I’m still in Switzerland, but here’s what’s been going on with the blog during the last few weeks (hooray for post scheduling!). I’ll be back soon to catch up on comments and such. What have you all been up to?
- The Aspern Papers – A second look at Henry James.
- The Wild Girl – A powerful imagining of the untold story behind the Grimm tales and their tellers.
- An Old-Fashioned Girl – Louisa May Alcott’s didactic story held some surprises for me.
- The Mark of the Horse Lord – An atmospheric venture into Roman and tribal Britain.
- The Philosopher Kings – Jo Walton’s follow-up to the mind-bending The Just City.
- CS Lewis and His Circle – A treat for fans of the Inklings.
- The Matchmaker – Thornton Wilder’s classic farce, on page and screen.
Other Books Read
- The Whispering Mountain by Joan Aiken – Review to come
- The Cuckoo Tree by Joan Aiken – Review to come
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Reread
- Sophie and the Sibyl by Patricia Duncker – Review to come
- The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks – Review to come
- The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz – Review to come
- The Marvels by Brian Selznick
- The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain
- Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
- Armadale by Wilkie Collins – Back to the Classics Challenge
- Fair Play by Tove Jansson
- The Four Graces by DE Stevenson
Other Features and Events
- I asked What do you like about your blogging platform? and found ten things I love about mine.
- I listed Ten hyped books I haven’t read yet.
- I read the extravagantly weird The Sundial for Shirley Jackson Reading Week.
- Over at Shiny New Books, I reviewed two overlooked gems by Swedish children’s author Astrid Lindgren: Seacrow Island and Mio, My Son.
Favorite Posts from Other Bloggers
- At Bookish Whimsy, a video inspires some additional insights into Jane Eyre.
- Boats Against the Current has helpful tips for new book bloggers.
- In the season of summer reading lists, thoughts on non-required reading from Books on the Table.
- At the Book View Cafe, author Sherwood Smith lists four examples of influential fantasy for heroines (including three of my longtime favorites).
- The Girl with Her Head in a Book comes up with some highly creative ways of reinventing the classics.
Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction
23 thoughts on “Month in Review: July 2015”
I am jealous of the number and quality of books that you have completed.
I hope that your travels continue to be happy!
Thanks, Brian! It was a wonderful month indeed.
Im off to check out the posts from other bloggers. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I hope you have a wonderful week! Happy reading 🙂
Here’s my weekly wrap up
Michelle @ Book Briefs
Thanks, Michelle, I do hope you enjoy them.
FYI – Just nominated you for great use of Tweak Me over at Nose Graze
Thank you so much, that’s great! My design is actually by Stephanie of These Paper Hearts (although I did tweak her tweaks slightly). 🙂
A great mix of books, will go and check them out!
Have a lovely week!
Thanks Heather! Hope you find something that piques your interest.
Wow, looks like you got a lot of fun reading done this past month! I do really like these Wrap Up Posts – it’s fun to see what bloggers did all month, PLUS you can find really cool new to you blogs.
Yes, it’s a great way to survey lots of content all at once.
Oh… Switzerland! Eat lots of chocolate for me! I like how you set this up… I set mine up very different… hmm…. I’ll have to ponder this for awhile. Thanks for the post.
I’m back now actually (shh, don’t tell anyone…) And yes, we brought back a whole lot of chocolate!
I think there are lots of ways to do the wrap-up posts. I just thought about what things I wanted to keep track of personally, as well as to share with my readers. I’ll be interested to see how other bloggers do theirs.
I like the bullet point style. I’m long-winded, so it would probably be good for me to adopt that instead. I also liked you sharing some of your favorite posts from other bloggers. There is never enough time to read the entire internet, so it’s always nice to have people say, “Here, take a look at this,” and give me something to focus on.
I’m glad that feature is useful. I always enjoy putting the list together.
Wish I was in Switzerland! Lucky duck! 😉
You read sooooo many books! WOW! Great job!
Happy August reading!
Switzerland is so beautiful. I wish everyone could have the chance of going there.
Welcome back! I’m headed over to check out your pics of Switzerland now …
I need to go read those Astrid Lindgren reviews right now!
I do hope you will! They are lovely books.
I really like these reviews! Thanks!
Thank you, Sue!