Friday, October 24, 2014

The Haunted Vagina



It's difficult to love a woman whose vagina is a gateway to the world of the dead...

Steve is madly in love with his eccentric girlfriend, Stacy. Unfortunately, their sex life has been suffering as of late, because Steve is worried about the odd noises that have been coming from Stacy's pubic region. She says that her vagina is haunted. She doesn't think it's that big of a deal. Steve, on the other hand, completely disagrees.

When a living corpse climbs out of her during an awkward night of sex, Stacy learns that her vagina is actually a doorway to another world. She persuades Steve to climb inside of her to explore this strange new place. But once inside, Steve finds it difficult to return... especially once he meets an oddly attractive woman named Fig, who lives within the lonely haunted world between Stacy's legs.

"A very strange and surprisingly touching love story, despite the deliberately asinine premise. With subtle humor, surreal erotica, and some genuinely creepy moments, The Haunted Vagina is a completely unique reading experience."

The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men



The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis
Thousands of Nazis -- from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich -- came to the United States after World War II and quietly settled into new lives. They had little trouble getting in. With scant scrutiny, many gained entry on their own as self-styled war "refugees," their pasts easily disguised and their war crimes soon forgotten. But some had help and protection from the U.S. government. The CIA, the FBI, and the military all put Hitler's minions to work as spies, intelligence assets, and leading scientists and engineers, whitewashing their histories.
For the first time, once-secret government records and interviews tell the full story not only of the Nazi scientists brought to America, but of the German spies and con men who followed them and lived for decades as ordinary citizens. Only years after their arrival did private sleuths and government prosecutors begin trying to identify the hidden Nazis. But even then, American intelligence agencies secretly worked to protect a number of their prized spies from exposure. Today, a few Nazis still remain on our soil.
Investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau, relying on a trove of newly discovered documents and scores of interviews with participants in this little-known chapter of postwar history, tells the shocking and shameful story of how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men.

Spooky Pennsylvania: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore



A collection of thirty folktales highlighting famous and not-so-famous Pennsylvania ghosts, mysterious happenings, powers of darkness, and wonders of the invisible world.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Celtic Traditions



There is renewed fascination in all things Celtic. Discussing lore, traditions, beliefs, and customs, this book answers readers' desires to reaffirm their ancestral roots, bringing Celtic myth, legend, and modern practices to life. It discusses everything from the ancient Druids and faery traditions, right up to the beliefs and practices of today's neo-Pagans.

Tales of the Celtic goddesses and gods, and the stories of their descendants, thrive in the pages of this fascinating book. Focusing upon Celtic roots, goddesses, gods, and the Druids, as well as the Underworld of the faeries, and modern Celtic Wicca, Celtic Traditions explores how humanity and the land are connected as one, as inseparable energies. Celtic Traditions provides hands-on ways for making a positive difference in the world today, and for thousands of years to come.

Vampires Through the Ages: Lore & Legends of the World's Most Notorious Blood Drinkers



Interred in shadows no more, the vampire mythos is illuminated in this captivating exploration of one of the world's most sinister--and feared--creatures.

Join Brian Righi as he unearths the truth behind myths and beliefs, both ancient and modern. He traces the evolution of the vampire--from Dracula's mysteriously empty grave and the enduring legend it spawned to terrifying documented cases of the real-life blood drinkers of today. Sordid and sultry, the vampire's long and gruesome history is revealed:

--Various cultures' beliefs and superstitions surrounding bloodthirsty immortals--Chilling true accounts of the unquenchable bloodlust of historical figures such as Vlad the Impaler and Countess Bathory--Stories and lore from villagers, as recalled from the author's travels through Romania--Serial killers who suffered from delusions of vampirism--How the early Christian church inadvertently fed into the 18th-century Eastern European vampire scare.

A Letter to the Editor that the Local Paper Wouldn't Run

I'm not always thrilled with social media, but the nice thing is you can get your voice out there when local media won't print it. Here's a letter to the editor my sister wrote, but the Wellsboro paper refused to run it. It's nothing slanderous. It just makes me wonder about the Wellsboro Gazette.
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From My Shelf Books is the type of bookstore I wish were here when I was growing up. I love to visit, and I hate to leave. I don’t know how they go home and leave all those books. Of course, I’m biased, he’s my brother.

When the store premiered their new web series in the Deane Center, the room it was held in was only rated for 50 people. There was concern that they would have too many people.

My question is, has the business known as Pop’s Culture Shoppe ever been fire rated. The shop is smaller than the room at the Deane Center, and when I was at the bookstore on a Friday night September 21st it sounded like quite a crowd. When I walked by, there were definitely more than 50 people.

I know there’s only one exit. So, my concern that the public and customers who patronize this establishment are at risk if there were to be a fire. Isn’t this a violation of fire code? For a business that runs a “family game” night. Putting area youth at risk isn't very family friendly…

Rebecca Coolidge, Wellsboro

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

True Ghosts 3: Even More Chilling Tales from the Vaults of FATE Magazine



Amidst the rustle of silken garments, an old woman in black appears to those near death at a Nevada hospital. A desperate swimmer on the verge of drowning is pulled to safety by a fair-haired young man--whom she later discovers is her long-deceased uncle. And a hooded specter without a face terrorizes a family, forcing them to flee from their home.

Since 1948, FATE magazine has published true eyewitness accounts from ordinary people who've had extraordinary run-ins with the inhabitants of the spirit realm. This bone-chilling collection of true paranormal encounters, dating back to the early 1900s, brings you dozens of compelling stories of ghosts and haunted places, time-bending vortexes, and divine guidance from beyond.

--Ghostly Apparitions--Messages from the Dead --Dream Visitations--Near-Death & Out-of-Body Experiences --Haunted Places--Spirits Helping the Living--Animal Spirits--Ghost Encounters of Children & Child Ghosts--Phantom Vehicles & Buildings--Vortexes, Time Slips & Portals--Spirit Guides & Angels--Poltergeist Activity.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Zombie Halloween



Kenny Manzetti is the new kid in town. His family has moved in to an old house to help take care of his grandfather. Everyone in his new neighborhood is obsessed with zombiesNeven Grandpa Mo. But then a new family moves in next door and there choice in furniture is . . . interesting.

Is There a Dog in This Book?



Equal time for canines! Three cats —Tiny, Moonpie, and AndrĂ© — think there might be a dog in this book, but it’s up to the reader to help them find out.


Can cats and dogs share the same turf? Revisit the age-old dilemma with a hide-and-seek romp among furry friends. Brimming with humor and featuring Viviane Schwarz’s exuberant artwork, here is a lively interactive exploration of the surprising joys of unlikely friendships from the creator of There Are No Cats in This Book.


The Martian



Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.
But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?