The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Some of the stuff I’ve been up to: On Friday, I finished The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates and On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt. I’ll have reviews for both up soon, I think. I enjoyed reading the responses for the Tolkien blog party tagContinue reading “The Sunday Post”

Library Loot October 2

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.  This week (with a quote from the blurb for each book):  Eichmann in Jerusalem  Hannah Arendt covered the Eichmann trial for The New Yorker, whereContinue reading “Library Loot October 2”

Review: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas AdamsMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I reread this with the Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club this month and really enjoyed it. It’s not as laugh-out-loud funny as the Hitchhiker’s Guide books, but it’s delightfully weird, and I love the way everything wraps up. View all myContinue reading “Review: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”

Top 10 Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors I Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl Today’s topic is: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read 1. Galileo’s Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson. I picked this up at a library sale. It’s an alternate history that switches settings between Renaissance Italy and the far future. 2. The Wild ShoreContinue reading “Top 10 Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors I Still Haven’t Read”

Tolkien Blog Party 2018

The first time I read Lord of the Rings was shortly before the movies came out (about a year before, I think). But it wasn’t because of them, exactly. I don’t think I would have been interested in the books much earlier than that, anyway. I started reading fantasy with authors like Jane Yolen, SusanContinue reading “Tolkien Blog Party 2018”

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. September 21 was my birthday. I didn’t get around to mentioning it because I wasn’t online much that day. Sept. 21 also happens to be the birthday of H.G. Wells! I had a great day. I had chocolate cake and my mom took me out to aContinue reading “The Sunday Post”

Back to the Classics update with links to reviews

The link to the Back to the Classics Challenge 2018 is on the sidebar to the right. 8/12 read so far 1. A 19th century classic: Manfred by Lord Byron planned2. A 20th century classic: The Man in the High Castle3.  A classic by a woman author:4.  A classic in translation: Njal’s Saga5. A children’s classic: The OwlContinue reading “Back to the Classics update with links to reviews”

Review: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo CalvinoMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I wanted to review this but didn’t get around to it last month. This is the third Italo Calvino book I’ve read, after Cosmicomics and Invisible Cities. I might recommend starting with one of those first. Both are short storyContinue reading “Review: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler”

Review: The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. TolkienMy rating: 5 of 5 stars The Silmarillion is not an easy read, but on the other hand, I don’t want Tolkien fans who might be interested to be unnecessarily scared away from it. I definitely had a rough start the first time I read it, but eventually it won meContinue reading “Review: The Silmarillion”


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