Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Too Close for Comfort

Ignatious B. Grumply (I.B. Grumply) moves into an old Victorian home for the summer hoping to get some writing done. In fact, he must get some writing done because he is suffering from a major case of writer’s block and he has a feeling that the quiet will help get his ideas flowing. He must finish the book series he has been working on and he doesn’t have much time left. Unfortunately, it isn’t long before he learns that he is not alone in the aging home. An eleven-year-old named Seymour Hope, his cat, Shadow, and a ghost, Olive, are all sharing his space. As his name suggests, I.B. Grumply is not the least bit happy with the other occupants. Will he be able to write with the distractions that have cropped up around him? Is it possible to break free of the writer’s block that has prevented him from finishing his spooky series? What are an eleven-year-old, his cat, and a ghost doing in his home in the first place? 

I had so much fun reading 43 Old Cemetery Road: Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise! It was such a unique book that I was easily able to read it in one day and had to go out and get the rest of the books in the series. Having a story revealed through letters, pictures, notes, and newspaper articles was intriguing. The names of the characters were unique and the puns the author used had me thinking. I didn’t want to miss a thing!  Since the book involved the supernatural world I was never sure what was going to happen. I recommend this book to kids and adults of all ages. A sense of humor is a must! It is especially fun to notice all the clever names and hidden meanings. 

Has anyone else read 43 Old Cemetery Road: Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise? Or have you read another book by Kate Klise?

Happy Reading! ~L

28 comments:

  1. This sound like a really fun book to read. I am going to have to put it on my TBR list.

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    1. Hi Alex- Fun is a great word for this book! It is a great way to relax. :) ~F

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  2. I haven't read anything by Kate Klise, but I share her love of old Victorians and cemeteries!

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    1. Hi Cate- Kate Klise is a great author who writes books with lots of clever names and storylines. This is a fun book and I am with you- old Victorian houses are cool. :) ~F

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  3. OMG...I love books and series like this one...off to check them out!

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  4. This sounds great, and I love the cover.

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    1. Kelly- I agree with you- the cover is really cool! ~F

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  5. The characters name alone tells me that this is going to be fun. I have not heard of this series but I am going to check it out and recommend it to my nieces. I am hankering for a hilarious book. Thanks so much for the recommend.

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    1. Heidi- I think your nieces will enjoy this one. It is fun and fast! Lots of laughs and silly names. :) ~F

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  6. a great review..thanks...my boys at home are already looking for summer books...thanks!!

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    1. Annmaries- It is a great book to read over the summer! The rest of the series makes it easy to pick out another book to read. :)~F

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  7. This sounds perfect! So much fun, I must check it out.

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  8. I love unique and I'm sure this book will be all the better for having a cat in it.

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    1. Petty- The cat does make it better! It is a VERY unique book! ~F

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  9. lol, the title had me smiling. I love it. The book looks like a good read too.

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  10. Oh, sounds like such a fun book! Thanks for the review!

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    1. Hart- Thanks for stopping by! It is a fun book. :) ~F

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  11. No, I haven't, but it sounds like a very fun read.

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  12. Sounds like a fun read, and I do enjoy mysteries/supernatural stories involving a Victorian home!

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    1. Claudine- Me, too! :) They can be such a good time. ~F

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  13. No, I haven't but it sounds like a good book. Grounded by her is also supposed to be good. Love the character's name, I.B. Grumply, I haven't sen a play on a character's name like that in a while. Thanks for the review (:

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    1. Adriana- I have Grounded to read, but haven't had a chance yet. I have also read Trial By Journal and Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise. Both of them have names that are plays on words that tie in with the story. They are also told in journal entries, memos, news articles, and a variety of other fun formats. ~L

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  14. I love how interactive this book sounds. Having a story told through more than just words but with letters and photographs and all sorts makes it all the more exciting. As for the Victorian House setting, I would've loved to live in one of those so that already has me!

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    1. Olivia-Savannah- I love Victorian houses and think they are an awesome setting for a book too. I thought the unique format of this book definitely made it fun. Plus- it was up to the reader to find some of the clues hidden in the letters, pictures, postcards, etc. :) ~L

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