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Get spooked at Maine’s haunted places. The grave of Mary Nasson in the Old York Burying Yard in York.

Get spooked at Maine’s haunted places

There is a myth that Mary Nasson was a witch. Photo by Gregory Rec It’s no coincidence that Maine settings fit so well with the horror stories of Stephen King. Under the cover of night, the iconic scenery, so quaint and serene during the day, gets kinda creepy. And there are plenty of legends about hauntings in Maine that up the fear factor even more. Mary Nasson is buried in a beautiful old cemetery with a gorgeous, ornate headstone marking her final resting spot at the Old York Burying Ground. (85) Ghost caught on Camera real shadow person. Top 8 Most Haunted Places in Maine (Updated 2019) Maine is a beautiful state in the easternmost part of the United States.

Top 8 Most Haunted Places in Maine (Updated 2019)

When people think of main they think of rolling mountains, jagged, rocky coastline, and some of the best seafood in the nation. A conversation about Maine would not be complete without mentioning its lobster and clams. This beautiful state is also the home to a number of locations that experience paranormal activity. Here are the top 8 most haunted places in Maine: 8 – Maine State Prison, Thomaston In 1824, in Thomaston, Maine the Maine State Prison was established. In the many years the Maine State Prison has been in use there have been reports of sightings from guards and prisoners alike. 7 - Strand Cinema, Skowhegan When the Strand Cinema opened in November of 1929 the seating capacity was 1,000 for the one theater. Some employees have experienced power tools that had been unplugged working on their own and shocking them. 6 - Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor 5 - Lake George Regional Park West, Skowhegan. Top 10 Phobias of All Time - 2019 Update. Phobias are distressing emotions initiated by out-of-proportion-fears, both real and imaginary.

Top 10 Phobias of All Time - 2019 Update

To the sufferer, a phobia can seem unbearable or even life-threatening, while others might find these strange and bizarre phobias quite fascinating. Today, I will show you some of the most common phobias in the world, so sit back and be prepared to be equally terrified, amazed, surprised and entertained. Without further ado, here are the top 10 phobias of all time, starting with number 10 and counting down to the one thing that people fear most. 10. Trypophobia – The fear of holes Biological revulsion and culturally learned fears are the primary causes of Trypophobia, which is the extreme and irrational fear of holes. 9. Aerophobia is the fear of flying which affects nearly 6.5% of the world’s population. 8. Mysophobia is the excessive fear of germs which is often closely related to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Ghost captured at The Shining hotel. (1259) Pinterest. A community of teen book lovers and aspiring writers sharing YA book recommendations, videos, quizzes, writing advice, and more, all on one online platform where you can connect with authors, discover new books, write your own stories, and wi.

10 YA Book Trailers You Need to See - Bestseller Trailers. We highlighted 10 amazing YA book trailers you need to see!

10 YA Book Trailers You Need to See - Bestseller Trailers

From viewing a dystopian future inside an hourglass to tombstones that bleed warnings from beyond the grave, these book trailers will have you amazed and on the edge of your seat! Click on the picture or title to view the book trailer. Which YA Book Trailer is your favorite? Games to Play at a Book Club Meeting. During book club meetings there is a fair amount of socializing and having a good time.

Games to Play at a Book Club Meeting

Of course, you will also discuss the latest book you are reading, but if that is all you do your meetings will soon become boring. Liven up your book club meetings by playing a quick game or two when your members first arrive. Pop Quiz Devise a fun pop quiz about the book the group is currently reading. Make a master list of 10 to 20 questions that pertain to the book or the chapter the club is reading. Google Docs - create and edit documents online, for free. One account.

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All of Google. Sign in to continue to Docs. The Best YA Book Trailers of All Time. We’re exactly the type of people who go to theaters early just to see the trailers.

The Best YA Book Trailers of All Time

They can be a great tease and totally get you hyped. We’ve rounded up the best YA book trailers of all time –– the ones that will make you go “THIS SHOULD DEFINITELY BE A MOVIE.” A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro Hello, Wes Anderson vibes!! We would totally watch a full-length version of this. Games to break the ice at book discussion groups and other occasions. At your first book club meeting, or whenever new people join your reading group, it's good to spend a bit of time getting to know each other.

Games to break the ice at book discussion groups and other occasions

This can be as simple as going around the group taking it in turns to introduce yourself and saying what you like to read and what you're looking forward to about the book club (if you're new) or what you like about the club (if you're an established member). Or, if this sounds a bit intimidating, or you just like the idea of getting to know people in a different way, an alternative is to play a game! The purpose of all the activities is to give people a chance to meet each other and to share information about themselves.

Book Club Games and Ice Breakers. Try these fun book club games to liven up your normal routine or break the ice for newcomers!

Book Club Games and Ice Breakers

1. Extreme MakeoverUpdate a character or two from a book set in thepast. Place the characters in today's culture—and invent a new life. Running a Book Club. I’ve been asked on Twitter by a few different people how I run/fund my high school book club, so I decided I should write a post about it.

Running a Book Club

I’m still working on improving it, so if you run a book club I’d love to know what you do to make it fun. The Premier jewelry party fundraiser I’ll start with a little bit of background. Starting a High School Book Club. Here it is…the Published Post: This letter is in response to a media specialist on my list serve who was looking for help in starting a high school book club. Since I am going on my third year with ours in Bloomfield, I offered her some of my tennants and philosophies. Here is the letter. I am honored that it was recognized by a university professor and a magazine editor who both want to publish the piece.

The magazine will be donating $100 to the book club for the article! Dear Fellow Media Specialist, It is exciting to hear of a colleague venturing into a HS Book Club arena. That means that everyone is welcome to join our club, students, teachers, lower level readers, ESL, students, administration and even security. I know its a bribe, but when you are selling books, you need a little help. (read blog post Reading 2.0: From Solitary to Social) Our book club continues discussions way past our meeting times and we’re always open online. Like this: Like Loading... Running a Book Club. The Best YA Book Trailers of All Time. Teen Book Clubs in Your Library. 40 Easter Crafts for Kids - Fun DIY Ideas for Kid-Friendly Easter Activities.