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    What We’ve Been Reading #116

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more recommendations that you need in your collection. Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre edited by Alison Peirse “But women were never out there making horror films, that’s why they are not written about – you can’t include what doesn’t exist.” “Women are just not that interested in making horror films.” This is what you get when you are a woman working in horror, whether as a writer, academic, festival programmer, or filmmaker. These assumptions are based on decades of flawed scholarly,…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #112

    Welcome to our latest review round-up! We hope you find a new favorite. Please click either tag above to read our previous recommendations. How to Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend by Linda Addison Who doesn’t need to know How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend? From the first African-American to receive the HWA Bram Stoker award, this collection of both horror and science fiction short stories and poetry reveals demons in the most likely people (like a jealous ghost across the street) or in unlikely places (like the dimension-shifting dreams of an American Indian). Recognition is the first step, what you do with your friends/demons after…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #107

    Need some new books?! Of course you do! Our team is back with some recent reading recommendations to help you out with that. Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters, edited by Sumiko Saulson Imagine horror where black characters aren’t all tropes and the first to die; imagine a world written by black sisters where black women and femmes are in the starring roles. From flesh-eating plants to flesh eating bees; zombies to vampires to vampire-eating vampire hunters; ghosts, revenants, witches and werewolves, this book has it all. Cursed drums, cursed dolls, cursed palms, ancient spirits and goddesses create a nuanced world of Afrocentric and multicultural horror. Terrifying tales…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #85

    Hi everyone! Today we are featuring a book about a creepy funhole, a beautiful collection of wintertime horrors, and a book about a woman who has a sister that has a bad habit of murdering men! We hope you find a new favorite book! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ The Cipher by Kathe Koja “Black. Pure black and the sense of pulsation, especially when you look at it too closely, the sense of something not living but alive.” When a strange hole materializes in a storage room, would-be poet Nicholas and his feral lover Nakota allow their curiosity to lead them into the…

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    What We’re Reading #71

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We feature an anthology of ghoulish delights, a haunting tale about a woman trying to make sense of her past and a collection of dark little gems. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Graveyard Smash, Women of Horror Anthology Vol. 2 Step through the prettiest cemetery gates you’ve ever seen and experience tombstone raves and widow’s dances, Japanese snow-spirits, Aztec bruja and temple goddesses, vengeful ghosts, djinn and cannibals, vampire hunters, plague bearers, graverobbers, and terrors beyond reason. Read through the night as the…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #11

    Here’s the latest round-up of our most recent LOHF reads! Have you read any of them yet? She’s Lost Control edited by Elizabeth Jenike The female voice is strong, and will not be controlled.  This book, by its very nature, is doing important work: giving women writers a platform and prioritizing their voices over the cacophony of men that have dominated the field for so long. This is not meant to start an argument over whose voice is more important or stronger or holds more weight—this book is only meant to continue the conversation of why we need diverse mindsets and points of view in the literary community. And as the…