Tag: short stories

Prepping for the Space Readathon!

This week is the Space Readathon, an annual readathon run by Sanne at the YouTube channel booksandquills. I’ve never participated before, but when I saw her video this year I thought I just had to join in! The… Read More

20. ‘Homesick for Another World’ by Ottessa Moshfegh

‘Dark’, ‘angry’, ‘unflinching’ – these are the sorts of words I’d heard used to describe Ottessa Moshfegh’s short story collection Homesick for Another World. Also, ‘comic’ and ‘weirdly hilarious’. Of course, that sounds like just my kind of thing,… Read More

17. ‘Dark Tales’ by Shirley Jackson

Before reading Dark Tales, my only knowledge of Shirley Jackson was that iconic and brilliant story ‘The Lottery’. That one gave me delicious chills, so the opportunity to read a whole collection of Jackson’s creepy stories was a no-brainer!… Read More

16. ‘Fen’ by Daisy Johnson

I saw Fen by Daisy Johnson all over BookTube a couple of years ago and wanted to read it, so I was pleased when it was chosen as the next read for my sci-fi and fantasy book club. I… Read More

9. ‘Invisible Planets’ edited by Ken Liu

I’d seen this book around before I picked it up at my Mr B’s reading spa last year. It’s a collection of contemporary sci-fi short stories from Chinese writers, and it’s edited by Ken Liu, so of course… Read More