When Merula’s prize butterfly lands on a wealthy woman’s arm, the woman dies immediately. Blame is placed on the insect, which is killed by the butler.
What I’m Reading In October
What are you reading this month? Do you arrange your to-read pile based on the seasons, or do you prefer to read on a whim? It's a bit of both for me; I have some spooky options as well as classics in this list.
5 Intriguing Facts About Bram Stoker
I decided to reread it after almost a decade and felt as if I were opening a new book. When a long time passes between rereads, you forget enough of a book for surprises become surprises again; magic regenerates and drama is fresh as ever.
Update: Books I’m Reading In September
I posted a list of books I was going to read in the month of September, and I’m going to update you on how that’s going. Some books I have read as planned, others are taking more time, and more crept in because my bibliophile self could not stick to the plan.
Bullet Journaling for Readers
I wanted to use colorful marker pens while recording memories; I wanted to draw and use washi tape. Journaling in a normal diary is therapeutic—but the bullet journal gave me a way to learn new skills and grow.
The Tragic Life of L.M. Montgomery
L.M. Montgomery, writer of Anne of Green Gables, is a woman whose life was not what I had expected. Her life was marred by tragedy, yet she pressed on with her books.
Books I’m Reading in September
Chilly weather, a cup of tea, and a warm blanket set the mood, making your journey into a story somehow more tangible.
Paper or eBook? THE STORYTELLING ANIMAL by Jonathan Gottschall
We need to remember what a story really is. A story isn’t confined to paper, or an audiobook’s voice, or the screen of your Kindle.
Your Favorite Author?
It takes a while to discover which authors you might call ‘favorites.’ I, for one, tend to bounce from book to book, rarely lingering on a single author unless they wrote classics. Charles Dickens has been a favorite author of mine from the start—I read A Christmas Carol every Christmas Eve!—but apart from him, I … Continue reading Your Favorite Author?
Church-Cat & Her Conscience
I am fond of the little world I’m creating with religious critters. Here continues the Church-Mouse saga with our new protagonist, Church-Cat!
Poem-a-Day & Church-Mice
This year I resolved to write a poem a day, and I’ve been keeping up pretty well. I’ll share them on here occasionally. If you want to read them as I go daily, follow my Instagram, @mariellahunt!
Review: Anne of Ingleside
This book differs from the first because it focuses on the Blythe children--Jem, Walter, Shirley, Diana, Anne, and newborn Rilla. (If you hadn’t caught on yet, Rilla is short for Marilla, who certainly is deserving of a child to be named after her!)