Winter Is Coming

Velkommen, readers. The onslaught of winter holidays and accompanying food, gifts, parties, and ceremonies is fast approaching. I myself have been squirreling away gifts into secret hiding places, scouting out recipes (making Pumpkin Pasties!), and deciding what book(s) I should donate to Toys For Tots this year.

While I have been busy preparing for the holidays, working, and lovingly obsessing over every last comma of the final proof of my novel, I have not forgotten you. Things to look forward to include a review of The Hunger Games (just in time for Thanksgiving) and a review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, plus additional reviews of their cinematic counterparts. Doing movie reviews for adaptations of banned books alongside the book review is a new thing, so I hope you’ll like it. Waes hael, readers!


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About boundandgaggedbooks

Shannon is a freelance writer and folklore buff. She has a degree from Hampshire College in Creative Writing/Mythology & Religion, with an emphasis on epic/oral traditions, their anthropological implications, and their modern counterparts. Her work can be found in Fabulously Feminist, Wolf Wariors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology, The Concord Monitor, Redhead Magazine, and The Climax.

2 responses to “Winter Is Coming”

  1. bandaloopdeloop says :

    As for books, the Percy Jackson series was quite enjoyable. I know it’s another rehashing of the magical boy premise, but it’s fun and different and a great stepping stone to Classical mythology.

    • boundandgaggedbooks says :

      I actually bought the first book in the series a while back in my attempts to stay abreast of current YA Fantasy. However, I never did get around to actually reading it. Soon. Soooon. I think I might have actually donated the first Percy Jackson and Harry Potter books for Toys For Tots a few years back, but they’re both good staples. I was thinking I might donate the first Pellinor book by Alison Croggon (still my favorite fantasy series of all time) this year. It has some mentions of less child-friendly themes, but I think a mature middle-schooler could totally handle it. Besides, in the age of Game of Thrones it looks like Pat the Bunny and TFT is always saying they don’t get enough gifts for older kids.

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