The Classics Club Blog is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and it brings back lots of fond blogging memories. From 2014 to 2019 I participated in this challenge to read and post about 50 books from a self-determined list of classics in five years, and I had lots of interesting experiences along the way. You can … Continue reading Happy tenth anniversary to the Classics Club!
What comfort are you finding in these challenging times? Books are high on my list, as always, along with family, the chance for meaningful work, and the ongoing quest to understand our amazing, complex world. Here's a survey of what's come my way this month. Literature I really enjoyed participating fully in Nonfiction November this … Continue reading Month in Review: November 2021
In my last Make me read it post, I asked blog readers to help me choose from one of the classic books languishing on my e-reader. I actually ended up reading two of these while on vacation in October, but I find I do not have much to say about them. So I'll refer you … Continue reading Make me read it: Science Nonfiction edition
Today at the Emerald City Book Review Archive, I'm reposting one of my past nonfiction reviews in honor of Nonfiction November. Dark Money is a disturbing but essential read for anyone who wants to know what is going on behind the scenes of our public political discourse. Powerful forces are working to bend things in … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Dark Money
This week's prompt is hosted by The Thousand Book Project -- "Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you … Continue reading Nonfiction November: Be the expert
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
I'm proud to be a reviewer for the excellent recommendation website Shiny New Books, brought to you by bloggers Annabel (AnnaBookBel.net) and Harriet (harrietdevine.typepad.com). Every week they present reviews of the best and brightest -- and, well, shiniest -- new books. During my blog break, SNB published my review of the British hardcover release of … Continue reading Shiny Linkiness: Hidden Valley Road
Moss Hart, Act One (1959) I read Act One years ago, but was inspired to visit it again after reading Julie Andrews's memoir Home, which includes a priceless account of her experience in the Broadway production of My Fair Lady. Hart was the director, and if he hadn't been, Andrews might never have made it … Continue reading A dramatic transformation: Act One