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Bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Humanities student at NAU, mother of 2, artist, animal lover, voracious reader and lover of all things literary, introvert, believer in magic

Currently reading

Science In Context: Readings In The Sociology Of Science
Barry Barnes, David Edge
The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
The Key & the Flame
Claire M. Caterer
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed
Beautiful Creatures
Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
Pride and Prejudice
Margaret Drabble, Eloisa James, Jane Austen
Progress: 60/379 pages

Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories - Karen Russell Wow. Karen Russell has a tremendous voice. This is one of the reasons why I like GOOD collections of short stories -- every story is another chance for the author to explore various characters, settings, etc. and to share another layer of his or her imagination and creativity. The stories in Russell's second collection of short stories (the first of which I will definitely be reading soon!) are original, spellbinding, and glorious. Yes, I really enjoyed all eight stories. They are each different, but share some elements, such as humans interactions with and within the natural world. My absolute favorites are: Reeling for the Empire, Proving Up, The Barn at the End of Our Term, The New Veterans, and The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis. Eerie, chilling, thought-provoking, stunning....a wonderful group of stories that work their way into your dreams and subconscious.