Book Review: Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges

Translators: James E. Irby, Donald A. Yates, John Fine, Harriet de Onís, Julian Palley, Dudley Fitts, L. A. Murillo, and Anthony Kerrigan Original Language: Spanish Year of First Publication: 1962 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2007 Number of Pages: 256 Publisher: New Directions Genre: Fiction and nonfiction Sub-genre: Fantasy, short stories, essays Disclosure: thisContinue reading “Book Review: Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges”

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Literary Rediscoveries of 2017

These lists just keep getting longer! Per usual for this time of year, here’s a list of classic literary paraphernalia that was released or rediscovered for the first time this year. I’ve tried to make it as complete as possible, but if you know of any other previously “lost” works that were found or published this year, let me know in the comments.

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Fall Library Sale

It’s that time of year again! Our local library recently had its semi-annual used book sale. Usually, I’ll pick up ten or twelve books at these things—this time, I got 27. Anyhow . . . A quick disclaimer: the links to the Book Depository are affiliate links. The Amazon links, however, are not. A fewContinue reading “Fall Library Sale”

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Favorite Books of 2016

Two-and-a-half years after starting this site, I figure it’s time I get my blogging act together and start a regular, end-of-the-year wrap-up series. I’m afraid I can’t provide you with a grand total of books I read in 2016, A) because I wasn’t keeping track and B) because whatever the final tally is, I’m sureContinue reading “Favorite Books of 2016”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on My Fall “To Be Read” List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 1 & 2: Surprised by Joy and The Weight of Glory by C. S. Lewis I bought these two on impulse about a week ago. The Weight of Glory still sits in its pretty cream-colored Barnes and Noble bag, while I’ve already startedContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on My Fall “To Be Read” List”

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In Defense of the Imperfect Characters

Back when I first started this blog, I posted an article responding to the mistaken notion that exceptionally good, upstanding heroes in literature are detrimental to readers. I’m finding now that it seems an equally passionate faction has the opposite complaint: they fret that characters in literature aren’t perfect enough. ~ I read a lotContinue reading “In Defense of the Imperfect Characters”

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Bookish Links – January 2015

The first Bookish Links post of 2015! Anyway . . . Because I love author backstories, I’m going to post this link to an article by Neil Gaiman about his childhood quest to secure a Christmas tree for his (Orthodox Jewish) family. Recently, The Paris Review published one of the last pieces Ray Bradbury workedContinue reading “Bookish Links – January 2015”

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