Tag Archives: Europe

Facing War Trauma in Edinburgh

For one the challenges in a Goodreads book group, I finally got started on the Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker. The books in the series are on the 1001 list, have received awards and huge critical acclaim, but I was … Continue reading

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In Paris, Feeling Very, Very Guilty

I’m back to the 1001 books list for Z, with my first Zola novel. This one is not for those of you who are fantasizing about an affair. If you are planning to kill your spouse to marry your lover, … Continue reading

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China and Serbia

I made a trip back to China for my X book. And really, I think it’s the personal name rather than the family name, but at this point I’m running with it, since I didn’t have a lot of options … Continue reading

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Closing in on the End of Author Alphabet

I’m racing along to the end of the alphabet, trying to get at least the authors done before the end of the year. The end is in sight, and in most cases, I’ve been able to meet some other goals … Continue reading

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In Ancient Greece in the Company of Heroes

It’s Orange July and I have read an Orange Prize (now the Women’s Prize for Fiction) winner. It’s by a Brown alum (EVER TRUE!) who was there after we were. She’s made a marvelous use of her Classics degree in … Continue reading

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Back with a quick run through Iran, Italy, Spain, Japan, and Narnia

I’ve been away a long time. I have been caught up in job searching and moving to Texas and in prepping for the courses I now teach at Lamar University. My time for reading has taken a huge hit, but … Continue reading

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Bloomsday in Ireland, Part I

Ok, I did it. I braved Joyce. I came, I saw and heard and was amused and confused and refused to rate Ulysses yet. I’ll be back later after I do the course I just bought on it. I’ll save … Continue reading

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