This one didn’t take long, did it? It’s for Challenge #22, “Read a collection of stories by a woman.”
The theme of the collection is witches, though sometimes the connection is more tenuous than other times. It also includes a bit at the end where she actually answers every author’s least favorite favorite question: “where do you get your ideas?”
The stories range from humorous to actually rather frightening, with settings that are equally varied, from unspecified ‘medieval-like’ to very modern indeed. (And yes, there’s a good reason for the cover image of a witch using a computer, btw.) Some of them really play with your expectations, too.
As is to be expected from a collection of stories, some of them were more to my taste than others, but there weren’t any of them that I actually disliked. Overall an entertaining (and fast) read.
…and I seem to suck at reviews today. (Maybe because I logged on and found out that my post on Monday decided not to post itself even though I had hit publish? So now my brain’s all scrambled by confused expectations?)
Well, no use forcing it. I can’t figure out what else I should say, so I’m just gonna leave it here.