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Announcing the Mini Persephone Readathon!

After the thoroughly enjoyable #PeresephoneReadathon in February, I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be hosting a weekend-long Persephone Readathon this June.

The Mini Persephone Readathon… 297 more words


Back to Basics: How to Read Shakespeare

Today is Shakespeare’s birthday, so to celebrate I thought I’d share another post in my Back to Basics series. Last time our focus was on… 932 more words

Reading Tips

Reading Prompt: The next book in a series you started #3

I’m a notorious series-abandoner. Even the ones I actually like get dropped like hot potatoes, because I always feel like I need to take a break and then get distracted by other books. 630 more words


Pulitzer 1952: The Caine Mutiny

I don’t think of myself as a lover of war stories, but this book was a humdinger. The Caine Mutiny supposedly grew out of Herman Wouk’s personal experiences on a minesweeper during WWII. 529 more words


The Longest 100 pages ever...

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is the longest 100 pages I have ever read. 431 more words

Two takes on a classic Russian tale

It is quite a coincidence that both of the books in this post involve snow that doesn’t belong.  Halfway through April we get a sheet of ice where I live, where other people not that far from me are posting warm days outside with small children. 1,284 more words

Contemporary Fiction