Brian of Babbling Books highlighted a fascinating-sounding story by E.M. Forster that veers into science fiction territory, giving some astonishing insights into the future (i.e. now). Be sure to read the comments, too.
This month, I’m moving Reading New England reviews into this monthly link summary for easier reference. Thank you all again for your participation! And remember, everyone, it’s not too late to sign up.
Reading New England
- Avid Series reader found Death of a Turkey to be a worthwhile cozy mystery set in small-town New England.
- Carstairs Considers was won over by a Massachusetts historical mystery, Delivering the Truth.
- Anastacia had mixed feelings about a Stephen King novel set in Maine, The Long Walk.
- At Monica’s Bookish Life, thoughts about another Maine book, Olive Kitteridge. (Monica would like to have seen more of Olive — I agree!)
- A Good Stopping Point wants us all to know about a neglected Maine classic, Spoonhandle by Ruth Moore.
- A literary map of the Moscow Metro shows places associated with Russian writers and poets.
- The cave inhabited by the real woman who inspired Island of the Blue Dolphins may have been found.
- A house thought to be the original model for Jane Eyre’s Thornfield Hall will be opened to the public.
- If you’re traveling to Tokyo, you can sleep inside a bookcase at a unique hostel.
- The Quince Tree offers a lovely Spring reading list. What would you add?
- A beautiful collection of words and images on the theme of Tulips comes from Beyond Eden Rock.
- Fourth Street Review came up with a “six degrees of separation” chain based on A Prayer for Owen Meany.
- Does it matter who the author is? at Adventures of a Bibliophile.
- Are historical novels literary? at Mirabile Dictu. (I don’t agree with her negative conclusion, but she follows it up with a terrific list of recommendations that somewhat belie her dismissal of the genre.)
- When is a small thing big enough to make you walk away from a book? from Charlotte’s Library.
Image of the Month
Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer