“Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James

If you haven’t heard of E. L. James’ smash hit erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey,” then you’ve probably been living under a rock.  I’m a bit late to the game; everyone and their mother has read it by now.  By “everyone and their other,” I even mean my mother. I hadn’t planned on readingRead more

“Kushiel’s Dart” by Jacqueline Carey

  Over the course of the past week, I’ve read a couple different blog posts that talk about how a lot of fantasy novels feature very traditional gender roles.  This novel, then, is something entirely different. Carey’s story is a fantasy/alternate history set in the country of Terre d’Ange, which resembles medieval France.  Terre d’AngeRead more