Rec a Series: October Daye

Rec a Series highlights one of my favorite series, past or present. I aimed for monthly when I started it then realized I don’t have that many different series I’m willing to recommend. I have some I enjoy, but few that I want to sing about from the rooftops. I’d been in a bit of a slump recently, re-listening to some favorites on audio while trying to find something new to capture my attention. After some starts and stops, I found the October Daye by Seanan McGuire.

*note: at the time of posting (11Dec18), the first in the series was on sale for only $1.99. See link below.
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Banned Books Week #1

September 23 – 29 is Banned Books week, a week celebrating the freedom to read, drawing attention to banned and challenged books, and highlighting persecuted individuals or groups. Each day this week, I’ll countdown the top ten books most often challenged or removed from schools, universities, or libraries across the United States. Continue reading “Banned Books Week #1”

Banned Books Week #2

September 23 – 29 is Banned Books week, a week celebrating the freedom to read, drawing attention to banned and challenged books, and highlighting persecuted individuals or groups. Each day this week, I’ll countdown the top ten books most often challenged or removed from schools, universities, or libraries across the United States. Continue reading “Banned Books Week #2”

Banned Books Week #4 & #3

September 23 – 29 is Banned Books week, a week celebrating the freedom to read, drawing attention to banned and challenged books, and highlighting persecuted individuals or groups. Each day this week, I’ll countdown the top ten books most often challenged or removed from schools, universities, or libraries across the United States. Continue reading “Banned Books Week #4 & #3”

Banned Books Week #6 & #5

September 23 – 29 is Banned Books week, a week celebrating the freedom to read, drawing attention to banned and challenged books, and highlighting persecuted individuals or groups. Each day this week, I’ll countdown the top ten books most often challenged or removed from schools, universities, or libraries across the United States. Continue reading “Banned Books Week #6 & #5”

Banned Books Week #7

September 23 – 29 is Banned Books week, a week celebrating the freedom to read, drawing attention to banned and challenged books, and highlighting persecuted individuals or groups. Each day this week, I’ll countdown the top ten books most often challenged or removed from schools, universities, or libraries across the United States. Continue reading “Banned Books Week #7”

Banned Books Week #8

September 23 – 29 is Banned Books week, a week celebrating the freedom to read, drawing attention to banned and challenged books, and highlighting persecuted individuals or groups. Each day this week, I’ll countdown the top ten books most often challenged or removed from schools, universities, or libraries across the United States. Continue reading “Banned Books Week #8”

Banned Books Week – #10 & #9

September 23 – 29 is Banned Books week, a week celebrating the freedom to read, drawing attention to banned and challenged books, and highlighting persecuted individuals or groups. Each day this week, I’ll countdown the top ten books most often challenged or removed from schools, universities, or libraries across the United States. Continue reading “Banned Books Week – #10 & #9”

Thrifty Thursday: Animals

It’s been a month since I’ve shined a spotlight on the glorious weirdness found in thrift stores and in that month, I’ve been gathering new photos. Creepy animals, dead-eyed dolls, and clowns. So many clowns. All odd in the way only thrift store finds can be odd. Today’s spotlight, both in weird ephemera and in book recommendation, focuses on an assortment of animals. Continue reading “Thrifty Thursday: Animals”

Thrifty Thursday: Angels and Demons

Once more, I’ve braved the local thrift stores to bring you the interesting and bizarre. I’ve found creepy clowns, more porcelain dolls than a single haunted house could ever contain, and… angels. So. Many. Angels. Christmassy angels, cherubic angels, and (quite frankly) terrifying angels. Naturally, I snapped photos of the best (worst?) of the bunch to present to you! I’ll pair them up with a pair of thrifty books containing angels and their natural enemies, demons. Check it out. Continue reading “Thrifty Thursday: Angels and Demons”