Month: September 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall TBR

Posted September 22, 2020 by Lory in lists / 23 Comments
Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week the prompt is Books on my Fall 2020 TBR. And it turns out that THREE of my favorite fantasy authors (two of whom release their books at excruciatingly long intervals) have new titles out this fall, so I had to join in! […]

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Back to the Classics: The Old Man and the Sea

Posted September 20, 2020 by Lory in reviews / 20 Comments
Back to the Classics: The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (1952) I’ve never been drawn to reading Hemingway, never got pulled into the mythology around him. I’d heard his language was simple — some said to the point of being a simplistic sort of “he-man” utterance, even though others lauded it as a pillar of modernism. I […]

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Summer in Other Languages: How did you do?

Posted September 15, 2020 by Lory in challenges / 10 Comments
Summer in Other Languages: How did you do?

Back in June, I decided to challenge myself to spend the whole month of July reading books in French to try to boost my language skills. I invited anyone who was interested in reading in another languages to join a challenge I called Summer in Other Languages. Now summer is coming to a close, so […]

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Am I addicted to reading?

Posted September 13, 2020 by Lory in discussions / 17 Comments
Am I addicted to reading?

I sometimes humorously refer to my reading habit as an “addiction.” Of course, addiction is no joke, and any kind of compulsive behavior is not a good thing. But what actually makes something an addiction rather than a healthy pleasure? I looked up some of the criteria and tried to apply them to myself as […]

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Month in Review: August 2020

Posted September 6, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 15 Comments
Month in Review: August 2020

This month, I planned a Robertson Davies Reading Weekend to take place around the author’s birthdate of August 28. It was a lovely long weekend of reading and discussing his wonderful books with fellow aficionados, and I hope it introduced him to some new readers. You can find all the details in the wrap-up post. […]

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Robertson Davies Reading Weekend Wrap-Up

Posted September 1, 2020 by Lory in events / 4 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Weekend Wrap-Up

It’s been a wonderful long weekend of reading Robertson Davies! Thanks to all who joined in this event; here are the posts I gathered: Calmgrove on Tempest-Tost: “This then could be how the novel works: a light entertainment, yes; perhaps a work to share with bookish friends, certainly; but also possibly a work laden with […]

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