Books Read in January/February 2018


Short Stories

Daddy Issues – Alex McElroy





Graphic Novels 



Switch – Chip & Dan Heath

Making Money A-Z with Self-Storage Unit Auctions – Glendon Cameron

Long-Form Articles



Books to Read February 2018

A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length — Roger Ebert

The Adventures of Sally — PG Wodehouse

Bachelors Anonymous — PG Wodehouse

Black Feathers — Joseph D’Lacey

Florham: The Lives of an American Estate — Friends of Florham

Arcadia — James Erwin

The Corpse Reader — Antonio Garrido

Andromeda’s Fall — William C. Dietz

Sold for Endless Rue — Madeline E. Robins

Babayaga — Toby Barlow

Book Review: 10 Bits of My Brain

10 Bits of My Brain by Stuart Jaffe

Recommended for people who like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, or Philip K. Dick.

This collection of 10 short stories is like all collections. There’s one or two stories which will cling in your brain for a long time and others which were fun reads or didn’t catch you. And they’re always difficult to review because you want to gush about the two that your heart grabbed onto and ignore the ones you just liked.

So, of course, I’m going to give into the temptation and gush about the story that keeps circling back into my brain when I look at the cover — the story about the Polish Necromancer in a WWII ghetto.

It’s got a great mix of creepiness and magic. Its internal consistency is excellent and the end payoff is excellent. I want to tell you everything about it, but I also don’t want to spoil you.

So, I’ll summarize this review with — grab this for reading on the bus or in those moments when you have a little spare time and I’m sure you’ll find a gem.

Books to Read October 2017

Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

The King is Always About the People – Daniel Alarcon

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop – David Adam

The Sea is Ours – Ed. Jaymee Goh & Joyce Chng

The Crow’s Dinner – Jonathan Carroll

The Glass Town Game – Catherynne M. Valente

Skavenger’s Hunt – Mike Rich

The Genius Plague – David Walton

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore – Kelly Jones

Dragons: The Modern Infestation – Pamela Wharton Blanpied