ARMCHAIR BEA 16: Surviving fictional worlds

Today we’ll talk about surviving fictional worlds. We all know that sometimes, the worlds we love in fiction, can be dangerous. Which fictional worlds would you want to live in? Which worlds are you content to stay behind the glass, so to speak, rather than wishing to dive through the page? And once you get…

REVIEW: THE WITCH OF LIME STREET by David Jaher

The noble dead, the Lost Generation as Gertrude Stein called them. An entire swath of the population was killed in WWI, followed by the deadly Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918. Death was everywhere. And in the midst of all the mourning, some wise people sought hope. Theosophists and Spiritualists sought to prove that there was merely a thin veil between this world and the next, and those who were willing to listen could speak to the spirits from beyond.

If on a winter’s night, a book…

I shifted my reads for December to mid-month in anticipation of the upcoming winter break. Many of us will have several days off to relax, visit, nap, and most importantly, READ. These are some books that will help you forget your winter blues and settle in for an evening by the fire. The Big Book…

31 Days of Halloween – October 27

Conan Doyle is invariably linked to his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. The stories skyrocketed him to fame and the tales are STILL spawning new fans, more than 100 years later. Conan Doyle wrote numerous other stories as well. Some were more of what we would call science fiction (like The Lost World, with time…