Book Review: Season of Mists, by Jen Corkill

Penny Dreadful won’t be back until next summer, and the end of the season left me with a hangover. No worries, though, there’s a plethora of novels and book series in the same vein that can give me the same fix Penny Dreadful does. Season of Mists, by Jen Corkill, is the first book in a promising historical paranormal romance series that does just that. Read More Book Review: Season of Mists, by Jen Corkill

World Building with Legos

Urban fantasy happens to be one of my favorite genres because of the possibilities you can do with it. I’ve always loved the idea of centaurs having street gangs patrolling New York City, a mermaid bar tending in New Orleans or mages stuck doing tech support. Read More World Building with Legos

Hot Reads: “Sinner’s Heart” by Zoe Archer

There are many downsides to being a critic. Like when you write a theater review that has people accusing you of being a soulless hipster AND a Starbucks-swilling millenial. Thanks, Internet! But you know what I like about my part-time gig? Read More Hot Reads: “Sinner’s Heart” by Zoe Archer

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches is one of those books that’s been making the rounds of recommendations, and shows up in airport book shops. Read More A Discovery of Witches

Books with Bite: What to Read While Waiting for True Blood

There’s no True Blood Retro this week because libraries have something called “˜lending limits’ and “˜only two renewals,’ so I’m waiting for my DVDs to cycle back around again. While we’re all waiting for whomever that other person is bogarting the season 1 set to return it, let’s read something! Read More Books with Bite: What to Read While Waiting for True Blood

Kids’ Books I Like: Reading With Dr. Seuss

My goal with this series is to tell you about some of the newer books for young readers, the ones you might not remember from your childhood.  The YA section of a bookstore has become a big and slightly confusing place (did you know that Barnes and Noble now has a “Teen Paranormal Romance” section?) and I think it’s worth pointing out some of the newer voices that you might miss in the brightly colored melee. Read More Kids’ Books I Like: Reading With Dr. Seuss