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Review: The Bear and the Nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Publisher: Del Rey

This is a spoiler-free review.

Vasya has always been different.  She is a creature of the old ways; the dark forest near her home in northernmost Russia is her playground and the creatures therein are her companions.   484 more words

Books

Sentence of the Day: "The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About the Shivers"

from Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm, edited by Philip Pullman:

He had just sat down again when from every corner of the room there came black cats and black dogs, each of them wearing a red-hot collar with a red-hot chain.

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the bundle of ghosts

So, this week, I released the bundle of season three of Coffee & Ghosts, because some people like their coffee and ghosts all in one place. 146 more words

Writing

Does Belle Have Stockholm Syndrome? Emma Watson Responds - and so do I.

As pretty much everyone in the universe knows by now, Disney’s live-action version of Beauty & the Beast comes out on March 17. And as readers of this blog know, my book  310 more words

A United Kingdom Movie Review

There is something powerful and fairy tale like about love. With the right person, we can be swept off our feet and take our lives into a new direction that we night have not previously considered. 238 more words

Movies

All The King's Experts, Part 1


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It is Saturday, Day 679 of Our Great Leader’s Ascension to The Throne, which means it is time for another fairy tale*: 569 more words

Narcissism