This one has exactly two entries because between slush of both varieties, and other aspects of real life, I haven’t done much reading.
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe. Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner
Excellent. I’m not much of a fan of short fiction, and most anthologies I pick up I end up reading two pages of about a third of the stories and jumping to the next one. This one I read all of them front to back except one. Some of the writers I’ve read and loved before, Carrie Vaughn’s story was a real treat just as I expected. Donna Andrews put in a fun tale, Alan Gordon penned a story about true bonds and J.A. Kornath’s story of blackouts and well bowel movements is one of the better ones in the anthology. Patricia Briggs Star of David is another one of the top stories. But my hands down favorite in this collection is Rob Thurmans Milk & Cookies is the product of the type of delightfully demented mind I’m looking for in a future wife.
The other book is Slow Train to Arcturus. Yes I did get to read it in unfinished form half an eon ago, but I just read it in final form for the first time. I love this story.
So for those of you (like me) who haven’t finished their holiday shopping, go forth and book!.
Happy whatever you’re celebrating!