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Classics Club: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Posted February 16, 2020 by Lory in reviews / 2 Comments
Classics Club: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) The publication of Maya Angelou’s autobiography (which eventually took up seven volumes) was a real landmark in many ways. It was a frank and deeply personal exploration of the Black American experience, from the chaos following slavery to our own muddled times. It gave voice […]

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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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Month in Review: February 2020

Posted March 1, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 23 Comments
Month in Review: February 2020

This month, I thought more about my reading goals and how I might plan to meet them. I’m really enjoying reading books representing various countries of the world and I’ve finished a few more this month. I managed to finish one nonfiction book this month — the excellent The Body Keeps the Score. I’m interested […]

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Month in Review: December 2019

Posted January 5, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 24 Comments
Month in Review: December 2019

December was a fantastic reading month! From my Classics Club list, I read Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and immediately had to go on to devour the sequels (three of them so far). This is an astonishing story that I can’t believe I never got around to reading before. I also […]

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Classics Club Spin #21

Posted September 22, 2019 by Lory in challenges / 25 Comments
Classics Club Spin #21

It’s time for the Classics Club Spin! Club members pick 20 books from their list and number them. A number is chosen and then the challenge is to read that book by a certain date (October 31, in this case). Even though I no longer have an official target date for my Classics Club list, […]

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Classics Club

Posted June 4, 2015 by Lory in / 16 Comments
Classics Club

In the words of its moderators, “The Classics Club was started on March 7, 2012 by a blogger who wanted to ‘unite those of us who like to blog about classic literature, as well as to inspire people to make the classics an integral part of life.’ She thought about several ideas but finally settled on […]

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ECBR Gems

Posted May 15, 2015 by Lory in / 2 Comments
ECBR Gems

The Emerald City Book Review Gem is awarded to my favorite books of the year in various genres and categories. Click on each title to be taken to my original review. 2019 Gems 2019 releases: Fiction – Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield Nonfiction – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb […]

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