Once again we take a small breath and discuss those random issues on our minds. Here’s your chance, LitStackers, to tell us (in the comments) what literary issues you’re thinking about. This week’s staff pick is an open thread. Let us know whatever is on your mind. We want to hear from you!

6 thoughts on “LitStaff Pick: Open Thread”

  1. Hm. I'll have to try The Blood Lust out. I love stuff like that. Suck me in with something beautiful and hold my attention with something terrifying. That's how my interests work. The opening line for The Husband is wonderful! Also, I've read American Gods. That's the book that introduced me to Neil Gaiman. After I found his blog, I was hooked. Love that man! Adopt a Darling looks very interesting. It also seems really new, with only two entries. I hope it blows up and many authors contribute.

  2. This month, I've cracked open an old favorite werewolf anthology that I stole from my middle school library back in '92.

    Yes, I'm the book thief, and no–not the famous one.

    A few weeks ago, I passed it to my oldest daughter, who happens to be in 7th grade herself, and she half-heartedle read the first story and cast it aside.

    Go figure.

    So, it's back to being all mine again. There are some things you never outgrow, and for me that happens to be a good old-fashioned werewolf story.

  3. Tee–I LOVED Heart Shaped Box. Have you read Hill's Horns? I thought it was fantastic, but not as creepy as Heart Shaped Box, which had me sleeping with a night light on.

  4. Lisa, brilliant. I have to confess I love that Squirrel Nutkin. Impertinent little fellow. But you are right, there is an element of brutality in Beatrix Potter! Although you will recall also in Bedtime for Frances Father threatens a spanking – I used to skip that part with the kids, lol :D.

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