Category Archives: fantasy

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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Reading Break: In My Earbuds

Since I find it hard to write about audiobooks in detail, I’m reverting to round-up format to report on my recent listening. Jayne Ann Krentz Fest I’ve talked before about how Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle is an audio auto-buy for … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading

I’m plotting my Reading Year in Review and Reading Resolutions post(s), but in the meantime, my Holiday Reading. I’m never sure whether I really like Christmas. I love seeing family, cooking, and giving presents. But it’s also a very stressful time … Continue reading

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Recent Reading: Fun Again!

Looking over my reading journal for October and November [my reading journal is basically a list of what I read when, a prompt to memory and an excuse to buy a nice notebook], I realized that I’ve been enjoying reading … Continue reading

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