Author Archives: lydias

Dire Warnings: A Review of The Signalman

The telling or reading of ghost stories during the Christmas season was once a tradition in Victorian England. This series of books seeks to revive this tradition. As I did last year, I will continue reviewing several of them each December until I’ve reached the end of this series.  Title: The Signalman – A Ghost Story for Christmas… Read More

A Review of The Reluctant Familiar’s Guide to Christmas Tree Defence 

Title: The Reluctant Familiar’s Guide to Christmas Tree Defence Author: Bethany Hoeflich Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: December 20, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Contemporary Length: 19 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: After a traumatizing pumpkin spice candle accident, Mr. Fluffykins is looking forward to a quiet night curled… Read More

A Wanted Haunting: A Review of Afterward

The telling or reading of ghost stories during the Christmas season was once a tradition in Victorian England. This series of books seeks to revive this tradition. As I did last year, I will continue reviewing several of them each December until I’ve reached the end of this series.  Title: Afterward – A Ghost Story for Christmas (Seth’s… Read More

Bad Decisions: A Review of The Diary of Mr. Poynter

The telling or reading of ghost stories during the Christmas season was once a tradition in Victorian England. This series of books seeks to revive this tradition. As I did last year, I will continue reviewing several of them each December until I’ve reached the end of this series.  Title: The Diary of Mr. Poynter – A Ghost… Read More

Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: What I Thought of Santa as a Kid

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. As I’ve mentioned here before, my parents were pastors when I was a child. Many of our Christmas traditions revolved around the religious aspects of that… Read More

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Wintry Gifs and Photos

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl I’m going to be achingly honest with all of you here. The winter holiday season is hard for me for a few different reasons. One, I have seasonal depression that usually kicks in by early November when Ontario’s days grow short and our sunlight is weak and brief at… Read More