The Sound of Lightening

We are having a bout of hot weather and lightning storms before the arrival of autumn. I love the sound of lightning. No, I don’t mean thunder. I don’t like thunder. It sounds ominous and threatening and downright mean. But lightening…the flash in the distance.  The moments of silence. The beauty without the boom. It’s … Continue reading The Sound of Lightening

“Time Heals What Reason Cannot

Time heals what reason cannot. ~Seneca  It’s interesting how much difference a day can make. I am continually amazed at how, over the course of a measly twelve hours a person can go from being mired in the deepest darkest pit of disappointment to walking on sunshine. This change cannot merely be a matter of … Continue reading “Time Heals What Reason Cannot

The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne

written by Elsa HartI am a reading fiend. I can read book upon book upon book upon book. Summer holidays usually offers the opportunity where I make up for the lack of time I had during the work year. But this year was different. You would think that with a quarantine one would have more … Continue reading The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne

The Toll by Cherie Priest

“The things I take are mine to keep” (135) One of my favourite genres is Gothic Literature so one day, a couple of months ago I Googles “Contemporary Gothic Literature” and up popped a wonderfully detailed list of titles. One of the titles on this list was “The Toll” written by Cherie Priest. The caption … Continue reading The Toll by Cherie Priest

An Intelligent Hell

“An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise” Victor Hugo Interesting. Once in a while I’ll have a day where I find it difficult being nice to stupid people. Now, I know that doesn’t sound very kind of me but I seriously have no patience for anyone who just seems, well, juvenile. And … Continue reading An Intelligent Hell

Antonia Finds a Husband

Chapter 3 Once there was a young girl named Antonia Gigglegoose. Antonia came from a very large family. There were Gigglegoose brothers in the first and second grade, and Gigglegoose sisters in the fourth and fifth grade, and there were even Gigglegoose triplets in kindergarten! Antonia herself just finished the third grade.  It was summer … Continue reading Antonia Finds a Husband

A Person Upon Which to Perch

Friend (noun) a person upon which to perch At timesit seems sincerity is difficult to come bybecausefor the most part, most of us are afraid to be judged for who we are.So we tweak and change what we sayand what we doso we will be accepted rather than be alone. And besides,we don’t want anyone … Continue reading A Person Upon Which to Perch

Too Much and Never Enough

by Mary L. Trump Most of the audible books I download are nonfiction. “Too Much and Never Enough” is the second book I’ve downloaded regarding our “interesting” political leader to our south. Honestly, four years ago, I had a weird fascination with American politics, but now I just find it all too exhausting. I was … Continue reading Too Much and Never Enough


LegendbornTracy DeonnLove, love, loved this novel. From the first page until the last I was swept away in the story Deonn has written. I’ve always been a sucker for stories about secret societies that may or may not exist on campus, any campus. What would make someone special enough to be admitted to one? What … Continue reading Legendborn

Contemplating Plato

“The life which is not examined is not worth living” – Plato Plato has a point. But examining your life can be a difficult thing. I know it is for me. Self-examination, of the physical sense is especially traumatizing. I’ve found a grey hair. Ok I’ve found a multitude of grey hairs. And a couple … Continue reading Contemplating Plato

Artemisia: A Novel

I have read hundreds if not thousands of books over my lifetime. Loved several and dismissed just as many. Rarely has there been a book that’s subject matter I have thought of time and time, haunting me, over the last decade as the novel Artemisia a Novel by Alexandra LaPierre. I’ve always been interested in … Continue reading Artemisia: A Novel