Month: April 2017

Month in Review: April 2017

Posted April 30, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: April 2017

This month was incredibly intense as various work, personal, and health crises hit all at once. Everything is fine, but it was stressful for a while! I apologize for not visiting and commenting on as many blogs as I usually do — hopefully I will have time for this enjoyable task again very soon. In […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Day Wrap-up

Posted April 28, 2017 by Lory in events / 4 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Day Wrap-up

Thank you, everyone, for another fantastic Elizabeth Goudge Day! Here is what I have gathered from those who participated — please let me know if I missed your post. And congratulations to Jorie of Jorie Loves a Story, who won the giveaway of Towers in the Mist! Helena Rae, who is not currently blogging, commented […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Day 2017

Posted April 24, 2017 by Lory in events / 19 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Day 2017

The day is here! Have you been reading something by Elizabeth Goudge in honor of her birthday? Please let me know in the comments, and I’ll include your post in a wrap-up on Friday. I posted my review of Towers in the Mist yesterday, an evocative exploration of Elizabethan Oxford; click the link for my […]

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Towers in the Mist

Posted April 23, 2017 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Towers in the Mist

Elizabeth Goudge, Towers in the Mist (1937) This book is offered in a giveaway open through April 26. Click the link to enter! Oxford has changed much in the eighty years since Elizabeth Goudge lived there, and even more since the sixteenth century. Yet it still bears within it the weight of its long history, […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Giveaway

Posted April 20, 2017 by Lory in events, giveaways / 21 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Giveaway

I’m pleased to announce that once more Hendrickson Publishers has offered to sponsor a giveaway in connection with Elizabeth Goudge Day, which will take place on her birthday, April 24. This giveaway will be open internationally; if located in the US winner will receive book directly from the publisher, other countries from Book Depository. This […]

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Are you going to Book Expo?

Posted April 16, 2017 by Lory in discussions / 29 Comments
Are you going to Book Expo?

A year ago, I was so envious of all those who got to go to Book Expo America in Chicago that I thought I would make it a priority to attend this year, when it would be in New York and not require a plane trip. I would have to get time off from work, […]

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The 1951 Club: My Cousin Rachel

Posted April 12, 2017 by Lory in reviews / 38 Comments
The 1951 Club: My Cousin Rachel

Daphne Du Maurier, My Cousin Rachel (1951) The 1951 Club is the latest in a series of events put together by Simon of Stuck in a Book and Karen of Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings, which encourages us to read books published in a particular year. Please visit Simon’s blog for links to other 1951 books — […]

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New Release Review: May Cause Love

Posted April 9, 2017 by Lory in reviews / 15 Comments
New Release Review: May Cause Love

Kassi Underwood, May Cause Love (2017) At the age of nineteen, Kassi Underwood had an abortion. She was a directionless college student, drinking too much and pursuing a road-to-nowhere relationship with a drug dealer in the absence of her childhood sweetheart from her Kentucky home town. Abortion seemed the only logical, the only compassionate option, […]

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Mount TBR Checkpoint #1

Posted April 4, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 19 Comments
Mount TBR Checkpoint #1

Mount TBR Challenge host Bev of My Reader’s Block has posted some questions for our first quarterly checkpoint here. Here are my answers along with a list of what I’ve knocked off my pile so far. Tell us how many miles you’ve made it up your mountain (# of books read).  I’m impressed that I’ve […]

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New Release Review: Bronze and Sunflower

Posted April 2, 2017 by Lory in reviews / 11 Comments
New Release Review: Bronze and Sunflower

Cao Wenxuan, Bronze and Sunflower (Candlewick, 2017) A Chinese children’s classic finally comes to the English-speaking world with this gently absorbing tale of sorrow, friendship, and growth. Set in rural China during the Cultural Revolution, it centers on the relationship between Sunflower, a city girl who has come to the country with her artist father, […]

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