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Ghost Stories of Washington by Barbara Smith
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it was ok
bookshelves: paranormal

A great number of interesting historical sites are named in the book including the ghost tales that accompany them. As a tourist interested in the paranormal, this is a comprehensive guide to some of the most worthwhile places and areas to visit in the state. Also, many of the excerpts may spark further interest in certain lore and would work well to jump start or inspire several novel-type tales.

If you enjoy reading 230 pages of summary, this is the book for you. Although packed with a number of featured places, the details are short and read like a briefing or ‘account’ rather than actually providing chilling or original insight. Each section contains fairly common information that can be obtained through minimal research. I was hoping for more compelling and possibly goose bump raising stories that give some facts or debunking of the paranormal. Instead, it reads more like a quick campfire story. Spook factor is minimal.
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Reading Progress

June 25, 2010 – Started Reading
June 25, 2010 – Shelved
June 28, 2010 –
page 21
June 28, 2010 –
page 50
June 30, 2010 –
page 131
56.47% "So much potential for good storytelling, but redundant reporting instead of vague accounts."
July 11, 2010 –
page 134
July 14, 2010 –
page 171
73.71% "One of the ghost stories mentioned involves a place right down the road from my home! CREEPY"
July 16, 2010 – Finished Reading
October 17, 2012 – Shelved as: paranormal

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