Category: blog housekeeping

Month in Review: September 2017

Posted October 8, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 35 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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Month in Review: April 2017

Posted April 30, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: April 2017

This month was incredibly intense as various work, personal, and health crises hit all at once. Everything is fine, but it was stressful for a while! I apologize for not visiting and commenting on as many blogs as I usually do — hopefully I will have time for this enjoyable task again very soon. In […]

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Month in Review: March 2017

Posted March 26, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 29 Comments
Month in Review: March 2017

I’m quite chuffed with my progress on the Mount TBR Challenge. I had been intimidated by the height of my TBR pile, which had been steadily building up in the three years I’ve been blogging, but once I determinedly started out to read at least five books a month I enjoyed them all tremendously, and […]

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Month in Review: February 2017

Posted February 26, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 18 Comments
Month in Review: February 2017

This month I started a book club! We are reading books to try to help us understand and meet the current situation in our country and the world. The first meeting was small — only three of us — but I hope our numbers will grow. We had a great discussion of The Unwinding by […]

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