Monday's Riddle dug up the spirits, and they have been haunting us all week long! Lizzy's review of Scary School by Derek the Ghost made us all appreciate what it would be like to have monsters and ghouls as teachers- imagine the homework! We are also giving away a copy the fantastical, new middle grade novel, The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox, so be sure to float by and enter the Book Giveaway for your chance to win! (Giveaway runs until Sunday, November 4th). Friday, we are planning something spooky to cap off this chilling October season. We hope that everyone has weathered the storm well and managed to enjoy a safe and frightfully, delightful Halloween!
This week's top of the heap: Real Ghost Stories!
Fairday: Okay, this is my favorite picture to show people at Halloween. I can't find the article I clipped out about it- but here's the gist... Since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with the blue house on Main Street in Newtown, CT. I just think it's just so darn spooky and lovely! My family used to drive by it during holiday travel. Main Street in Newtown is amazing during the holidays, especially Halloween. The old, fancy houses are all decked out for the annual Trick or Treat Street. Kids in costumes are everywhere. It's truly an event! Unfortunately, Halloween around here has been canceled for the past two years. So, to resurrect a little scare- here's what I know about the blue house...
I took this photo because I wanted to have a picture of the blue house. When I downloaded it, I couldn't believe my eyes! WHAT in the world is happening in there??? I would love to hear what you guys think!
Happy Haunting : ) ~ F
I would also love to hear what you guys think about this picture! (Are the images the sun's reflection on the glass, or... something else ???)
The Penniman House: A Whaling Story
Captain Edward Penniman steps outside his house on Fort Hill in Eastham, Massachusetts in the late summer of 1881. He can feel the chill of the winds blowing off the Atlantic Ocean. He can smell and taste the salt air. By habit, he scans the white-capped horizon in search of a whale's spout. Soon he would leave on his fifth voyage across the world's oceans to hunt these "leviathans of the deep." The voyage could last for four years.
Would his wife Gustie come along this time? Would any of their children accompany them? Where would he find his crew? Would this whaling voyage be successful?