Review: Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

By: Emily Carpenter


Blurb: Althea Bell is an addict with a troubled past and a dying father. There’s a mystery surrounding her trouble mother’s past, and it may be the key to unlocking her own troubles. With a little car theft, a bit more lying, and a lot of help from her childhood friend, this is a dangerous race against the clock ticking towards her thirtieth birthday.

Trigger Warnings:

Ableism, Animal Abuse, Blood, Blackmail, Bullying, Child Abuse, Death, Drug Use (Illicit), Drug Use (Prescription), Elder Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Infidelity, Mental Illness, Murder, Off Screen Infidelity, Off Screen Sex, On Screen Sex, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Racism, Suicide, Theft, Unsafe Lifestyle, Unsafe Sex, Violence, Violent Imagery

Body Count: a lot

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Review: The Haunting of Hill House

The Penguin Classics Cover

By Shirley Jackson

Available on: Amazon, Audible, Barnes and Noble.View all my reviews on Goodreads as they are available.

Trigger Warnings:

Bullying (Mentioned), Death, Drinking (Alcohol), Emotional Abuse, Mental Abuse, Mental Illness, Murder, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Self-Injury, Suicidal Thoughts, Suicide

Body Count: Technically only one during the story itself. But the house has devoured more lives than that.

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Thoroughly Through This Thursday

12,249 Days Alive

5,672 Books to Read This Lifetime

207 Books Still to Read This Year

34 Hours Until Moving Day

3 Books Touched Today: One Finished, Another In Progress, Another Still Started

3 Carloads Total Taken Up to the New Place

2 Meetings at Work

1 Review Pending Completion

Question of the day: if you could only read from one genre for the rest of your life, what would you pick? What would you absolutely avoid?

By the Gods, today was a thoroughly busy day!

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Review: Edge of Shadows

Edge of Shadows

By: Cege Smith 

Find it here on Amazon.


img_0742 Book 1 of 3 in The Shadows Series

This story could be summed up, without spoilers, as “Ellie has the strangest, most stressful week ever. It literally changes her life and that’s before she finds out about her ex-husband’s newest omission of truth.”

Trigger Warnings:

Domestic Violence, Alcoholism, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Violence, Murder, Child Murder, Depression/Dissociation

Body Count:


Note: the dog lives.

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