Life is a whirlwind

You may notice that I didn't post last week. Usually I give warning if I am not going to post, but honestly last week was an entire mess that I largely can't discuss and I've fallen behind in my blog queue given the whirlwind of June. My brother got married on the 21st, we bought... Continue Reading →

What makes it YA?

The S.O. told me that I should title this post "Why-A" and he's probably right because this is a question I find myself asking a lot. I read widely in Young Adult novels when this classification of books first started making an appearance, and really loved some of the stories I found there. But I... Continue Reading →

Checking in with the writer

It is May and spring is here! I usually do a half-year check-in and I am probably still going to do that to speak directly towards my 2021 goals, which I'm pretty sure I probably had. I usually do? Anyway, this post is not that. This post is just a regular old check-in about life.... Continue Reading →

Erased: a delightful thriller

I've become a lot more selective about what anime I can commit to as I've gotten older. A lot of times I will watch one or two episodes of something that really seems like a good concept and just can't get into it. And at first, I thought Erased was going to be one of... Continue Reading →

Kate Daniels re-read

Back in 2020 I re-read the entire Kate Daniels series from start to finish in anticipation of the release of Blood Heir in January 2021 (reviewed in January's Reading Round-up). I also wanted to figure out what it is about Ilona Andrews' work that is so much fun to read, in the hopes of being... Continue Reading →

Good news struck yesterday! A Sinister Quartet has made the 2020 Locus Recommended Reading List in the Anthologies category. You can vote to support our anthology, along with a bunch of really great books, novellas, stories, and collections, via the Locus poll. "The Twice-Drowned Saint," which is Claire's contribution to the Quartet, was also included... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: January 2021

Hello, hello! It's time for a Reading Round-up. I read a lot of books over the months of December and January, as might be expected, though most of December was taken up with a Kate Daniels re-read for reasons that will become apparent below. My TBR is huge right now because I also purchased a... Continue Reading →

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