Classics Club: Man’s Search for Meaning

Posted May 21, 2017 by Lory in reviews / 21 Comments
Classics Club: Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (1946) This year, I decided to add some categories to my Classics Club list. Though I’m still aiming to read 50 books in 5 years, there are now 80 books on my list from which I can pick and choose. This helps me feel a little less constrained. One […]

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Four books to feed the spirit

Posted May 14, 2017 by Lory in brief reviews, reviews / 10 Comments
Four books to feed the spirit

Everyone has an individual way of dealing with all the bad things going on in the world. For me, it’s very important to stay connected to a spiritual point of view, which helps to restore perspective, awaken hope, and foster joy and gratitude in the face of darkness and despair. In fact, it’s been a […]

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What’s in your personal canon?

Posted May 10, 2017 by Lory in discussions / 47 Comments
What’s in your personal canon?

I first encountered the “My Personal Canon” idea via this post from Melissa of The Bookbinder’s Daughter. Then Jillian tagged me on Twitter saying she would like to see my list. Well, how could I resist such an invitation? Here is my very personal take on the topic. As I understand it, these are lists […]

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Trying to Understand Part 3: Strangers in Their Own Land

Posted May 7, 2017 by Lory in reviews / 12 Comments
Trying to Understand Part 3: Strangers in Their Own Land

Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land (2016) This is part 3 in an ongoing series exploring books that address the current political, social, and economic situation in the US. Part 1: The Unwinding  Part 2: Dark Money When sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild set out to explore what she calls the Great Paradox — […]

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Month in Review: April 2017

Posted April 30, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: April 2017

This month was incredibly intense as various work, personal, and health crises hit all at once. Everything is fine, but it was stressful for a while! I apologize for not visiting and commenting on as many blogs as I usually do — hopefully I will have time for this enjoyable task again very soon. In […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Day Wrap-up

Posted April 28, 2017 by Lory in events / 4 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Day Wrap-up

Thank you, everyone, for another fantastic Elizabeth Goudge Day! Here is what I have gathered from those who participated — please let me know if I missed your post. And congratulations to Jorie of Jorie Loves a Story, who won the giveaway of Towers in the Mist! Helena Rae, who is not currently blogging, commented […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Day 2017

Posted April 24, 2017 by Lory in events / 19 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Day 2017

The day is here! Have you been reading something by Elizabeth Goudge in honor of her birthday? Please let me know in the comments, and I’ll include your post in a wrap-up on Friday. I posted my review of Towers in the Mist yesterday, an evocative exploration of Elizabethan Oxford; click the link for my […]

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Towers in the Mist

Posted April 23, 2017 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Towers in the Mist

Elizabeth Goudge, Towers in the Mist (1937) This book is offered in a giveaway open through April 26. Click the link to enter! Oxford has changed much in the eighty years since Elizabeth Goudge lived there, and even more since the sixteenth century. Yet it still bears within it the weight of its long history, […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Giveaway

Posted April 20, 2017 by Lory in events, giveaways / 21 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Giveaway

I’m pleased to announce that once more Hendrickson Publishers has offered to sponsor a giveaway in connection with Elizabeth Goudge Day, which will take place on her birthday, April 24. This giveaway will be open internationally; if located in the US winner will receive book directly from the publisher, other countries from Book Depository. This […]

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Are you going to Book Expo?

Posted April 16, 2017 by Lory in discussions / 29 Comments
Are you going to Book Expo?

A year ago, I was so envious of all those who got to go to Book Expo America in Chicago that I thought I would make it a priority to attend this year, when it would be in New York and not require a plane trip. I would have to get time off from work, […]

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