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Classics Club: The Left Hand of Darkness

Posted October 21, 2018 by Lory in reviews / 17 Comments
Classics Club: The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) The new Folio Society edition of this book is available here. A copy was received from the publisher for review consideration. No other compensation was received, and all opinions expressed are my own. It’s no secret that Ursula K. Le Guin is one of my […]

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Five years of the Classics Club

Posted June 23, 2019 by Lory in challenges / 36 Comments
Five years of the Classics Club

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since I joined the Classics Club, with the goal of reading 50 classics from my self-defined list in that time. Well, it’s been a wonderful part of my blogging life and I am so grateful for all the books I’ve encountered through this project. I did not […]

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Gems of 2018 and Year End Survey

Posted January 1, 2019 by Lory in lists / 39 Comments
Gems of 2018 and Year End Survey

Well, this has been a year. Due to the emotional roller-coaster of my personal life (now thankfully settled down), I did not get as much reading done as usual. But when I was able to muster up the time and energy to open them books were always there for me, with their messages of wisdom, […]

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A new blogging year

Posted December 30, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 23 Comments
A new blogging year

At the end of my fifth year of blogging here at The Emerald City Book Review, I’d like to express my gratitude to all the readers and bloggers I’ve interacted with over the years. You are too numerous to mention individually, but if you’re reading this, please know how thankful I am for your presence. […]

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Great Gifts from the Folio Society

Posted November 26, 2018 by Lory in reviews / 8 Comments
Great Gifts from the Folio Society

Books mentioned in this post were received for review consideration from the publisher. No other compensation was received, and all opinions expressed are my own. Here’s a video showing some of my favorites among the newest publications by the Folio Society, which I hope might interest you as gifts for your loved ones this season […]

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Month in Review: October 2018

Posted November 4, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 18 Comments
Month in Review: October 2018

  Okay, I’m still not getting a ton of reading done, but I did manage some book reviews. I even polished off some from the TBR stack, which feels really good. Unfortunately, I keep buying more at double the rate of completion … but I shall keep working on it. What have you completed, or […]

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Classics Club Spin

Posted June 6, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 21 Comments
Classics Club Spin

I’m getting rather behind on my Classics Club list, so I hope this little challenge will get me going again. The idea is to choose 20 books remaining on your list, and when the “spin” number is announced, read that book by August. I’ve selected an assortment from all the categories of my list, including […]

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New England Book Blogger Meetup

Posted May 25, 2016 by Lory in personal, places / 11 Comments
New England Book Blogger Meetup

As winter drew to a close, and it started to be possible to make social plans without fearing they would be cancelled by bad weather, I thought it might be fun to try to get together with some local book bloggers. The Boston literary district seemed a logical place for such a meeting, and so […]

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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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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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