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teens who are awesome (and maybe also write): new interview series

So it’s no surprise to anyone even tangentially aware of the current direction of conversation in the YA community, readers, bloggers, and writers, that the teen voice is important. 2,382 more words

Ellen Kushner - Thomas the Rhymer

Many years ago, I read Ellen Kushner’s Swordspoint – well loved among fandom and almost completely forgotten by me. I barely remember anything about the book, its characters, or the plot – so naturally, I wasn’t at all sure if I would like another Ellen Kushner novel. 1,241 more words


Afterthoughts: Thomas the Rhymer

Thomas the Rhymer
by Ellen Kushner
258 pages

Thomas the Rhymer, Ellen Kushner’s retelling of the myth of the 13th century Scottish laird, is a beautifully written fantasy fairytale, full of pastel prose, sweet poetry and cheeky, charming characters. 1,453 more words


Books in the Queue - The Late Summer Edition

Lately, I’ve been switching between reading slump and reading burst and I have no idea what’s going on. For weeks I can’t bring myself to read more than 10 pages, and then suddenly I devour 3 books in as many days. 1,307 more words

Books In The Queue

Recently arrived review copies. Also, links.

Courtesy of Gollancz, we have here Edward Cox’s THE RELIC GUILD, Greg Bear’s WAR DOGS, Philip K. Dick’s HUMPTY-DUMPTY IN OAKLAND, Ellen Kushner’s THOMAS THE RHYMER, and John Gardner’s GRENDEL. 72 more words


Travel-Sized Book Collection

I currently have an…*extremely* minimal collection of books at the Vivarium.

Because…books are wonderful, and a requirement in my life, but not really something that’s good for being dragged around from place to place. 83 more words

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Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s topic from The Broke and the Bookish is a great one: top ten heroines. Let’s see…

  1. Yeine, from The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K.
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