D.G. Meyers writes powerfully about cancer and living with the disease while discussing In the Valley of the Shadow by James L. Kugel.
On a lighter note, A Rat in the Book Pile has Extreme Reading #12 which features Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, a personal favorite.
Interpolations has happy new things in his life. “But please know that this hurts me a lot more than it hurts you. And this is the only time that this dumb-ass expression is true.”
Kevin from Canada pans The Afterparty and gets a visit from the author and the author’s dad. Great stuff in the review and do not miss the comments.
Kinna Reads adds to my TBR with a 1964 short story collection from Mozambique.
“Keep cool but care.” Quote from Pynchon’s V courtesy of Pechorin’s Journal.
Triple Choice Tuesday features on of my favorite bloggers: Steph of Steph & Tony Investigate! Happily, I have read two of her picks, so the TBR grows only slightly.
Speaking of Steph, she has a post on a book exploring (recommendations) website. On a similar note, GoodReads purchased Discovereads and their book recommendation algorithm which promises to be “Netflixy” and, therefore, much better than Amazon which suggests you try more Coetzee if you like Coetzee.
Of course, you can also just follow the preferred route around here: Get new and interesting recommendations from bloggers you trust, like Whispering Gums who introduces several writers from Tasmania worth checking out.