Reading Diary: Uprooted by Ectasy, Terror and Doctor Hoffman’s Infernal Devices

I am drunk on words. https://giphy.com/gifs/xiSNlqXMxsMdG https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51qFQs1lfAL.jpg I've read quite a lot this past week. After finishing Sanderson's Starsight, whose review you can find here (Spoilers, I thought it was beautiful), I moved onto listening to an old favourite, one of the very first books I ever wrote a teeny, tiny review for. The book... Continue Reading →

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik spins gold in this excellent new standalone novel, which perfectly captures the essence of Slavic fairy tales while doing an excellent job of turning the classical Rumplestiltskin tale on its heels. Novik's previous novel, Uprooted, was a 2015 favourite of mine. Novik's love for Slavic folklore shined through. For the first time had... Continue Reading →

Spotlight Thursday: Uprooted

There is something about the woods, some primordial fear that has been nagging away at all of us, at the entirety of humanity, long before we learned to create fires, long before we began making tools; a fear that's been with us since our very inception, as evident in that most precious of folklore -... Continue Reading →

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