Author Archives: Annie McGovern

About Annie McGovern

MA in Science and Medical Writing; Creative Writing BA; consumes books and science for sustenance (and tea); questionable Korean language skills; end

Boston Ivy, a flash fiction story by me!

Ever take time to notice how the ivy grows outside your door? Take a look, but be prepared for what you might see. In addition to reading tons of books and writing about them, I do occasionally write a bit … Continue reading

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Book Review—The Fly Trap by Fredrik Sjöberg

An entomologist’s memoir about a life collecting hoverflies on the small island Runmarö near Stockholm, Sweden. The book is in part about collecting flies, but also chronicles the life of obscure naturalist René Malaise, and the author’s journey tracking Malaise’s life and history. Continue reading

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Book Review—Slade House by David Mitchell

Hidden down the twists and turns of Slade Alley is a small iron door. Behind the door is a house, where no house should be, and within that house is a pair of siblings that have been waiting for you. David Mitchell’s Slade House is a dark story with surprises at every turn. Continue reading

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Bookish News—How to get free (or mostly free) books

If you hunger for as many books as I do, but also want to have money to buy food and clothes, check out some resources for cheap books. Continue reading

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Revamp

Hi all, don’t worry I’m still here. I just got a little sidetracked with starting a new job and juggling that with online classes. Now that I’m more settled, I’ve been thinking about how to make this blog more frequent, … Continue reading

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Book Review—The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron

As an extreme horror junkie, I am always on the lookout for those exceptionally rare horror masterpieces that leave me not merely scared or disgusted, but rather, utterly disturbed, and ill at ease for days after finishing the final page. … Continue reading

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Book Review—Between You & Me by Mary Norris

I am of two opinions of this book. One, it was a perfect book for me to read at this point in my life, being in the throes of applying for copy editing jobs, and two, that it might be … Continue reading

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Bookish News—Pluto Lovers Love Literature Too

As many of you may know, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto this morning, and the world is poised to (hopefully) receive its photos soon. But why am I talking about this on a blog about books? Well! When … Continue reading

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Book Review—The Edge of the Sky by Roberto Trotta

I have mixed feelings about “The Edge of the Sky” by Roberto Trotta. The book is about astrophysics: planets, galaxies, dark matter, relativity, the Big Bang, etc. But it’s not your typical science book; Trotta wrote it using only the 1,000 … Continue reading

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Book Review—Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

North Korea is a dark spot on a nighttime map. It is Big Brother incarnate, the squatting enemy in its fortress, and by and large, a total mystery. The constant flow of news has become monotonous and unreliable. In truth, we … Continue reading

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