifically, so why not get the most out of BookRix on your eReader? It’s a no brainer, too. BookRix users now have the option to download a book directly to their iPad from BookRix with our Readmill app. Next time you open the Readmill app on your iPad, the book will automatically be available to you to read. It’s a piece of cake.
The 24th of October is recognized across the globe as United Nations Day. Essentially, this recommended public holiday is devoted to the world wide recognition of the achievements of the United Nations organization. Celebrations commonly include cultural performances and a food fair, showcasing cuisines from across the world.
Each year in the US, the President issues a proclamation for the United Nations. This announcement from Barack Obama was issued yesterday:
UNITED NATIONS DAY, 2012
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Sixty-seven years ago, as the world began to emerge from the shadows of war, the 51 founding member states of the United Nations came together to take up the new test of forging a lasting peace. In a decade scarred by genocide, the United Nations chose the hope of unity over the ease of division, boldly promising to future generations that the dignity and equality of human beings would be our common cause. Today, we commemorate United Nations Day by celebrating the founding ideals laid down in its Charter and reaffirming the commitments to peace building, human rights, and social progress that will guide us in the years to come.
Throughout its history, the United Nations Charter has reflected the belief that the world is more secure when the global community acts collectively. Dedicated to assuring “the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small,” the institution has played an essential role in addressing the conditions that make the world more just and conflict less likely — caring for children, tending to the sick, and pursuing peace in places wracked by conflict. In today’s world, this mission remains as vital as it has ever been. Across the globe, people are making their voices heard. They are insisting on their innate dignity and the right to determine their future. The United States will always stand up for these aspirations at home and abroad, and we will join our global partners in working to realize them.
Through the better part of a century, we have seen what is possible when a strong and united international community takes action to advance the interests and values we share. The founding values of the United Nations remind us that countries can resolve their differences peacefully, and that all people deserve the chance to seek their own destiny, free from fear and empowered with their most fundamental rights. As we recognize this 67th anniversary of the United Nations, let us recommit to carrying that vision forward in the years ahead.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 24, 2012, as United Nations Day. I urge the Governors of the 50 States, and the officials of all other areas under the flag of the United States, to observe United Nations Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
If you have the day off, or are just looking for a good eBook to load into your eReader, check out The Voyage of the Legacy by BookRix author Linda Scott.
United Federation of Earth had plans to send colony ships to the stars, many were under construction. One such ship was the Legacy. It was built at one-quarter scale however it was still a huge ship. It mirrored the larger ships in every way; its purpose was to test out a new Warp Core. It was capable of traveling eight times the speed of light. The Legacy would test the Warp Core, Bio-garden and Medical Units to full capacity and beyond. They would test the Cryogenic Sleep Chamber, and the special healing Medic Units, which were designed for major injuries and illnesses. These healing units could heal the body through a cryogenic type sleep. Instead of freezing the patient they were put.