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Lisa (Lee Road) adores almost any sort of non-fiction, including memoir and adventure stories as well as scientific and medical non-fiction. Some of her favorite non-fiction authors include Oliver Sacks, Joan Didion and Jon Krakauer. When she does pick up a fiction read, it tends to be a noteworthy new horror title or the latest Pulitzer winner, although she’s well versed in horror classics as well (Lovecraft, Poe, King). She’s also an aficionado of horror films—a lifelong interest that has led to distinct preferences for paranormal and ghost stories over the bloodier aspects of that genre.

A Houseful of Hauntings

This month, I thought I’d focus my pleasure reading on haunted house books—but only those that have the word “house” in the title, just for fun! A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher (2023) Samantha Montgomery is an archeoentomologist—in plain language, someone who...

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Mushrooms and Beetles and Snails, Oh My!

Mushrooms and Beetles and Snails, Oh My!

I’ve read several books lately that focus on the tiniest forms of life—some creatures charming and inspiring, others, devastatingly harmful, and still others, playing both of those roles at once: The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year by Margaret Renkl (2023) The...

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