Month: April 2015

TBR Tag

Posted April 15, 2015 by Lory in tags / 7 Comments
TBR Tag

Here’s a fun tag that I saw simultaenously on The Well-Read Redhead and What Me Read. If you want to join in, please do! 1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile? I keep track of my physical pile by putting it in my bedroom where I see it every night before I […]

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Shiny New Books: Issue 5

Posted April 13, 2015 by Lory in links / 0 Comments
Shiny New Books: Issue 5

Happy anniversary to Shiny New Books! The fifth issue is now live and it’s another wonderful exploration of the best new fiction, nonfiction, and reprints, along with other bookish features. I didn’t contribute any reviews in this issue but I’m working on some for the next one. In the meantime, my TBR list is growing. […]

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Houses of Healing: The Eliot Family Trilogy

Posted April 10, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 9 Comments
Houses of Healing: The Eliot Family Trilogy

In just two weeks, I’ll be hosting Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week, a chance to celebrate one of my favorite authors. I hope you’ll join us by picking up one of her beautiful and magical stories, or just stopping by to read others’ thoughts. Please have a look at the main event page for more information, […]

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Does spelling matter?

Posted April 7, 2015 by Lory in discussions / 43 Comments
Does spelling matter?

English spelling is a nightmare, and spell check does a miserable job of correcting it — because there are so many homophones, words that sound the same but have different meanings and different spellings. It seems as though every time I read something on the Internet, I come across homophone errors, and they are driving […]

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Books and Bloggers Swap

Posted April 5, 2015 by Lory in events / 0 Comments
Books and Bloggers Swap

  I’ve had my eye on this swap hosted by Chaotic Goddess swaps for a while. It looks like a fun way to make new blogging friends! In this swap, you get to know your fellow book-loving partner and send them a fantastic bookish package. Your package must include: A book from your partner’s wishlist. […]

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Literary Blog Hop Giveaway: The Dean’s Watch

Posted April 3, 2015 by Lory in giveaways / 31 Comments
Literary Blog Hop Giveaway: The Dean’s Watch

  It’s time for the Literary Blog Hop Giveaway, hosted this month by My Book Self! It’s always such a pleasure to see the wonderful and generous offerings on everyone’s blogs. This time, in anticipation of the upcoming Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week, I’m excited to be able to offer a brand-new copy of The Dean’s […]

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Library Loot: April 1

Posted April 1, 2015 by Lory in lists / 12 Comments
Library Loot: April 1

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire of The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, check out those blogs on Wednesdays to link up your post. At the moment I have:   The Penelopiad […]

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