Category: Blog Events

End of Year Book Giveaway!

This month, to celebrate the holidays and my fifth year of blogging, I’m going to give away some of the books on my shelves! With the exception of one I didn’t finish, these are all books I read and enjoyed this year, and all are good slightly used copies. Here are your choices. Three books…

Spooky Halloween reads: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Every year, the RIP challenge encourages bloggers to review Halloween-themed reads (paranormal, mystery, horror).  This is my first review for RIP X. I appreciated Portrait of a Lady, even though I didn’t enjoy it, nor did I sympathize much with its heroine. With this book, however, I may have decided that I dislike James’ writing…

Happy July 4th! My June Wrap-Up

Happy July 4th weekend! June’s end marks two things: the beginning of summer school and my trip to Montreal with my sister and family. June has been nice and laid back but I can’t help feeling a little overwhelmed thinking about July. Which means blogging may have to take a little bit of a back…

My April Reading Wrap-Up

Normally, I post my monthly wrap-up by participating in “It’s Monday, What are You Reading?”  Sheila at BookJourney has been hosting this event since – well, as long as I’ve been blogging. Sadly, this month BookJourney went quiet, because Sheila lost one of her sons in a car accident. My heart goes out to Sheila,…