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How do you read Short Stories?

This month, short story month, has been a new and intriguing experience for me.

I, like many of our readers (we have noticed the lower hits!), have never really been  412 more words

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Diverse Energies Part II: The Reviews

Here is my more in-depth analysis of Diverse Energies – there are 11 stories in total. As with all anthologies not all of them were wonderful, actually I really didn’t like at least one of them, but the others were fabulous. 1,845 more words


After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia

I love it when we have a month that isn’t necessarily genre specific but format specific – it just leaves to much room for interpretation! It also means that I get to shuffle back into the old familiar –dystopia. 1,192 more words


All Anthologies, All The Time!

So, the conversation went something like this:

NAFIZA: So what are we going to do for July?

STEPH: Well, how about-

ME: Anthologies!

JANET: But what if we-

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The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (Review)

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint found it’s way onto my summer reading list because it was a gift from from a friend (guest blogger Megan Harrison) and it just so happened to fit with the Fantasy theme for June. 797 more words


Le Tour - Yorkshire - France - bikes - colours

Sneaking in a day early, here’s an update on the blog theme for July.  In celebration of Yorkshire  staging Le Grand Depart for the Tour de France cycle race this year, we’re welcoming photos on any of these related subjects: 132 more words


The Wind Rises by Hayao Miyazaki (follow up post)

Earlier this week I posted about Hayao Miyazaki and the role that the environment plays in his works, and also the strength of his female heroines. 885 more words

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