Book Review: ‘The Pain Tree’ By Olive Senior | I’ve Read This

Many authors write short stories sporadically over the years, so sometimes these collections are simply put out once the author has written enough to fill a book. ‘The Pain Tree’ is different because you can tell the stories are carefully curated to evoke particular emotions in the reader; personally, I felt wonderment at reading them.

Girl love week! ‘Snot Girl’, ‘Paper Girls’, ‘Bitch Planet’, and ‘Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf’ | Rachel McGill

“I urge all of you to support indie brands and especially indie female writers and artists. Girl power!” — Comic Reviewer Rachel McGill

Rachel McGill #ComicTuesday | Saga Volume 2 By Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

It’s beautiful, emotional, dramatic, and imaginative with just a splash of sexuality. And those are just the sprinkles on top.

I’ve Read This #MondayReads | Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

I recommend the book on the radio to thousands of Calgarians without having read it yet. THAT’S HOW MUCH I LOVE ALAN BRADLEY’S BOOKS.

Black Candies: Gross and Unlikable • The Literary Horror and Dark Fiction Anthology Featuring 28 Women-Identifed (And Untamed) Individuals | Oracle Reviews At Whistle Stop Bar

It’s never a wrong time of year to read stories and see art created by women. | A woman-identified individual embracing, becoming gross and unlikable through her words and her stories makes it so we are not defined by polite rigors of behavior; it makes it so that we are as free as our counterparts; not in a legitimizing way, but in an equitable one.

The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy Is Fantasy Like No Other: “Like Lord Of The Rings” But With Cats!

We may call our pets ridiculous things such as “Fluffy” but in this book they have regal names such as “Datura,” “Southpaw,” and “Aconite”. Clearly, we have been getting this naming thing all wrong as humans.