The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter


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Review: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

By on March 25, 2016

“There is a striking resemblance between the act of love and the ministrations of a torturer,” opined my husband’s favourite poet; I had learned something of the nature of that similarity on my marriage bed. And now my taper showed me the outlines of a rack. There was also…

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Joli’s Midweek Mix: Volume 3

By on March 23, 2016

I’m back! #BookishMadness was stealing all my time last week, but since we’re not voting again until Thursday, this week has been less crazy….

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Poudlard, Pou du Lard: Reading in French

By on March 22, 2016

So, you guys might not hear from me for a couple of weeks, because:

I’M GOING TO PARIS!

I am so excited for this trip! I…

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Review: The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

By on March 20, 2016

This novel can be described with the following list of very interesting adjectives: quirky, ironic, karmic, squirrelly, political, joyful, maddening, hilarious, emotional, awkward, and even…

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#BookishMadness Round 2 Starts Now!

By on March 19, 2016

Wow, that was a lot of voting in two days to get through Round 1. But we did it, and it’s done! Now we…

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#BookishMadness is here!

By on March 17, 2016

It’s March Madness, but with books!

We’re hosting #BookishMadness with our friend Maggie over at Reading and Musing. You can vote for your favorites throughout the next…

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Review: The Knitter’s Notebook

By on March 15, 2016

Why: This reference book was actually a gift from Literary Quicksand founder, Joli. I was just starting to get back into knitting seriously after…

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What author would you want to have lunch with and why?

By on March 11, 2016

I asked my fellow LQ friends the following question: What author, living or dead, would they want to have lunch with and why?

I know,…

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Review: Knitting (A Novel)

By on March 10, 2016

Why: While browsing the bargain table at Barnes and Noble, the cover of this novel caught my eye. Then, as a knitter myself, the…

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Joli’s Midweek Mix: Volume 2

By on March 9, 2016

It’s time again for my midweek mix of (mostly) bookish links to stuff n’ things! What did you find interesting this week?

40 Great Books…

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