Author Archives: lydias

On Finding Scope for Imagination During Uncertain Times

“Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive—it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?” – Anne of Green… Read More

Suburban Gothic: A Review of The House on Abigail Lane

Title: The House on Abigail Lane Author: Kealan Patrick Burke Publisher: Elderlemon Press (Self-Published) Publication Date: June 17, 2020 Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery, Horror, Paranormal, Historical, Contemporary Length: 68 pages Source: I bought it. Rating: 3.5 Stars Blurb: From the outside, it looks like an ordinary American home, but since its construction in 1956, people… Read More

Top Ten Tuesday: Non-Bookish Hobbies

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl For the sake of this post, I’m going to pretend like the Covid-19 pandemic is not happening since some of my hobbies aren’t currently safe or even possible to do. Someday that will change, and for now I’ll enjoy the rest of them. Visiting museums I especially enjoy art,… Read More

5 Reasons to Read Short Stories

One of the most consistent aspects of my reading preferences since childhood is that I’ve always preferred short stories to full-length novels. Anyone who has paid close attention to what I review here may have already noticed that. For every 200-page novel that makes an appearance in my Thursday review slot, there are probably half… Read More

Never the Same Again: A Review of The Cured

Content warning: Blood, violence, the death of a child, mental illness, and trauma. I will be mentioning these topics in my review. The Cured is a 2017 Irish horror drama about former zombies being reintegrated into society after being cured of their disease. While there are some violent scenes in it, this film is much more… Read More

Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: How I Decide What to Read Next

Hosted by Long and Short Reviews. Click here to read everyone else’s replies to this week’s question and here to see the full list of topics for the year. Figuring out what to read next is pretty simple for me. The Toronto Public Library allows patrons to place holds on up to 30 ebooks at… Read More

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favourite Halloween Treats

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl Okay, so that title wasn’t super bookish. Let’s amend it to be My Favourite Halloween Treats While Reading. Sometimes there’s something to be said for snacking on festive foods while reading something spooky. My mind has decided that all orange foods are vaguely Halloween-ish. It’s made the same association… Read More