Marriage is one of those relationships that, if you've never had one, is likely impossible to understand. Having never been married myself, I'd tend to agree. From an outside viewpoint and from witnessing the many marriages within my own family and circle of friends, it seems to create both a seemingly unbreakable bond and a … Continue reading A Good Marriage (Full Dark, No Stars) by Stephen King
Latest Episode of “Fear Feasts” Podcast Now Available!
If you like your spaghetti with a side of demonic possession, your reality TV with a hefty dose of peanut butter crackers and family dysfunction, or your tomato sauce with a good helping of potassium cyanide, you'll love the latest episode of Fear Feasts, my podcast collaboration, in which my co-host Allie Pino and I … Continue reading Latest Episode of “Fear Feasts” Podcast Now Available!
Carnevale by Michelle Lovric
If I could go back in time, I would choose to live my life in Venice as a courtesan or as a Papal chef. Both of those professions seem to very romantic, though the reality is more difficult and disgusting than many fictional stories might indicate. Venice itself is an incredibly romantic, beautiful, decadent and … Continue reading Carnevale by Michelle Lovric
Latest “Fear Feasts” Podcast Episode Has Dropped!
A new episode from my latest podcast collaboration, Fear Feasts, has dropped! Allie and I talk food in horror as we analyze the classic book and film Rosemary's Baby. It's a fun-filled discussion about sandwiches, Satanism, smoothies, and so much more so give it a listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your … Continue reading Latest “Fear Feasts” Podcast Episode Has Dropped!
Fear Feasts Podcast Now Live!
My latest podcast, a collaboration called Fear Feasts with the wonderful Allie Pino, is an exploration of the connections between food and horror. We analyze the horror genre - specifically films and movies - through the lens of food, talking about themes of nourishment, obsession, terror, motherhood, eating, kitchens, jump scares, ghosts, final girls, haunted … Continue reading Fear Feasts Podcast Now Live!
Winterset Hollow by Jonathan Edward Durham
Go camping, they said. It'll be fun, they said. Uh, no, it wasn't. I had to sleep in the crappy orange tent under the leaky section on the side closest to where the trash bags were, and yes, yes, that WAS a bear that wandered into our camp site that night to forage in the … Continue reading Winterset Hollow by Jonathan Edward Durham
The City of Mist by Carlos Ruíz Zafón
If you haven't read any of the books of Carlos Ruíz Zafón, you're surely missing out on one of the true literary pleasures of this universe. A modern-day Cervantes, Ruíz Zafón spun stories about labyrinths, mysterious figures in black, magical pens, death and destruction and war, the beauty of love, the pain of romance, the … Continue reading The City of Mist by Carlos Ruíz Zafón
What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher
Being the former Goth girl that I am, I retain my love for all things dark, macabre, creepy, ghostly, horrific, and occasionally gruesome, which explains why I love this book so much. What Moves The Dead is a fantastic re-imagining of Edgar Allan Poe's story The Fall of the House of Usher, which is like … Continue reading What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher
The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
The revolutionary era of Mexico seems to be a popular literary backdrop these days, which I appreciate because it shines a light on an era that I personally know little about. Growing up in New Mexico, the connection with Mexico was of course a significant part of our culture, and I have a vivid memory … Continue reading The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
My Aim is True (Medium Raw) by Anthony Bourdain
The essay My Aim is True has to be one of my all-time favorites by the late, great Anthony Bourdain, who I affectionately have always referred to as my future ex-husband. I loved him in life and I love him in death. This essay, part of his collection of essays in the book Medium Raw, … Continue reading My Aim is True (Medium Raw) by Anthony Bourdain