Dear reader, it seems strange to write this today, with the world as it is. Reeling in the wake of another full month of social distancing and death from the coronavirus, we also this week were faced with another senseless death of an innocent Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of the police. This … Continue reading South America: Wrap-up!
For some writers, their stories are about helping the reader escape into a different world. Sometimes, they want to draw light to some social or political topic in the real world by illuminating it in the brilliance and strangeness of fantasy, and sometimes they just want to tell a story about a ghost. Some writers … Continue reading The House of the Spirits: Review
I am a firm believer in the timing of the universe. Everything happens exactly when it needs to, and I really live my life with that trust and graciousness. But let me tell you. I wish I had read Beloved by Toni Morrison sooner. I could kick the universe for holding out on me with … Continue reading Beloved and the Haunted House Novel
At risk of beating a dead horse here, I am so sorry for being so ridiculously irresponsible with this blog! We were doing so well and then I fell off the map and well, long story short, I'm back and I'm ready to talk books. Let's pick up where we left off shall we? In … Continue reading January Reads
Some books have a way of sticking in our heads. This book, The Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen, I've had pinging around in my cortexes for years. I distinctly remember reading this book in my elementary school library. It was probably the first Arthurian story I ever read, and sparked a devotion … Continue reading Sword of the Rightful King
My hunt for the gothic is never ending, and it lead me to this highly peculiar novel by Charles Lambert called The Children's Home. Talking about it will be difficult, mostly because it transcends all descriptive techniques. Human speech was not designed to talk about this strange novel. The Children's Home is, in the vague … Continue reading Children’s Home