Bookish Links — March 2018

“In French, we were learning how to buy a train ticket; but in Latin we learnt … what happens when a city is sacked, what happens to the old people when the young are slaughtered before their eyes, and the terror of trying to escape and survive”: David Kern of the Circe Institute interviews Drs.Continue reading “Bookish Links — March 2018”

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Current Reads, Part III

It appears reading has taken up most of my blogging time lately. That being the case, I thought this week I’d tell you a bit about those books that are keeping me from writing. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë It’s been a while since I invested some time in a great classic novel. I’m onlyContinue reading “Current Reads, Part III”

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Literary Rediscoveries of 2016

About this time last year, I brought you a list of previously-unknown or lost works that were found/published in 2015. With such geniuses as Dylan Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charlotte Brontë on that list, I was afraid this year’s installment would seem a little lackluster by comparison. No danger of that. So, inContinue reading “Literary Rediscoveries of 2016”

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Book Review: “White Nights” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

[Warning! Spoilers!] For a while now, I’ve been looking for a jumping-off point into the work of Fyodor Dostoevsky, that lovable little existential novelist that is the pride and joy of Russia’s literary canon. After trying some of his longer works, I decided I’d ease my way in with some of his short fiction instead. …

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Current Reads: A Lazy Post

I’m afraid I’ve been a little stuck for post ideas lately. I have a few ideas in mind, but all of them require lots of research and finishing lengthy books, so those will be long in coming. In the meantime, I give you a smattering of random thoughts on my current reads. Please excuse thisContinue reading “Current Reads: A Lazy Post”

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Library Sale, Part II

I love book hauls, especially ones where I come away with eleven books, all in admirable condition, for a combined total of $13.00. God bless the Jefferson Parish Public Library. On to the list! 1: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote               I quite nearly had a heart attackContinue reading “Library Sale, Part II”

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4 Books That Were Banned for Really Dumb Reasons

In honor of Banned Books Week, let’s look at a few of the more outrageous examples of book banning in the past. 1: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig I remember reading this book when I was little. It was so cute. Who knew that it was filled with so much hate andContinue reading “4 Books That Were Banned for Really Dumb Reasons”

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Bookish Links – August 2014

  For my fellow Mockingbird geeks . . . author Marja Mills talks about her friendship with Harper Lee. If you’re a hardcore book geek, you might like this lecture series from Hillsdale College on the greatest books in Western literature. From the ancient world to the Middle Ages, baby! (I’d start with the lectureContinue reading “Bookish Links – August 2014”

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A Classics Questionnaire

I picked this questionnaire up from Fariba at Exploring Classics. She runs a really cool blog so you should definitely go read it (when you’re finished here, of course 🙂 ). Now for the questions! 1. What is your favorite classic, and why do you consider it a classic? There are plenty of classics that IContinue reading “A Classics Questionnaire”

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