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Starved in Space

I am not into horror, almost ever, but I am always down for creepy, even super creepy. I especially love super creepy science fiction with an unreliable narrator, so Genevieve Valentine’s novella… 770 more words

Women Writers

White Teeth

 White Teeth is prolific writer Zadie Smith’s first novel. In it she flawlessly combines humor with the serious and often heartbreaking realities of immigrant families. Honestly, I’m still trying to accept the fact that the characters I’ve spent a considerable amount of time with will no longer fill my mind with their antics. 284 more words


Word Cloud: Story-In-Progress

Self loves Wordle.

This evening, she did a Word Cloud of a story she’s currently working on, called Gerry Dreams the Ocean.

It’s about a teen-age boy who lives in San Bruno, CA and whose mother has just passed away. 109 more words


Sentence of the Day: From THE GREEN ROAD

Self has loved all the books she’s read so far this year. Some are lighter reads than others, but in general she’s been really lucky in her reading choices. 147 more words


Did Octavia Butler predict a Trump presidency?

Well, no. But, nonetheless, her late-1990s dystopian novel, The Parable of the Talents, anticipates troubling undercurrents in the culture of the United States. And there are some noteworthy similarities to the 2016 presidential election. 112 more words

20th Century

Helen Garner, Everywhere I look (Review)

I was very sad to come to the end of Helen Garner’s latest essay collection, Everywhere I look. It was such a joy – such a joy – to read.  1,217 more words

Australian Literature

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton

Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely.

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