Sunday Summary: November 20th – 25th

I hope everyone had a great holiday week. My son likes to call Sunday his “chill” day. A day where he doesn’t have to do anything at all except his laundry. My best friend calls today “Sulky” Sunday because, for most people, we have to go back to work tomorrow. No matter what you call today, it’s pretty much the end of the week.

 

This week I went through a gazillion CDs and found some old uber important stuff. Like this Nevermind insert and a note from my bestie that says to keep it forver. DONE and Done a thousand times over. embarassed

 

The Obession continues. Please HELP US!

Hello, Our names are Annie and Gage and we’re addicted to all things Stranger Things. That’s what we want for Christmas. All the things.

 

Lots of exciting this happened this week. From exciting new content flow, to signed paperback preorders, to the new site store, to new contributors, and a VERY SPECIAL Thanksgiving post… This week was DA SHIZ! So if you missed it out this week, here are the highlights:

Review: Midnight Crossroads by Charlaine Harris

Midnight Crossroads Book Cover Midnight Crossroads
Midnight, Texas
Charlaine Harris
paranormal suspense, paranormal thriller

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and the Davy highway. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop with three residents. One is seen only at night. There’s a diner, but people stopping there tend not to linger. There’s a newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, who just wants to work hard and blend in. But Manfred has secrets of his own...

A review of Midnight Texas by Charlaine Harris. Despite being a longtime fan of Charlaine Harris, I didn’t become interested…

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Review: The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris

The Butchering Art Book Cover The Butchering Art
Lindsey Fitzharris
Medical History
October 17, 2017

"Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake
A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly
"Fascinating and shocking." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine forever.

In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters—no place for the squeamish—and surgeons, working before anesthesia, who were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These medical pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than their patients’ afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the deadly riddle and change the course of history.

Fitzharris dramatically recounts Lister’s discoveries in gripping detail, culminating in his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection—and could be countered by antiseptics. Focusing on the tumultuous period from 1850 to 1875, she introduces us to Lister and his contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and takes us through the grimy medical schools and dreary hospitals where they learned their art, the deadhouses where they studied anatomy, and the graveyards they occasionally ransacked for cadavers.

Eerie and illuminating, The Butchering Art celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.

The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine forever.

In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters—no place for the squeamish—and surgeons, working before anesthesia, who were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These medical pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than their patients’ afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the deadly riddle and change the course of history.

Fitzharris dramatically recounts Lister’s discoveries in gripping detail, culminating in his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection—and could be countered by antiseptics. Focusing on the tumultuous period from 1850 to 1875, she introduces us to Lister and his contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and takes us through the grimy medical schools and dreary hospitals where they learned their art, the deadhouses where they studied anatomy, and the graveyards they occasionally ransacked for cadavers.

Eerie and illuminating, The Butchering Art celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.

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Contributor Introduction

AJ Yates

AJ Yates

Book lover and programmer from the east coast of Canada. Husband and father to two sweetly annoying children. Avid fan of all things scary and supernatural. I used to be a runner, I still could be one again.

A Special Thanksgiving Post: If you missed this… here ya go. Worth the read!!

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About The Author

Annie

Annie Walls is an author of dark and urban fantasy. She resides on the Tennessee countryside with her husband, son, and bulldog. Far, far away from society. She’s a romantic and misanthropist. When she is not writing, she is reading.

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