Hey all! We are still working on our bedroom renovation and things are a crazy mess around here. Our week was pretty much spent here at home and that is ok. We need those at times!
I went a little wild with books for this month, and I am reading between three different books. I also am having a more difficult time than usual reading – I usually read in bed at night and we are sleeping on a mattress on the floor which is not super comfortable for reading. I consider reading in the den at night but..it doesn’t work either. There is a lack of comfy reading spots right now! So I am reading three books slowly. Lol. Not ideal.
I am enjoying them all so far, but A Haunted History of Invisible Women is absolutely fantastic. It is much much more than you think it will be. The description reads:
Sorrowful widows, vengeful jezebels, innocent maidens, wronged lovers, former slaves, even the occasional axe-murderess—America’s female ghosts differ widely in background, class, and circumstance. Yet one thing unites them: their ability to instill fascination and fear, long after their deaths. Here are the full stories behind some of the best-known among them, as well as the lesser-known—though no less powerful.
Tales whispered in darkness often divulge more about the teller than the subject. America’s most famous female ghosts, from from ‘Mrs. Spencer’ who haunted Joan Rivers’ New York apartment to Bridget Bishop, the first person executed during the Salem witchcraft trials, mirror each era’s fears and prejudices. Yet through urban legends and campfire stories, even ghosts like the nameless hard-working women lost in the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire —achieve a measure of power and agency in death, in ways unavailable to them as living women.
Riveting for skeptics and believers alike, with humor, curiosity, and expertise, A Haunted History of Invisible Women offers a unique lens on the significant role these ghostly legends play both within the spook-seeking corners of our minds and in the consciousness of a nation.
It is absolutely fascinating, sad, informative, and wonderful.
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Watching and Listening:
In movie news, Billy and I watched My Best Friend’s Exorcism. It was a pretty good interpretation of the book. I prefer the book, but the movie did leave out the part that I skipped in the book so that is a bonus. We also watched Young Frankenstein as part of our Spooky Season Cinema that Lisa from Boondock Ramblings and I are doing together. As for tv, Billy and I watched Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime on Acorn. Billy really liked it, I was a little more eh over it. It was too espionage/spies for me. However, I did love the style and fashion in it. Tuppence is my new style icon. Would I look weird in a beret? Or in lipstick? I loved all of the outfits she wore!
This week I have been trying out new podcasts for spooky month – I will be sharing my favorites in an upcoming post!
And that is it from my corner of Michigan? How are you doing? What’s going on with you?