Book Tag: The A-Z of Book Blogging

A stack of old books topped with a sprig of white blossom.

I don’t usually do non-review posts these days, but this one caught my eye and hooked me in. Plus it’s been a bank holiday weekend for us here in the UK, so I’ve had some time. This is an A-to-Z of book blogging questions that I nicked from Avery over at Red Rocket Panda, and […]

The Outcast Hours, ed. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

'The Outcast Hours' edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

The Outcast Hours, a collection of short fiction from brilliant editors Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin, is all about the night. And just like the night, the stories that populate it are frequently unsettling, and full of not-very-nice people. But it’s also full of freedoms—people (and not necessarily people) finding spaces beyond the ordinary in […]

Starlings by Jo Walton

Starlings by Jo Walton

STARLINGS, by Jo Walton Tachyon Publications, 2018 eBook, 187pp   Starlings is a short story collection by Jo Walton, author of such books as the Hugo and Nebula award winning Among Others as well as the Small Change trilogy, beginning with Farthing, and the Thessaly trilogy, beginning with The Just City. Starlings is Walton’s first […]

Read Harder 2017: Retrospective

Read Harder 2017: Retrospective

It’s 2018 already! Oh god oh god how did this happen I’m not ready etc. etc. The fact that I’m not ready should be pretty evident considering the second half of my planned-out 2017 basically evaporated and I spent all the time between September and now clinging on to coping by my fingernails. Things happened: […]

What I Did This Summer (Instead of Writing Blog Posts)

So the whole wet, grey summer and most of the wet, grey autumn have crawled by, and I’ve been slack with my short fiction reviews. Yeah, this disappoints me, but I want to go easy on myself. I always forget how busy the summer months can be, and this year was a stand-out one, with […]