Author Archives: Lizzie Ross

About Lizzie Ross

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


The Morgan Library’s JRR Tolkien exhibit may not be large, but it’s crammed with plenty of items that require a good long look just to see every detail. Images of a small number of the items are up on the … Continue reading

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Was it a bear or a Russian or what?

Inspired by a recent review by Calmgrove, I dug around in the archives of one of my retired blogs to find what I wrote. Here’s my take, with only a couple of minor revisions. The Circus of Dr. Lao, Charles … Continue reading

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Book gluttony

I have a note in my calendar that I’m supposed to be prepping for the Wales Readathon that starts next month. Paula Bardell-Hedley is hosting this event at her blog, Book Jotter, (check here for an extensive list of recommended … Continue reading

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A slow month …

… but I’m not complaining. Despite binge watching Netflix programs (I keep threatening to cancel my subscription, but then I don’t, because another series grabs me — I blame Titus Andromedon), in January I still managed to finish several books, … Continue reading

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The Last Ten Books Tag

This post is inspired by one from Calmgrove, who was himself inspired by one at AnnaBookBel, who borrowed the idea from someone else, and so on and so on. I’m at least 5th generation on this thing, and I hope further … Continue reading

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New year, new aims, to include writing and reading but (sorry) a bit less blogging. Short posts, for a while at any rate. The holidays put a dent in my revising energy (in this case, “dent” = chasm too wide … Continue reading

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A fountain of youth

Originally posted on Calmgrove:
Natalie Babbitt: Tuck Everlasting Bloomsbury 2003 (1975) Who wouldn’t want to live forever? To extend one’s life so that one could savour life to the full, have new experiences, perhaps even be invulnerable to injury? There…

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