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“No Such Thing as Getting Away with It”: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

               I don’t know what Rachel Hawkins puts into her books, but I am obsessed. The Villa, her latest release, is in the same vein as her earlier suspense novels—The Wife Upstairs and Reckless Girls—but with an edge and greater sense of cohesion that shows growth. I devoured the entire book in a day. I… Continue reading “No Such Thing as Getting Away with It”: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

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What I Read in 2022

               One of my goals this year was to read more. In 2021, I was an ‘average’ reader, completing fourteen books. I set the same initial goal in January—at least one book a month—and, as of today, have exceeded my expectations. Maybe the person I was a few years ago would be disappointed, but I’m… Continue reading What I Read in 2022

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My Favorite TV Shows of 2022

            I watched less television this year. Or, at least, it felt like it. Although we can still count the hours of episodes here as quite a few, I didn’t dive into the small screen like I have previously. For some shows, I tuned in weekly for new adventures. For others, I caught up or… Continue reading My Favorite TV Shows of 2022

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My Favorite Movies of 2022

               I watched fewer movies this year. It wasn’t intentional or a choice, but—with nearly half the entries than 2021—I focused on other things. That said, I still watched 80 movies for the first time in 2022 and found some new favorites amongst them. I re-watched about 50 movies this year too. Thanks to OcTerror… Continue reading My Favorite Movies of 2022

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“More Seawater Than Blood”: They Drown Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe

            When I say beach read, what do you imagine? Perhaps you think of a tantalizing summer romance in a coastal town where the passion is as hot as the sun and sand. Maybe you’re more in the mood for a cozy mystery about a body washing up on the shore, and the quirky local… Continue reading “More Seawater Than Blood”: They Drown Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe

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“Do You Taste the Taste in My Mouth?”: The Ghost That Ate Us by Daniel Kraus

            I have been told by the author to share that this is a book best avoided because of the suffering and pain it will cause. If, however, you are immune to danger and tantalized by fast food ghosts then I can only give my honest review of what I discovered in the pages of… Continue reading “Do You Taste the Taste in My Mouth?”: The Ghost That Ate Us by Daniel Kraus

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“A Little Bruja Magic”: Goddess of Filth by V. Castro

               Have you ever read something and had that little click where you realize that long-forgotten thrill of discovery has returned? I remember it used to happen all the time when I was younger: new fantastical worlds, interesting characters, staying up all night to finish the story. Post-degree and analytical to a fault, I’ve had… Continue reading “A Little Bruja Magic”: Goddess of Filth by V. Castro

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“Horror’s Not a Symptom, It’s a Love Affair”: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

            Stephen Graham Jones’ 2020 novel The Only Good Indians burst onto award lists, personal favorites, and—to date—is his breakout success after what was already a compelling career. Following it with something a little different, My Heart is a Chainsaw reads like a love letter to the slasher genre (particularly of the 80s), how they… Continue reading “Horror’s Not a Symptom, It’s a Love Affair”: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

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My Favorite Songs of 2021

               With a full year of WILT under my belt, I can safely say I listened to a lot of music in 2021. Almost every day began with my latest obsession or a new album. I drove and walked to work with either the radio or a CD playing. I listened while cooking, cleaning, or… Continue reading My Favorite Songs of 2021

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My Favorite Albums of 2021

Over the past year, I’ve kept loose track via WILT of the albums I was obsessed with each month. A short term affair, however, does not automatically create a favorite album worthy of a year. This year featured a lot of powerhouse releases from some of my favorite artists, new debuts, and great finds from… Continue reading My Favorite Albums of 2021