Dead Lines – A Book Review

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Copyright: 2004

Rating: 5/5

My Synopsis:

Peter Russel has suffered much loss. He has lost his daughter and now, his best friend, Phil has passed away as well. After his best years of making low-budget horror films and movies with a lot of nudity but no actual sex have faded away, Peter decides that he should invest in a friend of a friend’s newest venture. He never expects just how much investing in a new type of cell phone company will change his life forever…

My Opinion:

I’ve always said that this was my favorite book, but after not reading it for years, I began to wonder if there was still any truth to this fact. Now after reading Dead Lines again, I can honestly say that it is my favorite book ever! Greg Bear is able to deliver a truly creepy and thought-provoking novel, something that’s not always the easiest thing to do.

Even though this book was written over ten years ago, Dead Lines is still great. With how much we depend on technology today, it really does make you question things. This is by far the best ghost story I’ve ever read. Bear makes you feel as if there really is the possibility of the supernatural.

This story is more than just a ghost story. The way that Bear portrays the characters is truly amazing. He talks about a mourning father, a bitter ex-wife who is trying her best, a somewhat lost twin sister who has lost her only sibling, the issue of greed, murder, and the search for answers. This novel’s imagery and plot is brilliant and I highly recommend that anyone who loves a good, frightening story read Dead Lines!

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June Photo A Day Challenge & Book Challenge – June 30th

June Movie Photo Challenge:

Musical:

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I’m excited to announce the TV Show Photo Challenge that starts tomorrow! It was created by both my great friend Carla and I. Feel free to participate and let us know if you do! Here’s the schedule!

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June Book Challenge:

I’ve only read one book this month (I actually have ten pages left!) and it was great! When I finish, I’ll be posting a book review!

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I will not be participating in the book challenge next month, but if you wish to do so, you can find it here!

 

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#HeterosexualPrideDay

A great post by Rae at Bookmark Chronicles! Please check out her wonderful blog! Today’s also her one year blogiversary!

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This morning I woke up and found that #HeterosexualPrideDay was the number one trending hashtag on Twitter….I just checked and it still is. At this point it’s people talking about how ridiculous it is but when I first saw it this morning I was livid. As a straight person and an ally, I’m disappointed that someone was dumb enough to start this hashtag in the first place and during Pride Month.

Why is this an issue? Well because as members of the majority we need to learn how to check our privilege. We don’t need a Heterosexual Pride Day because that’s literally every day out side of Pride Month. That’s like asking “Why isn’t there a white history month” despite the fact that we are taught European history from kindergarten to 12th grade as a requirement and everything else (Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, etc.) is only offered…

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June Photo A Day Challenge & Book Challenge – June 29th

June Movie Photo Challenge:

Favorite Character:

Since I like a lot of movies, I have a lot of favorite characters. However, I chose Riley from National Treasure!

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Found on Google Images

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Wanna participate? Check out the schedule below!

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June Book Challenge:

Today for the challenge is to post a picture of your book haul. Unfortunately, I haven’t purchased any books this month!

See schedule below! For more info on the book challenge click here!

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June Photo A Day Challenge & Book Challenge – June 28th

June Movie Photo Challenge:

Fantasy Film:

I haven’t watched this movie in a while, but I used to love it! I also used to be in love with Orlando Bloom, but for some reason, I don’t find him as attractive anymore!

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Wanna participate? Check out the schedule below!

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June Book Challenge:

I was hoping to be a little more creative with the book stairs, but this is as good as I could do at the moment…

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See schedule below! For more info on the book challenge click here!

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July TV Show Photo Challenge!

Hey guys! My great friend Carla from The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise and I created a new Photo Challenge for July – The July TV Show Photo Challenge! Everyone is welcome to participate! Please let Carla and I know if you’d like to join us in this challenge! We’d love to see your pictures! If you have any questions about the challenge or a specific day’s photo, don’t hesitate to ask either Carla or myself. 🙂

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Here is the schedule!

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June Photo A Day Challenge & Book Challenge – June 27th

June Movie Photo Challenge:

Inspirational:

While the movie is very unlike the book, I love this movie and find it extremely inspirational!

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Wanna participate? Check out the schedule below!

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June Book Challenge:

Creepy Character:

I know I’ve mentioned Andre Linoge from Storm of the Century like a million times, so I’m going to just say a lot of characters from The Unwanted are creepy! A great book by John Saul! I found this picture on Google Images.

See schedule below! For more info on the book challenge click here!

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