10 Dark Fantasy & Sci-Fi Novellas to Read in One Weekend
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh, 112 pages A magical forest by the name of Greenhollow is home to a mysterious guardian named Tobias or, as the locals call him, The Wild Man of the woods. The delicate balance of Tobias's life is suddenly upset when the old house on the estate is bought by a man named Henry Silver. Silver is fascinated by folklore and goes digging for the facts behind the local Wild Man legends. But what he unearths goes beyond the laws of nature, into the dark heart of the wood itself, and darker tales of magic, betrayal, and transformation. A sequel, Drowned Country, came out in the summer of 2020. The winner of the 2020 World Fantasy Award! (1)
Murderbot Taught Me About Myself. And About Humans, Too
My absolute favourite series of the last few years is The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. It is made up of several novellas and a recent novel, Network Effect. Turns out, I am far from alone. You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who does not like this book or series.
Schitt's Creek Withdrawal? Watch These Next (Based On What You Loved About It)
I am reluctant to admit that I was not an early adopter of Schitt's Creek. Based on the promos I saw, I didn't think I would like it. Even though I had family urging me to watch it, I didn't. Not until it was starting to blow up in 2020. The ads didn't do it justice because I. Love. It. But
Sharing Memes is a Quick, Easy Way to Help Boost the Moods of Depressed People
Lately, I've been on a meme-sharing rampage. All my socials have caught on and are flooding me with memes. They connect with what I'm experiencing individually, but also with what we are all experiencing on a national, even global scale: the pandemic, the isolation, the social unrest, Bernie's amazing gloves.
Reading is Like Eating: There's No Such Thing as "Good" or "Bad" Writing
You're hungry. What do you feel like eating: good food or bad food? I'm guessing good. But what does that mean? A greasy breakfast? Tacos? Ice cream? Beef Bourguignon? "Good" with food means exactly nothing because it has too many conditions, the most important of which are the preferences of the person eating.
Depression Memes Help People With Depression: Study
Welcome to a collection of memes and links to teach, entertain, and inspire you about mental health. Because it's still so cold where I am, today's digest only consists of uplifting messages I've gleaned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and several other platforms where you can connect with others.
Those Stages of Grief Everyone’s Been Talking About
It’s weird when you suddenly notice in your own behaviour something as “cliché” as the famous “Five Stages of Grief”. I say “cliché” becomes I’ve heard about these so often from popular culture, books, and movies that it seems more like an narrative invention than something that could affect me so deeply.