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News and reviews of fantasy media.

My Brand Is Despair Books

December 24, 2016 |

Hello darkness, my old friend.

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Goodreads knows my real book brand is despair and gross sobbing.

So here are the top books I read this year that made it really difficult to get … Read More

Sometimes I Read Happy Books, OK

December 20, 2016 |

I read a lot of books this year (116 and counting).

There was a good mix of literary and genre fiction—though much of it ranged from sad to outright snot-busters.

Still, some of it was sweet or even hopeful. So … Read More

Favorite (Audio) Reads

August 19, 2016 |

It’s Favorite Reads week here at Can’t Talk, and I am going to be slightly deviant. As usual.

I know there are people who can’t stand the pacing of an audio book, but I love them. I am motion sick … Read More

Of Harpers and Dragons

August 17, 2016 |

Please enjoy this post from guest writer Beth on her early favorite books.

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to read. One of my favorite summer haunts was the public library, and I would always … Read More

10-Second Reviews: 24in48 Edition

July 29, 2016 |

Over the weekend, I participated for the first time in the #24in48 readathon. It’s pretty straightforward: You pledge to read 24 hours out of a 48-hour weekend. I clocked in at a little more than 24 hours. I read five … Read More

My First Fandom: “Elfquest”

June 24, 2016 | | One Comment

I was 9 or maybe 10. My best friend had a massive backyard that was half pool, half cactus garden full of little nooks and crannies to play in. So, play we did. We pretended we were on the bridge … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: “Sorcerer to the Crown” by Zen Cho

April 7, 2016 |

Pancake Sex Book Club talks Zen Cho’s delightful “Sorcerer to the Crown,” which was my pick. Mostly, we just gush about how great Prunella is—because she’s seriously fantastic.

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Review: Girl of Myth and Legend

February 24, 2016 |

[I received a free copy of “Girl of Myth and Legend” by Giselle Simlett in exchange for my honest review.]

Trigger warning: This book includes descriptions of suicide and its effects.


The concept of “Girl of Myth and Legend” … Read More


January 11, 2016 | | 3 Comments

To be honest, I’m not cool enough or musically intelligent enough to memorialize the weirdest, best musician recently lost to us. This is the best I can do.

“Labyrinth” came out in 1986, so that means I was 8 years … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: Envy of Angels

December 22, 2015 |

We reviewed Amelia’s pick, Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace, and we mostly liked it, Eris not withstanding. Enjoy!



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