Month: February 2019

A book for all seasons: Watership Down

Posted February 24, 2019 by Lory in reviews / 34 Comments
A book for all seasons: Watership Down

Richard Adams, Watership Down (1972) Lately I’ve been disappointed that my son’s interest in reading seems to have flagged. He happily reads Tintin comics and my old Cricket magazines for hours, but the sustained attention required by a novel has been elusive. Until I started reading him Watership Down, that is. I thought this 400-page […]

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A poem a day

Posted February 17, 2019 by Lory in reviews / 14 Comments
A poem a day

Last year, during the season of Lent and Easter, I read a poem each day from the collection The Heart’s Time. I loved using this as an opportunity for reflection and contemplation. In late 2018, poking through a bookstore bargain table, I came across 365 Poems for Every Occasion, a compilation from the Academy of […]

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Which books should I keep?

Posted February 10, 2019 by Lory in discussions / 44 Comments
Which books should I keep?

  As I mentioned recently on my other blog, Entering the Enchanted Castle, I’m going through a big transition in my life. My husband got a job in Switzerland and has just moved there to start working, while I plan to follow with our son when the school year ends. It’s been six years since […]

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On my other blog: Beyond words

Posted February 6, 2019 by Lory in elsewhere / 0 Comments
On my other blog: Beyond words

Over on Entering the Enchanted Castle, I’m thinking about how much words mean to me, as well as the times when they seem to fail. How has language helped or hindered you? How do you go beyond its limitations? I hope you’ll join the conversation.  

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Month in Review: January 2019

Posted February 3, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 25 Comments
Month in Review: January 2019

As I did last year, I’m trying not to acquire any new books during the first three months of 2019. With the exception of my first read of the year (a library book I already had in the house), I’ve managed to meet that goal and get through a few books that have been lingering […]

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