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Review: The Southern Bookclub’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Patricia Campbell had always planned for a big life, but after giving up her career as a nurse to marry an ambitious doctor and become a mother, Patricia’s life has never felt smaller. The days are long, her kids are ungrateful, her husband is distant, and her to-do list is never really done. The one […]

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Review: Reviving the Hawthorn Sisters by Emily Carpenter [Hocus Pocus Readathon #2]

Dove Jarrod left behind quite the legacy, including a small fortune that is used to renovate the infamous Pritchard Institute. And the weight of her secrets. Her granddaughter, Eve, carries the burdens of continuing Dove’s legacy while also knowing that Dove herself didn’t believe in her supposed gifts. But being in Alabama where Dove spent […]

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Blogtober Day 11: Witchy Books Recommendations

I’d say this is a pretty typical Blogtober post, huh? Well, I’m definitely going to repeat some of these recs from if I’ve ever done a post like this before, but who cares? As follows are my best recommendations for witchy books! Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Practical Magic tells the story of the Owens […]

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Discussion: (American) Southern Fiction

Definition: Southern Fiction and Southern Gothic “Southern Fiction” and “Southern Gothic Fiction” refer to genres born in the Southern United States, and can cover a whole lot of works. “Southern Fiction” generally refers to novels that take place in that region as a whole, and feature Southern characters and themes. “Southern Gothic” is a bit […]

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Review: Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter

Althea Bell has been on the road to recovery many times in her life. Her latest attempt at rehab will hopefully be her last, as she promised her father she’d get clean and come home to take care of him as Alzheimer’s looms over his head. Althea has finally conquered the honeysuckle girl, and illusion […]

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Review: The Old Weird South

This compilation of stories looks at the weirdest and most interesting aspects of the Southern fiction genre. Usually comprised of Southern Gothic, magical realism, and emotional tales, writings from the American South have a lot to offer. Westover, seeing this, compiled these stories as an homage to the weirdest sorts of writers the South has […]