Author Archives: Lizzie Ross

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.

Open locks, whoever knocks

Originally posted on Calmgrove:
Witch Week 2019 By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. [Knocking] Open locks, Whoever knocks! —Macbeth, Act IV Scene 1 Thus speaks the Second Witch to her sisters, who have sensed the…

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Seven Bookish Virtues/Sins Tag

Looks like all my blogging friends are playing this game of tag, and it’s my turn to be IT. Ola G at Re-enchantment of the World, Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Chris at Calmgrove, and I-can’t-remember-who-else (sorry, blogger buddies, … Continue reading

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Behind you!

It’s less than 3 weeks away, but you still have time to pick up a copy of Diana Wynne Jones’ Cart & Cwidder and join us at Calmgrove for Witch Week 2019, a week-long celebration of DWJ and fantasy writing … Continue reading

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Monsters all

This is my first of two posts for RIPXIV (Readers Imbibing Peril, 14th year), a community read of frightening books. And let me start with this: I’m not a horror-genre type of reader (or viewer — I repeatedly turn away … Continue reading

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R.(eaders) I.(mbibing) P.(eril) XIV

Thanks to a new follower (that’s you, Juliana), I’ve discovered this perfect September-October reading project that makes a good run-up to WitchWeek2019: Readers Imbibing Peril XIV, aka RIP14, 2 months devoted to reading scary tales. Mystery, horror, dark fantasy, Gothic, … Continue reading

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Witch Week is coming!

October 30 is only 2 months away, so here’s a gentle reminder to get out your cauldrons and your fright wigs: WITCH WEEK is coming! The theme? VILLAINS! Join us at Calmgrove’s blog for a look at those dastardly characters … Continue reading

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Everything is connected

Another post in my continuing salute to Herman Melville, on the occasion of his 200th birthday. For today, I’ve selected an unlikely book, Julian Barnes’ 1989 novel, The History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Borzoi/Knopf). This was the book … Continue reading

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