For the rest of my Creepsters out there...
Don't be discouraged because there are still four more prizes left.
Keep showing us that love and the more often we see your name, the better your chances!
Stay spooky, Creepsters!
And stay connected with us.
Back in January, I looked about this room of mine ~ took a really good look ~ and saw the neglect.
I gawked at the massive amounts of books piling up ~ dangerously close to buckling the shelves. I perused through the intriguing titles; breathed in their intoxicating smell of paper and mystery; I ran my hands down their spines, reminiscing the day I brought each one home.
Then, came the guilt.
Next, the anger.
I had let these treasures go unread for too long. It was in that moment, I made a promise to them and to myself. I would read more. I would read more often. I would read every day, uncovering their secrets and charms. And I would not rest until each one told me their story.
I am proud to report that I am staying true to my resolution.
Currently, I'm reading Stiff by Mary Roach. (She has a very cool website by the way)
If you haven't heard of it, it's a compelling book about "the curious lives of human cadavers" and it's very informative. It's also quite disturbing and could be why I like it.
If you're a bit on the reserved side, this may not be the read for you, as it is graphic as all hell.
I am only half way through, but I am captivated by it and wanted to share one of it's more grisly passages, which was taken from a Memoir in 1822.
"Robert...took me for the first time to the dissecting room. ...At the sight of that terrible charnel-house ~ fragments of limbs, the grinning heads and gaping skulls, the bloody quagmire underfoot and the atrocious smell it gave off, the swarms of sparrows wrangling over scraps of lung, the rats in their corner gnawing the bleeding vertebrae ~ such a feeling of revulsion possessed me that I leapt through the window of the dissecting room and fled for home as though Death and all his hideous train were at my heels."
Can you picture it?
Can you smell it?
Does it get any darker than this?
Well done, M. Roach, well done.
(And a shout out to Travis who introduced this book to me. Thanks :)
Every month we do a contest for all you Creepsters. It's a chance to test your knowledge and win some great prizes and it gives Night Lights a chance to generate more publicity and love from all of you ~~~ It's a win-win.
This month, we are mixing things up bit.
All month long, we will be doing random drawings to all of you Creepsters who show us some love.
Anytime you comment on any of our media sites; favorite what we do; join us on Twitter; share us to your friends...you will be put into the drawing to win one of the following night lights:
Every time we see your name, your odds of winning increase.
We'll post all the winners on all of our sites, so keep an eye out...we may need your mailing address.
It could be you!