Title: Smallest of EntrywaysAuthor: Cristen Hemingway JaynesPublisher: Humanitas Media PublishingStatus: Available now*full disclosure: Bought Description: (by goodreads.com) The Smallest of Entryways (2012) is a collection of nine short stories by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, the great-granddaughter of Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway. The stories in The Smallest of Entryways paint a picture of a child, at first helplessly affected and then, as she grows into an adult, shaped by the alcohol dependence of her mother. The stories were written over a twelve-year span; this is her first collection. It is published by chum literary press, the author’s own imprint, in association with Humanitas Media Publishing, which also will publish chum literary magazine starting in 2013.My Review:Dark Brilliant and Beautiful.“The Smallest of Entryways” is a collection of short stories that is mesmerizing. If you’re a fan of the short story then you’re in for a treat with these.The Author, Cristen Hemingway Jaynes took great care in her imagery, and word choice; every story came alive off the page. Although I found all the stories to be fantastic there were three that stood out above all others. “Laundromat,” “Vienna Sausages” but my all time favorite has to be “Wax.” That story is so beautiful, that I almost want to give it all away, (but you really need to read it for yourself.) “Wax” was so striking that I actually teared up at the ending with the Snowy imagery. Those three make it into my top 20 favorite stories of all time. I Highly recommend “The Smallest of Entryways” to everyone whether you’re a short story reader or not.Overall Rating: 6.5-7/7 

Title: Smallest of Entryways

Author: Cristen Hemingway Jaynes

Publisher: Humanitas Media Publishing

Status: Available now

*full disclosure: Bought 

Description: (by goodreads.com) The Smallest of Entryways (2012) is a collection of nine short stories by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, the great-granddaughter of Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway. The stories in The Smallest of Entryways paint a picture of a child, at first helplessly affected and then, as she grows into an adult, shaped by the alcohol dependence of her mother. The stories were written over a twelve-year span; this is her first collection. It is published by chum literary press, the author’s own imprint, in association with Humanitas Media Publishing, which also will publish chum literary magazine starting in 2013.

My Review:

Dark Brilliant and Beautiful.

“The Smallest of Entryways” is a collection of short stories that is mesmerizing. If you’re a fan of the short story then you’re in for a treat with these.

The Author, Cristen Hemingway Jaynes took great care in her imagery, and word choice; every story came alive off the page. Although I found all the stories to be fantastic there were three that stood out above all others. “Laundromat,” “Vienna Sausages” but my all time favorite has to be “Wax.” That story is so beautiful, that I almost want to give it all away, (but you really need to read it for yourself.) “Wax” was so striking that I actually teared up at the ending with the Snowy imagery. Those three make it into my top 20 favorite stories of all time. I Highly recommend “The Smallest of Entryways” to everyone whether you’re a short story reader or not.

Overall Rating: 6.5-7/7 

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Title: Smallest of EntrywaysAuthor: Cristen Hemingway JaynesPublisher: Humanitas Media PublishingStatus:

Halloween Giveaway

HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY!
IT’S TIME FOR MY FIRST GIVEAWAY! And what better way to celebrate Halloween then giving out some Halloween themed books?

~THE RULES~
1. I don’t have many followers on this blog (my book blog,) or on my WordPress book blog either, so to only limit it to followers doesn’t seem fair. So followers and non-followers you’re welcome to participate. However my followers (for my book blog followers only sorry guys…) will be able to reblog twice and have 2 entries, while non-followers may only reblog once. I will be checking.
2. Liking does NOT count as an entry (<——-READ!!!)
3. I will pick the winner on October 22nd 2012 at Midnight Eastern Time using the random number generator from Random.org so everyone has a chance at winning.
4. The winner will be notified via their ask box, so you must have your ask box open to win. If the winner doesn’t have their ask box open, or doesn’t reply within three days of me contacting them, I’ll pick a new winner who will be notified in the same way, and so on until I can contact a winner.
~The Prizes~
•    Washington Irving’s THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
•    Edgar Allan Poe’s A COLLECTION OF STORIES
•    Bram Stoker’s DRACULA
•    Ryan Mecum’s WEREWOLF HAIKU
•    Rhiannon Held SILVER
•    Douglas Rees’ VAMPIRE HIGH
•    Marta Acosta’s DARK COMPANION
•    L.J. Smith’s NIGHT WORLD VOL.1
•    Kendare Blake’s GIRL OF NIGHTMARES
•    An Anna Dressed in Blood Bookmark
•    And finally for my own special touch a: Moon and Stars bookmark with a quote “Shoot for the moon even if your miss it you will land among the stars” —Les Brown