Month: April 2016

New Release Review: The Lie Tree

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 16 Comments
New Release Review: The Lie Tree

Frances Hardinge, The Lie Tree (2016) I think that Frances Hardinge is destined to become one of my new favorite authors. I loved The Lie Tree (as well as her previous novel, Cuckoo Song) for the interesting things she does with ideas and relationships and history and myth. Hardinge’s prose is vivid and distinctive without […]

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Month in Review: April 2016

Posted April 26, 2016 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 24 Comments
Month in Review: April 2016

Book of the Month The last Sunday of the month was co-opted by Elizabeth Goudge Day, so here’s a slightly later-than-usual monthly review post. I’m putting together a wrap-up post, but in the meantime, do please visit my review of The Rosemary Tree, enter the giveaway (US only, open till midnight tomorrow), and leave me […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Day: The Rosemary Tree

Posted April 24, 2016 by Lory in events, reviews / 16 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Day: The Rosemary Tree

Elizabeth Goudge was born on this day in 1900, and went on to write many beloved novels that are still read today. In her honor I’ve invited anyone who is so inclined to read and post about one of her books. You’ll find my review below, and I’ll be posting a round-up in a few […]

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Books ‘n’ Bloggers Swap Reveal

Posted April 23, 2016 by Lory in events / 10 Comments
Books ‘n’ Bloggers Swap Reveal

Whew! This has been a busy week on the blog. Reviews, events, blog tours, giveaways…and it’s not over yet, as my own Elizabeth Goudge Day event is coming up tomorrow. (Are you ready?) But I have to quickly acknowledge some fantastic book mail I received this week too. This was my second time participating in […]

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Brooding about the Brontes: The Eyre Affair

Posted April 22, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 22 Comments
Brooding about the Brontes: The Eyre Affair

Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair (2002) When The Eyre Affair first came out, I was doubtful. It sounded like an overly cutesy idea to me: in an alternate universe, agent Thursday Next (ugh, that name!) is after criminal mastermind Acheron Hades (ugh, again) who’s figured out how to enter books and capture fictional characters, such […]

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Brooding About the Brontes: Discussion questions

Posted April 21, 2016 by Lory in events / 15 Comments
Brooding About the Brontes: Discussion questions

This week, as you may perhaps have noticed, I’m taking part in the Brooding About the Brontës event hosted by Girl With Her Head In A Book.  It’s a vertiable Brontextravaganza, with multiple daily reviews, guest posts, discussions and more (see the schedule here). Instead of answering the daily discussion questions individually, I’ve taken a […]

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New Release Review: Journey to Munich

Posted April 20, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 3 Comments
New Release Review: Journey to Munich

Jacqueline Winspear, Journey to Munich (Harper, 2016) Journey to Munich is the twelfth entry in the bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, which follows a former London parlourmaid through her career as a private investigator and beyond. If you’ve been reading the series all along, you will probably know already that you want to read this one. […]

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Brooding About the Brontes Guest Post

Posted April 19, 2016 by Lory in guest posts / 2 Comments
Brooding About the Brontes Guest Post

Today, I hope you’ll head over to Girl With Her Head in a Book, where I’ve contributed a guest post for the Brooding about the Brontes event. Here’s my intro: When considering how the Brontes influenced the literary world, children’s books do not naturally spring to mind; we tend rather to think of the realm […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Giveaway

Posted April 17, 2016 by Lory in giveaways / 25 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Giveaway

In one week we’ll be celebrating Elizabeth Goudge Day on her birthday, April 24. I look forward to reading your contributions and to sharing my own! And I’m so pleased that thanks to Hendrickson Publishers, I’m able to offer a giveaway (US only) of one of their recent paperback reprints of Goudge’s novels. Currently available […]

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Reading New England: Our Town

Posted April 15, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 3 Comments
Reading New England: Our Town

Thornton Wilder, Our Town (1938) The 1938 Club is a week-long blogging event that encourages everyone to read and post about books published in that particular year.  Do check it out! It’s so interesting to see what came out in that twelve-month span, including some very well-known titles and some nearly forgotten today. Thanks to […]

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