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Our blog is meant to evoke fun with the magic of myths, folklore, movies and the mayhem of murder and madness. We have to keep it interesting so if you like different genres of movies and books then you're at the right blog. Our authors are a wide range of experts and our readers know what is top of the line in their favorite genres. Sometimes we post recipes that might be fun to try if a culinary author has one in her book that we think is especially yummy or one that Terri and I have created and want to share with you. Enjoy Guest Blogger Alice Duncan's monthly muse on her books and writing mysteries.
Plus you won't want to miss our book reviews, author interviews or our guest bloggers. So grab your favorite beverage then join us for some magic and mayhem! The good news is that you don't have to leave the house or your comfy chair. We have something for everyone's taste and every month we have a different topic for our bloggers: ones we feel that might be useful in your own writing and reader points of view. Not to mention, life in general. So join us and be sure to have a notebook handy as your to-be-read pile will grow as you add books, recipes, movies and t.v. series you won't want to miss. Not to mention folktales, myths or ideas you may wish to explore. Be careful what you wish for because on mayhemandmagic2 you just might find it.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
On Valentine's day 1900, young women from an Australian boarding school go on a picnic at the Hanging Rock. 3 Girls and a teacher disappear mysteriously. A week later, a young man finds one of the girls on a ledge with no memory of the events.
I had originally seen the movie based on this novel a few years ago and really enjoyed it. It was a great mystery with no resolution and a hint that maybe something otherworldy may have occurred. A pink mist, what may be visions or dreams, lack of any sign of the girls...these are all things that provide an atmosphere of the possibility of paranormal goings on.
And yet, the place was full of caves and crevices and certainly could have had a natural explanation for the disappearances.
The author says in the book that it doesn't matter whether it is based on a true story or not which I thought was amusing. And the truth is, it doesn't. The tale itself is very satisfying.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The thing is, he presents himself well and normal to the world, covering up how incredibly dangerous he actually is. The problem I had though, is that I didn't like ANY of the characters and that detached me from caring about his actions. As much as he despised the pretentiousness of the people in Beck's life, he also was pretentious. As a result, this book was much slower going than I expected and I am not sure I will read the next - Love.
- File Size: 2845 KB
- Print Length: 433 pages
- Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (September 30, 2014)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IGVH9LI
Friday, March 13, 2015
It was great at explaining different types of tea and how best to serve them.
There was a story of the legend of the Willow Plate pattern china which is so popular.
And BEAUTIFUL watercolor illustrations! It is based on themes such as A proper tea, a nursery tea, a picnic tea, Tea in bed etc... and each section is illustrated accordingly and has appropriate recipes for the theme. Many traditional, some unusual -- A Black and White Tea and a Bizarre Tea for example.
Then of course, some great recipes -- it is a cookbook after all.
My favorites to try: Elegant Sugar Thins, Banana sandwiches, Cherry cake, Bengal Sandwiches and Cold Spiced Tea
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ecco; Reprint edition (February 28, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061983918
- ISBN-13: 978-0061983917
- Laws too many to mention
- And of course the one that most of us knows him for:
And on a related note, when I was a member of the True Crime Book Club for the National Museum of Crime and Punishment, we actually met on the set of America's Most Wanted which is on the bottom floor of the Museum. So we were in the nerve center where people answered the telephones and took leads. Even empty but for us, I felt a bit a part of it at the time. Had a sense of awe at what happened right there every week...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
- File Size: 670 KB
- Print Length: 259 pages
- Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc. (August 14, 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- ASIN: B00DDXKA1U
Taddy Brill is a Manhattanite to the core. Self-emancipated from her parents as a teen, she now runs a highly successful PR firm. Everything is excess - clothes, vacations, personal grooming,sex - it doesn't matter - she believes in having it all. Until she meets Hotel Mogel, Warner Truman. Then she might learn to share...
Wild characters and scenarios. A fun escape.
Over-the-top decadent fun!
P.S. Very graphic erotica for those who need to know :)