Book Review: The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares

Translator: Ruth L. C. Simms Original Language: Spanish Year of First Publication: 1940 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2003 Number of Pages: 103 Publisher: The New York Review of Books Genre: Fiction Sub-genre: Fantasy Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. While reading things by and about Jorge Luis Borges, the name Adolfo Bioy CasaresContinue reading “Book Review: The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares”

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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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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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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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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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Three Days, Three Quotes: Day 1

Thank you, Herminia, for nominating me for this challenge! The rules are pretty simple: Post one quote a day for three days Nominate three other bloggers to participate per post. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you. Of course, it was hard to trim my list of favorite quotes down to just three, but I think I managedContinue reading “Three Days, Three Quotes: Day 1”

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Poem of the Week: “If Only We Had Taller Been”

In honor of the ninety-fifth birthday of the wonderful, beautiful, talented, exuberant, incandescent Ray Bradbury, I’m posting this video of him reciting his poem “If Only We Had Taller Been.” How fortunate that his birthday would fall on a Saturday. 🙂

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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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Book Review: The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

Year of First Publication: 1951 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2010 Number of Pages: 254 Publisher: Barnes and Noble Genre: Fiction Sub-Genres: Science fiction, Fantasy, Short Fiction Subjects: Space travel, Mars, Dystopia, Social critique Note: this post contains an affiliate link. Well that took me much longer than it should have, but I finallyContinue reading “Book Review: The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury”

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Why We Need Science Fiction

If you had told me about a year ago that Ray Bradbury would become one of my favorite authors, that I would be devouring The Illustrated Man like it was a Whitman’s Sampler, and would look for more of the same, my response would have been something along the lines of “Do you know me?”Continue reading “Why We Need Science Fiction”

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Lions, Space Ships, and Lonely Dinosaurs: the Strange and Wonderful World of Ray Bradbury’s Short Fiction

For Christmas, one of the things I wanted most was Barnes and Nobles’s leather-bound collection of three books by Ray Bradbury. Well, I got it and I am a very happy camper. 🙂 The collection includes one novel, The Martian Chronicles, and two short story anthologies, The Illustrated Man and The Golden Apples of theContinue reading “Lions, Space Ships, and Lonely Dinosaurs: the Strange and Wonderful World of Ray Bradbury’s Short Fiction”

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Ray Bradbury Is the Coolest

Rejoice, book geeks! It’s the birthday of one of my favorite authors, Ray Bradbury! It’s a shame, I know, but I never really paid attention to Bradbury until I began seeing his obituary on the internet. I was never a big sci-fi fan (I’m still not a big sci-fi fan), so I never saw anyContinue reading “Ray Bradbury Is the Coolest”

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