Category: personal

I’m back – and thank you

Posted May 27, 2018 by Lory in personal / 54 Comments
I’m back – and thank you

I was not very comfortable with real-life social situations when I was growing up. I was shy, even withdrawn, and deeply sensitive. The aggressive, outward-oriented demands of school were often too much for me, so I retreated into the world of books. That was where I could engage with and learn from people, events, and […]

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What’s saving my life this winter

Posted February 2, 2018 by Lory in personal / 42 Comments
What’s saving my life this winter

I discovered this link-up (hosted by Modern Mrs. Darcy) via Wendy’s post at Falconer’s Library. What a great topic to explore in this difficult month – here’s what rolled off the top of my head. 1. Poetry – After a long hiatus, I’ve been feeling inspired to write poetry lately. Probably nothing that’s ready for […]

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Name Calling (a personal post)

Posted February 12, 2017 by Lory in personal / 34 Comments
Name Calling (a personal post)

Please note: This is not a post about books. I don’t usually do purely personal posts here, but I feel a need to get something off my chest, and this is one place where I can attempt to express myself. I appreciate your listening, if you choose to do so. I am a Christian. It’s […]

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Away for Reunion

Posted June 17, 2016 by Lory in blog housekeeping, personal, places / 10 Comments
Away for Reunion

I’m away this week for my quarter-century (!) reunion at Carleton College, which is a literary landmark as well as a wonderful school. As regular blog readers may recall, Carleton is the model for Blackstock College in the fantasy classic Tam Lin by Pamela Dean, and I did a post on the real-life locations behind […]

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New England Book Blogger Meetup

Posted May 25, 2016 by Lory in personal, places / 11 Comments
New England Book Blogger Meetup

As winter drew to a close, and it started to be possible to make social plans without fearing they would be cancelled by bad weather, I thought it might be fun to try to get together with some local book bloggers. The Boston literary district seemed a logical place for such a meeting, and so […]

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Tagged: I Mustache You Some Questions

Posted February 4, 2015 by Lory in personal, tags / 20 Comments
Tagged: I Mustache You Some Questions

Katie of Bookish Illuminations tagged me for this post. It seemed fairly painless, so here are my answers! Four Names People Call Me Other Than My Real Name 1. Lorelei 2. Loris (as in slow) 3. Lore 4. Lorig (pronounced with a soft “ch” sound, as in German e.g. “honig”) Mercer Island Library, where I […]

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My Life in Libraries

Posted July 22, 2014 by Lory in lists, personal / 10 Comments
My Life in Libraries

After doing this post about My Life in Bookstores, I realized that I’ve surely spent much more of my life in libraries, and that they should be given their due. Here are some that had personal significance for me. For more library love, you can browse this page of Library Visits from Wildmoo Books. (What […]

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My life in bookstores

Posted June 4, 2014 by Lory in personal / 10 Comments
My life in bookstores

Robin McKinley’s author bio in her early books used to say that she kept track of her life according to what she was was reading in various locations; she traveled around quite a bit as a child because her father was in the navy. I didn’t have such an exotic upbringing, but I find that […]

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