All the Books

Now, I know what you’re thinking.

“Tori, you haven’t reviewed a book in over a month. Are you all right? Has someone robbed you of your TBR pillars? Have you sustained a terrible blow to the head, making you illiterate and only able to review movies by dictating them to friends and coworkers? Have you given up on your 2016 book challenge already?”

To these questions and more, dear readers, I say “No. But thank you for your concern.”

I’ve been reading, all right. I’ve just been reading ALL THE BOOKS at once. See:


These are my current reads:

  • Soulless by Gail Carriger
  • Nomfiction edited by Little Fiction | Big Truths
  • Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway
  • Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • Emily Carr As I Knew Her by Carol Pearson
  • Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs

At least four of them will be included in my book challenge, one is for work, and the other is just too good not to read right now. Any guesses as to which is which? Here’s my challenge for reference.

Games with All Lit Up – Golf

Welcome to another late entry.

We credit the sport of golf with a lot: wearing multiple, differing prints at once; our first summer jobs shilling drinks to thirsty golfers; and driving in tiny cars instead of walking. We’ll also give it the hole-in-one, a thing that almost never happens in real golf (we think?) but nonetheless symbolizes doing something amazing on your first try. Give us a mulligan on our deplorable golf knowledge and check out these incredible collections of short fiction that have all been recognized … for some hole-in-one storytelling. —All Lit Up

I have never been much of a reader of short stories. Not because I don’t like them, but because I never thought to read them. It wasn’t until I started working at B&G and read the work of the wonderful Julie Paul that I understood the pull of the short story. Now I get it. Since that first time I’ve read two more collections and I eagerly await my monthly newsletter from Little Fiction (if you haven’t visited before, you definitely should).

So, without further ado, the three short story collections I’ve read (all of which have been hole-in-one, as you can see by their astounding reviews):

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