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On Favorite Books…

“We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose … Continue reading

Fantasy Literary Journal Round Up with a Scholarly Tilt

Fantasy Literary Journal Round Up with a Scholarly Tilt

While exploring Portland with my sister in preparation for her Great Oregon Move, we had to make a stop (well, several stops admittedly) to Powell’s Book Store. We spent hours in the YA section, and the Fantasy section before stumbling upon the Poetry stacks, which featured a nook dedicated to literary magazines. Perusing the hodgepodge … Continue reading

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Almost as legend as the magnificent graphic novels, comic books and fiction that graces its shelves, Forbidden Planet is a shelter for fantasy and sci-fi nerds located in New York City. Settled on the corner of 13th and Broadway a stone’s throw away from Union Square and tantalizingly close to the Strand (NYC’s behemoth independently … Continue reading

Children’s Literature in the News!

Children’s Literature in the News!

While perusing the internet this week, I came across a plethora of exciting goings-on in the world of children’s literature, fantasy, and books in general. Overwhelmed by the wealth of content, the only way I could cope with the awesome was to share it all with you! From the Atlantic: An article about the term … Continue reading

The Local Library

The Local Library

Ever since I can remember I’ve loved going to the library. From childhood, my sister and I would meticulously pour over the rows, examining each spine for a spark of recognition. Sometimes we would go with a list, and dart in and around the book cases searching for a much sought after edition. Growing up, … Continue reading

Borderlands Bookstore

Borderlands Bookstore

I’ve been spending the week visiting my sister in San Francisco and no trip to the bay area is complete without a visit to our favorite sci-fi/fantasy bookstore, Borderlands. It’s actually one of the only sci-fi/fantasy bookstores I’ve ever encountered in the states (the runner-up for best sci-fi/fantasy bookstore in the world is this Swedish … Continue reading