Month: September 2018

Witch Week is coming!

Posted September 23, 2018 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Witch Week is coming!

What is Witch Week? A. The week between Halloween (October 31) and Guy Fawkes Day (November 5). B. A book by Diana Wynne Jones. C. A blog event cooked up 5 years ago by me, hosted this year by Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross. D. The perfect time to celebrate favorite fantasy books and authors. E. […]

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Les Miserables: Nearly nine months in

Posted September 16, 2018 by Lory in challenges / 6 Comments
Les Miserables: Nearly nine months in

I’ve been reading a chapter a day (on average) of Les Miserables for almost nine months now. In this quarter, the big new development has been the love story of Cosette and Marius. A prime example of the Idealized Romance in its most passionately unrealistic form, this reminded me of some psychological texts I’ve been […]

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Are there books you have outgrown?

Posted September 9, 2018 by Lory in discussions / 38 Comments
Are there books you have outgrown?

This question follows on from last month’s about rereading. As I grow older and reread some of my former favorites, I find that some of them have lost their luster. What formerly seemed so powerful and full of insight now shows its limitations. I might find it poorly written, or full of holes and inconsistencies […]

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Month in Review: August 2018

Posted September 2, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 16 Comments
Month in Review: August 2018

Things continued to be intense this month and I just didn’t have much time for reading. It’s one of those times when I have several books going but haven’t completed most of them… I did manage to fit in rereads of some of my all-time favorites. Some of these are going to be part of […]

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