MY TOP 17 OF 2017

According to Goodreads, I read 83 books on this past revolution around the sun. Of those, here are my 17 favorite in no particular order. To be clear, these are not "THE TOP 17 BOOKS OF THE YEAR!!" or anything like that. They're simply the books I liked most of the ones I read. Some … Continue reading MY TOP 17 OF 2017


Yesterday, I sold books at the Collingswood Book Festival, which was my first public selling/signing appearance ever. Huzzah!¬†However, something happened that I can't stop thinking about, so I've come here to work it out. At one point, a girl wandered over to my table with her mother. By my estimate, the girl was probably early … Continue reading AGE (IN)APPROPRIATENESS


If you grew up in the U.S., you probably read "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. What you probably don't know is that Jackson wrote a few novels, as well. One that I had been hearing great things about for a while but only recently got around to reading is WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE … Continue reading REVIEW: WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE