“The Ultimate Book Tag”

Greetings! I’m afraid things have been entirely too quiet around here. Right now, I’m thick in the trenches of C. S. Lewis’sΒ Till We Have Faces and Shakespeare’s Richard III, which is taking me longer than it otherwise would have had I cared to brush up on some War of the Roses history prior to readingContinue reading ““The Ultimate Book Tag””

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Bookish Links – November 2014

I wonder how many people realize that Doctor Zhivago was the signature on Boris Pasternak’s death warrant. This interview with Markus Zusak makes The Book Thief even more heartbreaking. Here’s a wonderful article about the resilience of writers and their art in the face of tyranny. Sophia at Ravens and Writing Desks presents “5 andContinue reading “Bookish Links – November 2014”

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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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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Year of First Publication: 2005 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2013 Number of Pages: 576 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Genre: Fiction Sub-Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Lit. Subjects: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Book Burning, Jews, Young Girls, Foster Families The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl trying to surviveContinue reading “Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak”

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The A to Z Bookish Survey

This is a little questionnaire I found over at a blog called The Resurgent Bookworm. She got it from Brown Paper and that person got it from The Perpetual Page Turner, making me the fourth person to add this to my blog. Let’s see how it goes! Author you’ve read the most books from:  Continue reading “The A to Z Bookish Survey”

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