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Reads and reviews classics, mystery, literary fiction, and horror.
Reads and reviews classics, mystery, literary fiction, and horror.

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Welcome to My Nightmare: The Sleepwalker (audio)
Sleepwalking as a concept terrifies me. The thought of walking around unconscious to what is happening in the real world is right up there in irrational fears for me. That total loss of control of your body to your sleeping brain... ugh, no. Sleepwalking: n...

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Lolly Willowes: She Just Wants To Be Alone
One doesn’t become a witch to run around being harmful, or to run around being helpful either, a district visitor on a broomstick. It’s to escape all that - to have a life of one’s own, not an existence doled out to by others Laura Willowes has lived her en...

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Family Dramarama in They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple
For my hygge reading, I picked They Were Sisters during the holiday season. I adore Dorothy Whipple's writing style. She wrote about the struggles of middle class English women in the earlier half of the 20th Century. She really gets into some serious issue...

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Let's Talk About Stats, Baby!
It's the sexiest time of the year. The time of year when everyone is talking about their staaaaaaaaats! So hot. In total, I read 48 books last year. This is how it breaks down. 38 women authors  9 by POC authors 22 books were on audio 9 non-fiction (5 were ...

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Talking As Fast As I Can- On Audio
It's no coincidence that Lauren Graham released her new memoirs, Talking As Fast As I Can , just four days after the revival of Gilmore Girls hit Netflix*. Her book is the perfect accompaniment to the new series as she spends a good part of the book discuss...

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Wow! Ten Years! Can You Believe It?
Yes, I started this blog 10 years ago today . I know I haven't been blogging regularly lately, but 10 years is a big deal, I had to say something about it. I had no idea where blogging would lead me. It's been a bumpy ride! At that time, I needed something ...

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Quitting Books
I'm feeling...dare I say it...refreshed. 2017 is just around the corner and I am ready for it. 2016 was a garbage year. Personally, it was fine. I learned to knit early in the year. Took a nice "staycation" with my family. (It had its ups and downs, but wha...

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I Miss Reading
Hi all! It seems as if I dropped off the face of the earth, doesn't it? I'm still here. Between working and my side hustle, I haven't been reading- unless it's audio. Things are slowing down for the holidays and I'm hoping to get some reading in. I really m...

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Two Short Audiobook Reviews
The Arrangements I listened to The Arrangements before the US election. It seemed cute at the time. It's unfortunate that the political climate now distorts my view of this short story. Still, I feel that I must say something about it since it is a review b...

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Creepy New England Houses Full of Ghosts: I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives In the House
For inexplicable reasons, I watched the Netflix movie I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives In the House ... alone... at night. This movie (let's call it IATPT for brevity) is the thinking woman's horror movie. The opening scene in IATPT is a black screen, a blu...
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