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The Starship and the Temple Cat by Yoon Ha Lee

Turkey Trail waterfall along the Pine Creek Trail in central Pennsylvania

This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award.

Published: February 2018 in Beneath Ceaseless Skies (you can read it for free at that link)

Genre: science fiction ghost story

Setting: the City of High Bells, a space station in the far future

Summary: Short version: The ghost of a temple cat continues to roam a temple on a destroyed space station Continue reading


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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare fits in the medieval time period we’re covering this year in homeschooling. This was the play Mr. Curiosity chose to read. I read it along with him. I think this is my first time experiencing Hamlet.

Published: 1600

Genre: classic play

Length: I have a book that contains all of Shakespeare’s works. This took up 41 pages of double-columned text in that book

Setting: Denmark, late 1500s

Summary: Short version: Death, betrayal, and madness in the high courts of Denmark Continue reading


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Greenglass House by Kate Milford

I think I saw this book in a list of good read alouds. I picked it up from a new bookstore in town to read to the kids.

Published: 2014

Genre: middle grade mystery

Length: 376 pages

Setting: Greenglass House in Nagspeake (which felt like a New England town), present day-ish

Summary: Short version: We find out why everyone came to Greenglass House Continue reading

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Haunted by Sarah Gailey

Flamingo tongue on a sea fan

This is the VERY LAST short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer. Guess I need to find the 2019 version and start reading some newer stories!

Published: March, 2016 in Fireside Quarterly (you can read it for free at that link)

Genre: ghost story

Setting: a random house, present day

Summary: Short version: The origin and end of a haunted house Continue reading

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Ironweed by William Kennedy

This was one of the Modern Library’s top 100 novels of the century.

Published: 1983

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 227 pages

Setting: 1938 in Albany, NY

Summary: Short version: Life as an old homeless man Continue reading

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