In the introduction to the short story collection Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives that she edited, Sarah Weinman laments that "an entire generation of female crime writers...have faded from view." Many of these writers, popular and lauded in their day, have been forgotten over time. Weinman has selected stories by fourteen of them, ranging in publication date from … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives
I have been on a Shirley Jackson kick lately. Read my essay about her best novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
Is Shirley Jackson's masterpiece, The Haunting of Hill House, really a love story? Check out my essay.
A roundup of interesting stuff to read about reading, featuring some of my favoritest writrs: All the critical backlash over Go Set a Watchman is missing the point on XOJane: I've got a copy and am ready to read it, but the Internet feeding frenzy really turned me off; I like to form my own opinions on … Continue reading Links for readers…
I keep a record of what I read in LibraryThing. I haven't recorded every book I've ever read, because I don't remember (boy, I wish I had started keeping a list at the age of 5 or something). But I have recorded almost 1,200 books, so I thought I'd take a look at my authors … Continue reading Most influential authors…
I was going to do a whole "year in reading" post, but I got sucked into other things and now I find the year has already turned over. Happy new year! Here are my favorite reads of last year. Many are relatively new, some are classics, all are worth your time. The Sundial by Shirley … Continue reading Favorite Reads of 2014
I usually like to get in the Halloween spirit by reading a scary book or two. This year, my top pick is NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. If you like Stephen King, you'll love this book by his son. Not only does it read like King, but it reads like King at his absolute best--one of those great big … Continue reading Halloween picks: The Scariest books