Bookshelves of Doom

Leila Roy
Weekly book reviews, movie recommendations, and other interesting things from a small-town Maine librarian.
Created 30 Jun 2021
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  • What are your reading/watching plans for the weekend?
    12 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 0 3
    I’m hoping to read: Ace of Spades, by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé The Whispers, by Greg Howard Ghost Squad, by Claribel A. Ortega And as I’m back at practicing French with Duolingo, I’m hoping to watch a Fr...
  • So Many Empty Rooms: Haunted Hotels
    09 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Hello and good morning! I hope that all is well with you. I’ve been trying to plow through the remainder of my first winter share of vegetables from the local farm—there’s another one coming next week...
  • What are your reading/watching plans for the weekend?
    05 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    I’m hoping to read: Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts, by Dianne K. Salerni The Girl in the Lake, by India Hill Brown His Hideous Heart, edited by Dahlia Adler And I’m hoping to watch: A gazill...
  • Thrills and horror and murder... at the ballet
    02 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Hi, friends, I hope all is well with you. I had a week off from work recently, and I spent it reading and watching movies and cooking and baking and doing lots of cozy things. When I got back, my co-w...
  • Small Delight: Happy Halloween!
    31 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Happy Halloween, friends! I hope that today—and let’s face it, every other day, too—you’re able to eat exactly as much candy corn as you want. (Or whatever your favorite Halloween candy is: Fancy choc...
  • Small Delight: The Halloween Tree
    28 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    My regular newsletter comes out on Tuesdays, but occasionally I feel the need to pass on other Small Delights on random days. This is one of them. Hi, friends, Although it was one of my childhood favo...
  • Scarecrows, a haunted ski lodge, and lake cryptids.
    26 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Hi, friends, I cleaned all of our birdfeeders this weekend, filled, and hung them out… and I’m happy to report that we’re already being eaten out of house and home. As always, chickadees are the sassi...
  • Let's Read: Carmilla!
    24 Oct 2021 • 14 min read
    This is Part Four of Let’s Read: Carmilla. See this post for more information & a reading schedule. Previously: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. Hi, friends, Happy Sunday, and happy Final Installme...
  • Killer clowns and kiddie cults and cornfields, oh my.
    19 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 0 2
    Hi, friends, So, clowns don’t bother me as much as they bother some people. I mean… don’t get me wrong, I don’t generally, like, SEEK THEM OUT. But they don’t make me run screaming. Cornfields, though...
  • Let's Read: Carmilla!
    17 Oct 2021 • 9 min read
    This is Part Three of Let’s Read: Carmilla. See this post for more information & a reading schedule. Previously: Part One & Part Two. Hi, friends, and happy Sunday. I’ve hit the point where it’s all c...
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