Genre: Collections & Anthologies

August 2022 Wrap-Up

Posted 09/03/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

For the month of August 2022, I managed to read 11 books in total, the last one being finished on just after 8PM on August 31. The best part? Not a single book I read this month was on my August TBR post. Go figure. So what did I read this month? There is an eleventh book, called Beyond Human Boundaries by Fakhra Afzal as well, but for some reason the information for it won’t come up. It’s possible that Google Books hasn’t yet discovered that book but I found it on KindleUnlimited. So there you have it, the 11 books I read in August 2022. What did you read last month?

Book Review: Gleanings by Neal Shusterman

Posted 08/09/2022 by Charli - 1 Comment -

A couple of years ago, I read and reviewed the Arc of a Scythe trilogy by Neal Shusterman. I absolutely loved the trilogy and gave it high marks here on the blog. Well, the other day as I was trolling through NetGalley, I noticed a new book by Neal Shusterman and the cover reminded me a lot of the Arc of a Scythe trilogy. Then I noticed the title – Gleanings. That was all I needed to see to know there was a new Arc of a Scythe book coming out. I requested it and was granted my request to read and review the book. Gleanings is a collection of short stories that take place at various points in time during the Arc of a Scythe trilogy. In some cases, it gives some backstory – such as for Scythe Curie and Scythe Goddard. In other cases it tells what happened […]

A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett

Posted 06/20/2018 by Charli - 0 Comments -

This was my first foray into reading Terry Pratchett and I have to say, although the stories were good, they weren’t GREAT. Part of this is due to some of the stories having been written a long time ago, when he’d first started writing. Part of this is also due to my not being particularly knowledgeable about Discworld, and so the Discworld stories didn’t really make any sense to me. Terry Pratchett’s writing style is very good. He knows how to tell a story. I’m not denying that. He knows how to develop characters in just a few short sentences so that a short story can get on with it. But some of the earlier works – I’m just not sure why the editors and publisher were willing to have them in there… and Terry himself was rather embarrassed by some of the stories. All in all, it was a […]