Month: November 2020

Nonfiction review: Danubia

Posted November 29, 2020 by Lory in reviews / 4 Comments
Nonfiction review: Danubia

Simon Winder, Danubia (2014) You might think that a book subtitled “a personal history of Habsburg Europe” would be quite distant from our current preoccupations, would be dusty, nostalgic and quaint, irrelevant to the challenges we face today. You would be wrong. This is a chronicle of the last few hundred years of the eastern […]

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Nonfiction November: New to my TBR

Posted November 22, 2020 by Lory in events / 20 Comments
Nonfiction November: New to my TBR

Nonfiction November comes to a close with the topic New to My TBR (hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey): It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book. Here are some of the […]

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Nonfiction November: Be the Expert

Posted November 15, 2020 by Lory in events / 26 Comments
Nonfiction November: Be the Expert

Hosted by Rennie of What’s Nonfiction), there are three ways to join in Nonfiction November this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have […]

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Should memoirs be considered fiction?

Posted November 11, 2020 by Lory in discussions / 26 Comments
Should memoirs be considered fiction?

  I remember how it rocked my world when a New Yorker article showed that Madeleine L’Engle’s portrayal of her life and family in her Crosswicks journals was more of a fictional construct. Since then I’m cautious about assigning factual truth to memoirs, but I tend to give the authors some leeway. Goodness knows, if […]

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Nonfiction November: Book Pairing

Posted November 8, 2020 by Lory in events / 19 Comments
Nonfiction November: Book Pairing

This week’s Nonfiction November topic is Book Pairing (hosted by Julz of Julz Reads): This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to […]

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Nonfiction November: My Year in Nonfiction

Posted November 3, 2020 by Lory in events / 30 Comments
Nonfiction November: My Year in Nonfiction

Hooray, it’s Nonfiction November! This is a yearly event that a lot of us look forward to. The topic this week is Your Year in Nonfiction, hosted by Leann of Shelf Aware: Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the […]

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Witch Week: The Graveyard Book

Posted November 2, 2020 by Lory in elsewhere, events / 4 Comments
Witch Week: The Graveyard Book

As October turns to November, I hope you’re enjoying Witch Week as hosted by Lizzie Ross – she’s put together a wonderful array of posts on the theme of “Gothick.” Today’s treat is a discussion of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. I was so happy to get to participate, along with Lizzie and two of […]

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Month in Review: October 2020

Posted November 1, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: October 2020

This month I went on vacation for two weeks to Crete (see here for pictures on my other blog). It was a most welcome and relaxing break, during which I got into rereading Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. It started with Gaudy Night, which I’ve been wanting to reread for some time, but then I realized […]

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