The Witch of Lime Street

by David Jaher | | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0307451070 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmelydiawing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 1/26/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, January 26, 2019
Registered in Rockville, Maryland, USA.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmelydiawing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, February 17, 2019
I worried a bit about this one before starting. I knew of Harry Houdini's long quest to debunk so-called mediums, and I'd heard that one of them had supposedly predicted the day of his death. Something on the jacket blurb must have made me think this was going to be about the amazingly talented psychics and the way they had the last word. However, that was not the case here. It was, generally, a biography of Houdini, the Scientific American contest to find a genuine psychic, and Margery, the woman who had by far the best chance of winning the prize. Magicians are often the best skeptics because they know how the tricks are done. But it turns out there was more to it than mere stage trickery. Houdini wanted, desperately, to find a medium who really could talk to his beloved late mother. Some of his fellow investigators were not as impartial as they seemed. All in all, a thorough and engaging journey through this early 20th century fad.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmelydiawing at La Madeleine Bakery & Cafe in Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, February 17, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (2/17/2019 UTC) at La Madeleine Bakery & Cafe in Alexandria, Virginia USA


Bringing this to today's BCinDC meetup in Alexandria, VA.
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Journal Entry 4 by wingSqnutZipswing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, February 17, 2019
I chose this book from the large pile of books at the BCinDC monthly meet-up.
The title "Witch, Houdini, Seance and Spirit World"... grabbed my attention. This book is a biography of a woman dubbed by reporters in 1924 as "The Witch of Lime Street".

Journal Entry 5 by wingSqnutZipswing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Monday, February 18, 2019
OMG! It's the coolest thing...this book has a glow in the dark cover!

I looked into the darkened room and noticed a weird pale green light on my side 1st thought was that it was the moon shinning through the window, not, it was raining, so no moon. Then I thought it was weird green light reflecting from DVD or some other electronics... not.
I pulled up the books on top of the glow and behold there was the "Witch of Lime Street" eerily glowing. What I was seeing was the spine of the book which was under another book in my TBR pile. The book looked like it was floating.
I turned on the light to give the book more light to activate the glow parts. When I turned off the light the entire book was activated and glowing and the book now sitting on top of my TBR pile looked like it was hovering. So totally kool! And so appropriate for the contents of this book.
Since the spine of the book is all glow in the dark material I bet it looks incredible eerily shining from in between books on a bookshelf..beckoning from a darkened room.

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