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Book Review: Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice

Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice is a young adult horror novel originally published in April 1997.  Marnie and her cousin Peter drive up to the mansion that Marnie's father rented for the summer ahead of her father.  When the cousins arrive at the mansion called Stonycraig and settle in, Marnie is nervous because she thought she saw a shadow in one of the windows.  Then, she starts hearing a woman crying late at night.  Are the stories about Stonycraig being haunted true? This is a book I originally read as a teenager, and I remember being impressed by the storyline and writing.  I recently decided to reread it as an adult to see if it was as good as I remembered.  I have to say it was phenomenal.  Well-written and unputdownable.   Even though there were parts that came back to me as I made my way through Music From The Dead , I still found it to be perfectly eerie and creepy.  There was even a little bit of romance but nothing inappropriate for a tween or teen.  The only com

2020 Reading Challenge by The Running Bibliophile

The Running Bibliophile's 
2020 Reading Challenge


Looking to challenge yourself in the New Year or get out of your comfort zone when it comes to books?
Here are twenty ways to challenge yourself this year when it comes to reading. 


  •  A book that has been reviewed or recommended on TheRunningBibliophile.com
  • A book published in 1920
  • A book published in 2020
  • A book published the year you were born
  • A book that has been translated into your native language
  • A biography or autobiography for a past or current political figure
  • A classic that you've never read
  • A book written by an author you've never read before 
  • A book turned into a television show or movie 
  • A book that is the first book in a series
  • A book you were supposed to read in high school but didn't
  • A book that contains one of the seasons in the title
  • A book that contains one of the twelve months in the title
  • Reread a favorite book
  • A book on your "To Be Read" list
  • A book on your "Did Not Finish" list
  • A book that contains a color in the title
  • A book that is set in your home town
  • A book tht is at least 500 pages
  • A book that is at least 750 pages




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