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Guys Read 4: Other Worlds Edited By Jon Scieszka

ANTHOLOGY TIME!

  • Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo By Rick Riordan

Bwehehehe! Poor Grover though, No breaks for him, even if he is Lord of the Wild and all.

  • Bouncing The Grinning Goat By Shannon Hale

Woo! I love a good ‘discovering Magic’ story! X3 This seems like an awesome intro to a longer series, I’ll have to do some poking around for this one!

  • The Scout By D. J. MacHale

Sigh, Secrets, they never end well. Poor Kit.

  • Rise of the RoboShoes By Tom Angleberger

Meh, just some randomness.

  • The Dirt on Our Shoes By Neal Shusterman

Interesting way to start a colony on a planet far, far away. I could see it happening too, maybe not how it happened in the story, but… yea… sent a bunch of microbes out into space and such. Plants too.

  • Plan B By Rebecca Stead

Bwehehehehehe! Alien Cats!

  • A Day in the Life By Shaun Tan

This made no sense at all, but yay for pictures!

  • The Klack Bros. Museum By Kenneth Oppel

Poor Ghost boy, but at least he’s free now.

  • The Warlords of Recess By Eric Nylund

Rules are Rules! X3

  • Frost and Fire By Ray Bradbury

Wow o.o I can’t imagine living in a world where life happens only in the span of 8 or 11 days.

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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The DemiGod Files By Rick Riordan

Anthology of Percy Jackson Stories, EEE! This lil book contains the short story Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades, which is listed on goodreads as story 4.5, right before The Last Olympian.

  • Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot

Percy finds himself in quite the unusual predicament during school, even for a DemiGod.

  • Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon

Bwahahaha! Annabeth, your sneaky lil DemiGoddess! XD

  • Interview with Conner and Travis Stoll, Sons of Hermes

HI Conner and Travis, Nice to meet you both. XD

  • Interview with Clarisse La Rue, Daughter of Ares

Good to see your still planning on punching Percy’s lights out, Clarisse.

  • Interview with Annabeth Chase, Daughter of Athena

Hello Annabeth!

  • Interview with Grover Underwood, Satyr

Aw, Satyrs get all the good treats. X3

  • Interview with Percy Jackson, Son of Poseidon

The Wise wise words of Percy Jackson.

  • Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades

Holy Hells. o.o Holy… Hells….. I think I need to make a trip to the library tomorrow. This sword is gonna cause problems, I just know it.

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Just Julie By Nadia Xerri-L. / I Am Not Emmanuelle By Carine Tardieu

If your looking at this post your probably going ‘What? Why two books this time, by two different Authors?”

Your answer, is these two are paired together in a 1 Book/2 Stories Flip book. In one Half is one story, Turn the book around and  flip it to the ‘back’ cover and you get a whole new story.

  • Just Julie By Nadia Xerri-L.

I don’t really understand this story. It’s choppy and kind of written like a diary style, but it also enters the thoughts of the Main Character, Julie, who’s having problems dealing with a Tragedy involving one of her Brothers. I just finished it and I’m still going ‘what the hells?’. o.o

  • I Am Not Emmanuelle By Carine Tardieu

This kinda made sense, but not really? Better then the first story in this book but it’s all choppy and weird. The overall flow is all start and stop but the feels are there.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories of the Supernatural By Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – What happens when Doctor Henry Jekyll, an up and coming, somewhat well known scientist, turns his scientific curiosities towards the true nature of man? He’s about to find out, and though it might delight his scientific mind at first, his experiments bring Danger to his very doorstep.
    Edward Hyde, on the other hand, fears not the specter of Danger, and in fact, revels in it, and Blood-lust, and Pain. Addicted to the natural high of violence, Hyde shows no signs of halting his bad behavior, nor returning to his slumbering ways.
  • The Bottle Imp – Keawe, a Hawaiian Native, traveling one day, discovers a man with a strange fortune in the form of a bottle. Keawe’s curiosity gets the better of him, and as the tale of the bottle and it’s leads to fortune are explained to him, he was wiser to trust his first doubts then to do as he did, but the deed is done, and now come the consequences. After all, it is only a bottle, what harm could a bottle do…?
  • Markheim – A Clock-dealer, Christmas, and a horrible, horrible driving force lead Markheim to an act of violence, will he be caught? Can he be saved from himself?
  • The Body-Snatcher – Medicine hasn’t ever had a pristine start, But what Two Medical Students do to further knowledge weights heavily on their consciences. Until they forget their involvement at least, but then, who knows, maybe their past will come back to haunt them.

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Blood Lite Edited By Kevin J. Anderson

The Ungrateful Dead By Kelly Armstrong

Nothing too fancy. I liked the perspective of Jamie Vegas and Savannah.  I can see how dealing with the ghost as they did would be something people in their line of work come up against from time to time. It was worth a chuckle.

Mr. Bear By Joe R. Lansdale

There’s funny, there’s corny, there’s ‘meh’ and then there’s just bad. Ugh. If this was supposed to be funny, it wasn’t. If it was supposed to be a little ‘scary’, it wasn’t, this was just bad taste. The hell was this guy on to write this? x.x

Hell in a Handbasket By Lucien Soulban

This was genius! XD Heaven and hell war in a totally unexpected way in this story, and it’s gold! I never would have come up with this type of situation for the Angels Vrs Demons thing.

The Eldritch Pastiche from Beyond the Shadow of Horror By Christopher Welch

Summon the Tentacles, Cthulhu lives! A nice little dose of insanity.

Elvis Presley and the Bloodsucker Blues By Matt Venne

Well well well! Who woulda guessed The King of Rock would be entwined in the darker world of spooks?

No Problem By Don D’Ammassa

History repeats itself for Herbert Franken’s family. Whoops.

Old School By Mark Onspaugh

Braaaaiiiiiiinnns….

The Sound of Blunder By J. A. Konrath and F. Paul Wilson

The dangers of  old books, bwahahaha!

An Evening with Al Gore By Charlaine Harris

Twin sets of fangs, working together to save the environment!

Dear Prudence By Steven Savile

The hidden thoughts of composing a note.

A Good Psycho Is Hard to Find By Will Ludwigsen

What happens when faced with death in the middle of a tumble.

High Kicks and Misdemeanors By Jane Berliner

Who knew birds could be so cruel?

PR Problems By Eric James Stone

Vampires, Werewolves… Ghouls?

Where Angels Fear to Tread By Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh yes, Wishes are quite powerful things. Bwehehe!

A Very Special Girl By Mike Resnick

Love is in the air! Now where’s the air freshener..?

Love Seat Solitaire By D. L. Snell

Ghosts, you never can tell with them.

I Know Who You Ate Last Summer By Nancy Holder

Pranks and Drugs don’t Mix, specially not for Cannibals!

Bitches of the Night By Nancy Kilpatrick

What’s worse then a Vampire? A pack of  Determined Vampiresses!

The Bell… FROM HELL!!! By Jeff Strand

Never give power to humans, It’s just not a smart thing to do.

Dead Hand By Sharyn McCrumb

Sometimes even ghosts can’t handle the worlds’ new changes when they return to haunt it.

Day Off By Jim Butcher

Oh, Harry, don’t you know there’s no such thing as a ‘day off’? Oh well, at least you got some rest.

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Halloween: Magic, Mystery and the Macabre Edited By Paula Guran

An amazing Anthology! I highly suggest reading it in the dark of the night, some of the stories gave me the shivers even in broad winter daylight!

Some of the stories seemed a little choppy, like they were longer and cut to fit the requirement, taking info with them, others flowed so smooth I almost didn’t want to get some sleep. Definitely brings out the fun and terror of the Halloween season! Some were even sweet! Tricks and Treats for everyone!

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