The other day my son was talking about all the things (for good or bad) you can
learn to do or make online.
“Careful that you don’t end up on some government list,” I joked until he looked
meaningfully at me.
I cringe to think what someone would make of my searches through the years,
which have included:
The life of Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory, the most prolific female
serial killer of all time who purportedly bathed in the blood of virgins.
How much virgin's blood it takes to constitute a bath
The Order of the Dragon
How to tie fly-fishing lures
Whether one can make a living hand-tying fishing lures
How to play the ancient Egyptian board game Senet
First Century public latrines
What the uh, toilet paper options were in 1st Century public latrines
Secret tunnels beneath Budapest’s Castle Hill
Secret tunnels in Zagreb
Secret tunnels in Jerusalem
How long it takes to get a caravan of 600 camels from Yemen to Israel
A bunch of random diseases
Pretty much anything that can go wrong in pregnancy
How stinky a dead body would be after three days
Whether it’s possible to strangle someone with their own shirt
How fast one dies from Japanese ritual suicide
How many kids a 900 year-old woman could produce
Where Solomon might have gotten his gold
Where the Queen of Sheba got her gold
Where all this gold came from, anyway
The importance of myrrh in mummy preparation
Phoenician sea snails
The future of memory erasing science
Escaping the grid
How to disappear
So many twisted rabbit trails—most lately as I’ve written this latest duology
about the descendants of the Blood Countess whom I later learned I’m related
to! Sometimes all that research yields a little more than I expected.
From New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee comes the
much-anticipated, high-speed sequel to The Progeny.
Face-to-face with her past, Audra Ellison now knows the secret she gave up
everything—including her memory—to protect. A secret made vulnerable by her
rediscovery, and so powerful neither the Historian nor the traitor Prince Nikola
will ever let her live to keep it.
With Luka in the Historian’s custody and the clock ticking down on his life,
Audra only has one impossible chance: find and kill the Historian and end the
centuries old war between the Progeny and Scions at last—all while running from
the law and struggling to control her growing powers.
With the help of a heretic monk and her Progeny friends Claudia, Piotrek, and
Jester, Audra will risk all she holds dear in a final bid to save them all and
put her powers to the ultimate test. Love, action, and stunning revelation reign
in this thrilling conclusion to The Progeny.
Aliens, angels, fairies, dragons, cat memes, and minions memes. (Tanja Dancy 10:52am May 14)
Looking for a haunted hotel to stay in on a vacation. Or searching for a list of human parasites, that was a traumatizing mistake, I do not recommend it! (Linda Knowles 3:34pm May 15)
Definitely tons of stuff. What sort of animals can paralyze you, How long it takes for a wound to become infected, What sort of illnesses cause hallucinations, (turns out a fever does quite nicely) I'm definitely in the same boat. :)
SO hope I win these books! (Emmi Rose 8:11pm May 15)
Hhmmm, that's tough. I do search for health, doodles, cartoons, quotes, and more. Strange ones, not really sure. (Ela Raymundo 4:16am May 16)