April Showers

“Snow in April is abominable,” said Anne. “Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside

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My List for Classics Club Spin #29

I’m joining in the Classics Club spin #29, here. I’ve not done great on this list, and I’m reeaaaallly not doing great on reading period, so we’ll see. Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh Cymbelline Henry VI, Part 1 Henry VI, Part 2 Henry VI, Part 3 Henry VIII House… Continue reading My List for Classics Club Spin #29

A Literary Christmas

I’m linking up here for A Literary Christmas. I think I’ll also make this list a page. Whew, this list took well, hours I think, because I wanted to format it, so that if I went to the library, I could find books faster. I also wanted plenty to choose from this year and beyond.… Continue reading A Literary Christmas

Bookish Sites and Such

Every so often I look for Goodreads alternatives, if I knew they’ve been owned by Amazon for 8 years, I’d forgotten, that explains the monopoly. Their export option messes up read dates and doesn’t track rereads and doesn’t have enough data. In frustration I found the spreadsheet I mentioned in this post. But I’ve not… Continue reading Bookish Sites and Such

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What I Read: August 2021

I read a lot, but not necessarily well, I wasn’t thrilled with a lot of my fiction, however, I think it again helped me to think about my fiction. And the two non-fiction books I read were EXCELLENT! Nonfiction Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You… Continue reading What I Read: August 2021

The Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag

I found this tag here on Maribeth’s blog. I’m going to try to exclude rereads from this mostly. I’m afraid I can’t keep duplicate answers off though.   Best book you’ve read so far in 2021 The best fiction is Gerald Durrell’s Corfu trilogy (the essence of summer in a set of books). And the… Continue reading The Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag

Reigniting Tolkien Nerdiness

I watched these two Wired videos (here and here) in which a Tolkien expert answers a bunch of questions a couple months ago. It is a Tolkien nerd’s dream. And of course I’ve also gotten touches of Lord of the Rings when listening to The Friendship Onion as well. I’ve always wanted to reread The… Continue reading Reigniting Tolkien Nerdiness