The Haunted Season
Ghosts | Reading

The Haunted Season

‘Tis the season for blustery days & drizzly nights, chimney smoke & warm cider, & best of all, for everything spooky & mysterious. Back when the kids were in public school, I got hooked on those true haunting shows. You know the ones—clips of real people telling about their spooky encounters intercut with recreations of…

What I’m Reading: They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall
Book Reviews | Mystery | Reading | Travel

What I’m Reading: They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall

I’m a sucker for a locked-room mystery. Or an isolated-island mystery, in this case. It’s day 114 of quarantine here, and while nobody has been killed off yet, I’ll admit I’m starting to have a lot more sympathy for all those characters trapped in country houses, abandoned islands, and snowbound trains. I’ve been looking forward…

What I’m Reading: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Book Reviews | Mystery | Reading

What I’m Reading: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Quarantine got you feeling like you’re trapped in the movie Groundhog Day? Then today’s book is just what you need. Or maybe not… I don’t know about you, but since our quarantine went into effect (15 weeks ago, but who’s counting?), my days have started to run together. Our Mother’s Day cards were late because…

13 Spooky Literary Quotes for Halloween & 2 Free Printables
Freebies | Fun Stuff | Ghosts | Printables | Reading

13 Spooky Literary Quotes for Halloween & 2 Free Printables

When we think of hair-raising quotes, horror movies are often the first thing that come to mind. There’s no denying the spine-tingling effect that lines like “Now I want to play with yoooouuuu” still have after all these years. But horror movies don’t have a monopoly on creepy. Literature has quite a few chill-inducing quotes…

Five Great Sweater Weather Reads
Book Reviews | Cozy Tales | Ghosts | Mystery | Reading

Five Great Sweater Weather Reads

Crisp leaves, rainy nights, warm cider, & pumpkin everything. Sweater weather is almost here, & these are the books you need on your shelf. The first day of fall may have come and gone, but here in the South, summer is hanging on for dear life. This morning, though, I stepped out onto the patio…

What I’m Reading: A Dangerous Engagement by Ashley Weaver
Book Reviews | Mystery | Reading

What I’m Reading: A Dangerous Engagement by Ashley Weaver

Amory & her dashing husband Milo are back, and this time they are adding 1930s New York, complete with speakeasies and gangsters, to their detecting repertoire. I’ve been looking forward to the 6th installment of the Amory Ames mystery series, A Dangerous Engagement, since January. Ashley Weaver’s series about a British socialite and her dashing,…