Category: blog housekeeping

Gems of 2017

Posted December 12, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 21 Comments
Gems of 2017

I always love going back over my year’s reading, and remembering all the wonderful books I’ve discovered. This year seems to be a particularly rich crop … I had a hard time limiting my favorites to ten, or even twenty! A few of these never got a review on the blog, but definitely belong in […]

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Month in Review: November 2017

Posted December 3, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 17 Comments
Month in Review: November 2017

November was book-ended for me with Witch Week at the beginning, and hosting the final week of Nonfiction November at the end. It was busy and full and a bit hectic, but as usual I loved all the blogger interactions. What was a highlight for you this month? Reviews The Buried Giant, our readalong book […]

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Month in Review: October 2017

Posted November 8, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 18 Comments
Month in Review: October 2017

October was largely spent preparing for Witch Week and Nonfiction November, but I did manage to get some other good reading in. I’ve definitely been in a genre/pop culture mode, I notice — I read my first (and probably last) James Bond novel, a set of latter-day Sherlock Holmes stories, a book about the making […]

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Month in Review: September 2017

Posted October 8, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 36 Comments
Month in Review: September 2017

As more dreadful and inconceivably cruel events confront us in the news, reading and blogging increasingly feel like whistling in the dark. Is this pursuit too frivolous to continue? What good does it do, in times such as these? I can’t answer for you, but it still does do me good. A powerful post from […]

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Month in Review: August 2017

Posted September 3, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 40 Comments
Month in Review: August 2017

Laurie has started a new event, Blogging the Spirit, which I’m participating in on the last Sunday of the month, and so my monthly review will now be on the first Sunday of the following month — just in case any of you were desperately waiting for its appearance. Since I asked for recommendations of […]

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Month in Review: July 2017

Posted July 30, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 16 Comments
Month in Review: July 2017

There was not much happening on the blog this month as I was away on vacation for two weeks, but I did keep reading — quite a lot, actually! Here’s what I was up to this month. Reviews The Fledgling by Jane Langton was an unusual mix of magic and philosophy, from my Phoenix Award […]

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Month in Review: June 2017

Posted June 25, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 18 Comments
Month in Review: June 2017

If last month was a nonfiction extravaganza, this was a month for catching up with new release reviews. I hope you will check out these fantastic offerings from some of my favorite publishers. Ironically, all these “new” books were actually previously published, either recently in the UK, or many years ago and now getting a […]

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Month in Review: May 2017

Posted May 28, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 24 Comments
Month in Review: May 2017

  All my reviews this month were of quite introspective and intense books, and all nonfiction (I think that’s a first for me). But that’s not all I read! I’ve just finished the new Joan Aiken collection from Virago, The Gift Giving, and was delighted that it included some of my favorite fairy tales by […]

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Classics Club Year Three

Posted May 24, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping, challenges / 30 Comments
Classics Club Year Three

It’s been three years since I joined The Classics Club, and I’m on track for meeting my goal of reading 50 books in 5 years! Here are the twelve books I’ve read in the past year. Ethan Frome Lucky Jim Three Men in a Boat A Fugue in Time Long Day’s Journey into Night; Ah, […]

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