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

What I Read July

I didn’t do a jot from my July reading goals, although I thought I’d be finishing Far from the Madding Crowd. Yeah, no, Hardy is not for me. This was a 2nd try after years of growing up. Nope, CANNOT stand that sort of thing. Everyone makes very obvious terrible choices or is a terrible person and… Continue reading What I Read July

My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts and Relatives; and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell

I’d read My Family and Other Animals but by the time I watched the show The Durrells, I didn’t remember much of the details of the stories, so I decided I wanted to reread it as well as the next two: Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. I’d read that the show was… Continue reading My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts and Relatives; and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell

What I Read June 2021

My June Goals were Finish A Fine Romance. Read Factfulness and return to my dad. Rollover to July and/or August. Read Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth. Rollover to July and/or August. Reread Emma. Catch Up on The Silent Bells serial by ND Wilson. I’ve decided I need to reread the whole series first so rollover… Continue reading What I Read June 2021

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Little Women Literary Reference List and Alcott Reading Challenge

When I was rereading Shirley, a lot of footnotes reminded me how often older authors were well-versed in literary works to be constantly referencing all their works, and this caused the list of Little Women literary references to mind, and then Tarissa’s Alcott Reading Challenge reminded me again. I thought I’d found a list, I’m… Continue reading Little Women Literary Reference List and Alcott Reading Challenge

June 2021 Reading Goals

Finish A Fine Romance. I am going to keep this after all. Read Factfulness and return to my dad. Read Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth. Reread Emma. I’m reading this as part of the Enchanted Bookclub. Catch Up on The Silent Bells by ND Wilson serial. Read the state history I borrowed from Papau and return.… Continue reading June 2021 Reading Goals

What I Read May 2021

A classic heavy month. I didn’t read many books, but most of the ones I read or at least finished this month were classics. Villette by Charlotte Brontë. I finished this this month. I enjoyed rereading this in a readalong well enough. But the self-indulgently emotionally tumultousness in this style of Romanticism (or maybe just… Continue reading What I Read May 2021

Highlighting Underappreciated Authors: Gene Stratton-Porter

I was inspired to write this post after seeing some mentions of Gene Stratton-Porter novels on Instagram (its very rare to see). I remember hearing about these novels as a preteen, Freckles first although I think Girl of the Limberlost is the most famous. I think I skimmed Freckles and then Mom assigned me Girl… Continue reading Highlighting Underappreciated Authors: Gene Stratton-Porter