The blog is not dead
A review for Twice-Told Tales is forthcoming. I am going through and reading the stories I skipped before, as well as re-reading a few. While it hasn't got me out of the rut, completionism has been very worthwhile. "The Gentle Boy" and "The Prophetic Pictures" are probably my favorites so far - the plots are novel-worthy.
Summer "heavy" reading is a tradition of mine where I read one large book over the summer. This year, I may just go for number of books, instead of pages of one book. I'm taking suggestions for my summer read(s), preferably something from the uber long list - please comment with any ideas of what you'd like to see!