Month: July 2019

Summer Shorts

Posted July 28, 2019 by Lory in brief reviews / 11 Comments
Summer Shorts

My attention span this month is not up to long reviews, but I did read some notable books  that I’d like to mention at least briefly. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Going in with high expectations for this generally acclaimed retelling of The Tempest, I found it disappointing. Re-setting Shakespeare’s tale of captivity, revenge, and freedom […]

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How do you remember what you read?

Posted July 21, 2019 by Lory in discussions / 35 Comments
How do you remember what you read?

  Reading is one thing, but remembering is something else. I love the experience of reading while I’m in it, but sometimes I wish the results were not so ephemeral. There are so many times a title is called to mind and I think “I know I read that — but I don’t remember anything […]

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Don Quixote, Part II: The End

Posted July 14, 2019 by Lory in reviews / 18 Comments
Don Quixote, Part II: The End

Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part II (1615) Though I did not stick very well to my chapter-a-day intention, by reading in fits and starts I have finished Don Quixote. When I last checked in, I was in the middle of Part II; Don Quixote and Sancho Panza were being deceived by their aristocratic hosts, […]

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Month in Review: June 2019

Posted July 7, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 14 Comments
Month in Review: June 2019

This month I still had hardly any time to read, but I did finish one chunkster that I’ve been working on for a long time (Don Quixote), and made time for one short novel that I’ve been meaning to read forever (Hag-Seed). Alas, neither was quite as marvelous as I’d been expecting from their great […]

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