Month: March 2016

Reading New England: Maine

Posted March 6, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 12 Comments
Reading New England: Maine

State Post Linkup Genre Post Linkup For my second state in the Reading New England Challenge, I’ve chosen to go to Maine, the largest and northernmost of the New England states. As you may remember from American history class, Maine was claimed by Massachusetts in Colonial days; it became an independent state only in 1820 […]

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Of Islands and Idylls: Two by Elizabeth Goudge

Posted March 4, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 14 Comments
Of Islands and Idylls: Two by Elizabeth Goudge

Elizabeth Goudge, Green Dolphin Street (1944) Elizabeth Goudge, The Child from the Sea (1970) As regular readers of this blog will be aware, I’m a longtime fan of Elizabeth Goudge, whose books have accompanied me from childhood into middle age with unabated pleasure. I realize she’s not to everyone’s taste, with her strong religious themes […]

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March Magics: Share Your Books

Posted March 1, 2016 by Lory in events / 20 Comments
March Magics: Share Your Books

March Magics is here! This annual event, hosted by We Be Reading, was formerly known as Diana Wynne Jones March, a celebration of the late, great fantasy author. This year the focus has been expanded to include Terry Pratchett, another giant of the fantasy world who is greatly missed. I think that pairing these two […]

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