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Susan Hill - The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story

8. The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill (1983)
Length: 164 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 11 February 2013
Finished: 20 February 2013
Where did it come from? I downloaded this ebook from Amazonback in January of 2012 and then I acquired a physical copy from a Library Book Sale.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 January 2012 as an ebook; Since 3 February 2013 as a physical book.
Why do I have it? I like horror and Susan Hill is a new author for me.

Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to the town of Crythin Gifford - deep in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. He comes to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow's house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and cloaked in mystery, however Arthur is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind Eel Marsh House's sheltered windows.

The routine business trip Arthur anticipated upon his ar…

Tia Nevitt - Wish by a Hazel Tree

7. Wish by a Hazel Tree by Tia Nevitt (2011)
The Accidental Enchantments Prequels Series Book 1
Length: 15 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started/Finished: 7 February 2013
Where did it come from? I downloaded this ebook for free from Tia's website to read on my Amazon Kindle.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 18 January 2013
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and had read and enjoyed The Sevenfold Spellby the same author in December of 2010.

Fayette is almost thirteen years old and is still recovering from an accident that has left her with a lifelong limp. The last thing that she wants to hear is the news that her widowed father wants to marry her lovely young aunt - Tante Marie. When Fay goes out into the back garden and makes a frivolous wish by the hazel tree that she and her father planted in her mother's memory, she never expects it to actually come true. This story takes place about a dozen years before the events of Mischief at the Prince's Ball - an upcoming book in The Acc…

Our Library Visit For February

Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Saturday? I'm doing just fine. :) So, for the first time this year Mom and I went to our local library and bought books at the library book sale. :) I suppose we each thought our separate TBR piles needed replenishing! We wound up buying five bags of books and staggered out to our friend's car where she helped us to unload our 'burden'! :)

Neither of us had been to the library since July of 2012 and I must say, I was looking forward to a return visit! We arrived at the library at about 11:45 A. M. and spent an hour and a half there. We had a wonderful time together - as we always do!

We bought 25 hardcovers and 23 paperbacks and 14 oversized paperbacks between us and spent a whopping $20 for a total of 62 books. In fact, mom bargained with the young librarian's assistant up from $18! :)

May you read well and often

Reading Wrap-up For January at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog. Anyway, I started out January with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this month came from authors.
Let me try to break down the influx for you:
Changes to the TBR pile 
Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :)) - Fruit of my Spirit: Reframing Life in God's Graceby Deanna Nowadnick
- Matching Wits With Venusby Therese Gilardi
- Ghost Brotherby Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- The Banshee and the Witchby Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- Too Close to the Edgeby Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- Running With the Trainby Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :)) - Oddities and Entities by Roland Allnach
- Othermoon by Nina Berry
- The Forgotten Queen…