Curology: Chapter Three

Happy New Year everybody! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in about my little Curology experiment, and given that a lot has taken place in the meantime, I thought now was a good time for an update. I’ve now been using Curology for about 8 weeks, which is at about the point (after 6-8…

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Rosemary’s Baby

By Ira Levin Goodreads Synopsis Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, an ordinary young couple, settle into a New York City apartment, unaware that the elderly neighbors and their bizarre group of friends have taken a disturbing interest in them. But by the time Rosemary discovers the horrifying truth, it may be far too late! As a…

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Midsommer

I may as well rename this blog Skincare and Slashers because that’s all I seem to talk about anymore. Or maybe Bloodbaths and Beauty or Murders and Mud Masks. Perhaps Wes Craven’s Winged Eyeliner. Regardless of the title, I’m going to be talking about some spooky stuff again today. Be warned, light spoilers ahead. This…

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Curology: Chapter Two

So it’s been one full week since I started using Curology, and I thought now was a good time for a check in. I won’t be writing a post every week going forward, but I plan to mark big milestones (or if anything goes horribly awry and my face falls off). The first and most…

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A Head Full of Ghosts

by Paul Tremblay Goodreads Synopsis The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly…

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Curology: Chapter One

One would think, judging by the state of my medicine cabinet, bathroom shelves, and Sephora bills, that I love skincare. I have spent what amounts to weeks of my life browsing articles about skincare and researching the newest, most obscure, and most “groundbreaking” skincare products, and I don’t even want to get into the number…

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The Spirit of Halloween: A Candlelit Ghost Tour of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

New York City is full of ghost stories. During the month of October, the city’s dead come alive through countless ghostly attractions. The nighttime streets of the Village are crowded with walking ghost tours, Brooklynites can hop Madame Morbid’s incredible Ghost Trolley Tour, and you can even take a Haunted Broadway Walking Tour (if you’re…

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Arizona

This past May I was standing at the brink of responsibility. I was about to quit a job that I hated, take on a job that I hoped would become a career, and move out of the room I rented to sign my first lease with my boyfriend. Everything was about to get very grown…

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The Golem and the Jinni

Helene Wecker Goodreads Synopsis In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on…

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Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook

by Christina Henry Goodreads Synopsis There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to…

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