Linkity lollipops with limitless centers

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Reading Update (brace yourselves for actual non-hockey related reviewettes!)
Welcome to Bordertown (Borderland #5), edited by Holly Black, Ellen Kushner, and Terri Windling. ebook. For me, urban fantasy is fantasy set in, duh, urban areas, in cities. Frequently the location is as much a character as it a setting. The stories are infused with hints of faerie and myth, both European and Native American, and when you finish reading, you can almost glimpse the fantastical out of the corner of your eye. The Borderland anthologies were among the earliest urban fantasy, about the mythical Bordertown that existed on the cusp of this world and the Faerie Realm. Revisiting Bordertown in this anthology after so much time (the most recent anthology was published in 1998) was a delightful trip, the chance to check in on old friends and make new ones. The list of contributors is impressive and includes Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Patricia A. McKillip, Emma Bull, and Cory Doctorow. (You can see the full list of contributors and read a few of the stories here.) Highly recommended.
Weezie Bat (Weezie Bat #1) by Francesca Lia Block. ebook. I don’t even know how to review this odd YA novel about Weezie Bat and her guy, and her best friend Dirk and his guy, living together in a cottage in LA. It had elements of urban fantasy and magical realism and the repetitively simple sentence structure drove me crazy, yet I read the whole thing.
Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale by Charles de Lint, illustrated by Charles Vess. ebook. Very good ya illustrated contemporary fantasy about seven red-haired sisters living with their mother in the hills, most likely somewhere in the Ozarks. Things get a little messy when the middle sister manages to run afoul of the fairy folk. I originally read this in Tapping the Dream Tree many years ago.

*purple sun stupor* -Chaos

8 thoughts on “Linkity lollipops with limitless centers”

  1. That bookcase animation is just wonderful!

    What on earth did that dog’s owners think had happened to all their socks before the visit to the vets??!! 🙂

  2. Ah, WEETZIE BAT, a minor touchstone of my ’90s youth (I remember the raves in SASSY magazine!). You might want to decide whether you’re in or out now, as there are several books in the series and some (WITCH BABY, MISSING ANGEL JUAN) are far better than others (CHEROKEE BAT AND THE GOAT GUYS in particular is like a parody of an after-school special). I haven’t read the one about Weetzie in her 40s yet, though I did sneak-read the last page in a bookstore somewhere to make sure it wasn’t totally depressing. I have to hand it to Francesca Lia Block, though: I’ve found a lot of her other YA stuff on OverDrive lately, and she managed to sneak a ton of LGBT storylines in (relatively) under the radar (I think some school boards did ban a couple of books back then), which seemed ahead of time for the era…

  3. Mmmm, pizza pot pies sound really good. Kinda like calzones, though.

    Have you seen the pumpkin spice flavored condom? Before I clicked the link, that’s what I thought you were linking to. 😉

    Those are some neat new knitting books. Time to visit a bookstore, I think…

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