Tag Archives: Ursula K Le Guin

Early warning: WITCH WEEK IS COMING

My co-conspirator (Calmgrove at this website) is traveling, but I’m certain he’ll be posting similar information as soon as he returns. WITCH WEEK. This is a yearly event named after the third book in Diana Wynne Jones’ Chrestomanci series. The … Continue reading

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Early Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind’s Twelve Quarters (1975) (read as an e-book from the NYPL) This collection of seventeen short stories and novellas, all published before 1975, includes several that Le Guin considers “germinal”, that is, leading to two … Continue reading

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Invention

I’ll take my own turn at expressing appreciation for Ursula K Le Guin’s books simply by quoting a few passages. Her intelligence and craft are clear, but what astounds me now as I race through her books (again) is her … Continue reading

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A series of series

I’ve been back in NYC for 3 weeks now and am just about recovered from my travels — in time to start planning my next sojourn (more on which later). Lengthy travels make me long for homely comforts — my … Continue reading

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The course has ended but the reading continues

Originally posted on Readers Are Leaders 2014:
So keep posting to this site. I want to hear about the new books you discover, and I bet others do as well. Tell us what your students are reading. Post Top-10 lists. Top…

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HP for adults

The Magicians (2009) and The Magician King (2011), Lev Grossman (402 and 400 pp. respectively) Hands up, anyone, if you ever wished you could live in the world created by your favorite writer/s. Top on my list is Anne Shirley’s PEI of the … Continue reading

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