Month: July 2020

Back to the Classics: Brideshead Revisited

Posted July 26, 2020 by Lory in reviews / 11 Comments
Back to the Classics: Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited (1945) This was a reread for me, and I was already familiar with the plot — I’ll be discussing it here, so please don’t continue if you mind spoilers. Subtitled “The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder,” the novel opens with the Captain and his army troop moving to […]

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What is your favorite (or first favorite) classic?

Posted July 19, 2020 by Lory in discussions / 22 Comments
What is your favorite (or first favorite) classic?

The Classics Club has revived their monthly meme, with a “rebooted” question for summer 2020: “What is your favorite classic?” So I’ve co-opted it for this month’s discussion challenge. It’s too hard to designate one favorite classic book, but I well remember the first time I read a “classic” and actually enjoyed it, showing me […]

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Enchanted English is launched!

Posted July 14, 2020 by Lory in announcements / 4 Comments
Enchanted English is launched!

Dear friends of ECBR, as I wrote last week I’m starting a new venture called Enchanted English where I can offer language lessons and literary services. To drum up some interest from English learners, I wrote a little booklet called HOW TO READ A BOOK and learn English (or any other language). I did some […]

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Month in Review: June 2020

Posted July 5, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 21 Comments
Month in Review: June 2020

This month, while mostly still staying home and finishing my CELTA English-teaching course, the world of languages was much on my mind; I finished a book in French (don’t be too impressed, it took me several months), I decided to start an other-language challenge, and I read Gaston Dorren’s Lingo, a fun and informative tour […]

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Robertson Davies Reading Weekend

Posted July 1, 2020 by Lory in events / 6 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Weekend

As summer begins, here is just a heads up that after last year’s Robertson Davies Reading Week event, there was enough interest in doing it again that I’ve decided to host a three-day “birthday weekend” for the Canadian author, August 28 to 30. This will be a very free-form event; simply read whatever you like […]

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