Underrated Female Heroes Tag (Original)

Hey, welcome to another original tag created by yours truly! This is just a way to appreciate some favorite female characters, some of whom deserve more credit and popularity than they get. Rules: Please PINGBACK to me at Kate @ Melting Pots and Other Calamities. Or just Kate. And PINGBACK TO A SPECIFIC POST OF MINE. … Continue reading Underrated Female Heroes Tag (Original)

Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Emotional Strength in Books

1: Jenny Cavanaugh, Jackaby series: Jenny didn't seem like much early in the Jackaby series. Despite being a ghost, she wasn't as colorful as some of the other characters. But that changed with Ghostly Echoes, which focused on Abigail and Jackaby solving her murder, which had become a cold case. Jenny's main struggle isn't just … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Emotional Strength in Books

Book Review: Mr. Mercedes

I am back with a book review, heck yes! It's been too long. I finished this book a bit back, but for some reason never wrote a review. Weird. Because of this, my pros and cons will be shorter than usual. Summary: In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks … Continue reading Book Review: Mr. Mercedes

Another Celebrating Platonic Affection

Last Valentine's Day, I did a post about some of my favorite fictional friendships. Because, y'know, it doubles as Happy Singles Day. I liked doing that, and so I decided to do another one post Valentines Day. Books: Hodges, Holly, and Jerome: Mr. Mercedes: You would never expect a retired, likely depressed detective, a neurotic … Continue reading Another Celebrating Platonic Affection