Month: August 2015

The Wolves Chronicles, Part One

Posted August 7, 2015 by Lory in brief reviews, reviews / 13 Comments
The Wolves Chronicles, Part One

Joan Aiken, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1962) Joan Aiken, Black Hearts in Battersea (1964) Joan Aiken, Nightbirds on Nantucket (1966) Joan Aiken, The Whispering Mountain (1968) Joan Aiken, The Cuckoo Tree (1971) I don’t remember what it was that inspired me to do a reread of Joan Aiken’s twelve “Wolves Chronicles” (and a first […]

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Ten Favorite Fairytale Retellings

Posted August 4, 2015 by Lory in lists / 28 Comments
Ten Favorite Fairytale Retellings

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings. I already did a post on seven of my favorites, but here are ten more that I enjoyed. (As you can tell, this is one of my favorite genres — I’d love more recommendations!) Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth (Rapunzel) A Curse Dark as Gold […]

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I’m back!

Posted August 2, 2015 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 14 Comments
I’m back!

Actually I’ve been back from Switzerland for about a week, but it took me a while to pull myself together. Our trip was singularly without literary connections, but it was extremely beautiful. Here are a few shots (I’m trying out the slideshow function for the first time, so let me know of any problems).   […]

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