Back to Blogging Soon…

I can wiggle my fingers!

I can almost bend my wrist… I’ll be back to my regular twice weekly Monster Meditations soon. In the meantime, I hope you’ll have a very happy—and spooky—Halloween. Give yourself and your friends zero calorie treats in the form of low cost ebooks. Reading something outside my usual genres is my kind of holiday treat. I’m featuring some of my favorites on the Candy’s Monsters Facebook page and in my Tweets.

What am I reading while I heal? I’m revisiting an old favorite mystery, ‘The Unkindness of Ravens’ by Ruth Rendell AND slowly working my way through the essay collection entitled, ‘The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.’ It’s way outside my usual reading and I haven’t seen this many footnotes since I majored in history. Still, it’s a fascinating character study written by noted experts in various disciplines in and around mental health, plus a few in other fields.

Enjoy Halloween!

New York City dresses up for Halloween!


  1. Welcome back, even if I’m shocked by your reading material. You’re reading about 45? I knew you were into horror but really….:p
    Went shopping after work today and was astounded by a) all the Halloween toys and paraphernalia everywhere and b) by how many kids were buying it. Or should I say how many mothers were buying it for them.
    Seems wrong somehow as we have no tradition or history re halloween. Apologies for not retweeting but I’m trying to get the second draft of the how-to book out and I just haven’t had time. Will try to do a bit tomorrow.

    • Candy Korman

      I’d characterize the book about 45 as psychological suspense… Finding out what he, and many other powerful people, are like on the inside is fascinating. It is frightening, too, but the fact that the book exists and that I live in a part of the world where we can (should & do) criticize those is power is reassuring. From the beginning of his term, I predicted that he would “pick up his toys and leave the sandbox” when he realized governing was hard work and that he was not elected to be an emperor. That doesn’t seem to be happening, but he is obviously bored with the process of legislation, frustrated that he isn’t showered with constant praise, and even his base is beginning to retreat from full out support. As a New Yorker, I was more than familiar with his business reputation and the reality of how many times he failed to deliver on promises (including payments). In an odd way, reading what psychiatrists say about him is making me feel better—less alone, if nothing else.