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Books and Threads

Books and Threads

March 3, 2019

In which Carla talks about where she has been--in complex PTSD therapy and in major EDS flareup--and reviews the very best books she has read this year, in therapy and, of course, for fun. Much horror and true crime was enjoyed.

Referenced Episodes:

Recommended Reading:

CPTSD:

My five-star reading this year so far:

  1. Dream Work by Mary Oliver (poetry) 
  2. Three Early Stories by J. D. Salinger (short stories) 
  3. Hannah-Beast by Jennifer McMahon (horror—audio) 
  4. The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson (true crime—audio) 
  5. Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder by Kathryn Casey (true crime) 
  6. Amy: My Search for Her Killer by James Renner (true crime) 
  7. Come Closer by Sara Gran (horror) 
  8. The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry (horror) 
  9. Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn (poetry) 
  10. I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame by Brené Brown (psychology: updated edition title: I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't): Making the Journey From "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough"

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Victorian Christmas: The Goblin and the Paw

Victorian Christmas: The Goblin and the Paw

November 29, 2018

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 the not-well-known genesis of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, to boot. Things get silly and eerie in turn. Come sit by the fire and enjoy some cupcakes and wassail.

Related and Referenced Episode: 32: What the Dickens

 

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The Mill Girl

The Mill Girl

October 30, 2018

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

"The Mill Girl" copyright 2018 Jennifer McMahon, published by Penguin Random House

Music: “Comadreamers I”, Haunted Me

Official Site for Jennifer McMahon 

Recommended reading:

Promise Not to Tell

Island of Lost Girls

Dismantled

Don’t Breathe a Word 

The One I Left Behind 

The Winter People

The Night Sister 

Burntown 

 

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Hinterland

Hinterland

August 23, 2018

In which Carla shares the beginning of an amazing and frightening book series.

Recommended reading: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert 

Melissa Albert: Goodreads, Twitter 

Music: Haunted Me, “Mechanics of Leaving”

If you are interested in having your book featured and reviewed on the podcast, please email me at carla@theremightbecupcakes.com. My postal address may be found at theremightbecupcakes.com/about-me-myself-and-cupcakes.

 

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Extra Extra

Extra Extra

April 25, 2018

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-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart by Diane Fanning

Under Cover of the Night: A True Story of Sex, Greed and Murder by Diane Fanning

All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell

The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur

 

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Referenced episodes:

Spoiler Country: Podcast Signal Boost #2!

Semi-Intellectual Musings: Chronicity 0: Welcome to Chronicity, Chronicity 1: The Unraveling

There Might Be Cupcakes:

3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties

4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night (recommended: listen to the remastered versions of 3 and 4, released Feb 15 and Feb 27, 2018)

11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29

12: Driving, Dancing and Pizza Hut

27: Halloween Enormous Stories

29: Unpacking the Bunny

30: A Zebra with No Spoons

More Things About INFJMe

More Things About INFJMe

April 1, 2018

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 Carpenter v. Rob Zombie. Also marshmallows under the broiler.

 

Suggested reading: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

 

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Remastered And Things That Go Bump in the Night

Remastered And Things That Go Bump in the Night

February 27, 2018

...aka, True Boo, Part Two. In which Carla experiences voices, the movement of objects, footsteps and more in two of her own homes--and proves herself to be a glutton for punsihment by deliberately traveling to two more haunted locations.

 

Website entry, with more info: Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night

 

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Remastered Poe & Cupcakes & Carla: Nicetameetcha

Remastered Poe & Cupcakes & Carla: Nicetameetcha

January 24, 2018

Remastered, aka re-edited and recompressed, episode 1:

It's still a "first episode", but it's cleaned up, and the transitions are smoother. Enjoy.

 

In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn’t equal crazy, that horror poetry is a thing, and cupcakes are linked to better mental health. And books. So many books.

Believe only half of what you see, and nothing of what you hear.

–Edgar Allan Poe

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Best Fiction of 2017

Best Fiction of 2017

January 10, 2018

In which Carla analyzes the books she read in 2017, and reviews and shares the best fiction.

 

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What the Dickens

What the Dickens

December 23, 2017

In which Carla shares the Victorian tradition of scary Christmas stories. Come, sit by the fire for some M. R. James and some Saki (H. H. Munro).

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. Boo.

 

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