when bookworms get earworms

The first book that ever really got a song stuck in my head was If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth.  The title is taken from a Wings song, "Band on the Run."  If you didn't know, reading the book would tell you that Wings was a project of Paul McCartney's after The … Continue reading when bookworms get earworms

3 on a theme: books within books

I am often reading between 3 and 5 books at the same time, and occasionally there’s a theme that might not be remarkable in one book… but when I see it in three books, I take notice. Well, I started this blog post with three recent titles, then I kept finding more.  I'll try to … Continue reading 3 on a theme: books within books

3 books on a theme: brothers who died in the war

I am often reading between 3 and 5 books at the same time, and occasionally there's a theme that might not be remarkable in one book... but when I see it in three books, I take notice. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters included among its characters a set of brothers, one of whom … Continue reading 3 books on a theme: brothers who died in the war

31 Days of Halloween, Days 28-31

It's been a busy weekend, and I haven't had time to post (or watch many horror movies, for that matter...).  But I did do many things to celebrate Halloween so here they are! On Saturday morning I ran in the Costume Dash 5K, which was my only costumed event of this year.  My friend dressed … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Days 28-31

31 Days of Halloween, Day 18: Teen Witch

In one of my recent searches I stumbled across this beauty, which had been lost to my subconscious for a good reason.  From the opening that made me wonder if I had somehow accidentally turned on a Michael Bolton music video, to the odd musical numbers, this was a trip back to the 80s.  So … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Day 18: Teen Witch