31 Days of Halloween – October 11

It’s debated in the world of anthropology whether or not two cultures with no way to know about one another can come up with the same ideas. Egyptians and Mayan weren’t aware of the other’s civilization, but pyramids were central to both cultures. One aspect that seems to transcend all cultures is the idea of ghosts.…

Parisian Art Heists

  Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm In a dusty corner of Paris, Grace works in an antique repair shop. She fixes the tiny baubles on chandeliers, the cracking of gilt frames and the prongs of antique jewelry. But Grace is not just a woman having a youthful adventure. But behind her small tools and magnifying glass,…

REVIEW: MR MAC AND ME by Esther Freud

Freud has imagined the summer of 1914 for Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife through the eyes of Thomas Maggs, a thirteen-year old boy who lives on the Suffolk Coast. The artist couple takes a cottage in the small town, far from their busy, stressful lives in Glasgow. The novel is told a first person…

BOOKS for July

  As summer heats up, reading on the porch, with a tall glass of lemonade is a must. Here are some titles to dive into while you relax to the drone of a faraway lawnmower and the flash of lazy lighting bugs. ASYLUM FOR FAIRY TALE CREATURES by Sebastian Gregory This is a wonderfully imaginative short…

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