Month: April 2016

Margery Sharp ebooks now available!

Posted April 12, 2016 by Lory in announcements / 5 Comments
Margery Sharp ebooks now available!

Good news for lovers of Margery Sharp’s fiction: ten of her novels are newly available as ebooks from Open Road Media! To celebrate, I’m reposting my reviews of The Nutmeg Tree and Cluny Brown, which are among the wonderful and witty titles available, and I’ll be looking forward to enjoying the others in the coming […]

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Link Love: April 2016

Posted April 10, 2016 by Lory in links / 6 Comments
Link Love: April 2016

Review of the Month 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 […]

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New Release Review: Galvanized

Posted April 8, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 13 Comments
New Release Review: Galvanized

Leland Kinsey, Galvanized: New and Selected Poems (2016) Galvanized came to me courtesy of Green Writers Press in Vermont (an exciting new publishing company about which I’ll be telling you more very soon). It arrived at the perfect moment, since my intention is to focus on poetry and drama during this month for my Reading […]

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Ten books I want to read in 2016

Posted April 5, 2016 by Lory in lists / 25 Comments
Ten books I want to read in 2016

This year I want to challenge myself somewhat to read outside my usual boundaries, to tackle some topics that are uncomfortable for me and to encounter diverse characters and cultures. So without any particular rules in mind, I selected various books from my TBR that I’d like to make a priority in 2016. I made […]

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How do you use Twitter?

Posted April 3, 2016 by Lory in discussions / 30 Comments
How do you use Twitter?

For many years I refused to use Twitter. There were enough demands on my time and energy without this trivial, sound-bite method of communication, I thought. Even though I worked in the field of nonprofit publicity, where using Twitter was becoming an essential part of the game, I firmly held to this principle. Then I […]

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Reading New England: Poetry and Drama

Posted April 1, 2016 by Lory in events / 8 Comments
Reading New England: Poetry and Drama

This April is the twentieth anniversary of National Poetry Month, an appropriate time to explore the poetry and drama of New England. The orally transmitted songs and rituals of the Native Americans came first, of course, but are largely lost to us. The first English-speaking American poet, Anne Bradstreet, was one of the Puritan settlers […]

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