30 October, 2023

The Legend of Rachel Petersen by JT Baroni - [ Book Review]

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Just in time before Halloween, I received this book for the review. Being a horror fan, I really enjoyed the book. Here is the review. Happy Ghosting 👻

Book Details:

Title: The Legend of Rachel Petersen

Author : JT Baroni

Genre: Horror, thriller, Paranormal, Ghost Fiction

Print length: 276 pages

Publisher: Sky Publishing

Source: A free book review copy


Did his book raise the dead?

Outraged when The Post Gazette overlooks him for a well-deserved promotion, 43-year-old Sports Writer Christian Kane quits the Paper and moves to the country to write fiction.

Inspiration flows from a lone grave he stumbles upon in the woods. He compiles "The Legend of Rachel Petersen," a fascinating story revolving around the dead twelve-year-old girl laid to rest beneath the weathered tombstone. His book quickly becomes a Best Seller; then Hollywood turns it into a blockbuster movie. Kane becomes rich and famous. But then? Does an enraged Rachel become more than a figment of the writer's imagination? Does she rise from her grave to seek revenge on Kane for slandering her name?

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My Review:

Christian is a sports writer for a magazine and when he is sidelined by his boss for promotion citing his inability to keep up with latest technology, he wants to try his hands on writing a fiction Novel. He gets inspired by the grave of a child - Rachel, while walking along the woods.

So, this makes it a story inside another story. The remaining story is about the novel written by Christian about Rachel and her death. 

This book piqued my interest further as characters are authentic and seemed relatable. The fights between the kids - Seth and Thaddy are enjoyable and of course very much relatable to me. 

It is not a like a regular horror story where a ghost haunts a family and takes revenge. When Thaddy digs the grave of Rachel, all hell broke loose. But, interestingly, both the brothers are open minded and not always scared of the ghost. They are good human beings who want to know what Rachel's ghost is trying to tell them.

There are many unknowns - Why Rachel is haunting the brothers? where is she pointing them to? This made me guessing the story till the last page. I love that the book is well written, and easy to understand. The twists are great and unpredictable. The climax is open ended leaving the reader with multiple thoughts. 

The book cover is well designed and very apt. Those eyes on the cover are really scary. The title suits the story well. 

I would recommend this book to all horror lovers who want to read a different ghost story. 

My Rating: 5/5

About the Author:

JT Baroni - Now retired, I am able to devote more time to one of my hobbies - writing. Other hobbies include fishing, classic cars and gardening. Once, I was an avid hunter, but my health restricts me on that hobby. Lifetime resident of Johnstown, Pa.

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25 October, 2023

Educational Food and Cooking Games for kids

I feel, food is an important part of our life. We become what we eat. I live by that.

Now a days, people are exploring different diets for good health and trying different varieties of food. This exploration and knowledge is very important. 

Do you eat all types of fruits? especially seasonal? Do you try all types of vegetables? especially local grown? Do you include cereals and grains in your diet? What Vitamins do you need per day and how do you get healthy cholesterol? Are there any foods which reduce stress? So, many questions.. 

I listen to multiple podcasts to improve my knowledge on food, diet and its impact. 

How do we share this knowledge with kids and make them love healthy food options? My kids love pizza, burger ofcourse, but they also love Chipotle and Subway subs. 

It is challenging to teach them about right food choices. I am not a big fan of playing games online, but came across this site which offers games about healthy food habits. This website has many fun and educational food games. 

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Do you wonder, what they are? Let me share my review on a few useful games.

Food Educational Games:

Fast Food Combat - players race to eat delicious fruits while avoiding eating foods that will make them sick or slow them down. Pretty simple game, good for kids 2nd grade and below.

Fruit Quiz is good for kindergarten and first grade kids to identify fruits. 

Design Squad Feed the Fidgits is a aquaponics gardening game which teaches children how to grow vegetables indoors. I remember the farm games that I used to plan on facebook in early days of Facebook. This one is like that!

Coffee Shop is a simulation game where you see how much money you can help Cafe Calypso earn in a month. The game includes factors like stocking ingredients, ingredient spoilage, changing drink formulas, managing drink price, and changing consumer demand based on changes in the weather.

These kind of games are interesting for kids as they feel like they are responsible to manage a coffee shop :-)

Pizza Tower is a tower building game where you build a thriving pizza empire one floor at a time. Train your chefs on each floor, unlock new floors, and improve your delivery network to maximize your earnings.

Seems interesting. 

There are some recycling, kitchen tasks and farm games as well.

Here is a body fat calculator based on weight and height which I felt useful for adults as well. There are other useful calculators for weight loss and workout calories in the same site.

Do you like these kind of games for your kids? Let me know in comments.

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