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Me


The title's a little misleading, because this is pretty much a one-man club. The name of my blog, Kalem Klub, is a reference to H.P. Lovecraft's literary circle in New York. He's my favorite of the Big Three of weird fiction. I'm a twentysomething girl who grew up on anthology shows, which fed my love for short fiction, especially in sci-fi, horror, and weird fiction.

I've always thought anthologies are like a literary buffet where you can sample different genres; they're a great way of finding out what kind of stories or writing style best appeals to you. These introduced me to some of my favorite authors and shaped my taste in horror. I still read short stories as often as I can, and to this day collections are my favorite kind of book. When I'm not blogging, I spend my time thrifting for secondhand books, taking care of my four cats, trying (and failing) to keep my cacti alive, and collecting Funko Pops. I also occasionally write reviews for horror news outlets.

What I'm watching: Horror-wise, Tales From The Darkside, Tales From The Crypt, The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, Monsters, Night Gallery, Masters of Horror, The Nightmare Hour and The Hunger. More broadly, Misfits, Pushing Daisies, Farscape, Star Trek, Outcast, Sapphire and Steel, and Penny Dreadful.

What I'm reading: Safe to say, most anything from Joe Hill, Stephen King, Kij Johnson, Ray Bradbury, Nathan Ballingrud, Harlan Ellison, David Nickle, Philip K. Dick, Tony Burgess, Gemma Files, Frank Herbert, and Shirley Jackson