Review: The Snow Gypsy

By: Lindsay Jayne Ashford

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb:

Tags and Trigger Warnings:

Abuse, Blood, Child Abuse, Death, Food, Gun Violence, Infidelity, Murder, Nazis, Non-Consensual Sex, Non-Consensual Touching, Off Screen Infidelity, Off Screen Sex, Physical Abuse, Police Brutality, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Pregnancy, Racism, Romance, Sexism, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault,, Systemic Racism, Theft, Time Period Accurate Racism, Toxic Masculinity, Transphobia, Transmisia, Underage Drinking, Underage Drug Use, Underage Sex, Unsafe Lifestyle, Unsafe Sex, Violence, Violent Imagery, Vore, War, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Zombies

Body Count: beyond calculation

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Of Thumbelina and Tacos

12,986 Days Alive

508 Day Streak on Duolingo

2 Tacos Eaten

1 Don Bluth Film Watched

So, we watched the absolutely ridiculous film, Jupiter Rising, this evening; Fen, their girlfriend Kimmy, and I.

And then, to recover some brain power afterwards, we turned to an old classic, circa 1994, that Fen and I hadn’t seen in a while and that Kimmy had never seen.

Image is of a tiny, read haired girl with flowers in her hair spinning around happily.

It was tacos for dinner tonight. Low spoons means low effort meal. They put on the MST3K of Outlaw on after that, so I retired to my room. I’ve no desire to see anything based on The Books of Gor. Reading them was more than enough.

I just read a short story that was a little Purge-like called Little Monsters: A Halloween Story. It’s got an odd, emotionally detached narrator but it was engaging. Wouldn’t read it again, but it was enjoyable.

I’m going to meditate and then crash for the night.

Take your meds, folks.

Review: The Mermaid’s Daughter

By: Ann Claycomb

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Kathleen is a soprano singer. She’s also cursed with a strange affliction all the doctors in the world and quite figure out. It feels like every step she takes is on broken glass and sometimes, it feels like her tongue has been cut out. Kathleen and her girlfriend Harry, who is a mezzo, try to deal with the downward spiral of Kathleen’s affliction, with help from Kathleen’s father Robin, his wife Tae, and an honest to gods selkie.

Tags and Trigger Warnings:

Bastardization of Mythology, Blood, Death, Drug Use (Prescription), Drug Use (Illicit), Eating Disorder, Food, Ghosts, Gore, Homophobic Language, Horror, Infidelity, Magic, Magical Realism, Mental Illness, Mermaids, Miscarriage, Murder (Discussed), Mythology, Off Screen Infidelity, Off Screen Sex, On Screen Sex, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Pregnancy, Purple Prose, Romance, Self-Injury, Sexual Assault (mentioned), Suicidal Thoughts, Suicide, Supernatural Fiction, Violence, Violent Imagery, Witches, Women’s Fiction

Body Count: multiple across generations

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The -ish and Analog Reading Challenges : 2021

12,983 Days Alive

64 Books to Read (52+12)

3 Episodes of River Monsters Watched

2 Reading Challenges

1 Double Dose of Caffeine Pills

I often make the joke that I am more “ish” than I am Jewish. It’s literally true, at least according to Ancestry.com’s results.

Anyway, how does that relate to a reading challenge? I’ll explain: one of my goals for 2021 is to read fifty two books this year. That breaks down to one a week…ish. I have a tendency to read in fits. So, it’s the -ish Challenge. A book a week-ish.

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Review: The Language of Spells

By: Sarah Painter

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Gwen Harper has a (literal) magical knack for finding things. She returns to Pendleford after many years away in the wake of her great aunt Iris’ death having inherited a house from said deceased relative. But not all welcome her back with open arms, and that includes her ex, Cameron. Magic and mystery and a little bit of mischief are all in the cards.

Tags and Trigger Warnings:

Blood, Bullying, Child Abuse, Death, Drug Use (Illicit), Elder Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Food, Infidelity, Magic, Magical Realism, Metaphysical Fiction, Murder, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Pregnancy, Romance, Suicide, Supernatural Fiction, Theft, Underage Drinking, Underage Drug Use, Violence, Violent Imagery, Women’s Fiction, Women’s Psychological Fiction

Body Count: 3, but one starts off dead.

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2020 Thus Far: Chaos and COVID

12,795 Days Alive

790th Post on PostmarkWonderland

638 Days Blogging in a Row

181 Days into 2020

91 Books to Read in 2020

35 Years + 1 Day Alive

20 Books Read So Far in 2020

1 Massive Headache

I think it’s time to get that eye exam rescheduled, COVID-19 be damned. I keep getting headaches for no discernable reason and that is usually my indicator to go to the gorram eye doctor.

Before COVID-19 hit in earnest, I had an appointment for March. But…then the world went further to hell in a handbasket and they cancelled on me (for safety reasons).

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