Posts Tagged ‘libraries’

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Friday, 4 February 2011
Cover of "Firebirds Rising: An Anthology ...

Cover via Amazon

I just heard about this tonight and read it in one sitting (at 43 pages, free and online, it’s somewhere between a short story and a novella, in my opinion). I haven’t yet listened to the audio version on PodCastle (my DH got us downloading  EscapePod, which I nearly always enjoy, its SF sister awhile back, but I hadn’t ventured into the fantasy version yet), but I will.

16. In the House of the Seven Librarians by Ellen Klages

This is a great story, especially for the librarians among us. It plays upon all the library stereotypes and brings out all the magic libraries have to offer. I’m quite surprised I hadn’t come across it before, to be honest. This is the tale of seven librarians in a closed library and the little girl left on their doorstep. It’s absolutely worth the read (or listen) if you like books at all. (And why you’d be reading this blog if you didn’t I have no idea.)

This has been published in Klages‘ book, Portable Childhoods, as well as in Firebirds Rising, an anthology of works by different authors.