I have a few new Tiffany Reisz books read and pending review (if you haven't read any of her Original Sinners or standalone novels, check my Reviews page for links), but I've been remiss in actual blog posts this summer, so it seemed like now's a good time to put up a general update of… Continue reading Wait, is it September already?
I admit the cover for this one caught my attention immediately. Just lovely. I LOVED this book. If you like Norse mythology and/or witchy novels, go get this immediately. The only reason I wasn't done in a day was I started reading it on a family vacation, which meant putting it down to do silly… Continue reading Review: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec
Mexican Gothic satisfies all the requirements of a traditional haunted house tale, from the cold and unfriendly family to the imposing home set far above the locals' town and shrouded in clammy mist. High Place house certainly appears to be a transplant from the misty moors of Scotland, right along with the peculiar family Noemi's… Continue reading Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Mom reminded me this morning that a year ago was my last day of radiation, so today's officially my first anniversary of finishing treatment. Apparently I was more excited about chemo ending, since I did NOT have today in my own calendar. But it'll be nice to enjoy July without radiation burns in my armpit… Continue reading One Year Out
A year ago, on May 4th, I sat for my last chemo infusion. In the middle of the pandemic lockdown, bald, eyelashless, and really tired of being really tired I went to chemo alone. 16th Voluntary Poisoning (Eyelashless, by the way, is honestly way weirder than being bald because I looked like my human-skin-suit was… Continue reading Star Wars, Frankenboob, and Anniversaries
I watch a lot of documentary/lost footage-style horror movies. Some are great, some are ridiculous, some are just really poorly done. The Lost Village is a book I'd LOVE to see turned into a movie, because it was deliciously creepy. In 1959, police arrive to the remote Swedish mining village of Silvertjärn to horrific scene.… Continue reading Review: The Lost Village by Camilla Sten
No one makes me laugh to wheezing and tears the way Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) does. No one. I've never hidden that I'm a massive fan of Jenny Lawson's work, and have been since I discovered her blog long enough ago I'd rather not say. Her humor hits me in all the funny bones… Continue reading Review: Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson
Ok, I'm beginning to think it's not spambot AI's commenting on my posts. Either this is a spy speaking in a code I haven't broken yet, or aliens are attempting to learn English via blogs. Examples below are from my spam filter this morning. Please note, aliens, I am NOT a good source I have… Continue reading Dear Aliens: I am NOT an English Teacher
I present: a series of reasons why I'm not allowed to have nice things, brought to you by a cat who's been incarcerated in my house for the last three years and occasionally reminds me he'll eat my eyeballs first when I die. Destruction, wrapped in fluff. You clearly have too much screen time, and… Continue reading fAngus: Destroyer of Worlds (and cords)
So, I saw an ad for this book on social media promising an exploration of murder in Roman society from poisonings to a vat of eels. Obviously, I immediately bought it, because HELLO, death by vat of eels? I'm in. I have to say, Dr. Emma Southon does not disappoint.