“Mind the Gap Volume 1: Intimate Strangers” by Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback

Mind the Gap is a graphic novel about a girl named Elle who is in a coma. While she is unconscious, she exists in kind of an in-between spirit form, where she is able to observe the world around her. She doesn’t remember much of her life, and now has to piece together who was (orRead more

“Pretty Deadly Vol. 2: The Bear” by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios

When I read the first trade paperback volume of Pretty Deadly, I was impressed. Pretty Deadly is a Western-style comic that incorporates American mythology amidst gorgeous artwork and lyrical storytelling. I couldn’t put it down, and it was unlike anything I’d read before. Impressive, but also super artsy, and there were points in the story that were aRead more

“Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike” by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios

I’ve been on a graphic novels kick lately, and absolutely devoured the first volume of Pretty Deadly. Pretty Deadly is a western with a mythic fiction vibe. It’s also tricky to characterize, because the art and storytelling can both be a little confusing at times, especially with such a complex story. But at its core, there isRead more

Blog Tour & Giveaway: “Night Ringing” by Laura Foley

Night Ringing is a new autobiographical collection of poems from author Laura Davies Foley.  I read her Joy Street collection several years ago and am delighted to be able to explore more of her work. Night Ringing includes 63ish (my count may be slightly off) short poems that begin in childhood, but quickly progress to more adult themes of finding love,Read more

“Dying Inside” by Robert Silverberg

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I began reading Robert Silverberg’s Dying Inside for Vintage Sci-Fi Month.  Clearly since it’s midway through February I’m running a bit behind, but such is life. Dying Inside is the story of a telepath named David Selig.  The story is set in our own world in the late 60s/early 70s, contemporary to when the novelRead more

“The Killing Moon” by N.K. Jemisin

Tired of fantasy set in some tired permutation of medieval Europe?  The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin is the book for you!  The story takes place in a fantasy world that is loosely based on ancient Egypt, but with some major differences.  It’s not the stereotypical pharaohs and mummies and cat-gods and tombs, but ratherRead more