ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologist's Handbook,
by Loyd Auerbach, 1986, Warner Books, Inc., paperback, 463 pp.
A useful book for those who wish to found their paranormal fiction on realistic ghost-busting (as per Donald Maass' wish list.) I believe the author has a graduate degree in parapsychology from John F. Kennedy University.
Good bibliography, good analysis of psychic pnenomena, ghosts, precognition, psychokinesis and poltergeists.
Chatty and readable.
At OxyJen, you may find several useful reports from a recent writer's conference (Surrey International), without the squee! bar pictures. A number of blogging agents attended. Includes tips and torques -- and a reminder that this is a business.
Raucous laughter for country mice:
Check out Scalzi's October 26 post about bu-colic. Don't miss the comments.
Coffee Time Romance has reviewed Weirdly: A Collection of Strange Stories and found it good - though disturbing.
Very nice - especially since the book is not a romance.
Review may be found here: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookReviews/Weirdlyacollectionofsangeetories.html
And I have it on good authority that Weirdly will be released in print.
The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think you can logically converse with others without spitting.
These are my treats. I don't do tricks.
Edit: Two More Treats:
Vesper's lovely and traditional ghost story;
and Jeff's horrifying tale.