Month: December 2016

Reading All Around the World

Posted December 31, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 22 Comments
Reading All Around the World

I just heard of this project from Jean of Howling Frog Books, and it’s something I’d really like to work on: reading books from or about as many different countries of the world as possible. I’m going to take it pretty casually, and not make huge lists or attempt to reach a certain number by […]

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Reading New England Giveaway

Posted December 30, 2016 by Lory in challenges, giveaways / 21 Comments
Reading New England Giveaway

As 2016 draws to an end, it’s time for the Reading New England giveaway, celebrating a wonderful year of reading and discussing the literature of this region — which was also my third full year of blogging. It’s been so much fun to share it with you! The giveaway winner can choose a book or […]

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Gems of 2016

Posted December 27, 2016 by Lory in lists / 31 Comments
Gems of 2016

It’s always interesting to look back over the last twelve months and think about which books have really stayed with me. Here are some of my favorite reads from this year, to which I’ve awarded the Emerald City Book Review Gem. Check out Top Ten Tuesday for many more lists (I couldn’t stick to just […]

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Month in Review: December 2016

Posted December 25, 2016 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 32 Comments
Month in Review: December 2016

It’s Christmas Day, and it’s also time to review my reading from the last month of 2016. It was a busy one! However and whatever you celebrate, I hope your holidays have been joyful, and I hope you can enjoy some wintry reading time. After an extremely hectic and stressful fall, there’s nothing I’d like […]

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New Release Review: Hidden Figures

Posted December 20, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 27 Comments
New Release Review: Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures (2016) So, if you’re simply wondering whether I think this book is worth reading, and you’re interested in women’s history, civil rights, U.S. history, the space program, math, or computer science (which I should think covers most of us), I will save you some valuable reading time and say: yes, […]

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Reading New England Wrap-up

Posted December 18, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 15 Comments
Reading New England Wrap-up

This is my personal wrap-up and summary post for the challenge. A giveaway is coming on December 30, open to everyone (participants can earn extra entries, though). Please watch for it, and do link up your own posts in the meantime! Well, this has been quite a year in many ways. One thing that made […]

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I’m a featured blogger!

Posted December 17, 2016 by Lory in elsewhere / 14 Comments
I’m a featured blogger!

This week I was honored to be chosen as a Featured Blogger by Kate of Parchment Girl! She asked me lots of fun questions about my favorite books, authors, movies, music, food, and more, and made it all look so attractive and inviting with her great sense of visual style. Here’s the full interview at […]

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Saluting Slightly Foxed Paperbacks

Posted December 16, 2016 by Lory in brief reviews / 10 Comments
Saluting Slightly Foxed Paperbacks

As I’ve said before, the wonderful memoirs reprinted as Slightly Foxed Editions make terrific gifts. And if you’re looking for something a little smaller and lighter to slip into a stocking, or into your own pocket or handbag, take a look at Slightly Foxed Paperbacks. They have the same classic, elegant design of the hardcover […]

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Back to the Classics Challenge

Posted December 13, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 20 Comments
Back to the Classics Challenge

With my focus on the Reading New England challenge this year, I didn’t manage to meet my goal of twelve books for the Back to the Classics Challenge hosted by Books and Chocolate — but I did complete six of the categories, and I’m pretty happy about that. Here’s what I read, with links to […]

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