cover of tessa gratton's the queens of innis lear, a YA rewrite of Shakespeare's King Lear

Madness and Magic

The beginning of the school year is always a rough transition time as I try to work out a schedule that allocates time to everyyything that I want to do but also leaves me adequate breaks to recover. One of the many things that I struggle to find time for is casual reading, but it's … Continue reading Madness and Magic

cover of Starlings by Jo Walton, a collection of short stories and even shorter beginnings

Short Story Snippets

I didn't start enjoying, or even really reading, short stories until last January.┬áIn general, I need an emotional connection to my characters to care what they're up to, and I want my characters to stick around for long enough that building an emotional connection is worth it. For the same reason, I prefer watching a … Continue reading Short Story Snippets