The Royal Society and The Clockwork Universe #BriFri #BookReview

Welcome to British Isles Friday! British Isles Friday is a weekly event for sharing all things British — reviews, photos, opinions, trip reports, guides, links, resources, personal stories, interviews, and research posts. Join us each Friday to link your British-themed content and … Continue reading →

Ophelia, Sugar, and London Under #IMWAYR

Thanks for the birthday wishes last week. I had a great day — and week, in fact. I reported on my birthday present, a FitBit, for Readers’ Workouts on Tuesday. For British Isles Friday, I published our preliminary itinerary for … Continue reading →

That Time of Year — Spring, Cheery Music, and Graduation #SundaySalon

Time: // 8:22 am. The scene: // Sunny and cool. Pretty much the perfect spring day! Listening to: // The cheery half of my Cheering Up playlist on Spotify. I just heard Louis Armstrong’s version of “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” and now it’s “The Bare Necessities.” Don’t spend your … Continue reading →

Monday Reading — my birthday edition

Today’s my birthday! My brother and family are taking us out tonight. Today will be a lovely quiet day with reading. The Mother’s Day / birthday combination was always fun when my mother was living, rather bittersweet since she died. … Continue reading →

English Baroque in Fact & Fiction #BriFri

Welcome to British Isles Friday! British Isles Friday is a weekly event for sharing all things British — reviews, photos, opinions, trip reports, guides, links, resources, personal stories, interviews, and research posts. Join us each Friday to link your British-themed content and … Continue reading →

It’s Monday! Cinco de Mayo edition

Happy Cinco de Mayo! It’s finally feeling like spring here. We had a glorious day yesterday and looking forward to another today. Lots of bookish fun on the blog this week: 11 random facts about me for Readers’ Workouts Books … Continue reading →