Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

As the holiday season gets into full speed, try to slow down and take in the beauty of the season. Everything seems to be all dressed up – decorated trees, mantels and fireplaces, windows displays, and houses. Even food is decorated now like no other time of the year! We tend to get caught up…

Book Review: Catacomb (Asylum Series, Book 3), by Madeleine Roux

Catacomb is the third book in the Asylum series by Madeleine Roux. As with the previous two books, Roux includes vintage photos throughout to make the experience creepier than the story already is, and the line between reality and imagination is blurred. Senior year is finally over and Dan, Abby, and Jordan are getting together once…

Book Review: Sanctum (The Asylum Series Book 2), by Madeleine Roux

“Reality denied comes back to haunt.” – Philip K. Dick   This is the second book in the Asylum series by Madeleine Roux. Just as the first book, Sanctum is a chilling book that obscures the line between what is real and what is not, what is genius and what is madness. Roux includes throughout Sanctum vintage images…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

“I see the moon, the moon sees me” ~ Jim Brickman November full “frost” moon peeking out through some clouds last night. I’ve never been very good at nighttime pictures, but I managed to catch this beauty at a friend’s house last night. Who doesn’t love a full moon on a clear night?!? Peek

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

While my son enjoys straight slides, we seek out twisty slides.  We came across this one when we were on vacation in Florida.  Nothing straight about this one!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

In Autumn, everything seems to have a warm hue to it. It could be the shades of red, yellow, and orange on the leaves as they hang onto their branches for a few more days, or as they sprinkle and cover the ground. It could be the lower angle of the sun bringing its rays…

Kids Book Review: Which Way to Witch School? by Scott Santoro

Young witches all over are preparing to go Miss Thornapple’s boarding school. All of the students, which are all girls, are picked up by a flying bus and brought to Miss Thornapple’s. The girls spend the school year making new friends while learning chemistry, mathematics, performing arts, and phys ed. They also go for hikes at night, which…

Book Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Daniel Crawford is a high school student attending a summer program at New Hampshire College Prep. He is serious about academics, in particular history. Students in the summer program are staying in the Brookline building, a former insane asylum that the college purchased and turned into a dorm. As soon as Dan arrives in his…