My Sunday-Monday Post

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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!

Reading:

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?

25 thoughts on “My Sunday-Monday Post

  1. I agree, we all need weeks at home! It’s been a while since we’ve had even a full day at home. We are moving in a few weeks so we have a lot of packing going on. I will not pack up my books or cozy reading spot until the last minute, LOL! Have a great week!

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  2. We’ve been traveling so much this year that I am enjoying a couple of rare weeks at home. I understand the frustration of not getting to read, too. I just came back from a week with my family in North Texas, and my grandkids wanted to stay every night down in the cabin with me, so all I got to read was picture books.

    A Haunted History of Invisible Women sounds very intriguing, and I’m not one for spooky books. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. Kathy Martin

      Home reno is always so disruptive, but the results are usually worth it. I’m reading three books at a time right now too. It is also unusual for me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    2. You have been having such a blast getting back out into the world!

      It’s been crazy making. I really need that time to read apparently. Lol. Our bed goes back tonight yay!!! And that is so sweet! But I totally get how it must have felt not getting that reading time in!

      A History of Haunted Women is so interesting. I have heard so many different podcast talk about ghost stories as folktales that really have a deeper meaning, and now this book is also delving into that idea. I had never considered that before.,

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  3. I like being home. It’s quiet 🙂 I have just finished an ARC from NetGalley called All that is Mine I Carry with Me by William Landay. I keep thinkning about it and the characters and the endiing so, good book because I am still engaged.

    The Haunted History book you mentioned sounds great.

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  4. Book of Night looks good. I’ve been meaning to try Holly Black for a bit. And I’d probably love acorn. the sound of all those cozy mysteries…

    Looking forward to your podcast recs!

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  5. I forgot My Best Friend’s Exorcism was out! Guess what I’m watching this week, lol! I want so bad to do some renovations on my deck now that I’ve heard the price of wood has gone down, maybe I can find a reasonable company. I had my bathroom redone this summer, and in a one bathroom house that was interesting! Thankfully it only last a week. Hope you get things finished up and enjoy it when it’s done! Have a great week!
    https://lisalovesliterature.bookblog.io/2022/10/09/weekly-wrap-up-88-october-9th-2022/

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  6. I want to re-read that book. I’m into a Christie period right now– partly because here at the lake, that’s just about all I have! But I did like the T&T books and have wondered about the series.

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  7. Definitely not fun to have lost all your good places to read. Honestly, the book Partners in Crime is not one of my favorites. I love Tommy and Tuppence but their books are definitely her weaker ones. There isn’t very much espionage in the book itself but each chapter they try and copy the style of a famous (at the time) literary detective and the stories do not age well. That said I’m not sure about the beret but you could definitely pull off the lipstick! Have a great week!

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    1. Ugh it was so frustrating! Lol.

      I love the characters too! I wish they solved just local murder mysteries – or do they do that in the book? I wasn’t a fan of the actual mysteries in these but I did like Tommy and Tuppence. My husband said I am a lot like Tuppence. Is that a good thing? LOL.

      And hmm. Maybe I will check a few shades out.

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