July 2022 Reading Recap

July was…heavy, to say the least. There was some writing professional news that netted out less than positively, a meteor of a personal emergency that is still unfolding, and I think I finally figured a writing time management system that works for me (and a realization that I definitely write to run away, and there is a lot I want to run from).

I also went to NYC to see my family and catch up with some friends. Equally restful and stressful. I’ve stayed safe from disease the best I can, and wish the same for you and yours.

This month’s blog interviews were:

In August, I have four days off from my dayjob, which I intend to use for making lots of paintings

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ARC Review: ALL THE HOMETOWNS YOU CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM by Izzy Wasserstein (2022)

Genre: Adult Speculative Fiction Short Story Collection
Year Release: July 26th, 2022
Buy Links: Neon Hemlock | Unabridged Books | Bookshop.org

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Read an ARC from the publisher

This collection is full of queer stories that cross streams between science fiction, fantasy, and horror, sometimes crossing over, but never being shy about it. There are multiverses, quests, terrifying boarding schools, haunted museums that need to be emptied, people resisting, people trying their best, and more. I inhaled these in rapid succession. You will find intricate worldbuilding and complex characterizations within these pages, and I’m excited to share my faves.

An interview with author Izzy Wasserstein will be going up on July 26th, 2022.

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