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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (TV Show)

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Reasoning for post: I have pushed this as a strictly book review blog so far, but I do watch a lot of television and movies. I'm a Hugh fan of horror and mystery/suspense. So I feel that I owe you all an explanation as to why I'm discussing this Netflix show instead of the actual novel. My reasoning is:

#1. I haven't read the book yet, but it's on my to-read list #2. The writing in the show was actually phenomenal  #3. I'm super late in watching it, but I have a ton of thoughts.
Now, let's move on to the about the author section, shall we?
About Shirley Jackson and Mike Flanagan: First Shirley, since she's the original after all. 




Shirley Jackson: Bio from Shirley Jackson website
Shirley Jackson, 1916-1965, one of the most brilliant and influential authors of the twentieth century, is widely acclaimed for her stories and novels of the supernatural, including the well-known short story “The Lottery” and the best-selling novel “TheHaunting of Hill House.”





Mike Flanagan

Waging War on Fear by Betty Parker

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About Betty Parker: BETTY PARKERis a professional speaker, author, and trainer. In 2006, she started Sharper Development Solutions, Inc., a training and development company specializing in leadership skills training and coaching. Betty is a regular guest host on WLXC-FM’s “N Touch” community affairs program and is often soughtout as a speaker for conferences and events. She is at work on her next book, Defeating Goliath: A Lesson in Solving People Problems. Parker is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) through the Association for Talent Development and a Certified Professional Coach. www.thesharpersolution.com/



Review: We're going to talk about a non-fiction book called Waging War on Fear by Betty Parker

This book is about finding faith and keeping faith when you're going through very dark times. This is a non-fiction story about Betty's life. Satan hits the hardest when you're least expecting it. And while her life was blessed, suddenly things al…

My Last Last Name is Grace by Beaty Miller

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About Beaty Miller:
BEATY MILLER broke the Mennonite tradition of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and continued her education past eighth grade and graduated from high school—the first to do so in her family. At nineteen years of age, she accepted the position to teach at a parochial school. Later, she resumed a full-time job as a secretary.  After a promotion to the office manager, Miller started classes at Reading Area Community College and earned an Associate Degree to become a registered nurse. She began a twenty-year geriatrics career, ending as a Personal Care Home Administrator. After Miller and her husband relocated to Rock Hill, she wrote her memoir, My Last Last Name is Gracewww.waterfallsofgrace.org/


Review:
We're going to talk about a non-fiction book called My Last Last Name is Grace. As a quick recap, we were unable to host Beaty at Arts on the Ridge due to an emergency, but we did have her book on display. I had the pleasure of running into her at another local festival, an…