Bookish Links — October 2015

So, I somehow forgot that yesterday was the last day of the month and did not put up my “Bookish Links” post on time. Better late than never, right? October 25 being the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of Ray Bradbury’s The October Country, The Paris Review ran this piece on the book and itsContinue reading “Bookish Links — October 2015”

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Bookish Links: September 2015

Here’s a blog post that I wish I had thought of first: an excerpt of the firsthand account that American author Robert Holliday gave of meeting G. K. Chesterton. (HT: Hannah Long)   And now, to resolve a question that’s pestered me since the age of five: “Why Is Winnie-the-Pooh Called a ‘Pooh’?”   WilliamContinue reading “Bookish Links: September 2015”

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Three Days, Three Quotes: Day 2

Thanks again to Hermina for nominating me for this challenge! The rules: Post one quote a day for three days Nominate three other bloggers to participate per post. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you. Today, we have a quote from one of those wonderful Paris Review interviews, one conducted in 1998 with Martin Amis. I’m not terriblyContinue reading “Three Days, Three Quotes: Day 2”

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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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