April 2015 Readathon Updates!

It’s tiiiiiime! *happy dance* Update #1: 5am PDT Good morning, fellow readers! It’s 5am where I am, and though I know many of you are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and already delving into books and snacks, I’m most likely still asleep, saving up energy for a full day of reading. I just wanted to let you know […]

Thoughts on “The Baron in the Trees” by Italo Calvino

The Baron in the Trees is the first book I read from my Classics Club list, as chosen for me by the recent spin. The version I read was translated by Archibald Colquhoun. I’d previously read (and been rather bemused and charmed by) If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Calvino (which I never […]

Top Ten Tuesday: My All-Time Favorite Authors

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, as set forth by the crew at The Broke and the Bookish, is “all-time favorite authors.” Since I have, until very recently, been a book fan more than an author fan — meaning I tended not to develop loyalties to particular authors, but to specific books instead — this prompt […]

Sunday Salon: The Readathon Is Coming!

One week from today, I’ll be waking up groggy and tired and a little sad that the readathon is, once again, over. But six days from today? I’ll be reading my eyes out! (Don’t know about Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon? Get the details here.) The Plan This prep post will be very much like the one […]

Thoughts on “Mistress of the Sun” by Sandra Gulland

I became a Sandra Gulland fan years ago, when I read her Josephine B. trilogy. It remains one of my favorite works of historical fiction. I’ve had Mistress of the Sun on my shelf for a while now and finally decided to pick it up. About the Book: We first meet Louise de la Vallière […]