Author, Max Brooks, had been writing op-ed after op-ed on the Mount Rainier eruption, spending hours every day on online research, when he received a strange article written by and sent to him by a man named Frank McCray. The article was titled, “Bigfoot Destroys Town.” Having had a fascination with and terror of all-things Bigfoot as someone who grew up “at the height of the Bigfoot frenzy” (the era of the Patterson-Gimlin film) and decades ago having written an article for Fangoria magazine, Brooks was immediately intrigued by the article. After reaching out to McCray, Brooks learns that McCray’s sister was a resident of Greenloop, a remote, experimental, high-tech, eco-obsessed community
I vividly remember reading The Hunger Games for the first time. It was Thanksgiving break, 2008. I had been looking forward to the break to read and relish it. I had been hearing all the buzz about it, of course; in my library, the book was, predictably, in high demand. Glued to the red chair in the corner of my living room, I devoured the book in one day. I was obsessed. I looked forward to the sequels (luckily, only a year to wait for each), had a blast talking about the books with students, and was excited for the first movie to come out in 2012. Then years of movie premieres to anticipate (Mockingjay would be TWO movies)! I owned the books and owned the merch. The last movie was released
Bryson Keller is the hottest guy in school but, much to all the girls’ chagrin, he doesn’t date. Bryson Keller doesn’t “see the point in high school relationships” but admits he’s sure he could date a new girl every week if he wanted to. He’s dared to prove it. The rules of the dare: 1) he will date the first person to ask him out each Monday until the final bell on Friday, 2) he is forbidden from asking anyone out himself, and 3) if someone fails to ask him out, he loses. He agrees to do it for three months and if he loses, he has to quit driving his beloved Jeep to school and has to start riding the bus (he’s a Senior, the stakes are HIGH). Kai is in a MOOD. It’s been one thing after ano
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