Today, I am honored to be the author of the inaugural post of this year's Witch Week, a celebration of fantasy literature that I began some years ago and that now carries on thanks to the good graces of Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross, Writer. The theme this year is Treason and Plot, and when asked … Continue reading Witch Week 2021 begins!
This is a new feature I hope to make regular, at least for a while -- linking back to of my favorite posts from my old blog, The Emerald City Book Review. I recently fixed the problems with my domain name on the archive version of the site, so that all old links should work. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: A Guide to Blackstock College
The world may be in a chaotic mess in many ways, but some good things are also happening. One of these good things is that the Folio Society, imprimatur of beautiful books, has finally started to publish some authors I've been saying for years they should add to their list. One of these is Diana … Continue reading In which the Folio Society comes to its senses at last: Venetia
Twice a year, we're invited to celebrate a particular year in publication history -- and the results are always fascinating! It's also interesting to see each time which books from that year I've read already, and which ones I'm drawn to. Please visit the hosting blogs for complete links and many wonderful reviews: Stuck in … Continue reading The 1976 Club: Two by Le Guin
My last two "Make me read it" challenges have been a smashing success -- they encouraged me to read a book that has been sitting around on my shelves for much too long, and each time I was very glad of the push. You can read the results here: Parable of the Sower | L'étranger … Continue reading Make me read it: Classic e-book edition
As summer comes to an end, the temperature drops, and skies become brilliant blue when not covered by fog and clouds. Color touches the trees, presaging the bareness of winter, and I feel called to wake up after a somewhat dreamy time. What do I want to carry into the cold season, out of the … Continue reading Month in Review: September 2021