London Under by Peter Ackroyd #BookReview #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 →

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 →

It’s Monday! What are you reading? #IMWAYR

Wasn’t Armchair BEA fun? It almost totally consumed my week. My wrap-up post told the story by the numbers and listed all my posts, too. Read I didn’t read all that much last week, but I happened to be near … 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 →

The Murders of Richard III & other books I read last week — Monday Reading

Bloggiesta was so fun! I loved that it was four days this time. I had time to both socialize and get things done. I joined in all the Twitter chats, at least for a little while, and loved visiting other blogs … Continue reading →

Clockwork Universe and Quicksilver — Monday Reading

I’m so looking forward to Bloggiesta! Will you be participating? I intend to write my sign up post this afternoon. My Sunday was mostly spent organizing my reading plans so I could join the Spring Reading Thing and Once Upon … Continue reading →

Sunday Salon — February 23

Good morning! Time: // 8:33 am. The scene: // Cloudy and cool — but our snow is all gone after some rain and unseasonably warm days. Listening to: // Nothing. I should probably fix that. Reading: // Too many books. … Continue reading →

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Have you ever thought of writing memoir? Do you ever write blog posts that read like memoir? The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life by Marion Roach Smith will help! I’m hosting an hour-long virtual book … Continue reading →