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Orange '84

“When a person is lonely, they long to be witnessed, accepted, desired, at the same time as becoming intensely wary of exposure. There’s an intimacy in being seen, and a kind of isolation when we’re denied it. 5,931 more words


Truman Capote's Other Voices, Other Rooms

Hello, readers!

I usually reserve Fridays for movies, but I just finished Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote. Who, by the way, was apparently 5’3 and occasionally wore opera capes. 363 more words


Creech Holler - The Shovel and the Gun

   This was probably my favourite album of 2008. Probably. I don’t honestly have an exhaustive list of albums released in 2008, and I’m not sure I’ve got round to listening to all of them yet anyway. 219 more words


As Yet Untitled

There’s a hole about sixty steps south
Of the dog pen that’s filled
With the bones of father’s first wife.

They’re wrapped in burlap and… 133 more words

Review: The Witch of Belladonna Bay

Title: The Witch of Belladonna Bay
Author: Suzanne Palmieri
Published: 2014
Length: 350 pages

My star rating: ★ ★ ¾

After fifteen years away, Bronwyn Whalen returns home to Magnolia Creek, Alabama, when she learns that her younger brother Patrick has been imprisoned for the murder of her best friend Charlotte. 989 more words

Book Reviews

First Frost

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen is one of the best books I have read in FOREVER! It left me with tears in my eyes, wanting to tell you, Dear Reader, please read this book! 407 more words

Book Review

The Ironic Neo-Noir of Niceville's Resident Evil

Niceville is to Carsten Stroud what rural Maine is to Stephen King. Both places are fertile imaginative landscapes against which their authors explore the sociology and superstitions of insular communities. 523 more words