Sunday, May 9th, was Mother’s Day, and due to still not being fully vaccinated yet, Nick and I sent Biscuit a present to her house to open while we did a video chat. It went over well, and she loved it! You can check out the Etsy page here to see what it would look like, and if you need a present soon, this seller did a great job, shipped super fast, and the blanket is excellent quality.
My brother also revealed that he got a new dog, so I texted him:
On Wednesday, Nick and I were officially “fully vaccinated.” Knowing Wednesday would be the date, we made plans with Biscuit and my dad to visit this weekend. Our first order of business was to drive over to La Porte County and see what we could of Belle Gunness at the history museum since we read In the Garden of Spite. Here are Biscuit and me with a skull dug up at the Gunness farm:
They also had the wheelbarrow Gunness used to move body parts in gunnysacks. The wall in the background is part of the shed on the property. When the Gunness farm burned down and officials started finding bodies everywhere, curious crowds that wanted to be part of history carved their names in the shed:
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
What great fun to see everyone’s responses to my review of Lantana Lane. Though Eleanor Dark published her novel over sixty years ago, each blogger’s review seems to get another blogger to check out the novel.
Invisible by Jeanne Bannon was a disappointment, but your comments have made me decide I will keep reading young adult books with fat female main characters. It sounds like several authors are able to depict such characters positively and yet not make the stories just about their bodies — which is the goal. Just let them live, I say!
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
I recently started following a new joint blogging adventure by Cupcakes & Machetes and Ignited Moth called Sugar & Scream. One of their first reviews was a book with werewolves, which prompted me to share my thoughts on a series by S.M. Reine, whose work has never let me down. Come back Thursday for my series review of The Cain Chronicles.
Several of you were curious about my review of The Albino Album by Chavisa Woods. Haven’t check out her books yet? I contacted the author to have her participate in my Meet the Writer series to keep the momentum going. Come back Thursday for our interview.
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
Owned Books on TBR at Beginning of Year: 242 Owned Books on TBR Today: 220