Author: Lory

A wish come true: Howl’s Moving Castle

Posted November 21, 2019 by Lory in reviews / 15 Comments
A wish come true: Howl’s Moving Castle

For a long time, I’ve been wishing that the Folio Society would publish something, anything, by Diana Wynne Jones. And this year, my wish finally came true! Howl’s Moving Castle was the title for the 2019 House of Illustration competition cosponsored by Folio, and the winning entry has duly been published just in time for […]

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Do you find some book titles confusing?

Posted November 17, 2019 by Lory in discussions / 26 Comments
Do you find some book titles confusing?

  With the ever-proliferating number of books out there, it’s hardly surprising that some titles are similar or identical. What I do find surprising is that some of these books are not separated by years or genres, but are published close together, making confusion quite likely. One would think publishers and authors would take more […]

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Classics Club: My Brilliant Career

Posted November 10, 2019 by Lory in reviews / 9 Comments
Classics Club: My Brilliant Career

Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career (1901) Here’s a book I’ve heard about for so long, but never read — the perfect pick for a Classics Club Spin, as well as a chance to take part in Brona’s Australian Reading Month event, and to represent another country in my Reading Around the World project. But even […]

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Nonfiction November: Book Pairing

Posted November 6, 2019 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Nonfiction November: Book Pairing

Hooray, it’s Nonfiction November, one of my favorite blog events! Click on the link for a complete schedule. This week’s topic is “Book Pairings,” hosted by Sarah’s Book Shelves — pair up a fiction and nonfiction book you’ve read, that are linked in some way. I did not have to look far to find a […]

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Month in Review: October 2019

Posted November 3, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 23 Comments
Month in Review: October 2019

Well, I finally managed to read more than two or three books this month. Along the way, I finished my Classics Club Spin book in record time, and also managed to read two 2019 releases that are sure to be some of my favorites of the year. You’ll hear more about one of these, Shadowplay, […]

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Witch Week: Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?

Posted October 31, 2019 by Lory in events / 13 Comments
Witch Week: Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?

Please head over to Calmgrove for the annual celebration of Witch Week, cohosted by Lizzie Ross. I’m so glad these blogging friends have taken up this event, which I initiated in my first year of blogging. so the fun can continue! The theme this year is “Villains,” and it makes me think of the line […]

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Words of Love

Posted October 27, 2019 by Lory in quotes / 12 Comments
Words of Love

Inspired by Cleo’s readalong of Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving, I thought I would post some of my favorite quotations on the theme of love. It turns out I’ve collected quite a few … “Love mustn’t forget that she is Wisdom’s sister.” — Rudolf Steiner “If what we love be some Alastair, some mirage, […]

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Witch Week is coming!

Posted October 20, 2019 by Lory in events / 8 Comments
Witch Week is coming!

Witch Week, now hosted by Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross, Writer, is coming! As explained in the Diana Wynne Jones book of the same name, the excitement starts on Halloween and extends to Guy Fawkes Day, November 5. I hope you’ll join in this wonderful celebration of our favorite fantasy books and authors. See this post […]

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What counts as reading?

Posted October 13, 2019 by Lory in discussions / 38 Comments
What counts as reading?

As I keep track of my reading, I have to make some decisions as to what makes it onto my list of completed books. Does it count if I skim or skip a substantial portion? What if I stop reading partway through and then take it up again — should I start over from the […]

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Month in Review: September 2019

Posted October 6, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 28 Comments
Month in Review: September 2019

This month, along with reviewing Oliver Sacks’s ground-breaking Awakenings, I was attracted by a number of new-ish releases, most of which I enjoyed to some degree. I found Quichotte by Salman Rushdie the most disappointing, and Once Upon a River the most pleasantly diverting. The Silence of the Girls provided a relentless dose of Ancient […]

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