Author: Lory

Five years of the Classics Club

Posted June 23, 2019 by Lory in challenges / 15 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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Literary Pilgrimages: Salem, Mass.

Posted June 16, 2019 by Lory in places / 13 Comments
Literary Pilgrimages: Salem, Mass.

As I prepare to leave New England, at least for the time being, there are lots of places I still haven’t visited and would like to. So I’m making an effort to do some of these long-deferred trips, even if it means putting off some other important tasks. One of these places is Salem, Massachusetts, […]

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New Release Review: The Heart’s Necessities

Posted June 9, 2019 by Lory in reviews / 0 Comments
New Release Review: The Heart’s Necessities

Jane Tyson Clement with Becca Stevens, The Heart’s Necessities (Plough, 2018) The Heart’s Necessities is a book with at least four layers. The foundation layer is a selection of poems by Jane Tyson Clement, written over a period of more than fifty years and mostly unpublished during the poet’s life. Each section of poems, arranged […]

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Month in Review: May 2019

Posted June 2, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 13 Comments
Month in Review: May 2019

This was another quiet month on the blog, as I am very busy packing and moving. Reading-wise, I am still doing a lot of rereading as I decide what to keep, and also just feel like revisiting old friends as they turn up … I also found a new interest in the life and work […]

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Don Quixote, Part II: Halfway through

Posted May 26, 2019 by Lory in Readalong / 6 Comments
Don Quixote, Part II: Halfway through

In my buddy read of Don Quixote with Emma of Words and Peace, we’ve not kept up with the chapter a day pace, but that’s okay; we’re determined to keep going anyway. I’ve made it to chapter 37 of 74, halfway through Part II, so it seems like a good time for a check-in. When […]

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Do I have to read depressing books?

Posted May 19, 2019 by Lory in discussions / 35 Comments
Do I have to read depressing books?

Since reading is not part of my job, nor am I currently in school, I don’t really have to read anything. But maybe because reading is and has always been a major avenue of self-development, we in the bookish community often carry a heavy sense of obligation. We feel as though there are books we […]

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Month in Review: April 2019

Posted May 12, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: April 2019

I didn’t do much reading in April, and no actual reviews … just too busy. Now I’m back from vacation, I’ve moved into temporary housing till we leave for Switzerland, and things are settling into a new pattern. I’m still busy with lots of packing and sorting, and saying farewell; my energy for thinking in […]

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The Future of ECBR

Posted April 14, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 32 Comments
The Future of ECBR

What does the future hold for this blog? Not long ago I made some noises about shutting it down and concentrating on my new blog, Entering the Enchanted Castle. However, I’ve decided not to do that for the present, so I’ll still be blogging in both places, probably at least till the end of 2019. […]

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Month in Review: March 2019

Posted April 1, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 12 Comments
Month in Review: March 2019

This was my last month of trying only to read books I already have in the house, and I cheated a little bit. Kristen’s March Magics review made me curious to reread the one DWJ book I don’t own, so I got it from the library. And my son was pleading for more Freddy the […]

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