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Another busy week for us here as there were multiple appointments (not just my own) and we flew my son to Ohio on Friday. We will pick him up tomorrow. It goes without saying, I am tired which leads to feeling a bit worse. But I am also excited about the upcoming holidays and cooler weather. While many might complain about the cold and snow, I embrace. I live for sweaters, hot drinks, blankets and shopping for others! I love hearing the wind and rain beat on the side of the house while I read. Plus my symptoms do better with the decreased heat! Win win in this home.
I am actually still reading The Cottingley Secret. I know this goes against popular opinion, but I am actually shelving The Tethered Mage and sending feedback to the publisher. I also added one more to the mix this week.
By Katherine Arden
Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods. When a battle with some bandits who have been terrorizing the countryside earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she must carefully guard the secret of her gender to remain in his good graces—even as she realizes his kingdom is under threat from mysterious forces only she will be able to stop.
- On Tuesday I was happy to share an excerpt from the translated title Happy Dreams by Jia Pingwa.
- Saturday just for fun, I chose to talk about Aging & Reading.
- Hop over to The Secret Library to check out Nicki’s fantastic lists of great posts for the week.
What I am listening to:
Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho”
By Harold Schechter
Narrated by R.C. Bray
From “America’s principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers” (Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation – and redefined the meaning of the word psycho.
The year was 1957. The place was an ordinary farmhouse in America’s heartland, filled with extraordinary evidence of unthinkable depravity. The man behind the massacre was a slight, unassuming Midwesterner with a strange smile – and an even stranger attachment to his domineering mother. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother’s body from the local cemetery, Gein turned to other grave robberies and, ultimately, multiple murders.
Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagination, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. This is his story, recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time.
What I am watching right now:
The Ancient Magus Bride (魔法使いの嫁) simulcast on Crunchyroll.com.
It began airing on 10/8/17 and looks to be 24 episodes. You can find out more here on MAL if listed. Also feel free to add me dramamama79 on MAL if you wish. I have not decided whether I will reopen my CR account publicly. I just deleted the old due to a creeper haha.
What are you reading and watching this week? Do you watch anime? I would love to connect with a few more bloggers who do or enjoy manga. Whatever you chose to read or watch, may your week ahead be full of books and joy!