Sunday Update! Art by Janny Wurts

Kat: You haven’t heard from me in a while because this past academic year was so busy. I had no time for pleasure reading. It’s over now, so I’m back at it. Recently I’ve read The Wind-Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, The Jupiter Knife by D.J. Butler, Wool by Hugh Howey, and Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach. Expect a review of the Bach and Butler books very soon.

Marion: I finally read Nghi Vo’s novella The Empress of Salt and Fortune. I enjoyed it a great deal. I also finished another excellent “folk horror” novel by T. Kingfisher, A House with Good Bones. I can’t figure out how she dies it — keeps the great, upbeat, shivery but ultimately optimistic creepy folksy humor coming with one book in the pipeline after another. “House” features one of my favorite variety of bird, the useful and maligned vulture; plus a rose garden that is just… well, you’ll have to read it.

Sandy: Moi? I recently read a pretty terrific supernatural thriller written by Herbert “The Gangs of New York” Asbury and entitled The Devil of Pei-Ling, which was originally released in 1927.And right now I am tearing through an African adventure/lost-race novel by Sean M’Guire called Beast Or Man?, which first came out in 1930 and which I am absolutely loving. I look forward to sharing some thoughts on both of these fine novels with you all very shortly….

Tim: This week, I read about half of Robin McKinley‘s Spindle’s End. It’s a fun Sleeping Beauty retelling with some excellent writing, though the pacing is rather leisurely so far.


  • Tim Scheidler

    TIM SCHEIDLER, who's been with us since June 2011, holds a Master's Degree in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Tim enjoys many authors, but particularly loves J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Susanna Clarke. When he’s not reading, Tim enjoys traveling, playing music, writing in any shape or form, and pretending he's an athlete.