Suggestion Saturday: September 20, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, essays, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

The Pumpkin Spice. This is so true.

Death and Grieving as an Atheist via tmamone. There’s a lot of good stuff here.

The Suicide Forest and Overtoun Bridge: What Makes Them So Deadly? via ForteanWriter. This article was written by a friend of mine earlier this month. It’s one of the most interesting things I’ve read so far this autumn.

Children: Like Brain-Eating Zombies but Cuter. It took me ages to pick just one post from this blog to share with my readers. The woman who writes it is extremely funny, so narrowing it down was almost impossible.

Compassion Across Borders: International Disparities in the Vocation of Healthcare Providers. I’d read an entire book on this subject if I could. It’s fascinating.

From I Wasn’t Her Man via Pr4bhas:

Sunday morning, at the cafè I sat
And as I slurped my coffee, she made a face
Quite some etiquette she carried, as she munched away her croissant
Without slurping the coffee, sipped it with a grace.


Earlier this year I recommend the short story excerpt from The Girl With All the Gifts. It was all that was available at the time, but now that the full-length book is out I wanted to talk about it again.

This is the tale of a little girl who lives in a highly militarized, post-apocalyptic world. She’s fed once a week, can’t remember the last time she left the bunker that holds all of the rooms and the classroom. What’s even odder is how afraid all of the soldiers are of her.

If you’re read the short story, you know what I’m leaving out. If you haven’t, this is as many spoilers as I’m willing to give you. The wait was worth it, though. I loved the book every bit as much as I loved the original excerpt.

Science fiction and horror fans, this is a great choice for you.

What have you been reading?

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