When I say “King Arthur,” what do you picture? A very English-looking knight, confidently receiving a sword from the most reliable of kingmakers: strange women living in lakes. Or maybe he’s being followed by his trusty coconut-wielding squire as he debates the ability of load-bearing sparrows with a French knight (heavy on the k and gh). But what … More What is Medievalism?
I just came across this book blog meme created by Lisa over at Bookshelf Fantasies. It’s about the books you want to read but never got to even though they’re already sitting right on your shelf. Considering the umpteen boxes that my wife and I carted from Oregon to Georgia, I thought it was a … More Shelf Control with Umberto Eco
Where are the snows of yester-year? The earth is dancing the dance of Macabré; at times it seems to me that the Danube is crowded with ships loaded with fools going toward a dark place. All I can do now is be silent. O quam salubre, quam iucundum et suave est sedere in solitudine et … More Eternal Light for Umberto Eco
Book wishes. We all have them. Maybe you wish you could meet an author or that a series had never ended, especially due to author existence failure… Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s post is about the wishes I would ask the book genie to grant me. … More Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Wishes for the Book Genie
Br. Monday is pretty shaken up after barely escaping the bandit attack last week, so the abbas decided that he needed a retreat. Until he gets back, here’s a list of his adventures so far: 1. Milosz and the Monk In Br. Monday’s absence, we learned how a modern monk met the poet Czeslaw Milosz. … More The Continued Adventures of Br. Monday
A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. … More Favorite First Sentences