Category: events

Armchair BookExpo: Dining with the Authors

Posted June 2, 2017 by Lory in events / 14 Comments
Armchair BookExpo: Dining with the Authors

Today’s Armchair Book Expo topic is Dining With the Authors. “Every year at Book Expo, children and adult authors are featured during breakfast. Who would you dream of enjoying a meal with? Would it be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply coffee? What would your meal be? What would you discuss?” I’d have a giant literary […]

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Armchair BookExpo: Introductions and Best Practices

Posted May 31, 2017 by Lory in events / 60 Comments
Armchair BookExpo: Introductions and Best Practices

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was planning to go to Book Expo this year but then changed my mind. However, I’m happy to participate in the “Armchair” version, which I discovered in my first year of blogging and have enjoyed ever since! I’m completing three of this year’s prompts for a quick […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Day Wrap-up

Posted April 28, 2017 by Lory in events / 4 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Day Wrap-up

Thank you, everyone, for another fantastic Elizabeth Goudge Day! Here is what I have gathered from those who participated — please let me know if I missed your post. And congratulations to Jorie of Jorie Loves a Story, who won the giveaway of Towers in the Mist! Helena Rae, who is not currently blogging, commented […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Day 2017

Posted April 24, 2017 by Lory in events / 19 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Day 2017

The day is here! Have you been reading something by Elizabeth Goudge in honor of her birthday? Please let me know in the comments, and I’ll include your post in a wrap-up on Friday. I posted my review of Towers in the Mist yesterday, an evocative exploration of Elizabethan Oxford; click the link for my […]

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Towers in the Mist

Posted April 23, 2017 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Towers in the Mist

Elizabeth Goudge, Towers in the Mist (1937) This book is offered in a giveaway open through April 26. Click the link to enter! Oxford has changed much in the eighty years since Elizabeth Goudge lived there, and even more since the sixteenth century. Yet it still bears within it the weight of its long history, […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Giveaway

Posted April 20, 2017 by Lory in events, giveaways / 21 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Giveaway

I’m pleased to announce that once more Hendrickson Publishers has offered to sponsor a giveaway in connection with Elizabeth Goudge Day, which will take place on her birthday, April 24. This giveaway will be open internationally; if located in the US winner will receive book directly from the publisher, other countries from Book Depository. This […]

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Elizabeth Goudge Day Is Coming

Posted March 9, 2017 by Lory in events / 26 Comments
Elizabeth Goudge Day Is Coming

For the third year in a row, I’d like to celebrate the birthday of one of my favorite authors by inviting you to read one of her works and share your thoughts — whether on your own blog, in the comments here, or in a Goodreads review or other format of your choice. Monday, April […]

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Margery Sharp Day: Britannia Mews

Posted January 25, 2017 by Lory in events, reviews / 16 Comments
Margery Sharp Day: Britannia Mews

Margery Sharp, Britannia Mews (1946) For the third year in a row, Jane of Beyond Eden Rock is hosting a birthday celebration in honor of the author Margery Sharp, to encourage everyone to read and enjoy her witty, entertaining novels. As Jane notes in her announcement post, for the first time in quite a while […]

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Nonfiction November: New To My TBR Round-up

Posted December 2, 2016 by Lory in events / 8 Comments
Nonfiction November: New To My TBR Round-up

It’s been another wonderful Nonfiction November, and we all have piles of books to read. There were different ways to handle all the recommendations that came our way this month… The most common method was to assemble a fairly random collection of tempting titles: Based on a True Story JulzReads Lone Star on a Lark […]

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Nonfiction November: New to My TBR Link-Up

Posted November 28, 2016 by Lory in events / 32 Comments
Nonfiction November: New to My TBR Link-Up

It’s my honor to be the host for Nonfiction November this week, with our final topic: New to My TBR. It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR list? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book! More than ever, […]

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