There is a scene in The Silver Chair that I think about a lot. It's when Jill, Eustace and Puddleglum, on a quest to find the lost prince of Narnia, are caught in a storm in the Northern Wilds. They are supposed to be looking for a ruined city of the giants, and for a … Continue reading #Narniathon21: Reading the Signs
I'm always pleased to join in with March Magics, which celebrates favorite authors Diana Wynne Jones and Terry Pratchett. Both departed this life in the month of March, leaving us readers sad yet grateful for all the wonderful books they gifted us with over many years. For this 11th session of MM, I picked up … Continue reading March Magics: Meeting some new friends
Last March I ran a month-long celebration of theatre-related reading -- plays, biographies and memoirs from stage artists, stage-related fiction and nonfiction, or whatever else might seem relevant. I missed going to the theatre! It was a wonderful month and I was glad some blog friends chose to join in. Click on the link above … Continue reading Reading the Theatre 2022: Free for all
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is this month's Narniathon read. I was looking forward to it as I remember it as my favorite of the seven books. And I still greatly enjoyed this journey through lands full of enchantment and danger, an adventure of the spirit that stirs me to this day. We start … Continue reading #Narniathon21: Into the utter East
Some months ago Chris of Calmgrove announced plans for a Narniathon -- reading through the seven Chronicles of Narnia, one per month, starting in December with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I've been looking forward to this chance to revisit some of my childhood favorites together with other readers, and I'm so excited … Continue reading Join us in a Narniathon?
I think this week's Nonfiction November topic is my favorite of all: Book Pairing with Katie at Doing Dewey. I always find it remarkable to look back and find how my fiction reading finds echoes in nonfiction, even without any conscious awareness or choice. I don't mean so much the obvious companion reading, like Barbara … Continue reading Nonfiction November: Book pairings
Hello nonfiction fans! One of my favorite seasons has arrived -- time to look back on our nonfiction reading from the past year and start loading up the TBR based on others' suggestions. This week's post linkup is hosted by What's Nonfiction. I was surprised to discover how many nonfiction books I've read in the … Continue reading My Year in Nonfiction
Today, I am honored to be the author of the inaugural post of this year's Witch Week, a celebration of fantasy literature that I began some years ago and that now carries on thanks to the good graces of Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross, Writer. The theme this year is Treason and Plot, and when asked … Continue reading Witch Week 2021 begins!
Twice a year, we're invited to celebrate a particular year in publication history -- and the results are always fascinating! It's also interesting to see each time which books from that year I've read already, and which ones I'm drawn to. Please visit the hosting blogs for complete links and many wonderful reviews: Stuck in … Continue reading The 1976 Club: Two by Le Guin
Here's part two of my Summer in Other Languages readalong of Die Kleine Hexe by Otfried Preußler. As before, I'll give a short summary of this section in German, an English version of the summary, and some observations and questions. Die kleine Hexe sucht Wege eine gute Hexe zu sein. Sie trefft drei alte Weiber … Continue reading Die Kleine Hexe: Chapters 6-10