Archive for the 'books' Category

48: The Use of Sorrows

In which Carla celebrates two lives well lived, one in letters, one in play, both in finding and making cupcakes. Both lives have anniversaries in Jan...View Details

In which Carla revisits the Victorian Christmas tradition of scary stories at Christmas by reading two classics of the era--and, in doing so, explores...View Details

46: The Mill Girl

In which Carla reads Jennifer McMahon's short story "The Mill Girl", released especially for Halloween 2018. "The Mill Girl" copyright 2018 Jennifer M...View Details

45: Reverberations

In which Carla talks about how the past always informs the present...especially the traumatic past. RAINN: About Sexual Assault | Types of Sexual Viol...View Details

43: Hinterland

In which Carla shares the beginning of an amazing and frightening book series. Recommended reading: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert  Melissa Albert: ...View Details

42: Dangerous Innocence

In which Carla deconstructs one of her post-grad psychology papers and explores one of her favorite research topics: people who offend in pairs and mu...View Details

41: Pears of Hands

In which Carla reads to you fairy tales and folklore all about losing one’s grip.   Recommended reading from this episode: The Haunters and the Haunte...View Details

39: Sweet

In which Carla introduces a series about Vixens, a very special plantation, and ghosts in its hollow.   sbc.edu   Referenced reading: Mary Oliver Mary...View Details

38: Extra Extra

In which Carla lets you know where she's been and where she's going.   Referenced reading: Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Ye...View Details

In which Carla furthers explores what it means to be an introvert using horror, My So-Called Life, knitting, lists (always lists), music, and John Car...View Details