European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss

I recently re-read the first book in the series, The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, just ahead of the release of the sequel European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman. The first one dealt with Mary Jekyll helping Holmes and Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders, and in doing so uncover the truth behind her father and his assistant …

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And… nothing

And.. nothing. It’s the waiting that kills you Every morning you’ll wake up and check your inbox for the message But find it full of everything but that You keep waiting Day 1 - nothing Day 2 - nothing Day 3 - nothing Now it’s been a week and a half and still nothing And …

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The Strange Case Of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

I follow a lot of book podcasts and book-tubers and book blogs, because, well, I really like books, and last year, this book was featured on nearly all of them, and they had only good things to say about this book. Then, Sword and Laser was reading this book for their book club, and I …

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The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

I am very picky about my mysteries; I have grown up reading Agatha Christie's Poirot stories, which for me are the epitome of mysteries, and TV Shows like Monk - as far as I am concerned, one of the best TV detectives - so, in comparison, I find a lot of new mysteries and thrillers …

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I picked this book up thinking that I would be in for something light - a beach read. But, damn, was I wrong. Going by the name and the blurb, I really thought I’d be reading some cliched Hollywood starlet and her failed marriages tale; I couldn’t have been more wrong. Okay, let’s get into …

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Let me be clear, the only reason I picked this book up is that the TV adaptation of this stars Alex Kingston, and I LOVE Alex Kingston. Diana Bishop is a witch who has rejected her witchy powers after the death of her parents under mysterious circumstances. She is a scholar and a science historian …

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coffee at Starbucks

(Now, I don't ever write poetry because I know I am terrible at it. But this accidentally came into being at 1:00am or so, several moons ago, and I didn't hate it completely. As usual, I must thank Thang for editing and beta testing and whatever. Also, I performed this at an open mic earlier …

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The Caller

I don't usually write such long things, because I always lose interest halfway through, and forget what the point was and go off on some tangent. This, somehow, worked out. Anyway, thank you, Thang (you know who you are) for editing and what not. ❤ The Caller Each day, at exactly 3:29am, the house phone …

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We Were Here First!

As far as we are aware, there was no one here before us. We’ve been here since the 70’s, and now, these "others" want to come up here? Well, I think they ought to ask us permission first! We’ve been feeding them information about this place, we’ve been doing so much for them and the …

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Waking Up

Clarissa woke up and didn’t know where she was, or in whose bed she had woken up in. She remembered falling asleep in her own bed after a few glasses of wine while watching the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy. It was a particularly tough episode to watch, as most of the finales of that …

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