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!
Alternate title: Please, lovely publishers, approve my NetGalley requests. The rest of 2022 looks absolutely amazing in terms of female-authored fiction. I will not rest until I have these books in my sweaty little bookworm mitts. Lapvona, by Ottessa Mosfegh (Penguin Press) - released June 21st, 2022 The reviews for Lapvona contain phrases like “gloomy … Continue reading Books Coming in Summer/Fall 2022 That I Need to Read NOW!
I'm approaching the three-year anniversary of starting my habit of reading a short story every day. I've read over 1000 stories. To be honest, I don't manage to read one absolutely every day; I don't treat it like homework. There are days when I'm just not feeling it, or I'm engrossed in a novel. I … Continue reading Where To Read Amazing Short Stories
Well, this is all very exciting, isn't it? New page design, new domain name, same bookish content! Welcome, if we've never met before. Lovely to meet you. Let's get right to it. I spent a lot of 2020 reading, in order to block out the nonsense. And given how the first week of January is … Continue reading My 2021 Book Picks
A very brief breakdown of what I read in September. Lost Boy by Christina Henry (ebook) - One of my favorite books of the year. Dark and disturbing Captain Hook origin story. Fuck Peter Pan, and Tinkerbell is a snitch. Summerwater by Sarah Moss (hardcover, UK import) - An exciting read, but not as captivating as her … Continue reading September 2020 Reading Round-Up
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
On My Read-ar (geddit?) Lots of big exciting releases coming up in the next year. Some favorite authors, some new names. Which are you most excited about? Mexican Gothic - Silvia Moreno-Garcia (US release June 30, 2020)Tender is the Flesh - Agustina Bazterrica (US release Aug 4, 2020)Sisters - Daisy Johnson (US release Aug 25, … Continue reading Book Bumblings- June 18
Hello again! Another week, another bundle of stories. 3/29/20 Green Red Orange Mariana Enriquez 3/29/20 Things We Lost in the Fire Mariana Enriquez 3/30/20 Forgotten Journey Silvina Ocampo 3/30/20 Mildly Unhappy, With Moments of Joy Amber Sparks 3/30/20 Birthing Stones Daisy Johnson 3/31/20 The Apple Tree Daphne du Maurier 4/1/20 The Lady Who Plucked Red … Continue reading My Week in Short Stories – March 29th to April 5th
I suppose I've been reading strange stories this week in an attempt to make the "real" world seem a little more normal. Anyway, onward! 3/22/20 - 3/23/20 Rapture Julia Elliott 3/23/20 Tooth, Tongue, and Claw Damien Angelica Walters 3/24/20 Blood Intan Paramaditha 3/25/20 The Organ Runner Lidia Yuknavitch 3/26/20 Your Clothes a Sepulcher, Your Body … Continue reading My Week in Short Stories – March 22nd – March 28th
Well, looks like we'll all have more reading time, eh? Hope you're doing okay. Here's what I read this week: 3/15/20 The Lovely Kisselthwist Karen Heuler 3/16/20 Wolf Trapping Kij Johnson 3/17/20 The Scattering Daisy Johnson 3/17/20 Orange Dogs Marian Womack 3/18/20 The Zhanell Adler Brass Spyglass Helen Marshall 3/18/20 El Arbol (The Tree) Cynthia … Continue reading My Week in Short Stories – March 15th – March 20th