The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 16, ed. Stephen Jones (2005) E

Date read: 8.3.09 Read from: Personal collection Reviewer: Emera I picked this and #15 up at a used book sale, partly out of a fit of pique that I couldn’t find anything else to my taste – even though I didn’t know anything about the actual quality of the anthology series. Luckily, every story in … Continue reading The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 16, ed. Stephen Jones (2005) E

King Rat, by China Miéville (1998) E

Date read: 10.10.08 Read from: Personal collection Reviewer: Emera The day after stumbling drunk into his father’s flat, Saul Garamond wakes to find that he is the chief suspect in his father’s killing – which occurred as he slept one room over. Sprung from jail by a raggedly pompous, sinuously sinister figure who calls himself … Continue reading King Rat, by China Miéville (1998) E

New books for August

In an effort to stave off our ridiculous acquisitions rates, Kakaner and I have undertaken a pact not to buy any more new books until… well, for as long as we can possibly restrain ourselves, and hopefully we’ve actually read the greater part of the books we’ve bought but haven’t yet read. But prior to … Continue reading New books for August

The Great Cambridge-Boston bookshop tour

In May of 2008, Kakaner and I undertook an epic walking tour of Cambridge and Boston bookshops – our goal was to walk from Central to Harvard Square and stop at every bookstore along the way, all in one morning and afternoon. Our first stop was the Cambridge Salvation Army bookstore, where, if I recall … Continue reading The Great Cambridge-Boston bookshop tour

Emera

I’m currently a graduate student in microbiology; in college I studied biology, creative writing, and French. I love glass-fronted bookcases, textured bookcovers, and the smell of yellowed paperbacks or glossy full-color pages. I grew up on fairy tales, mythology, and The Hobbit, so fantastical fiction will always be my first and true love. I’m a … Continue reading Emera