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Book Review: Baba Yaga's Daughter and Other Tales of the Old Races

Posted on 2012.08.26 at 13:49

I just finished reading The Baba Yaga’s Daughter by C.E. Murphy… it was divine.  I felt like I was in an old library, hidden in a corner with a small lamp, devouring a leather-bound book I found inconspicuously mixed in with the fiction when it should have been shelved with ‘fact’.  Like it was handwritten in script with ink and quill and the owner of the library either had no idea what they possessed or were clever enough to shelve it where it would be hidden in plain sight.  The language was lush, the stories interwoven intricately enough to stand on their own but with small hints to broaden the back-story of the others.  I highly recommend this book… either to ready fans who follow her work or as an excellent introduction to the quality of her writing and stories.

(Hi friends, yes, I know - I'm not dead!!  But life has been crazy the past couple years with getting laid off -twice- finding new jobs, buying a car, moving, getting puppies, etc. etc. etc.  So I've even barely been reading!!  Thankfully this book came my way to get me back in the saddle and it was worth it!!!  Don't worry, I have been reading posts, just not posting.)


mtlawson at 2012-08-26 21:09 (UTC) (Link)
Wow! Looky who's here!!

Quick, let me get my camera so I can take a photo!
mela_lyn at 2012-08-26 23:06 (UTC) (Link)
You don't need a camera... it's the internets... it's FOREVER!!! LOL
tom_gallier at 2012-08-30 01:36 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, me too. I haven't logged in since March 2011. I haven't been laid off since Sep 2008, but I did get a new puppy a couple weeks ago, and an new car last month. Still haven't gotten around to getting a life...

I've been doing a lot of writing, though.
mela_lyn at 2012-09-01 01:10 (UTC) (Link)
LOL We're living the same life almost... other than me barely writing. It's terrible. It's really hard to let myself do anything fun since my house still has messy areas from moving. I'm a little be OCD when it comes to that.
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