Month: October 2020

Witch Week is coming

Posted October 25, 2020 by Lory in events / 5 Comments
Witch Week is coming

In one week, starting on Halloween, head over to Lizzie Ross, Writer for the annual celebration of Witch Week, a time to read and discuss our favorite fantasy books and authors (and who couldn’t use a bit of fantasy right now?) The theme this year is “Gothick” and Lizzie has a simply fabulous lineup in […]

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Am I an e-book convert?

Posted October 18, 2020 by Lory in discussions / 28 Comments
Am I an e-book convert?

  Many, many years ago, in my eighth grade oral presentation class, one of the few talks I remember giving was one about e-books. They were not even really a thing back then, but for some reason the topic was in the air. I argued against them, saying that paper was more permanent, more aesthetic, […]

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In search of something light

Posted October 11, 2020 by Lory in brief reviews / 19 Comments
In search of something light

Looking for a book to lighten my mood, I tried and discarded a number of candidates, from contemporary and historical rom-coms to fantasies to classic mysteries. Nothing held my attention for long: too crude, too contrived, too anachronistic, too dated. Would I ever find something to brighten up my reading life? A couple of tried […]

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Month in Review: September 2020

Posted October 4, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 14 Comments
Month in Review: September 2020

September was World Kid Lit Month, a new-to-me event that translates diverse, global and translated children’s books. I joined in by reading The Beast Player, by Japanese author Nahoko Uehashi (translated by Cathy Hirano). The imaginary but Japanese-flavored fantasy world about a divided kingdom within which magical beasts live in an uneasy relationship with humans […]

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