Month: November 2016

Reading New England: The Institute Library (guest post)

Posted November 30, 2016 by Lory in places / 12 Comments
Reading New England: The Institute Library (guest post)

For a final Reading New England feature, I asked Chris of WildMoo Books whether she might like to contribute one of her wonderful library posts. Chris is a Connecticut resident, but she also travels far and wide, and wherever she goes she likes to take pictures of interesting libraries and share them with us. Please […]

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Nonfiction November: New to My TBR Link-Up

Posted November 28, 2016 by Lory in events / 32 Comments
Nonfiction November: New to My TBR Link-Up

It’s my honor to be the host for Nonfiction November this week, with our final topic: New to My TBR. It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR list? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book! More than ever, […]

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Month in Review: November 2016

Posted November 27, 2016 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 23 Comments
Month in Review: November 2016

This month started off with a fabulous Witch Week — thanks so much to everyone who contributed guest posts and participated in other ways. Be sure to visit the Master Post for links to anything you may have missed. I then dived into Nonfiction November, which I was honored to be asked to co-host. My […]

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Reading New England: Three plays by Eugene O’Neill

Posted November 25, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 2 Comments
Reading New England: Three plays by Eugene O’Neill

Eugene O’Neill, Long Day’s Journey into Night (1941) Eugene O’Neill, Ah, Wilderness! (1933) Eugene O’Neill, A Moon for the Misbegotten (1943) Before I embarked on the Reading New England challenge, I had no awareness of Eugene O’Neill as a Connecticut author. My experience of his plays was limited to a reading of Mourning Becomes Electra […]

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Top ten gift books from The Folio Society

Posted November 22, 2016 by Lory in lists / 16 Comments
Top ten gift books from The Folio Society

Next week’s Top Ten Tuesday encourages us to make a holiday gift list — and if you’re looking for a really special gift for the booklovers in your life, The Folio Society has much to offer. In case you haven’t yet encountered this amazing repository of beautifully designed, illustrated, and bound books, have a look […]

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Nonfiction November: Become the Expert

Posted November 21, 2016 by Lory in events / 24 Comments
Nonfiction November: Become the Expert

This week, the Nonfiction November topic is Be the Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert, hosted by Julie of Julz Reads. Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out […]

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Reading New England Round-up: November 2016

Posted November 20, 2016 by Lory in events / 2 Comments
Reading New England Round-up: November 2016

We’re almost there! As the Reading New England challenge nears its end, the contributions have slowed, but they’re still coming and are as fantastic as ever. Thanks so much to all of you. Next month, be sure to watch for the final Wrap-up and Giveaway post. You don’t need to be a challenge participant to […]

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Three by Betty MacDonald

Posted November 18, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 13 Comments
Three by Betty MacDonald

Betty MacDonald, The Plague and I (1948) Betty MacDonald, Anybody Can Do Anything (1950) Betty MacDonald, Onions in the Stew (1955) Since reading the biography Looking for Betty MacDonald, I’ve been eager to read MacDonald’s lesser-known autobiographical works. And with the new editions from the University of Washington Press, now I can! Originally published within […]

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The Bookish Time Travel Tag

Posted November 16, 2016 by Lory in tags / 8 Comments
The Bookish Time Travel Tag

Jane of Beyond Eden Rock tagged me, and I was honored to think that she would be interested in my answers! Here we go… What is your favorite historical setting for a book? This question makes me think of the settings I would actually like to live in — I may enjoy reading about late […]

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Nonfiction November: Book Pairings

Posted November 14, 2016 by Lory in events / 22 Comments
Nonfiction November: Book Pairings

This week brings one of my favorite features of Nonfiction November: the Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairing, hosted by Sarah of Sarah’s Book Shelves. This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. […]

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