How should fiction and nonfiction mix?

Posted November 18, 2018 by Lory in discussions / 3 Comments
How should fiction and nonfiction mix?

This week’s Nonfiction November topic, hosted by Rennie of What’s Nonfiction, is Reads Like Fiction. Nonfiction books often get praised for how they stack up to fiction. Does it matter to you whether nonfiction reads like a novel? If it does, what gives it that fiction-like feeling? Does it depend on the topic, the writing, […]

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Words and Pictures: There were no men left

Posted November 11, 2018 by Lory in quotes / 4 Comments
Words and Pictures: There were no men left

The racket was indescribable; trapped and burning smoke almost blanketed the fight in total darkness. No words can express horror at that pitch. There were no men left in that now infernal struggle. It was no longer a matter of giants versus colossi. It was more like something out of Milton and Dante than Homer. […]

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Nonfiction November: Fiction/Nonfiction pairing

Posted November 7, 2018 by Lory in events / 27 Comments
Nonfiction November: Fiction/Nonfiction pairing

Welcome to Nonfiction November! This week’s topic is one of my favorites; I find it great fun to look back at my fiction and nonfiction reading and see which titles go together, out of a seemingly random assemblage of books. I have three pairings for you this year. If you have a post, please let […]

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Month in Review: October 2018

Posted November 4, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 18 Comments
Month in Review: October 2018

  Okay, I’m still not getting a ton of reading done, but I did manage some book reviews. I even polished off some from the TBR stack, which feels really good. Unfortunately, I keep buying more at double the rate of completion … but I shall keep working on it. What have you completed, or […]

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Witch Week: My contributions

Posted November 3, 2018 by Lory in elsewhere / 2 Comments
Witch Week: My contributions

Today’s Witch Week offering is my review titled “A Famous Witch” … if you don’t remember who that is from my previous mentions, head over to Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross to find out. And tomorrow, be sure to return for our discussion of The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin, the final book in […]

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Witch Week is here

Posted October 31, 2018 by Lory in events / 0 Comments
Witch Week is here

Witch Week starts today, hosted by Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross. Please be sure to check it out! The theme this year is Fantasy and Feminism, and it’s going to be a truly fantastic week. See the Master Post here, with the full line-up of events. Happy reading…  

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Dover Newbery Library

Posted October 28, 2018 by Lory in brief reviews / 8 Comments
Dover Newbery Library

These books were received from the publisher for review consideration. No other compensation was received, and all opinions expressed are my own. A while ago, I posted about some of the wonderful reprints available from Dover Publications. I’ve had several more sitting on my shelf for some time, and now I’ve finally gotten around to […]

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Classics Club: The Left Hand of Darkness

Posted October 21, 2018 by Lory in reviews / 17 Comments
Classics Club: The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) The new Folio Society edition of this book is available here. A copy was received from the publisher for review consideration. No other compensation was received, and all opinions expressed are my own. It’s no secret that Ursula K. Le Guin is one of my […]

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Is it time for a change?

Posted October 14, 2018 by Lory in discussions / 53 Comments
Is it time for a change?

  Almost five years ago, I started this blog on a total whim when I had some extra time during vacation. I used a free Blogger site and a very basic template. I began with some reviews I’d written originally for the Green Man Review, then slowly started writing about some of my current and […]

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Month in Review: September 2018

Posted October 7, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 24 Comments
Month in Review: September 2018

This was a slow month in reading and blogging! I didn’t do a single book review. My main achievement was finishing a reread of the Earthsea books by Ursula K. Le Guin, in preparation for the discussion I was invited to join for the upcoming Witch Week. It was a very wonderful, thought-provoking experience, and […]

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