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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?” “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.” – The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett As the first day of Spring came and went yesterday, it was in the low 30s here in New York and hail was … Continue reading

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

I started reading The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton, while I was hunkered down during an epic storm. It was the perfect book for the occasion, because it completely transported me from the howling winds and darkening rain clouds of modern day New York, to 19th century London, where a secret truce kept  fairies and … Continue reading

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass was an all-encompassing tale of mystery, intrigue, fantasy, romance and action. It was a book I thoroughly enjoyed reading, feeling at once comfortingly familiar (her characters and world building were just so darn likable), new, and enticing. I became acquainted with Maas’ fiery heroine, Celaena Sardothien with the fantastic … Continue reading

The Illustrations of Anna and Elena Balbusso

The Illustrations of Anna and Elena Balbusso

I am absolutely, head-over-heels in love with these illustrators, twin sisters Anna and Elena Balbusso who live and work in Italy. Their painterly style is so enchanting, I can’t get enough of their haunting images. The sisters have been developing their portfolio since they were fifteen years old. They’ve even illustrated well known authors’ works, … Continue reading

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!

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