Category Archives: Recommended Reading

Great Novels and Poetry – Past and Present

Creative Blogger Nomination

Thanks so much to aayusi for nominating me for the Creative Blogger Award. It is this type of outreach, attention, and friendship that makes blogging so satisfying. Everyone should visit her site. There is a wonderfully positive energy to her … Continue reading

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Margo Lanagan

It is always exciting to discover a writer who has been active for a while and who has a voice that resonates with the way you like to read. I recently picked up a collection of short stories by Margo … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading – Firmin

Now is one of those brief moments in the year when we avid readers can catch up on some long overdue literary indulgences. On my list now is a gem of a book that I thoroughly missed when it was … Continue reading

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The Prince of Mist

I’ve just finished The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  It is a charming YA novel filled with atmosphere and the ubiquitous tropes of many horror/thriller novels for kids: There is an old sunken ship, a lighthouse, sounds that … Continue reading

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Praise for Steampunk

Though the genre has been around for a while, evident in shows like “The Wild, Wild, West”, in novels by William Gibson, and even in the latest incarnation of Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr., steampunk has really come into … Continue reading

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What the Dickens

Does miss the chance to read Gregory Maguire’s “What the Dickens” about a rouge tooth fairy.  I don’t want to diminish the impact of the book by describing the plot, but if you enjoyed “Wicked” and “Son of a Witch”, … Continue reading

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