📚 The Most Scathing Book Reviews of 2022. There’s something about the joy people take in reading vicious book reviews like these that sits wrong with me. Oh, I know that two of the books on this list are probably vile works, written by vile people. And the other authors are f...

📚 ❄️ The last winter tale for this season is a short and somewhat unusual one. In “The Tale of a Gas-Light Ghost,” mysterious Gregory Barnstake comes to live in rural Mapleton. What’s his secret? Read and find out…

📓 📝 I’ve started keeping a commonplace book for inspirational things I find online. I’m using Scrivener. Usually, I copy/paste the article or excerpt directly in, and add a link to the source. Sometimes, I’ll use Scrivener’s “import from the web” research feature. Scrivener le...

📚 ❄️ Winter tales continue through the twelve days of Christmas with “A Curious Experience,” by Ellen Wood. There’s something not right about this beautiful boarding house bedroom.

Things I’ve Learned from Reading Ghost Stories: If the rent or sale price seems too good to be true - it is. Don’t blow old whistles. Found an ancient artifact? And it’s got a Latin inscription? Don’t read it out loud! Ditto for old books...