Review: ANOKA by Shane Hawk

If you’re looking for new talent, look no further. Anoka by Shane Hawk is short, clocking in at only 84 pages and with only six short stories, but packs a big punch. Featuring the town of Anoka, Minnesota—purportedly the Halloween capital of the world—and exploring universal human themes through the lens of indigenous life, Anoka is a debut with astounding power.

Anthology Round-Up

After a month of end-of-year posts and last week’s bullshit, we’re back—however temporarily it may be—to our regularly scheduled programming. The world still appears to be on fire, but I read a lot of books in December and it’s about time to review them, so today I’ll be telling you about two literary magazines and…Continue reading »

Spotlight on New Book Releases

When life-changing political events happen, it can be hard to figure out what kind of presence you’ll have online; do I go on blogging as usual? Do I take a break? Do I focus on what happened, or act like nothing happened? To attempt to strike a balance, I won’t talk about the events in…Continue reading »

Women Who Kill: Two Book Reviews

If you’re looking for a fiction and nonfiction book pairing, this is it! I read Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, The Serial Killer a couple weeks ago, and as I was reading When She Was Bad by Patricia Pearson, I realized how well they go together. I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to review…Continue reading »

Favorite Reads of 2020

Luckily, 2020 wasn’t all doom and gloom. I read a whopping 21 five-star reads, but I’ve narrowed my list down to six favorites and a handful of honorable mentions. I couldn’t possibly put them in an order of what I liked the most, so instead these will be in publication order. Revenge by Yoko Ogawa…Continue reading »

Most Disappointing Reads of 2020

We’re in the home stretch. There’s only a few days left in 2020, which means it’s time for my end-of-year wrap ups: what were the highs and lows of the books that I read this year? Although there will be a few books on this list that I would definitely consider the worst books I…Continue reading »

Jingle Bell Book Tag

Merry Christmas! A normal person would probably not post on Christmas, but I am a slave to my Tuesday/Friday blog schedule and I cannot do that! But a holiday is a great day for a book tag—I found this one over on Stephen Writes, and was originally created by Richard over at The Humpo Show….Continue reading »

Ten Books to Read in 2021 and Other Reading Goals

It’s the end of 2020, so it’s about time to think towards 2021 and set goals! I haven’t really set reading goals in the past, but that was largely because I wasn’t so serious about reading. Through high school and the first few years of college, I really didn’t read a lot for fun, so…Continue reading »

Most Anticipated 2021 Releases

Last week I shared a list of over 50 upcoming horror releases with you, but that was just a list of whatever came across my desk, since I couldn’t find very much information on what the new horror books on the block were going to be. This week, I’m going to share six books coming…Continue reading »


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