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August 16, 2023

Her Dangerous Journey Home, a Sapphic Novel Review

As a history fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the honest, in-depth historical setting, details, and experiential ways of life depicted in the book. Other history fans, particularly of the medieval period, will enjoy these elements as well. These historical pieces come into vivid clarity through Swanson’s writing in ways that non-historians could never offer.
August 7, 2023

This Here Flesh: a MockingOwl Review

Some books on these topics are dry, others difficult to read because of the intense content. However, Arthur Riley helps the reader welcome the discussion on these challenging topics through the beautiful wording and deeply personal, but somehow not overwhelming, insights of her own.
July 28, 2023

His Paradise Lost

Vishnu knew that the prolonged pandemic had changed everything. His favourite – and the city's best – football grounds had now become a den for poisonous reptiles and insects.They easily hid within the thickets of three-feet-high barnyard- and spear grass, and the tiny white-flowered parthenium.
July 27, 2023

My Favorite Things: Black Cats

I’ve had and loved cats of many colors and patterns, but my heart will always be most captive to the black ones: To their elegance, to their uniqueness within the seeming uniformity, and to the memories they evoke of those now gone. In history and in the now, black cats reign supreme.
July 24, 2023

Death by Food Truck: 4 Culinary Cozy Mysteries, A Review

Birch Point Lake Park is the perfect place in Maine to enjoy your favorite food truck and a day playing in the sun. Unfortunately, a rash of murders overwhelm the beloved trucks upending the lives of families now desperately determined to clear their names while clinging to their faith. Death by Food Truck mixes, bakes, and serves four faith-based cozy mysteries as the perfect palate cleanser for your next night curled on the couch.
July 23, 2023

Cozy Mystery Book Review: Murder With Earl Grey Tea

I’m usually someone who sees the perpetrator within the first chapter but it took me much longer (almost to the end!) in Murder With Earl Grey Tea, which took me by surprise. Cozy mysteries rarely keep me wondering, which I found truly delightful.
July 14, 2023

Utterance

Each therapist has his own techniques. The more experienced ones don’t talk much. You may talk for an hour and all he does is listen. When he feels you cannot express your emotions, he asks a simple question to get you back on track, a question you could have asked yourself but didn’t. And then he keeps quiet and listens again.