Monthly Archives: October 2017

Escape Room Salem

Escape Room Salem

On a whim, I recently explored Escape Room Salem in Massachusetts with my kids. They are open all year long and located right in the heart of the ‘witch hysteria’ tourist section in Salem, otherwise known as the Witch City Mall. Yes, they have an entire mall dedicated to the occult, the bizarre, and the…

P K Norton

Interview with Local Author P K Norton

P K Norton is a local author from Massachusetts with a new mystery series, the first of which, Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death, was released in January. Tell me a little bit about who you are and where you live. I taught high school French in the 1970s then worked for 30 years in the insurance…

Daphne Caruana Galizia

When Blogging Can Get You Killed

Her name was Daphne Caruana Galizia. Her very last words in her last blog posted yesterday were: “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate.” A half-hour later, she was killed by a car bomb. Daphne Caruana Galizia was a high-profile journalist in Malta where she was the only voice in the…

Garden of her Heart Book Review

Garden of her Heart by Shanna Hatfield Book Review

Garden of her Heart is an exceptional historical romance that goes far beyond the typical affairs and courtship central to most romance plots, delving into a difficult subject matter in American history: the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Garden of her Heart is the first in Shanna Hatfield’s Hearts of the War…

The Financial Lives of Poets Book Review

The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walter Book Review

The Financial Lives of Poets is a work of fiction that follows our main character Matt through the current downward spiral that is his life. He is days away from losing his house (unbeknownst to his unassuming family), suddenly aware of his wife’s sudden disinterest in their marriage, jobless and living with his father who…

Norse Mythology Book Review

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Book Review

Norse mythology, originally told from ancient texts such as the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, has been the source of inspiration for many modern and classic novels such as J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and other books in this world, Rick Riorden’s Magnus Chase series, and Neil Gaiman’s own American…

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