Books I’m Currently Dying to Read

It’s causing me pain that I am not reading all of these books this very moment. Also, I need to vacuum my rug. The Scorpio Races, by Maggie StiefvaterThe Jewel-Hinged Jaw, essays on science fiction by Samuel R. DelanyCloud Atlas, by David MitchellOut of Left Field, by Liza KetchumWild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s… Read more »

Margaret Mahy, 1936-2012

New Zealand writer Margaret Mahy died on Monday, July 23. She was 76 years old. Margaret Mahy could write emotions like sadness, fear, the desperateness of courage, so that you felt them as you read. A few lines from Alchemy (2004): Certainly the sound of her sadness had spread itself backward and forward through time…. Read more »