Monthly Archives: October 2008

Happy Halloween! Stories for the Wee Folk from the D.O.A. Vault

From deep in the D.O.A. kiddie book vault (I’ve kept all of my son’s kids books, except for a very few–shhh don’t tell him–that were torturous to read aloud–ack its one thing to read a great book 100 plus times, … Continue reading

Posted in childrens Halloween stories, Halloween booklists, Halloween books for children, Halloween tales for kids, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Blog

D.O.A.’s Current Reading Pile

Now that I’m done with my class I can return to my nice pile of to-be-read books (in no order, except I’m three fourths of the way through Of all sad words): Of all sad words by Bill CriderHow to … Continue reading

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D.O.A.’s Mystery Class Part Two: Out on the Web

Part two of the mystery class used Novelist and What do I Read Next as well as local and national sites that will help lead readers to new mystery authors. Here, in their rough hewn form, are the class notes: … Continue reading

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D.O.A.’s Mystery Class Outline

By some miracle I successfully gave a mystery class last week that has taken up all my loose grey cells, thus no posts. I’m including the outline here because I think it could be easily adapted to other mystery sub-genres … Continue reading

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Skull a day keeps the boredom away

Thanks to Carol the Reader for catching Martha Stewarts show yesterday and getting the scoop on the Skull-a-day web site! Talk about D.O.A. Skeletal Heaven. They have skull t-shirts, 3-D Puzzles, Skull song and art contests, a dance contest with … Continue reading

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Law skeleton denied rights, will see the light of day no more

Ace skeleton spotter the Floating Lush submitted this sad-to-the-bone story of a happily kept Law School Skeleton who will no longer be able to gaze out the law library windows at the world below. Formerly frivolous Flexible Fred, used by … Continue reading

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D.O.A.’s Scary Booklist

From high school through college and a bit beyond, I read alot of horror stories and generally scary novels. I now read mysteries, because at some point in time, horror became pretty grisly stuff, rather than nice scary, bone-chilling, jump-out-of-your-chair … Continue reading

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Houdini Beagle!

I want this brave little dog to keep doggie D.O.A. company! What adventures they could have while the master is away. We actually had a beagle who was an escape artist, and we fondly referred to her as Houdini Dog, … Continue reading

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