Tag Archives: collection

My True Love Gave to Me, by Multiple Authors

My True Love Gave to Me is a collection of twelve holiday short stories by different YA authors, including several of my favorites. Five of the authors were ones I’d read before, the rest new-to-me.  This was my experience: This … Continue reading

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories, by Rae Carson

Last year, one of my favorite series of books was Rae Carson’s Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. I was very excited to discover there was a set of short stories written from this world as well, and even more … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh

Subtitled: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened Exposure and Decision: I’ve heard of Allie Brosh’s blog for a long time, and I’ve seen memes around all over the place with her drawings. For some reason, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Adult, Visual | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

The Birds and Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

This is a collection of six short stories by Daphne du Maurier: The Birds, Monte Verita, The Apple Tree, The Little Photographer, Kiss Me Again Stranger, and The Old Man. Note: This isn’t the cover of my copy. Mine is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Beyond Binary, by Multiple Authors

Subtitled: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction Edited by: Brit Mandelo Okay. I’ve never been good at reviewing short story collections, so I’ll just start out by saying why I chose to read this book. For the past few months, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Love is Hell, by Multiple Authors

Love is Hell is a collection of five silly-spooky love stories (titles below) by Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin, and Laurie Faria Stolarz. Westerfeld is one of my favorite YA authors, and I’ve enjoyed books by all … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil, by Xavier Garza

This is a collection of folktales and creepy children’s stories out of Mexico (and out of Mexican-American communities in southern Texas). There are 14 stories in the collection, which is a bilingual collection – Spanish one direction for half the … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Children's, Prose | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, by Multiple Authors

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories has been all over the book blogs for the last few months. It looked adorable, and I kept waiting for a copy to show up in my library’s system. It never did, though, and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adult, Visual | Tagged , | Leave a comment

the Chrestomanci novels, by Diana Wynne Jones

I decided to review this series as a collect whole rather than write seven individual book reviews. Hopefully this will help keep people from getting annoyed with me as I obsess over my newfound love for Diana Wynne Jones, haha! … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Children's, Prose | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Lottery and Seven Other Stories, by Shirley Jackson (audio)

The Lottery was a fantastic story, probably the best short story I’ve read in a very long time. It was creepy and foreboding, especially when you couple the end with the innocent beginnings in the children’s actions. I loved it. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment