is not related to Sanctum, the second of the Asylum novels. I have only ever heard the Inner Sanctum radio dramas, not seen the television show nor have I seen any of the low-budget movies. You know, it wasn't until I read this book that I knew the definition of sanctum. I guess that I could have thought about it being from the Latin sanctus and all, and that would have made me think it meant something good instead of something sinister, but I always assumed it had a sinister meaning because of the radio show.
Let me admit that I was a hypocrite for listening to this book, after having criticized books that take a sensational approach to mental illness. I wanted to see if there was some redemption in this book, if it continued to address the maltreatment of those suffering from mental illness. It didn't, instead it took on more of a paranormal and fantasy approach than the first. This one didn't really deal with mental illness, but with hauntings. It was okay. It really wasn't anything to write home about or buy. I listened to it on my library account.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.