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Category Archives: favorites
#sorrynotsorry! I can’t refrain from posting one more mer-story this month, because it’s so good. At least it’s not selkies this time! ^_^; Rivers Solomon, et al. The Deep. New York: Saga Press, 2019. Rating: 5 out of 5 combs … Continue reading
“It is the tide that pulls the seconds through my blood. It is the tide that threads the minutes through my bones.”
Part Three of my Selkie Series * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Franny Billingsley. The Folk Keeper. New York: Atheneum, 1999. Rating: 4.95 out of 5 amber beads tossed into the sea for smooth sailing. Recommended if … Continue reading
Part Two of my Selkie Series * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Emily Whitman. The Turning. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2018. Rating: 4.9 out of 5 gold doubloons that may or may not be real. Recommended if … Continue reading
Ahoy, Bookwyrms! I’ve decided to start the new decade with a four-part series looking back at one of my favorite literary/folkloric subjects of all time: SELKIES!!! The first three posts will be reviews — two new reads and a nostalgic favorite, … 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
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
Hello, Postcardians! I know it’s way early to talk about this, but it’s almost that time of year again — harvest festivals, haunted houses, pumpkin spice mochas, and scary fairy tales. I’m already planning my Halloween Month posts, and deciding … Continue reading