Deal Me In Challenge list for 2019

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px ‘Helvetica Neue’} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px ‘Helvetica Neue’; min-height: 14.0px} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} This challenge is hosted by Jay at Bibliophilopolis. For this challenge, you select 52 stories to read in 2019 and then assign each of them to a card in a deck ofContinue reading “Deal Me In Challenge list for 2019”

Review: The Fall of Gondolin

The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. TolkienMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Love not too well the work of thy hands and the devices of thy heart, and remember that the true hope of the Noldor lieth in the West and cometh from the sea. This book collects in one volume two previously published storiesContinue reading “Review: The Fall of Gondolin”

Back to the Classics 2018 wrapup – links to reviews

19th century classic: Manfred20th Century Classic: The Man in the High CastleClassic by a Woman Author: OrlandoClassic in Translation: Njal’s Saga Children’s Classic: The Owl ServiceClassic Crime Story: The MoonstoneClassic Travel or Journey: The AeneidClassic With a Single-Word Title: UtopiaClassic With a Color in the Title: Sir Gawain & the Green Knight/Pearl/Sir OrfeoClassic By a New-To-You Author: The House of the WolfingsClassic ThatContinue reading “Back to the Classics 2018 wrapup – links to reviews”

Review: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo by UnknownMy rating: 5 of 5 stars If you will listen to this lay but a little while now, I will tell it at once as in town I have heard it told,as it is fixed and fetteredin story brave and bold, thus linked and truly lettered, asContinue reading “Review: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo”

Back to the Classics 2019

Hosted by Karen @ Books and Chocolate. Here are the categories and my choices for 2019. 1. 19th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1800 and 1899. The Hunchback of Notre Dame  OR Bleak House  (reread) 2. 20th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1900 and 1969. All books in this category must have been published atContinue reading “Back to the Classics 2019”

Top 10 Tuesday: Cozy Wintry Reads (catch-up from last week)

I missed this last week! Since this week is a free topic, I decided to do it this time. There are a few others I’ve missed that I want to do in the future (like Top Ten Villains, which was in October). I will have to save those for later, next time there’s a freeContinue reading “Top 10 Tuesday: Cozy Wintry Reads (catch-up from last week)”

SpaceTime Reading Challenge 2019

This is a science fiction reading challenge. The signup page is here. I am signing up for the first level: Planet hopper (5 books). I even have 5 picked out, tentatively: 1. Stand on Zanzibar — John Brunner2. The Sheep Look Up  — John Brunner3. The boat of a million years — Poul Anderson4. Galileo’s Dream —Continue reading “SpaceTime Reading Challenge 2019”

Review: Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr

Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr by John CrowleyMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Before the mountain at the world’s end was built on the river plain, before the high city there grew up, before most of the Ravens went away into the forests of the deep, before the People’s long rage toContinue reading “Review: Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr”

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings

hosted by Freda’s Voice I still need to review Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr. In the meantime, my book for the Friday 56 is the short story collection Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. from the synopsis:In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitraryContinue reading “The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings”

Virtual Mount TBR Challenge

Virtual Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2019 (hosted by Bev @ My Reader’s Block) This is similar to the Mount TBR challenge, but it’s for books you don’t own (from the library or Project Gutenberg) or books acquired in 2019. level 1: 12 Books — Mount Rum Doodle — level complete: 1. No Time to Spare  – UrsulaContinue reading “Virtual Mount TBR Challenge”


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