Category: blog housekeeping

Month in Review: November 2019

Posted December 1, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 16 Comments
Month in Review: November 2019

This month, I read a book in French! I was not blown away by Coeur de Cristal by Frédéric Lenoir, a fairy-tale style novel about a prince who is unable to love, but it was easy to read and helped me with my efforts to improve my French skills. I hope to move on to […]

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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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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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Month in Review: August 2019

Posted September 1, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 21 Comments
Month in Review: August 2019

Well, the end of this month was a whirlwind of excitement (in my terms, anyway) as I hosted Robertson Davies Reading Week, dedicated to spreading the word about one of my favorite authors. I found it great fun to share this event with some other enthusiastic readers, some longtime fans, some coming to his work […]

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Month in Review: July 2019

Posted August 4, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: July 2019

The big news this month was that my books arrived! I have now a far reduced collection compared to what I had in the States, but it feels good to whittle down to essentials. In the summer sometimes I feel like reading mysteries, though, and I didn’t have much on hand. If I want to […]

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Month in Review: June 2019

Posted July 7, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 14 Comments
Month in Review: June 2019

This month I still had hardly any time to read, but I did finish one chunkster that I’ve been working on for a long time (Don Quixote), and made time for one short novel that I’ve been meaning to read forever (Hag-Seed). Alas, neither was quite as marvelous as I’d been expecting from their great […]

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Month in Review: May 2019

Posted June 2, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 16 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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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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