Once upon a time there was a witch. She was a kind witch, but that didn’t matter. The people were afraid, and fear often turns to hatred. When Artemis was thirteen, her best friend Aris was swallowed by the crumbling house they found in the woods. Like a coward, she abandoned him to the horror within. She moved away. She tried to forget. But when she finds herself back in her old neighborhood after college, the ghosts—and her guilt—are waiting. A charred figure stalks her dreams, and someone, or something, haunts her from the trees. Going back into the woods might be the only way to save her sanity. Because nine years later, the house is still there. Still waiting. Still restless.
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It's exactly two weeks into 2019 and this is what I've been up to:
-a sinus infection, yay!
-I haven't finished reading a book yet, but I'm 40% into Midnight Riot and 112 pages into Becoming.
-My FrankenIdea continues to FrankenIdea away!
-I've been watching Marie Kondo's program on Netflix ("spark joy!") as well as Midsomer Murders
-The Midsomer Murders episodes are because of this guy, the new Man I'm Google Stalking:
If you saw Bohemian Rhapsody, you may recognize Gwilym Lee as Brian May:
-I'm starting a graduate program in two weeks, studying library science because after working in a library archive as a volunteer for a year-ish and now as a part timer, I've decided that I want to be a librarian.
I was incredibly hesitant about applying for the library science program, since I already have a master's degree which I did precious little with. But after months of consideration and asking questions and reading, I decided to take the p…
Tonight I went to see Anastasia The Musical! I've actually been wanting to see the show for a while, but kept putting it off, figuring I already knew the actual history of Grand Duchess Anastasia and her family and I knew the animated version from my childhood.
I've had a fascination with the Romanovs from about junior high school--probably just after the animated film came out. There's power, excessive wealth, romance, tragedy, a mystic, mysteries, and for a long while after, a possibility that maybe, just maybe, one of the children escaped the slaughter in Yekaterinburg in 1918.
We know now that all of the Romanovs and the servants who stayed with them in the House of Special Purpose died in 1918 and that their remains were in two separate graves, one of which wasn't found until after the main grave.
Anastasia The Musical, though, takes that sad history and gives it that "what if?" hopeful possibility. There have been other film versions of the story--and th…