Fire and Clay: a Review of Helen Wecker’s “The Golem and the Djinni”
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Fire and Clay: a Review of Helen Wecker’s “The Golem and the Djinni”


The Golem and the Djinni¬†is, like many fantasy stories, long. With close to 700 pages it’s a commitment sort of book. Nothing you would hastily rush into, something that requires diligence and effort. Something that requires patience. For a long time, it was a book that I could not read because I lacked the time … Continue reading

A Review of the Third Book in the All Souls Trilogy: “The Book of Life”
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A Review of the Third Book in the All Souls Trilogy: “The Book of Life”


I felt relief when I saw that this book was coming out this Summer. I have started many a trilogy/series where I have waited, painstakingly, as the years go by and still no new release (George R.R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss, I’m looking at you both!). Deborah Harkness, thankfully, did not put me through such … Continue reading

Things I’ve Learned From Reading Neil Gaiman
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Things I’ve Learned From Reading Neil Gaiman


1. There are things in the world that would have us believe that money is everything. “Someone’s just trying to give people money, that’s all. But it’s doing it very badly…” – The Ocean at the End of the Lane 2. Never stop being a child. “Adults follow path. Children Explore.” – The Ocean at … Continue reading

A Review of the 2nd book in the All Souls Trilogy: “Shadow of Night”
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A Review of the 2nd book in the All Souls Trilogy: “Shadow of Night”


Synopsis: Shadow of Night is the second book in Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy. It follows the romantic journey of a witch, Diana, and a vampire, Matthew. Along the way, their forbidden love is thwarted from all paranormal sides; the witches are unhappy that Diana is with a vampire; the vampires are unhappy that the … Continue reading