It’s legendary now, that Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel was rejected by numerous publishers and eventually even its agent handed the book back to its author.
How I loved my tassled bookmarks: you too?
It was “too different”, different because it credited young readers with being able to grapple with the concept of evil, and [...]
Tom Doherty Associates (TOR), 2000
Catherine Asaro’s works are often recommended when this question is raised amongst readers. (Amidst all the debate and kurfufflery, ruffled readers’ feathers and bleeding hearts.)
When a Harvard PhD writes a series of books commonly reviewed (and awarded gold medals) in Romantic Times, that’s what you get.
And this [...]
B.I.P.’s Snips are short-hand responses to works; I usually opt for this format when I’ve read the book without taking many (or any) notes.
Kate Wilhelm’s Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (1976)
Read: Mostly over breakfast, home-baked muffins or bakery-bought rugelach with coffee, perched on a stool in the kitchen, mostly on sunny days, the [...]