Author: Kristen
  • Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress The Leaning Pile of Books

    The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week – old or new, bought or received for review consideration (often unsolicited). Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included. It’s been a […]

  • I aten't dead Update

    It’s been a busy few weeks and I still have a lot of unpacking to do, but I have officially moved to Vermont! Next weekend I will return to posting my weekly feature (I may have purchased a few more books on the way from Maine to Vermont), and I plan to at least start writing a review soon. Now that things are settling down a bit, I’m also going to try to finish reading The Young Elites by Marie […]

  • Blogging Hiatus

    As mentioned in the past couple of Sunday posts, the site is going to be quiet for awhile since I am moving next week! I am moving six hours away from my current home and have a lot I need to finish before then, and I will be traveling most of next week since getting everything from one place to the other is going to take a few days. My recent review of the (very good) Beyond the Pale anthology […]

  • Beyond the Pale edited by Henry Herz Review of Beyond the Pale Edited by Henry Herz

    Beyond the Pale edited by Henry Herz is a YA anthology containing fantasy and paranormal stories by some well-known authors in speculative fiction, including Saladin Ahmed, Peter S. Beagle, Jane Yolen, Gillian Philip, and Jim Butcher. It consists of an eclectic mix of writing styles and speculative fiction stories, including mythic and urban fantasy, post-apocalyptic fiction, historical fantasy, a ghost story, and a vampire tale about Dracurat. I found most of the stories enjoyable and will certainly be reading more […]

  • Lowball edited by George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass The Leaning Pile of Books

    The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week – old or new, bought or received for review consideration (often unsolicited). Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included. Since I spent […]