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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

“The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent lying on your back. 351 more words

Bloody Bookshelf Thursday

Tonight’s cubby is a bit bloody – forensic science, medical examiners, crime scene examiners, murder mysteries and trashy vamp novels. Considered the father of forensic anthropology, Bill Bass has written Death’s Acre and Beyond the Body Farm as an window into the fascinating world of the Knoxville Body Farm. 190 more words


I was always afraid
Scared of heights, I could never climb as high
Drowning terrified me
So I could only stand in the shallows
My words stumbled, tripped, 119 more words


Life Of A Stiff

As the sea of people come and go
A sudden jolt of loneliness comes over me
Overwhelming yet crippling to the core.

Days may have passed, 71 more words

Musings & Personal

I'm Obsessed with Dead Bodies

Or at least, that’s what my two most recent reads would suggest. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Frankenstein both have one glaring thing in common: they’re both about corpses. 249 more words


Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers


Author: Mary Roach

Published: 2003

My Edition: 2004, Norton

Key Players

None, unless you count the cadavers

The Gist

Believe it or not, I bought and read this book a few months before I started this… 756 more words


Thyme for Love - stiff

Here’s a snippet from my current work in progress, Thyme for Love.

Sally and Izzy’s relationship was heating up, until she got a little snippy on their last phone call. 796 more words

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