Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
Pride is a fantastic modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a flirtation of characters who are richer, and those who are poorer.
A fantastical retelling of the Russian Baba Yaga mixed in with a Cinderella-esque wicked stepmother/sisters.
Plaguewalker is an interesting exploration in prejudice and social ostracism based on superficial behaviors.
Who knew mummy brown was actually, at one point, made of real ancient Egyptian mummies...
I was a little jealous of Allegra's chance to make as much money as she does right out of school, while living in NYC, and "living the dream." But like anything, once you take a look under the surface, things are anything but a dream.
Writing Wild Writing Wild is a book not in line with how I view the world, namely the spiritual undertones. The author is too David Avocado Wolfe for me, with her messages of balancing ions in the body, energies, chakras, etc. A snake crossing your path has meaning only because you’ve given it meaning; not … Continue reading Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature
I may never eat a madeleine without thinking of Proust and his contribution to our understanding of human memory.
Folkloric and atmospheric, The Bone Houses was one of the better books I've read this year.
I was in a fantasy reading slump for months - and The Phantom Forest pulled me out of it.