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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
This is the post where I try, desperately, to narrow things down enough to pick just ten - just ten! - short stories to talk about for the year of 2019. This is more short stories than I've ever put on my list before, and it was hard to just pick ten. There were so... Continue Reading →
It's been a while since I've talked about books, but I wanted to talk about this one because I enjoyed it so much. I read a lot, and one of the reasons I read a lot is because I love to lose myself in another character, to feel their emotions for awhile instead of my... Continue Reading →
With that in mind, I wanted to share with you some Twitter accounts, websites, and generally informative paraphernalia for the writing-inclined. These links are mostly targeted towards fantasy and science fiction writers.