Book Review – We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)

Their tongues will burn, I thought, as though they had eaten fire. Their throats will burn when the words come out and in their bellies they will feel a torment hotter than a thousand fires.

Critical Analysis – Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty

As part of my Grimm Project, I have been slowly going through the original Grimm’s tales and writing my own re-imaginings. The motivation behind this is not only that I love a haunting fairy tale, but that I want to consider the added layer of darkness inherent to these stories because of tropes and conceits…

Book Review – The Marrow Thieves (Cherie Dimaline)

I knew I’d never see my family if I were captured; we wouldn’t be reunited at the school. I had to get down from this tree safely and keep moving. Mitch had sacrificed himself so I could live, so I had to live. It was the only thing left I could do for him.

My Own 2019 Reading Challenge

I decided to make my own personalized challenge, based on the kinds of things I’d like to read more of and the kinds of things that will help me tear through my own TBR list. Here’s what I came up with.