Month: July 2017

Folio Society Sale books – a video!

Posted July 31, 2017 by Lory in publishers / 8 Comments
Folio Society Sale books – a video!

Here’s my second-ever video! Although I’m usually quite camera-shy, I wanted to share some of the books I recently bought from The Folio Society, especially those I picked up in the current Half-Price Sale (which runs through August 11). If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to […]

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Month in Review: July 2017

Posted July 30, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 16 Comments
Month in Review: July 2017

There was not much happening on the blog this month as I was away on vacation for two weeks, but I did keep reading — quite a lot, actually! Here’s what I was up to this month. Reviews The Fledgling by Jane Langton was an unusual mix of magic and philosophy, from my Phoenix Award […]

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Mount TBR Checkpoint #2

Posted July 5, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 12 Comments
Mount TBR Checkpoint #2

After four good months, my Mount TBR reading came to a screeching halt in May and June. I’m not sure why — other things just called to me more strongly, I suppose. However, I’ve gotten started again with one book in July so I have 21 books completed so far. I also added some reviews […]

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Classics Club: The Fledgling

Posted July 2, 2017 by Lory in reviews / 11 Comments
Classics Club: The Fledgling

Jane Langton, The Fledgling (1980) Although I read and enjoyed the first three books in Jane Langton’s “Hall Family Chronicles” as a child, I never ventured further for some reason. So when I saw book four, The Fledgling, on the Phoenix Award list, I wanted to finally catch up with it. Like the first three […]

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