On deck this week for May Day, a little of this and a little of that. I have started reading John Kachuba’s irresistible book of stories about haunted sites around Ohio. I realize this is May, not October, but this book of intriguing facts and spine-tingling mysteries is actually perfect for the hectic spring season – you can read a quick story and still be able to put it aside and come back to it after you enjoy some sunshine. I particularly enjoy John’s tales because they come from a skeptic’s point of view like my own. You don’t have to whole-heartedly believe in the supernatural or be a die-hard fan of “Ghost Adventures” on the Travel channel to enjoy John’s works. John pushes no agenda in this book and doesn’t try to persuade you one way or another, so just approach them with an open, curious mind. You can enjoy this thriller even when it’s warm and sunny outside…and maybe again when the leaves begin to fall once more.
To better understand the fast-paced tv series “Turn”, I’m reading “George Washington’s Secret Six”. Not surprisingly, the tv show is quite different from the book, but the book provides you with a deeper insight into this band of unsung heroes. These agents were civilians who helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War and risked their lives and those of their families to do so. A gripping tale of real-life espionage, be sure to read the book to get the real story behind the tv show.
What’s on your TBR pile for this week?