Month: July 2018

Beautiful Books: Uncle Silas

Posted July 29, 2018 by Lory in reviews / 18 Comments
Beautiful Books: Uncle Silas

J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas (1864) It’s yet another classic book review! I’ve been doing a lot of these lately as I try to plow through my accumulated TBR pile. But while on vacation I took a whole bunch of newer books along with me on the e-reader, so I hope to have something […]

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Away on vacation

Posted July 15, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 5 Comments
Away on vacation

I’m away for a couple of weeks visiting my old haunts in the Pacific Northwest, thus my silence here and elsewhere. I’ll be back to post and catch up with other blogs soon. Hope you’re having a great summer!

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Top Ten Books I’ve Read in 2018 So Far

Posted July 10, 2018 by Lory in lists / 38 Comments
Top Ten Books I’ve Read in 2018 So Far

It’s been a while since I did Top Ten Tuesday, now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. But seeing others’ posts about their top reading of the first half of the year made me want to join in. Here are my picks: The Sixth Extinction explored our environmental disaster-in-process, scary but strangely heartening in that […]

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Are classics the best books to review?

Posted July 8, 2018 by Lory in discussions / 32 Comments
Are classics the best books to review?

  When I started this blog, I thought I would focus mainly on children’s books and fantasy, which for years formed my main reading interests. And I was excited to read and review new releases from many genres. But as things developed, and I discovered more blogs and The Classics Club, I began reading and […]

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Les Miserables: The first six months

Posted July 4, 2018 by Lory in challenges / 10 Comments
Les Miserables: The first six months

I’ve been reading Les Miserables for half a year now, and it’s been a very interesting experience. I fall behind a few chapters occasionally, but it’s not hard to catch up when the chapters are usually so short. At times it’s hard to stop when the action gets exciting, but I feel it’s a good […]

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Month in Review: June 2018

Posted July 1, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 26 Comments
Month in Review: June 2018

This month I took in a mix of fiction and nonfiction, discovering some classics and rereading some of my old favorites while delving into topics from poetry to Christianity to psychology. The mythic currents that flow between are always of interest to me. And as current events become more and more dire, I need to […]

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