The secret life of secretaries

(Full disclosure; this piece was inspired by a skit in a Finnish comedy show called Ketonen & Myllyrinne. This one, in fact. Unfortunately it’s only available in Finnish.) “I call this meeting to order.” A tall, matronly woman shouted above the din of a couple...

Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

I’ve been on an undead binge lately. It all started with a double whammy of Cherie Priest, continued to somma Stephen King and the latest victim is Ex-heroes by Peter Clines (review coming up when I finish it and have time to write up one). Since Cherie Priest is one...

Dreadnought – by Cherie Priest

Dreadnought is the fourth story in Cherie Priest’s Clockwork Century series (the previous stories being novels Boneshaker and Clementine and the short story Tanglefoot). The version I “read” was an audiobook by MacMillan Audio, read by Kate Reading. Nurse Venita...

Summering in Helsinki

Finland and especially Helsinki is becoming quite the tourist attraction to people visiting Northern Europe. Here are some things that may or may not be useful if you’re planning a trip during the summer. 1. The locals go crazy While Finns are often thought of...