Contemporary Literature · Magical Realism · Short Stories

The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories

This is my third Aspen Words Literary Prize 2023 longlist read. And honestly so far this longlist is next level. All three (this, How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water and The Town of Babylon) so far have been 5-star reads. I wasn’t planning to read the whole longlist this year, but I… Continue reading The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories

SciFi · Speculative

How High We Go in the Dark

Look at this cover...gorgeous. Also, this was billed as being for fans of Station Eleven (which I loved) and Cloud Atlas (which I read a long time ago, way before I began reviewing/blogging, but do remember really enjoying). So onto my "to be read" list it went. How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu “Death had… Continue reading How High We Go in the Dark


Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?

This book came across by radar through a single review post on IG, from @basiclandcave, back in April 2021. I have never seen it mentioned or referenced anywhere else. But it conceptually stuck with me, after reading their review, so when I saw it in the used section at a local bookstore a few weeks ago, I grabbed… Continue reading Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?