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Author Archives: Nerija S.
This was my final post at Insatiable Booksluts, a review of Kate Bernheimer’s How a Mother Weaned Her Girl From Fairy Tales, and Other Stories. Expect future reviews of Bernheimer’s work; I’ve been savoring her twisted myths in xo Orpheus for several … Continue reading
Back in 2013-2014, I was a contributor to the Insatiable Booksluts blog, which specialized in small-press literature reviews, Reading Rages™, and other fun and snark-tastic book-related business (I never did master Susie’s particularly awesome brand of snark myself). It’s one of … Continue reading
It’s been really good to be able to escape into fairy-tale worlds this year, where evil-doers and cranky fairies are no match for the power of love, and alternate Americas where superheroes can actually stop maniacs from taking over the … Continue reading
Of course Toby’d wear a bloody Tolkien t-shirt under that leather jacket. Five Octobers ago, sj introduced me to a wonderful selkie novella called In Sea-Salt Tears, and thus pulled me into Seanan McGuire’s amazing Faerie-verse. Like a totally normal … Continue reading
Do you keep a night light on on Halloween, just in case? Do thoughts of the undead keep you unrested? Or are you all about the vampire bats and the plague-haunted castles and the vengeful murder victims come back to … Continue reading
Halloween Month continues with the following series of seasonal stories for the youngest readers. Today, we are going to look at five board books perfect for getting babies and toddlers (and anyone who enjoys a fun story) into the spirit … Continue reading
I really debated posting this. Is a book blog really the place to get political? Shouldn’t I just stick to the fun, uplifting posts that let people forget about the terrible things that happen in Real Life? But at some … Continue reading
It’s that awesomest time of year again, the month for reading spooky, paranormal stories; stocking up on snack-size Butterfingers; and putting together your kick-@$$ October Daye costume. This month, I’m prepared with several Halloween posts featuring nostalgic middle grade titles, … Continue reading