I’m finally on Instagram…

Hi, everyone! Hopefully, you’re all doing well this week with plenty of wonderful books to read. I’m currently (still) reading the books I posted about in my last ’this week’s reads’ update—too many at one time to be honest. 😉 I’ve also read some beautiful children’s picture books with my daughter that I just have to share. Hopefully I can get something written up this weekend.

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Music Monday: Local H “Bound For The Floor” 1996 #music #musicmonday #LocalH #90s

Anyone else still loving the 90s? ”Bound For The Floor” was one of my favorite songs then and still is. I read on songfacts this morning about the inspiration for the song. Frontman Scott Lucas stated, “I love words that nobody uses anymore,” he said. “That crops up over and over in our songs. Phrases or words that have been tossed on the scrap heap of linguistics. ‘Copacetic’ was a word I’d heard in war movies about Vietnam.”

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Music Monday: Moby ”South Side” Featuring Gwen Stephani 1999 #music #musicmonday #moby

It’s been a long time since I’ve heard this song. ”South Side” has been shared here before, but it’s been removed at some point. Have you ever gone back through your blog and found posts missing?

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Still Celebrating Christmas… Schastlivogo Rozhdestva! #Christmas #Books

Today is Orthodox Christmas. Schastlivogo Rozhdestva! Technically, my family celebrates Christmas on the 25th of December, but we continue the season through January. We are still celebrating the season with books, crafts, and recipes. Here’s what I’m reading:

Sunless Solstice: Strange Tales for the Longest Nights – Edited by Lucy Evans and Tanya Kirk

Goodreads is excellent for recommendations. That’s how I discovered this book. Although not traditional for some people, I love haunting ghost stories throughout the year. With that said, I’m not into horror. Hopefully, this is exactly what I’m looking for.

Another festive edition to the Tales of the Weird series, following on from Spirits of the Season and Chill Tidings. A unique selection ranging from the spooky haunted houses of Victorian Christmastime to experimental twentieth-century horrors. It offers a truly international scope of stories, from the pine forests of Canada to the peaks of the Alps.

Like any other boy I expected ghost stories at Christmas, that was the time for them. What I had not expected, and now feared, was that such things should actually become real.

Strange things happen on the dark wintry nights of December. Welcome to a new collection of haunting Christmas tales, ranging from traditional Victorian chillers to weird and uncanny episodes by twentieth-century horror masters including Daphne du Maurier and Robert Aickman.

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