You know what I love when I don't have some time to read? Listen to audiobooks & podcasts! I listen to audiobooks & podcasts when I'm driving, doing the dishes, folding the laundry, walking to work, and whenever I can. I get so excited when I can check out a new podcast! Audible - Audible … Continue reading What about when you don’t have time to read?
Little Free Libraries! What a perfectly amazing concept - you read a book. You think it's ok, but you know you will never read it again. You want to donate to the library, but they're all stacked up (Get it? All stacked up!?) so you bring it home again. Now what? Well, what about a … Continue reading Little Free Libraries of Salem
Recently I read my four and a half year old (that half is SO important!) "Just Being Audrey" by Margaret Carrillo and Illustrated by Julia Denos. We were so late to bedtime because I made time to go to yoga for the first time since October (thank you for the Fleetwood Mac class, Rebel Yell!). … Continue reading The Audrey Look
I LOVE ghost stories. I especially love Victorian ghost stories. I also love a good feminist manifesto. No surprise to anyone, then, that I was drawn to Alex Owen's in "The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England". Its premise is that during a time of great oppression, women were able to … Continue reading Musings: The Darkened Room
Last Sunday, I attended a book launch at The Witch House, and was thrilled to meet so many aspiring poets and the amazing women who created and run FunDead Publications - Salem's own publication company. FunDead was established in 2015 and released their first publication (Shadows in Salem, by FunDead founder Amber Newbury) in 2016. They hope … Continue reading They love you to death (FunDead Publications)
Confession: I didn't know much about The Picture of Dorian Gray until just recently. I know it's a classic. And one most people can recite the premise of at the drop of a nickel. Some classics just haven't hit my To Be Read Pile yet. P.S. There are lots of spoilers ahead... So stop reading … Continue reading Musing: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Tonight, after a trip to Maine to visit with some family (AKA: Five hours round trip in the car alone with my three year old - <sigh> AND I FORGOT SNACKS! #momoftheyear), I unsuccessfully read my child her goodnight books and attempted bedtime. It went terribly - piano playing, door knocking, general jumping around. My wonderful … Continue reading Are you weird, too?