20 Books of Summer 2017 Reading Challenge

Book cover for Dreamfall by Amy Plum

I’m joining the 20 Books of Summer 2017 Challenge, hosted by 746 Books. It’s a simple challenge – read 20 books this summer. I’m joining it because it’s a chance to bond with some of my fellow bloggers. (Thanks to
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Through the Lens of Terror – Shutters to Shudders

Through the Lens of Terror – Shutters to Shudders   Since it’s first introduction into modern society the camera has been a source of superstition, fun and fear. Some people believed that a picture taken of you could steal your
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Female Sci-Fi Authors Part 1: Canada and Australia

Book cover for Dark Space

When I was working up my post for Juneteenth (African American Science Fiction and Horror Writers), I was pleasantly surprised by how many on the list were female. I honestly wasn’t expecting it to work out that way. So, it’s
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African American Science Fiction and Horror Authors

Book cover for Binti for African American Science Fiction and Horror Authors

Today is somewhat popularly known as Juneteenth. For me, it wasn’t even a holiday I knew existed until I moved to the city. Which is kind of odd, because it’s been around for quite long time now. Juneteenth is the oldest
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Memento Mori

Memorial Day Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day which was originally begun as a remembrance day for the veterans of the Union. The North and the South each had their own remembrance days until they were combined in the
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The Horror Begins – Horror’s Roots

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”— H.P. Lovecraft (Supernatural Horror in Literature) When people think of the word ‘Romance’ in regards to book genres
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The 2017 Nebula Awards (Sci-Fi & Fantasy)

“The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Founded as the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization began with a charter membership
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What I Learned When I Started Reading Graphic Novels

Book cover for Saga Vol 1

I’ve never been a huge fan of graphic novels. I’ve made that pretty clear. They just never did it for me. The art didn’t appeal and I had trouble sometimes figuring out what panel I was supposed to read next.
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Awesome Moms in Kidlit

Did you know that Mother’s Day started as a religious – specifically Christian – holiday? Apparently it was a time when churchgoers would return to their ‘home church’ for some sort of special festival (according to History.com). Of course, then
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War is Hell

“War is war and hell is hell. Of the two war is worse. There are no innocent bystanders in hell.” – Hawkeye Pierce (M*A*S*H) War is Hell   May 8th is V-E Day, which used to be a big celebration
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