“Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell” by Susanna Clark

  In my epic quest to find a decent fantasy novel, I came upon Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.  I really really wanted to like this book.  I’d read good reviews on Amazon, and when I read the preview chapter, the writing seemed decent enough. Normally I’d add a bit of a plot summary here. Read more

Once Upon a Time Challenge V

I’m relatively new to the book blog scene, but was introduced by Caroline from Beauty is a Sleeping Cat to the Once Upon a Time Challenge V.  I haven’t participated in any blogging challenges/events yet, but this looked interesting.  The event runs until June 20, and is features several different quests involving reading and reviewingRead more

“Forests of the Heart” by Charles de Lint

  Today I have another Charles de Lint review.  Forests of the Heart is quite possibly my favorite de Lint novel thus far. The story’s central character is Bettina, a half-Mexican half-Native American woman who is a curandera, or healer.  Bettina’s magic tells her to move from the desert that is her home to Newford.Read more

“Muse and Reverie” by Charles de Lint

This book is a collection of thirteen of Charles de Lint’s short stories.  The stories in this collection are set in the American city of Newford, which could just as easily be Pittsburgh, Boston, or even DC.  Newford is a rather ordinary city, but one where fantasy blends into reality.  There are elves, fairies, NativeRead more