Month: September 2015

Witch Week Preview and Readalong Announcement

Posted September 30, 2015 by Lory in events / 18 Comments
Witch Week Preview and Readalong Announcement

In one month, we’ll be celebrating Witch Week, October 31 to November 5, a chance to read and discuss some of our favorite fantasy books and authors, as well as their sources, influences, and descendants. This year’s theme is New Tales from Old, focusing on fiction that is based on fairy tales, folklore, myths, and […]

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Month in Review: September 2015

Posted September 27, 2015 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 21 Comments
Month in Review: September 2015

This month, I’m gearing up for the second annual Witch Week. I hope you’ll join us in some fashion…and please be sure to cast your vote in the readalong poll. I’m also pleased to be joining in with Nicole’s Monthly Wrap-up Round-up as a giveaway host! Please visit the link-up to check out all the […]

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Found in Translation: Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

Posted September 25, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 16 Comments
Found in Translation: Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

David Bellos, Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything (2011) Translation between languages is an enterprise that has variously been seen as impossible, unreliable, unnecessary, or not cost-effective enough. In our English-dominated culture, it’s something of an endangered species. Princeton professor David Bellos, on the other hand, believes that […]

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Witch Week Readalong Poll

Posted September 23, 2015 by Lory in events / 10 Comments
Witch Week Readalong Poll

In just over a month it will be Witch Week, a celebration of our favorite fantasy books and authors. I started this event last  year in appreciation of Diana Wynne Jones, originator of the term “witch week,” and it was so much fun I wanted to do it again! This year there will be guest […]

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Link Love: September 2015

Posted September 20, 2015 by Lory in blog housekeeping, links / 13 Comments
Link Love: September 2015

I have so many bookish links from around the web that I’d love to share with you, that I’ve decided to make this a new recurring feature. Along with random news that’s caught my eye recently, I’ll also be putting my list of favorite posts from other bloggers here, rather than in my monthly round-up […]

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New Release Review: Girl Waits with Gun

Posted September 18, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 16 Comments
New Release Review: Girl Waits with Gun

Amy Stewart, Girl Waits with Gun (2015) Bestselling nonfiction writer Stewart (The Drunken Botanist) hits all the high notes in her fiction debut, Girl Waits with Gun. She gives us a meticulously researched historical setting (the factory district of New Jersey in 1914), a trio of gloriously unconventional and independent female protagonists, a tone that […]

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In Brief: New Releases for Young Readers

Posted September 15, 2015 by Lory in brief reviews / 10 Comments
In Brief: New Releases for Young Readers

      This fall, three of today’s brightest names in writing for children and young adults have new titles out. Even if you haven’t read their previous award-winning works, and whatever your age, these are all worth a look. Goodbye, Stranger by Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me; Liar and Spy) With its mature […]

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What would you like to read for Witch Week?

Posted September 13, 2015 by Lory in discussions, events / 23 Comments
What would you like to read for Witch Week?

Today I’m cheating a bit by focusing my monthly discussion on an upcoming event here at ECBR: Witch Week. From October 31 to November 5, we’ll be celebrating our favorite fantasy books and authors. Last year we focused on the wonderful world of Diana Wynne Jones, and it was a terrific week! This year the […]

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What I did on my blog vacation

Posted September 11, 2015 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 10 Comments
What I did on my blog vacation

Hello, ECBR readers! After a short break I’m back and ready for more reading and blogging adventures. Here are some of the things I got done while I was away, as well as a preview of coming attractions. Home Improvements     I moved my TBR/blogging pile from the ugly box upon which it was […]

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