Posted in October 2012

Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

Halloween: A Romaunt by Arthur Cleveland Coxe “Tis the night—the night Of the grave’s delight, And the warlocks are at their play; Ye think that without, The wild winds shout, But no, it is they—it is they!” Have a wonderful Samhain, when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest!

Daniel Handler on Lemony Snicket

Although I may have complicated feelings about A Series of Unfortunate Events (yes, I did read ALL thirteen books, yes, I do regret doing so), there’s still a lot to admire in the series’ creator, Daniel Handler, foremost being his scintillating wit. I thought you might enjoy this video interview he did with Publisher’s Weekly. … Continue reading

The Sword and the Stone by Alan Lee

The Sword and the Stone by Alan Lee

I took this image from Terri Windling’s gorgeous blog. Her posts are an endless source of inspiration for me so I thought I would share one of them here. A few days ago she did a post on T.H. White, one of my all-time favorite authors. There are some lovely quotes about his life and … Continue reading

Ironskin by Tina Connolly

Ironskin by Tina Connolly

Ironskin by Tina Connolly crept under my skin and sent a chill to my bones. It had all the ingredients of a traditional, spine tingling gothic novel, but with sensational new twists that made it something fresh and unexpected. The story opens right after a Great War has been fought against the fey, a haunting … Continue reading

The Making of Witches by Paul McQuade

The Making of Witches by Paul McQuade We started out as little girls — butter-fingered milkmaids with eyes of fashioned glass, dresses our fathers bought and our mothers mended, their fingers wearing to the bone on loom-needles and the endless turn of the wheel. At fourteen our mothers took us aside while our fathers whittled … Continue reading