Susan Hated Literature

at the mouth of the river of bees by Kij Johnson 0

The Bitey Cat by

I’m dipping in and out of Kij Johnson’s collection of short stories At the mouth of the river of bees. The Bitey Cat is one of the stories in the collection. It tells the story of a young girl, Sarah, whose...

Magna Carta on Coursera 0

I’ve just signed up for a new MOOC, The Magna Carta and its Legacy, and as usual I’m running behind and have signed up a week after it started. Ah well, I’m sure I’ll catch up, or not, at some point.

Foxcatcher dir. Bennett Miller 1

Foxcatcher dir. by

Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) won gold at the 1984 Olympics. As did his older brother David (Mark Ruffalo). Now they are in training for the Worlds, and then they’ll be focusing on the 1988 Olympics. David has a family, he has...

Daughter of Necessity by Marie Brennan 0

Daughter of Necessity by

Available to read online at Tor.com via Bookgazing on LadyBusiness In The Odyssey Penelope is the wife of Odysseus. While he is lost on his journey she remains at home on their island kingdom, pursued by many suitors who wish to...

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Black Widow : the finely woven thread by

All I know about Black Widow, aka Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanova, aka Natasha Romanoff, comes from the Marvel films. So I know she’s pretty damn awesome and deserves a film of her very own. But until1 that happens comics are where...

The just City by Jo Walton 2

The Just City by

ARC received via the publishers & netgalley. Apollo just cannot understand why Daphne chose to turn into a tree. It simply doesn’t make sense to him. The game is that nymphs run, Apollo chases. And Apollo catches. He cannot comprehend why...

A Hive for the Honey-Bee by Soinbhe Lally 0

A Hive for the Honey-Bee by

Thora is a newly hatched bee. The queen has just swarmed and those that are remaining in the hive are all awaiting their new queen. They continue to work and live, but their lack is always present. She, unlike most of...

Shadow Gate by Kate Elliott 7

Shadow Gate by

Crossroads #2 The blurb on the back cover of my edition of this book gives away a pretty big spoiler for book one. So does the first line of the book, so I’ve had to take a different one for the...

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The Gothic Challenge & Obscure Literary Monsters

In her round-up of 2014 and look forward to 2015 Katherine of The Writerly Reader mentioned she would be doing The Gothic Challenge this year. It is hosted by Books under the bed and is all about getting readers to experience...

Strange Days dir. Kathryn Bigelow 2

Strange Days dir. by

Part of my 2015 Sci-Fi Experience. Made in the mid-nineties this is a film set in the final few days of 1999. It’s a sort of a dystopian film in that society has certainly gone downhill, although it hasn’t yet reached...

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Happy 2015

Happy New Year everybody, I hope you had a great 2014 and that 2015 will continue that way. I did my mini book & film review of the year already, and I hope I get to read as many good books...

Liesmith by Alis Franklin 0

Liesmith by

The Wyrd : book 1 Read an excerpt Sigmund Sussman works in I.T support, answering questions usually with the advice to “switch if off and then switch it back on again”. He lives at home with his Dad, his mother died...