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Drood, by Dan Simmons

Another of my favorite reads from the past few years; Drood, by Dan Simmons.

Below is the review I posted on Amazon. This was one of those books that, despite it being a lengthy work, I wish it had gone on and on and on….. 601 more words


2 Weeks to Go!

There are two weeks to go until we discuss the first instalment (May 1864) on Thursday 1st May. Have you started reading yet?

Charles Dickens

Thursday vintage hodge-podge: sewing, knitting, vintage photos, Charles Dickens in Pisa and Carrara

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s display, Gilli bar, Firenze, spring 2012

Unfortunately, this has been a very difficult week and as a result I have not had time to put into developing a post. 1,830 more words

Know When To Fold 'Em

I have been a DealDash bidder since September of 2012 and have won 298 auctions to date.

I am honored to be a part of the DealDash community and be able to express my opinions and tell my stories here on this blog site which provides excellent reviews of DealDash along with bidding tips and strategies to help others. 152 more words


Tardis Theology #3: In Which Charles Dickens Questions The Value Of His Life’s Work

What could be better than a Christmas ghost story by Charles Dickens?

How about a Christmas alien invasion story featuring Charles Dickens, in which the master of melodrama himself helps the Doctor thwart an extraterrestrial horde’s plan to conquer the Earth? 753 more words

Noise, Street Musicians, and Public Outrage in England, 1600-1900

In the next two blog posts, I will highlight some of the scholarship that historicizes sounds in England and America.  Today I will begin with scholarship on seventeenth- through nineteenth-century England.   1,119 more words

Sound Theories

There is a drowsy state, between sleeping and waking, when you dream more in five minutes with your eyes half open, and yourself half conscious of everything that is passing around you, than you would in five nights with your eyes fast closed and your senses wrapt in perfect unconsciousness.