My name is Carmilla Voiez and I am a book addict. I write, mostly horror and urban fantasy, and I read across a wide spectrum of genres.
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Reading progress update: I've read 13%.
I've barely started this but I'm a bit taken aback by the casual misogyny at the heart of the story. The way the waitress is ...
Let's Talk About Books
I love spooky cults and have been wanting to give this one a read for a while. Hopefully it's a good one!
Is fiction the best way to learn complicated abstract concepts?
I struggled at first. In my defence it's the first book of its kind that I've sunk my cerebral teeth into. Initially (for the first 100 pages or so) it was like wading through...
I recommend listening to this Ursula Le Guin podcast from 2013
"Ursula K. Le Guin opens with the question, “Where do you get your ideas from?” and replies with her favorite response, from ...
Technology, spies and activism
The cover, of the edition I read, didn't make it clear that this was the second book in the series, and on occasion I wondered what events the narrator was referring to, they ...
A very useful reference book
A slim volume packed with accessible advice from lecturers in Creative Writing. It covers novel writing, short stories and poetry. I especially enjoyed the articles about poin...
Review: The Bluest Eye
Wow. Just wow. This was...haunting is the best I can come up with.
Don't get your hopes up, but . . .
. . .I started writing again. I had made considerable progress the last time I picked up this project, but then life interv...
The particular rock form that we call "desert roses" here is made of chalcedony, a common type of quartz (silicon dioxide). ...
Reading progress update: I've read 84 out of 560 pages.
It's Black History Month, so I'm reading alternate history by a Black author. That totally counts, right?
Once Upon a River
It’s finally happened. I have read a Diane Setterfield book in which I liked the prose AND the plot AND the characters. The t...
Reading Challenge 2019
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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