Favourite Five lists

Favourite five: Books I read for the first time in 2018

I read a decent number of books in 2018. Today, I'd like to feature five of my favourites.

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Book Excerpt

Book excerpt: Beneath the Ferny Tree, by David Schembri

Short stories have a different sort of appeal to them than novels do, but you get just as much satisfaction from them. Besides, it takes a certain amount of skill and style to get a reader invested in a character or plot in such a limited number of words. Oddly enough, when I want to… Continue reading Book excerpt: Beneath the Ferny Tree, by David Schembri

Book Recommendation

Updated book recommendation: The House of Small Shadows, by Adam Nevill

(Note: This recommendation was first published in March of 2015. You can see the original version┬áhere.) It's getting close to Halloween, which means a lot of us are craving books, movies, and TV shows that fall into the creepier set of genres. Then again, I can crave that sort of thing any time of the… Continue reading Updated book recommendation: The House of Small Shadows, by Adam Nevill

Book Excerpt

Book excerpt: Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

I love getting inside a villain's head. There's just something really intriguing about finding out what motivates them, even when you don't agree with what they're doing--even when you're utterly appalled by it. I think that's why I enjoy this excerpt from Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor, as much as… Continue reading Book excerpt: Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor