Gimbling in the Wabe – Wherein Andy Weir Blows My Mind (well, kinda sorta)

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I didn’t know anything about Andy Weir until I read his novel, The Martian.  It even took me a while to read the book; for some reason, I would check it out of the library, then let it sit around until it was time to return it.  I think this was because there was a [….]

Flash Review – Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

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Through the Woods Emily Carroll Margaret K. McElderry Books Release Date:  July 15, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4424-6596-1 Oh, my goodness.  There are graphic novels.  There are comic books.  There are illustrated stories.  And then there’s Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods. Five stories, with an Introduction and a Conclusion – two mini-stories, if you would.  They all [….]

LitStack Rec: ‘Women in Their Beds’ & ‘3 Sections’

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Women in Their Beds — Gina Berriault Her admirers include Richard Ford, Grace Paley and Robert Stone, but American fiction writer Gina Berriault may be one of most revered writers you’ve never heard of. Cynthia Ozick described Berriault as the quintessential writer’s writer—the recipient of professional admiration and “dim public recognition.” Though I’d say she’s a [….]