The twice yearly "Reading clubs" hosted by Simon and Karen are a lot of fun. I'm going to be reviewing 1954's The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis shortly, since it was also this month's read for the Narniathon. But I found a couple of earlier reviews that I posted at The Emerald City … Continue reading #1954Club week begins
This month, I'm reminded by the ongoing turmoil in the world of a discussion post I wrote seven years ago. I can't remember what it was that was happening then, but it made me feel as though reading (and my mostly bookish blog) could be considered trivial in comparison. Writing out my thoughts about this … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Does reading matter?
This is a new feature I hope to make regular, at least for a while -- linking back to of my favorite posts from my old blog, The Emerald City Book Review. I recently fixed the problems with my domain name on the archive version of the site, so that all old links should work. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: A Guide to Blackstock College
I'm a bit late in asking this, but wanted to check whether anybody else succeeded in reading one or more books in another language (or in translation) over the summer. If so, what was your experience? I had ambitious plans, but in actuality I only completed two books, one in French and one in German. … Continue reading Summer in Other Languages: How did you do?
I've been having a wonderful time this month with Reading the Theatre. I've read fiction, nonfiction, and plays ... often one thing leads to another, as seeing a play or film based on a play makes me want to know more about the actor, and reading an actor's account of his performance makes me want … Continue reading Two titans of the theatre
Another Reading the Theatre post over at Staircase Wit, and another mystery: this one being the first of the Tessa Crichton mysteries by Anne Morice, recently republished by Dean Street Press. Check out Constance's review to learn more. I just read it as well, and quite enjoyed it. The theatrical connection is that Tessa is … Continue reading Death in the Grand Manor at Staircase Wit
Here's another post for Reading the Theatre, about a mystery novel centered around a drama group at Cambridge University. It sounds terrific! Check out the review at Bitter Tea and Mystery to find out what makes it so compelling.
Are you looking forward to Reading the Theatre in March? I am! In the meantime, I've enjoyed putting together a list of some of my favorite books about the world of the stage (in which I would include puppetry, circus, opera, dance, and other stage arts as well as plays and musicals, by the way). … Continue reading Favorite books about the theater