Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Faithful has an eerie beginning that feels like a ghost story. Each year, the town honors a young girl that was critically injured in a car accident.  Her name is Helene and she's been in a coma since that day, lying in a hospital bed in her childhood bedroom.  Some people believe that she can heal... Continue Reading →

July 2017 QuickLit

Happy Saturday! I'm linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's QuickLit post again this month.  This monthly check in gives me an opportunity to share what I've been reading lately.  Check out the post and some of the other linkups - there are some great recommendations hiding there! What I'm Reading I'm listening to As Chimney... Continue Reading →

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments is the first adult novel written by Rainbow Rowell that I've read.  But it has the same playful yet serious spirit that I've come to love from her other novels. It's 1999 and Lincoln is living back at home with his mother in Nebraska.  He's about 28 and has gotten a job at the local newspaper... Continue Reading →

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

I read My Cousin Rachel in anticipation of the movie released this summer and now I cannot wait to watch it! Originally published in 1951, this is a period piece that felt like a gothic masterpiece. Philip Ashley was raised by his Uncle Ambrose on the family estate in Cornwall.  The sound of the sea features... Continue Reading →

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Can you believe that I've been referencing The Artist's Way for over six months and hadn't even read it?! This author is the person who introduced Morning Pages to the world; I think it's safe to say that morning pages have changed my life.  When I saw that this book was one of the Kindle... Continue Reading →

Weekly & Full Moon Tarot Reading

Not only does another week start tomorrow, but tonight is a full moon.  Usually I get together with a friend on the full moon to do a reading, but she's celebrating her birthday with her mother this weekend.  We're going to get together tomorrow night, but I couldn't pass up this chance to do my... Continue Reading →

Invincible Summer

I finished a knitting project a couple of weeks ago that I'm just in love with.  This is my Invincible Summer, designed by Susanne Sommer and featured in the newest issue of Laine Magazine. The bulk of the yarn is Fiberstash Dyeworks, an indie yarn dyer in the neighboring state of Vermont.  I discovered her... Continue Reading →

Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley

Just a quick check in to share that I've finished the fifth Flavia de Luce, Speaking from Among the Bones, which didn't disappoint!  Flavia's village, Bishop's Lacey, is celebrating their patron saint.  In the process, Flavia uncovers a body and is off on yet another mystery. Flavia's humor, intelligence, and mischievous nature are on full... Continue Reading →

2017 Check In

2017 is halfway over.  I'm not usually very oriented to time so I don't know what year we're in on any given day - I really have to think about it when I'm asked.  I don't want to think very hard about what that means for my mental health, but I hope that it illustrates... Continue Reading →

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