The Night is Dark and Full of Wonders: The Winternight Trilogy

Every once in a while a book or —even better—a series of books comes along to take you out of yourself. Such a series is the Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden. At first glance, the structure of these books, particularly the first one, The Bear and the Nightingale, feels familiar. Vasilisa "Vasya" Petrovna runs wild … Continue reading The Night is Dark and Full of Wonders: The Winternight Trilogy

The Wheelhouse Project: Retellings of Myths and Fairy Tales — ‘Till We Have Faces’ & ‘Circe’

So far, entries into the Wheelhouse Project have focused on Nancy Pearl's Four Doorways to reading. But the actual "wheelhouse" refers to attributes of a book that make it highly likely I will pick it up. This week we focus on "retellings of myths and fairy tales, bonus points for feminism, anti-racism, and/or realistic depictions … Continue reading The Wheelhouse Project: Retellings of Myths and Fairy Tales — ‘Till We Have Faces’ & ‘Circe’