Author Archives: Lizzie Ross

About Lizzie Ross

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

#WitchWeek2022 starts tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that today marks Witch Week Eve, the day before that wonderful week-long celebration of fantasy fiction in honor of Diana Wynne Jones. Chris at Calmgrove is hosting this year’s event, which will feature books by BIPOC … Continue reading

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Soup & Salad, October

Quite busy lately, what with WITCHWEEK2022 starting in just a couple of days, so I’ll keep this one short. SOUP Hot soups are back on the menu! Ones with lots of vegetables and colors are best, with thick ones running … Continue reading

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October brings the pheasants

Nuts and game birds. Well, perhaps not here in the big city, except via my local grocery store. Before I continue my Reading the Year project, I’ll list again the books I’m reading slowly, trying to keep with the calendar … Continue reading

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Soup & Salad, September

It’s officially Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, my favorite season of the year because it means summer is 9 months away, and I detest hot weather. I’d take a wintry wind over summer’s humidity, were I ever given the option. … Continue reading

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ULYSSES+, 9-month report

You may recall that, this year being the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses, I’ve started a project of re-reading that book, along with 12 other literary works published the same year. Despite a good head start … Continue reading

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Another quick recommendation

Kelly Barnhill, When Women Were Dragons (2022, Doubleday/Random House) Run, don’t walk, to your nearest library and get your name on the waiting list for When Women Were Dragons. Waiting list, because the book most likely has been checked out. … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2022

In just a few more weeks, Witch Week begins, and if you don’t know what that’s about, head over to Calmgrove’s blog to find out what he and I are rustling up for this year’s celebration of fantasy novels. Get … Continue reading

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September brings the fruit

For Peter Mayle, down in Provence, September brings hunters after the game hidden in the woods surrounding his house. He walks carefully along paths with his dog while the hunters are at it, always fearful that they’ll mistake him for … Continue reading

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Soup & Salad, August

True confessions time, again. I’ve never, ever liked raw onions. Well into my 30s, I picked around scallions, scraped aside slices and large chunks of red or white onion, even eschewed onion chutney delivered with my Indian food take-out. The … Continue reading

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August brings the sheaves

If you go by the August image from Les Très Riches Heures de Duc de Berry, this month is more about the lords and ladies hunting with their hawks than about the harvest, yet look more closely beyond the pond … Continue reading

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