Monday, May 11, 2015

A MADNESS SO DISCREET Goodreads Giveaway & A Few Reasons You Might Be Crazy

My lovely publisher, HarperCollins, has posted 10 copies of A MADNESS SO DISCREET for giveaway on Goodreads! Definitely check that out if you're interested.

Likewise, I discovered a list of reasons for incarceration in an insane asylum from the log books of the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane, spanning the years 1864 to 1889. It's easy to see that you didn't necessarily have to be truly insane in order to be whisked away. In a lot of cases, an insane asylum was a convenient location for inconvenient people.

See if you spot yourself in here.


4 comments:

Ellie said...

NOVEL READING!! hahaha wow. That list is crazy. I can't believe they actually thought it okay to write those reasons. They didn't even think to make them sound like an actual reason

AS Olivier said...

Oh my word, there are so many untold stories in that list. "Fell From Horse In War" - so random, and yet so specific.

Mindy McGinnis said...

Well you know that being sent to the insane asylum "because politics" is totally legit.

Kel said...

Novel reading: "She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." Yep, perfectly reasonable. ;)