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Author Archives: NeriSiren
Or: “Reading Without Limits” Goes Both Ways This is somewhat of a prelude to my Decade-End Review, and somewhat of a response to: Recent discussions on appropriate tween books (scroll down to the “Clean Teen” section), Debates over appropriate trick-or-treating ages … Continue reading
An October Report, of sorts. Due to Real World complications and Other Projects, I’m taking a bit longer to read the latest October Days novel than I’d hoped. Therefore, rather than a full book review, I would like to offer … Continue reading
Hear ye, Hear ye! With songs and spells and a pinch of pixie dust, I have finally simplified the portal into La-La Land! My faithful Postcardians may now enter their beloved land of literary tomfoolery and fairy tale fangirling … Continue reading
Last year, Tor.com posted an article on the evolution of “Fantasy Candy Kingdoms” in children’s literature — from Hansel and Gretel’s gingerbread house to Seanan McGuire’s world of Confection in Beneath the Sugar Sky (hello, TBR pile!) Upon re-reading the article, … Continue reading
Spooky Salutations, Postcardians! Welcome to… Halloween Month 2019! Re: this year’s theme. Rather than Selkies, Sequels, and Second Chances, I’ve decided to focus on Compassionate Cosplay, (Literary) Candy Crushes, and Sinister Selchies (look, there’s a ‘c’ in there!) Today’s post will … Continue reading
If you’re lucky enough to live where the mercury never falls below 50, you can totally still sneak in some beach reading in these early days of Autumn. And what’s beachier than a nostalgic romp through Sweet Valley, California? Better … Continue reading
Alakazam, Postcardians! #notsorry, but I did suggest in my previous post (now private) that “Goodbye for Now” might turn into “Merely a Hiatus,” and/or that I might take a break from Other Big Projects to sneak in a post or … Continue reading
Apparently, the faeries snuck one last gift into my bag before we left the Twilight Realm. Rating: 4.89 out of 5 nasty, allergy-inducing sachets of marsh magic. The newest October Daye book, Night and Silence, is so amazeballs that the faeries … Continue reading