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The UnSmartphone Chronicles, Week 1, with bonus readalong update

I finished the second installment of David Peace’s Red Riding quartet, Nineteen Seventy-Seven, this week. It became quite gripping plotwise in the last third, with the two narrators meeting and working out various puzzles. 1,255 more words


Isla Is Coming...Isla Is Coming!!

Can you believe a book we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! On August 14, 2014, Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After… 302 more words


Writing, reading, and a trip across the digital divide

I’m still mostly on blog hiatus, but when you have a social life online it’s hard to pull the plug completely. At least it is for me. 1,126 more words


Readalong for July/Aug 14

This is what I am going to attempt soon. I have the big thick tradeback version shown here:  Penguin’s Centennial edition, 600+ pages, pub’d in 2002 (which doesn’t make sense to me since it has been 50 years not 100 years since original publishing date) which I have borrowed from my friend Marsha. 158 more words

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David Peace, Dorothy Dunnett, and the #BFB readalong

Despite my complete failure to finish my Big Fat Book in the readalong that I initiated, I’ve taken the plunge once again, thanks to Ros Clarke’s hosting of a Summer BFB readalong… 859 more words


Completed: El burlador de Sevilla (Spanish Lit Month)

“El burlador de Sevilla”
Tirso de Molina (written c. 1616; published c.1630, Spain)
My edition from Diez Comedias del Siglo de Oro, 2nd edition… 918 more words


Literature and War Readalong July 28 2014: The Lie by Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore has written several times about WWI. Back in 2012 we’ve read her earlier novel Zennor in Darkness, a book that made it on my Best of List that year. 538 more words