Marie-Claire Blais, Reading for the #1965Club

2019-04-29T09:17:10-05:00

If you are reading this post because you are part of the #1965Club, and you haven’t heard of Marie-Claire Blais, you are about to wonder how that can be true. (And if you also haven't heard of #1965Club, please visit Karen's and Simon's sites to learn more.)  Blais has published

Marie-Claire Blais, Reading for the #1965Club2019-04-29T09:17:10-05:00

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part One

2018-07-26T15:00:00-05:00

Although I was too scared to read it as a girl, I’ve read Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers (1959) twice now. Once to celebrate Margery Sharp’s birthday, in an event Jane hosted. And once to reacquaint myself with the characters before completing the series. The first volume opens with a

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part One2018-07-26T15:00:00-05:00

Margaret Millar’s The Listening Walls (1959; 2016)

2017-03-06T16:21:14-05:00

Although some of the characters in the Margaret Millar mysteries I have read answer their own phones, many answer other people's phones instead: the telephones of older or more privileged relatives or those of their bosses. There's even a switchboard operator in the mix, along with a woman better known

Margaret Millar’s The Listening Walls (1959; 2016)2017-03-06T16:21:14-05:00

Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi in the South Seas (1959)

2014-03-14T19:52:43-05:00

Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi in the South Seas (1959) Trans. Gerry Bothmer Illus. Louis S. Glanzman Pippi kicks ass. Really. She stands out. Sure, a lot of the heroines I’ve been spending time with this summer are spunky. S’why I liked them. Whether it was Ramoma adding whiskers and a tail

Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi in the South Seas (1959)2014-03-14T19:52:43-05:00

Mary Norton’s The Borrowers Afloat (1959)

2014-03-14T19:36:08-05:00

Mary Norton's The Borrowers Afloat (1959) Illus. Beth and Joe Krush Harcourt Inc, 1990 It was Mrs. May who first told Kate about the borrowers (although it wasn't Mrs. May who had seen them, but her brother, when he was still alive, and just a boy). It's possible she doesn't

Mary Norton’s The Borrowers Afloat (1959)2014-03-14T19:36:08-05:00
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