Forks and contemporary fantasy

A few weeks ago we took an impromptu trip to the Olympic National Park, and in the process we stopped by Port Angeles and Forks. I really wanted to make this trip specifically because Twilight has been such a popular book series and I knew it was set in a small town in Washington State.... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: June 2021

June has been an absolute riot of activity, and I almost didn't get this post written. My brother got married, we're planning for our trip, we bought a car somehow??? The mechanics of buying the car are of course understood but the buying of the car was kind of a surprise. Anyway, there's a lot... 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: 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 →

Climate change and contemporary sff

A few weeks ago Barnes and Noble published a blogpost entitled "Does Science Fiction Have a Moral Imperative to Address Climate Change?" This is an interesting, if leading question - this post ended up being more of a survey of the small subgenre of "cli-fi" - climate change driven science fiction. It's a subgenre near... Continue Reading →

My vacation reads

I read a bunch of books over vacation, and I thought I would go through and give a brief review of each! Before I left, I put a story up on Instagram with my four vacation reads I'd picked out and why I was excited about them. Let's see how they held up. So I... Continue Reading →

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