📚Fantasy, but I like both
📚Iced coffee, but I do like unsweetened iced tea too
📚ASOIAF (books only!)
📚Hmm, both but I think I lean towards dystopia
📚I‘m surprising myself by picking series. They have to be excellent though. Mediocre series are no fun.
📚I don‘t like YA but some books/series transcend the genre, like Hunger Games. Or the tagged one. 💁🏻♀️
For some reason I was expecting more horror. Some of the stories were creepy, though. I liked the title story and The Faery Handbag best. The Cinderella Game was probably the creepiest one of the lot, I think. Link has an interesting way of writing that took a while to get used to.
I got this book from @Marmie7 from #halloweengoespostal 2017 - thanks!
1. Americanah 📱, The Lies of Locke Lamora 🎧, Pretty Monsters (still), and I just started Bad Feminist.
2. Slytherin with a touch of Ravenclaw.
3. Star Trek: The Next Generation
I LOVED this book of short stories. The author‘s style and dream-like imagination sucked me in right away and even inspired me to start thinking about writing again myself. I loved how different each story was and how vivid the worlds she created were. Highly recommend.
It‘s Book Club tonight—BBQ, beer & book talk about this fantastic collection of short stories. At least, I love the collection. Last month, the group was unanimous in its love for Grasshopper Jungle (even people I wasn‘t at all sure would like it) & I can‘t wait to hear what they think about this one. Next month is Carry On (love Rainbow Rowell) & then December will be a Book Club member‘s recommendation. Nothing better than cold nights & books!
What a marvelous collection of stories! If I was smart, I would have posted mini reviews after reading each one. Ranging from horror & fantasy to science fiction & everything in between as well as combinations of all the above, this collection is enthralling & many stories will need to be reread—The Wrong Grave, The Wizards of Perfil & Monster were favorites. I enjoyed the entire collection & look forward to reading more by Link. Recommended. 3/50
Hahaha! Yep, that is often how it plays out during a dig season... ⛺️💘⛏ Oh, and dirt. Lots and lots of dirt!
Ha! Anyone else read the ending first? Truth time. It doesn‘t happen often but I will admit to, on occasion, reading the ending not first but somewhere in the middle. Sometimes the knowing of things the ending provides is too hard to resist. (And no, spoilers don‘t usually ruin it for me.)
I don‘t know about you but sometimes I like to read short story collections all the way through from beginning to end without stopping & sometimes I like to take it slow, a story at a time. That‘s the case with the tagged book—I‘ve read the first two stories in the collection & loved them both—and I think it‘s a story a night for me so I can savor them & Shaun Tan‘s illustrations. These stories are quirky, mysterious & magical—all the good things.
Thanks so much @monalyisha for these wonderful books. Never heard of Kelly Link and of Kij Johnson, so I'm very excited, because I love new discoveries! I absolutely love the card ;)
Thanks @CSeydel for organizing this wonderful #shortstoryswap ;)
Today‘s #bookhaul includes a collection of short stories that has been on my radar forever (and yay, I finally found it!) as well as a history of Chicago that I found, where else, on the sale shelves at Unabridged Bookstore. You have to love local independent bookstores—I know I do!
Just couldn‘t stick with this one. The first story was funny and quirky, but the following few stories weren‘t my cup of tea.
#fallintobooks Day 12 - Silver and Gold
I fell behind again and decided I will be skipping days that I have no books to match for my own sanity's sake. Pretty monsters is perfect for #silverandgold plus a #cat photo bomber.
#goldandsilver #september #photobomb #cats #gold #silver #monsters #grimms #fairytales #catsoflitsy
Thank you so much, @meltedsquirrel for lovely #cupidgoespostal gift! Pretty monsters and super hero friends sound like the perfect topics for me. Both of these authors have recently been recommended to me, so these are exciting!
I wish I was participating in the readathon but my BF and I only have about 2 days per month where we both have the same day off from work so we try to spend time doing things we both enjoy. We went on a nature hike and, although I don't have time to read, I did smuggle one book in my backpack. 😊💀🐞🍁🍂🎃🌳#SpookyOctober
After cooking a veggie lasagna for the dude and I, these vegan cookies are oh. so. delicious and pair quite nicely with a book of short stories. 😎 So far #PrettyMonsters is great; not demanding by any means, but Link really infuses some magic into these pages that keep you subtly craving more... Definitely digging it! (Plus, it helps fulfill the always present desire to live life as a wizard.) 🤓 #HappyTuesday #LITtles #LitsyNYC
And getting back on my reading grind... Fall always makes me crave books even more than usual... #PrettyMonsters because October is right around the corner and I'm starting the Halloween celebrations as early as possible 🎃 #HowardZinn because this election is infinitely more terrifying than Halloween and some history lessons are in order. #Lit #FallReading #happysunday 🍂🍂🍂
#bookmail is the best mail!! 📚 🙂
#reccomendsday @Litsy The book that got me started on Kelly Link- brilliant book of short stories sure to make your hairs stand on end! Perfect for Autumn reading as the nights grow shorter, the air gets colder and demons and devils come out to play 😉☠️👽👻😈 P.S please excuse the Xmas pyjamas that are decidedly not scary...