Reading Roundup — November edition

Happy Thanksgiving. If you, like me, had a virtual Thanksgiving this year then I wish you the best of luck with your wifi connection. In the meantime, here are the books I've been reading in order to get through my Covid-generated quarantine and general since of weirdness this month. My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady... Continue Reading →

Some Halloween stories

It being October and our options for celebration being a touch limited, I've been reading and watching and listening to all sorts of spooky tales. It doesn't seem right this year to not read something grim and dark and a little terrible -- the light is not for us, in this strange and chaotic year.... Continue Reading →

The eldritch horror of capitalism

Recently I've been listening to Old Gods of Appalachia, a Lovecraft-inspired horror podcast set in my mountains. It's been a lot of fun to listen to, not least because this story is situated within the deep history of Appalachia -- of labor unions, witching, and yes, the occasional spot of racism. It doesn't flinch from... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: June 2020

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris The Gunnie Rose books were an unexpected find. My mother and I have been trading books during the pandemic, since all the libraries are closed and I'm trying to buy a lot less from Amazon. Strangely enough, these books feature a pandemic too -- an alternate timeline caused by... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Books of 2019

Hey folks. It's that time of year. The time of year when I tell you about the books that have touched my soul this year, whether they came out this year or not, and hope you go buy them so these writers can make more sweet, sweet words. You ready? The Light Brigade - Kameron... Continue Reading →

On writing endings: lessons from the Hollows

Recently, I've been re-reading the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison. For those who don't remember this lovely series, it was one of those fun re-imaginings of our world that was contemporary to the Sookie Stackhouse novels, later adapted into True Blood, and Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, adapted into the TV Show Bitten.... Continue Reading →

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