Category Archives: Am reading

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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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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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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Reading Robertson Davies

I’ve been away for a wee bit, so apologies for this delayed announcement about Robertson Davies Reading Week over at Lory Hess’s Emerald City Book Review (here). Lory introduced the event yesterday with a schedule of posts and some additional … Continue reading

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Lost at sea

Although I’ve been neither lost nor officially “at sea” since my last post, I’ve recently returned from a month away from city life, with 24/7 ocean views of sand, sea, sail, and sky. I watched the island-studded ocean, read, ate, … Continue reading

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I don’t mind unhappy endings

This week, Helen at a gaullimaufry is celebrating Sylvia Townsend Warner, a 20th century British novelist, poet, and short story writer. Since Townsend Warner is one of my favorite authors, I’m joining Helen and others in trying to convince everyone … Continue reading

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A well-governed shark

It’s time for another progress report on my reading-the-sea project. For this post, I had planned to include notes on Melville’s Billy Budd, but I’ve been busy having fun instead — fun reading other books, that is, so BB will … Continue reading

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