Mini Reviews: Quiet, Wonders of the Invisible World, and Graceling

Right now, I’ve got a pile of books on my Goodreads “Currently Reading” shelf that I’ve read but haven’t gotten around to reviewing.  Some were from my blogging hiatus at the tail end of grad school, and others were from times when life got hectic.  I’d like to take a more organized and scheduled approachRead more

A few new books

I’ve acquired several books over the past week: I received an ARC in the mail of Patricia McKillip’s short story collection Wonders of the Invisible World, which comes out in October.  I love McKillip’s ethereal writing style, and I’ve been looking forward to reading this one for months.  Even the cover art is stunning.  ThisRead more

“Winter Rose” by Patricia McKillip

“And I would never stay where I was not free; I would simply walk out the door and vanish, vows or no.” ~”Winter Rose,” by Patricia McKillip Caroline from Beauty is a Sleeping Cat recommended this book to me last year after I had reviewed McKillip’s earlier novel The Forgotten Beasts of Eld.  I’ve hadRead more

“The Forgotten Beasts of Eld” by Patricia A. McKillip

  This is my fourth book for the Once Upon a Time V challenge.  After reading several excellent blog reviews about Patricia McKillip’s “Winter Rose,” I came across this at a used book sale.  It is one of McKillip’s earlier books, and the edition I picked up came complete with 1970s cover art. Although “TheRead more