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Books for TV Addicts: Penny Dreadful and “jonesin’ for a classic”

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Full disclosure: this Bookish Diva is supremely tardy to the Penny Dreadful party. I heard murmurs about this show and dismissed them. My “to be watched” queue was rather deep and I didn’t know if I had the emotional bandwidth to invest fully in another show. Then the live tweeting began. As I tenderly tiptoed through the tweets, curiosity took hold. I had to know more about Dorian, Vanessa and Ethan, so I jumped down the rabbit hole and never looked back. And this Bookish Diva solemnly swears that mentions of Josh Hartnett’s posterior had no bearing on my decision to indulge in Penny Dreadful. Classic shots like this…Conveys my love for this show #DemDreads #PennyDreadful pic.twitter.com/6SWy9IsBMd — INDIA (@Indiasmovies)…

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When Downton Abbey meets things that (might) go bump in the night

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If gothic suspense—“one part mystery, one part ghost story, one part love story and one part thriller”—is your cup of tea, you won’t want to miss this latest tale from the practiced pen of Wendy Webb. A Midwest indie bookstore darling, Webb’s previous two books, The Fate of Mercy Alban and The Tale of Halcyon Crane, were both chosen as IndieNext and Midwest Connection picks. Her third novel, The Vanishing (published this January by Hyperion), offers readers a chance to go from the normal to the paranormal via a mansion in the Minnesota wilderness that might contain much more than drafty halls, with a heroine who might be getting glimpses into the past, and twists and turns that will keep readers guessing…

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