Do you think Stephen King was listening to this when he wrote The Regulators? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plPyJdXKIY Sorry, I mean when “Richard Bachman” was writing it? I had a cold last weekend and spent three days laid out on the couch, unable to stand up for very long. On the Friday I marathoned the end of Orange is the New Black. On the Saturday my brain was working a bit better, so I dove into our ebook library. We’ve got this massive collection of ebooks that was […]
I am a sucker for a nice looking book. Sightlines–the UK version, at least–features a flock of sea birds taking flight against a dark blue sky. It’s the same dark blue I see when I look up at the sky in the evening these days. Not quite full dark but a beautiful intermediary that conveys a promise of the dark and stars to come. You have to make yourself love the dark if you live in Scotland (or at least make an attempt) because in the […]
Full disclosure: Hend Hegazi rules, and I am friends with her. Big whoop, wanna fight about it? This is Hend’s first novel (I love writing “first” because I hope she corrals her kids in the hall closet long enough to write another one). Don’t expect me to be objective. It’s not happening. Normal Calm tells the story of Amina, who is the American child of Egyptian immigrants and a devout Muslim. The story begins as Amina starts college, and follows her as she negotiates the […]
Allie Brosh can convey so much emotion in her drawings; they seem rudimentary at first glance, but just look at this: And this! She is amazing. I wanted to love this book; oh how I wanted to love it.
I love me some Christopher Brookmyre. And every time I think I’ve read everything of his, something else pops up that I’ve missed.