Review: BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON (Rokesbys & Bridgertons #1)

25657772Julia Quinn (WHAT HAPPENS IN LONDON, 2010) returns with a whole new series… about the Bridgertons. Again. Because nine books and two novellas… well, that’s not enough? Many of her die hard fans seem thrilled about this prospect, so we’ll roll with it. The public wants what they want.

In Kent in 1779, Miss Sybilla Bridgerton suffers an injury that brings her even closer to her long-time friend and victim of her condescension, George. Being a proper gentleman whose family owns the neighboring country house, this romance meets the tempered expectations of everyone, it seems, but for the players. Billie and George are delightfully naïeve in the way Ms. Quinn does best. Continue reading


Social Media Black Out

When I ran around with a bunch of musicians, I noticed the most responsible ones would take intermittent dry spells, giving up drinking alcoholic beverages a few times each year to make sure they didn’t accidentally turn into alcoholics while they played in college bars four nights a week.

Like any fast, the forced evolution of perspective may just be the most valuable result. Well, that and not succumbing to addiction or illness.

I think the idea translates well to social media, so I decided to try it in January while I’m struggling to implement a few more healthy habits into my lifestyle. It is working, but that doesn’t mean I’m not feeling it.  Continue reading

British Parlor Divination during the 18th Century

evey-ladyMy thoughts about EVERY LADY’S OWN FORTUNE TELLER… a popular little pamphlet published at the end of the 18th century. Click on the link for the whole post. This post appears on my site, a place where I write about witchy topics, but I thought I’d cross-post it here, as it is indeed a marriage of two worlds.

During the 18th century, there was an increased interest in divination, especially among ladies occupying parlours in England’s southern country. This ninety-page pamphlet introduces the novice to a world of eclectic techniques to aid in fortune telling. If you can get past the typesetting ligatures, you’re in for an amusing read.  Continue reading at