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It’s that time again! Peppermint mochas and gingerbread lattes, last-minute shopping and family reunions, and lists of this year’s highlights. As a general reading trend this year, I’ve been reading a lot more LGBTQIA literature, and I think it’s an awesome … Continue reading
Laurie Brooks. Selkie Girl. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. Rating: 3 out of 5 Chosen One stories Of course I thought this would be right up my alley. I first encountered this story as a one-act play years ago, and … Continue reading
Noelle Stevenson, et al. Lumberjanes. Los Angeles: Boom! Studios, 2014-present. Rating: 4.75 out of 5 punk rock mermaids Lately, I’ve been hooked on the Lumberjanes comics by Noelle Stevenson (of Nimona fame) et al. Boom! Studios calls it “Buffy the Vampire Slayer … Continue reading
C. B. Lee. Seven Tears at High Tide. Duet Books, 2015. Rating: 4 out of 5 servings of fried fish I learned about this one through Gay YA’s list of Asian Characters in LGBTQIA+ YA. It’s a gorgeous story about … Continue reading
Esther Dalseno. Drown: a Twisted Take on the Classic Fairy Tale. Berlin: 3 Little Birds Books, 2015. Rating: 2.5 out of 5 oranges This book gave me such mixed feelings. I first learned of it from Tess of Tesscatiful, and … Continue reading
Yep, it’s time for more re-worked fairy tale collections, including another Windling/Datlow book! Hey, I’ll keep reviewing them as long as I keep finding ’em 🙂 Christine Heppermann. Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2014. This … Continue reading
It’s time once again for the year-end review! Since I’ve been reading a lot of short stories this year, I’ve given them their own section. Favorite Books – Click each cover to see my review. Select Favorite … Continue reading
I’ve been reading a lot of short stories lately, haven’t I? Most recently, I’ve been going through the anthologies of re-imagined folk and fairy tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. These are my favorite stories: Ellen Datlow and Terri … Continue reading
Two of these story collections were recommended by Eric Smith of BookRiot as creepy collections perfect for Halloween. To me, though, Halloween is about more than just the fear factor. Like Bruce Coville,* I associate Halloween with magic. With … Continue reading