“The Snow Queen” by Alana Albertson

The Snow Queen by Alana Albertson is a novella about “The Nutcracker.”  Nieves Alba, a member of the Cambridge Ballet, is a young ballerina who has her heart set on one day playing the Snow Queen.  Right after performing “The Nutcracker,” the company’s Sugar Plum fairy disappeared.  Each year, a different member of the castRead more

September 2012: A Month in Review

During September, I read/reviewed the following books: “Digital Rapture,” edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel “What’s Left of Me” by Kat Zhang “The Dirty Streets of Heaven” by Tad Williams “Tarnsman of Gor” by John Norman “Among Others” by Jo Walton “The Wake of the Bloody Angel” by Alex Bledsoe (giveaway included) “Blood Eye” by Giles Kristian (giveaway included) AnnouncementRead more

Les Saisons Russes

During January I had the opportunity to attend a performance of Les Saisons Russes by the Mariinsky Ballet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Yes, you read that properly… I have a lot 19th century sensibilities, or, as my boyfriend puts it, I’m a 60-year-old in a 23-year-old’s body.  Almost nobody my ownRead more