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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Get your amontillado ready...

edgar allan poe

Happy birthday Edgar Allan Poe, born on this day in 1809. 
Two fun facts:
NFL team Baltimore Ravens take their name from the Poe's famous poem.  Every year on this day, the famous Poe Toaster shows up at Poe's grave site in Baltimore.
Check out all things Poe here.

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, 
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— 
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, 
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. 
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door— 
            Only this and nothing more.” 
-first stanza from The Raven

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Our Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion read "Mudbound" back in 2012. Totally worth revisiting. Totally worth seeing it with this cast. 
Click here to read more about the movie.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Alienist comes to TNT later this year...

and will star Dakota Fanning, Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans.

The Alienist is set in 1896 New York, psychologist--or in period terminology, an alienist--Laszlo Kreizler joins forces with journalist John Schuyler Moore to track a vicious serial killer. Newly appointed police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, hires the two men in the murder investigation. They are joined by Sara Howard, a brave and determined woman who works as a secretary in the police department. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

We love our paperback mysteries...


It hasn't been cold enough to really curl up by the fire with a good mystery, but what the heck. 
Check out these great paperback mysteries... anyway.

Our friends at came up with this list of recent titles you may have missed.
Here's a sample:
investigation-j-m-lee crooked-house everything-we-keep twilight-wife yesternight Place any of these on hold here!

Saturday, January 14, 2017