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March’s Classic: The House of Mirth #CBAM2017

Hello, March! I hope you enjoyed last month’s classic read, The Oedipus Cycle of Sophocles. It’s a new month, which means it is time for a new classic. This month, we’re reading The House of Mirth!  Don’t forget: We have a Goodreads group! And we’re… Continue Reading “March’s Classic: The House of Mirth #CBAM2017”

Please Welcome Garrard Conley! #30Authors

Reviewing Author: Garrard Conley Book Reviewed: Pilcrow by Adam Mars-Jones Intro #30Authors is an event started by The Book Wheel that connects readers, bloggers, and authors. In it, 30 authors review their favorite recent reads on 30 blogs in 30 days. It takes place annually during… Continue Reading “Please Welcome Garrard Conley! #30Authors”

In piam memoriam

On Sunday, June 26th, 2016, my Uncle and Aunt were killed in a car accident. The sudden, unexpected, and violent nature of their passing has been most difficult to deal with. The fact that they leave behind two children, my cousin Alex, a 22-year-old… Continue Reading “In piam memoriam”

49 Bells

Our college held a vigil for Orlando today. The audience was asked to stand and walk in rows to the stage at the front of the lobby, in order to ring a bell for each person who died in the Orlando massacre. I thought… Continue Reading “49 Bells”

Jane Austen and the Art of Walking

Jane Austen & The Art of Walking by Adam Burgess (One of the most interesting motifs in Austen’s works is “the walk” or “the journey.” Jane Austen was herself very fond of walking, and she also enjoyed creating heroines who would find numerous… Continue Reading “Jane Austen and the Art of Walking”