First Things First by Diane Schoemperlen - Review

You clash with my constructed atmosphere. The stories of First Things First feel so much like confidences. They are essentially the intimate thoughts of twenty-four women whose inner life is at odds with the outside world. Some of those ladies…

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Wayworn Wooden Floors by Mark Lavorato - Review

Poetry. Rhymes, verses, literary devices, cryptic meaning, my school-year headaches. When I was a student, I figured poems were pretentious pieces of literature meant to be deciphered, mainly to produce a decent essay. To me, poetry were mostly obscure and…

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The Page Turners #2: Economy of Fear by Kevin T. Johns

Reading books always brought me life. The stories filled me with something that wasn’t there before, took me to other places, and taught me new ideas. There’s nothing as exhilarating as a book exceeding your expectations by a thousand times….

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Anita (Cobayes #1) de Marilou Addison - roman d'épouvante

Dans la série Cobayes, sept romans d’épouvante d’auteurs différents sont prévus pour décrire les essais cliniques du laboratoire AlphaLab. Chaque volet suit un individu ou un couple prêt à tester ce traitement révolutionnaire contre l’anxiété en échange d’une somme rondelette. Anita,…

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Knife Fight and Other Struggles by David Nickle, Horror Story Collection

Since the remarkable Irregular Verbs and Other Stories by Matthew Johnson, I’ve been eager to read more short stories. I was lucky enough to find Knife Fight and Other Struggles by David Nickle, already known for several horror books such as…

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The Voices in Between by Charlene Challenger, Fantasy Novel

The Voices in Between snatched my attention with its unusual, atypical heroine: fourteen years-old Adoni could have been drawn out from a bleak social documentary. She is a school failure and outcast. Her “bulging flesh” and her “brown skin and…

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