Lauren Carter’s Prose and Poetry: A Backwards Glance


Here’s the part where I put aside Lauren Carter’s This Has Nothing to Do With You, this passage about Melony Barrett: “I couldn’t have known what would be waiting when I woke up, that I’d spent the night on the rapidly diminishing surface of my childhood, that last patch

Lauren Carter’s Prose and Poetry: A Backwards Glance2020-10-13T16:58:51-05:00

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part Five, Final)


The FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) is an annual event, in Brampton (Ontario, Canada) dedicated to telling more stories, to having audiences connect with a wider variety of storytellers. You can check out their lineup of terrific writers and storytellers who were a part of the debut festival in May

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part Five, Final)2016-11-24T13:13:24-05:00

Page-turners and other gripping reads


What's interesting about each of these novels is that none fits a traditional model in the suspense genre. Shari Lapena's The Couple Next Door is the closest to a conventional thriller. But even her novel spends more time on characterization and atmosphere than many loyal genre readers would tolerate. Nonetheless, she

Page-turners and other gripping reads2020-10-01T12:57:47-05:00

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (4 of 4)


Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn't it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks? House of Anansi, 2015

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (4 of 4)2020-10-20T09:24:17-05:00

Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies Series


At the beginning of the novel, where an epigraph might appear, is a note from the author, explaining that Uglies was shaped by a series of email exchanges between Scott Westerfeld and author Ted Chiang about his story “Liking What You See: A Documentary”. At the end of Ted Chiang's

Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies Series2019-08-28T13:13:59-05:00
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