Category Archives: fantasy

TBR Challenge: Snowspelled, by Stephanie Burgis

This month’s TBR Challenge prompt is “We Love Short Shorts,” always a gentle introduction to the Challenge. I’m pretty sure I had Stephanie Burgis’ novella Snowspelled in my TBR because of Ana’s review. I like fantasy with an alt-Regency setting, … Continue reading

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Recent Reading: Mystery

Now that I seem to have beaten my reading slump, I’m going to do my best to get back to blogging, too. Most of what I’ve read lately is mystery and non-fiction. Here’s the mystery list: Naomi Hirahara, Grave on Grand Avenue (2nd Ellie … Continue reading

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Vacation Reading: SFF

These will not be proper reviews, because I waited too long after reading the books. But I wanted to say something about them. Aliette de Bodard, On a Red Station, Drifting This novella was nominated for a number of science fiction … Continue reading

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Recent Reading: Summer Escapes

I’ve been reading in fits and starts: some days I read for hours, others I don’t open a book. I can’t really explain why my reading mojo is so erratic, but part of it is reading a number of books that … Continue reading

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Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria

This is so not a review of Sofia Samatar’s A Stranger in Olondria, which has won many fantasy awards. Here is an insightful (and probably too spoilery for some) review from Nic Clarke at Strange Horizons, which I’d claim to agree with if I … Continue reading

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