For someone who loves wearing sweaters, I really moved to the wrong part of the world. We're "enjoying" triple figure temperatures in the Hollow right now, so I barely leave the house. Here's what I've been enjoying from the comfort of my beautifully air-conditioned home. Martin McDonagh I love the writer Martin McDonagh. He's probably … Continue reading Summer 2022 Reading!
I am so excited to be able to finally share my love of this incredible anthology! When Things Get Dark is easily one of the best, and most consistent anthologies I’ve read in years. Each writer has brought their A-Game in Shirley’s name. Comparisons to Jackson’s work are a dime-a-dozen, and often completely unwarranted. But … Continue reading Review – When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson, edited by Ellen Datlow (Titan Books)
Few things delight me more than a strong, consistent short story collection. Anthologies, by their very nature, are varied, and the constant switches between authors can prevent the reader from gaining a sense of flow. But well-written, single-author collections are to be treasured. There is nothing like being taken by the hand, and following the … Continue reading Review – The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories, by Nina Allan (Titan Books)
The Saddest Short Story Ever Written Yesterday, I read the saddest short story I've ever read in my life, so I need to share the details with you. I found this little gem in The Persephone Book of Short Stories, which features a wealth of gorgeous stories by well-known and little-known female writers. I urge … Continue reading Short Story Update
2021 is still on its treacherous uphill climb toward who knows what, so here is some fantastic fiction to see you through the shortest month of the year. On Fragile Waves, by E. Lily Yu (Erewhon) If I haven't already convinced you that On Fragile Waves is one of the most amazing books of the … Continue reading February Fiction Recommendations
I have yet to complete an Instagram monthly challenge. For September 2020, I was determined to post one of my favorite short story collections every day, for Short Story September. But then god laughed, and closed my daughter’s daycare for the better part of a week. But fret not, dear reader! For here is the … Continue reading Some of My Favorite Short Story Collections
As you may know, back in April I decided to read a short story every day. While I may not have read a story every single day (see: parenting), I’ve read over 200 stories, and I don’t intend on stopping any time soon. It was hard to narrow down my favorites. I kept a handy … Continue reading My Favorite Short Stories of the Year
Note - I've put links to these stories where I can, or if not, at least the Goodreads link for the collection in which they can be found. I’ve never really thought too much about what gender category the author which I read falls into. If I like the sound of a book, or a … Continue reading More Short Stories…