Magpie Monthly — July 2015

Magpie Witch by LiaSelinaI’m decidedly taken with the image above, Magpie Witch by LiaSelena, and I figured it was a grand header image for a Magpie Monthly. (Via) Read on for other shiny bits & bobbles that caught my eye recently.

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Mini Book Reviews

A boy sits amid the ruins of a London bookshop following an air raid

A boy sits amid the ruins of a London bookshop following an air raid

I’m going to share my thoughts about some of the books I’ve read recently, though I should be preparing the syllabus for my summer class that starts next week. I hope you will forgive me for at lest one of these things. These reviews are for novels, novellas, and short-story collections that particularly struck me in my sabbatical reading, and so I highly recommend all of them (the order below is pretty random). Perhaps in another post I’ll share some of my recommendations from the tons of graphic novels I’ve also been reading, if anyone’s interested. Given my devotion to the miniature, be not surprised at the lengths of these reviews.

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Magpie Monthly — June 2015

Here I am again, trying out something different–a monthly magpie post. Above is a video of an Australian magpie (Sqwark) and a pup (Whiskey) playing in the yard. Irredeemably cute. Many thanks to Laura, who recently re-linked to this video on Facebook and reminded me of it.

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Mini Magpie Monday

magpie 2015-03-02Here I am, attempting another Magpie Monday in miniature form.

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Mini Magpie Monday

il_340x270.374868572_4lz2I’ve not done a proper Magpie Monday in quite a while, so I thought I’d try something short. A miniature Magpie Monday, if you will.

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