Geek Lit: Naomi Novik’s Uprooted


Fairy tales can be rough.  We expect a plucky hero, whether a young man or woman, to stand up to the dragon, defeat the forces of darkness, and then go home a hero, but try reading some of those old Grimm Tales and you’ll see those things are creepy as funk.

That’s what makes Naomi Novik’s Uprooted such a treat.  The fairy tale is seen and shattered through the eyes of the narrator protagonist.  SPOILERS behind the cut.

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Discworld Read-Along #12: Witches Abroad


Continuing my occasional series as I work my way through the late Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, one novel at a time.

This week, I am covering the twelfth book, Witches Abroad.

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