Reading Round-up: April 2021

April showers bring May flowers, and this month's Round-up has no theme to speak of! We've got horror. We've got regency romance. We've got cli-fi. We've got epic fantasy that was not, in my opinion, YA. I was kind of all over the place, so enjoy! Devolution by Max Brooks If you liked World War... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: March 2021

Some of my favorite reads of the year so far, strongly leaning to romance, fantasy, and urban fantasy. A Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec A long post about this book is coming next week, and I also mentioned it in my feminist re-imaginings roundup last week. Obviously I really, really liked this book. It's probably... 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 →

Reading Round-up: November edition

Happy Thanksgiving. If you, like me, have 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 sense of weirdness this month. My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady... 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 →

Steel Crow Saga: Violence infects

Violence is a disease. I think about this fact a lot. Violence done unto one person begets a kind of contagion. It's generational - passed down from parent to child. It's societal - normalization of violence against certain groups or within certain contexts. And it's codified in politics - the hegemonic powers of war, of... Continue Reading →

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