Month: May 2015

New Release Review: Victorian Fairy Tales

Posted May 8, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 19 Comments
New Release Review: Victorian Fairy Tales

Michael Newton, ed., Victorian Fairy Tales (2015)   “If we wish to understand the Victorians, we should read their dreams,” says editor Michael Newton in his introduction to Victorian Fairy Tales. This impressive new one-volume collection goes a long way toward facilitating that goal. Along with the most important, influential, and frequently anthologized stories of […]

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Does reading matter?

Posted May 5, 2015 by Lory in discussions / 19 Comments
Does reading matter?

Today, with the ongoing barrage of terrible news of every kind from far and near, I scrapped my planned discussion post to address this burning question. Why, with all the other worthy causes that could claim my time and attention, do I spend time on reading, and on writing about reading? On books that take […]

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Month in Review: April 2015

Posted May 3, 2015 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 12 Comments
Month in Review: April 2015

  This monthly review is coming a bit later than usual because last Sunday I was busy with Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week. What a week it was! See the wrap-up post for all the activity that took place here and elsewhere. I read three books during the week, The Scent of Water, The Valley of […]

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Books and Bloggers Swap Reveal!

Posted May 2, 2015 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Books and Bloggers Swap Reveal!

  This was the first time I’ve ever participated in a book swap, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. This one is hosted three times a year by Chaotic Goddess swaps, and I was paired up with Holly of Finding My Everyday Happy. She did such a wonderful job of selecting books for me! […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week: Wrap-up

Posted May 1, 2015 by Lory in events / 7 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week: Wrap-up

A heartfelt you to all who participated in Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week! It was such a pleasure to celebrate one of my favorite authors with you. Here I’m collecting all the links I could find from around the blogosphere. Please let me know if I missed anything. Special thanks to my wonderful guest bloggers from […]

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