Literary Rediscoveries of 2015

It’s not easy being a classic lit fan: besides having to deal with the rarity of some books, we also miss out on the elation other bookworms feel as they anticipate their favorite author’s next release. Since most of our favorite authors are dead (or just refuse to publish again for years), we’ll never getContinue reading “Literary Rediscoveries of 2015”

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Bookish Links — July 2015

So, maybe Atticus Finch isn’t a racist at all? Here, author Bryan Davis offers an interesting perspective on Atticus as he appears in Go Set a Watchman. Author Eric Metaxas was in Oxford last week to interview several authors and scholars, among them Michael Ward, Peter Hitchens, and Walter Hooper (C. S. Lewis’s former secretary).Continue reading “Bookish Links — July 2015”

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Book Review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

**Warning: mild spoilers up ahead.** Year of First Publication: 2015 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2015 Number of Pages: 278 Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Fiction Subjects: Alabama, civil rights, racism, families Note: this post contains an affiliate link. I had been waiting eagerly for the release of Go Set a Watchman since early FebruaryContinue reading “Book Review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee”

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First Impressions: Go Set a Watchman

I can’t believe I just typed that title. Go Set a Watchman doesn’t hit the shelves until Tuesday, but the first chapter is already available to read at The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Some intend to wait until July 14 to read it, but you know me: I jumpedContinue reading “First Impressions: Go Set a Watchman

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The First Chapter of Go Set a Watchman Will Be Released 4 Days Early(!)

This is a short post just to let you know that this Friday, July 10, The Guardian will publish the first chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman on their website. The chapter will also appear in print in the July 11th issue of The Guardian Weekend, in case any of you in theContinue reading “The First Chapter of Go Set a Watchman Will Be Released 4 Days Early(!)”

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“The Delights of Anticipation”

It’s rare that I hear about a new book before it’s published; it’s even rarer that the book turns out to be something I want to read. So imagine my surprise at finding four yet-to-be-published books that all occupy the space near the top of my “To Be Read” list! Here they are: 1: GoContinue reading ““The Delights of Anticipation””

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors

Today, I am participating in the “Top Ten Tuesday” meme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors,” and since I love bragging on my favorite authors, I decided to avail myself of this opportunity to do just that. (Keep in mind that these authors areContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors”

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Bookish Links — March 2015

Mental Floss put together (Surprise!) another list, this time of common phrases that come from the Bible (a few of them are pretty obvious, but others? Not as much). Found an interesting article about Shirley Jackson. If you’re into that kind of stuff. Here, Suzannah Rowntree makes the case for what allegory truly is andContinue reading “Bookish Links — March 2015”

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Bookish Links – February 2015

February was a good month for book geeks. Neil Gaiman released Trigger Warning and Harper Lee announced a new book after keeping us in suspense for 55 years! On to the links. This is your brain on Shakespeare. Behold! Twenty-four of the greatest writers of all time, who couldn’t stand each other. I don’t likeContinue reading “Bookish Links – February 2015”

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I’m Just a Little Excited Today . . .

. . . because today, the publishing house Harper announced that Harper Lee is publishing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. Excuse me while I flail. As you probably know if you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, I am a massive fan of Harper Lee and her masterpiece novel. I wasContinue reading “I’m Just a Little Excited Today . . .”

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