Sunday, March 28, 2021

BW13: Daughters of Mnemosyne - Kleio (Clio)

 

Clio - Muse of History

We are going to delve into our next Daughter of Mnemosyne, Kleio (Clio), who is the muse of history.  She is called the Proclaimer and her symbols are scrolls, book, or tablets.   

There are a number of ways to go with this week's challenge including, but not limited to reading books about: 

  • History, Historical dramas, poems, or biographies
  • Literary history or criticism
  • Historical retellings or alternative history 
  • Historical fiction mysteries, romance, or adventure.  
  • Books about books
  • Proclamations
  • Find a story with a scroll on the cover or in the title. 

Alternate History Fiction Books to Read Now

Five Books Recommends

11 Literary Historical Novels You Need to Read

12 Great Books to Read to Understand Periods in Literature

60 Best Historical Fiction Novels of all time

100 monumental novels from literary history

Have fun following rabbit trails!

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Count of Monte Cristo Readalong 

Chapter 22. The Smugglers

Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo

Chapter 24. The Secret Cave

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

BW12: A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost

 

Butterfly Princess by Josephine Wall

Happy Sunday, my lovelies. Today is World Poetry Day so I'll leave you with a poem by one of my favorite poets. 

A Prayer In Spring, 

By 

Robert Frost
(March 26, 1874)



Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends he will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

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Count of Monte Cristo Readalong


Chapter 19. The Third Attack

Chapter 20. The Cemetery of the Château d’If

Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen

Share your thoughts on the previous events of the story. 

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

BW11: March Equinox

 



Happy Sunday, dear hearts. Those darn clocks jumped ahead again here in the U.S. leaving us feeling a bit forlorn and bedraggled with the loss of that extra hour. However, we have plenty to look forward to with Tea for Two Tuesday, the wearing of the green on St. Patrick's day, and the beautiful blossoming blooms of Spring arriving for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere and the Autumn metamorphosis in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Now would be a great time to read a book with Spring in the title or to get you in the mood for Autumn,  maybe a life in transition, reinvention, books in bloom or blossoms

Check out Publisher Weekly's The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2021, or Glitter Guide's Spring 2021 Reading List or the Book List Queen Top 21 Book Club Books for 2021

What is your favorite color or flower or image of the season? Chose a book that reminds you of the beauty of Spring and/or Autumn. 

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there
To-morrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~L. H. Bailey, "Miracle," Wind and Weather, 1916

Have fun following rabbit trails! 


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Count of Monte Cristo Readalong


Chapter 16. A Learned Italian

Chapter 17. The AbbĂ©’s Chamber

Chapter 18. The Treasure

What do you think about Villefort's deception in order to keep his secret hidden with Dante? Is the Abbe truly mad?  And poor Dante is on an emotional roller coaster.   Share your comments and thoughts on the story so far. 


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Sunday, March 7, 2021

BW10: 52 Books Bingo - Cunning Caper

 


Are you in the mood for a sting, a heist, a hold up, perhaps a little breaking and entering and a five fingered discount? Perhaps a cozy mystery that is clever and adventurous, maybe humorous or audacious. Then join me for our next 52 Books Bingo category,  the Cunning Caper.   

There are a number of ways to go with an ensemble cast, a bungling burglar, a devious dog or even a rat, or cat, or two.  Throw in a bank heists, train robberies, book swindling, or perhaps a supernatural, magical or real life event and settle in for the ride.  Oh the drama of it all.  *grin* 

Discovered some inspiration with the 35 most iconic caper movies before you dive into your read.  

Florida Crime Fiction: A Guide to Madness

19 Heist Books That You Won't be Able to Put Down

Johnson County Library's the truth is stranger than fiction with nine real life heists

Genrify's Capers and Heists

Goodreads Listopia:  Speculative Fiction Heist/Caper Stories

Tor's Crimes, Capers, and Gentleman Thieves: 5 Must Read SFF Heist Novels

Read a book with caper, heist, sting, or robbery in the title and Have fun!

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Count of Monte Cristo Readalong:

Chapter 13. The Hundred Days

Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners

Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27

Share your thoughts and comments on the story so far

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