If you celebrate Halloween, be safe.
A month of spooks, goblins and ghost stories.
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The Adventures of Holly Holstein: Holly Greets the World
By: Jim Shroyer
About the Book:
It is Grandma Helen’s birthday and the family has come for a visit. Mika wants to see a newborn calf. When a calf is born, Farmer Tom shows Mika how to feed the calf. Once the calf is nice and warm, Mika asks to name the calf. Most farmers don’t name their cows, but Farmer Tom agrees to name the calf Holly.
The Kansas City Establishment: Leadership through Two Centuries in a Midwestern Metropolis
By: Richard P. Coleman
About the Book:
Through the one-hundred years of its existence, Kansas City’s Establishment has maintained its leadership standing by absorbing into its ranks those newly rising men and women judged most valuable for their potential contribution. This differs markedly from the policies of closed aristocracy attributed by social scientists and novelists to the tiptop strata in the older cities of the East and South, Boston and Philadelphia for example. Comparatively, Kansas City’s Establishment world has been dynamic and democratic.
To celebrate Halloween, I am giving away a cozy mystery.
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
By: Lilian Jackson Braun
About the Book:
The world of modern art is a mystery to many. But for Jim Qwilleran, it turns into a mystery of another sort when his assignment to the art beat for The Daily Fluxion leads down the path to murder. A stabbing in an art gallery, vandalized paintings, a fatal fall from a scaffolding–this is not at all what Qwilleran expects when he turns his reportorial talents to art. But Qwilleran and his newly found partner, Koko the brilliant Siamese, are back in their element–sniffing out clues and confounding criminals intent on mayhem and murder.
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Here we are on the second day of the Halloween Blog Hop. I thought it would be interesting to include this passage and see how many know the work it is from, without having to look it up.
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“I doubted at first whether I should attempt the creation of a being like myself, or one of simpler organization; but my imagination was too much exalted by my first success to permit me to doubt of my ability to give life to an animal as complete and wonderful as man. The materials at present within my command hardly appeared adequate to so arduous an undertaking, but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed. I prepared myself for a multitude of reverses; my operations might be incessantly baffled, and at last my work be imperfect, yet when I considered the improvement which every day takes place in science and mechanics, I was encouraged to hope my present attempts would at least lay the foundations of future success. Nor could I consider the magnitude and complexity of my plan as any argument of its impracticability. It was with these feelings that I began the creation of a human being. As the minuteness of the parts formed a great hindrance to my speed, I resolved, contrary to my first intention, to make the being of a gigantic stature, that is to say, about eight feet in height, and proportionably large. After having formed this determination and having spent some months in successfully collecting and arranging my materials, I began.”