Magic Monday, 3/11/19

I like Mondays. I also like magic. I figured I'd combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead. The magic world lost one of its great performers and mentors this past weekend. Johnny Thompson was known as a fabulous … Continue reading Magic Monday, 3/11/19

Magic Monday, 2/4/19

I like Mondays. I also like magic. I figured I'd combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead. I'm not much of a fan of street magic or apparatus magic, but if you combine the two... https://twitter.com/YoungandStrange/status/1092311473739710464 It's Monday, … Continue reading Magic Monday, 2/4/19

Review ~ Laurant

Laurant: The Man of Many Mysteries by Gabe Fajuri In 1896, Eugene Laurant became a professional magician. 21 years earlier, as Eugene Greenleaf, he was born on the frontier, in the horse and buggy town that was Denver, Colorado. Billed as the "Man of Many Mysteries," Laurant spent almost 50 seasons on tour. His stage-filling … Continue reading Review ~ Laurant

#NonFicNov 2018, Week 3 ~ Be/Ask/Become the Expert

Week 3: (Nov. 12 to 16) – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert (Julie @ JulzReads): Three ways to join in this week! You can either share three or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction … Continue reading #NonFicNov 2018, Week 3 ~ Be/Ask/Become the Expert

Review ~ Memoirs of an Elusive Moth

Memoirs of an Elusive Moth: Disappearing Nightly with Harry Blackstone and his Show of 1001 Wonders by Adele Friel Rhindress Harry Blackstone presented a full-evening production called the Show of 1001 Wonders. It lived up to that billing, as a stage-filling spectacle combining spectacular illusions, magnificent costumes, gorgeous girls, a corps of assistants, humor, dancing, … Continue reading Review ~ Memoirs of an Elusive Moth

It’s Monday, What Are You… 3/19

...Reading?    The Chronological Man: The Monster In The Mist by Andrew Mayne - I have about 25% left on this one. The Infamous Harry Hayward: A True Account of Murder and Mesmerism in Gilded Age Minneapolis by Shawn Francis Peters - An ARC! All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater - This wasn't at … Continue reading It’s Monday, What Are You… 3/19

Mini Reviews, Vol. 11

Baker Street By-Ways by James Edward Holroyd I found this slim paperback at Book Vault, out in Mesa. I didn't realize that Otto Penzler, whom I know as an editor of mystery anthologies, had put together a collection of Sherlockania in the mid-90s. I'd be interested in other volumes even though this one was a … Continue reading Mini Reviews, Vol. 11