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Robertson Davies Reading Weekend

Posted July 1, 2020 by Lory in events / 6 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Weekend

As summer begins, here is just a heads up that after last year’s Robertson Davies Reading Week event, there was enough interest in doing it again that I’ve decided to host a three-day “birthday weekend” for the Canadian author, August 28 to 30. This will be a very free-form event; simply read whatever you like […]

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Escapism is good for your health: March Magics

Posted March 15, 2020 by Lory in events / 15 Comments
Escapism is good for your health: March Magics

Well, I’m quite sure we could all use some cheering up right now, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate March Magics – thanks to Kristen from We Be Reading who has hosted the event (originally DWJ March) for umpteen years. As we hole up avoiding dangerous germs, and tear our hair about other dire […]

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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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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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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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Robertson Davies Reading Week: Wrap up post

Posted August 31, 2019 by Lory in events / 15 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Week: Wrap up post

It’s hard to believe, but our week has already come to an end. It’s been fantastic to see some other readers giving attention to the marvelous books of Robertson Davies. Many thanks to my fabulous guest bloggers: Calmgrove on The Deptford Trilogy Lizzie Ross on For Your Eye Alone Consumed by Ink on High Spirits […]

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Murther and Walking Spirits

Posted August 30, 2019 by Lory in events / 2 Comments
Murther and Walking Spirits

Today, head over to Buried in Print for a consideration of Robertson Davies’s second-to-last finished novel, Murther and Walking Spirits — one that draws on his own family history in a remarkable way. It’s not a spoiler to tell you that the main character dies (this happens in the first sentence) but beyond that we’re […]

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High Spirits

Posted August 29, 2019 by Lory in events / 15 Comments
High Spirits

Today, a venture into a sort of side-line of Robertson Davies’s narrative genius, the ghost stories told by him each Christmas while Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto. Naomi of Consumed by Ink tells us what makes these seemingly transient trifles still worth a look today — even though regrettably we cannot […]

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For Your Eye Alone

Posted August 28, 2019 by Lory in events / 9 Comments
For Your Eye Alone

As we continue to this week’s appreciation of the work of Robertson Davies, we turn to a literary form that is severely endangered in the age of e-mail and texting: the art of letter writing. Davies was a prolific and highly versatile correspondent, and recipients of his missives often treasured them for years. A selection […]

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