Mortal Love Discussion

I wanted to write a final post about our October book selection, but I find that my words can not do it justice.  Mortal Love is a complicated book.  I think Elizabeth Hand captured something elusive and beautiful in her work and when I try to write about it, I am struck by how woefully…
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The Green Girl

If you are reading Mortal Love along with us, you may have noticed that part one of  the book is titled The Green Girl.  It strikes me as such a perfect phrase when dealing with anything that even remotely alludes to the Pre-Raphaelites.  This post isn’t really about Mortal Love, I’ll save that for later….
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Pre-Raphaelite Reading Project: Mortal Love

 I hope you’ll like the October selection for the Pre-Raphaelite Reading Project.  It’s time for a modern book.  For those of you new to the reading project, we alternate classic books with modern ones. Mortal Love is an unusual novel by Elizabeth Hand.  This is the first time I’ve selected a book that I’ve read…
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Pre-Raphaelite Reading Project: Le Morte d’Arthur

For the next selection of the Pre-Raphaelite Reading Project, I’ve chosen a work that inspired many Pre-Raphaelite pieces and captured the Victorian imagination:  Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur. We all know the Arthurian tales, they are embedded in our culture.  Every few years it seems as if Hollywood gives us a slick new version of…
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The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry

Synopsis:  “London, 1876. The painter Amos Roselli is in love with his life-long friend and model, the beautiful Daphne – and she with him – until one day she is discovered by another man, a powerful and wealthy industrialist. What will happen when Daphne realises she has sacrificed her happiness to a loveless marriage? What…
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July Book Selection: The Arrow Chest

This marks the first modern selection for the Pre-Raphaelite Reading Project. I intend to alternate modern and classic selections, so please send me a message if you have a book suggestion. For the month of July, we’re reading The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry.  Read at your own pace, but please feel free to join…
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Pre-Raphaelite Reading Project: Sidonia the Sorceress

My final post about Sidonia the Sorceress is long overdue and I apologize.  I’m sure you can understand that our home life has been through a major upheaval since Tony’s accident.  It’s been a month now and we haven’t seen much progress — still waiting for his leg to heal enough to have the second…
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Immersed in Sidonia

I’m still reading Sidonia the Sorceress and am actually surprised at how much I’m enjoying it.  I spent most of the weekend reading and jotting down a few notes for a future blog post. And then the unthinkable happened. Sunday night, my husband had a horrible wreck on his motorcycle.  I’m grateful for the neighbors…
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Pre-Raphaelite Inspired Reading: Sidonia the Sorceress

In order to delve deeper into my Pre-Raphaelite interest, I’ve decided to devote some time to reading works that inspired the Pre-Raphaelites.  If you’d like to read along with me, I’d be delighted.  I adore a good book discussion! My first selection is Sidonia the Sorceress.  Unable to find a decently priced paperback, I’ve downloaded…
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