Reading Railroad: April’s Reading

Everything I read in April! 6 books total. Novels The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Published in 2012. A childless couple, Mable and Jack, move to Alaska after a terrible heartache, hoping to make a new life for themselves. On one wintry evening they build a snow child, and the next day a real child … Read moreReading Railroad: April’s Reading

Book Review of The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

Title and Author: The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin Publication Date: March 14th, 2017 Genre: Short Stories across the spectrum of genres How I got it: Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Review: “When Allah created … Read moreBook Review of The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

Favorite Short Stories of 2016

This almost seems impossible, but I read around 150 short stories in 2016. It’s my first year keeping track, and I was really surprised by how many I read! I read short stories in a variety of formats: in collections by individual authors; in edited collections with multiple authors; I have a subscription to Uncanny … Read moreFavorite Short Stories of 2016

Book Review of Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Title and Author: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman Publication Date: February 2015 Genre: Short Story Collection, Speculative Fiction How I got it: Bought from Amazon when it went on a kindle daily deal   Review: Trigger Warning is full of the creepy and unsettling. With a few exceptions, these short stories … Read moreBook Review of Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Writing from Experience, or Exploring Something New

Several friends and I have recently discussed whether writers can and should write outside their experience. For me, becoming someone else, experiencing the world through different ways of perceiving, is what makes writing a joy. But my friends argue that only those who have experienced something can write truly about it, and that the best … Read moreWriting from Experience, or Exploring Something New

Reading Railroad: July’s Reading

Everything I read in July.  Novels Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Published in 2009. A pretty darn adorable middle grade novel that’s also illustrated by the author. It would be perfect for reading aloud to 6-10 year olds, but it’s also a lot of fun to read as an adult. It’s … Read moreReading Railroad: July’s Reading

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