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31 August 2010 @ 08:20 am
Oh, Peter, we all know you don't like playing football!  
Token ghost books I buy every time I come to the US acquired! Why they don't sell books like this in NZ and Australia is beyond me. Except in The Haunted Bookshop in Melbourne. Oh Haunted Bookshop, I miss you even though your owner is an insufferable twat. For some weird reason, the guy LOVED me though I thought he would hate me because I look like SUCH a square. But when I asked for something and obviously knew what I wanted I think that helped. Actually, he probably loved me because I practically bought out his entire 'hauntings' section over the course of a year. He said it was harder and harder to find books on hauntings because of the internet, but there are plenty to be found here at Hastings and I found lots in the UK as well. Whatever, Drew is a weird guy. And he runs the Melbourne ghost tour. Which I would TOTALLY recommend if you are in Melbourne and interested in ghosts! It's awesome! Lalala Linky!

ANYWAY, I bought a huge book of tales of haunted places, because those are my favourite. Obviously as I have about 30 of the things. And then I bought Idiots Guide to the Paranormal because it not only talks about ghosts but it has stuff about angels and demons in there too. Which is interesting research for FG. I read about Belial in the car! And there's a section on the exorcism of Annaliese Somethingorother which was what The Exorcism of Emily Rose was based on.

I love these books. There was only one book by Holzer though. No good paranormal section is complete without several Hans Holzers, please. He wrote over a hundred of the things. Holzer died in 2009 and I totally cried because I am a loser. But he inspired my Father Peter father_peter because I wanted a character who knew about the supernatural (and is the reason Peter was in Austria originally, because Holzer is from Vienna) and his ideas of mediumship are still what I use when I write my mediums in Darker London.

Also? Also? I kind of bought The Idiot's Guide because it has a section called Father Peter's last Exorcism which made me laugh because like...MY Peter's last exorcism was Svetlana except it didn't work and Thomas totally died and I laughed out loud IN the store while I was reading what has nothing to do with my characters and is about a Roman Catholic exorcist. So there I am in the New Age aisle, holding a book about the paranormal and cackling. A lady who was walking by gave me a VERY strange look.

It was awesome :D
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Lewis: Silent Hill nursearmageddonriver on August 30th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, the insufferable Drew. Love him or love to hate him, Melbourne wouldn't be the same without him.

Apparently that place he took us to that was meant to be the most ridiculously scary and haunted area in Melbourne that just... wasn't, got exorcised by one of the people I work with now. Explains a lot...
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Boosh~Noel from IT Crowdartemisofluna on August 30th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
God he made me laugh that day he was basically insulting those fratboy American tourists. They were asking stupid questions and playing with his decorations so when they asked about his tour and he told them it wasn't for them I didn't blame him! And then he said 'I appreciate that you are not like them'. ...thanks, Drew. I created my personality just to please you. Weirdo.

HAH! That's brilliant.
Lewis: Dave Mustainearmageddonriver on August 31st, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
He certainly is entertaining! But at least he seems to have reasonably good taste.
Lauren Christensen: [JJ] imaginarypretty_kozi on August 31st, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
You just reminded me that I want Oedipus to pick up some old antique and it be haunted or bad luck or something...

I have a few haunting books laying around. Half of them stories make me feel like I'm watching the first season of Supernatural. Ghosts freak me out though I like reading about it.

Lauren Christensen: [lovex] theon curly hairpretty_kozi on September 2nd, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
BTW this is the song I was talking to you about the other night. End of Me and the lyrics.

Cant chase away your ghost, inside it only grows
Nothing left but misery
This will be the end of me