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The Founders, Explained With Gifs

George Washington: 

John Adams:

Alexander Hamilton:

Thomas Jefferson:

James Madison:

Thomas Paine:

John Hancock:

John Jay:

Paul Revere

Patrick Henry

Abigail Adams:

Aaron Burr:

Richard Henry Lee:

Albert Gallatin

Sam Adams:

Benjamin Franklin:

GLBT Book Month

June is GLBT Book Month! The LGBTQIA community is part of our nation’s great diversity and there are a ton of YA books that celebrate and support them. Whether it’s comedy, romance, fantasy, or just day-to-day life, these books are great reads! 

  • Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
  • None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz
  • About a Girl by Sarah McCarry
  • Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sarah Farizan
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
  • Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
  • My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
  • One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
  • Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman
  • If You Could Be Mine by Sarah Farizan
  • Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
  • Keeping You A Secret by Julie Anne Peters
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

The Houghton Mansion was once the home of former mayor of North Adams, Albert Charles Houghton. It is now used as a Masonic Temple, and is classed as a highly active paranormal location. 

In 1914, the Houghtons were involved in a devastating car-crash that cost two of them their lives. Mr. Houghton arranged a trip to Vermont in their brand-new car, with their chauffeur, John Widders at the wheel. As they entered the state, Widders decided to drive around a horse and carriage that was blocking the narrow road. The car fell off an embankment, killing the daughter Mary, two other passengers, and Mr. Houghton ten days later. John Widders survived, but was plagued with guilt and committed suicide in The Houghton Mansion a fortnight later.

Now an empty shell, the mansion is reportedly haunted by the spirits of Albert Houghton, his daughter, Mary Houghton, and their chauffeur, John Widders. People have reported disembodied voices and footsteps, shadow figures, and a feeling of sadness in Mary Houghton’s room. A notable haunt is the apparition of a little girl in the basement, who has no relation to the family, that is thought to be some sort of demonic entity.



The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

True Crime Zodiac Reference Sheet
  • Aries: Dylann Roof, Eric Harris, Brenda Spencer
  • Taurus: Albert Fish, Adam Lanza, H. H. Holmes
  • Gemini: Jeffrey Dahmer, David Berkowitz, Richard Chase
  • Cancer: Charles Ray Hatcher
  • Leo: Anatoly Onoprienko, Myra Hindley, Luka Magnotta
  • Virgo: Dylan Klebold, TJ Lane, Ed Gein
  • Libra: Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker
  • Scorpio: Charles Manson, David Parker Ray, Moses Sithole
  • Sagittarius: Ted Bundy, Edmund Kemper
  • Capricorn: Charles Ng, Ian Brady, Seung-Hui Cho
  • Aquarius: John Lee Malvo
  • Pisces: Richard Ramirez, John Wayne Gacy, Aileen Wuornos
2017 Reading List

So I’ve made a list of books to read the rest of the year. As I finish them, I’ll be posting my thoughts about them - both positive and negative - and if I think it’s worth a read or not. The list had to be pared down to one a month (I know, I know, but I have so many other responsibilities that this seemed doable without being overwhelming).

I’ve started with

because I’m a sucker for Dystopia/Sci Fic in general and any book with a scythe on the cover has to be interesting, right? 

The rest of my list, in no particular order, is under a cut, cause I like cover photos. (and I don’t like cluttering up people’s dashes.)

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