Review: Skin Hunger

Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey

I rarely go after a book solely because of the author (Chabon and Dumas are special in this regard), especially when it’s my first experience with an author. But when I heard Kathleen Duey speak at Dragon*Con and realized she was an author, I knew I had to pick up her work; she’s articulate and thoughtful. So I put Skin Hunger, one of her novels, on hold at the library as soon I as got back.

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Teaser Tuesday: Skin Hunger

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“You were chosen from thousands, but only one of you will become a wizard,” he said slowly. “Or, more likely, none.”

pg. 78 of Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

The Sunday Salon: Typography for Lawyers

On Thursday and Friday of this past week, I, in whatever spare time I could grab, was fervently editing old and new posts to replace “…” with “…” and “-” with “–”. What on earth motivated me to do such a thing?  Why, Typography for Lawyers! Despite the name, Typography for Lawyers isn’t just for lawyers. Matthew Butterick, a typographer-turned-lawyer, is sick and tired of looking at ugly law documents, where some lawyers believe putting things in ALL CAPS will draw a reader’s attention instead of repel it. To combat this, Butterick created Typography for Lawyers, a slick little website that offers a typography primer and refresher.

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The Literary Horizon: A Flame in Byzantium, Skin Hunger

At Dragon*Con this year, I picked up a lot of book recommendations, mostly because I went to a lot more panels dealing with books than previous years. While I’ll get to most of them in time, both here on the Literary Horizon and reading wise, I thought I’d spotlight two titles that leaped out at me (and one that’s currently on my desk, rented from the library)–both speculative fiction, obviously.

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