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Flash Giveaway (Australia Only): The Buried Life...

Yes, you heard right! It’s a flash giveaway and it’s exclusively for Aussie residents – yipyah!

Thanks to Angry Robot Books, I am giving away one print ARC copy of… 175 more words

ARC Reviews


There was a mention of gas light a month or so ago in this blog. It was quite deliberate. There is something very special about gas light via incandescent mantles. 307 more words


Balls of Wire and Little Boxes

There’s a guy, Mark Gungor, who gives a delightful presentation about the difference between men and women’s brains. He says men’s brains are like little boxes that must never, ever touch each other. 1,060 more words

Long drives

last night I remembered being 17
I met a girl with a taste for the world and whiskey and rites of spring

spent every night with cassettes that she liked  116 more words


Toronto Urban Roots Festival-Day 2

Day 2 was scheduled as our “easy” day, and it lived up to that designation quite well. We kept busy, but it was very relaxed and cool. 892 more words


on being afraid

My friend C is afraid. Most black people I’ve met here in STL are afraid. Living in STL makes black people afraid to live, to learn or to leave. 907 more words


Mansplaining the Patriarchy

Hello, ladies!

Let us first define our terms. “Mansplaining” describes a situation in which a man is required to explain a complex concept to a woman, or “female.” Unfortunately such tutelage often goes unappreciated, as it is perceived by girls to be a particularly condescending form of pedantry, and even somewhat patronizing. 810 more words