• Book Talk,  Uncategorized

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle: The Subversive, Witchy, Magic of Shirley Jackson

    Hello readers! It’s been far too long since I’ve posted I know but things got very crazy for me last month and I still feel like I’m playing catch up. Near the beginning of October I went on a trip to northern Georgia (where I took these photographs featured in the article!) and when I returned the job I’d recently accepted at the local library was finally ready to start finalizing the necessary paperwork. So within a short time of arriving home I was doing preliminary employment work and then I started working in earnest not long after. The past two and a half weeks have definitely been an adjustment…

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    Small Favors: Erin A Craig’s New Twist On A Familiar Fairy Tale

    I really love fairy tale retellings, especially if they’re done well, so when I got a hold of Erin A. Craig’s debut novel, House of Salt and Sorrows, I was very excited. A dark, moody, Gothic retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, the book pulled me right in and had me gripped from the very first page with its lyrical writing. I loved the macabre twists too that reminded me a lot of Edgar Allan Poe, and how the story kept you guessing what would happen next. So after enjoying this book so much, I was especially eager to get a hold of Small Favors, and even more ecstatic when…