Books · Wrap ups

November Wrap Up

So here we are, another month gone in 2020. Thank FUCK. But either way, we are here for books and not the hellscape that is this year. This month I read 10 books which is fab. I leaned far heavier on both my Kindle and graphic work I noticed totting up everything I read. I… Continue reading November Wrap Up

Books · Reviews

Review: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

**Before this review carries on, I would like to discuss briefly the concerns and backlash this book has faced due to the author's handling of race and in particular a passage describing locs. I received a digital ARC of this which has been confirmed to be missing the main paragraph folks are sighting and the… Continue reading Review: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Books · Reviews

Review: The Secret Life of Fungi by Aliya Whiteley

'We have a unique relationship with fungi, and it is built on delight as much as on disgust or fear.' I hate mushrooms. I'm not sure if it's from years of vegetarianism and being force fed the fucking things or just general wariness of something that carries itself on the air in things called 'spores'.… Continue reading Review: The Secret Life of Fungi by Aliya Whiteley

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Review: The Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

'Her dreams were large, of trains a mile long and ships that climbed to the stars, of learning the languages of squids and slime-molds, of crossing a chessboard the size of a city.' Here I am again, back with another Lovecraft retelling. I am developing a bit of a thing for them I'm not going… Continue reading Review: The Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

Books · Discworld Project

Review: A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett

'That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone. ' I'm back! Granted a week without posts might go unnoticed, I had to consciously take a moment to scream into the endless void. Or Twitter as it's formally called. But I did read some books! At the very tail end of Halloween suffering… Continue reading Review: A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett

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Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

'Or perhaps for all of them: for the little girls thrown in cellars and the grown women sent to workhouses, the mothers who shouldn’t have died and the witches who shouldn’t have burned. For all the women punished merely for wanting what they shouldn’t.' Every year since I was 3, I used to dress up… Continue reading Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

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Review: Sabella by Tanith Lee

'Because guilt is purposeless. I can undo nothing. Yet in the future, I can live without destruction. And more than that, I can live.' *****Trigger warnings for rape, discussions of sexual assault and blood letting***** So here I am again with a vampire book! I recently made a post about some vampire books I wanted… Continue reading Review: Sabella by Tanith Lee

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Review: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

' "I bear a hell within me,' Black Tom growled. "And finding myself unsympathized with, wished to tear up the tress, spread havoc and desctruction around me, and then to have sat down and enjoyed the ruin.""You're a monster, then," he said"I was made one." ' *****Trigger warnings: Racism, gore, death of a parent, torture,… Continue reading Review: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Blog Tours

Blog Tour: After Sundown edited by Mark Morris

Welcome back everyone and welcome to my stop on the Random Things Tours blog tour for After Sundown, a short story collection editted by Mark Morris! This new anthology contains 20 original horror stories, 16 of which have been commissioned from some of the top names in the genre, and 4 of which have been… Continue reading Blog Tour: After Sundown edited by Mark Morris