REVIEW: WINTER PEOPLE by Jennifer McMahon

This book was terrifying.  Delightfully so.  I rarely get so wholly absorbed.  I read all the time, but it is as time allows – a quiet hour on the weekend or a few minutes before bed.  With this book, I was making time to read so I could keep up with its breathless pace. I even…

Trip to Rural Illinois – 2013

Most years we try to make our annual pilgrimage to Cumberland County, Illinois during fair week.  Here are some photos from this year’s trip.                        

REVIEW: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman

It’s difficult to know where to begin with a Gaiman book.  His tales are always so different, yet somehow always Gaiman.  In fact, I hear his voice in my head while I’m reading, which is both comforting and unnerving — appropriately. This time, the hero is just a young boy.  Now grown-up, he returns to…

REVIEW: THE DIVINER’S TALE by Bradford Morrow

To be blunt, I couldn’t put this book down. I was up until the wee hours last night, determined to finish it, lest my dreams be infiltrated by the specters of this book. Author Morrow remains on the better side of a fine line between psychological fear and shock tactics.  He relies on unexpected appearances…

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