Link Love: February 2016

Posted February 21, 2016 by Lory in links / 16 Comments

WarPeace

Review of the Month

At Literary Ramblings, a truly epic review of War and Peace (both the book and the miniseries) has gotten me even more excited to take the plunge into that sea of words myself. And I have to give honorable mention to Majoring in Literature, for summing up Eugene Onegin in “one really terrible sonnet.” (Actually, it was pretty impressive!)

Here are some of the other interesting links and lists that I’ve come across lately:

Great Minds

 

List Love

 

Tips for Book Clubs

 

Good Questions

 

Look Again

 

Image of the Month

CaucusRace
Monica Edinger’s illustration of the Caucus Race from Alice in Wonderland, used by permission of the artist. Click here for more information.

Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer

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16 responses to “Link Love: February 2016

  1. Ahh, a genre between fiction and non-fiction? Isn’t that memoir? 😉 There are some great links in here today. Thanks!
    p.s. my March Magics kick off post will go up on Tuesday.

    • Memoir can definitely fall into that category, but there are other forms of narrative non-fiction where there’s quite a bit of creativity happening with the facts. It makes a good story, but is it non-fiction?

      Hooray for March Magics, when we certainly do not need to worry about such questions — all fantasy, all the time!

      • True. Hubby is an avid non-fiction reader but gets really twitchy around narrative non-fiction. He shouts out things like “how did they know it was a sunny and warm morning without a cloud in the sky?!” while he’s reading. 🙂

  2. I’m not sure if I think an extra genre would be helpful or not. We already have historical fiction and in my opinion, anything that’s not true (at least to the best of the author’s ability to remember in memoirs) should be categorized as fiction. I like the idea of adding some terms like memoir fiction though, to help be clear about when an author has intentionally fictionalized the story they’re telling. Interesting to think about!

    • The problem with designating a new genre is that it’s a matter of degrees. Even the most respectable work of biography or history usually includes some speculation, and even the wildest historical fiction contains a thread of fact. What I would like is fuller disclosure of what the author did and didn’t make up, whether the work is avowedly fiction or nonfiction.

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