More Witchiness

In my last post, I shared that I love reading about witches.  There are books and books of critical theory on witches and their symbolism.  Much of this became popular again with the release of The Witch (2015), a movie set in the 1600s that told the story of a family and their dance with witchcraft.... Continue Reading →

I Put a Spell on You…

I completely forgot a  2016 read in my last post!  This week I finished Thornyhold by Mary Stewart for the second time. I rarely read books twice.  Come on, who has time for that?  I first got this book at the library when I lived in Austin, Texas.  It was recommended by a co-worker who was a... Continue Reading →

In Which I Try To Get Organized

I've been obsessed with buying an old Volkswagon Bug lately - I think it's a product of watching too much Bates Motel - which is why I chose this image for this post.  No other reason!  Although, I suppose I could argue that sharing that I want an old Bug is actually catching up.  :p... Continue Reading →

All The Missing Girls

Oh, dear.  I've done it again.  I've fallen behind!! 🙂  I suppose it's the story of my life- but life has been so good lately!  I've been reading, sewing, knitting, playing with my boys, spending time with my husband...  So I'm not complaining! It has been hot though, especially for NH standards.  I am so... Continue Reading →

Queen of the Tearling

I am so happy that I read this book.  Other than the Song of Ice and Fire series, I don't typically read fantasy books even though I've always wanted to.  I've never had one hold my attention, but this one had just enough magic, intrigue, politics, and drama to keep me engaged. This has a... Continue Reading →

The Guest Room

  After my last Bohjalian experience, I was eager to devour another novel by him.  Even though there were some unsettling story lines in The Night Strangers, I LOVED it.  I thought Bohjalian was especially gifted at transporting the reader into his stories and allowing you to feel as though you're experiencing the same emotions as the... Continue Reading →

Standing In Solidarity with GoT Purists

I wrote in a recent post that I decided to continue reading the Game of Thrones series, which I had long since abandoned.  I read the first three books in 2012 and just couldn't get myself motivated to trudge through the fourth book, while my husband zoomed past me and gobbled down all five books that summer.... Continue Reading →

Vinegar Girl

This is the third book in the Hogarth Shakespeare series - an effort to bring William Shakespeare's life to work in modern ways.  It will be released on June 21, 2016. Thank you to LibraryThing and Penguin Random House for sending me this book and giving me the opportunity to write about it! Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler is a... Continue Reading →

Two more finishes

Since last night, I finished two more books!  This is an unscheduled blog post, but I know if I wait too long to write this up, then I won't have anything meaningful to say about either of these! Spark Joy by Marie Kondo: this is Kondo's follow up to her mega hit The Life-Changing Magic of... Continue Reading →

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