My favourite reads in 2015

I read a lot of fantastic books in 2015, and as my Reading List shows there were also a whole lot of books I didn't have time to read (yet). Here is a selection of the best titles I devoured this past year. Disclaimer: these books were not necessarily published in 2015, but are books… Continue reading My favourite reads in 2015

A mesmerizing mosaic of tales – MIDNIGHT AND MOONSHINE, by Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter

Beneath is a bird cage. Made of polished antler, carved and stained the hue of honey, each rail wound with silver wire. Inside, not clinging to a perch, but huddling at the bottom on a folded piece of gold cloth, is a bird. From 'Seeds', Midnight and Moonshine. Midnight and Moonshine begins with the evocative… Continue reading A mesmerizing mosaic of tales – MIDNIGHT AND MOONSHINE, by Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter

Brine, ships & harpoon-wielding mermaids – a review of Lisa L. Hannett’s short story ‘A Shot Of Salt Water’

Accordions unpleated welcoming songs the day the mermaids returned. The first notes droned joyful at dawn, played by young men with wool collars unrolled against the wind. Mattress-clouds bulged above land and water, miles of damp cotton dulling the fishermen’s music. As the sky blanched, fiddlers sawed harmonies, horsehairs screeching on weather-warped bows. Bodhráns were… Continue reading Brine, ships & harpoon-wielding mermaids – a review of Lisa L. Hannett’s short story ‘A Shot Of Salt Water’