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Bedbugs

Infestation & Madness Author: Ben H. Winters Boy meets girl. Boy and girl have adorable daughter. Girl quits job to be an artist. Girl insists they move. Boy and girl find suspiciously low priced, perfect apartment. Girl goes mad. Horror ensues. It’s the old, old story, no less enjoyable because we like that old story. What is better than a too-good-to-be true apartment with an eccentric landlady, a locked basement, a disturbing smell in the perfect artist-nook room, and paranoia inducing imaginary bugs on a mission? Susan, the wife in the story, has quit her job, with her husband’s approval, to [...]

2023-01-29T19:23:29-07:00January 29th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Wednesday’s Child

Community Secrets and Unlikable Characters Authors: Deborah and Joel Shlian Leigh Novak has left the stress of a city emergency room and the fallout of her husband’s suicide behind, moving herself and her struggling young son, Jeremy, to a small town in northern California. Leigh is taking over from the current town doctor, sliding into what she presumes will be a low stress, easy life. When she shows up on her first day to find the old doctor in a coma, however, things go from bad to worse. After loosing her first patient, a young child that she should have been [...]

2023-01-29T12:04:16-07:00January 29th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

The Fungus Among Us Author: Merlin Sheldrake Can we just agree that fungi are amazing? They are beautiful and deadly, otherworldly and yet deeply enmeshed in the soil of our earth. They appear and disappear, seemingly on a whim. They can kill and they can cure, and so very little is known about them. I’ve always liked mushrooms (what’s not to like about something gorgeous, unknown, and potentially deadly), so when I saw the absolutely gorgeous cover of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures I had to have it. Finally, a book that [...]

2023-01-27T19:54:29-07:00January 27th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |