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Everyone Lies

One thing that I’m learning from genealogy is that everyone lies.  Some are interesting, some are whoppers and some are just silly.

Case in point.  One of my grandmothers lied about her age.   403 more words

Book Review: What She Inherits by Diane V. Mulligan

I have a question for you, Dear Bloggites: what would you do if everything you grew up knowing, and believe made you the way you were, turned out to be a lie?  457 more words


43 People Confess Their Most Shocking Family Secret

Found on AskReddit.

1. My family owned black slaves. We’re Native American.

“My family owned black slaves. We’re Native American.”


2. My great-great-grandmother was excommunicated for running through a church naked. 3,198 more words

The Most Sinister Crime You've Never Heard Of: The Gatsby Killings Of 1947

I will never understand why Instagram will remove the photo or profile of a #bodystagramer because they post a picture of half their ass, but won’t take down profiles which celebrate the work of infamous serial killers. 3,558 more words

Shelf Control #71: The Secrets of Midwives

Welcome to Shelf Control — an original feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. 469 more words

Historical Fiction

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

You Will Know Me is the newest offering from novelist Megan Abbott of whom I am quickly becoming a big fan. Abbott hops between genres so effortlessly and often within the same book that you are never really sure what kind of book you are getting at first reading. 613 more words

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