Beyond hyperbolic political commentary, author Alice Sebold shares about her experience as a rape victim, finding Susie Salmon's voice, and how it feels to inspire.
In With Love from the Inside, a book about a woman awaiting execution on death row for the murder of her infant son, author Angela Pisel explores the limits of family ties and the harm born from shame and lies.
Magic and family and winter and...nuts!
Read Stephanie Garber's Caraval, but don't stop when you get to the end of the story.
It’s movie and television award season, and once again I haven’t seen any of the front runners (unless The Last Jedi’s Oscar nom for Best Sound Editing counts). I did start watching Mudbound on Netflix a few weeks ago, but between this and that, haven’t finished it...yet. I will though, because (spoiler!) I have it … Continue reading Don’t miss these book-to-screen adaptations
Great world-building and interesting characters compensate for superficial emotional resonance in fantasy favorite A Darker Shade of Magic.
Here is a collection of my favorite Thorn-y tributes as well as some suggestions for savoring the book even after you’ve finished devouring it.
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Because you found my blog, I know you like to read (or you’re related to me). I’m guessing you might also harbor a longing to write, whether deep down in your secret longing place or out there in the open for all to see. I had such a longing, for a very long time, and … Continue reading Taking the Leap into the Writing Life
With The Language of Thorns, a collection of six fairy tales set in the fantasy Grishaverse of her previous novels, author Leigh Bardugo serves up a challenge to disrupt the tropes that stifle us with a deliciously decadent dose of gingerbread, wood smoke, and fox-fur coats.